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Posted on January 7th, 2018 in 2017-18 College Football Playoff National Championship by Mark Alewine

By Joe Spears | @joe_spears7 Sports Capital Journalism Program ATLANTA – In January, 1996, Grambling State coaching legend Eddie Robinson and his grandson Eddie Robinson III were among those in attendance at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., watching Nebraska produce one of the most overwhelming championship victories in the modern history of major college …

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Posted on January 7th, 2018 in 2017-18 College Football Playoff National Championship by Mark Alewine

At the end of the fall semester I was turning in a paper for Professor Chris Lamb’s Media and Society Seminar in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at IUPUI. The paper described how Eddie Robinson changed college football through decades of work molding generations of Grambling State Tigers, and how he continues to …

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Posted on January 6th, 2018 in 2017-18 College Football Playoff National Championship by Mark Alewine

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate assistant Jon Sauber, writing for Newsday, described how Georgia senior running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel became the most prolific duo in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history as they led the Bulldogs to a Rose Bowl victory and a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship …

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Posted on January 5th, 2018 in 2017-18 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber Sports Capital Journalism Program ATLANTA — Thanks to a title game featuring two Southeastern Conference teams, Alabama and Georgia, speculation about an expansion beyond a four-team field has dominated discussion about the College Football Playoff. That speculation was put to rest on Friday by Bill Hancock, its director. “[The current …

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Posted on January 2nd, 2018 in 2018 College Football Playoff, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Sarah Bahr | @smbahr14 Sports Capital Journalism Program PASADENA, Calif. — Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter couldn’t stop smiling. “It all happened so fast,” he said of the first blocked field goal of his career, the moment that soon led to a historic victory. Carter stood in the hallway outside the Georgia locker room at …

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Posted on January 1st, 2018 in 2018 College Football Playoff, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

If you stuck your nose into a cupboard-under-the-stairs-sized closet with all the world’s flower shops crowded inside, then inhaled for a solid 60 seconds, you’d have a pretty good idea of what Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade smells like. Roses mingled with magnolias alongside asters bundled with buttercups. After passing by one particularly fragrant float …

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Posted on January 1st, 2018 by Jonathan Sauber

The preservation of the walk down the hill might just be the best decision the College Football Playoff made. The walk takes place soon after 10 a.m. Pacific on New Year’s Day, except when January 1 falls on a Sunday and the celebration steps off on Monday. For all the technical wonders that television has …

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Posted on December 31st, 2017 in 2018 College Football Playoff, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Sarah Bahr and Alaa Abdeldaiem | @smbahr14 @Abdeldaiem_Alaa PASADENA, Calif. – The 104th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual will feature programs appearing for just the second time in their histories. Oklahoma, which won here in 2003, and Georgia, which won 75 years ago, will meet in a semifinal of the College Football …

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Posted on December 30th, 2017 in 2018 College Football Playoff, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Sarah Bahr | @smbahr14 Sports Capital Journalism Program LOS ANGELES — When freshman Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm takes the field New Year’s Day in Rose Bowl Stadium to the roar of thousands of screaming fans, he doesn’t expect to feel nervous. Pitching in front of 30,000 fans in the Little League World Series tends …

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