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Posted on February 27th, 2020 in 2020 NFL Scouting Combine by Malcolm Moran

By Andrew Thomison | @Andrew_Thomison Sports Capital Journalism Program Former Louisiana State linebacker Patrick Queen was at his best during the most important moments of a championship season. The only interception of his college career helped the Tigers take a 20-point halftime lead at Alabama in the biggest victory of the season to that point. …

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Posted on January 8th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

By Robby General | @rgeneraljr Sports Capital Journalism Program SAN JOSE, Calif. – You couldn’t wipe the smile away from Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney’s face. Standing at midfield surrounded by reporters, fans and a seemingly endless stream of orange and purple confetti falling within Levi’s Stadium, he gave an elated postgame speech.

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Posted on January 8th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01 Sports Capital Journalism Program SAN JOSE, Calif. – Two years ago, Bill Clark did not have a football team. The University of Alabama at Birmingham had disbanded the program for financial reasons in 2015, after Clark had coached the Blazers to a 6-6 record in his first season. The role …

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Posted on January 8th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Robby General, writing for Newsday, highlights how Clemson stunned Alabama 44-16 in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship with the help of true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence.  Read full story here.

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Posted on January 15th, 2018 in Weekly Roundup by Jonathan Sauber

Steve Rushin (@SteveRushin) of Sports Illustrated looks at what the Minnesota Vikings’ miraculous victory over the New Orleans Saints meant to fans of the Vikings. Kelley L. Carter (@KelleyLCarter) of ESPN’s The Undefeated details how Serena and Venus Williams are changing everything by changing how the world views black women. Pat Forde (@YahooForde) of Yahoo …

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“How did I get here?” The thought kept crossing my mind as the streamers fell and confetti pelted me from all sides. I was standing on the sideline as Alabama players celebrated following Tua Tagovailoa’s 41-yard, game-winning touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith in overtime of the College Football Playoff National Championship. Alabama players and coaches …

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By Joe Spears | @joe_spears7 Sports Capital Journalism Program ATLANTA — Nick Saban walked off the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as the coach of a national champion for the sixth time. Before Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide completed their come-from-behind, 26-23 overtime victory over the Georgia Bulldogs, only one coach in the modern history of college …

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By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber Sports Capital Journalism Program ATLANTA – With his Alabama Crimson Tide trailing, 13-0, at halftime of the College Football Playoff National Championship and the Georgia Bulldogs in position to take control of the game, many successful college coaches would not have had the conviction to make the decision that Alabama’s …

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By Joe Spears | @joe_spears7 Sports Capital Journalism Program ATLANTA — Riley Ridley sat in his locker in quiet disbelief. The sophomore receiver had just played the best game of his young career at the University of Georgia. Coming into the College Football Playoff National Championship, Ridley had eight receptions for 136 yards this season, …

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