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Posted on January 13th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

By Meghan Rominger | @MeghanRominger Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — As a high school quarterback dreaming of one day making it big, Georgia’s Stetson Bennett IV was aware of his strengths, the areas of his game that needed improvement, and the weaknesses that scouts and teams couldn’t easily overlook. On the shorter side for …

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Posted on January 12th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

By Zach Powell | @ZiggidyZach_ Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Three days of discussions among members of the College Football Playoff management committee concluded on Monday without any consensus on how an expansion of the four-team field could be executed. More than six months after a 12-team field was proposed, ten conference commissioners plus …

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Posted on January 11th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

By Jordan Morey | @JordanAMorey Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — As the Heisman Trophy winner’s pass sailed down the left sideline, Georgia coach Kirby Smart experienced Déjà Vu. Smart wasn’t taken back to the bludgeoning the Bulldogs received in the Southeastern Conference Championship game against Alabama last month. Nor did he go back to …

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Posted on January 10th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

By Meghan Rominger | @MeghanRominger Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — Footballs whizzing through the air, Bulldog and Crimson Tide branded Indy cars, and Dr. Pepper pong: there was no shortage of football-themed fun this weekend at the Playoff Fan Central event at the Indiana Convention Center. Georgia and Alabama fans, along with some neutral …

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Posted on January 9th, 2022 by Malcolm Moran

By Jordan Morey | @JordanAMorey Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — Growing up in small-town southern Georgia, Stetson Bennett IV would often listen to old clips on YouTube of Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Larry Munson calling Bulldogs football games. Bennett wasn’t born until 18 years after the University of Georgia claimed its last national championship, but it …

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Posted on November 3rd, 2021 by Malcolm Moran

We gathered at a hotel just outside of Dallas to get an inside look at how the College Football Playoff committee selects its top 25 each week, seeds each team and slots the four-team playoff and New Year’s Six Bowls. We sat in the same meeting room the committee uses each fall, complete with individual …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2019 in 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by rgeneral

By Justin Byers | @Justin_A_Byers Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Jonah Williams has set out to prove that a measurement doesn’t indicate his ability to make plays on the football field. Williams, a unanimous first-team All-American offensive tackle for the University of Alabama team that reached the championship game of the College Football Playoff …

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

Watching the first five minutes of the 2019 College Football National Championship produce 21 combined points, I sat back in awe. I’ve been lucky enough to cover college football for the past five years, but I’d never seen a game start, or finish, quite like this one. After the roller-coaster-like first several drives my advisor, …

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Posted on January 6th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

Josh Roller | @Roller_01 Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Josh Roller, writing for Newsday, discusses the familiarity Alabama and Clemson share as they prepare to meet in the national championship for the third time in four years at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Read the full story here.  

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