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Posted on January 9th, 2024 in 2024 College Football Playoff by Malcolm Moran

By Mitch Friesenborg Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — Michigan made College Football Playoff history Monday night on the way to claiming its first national championship since 1997 and the first outright title since 1948. Wolverine running backs Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards overwhelmed the Washington defense, and the team’s total of 303 rushing yards …

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Posted on January 9th, 2024 in 2024 College Football Playoff by Malcolm Moran

By Andrew Thomison | @Andrew_Thomison Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON – True to the end of a season that became perfect forever, the Michigan Wolverines led from start to finish in a 34-13 victory over the Washington Huskies to win the school’s 12th national championship, the first since 1997 and their first outright title since …

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Posted on January 8th, 2024 in 2024 College Football Playoff by Malcolm Moran

(Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism students Andrew Thomison and Mitch Friesenborg are covering the College Football Playoff National Championship at NRG Stadium in Houston. Here are their predictions for the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies.)   The meeting between Kalen DeBoer’s Washington Huskies and Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines could have the makings …

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Posted on January 8th, 2024 in 2024 College Football Playoff by Malcolm Moran

By Mitch Friesenborg Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON – For the first time in the history of both programs, the Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies have 14 victories in perfect seasons that will be defined on Monday night at NRG Stadium in the College Football Playoff National Championship. After cathartic, narrow victories on January 1 …

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Posted on January 8th, 2024 in 2024 College Football Playoff by Malcolm Moran

By Mitch Friesenborg Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON – The awareness and presence of mind that has come to represent the defensive unit of the Michigan Wolverines was on display on November 25, the day Michigan met the Ohio State Buckeyes in the most important moment of its season to that point. With Michigan holding …

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Posted on January 7th, 2024 in 2024 College Football Playoff by Malcolm Moran

HOUSTON – IUPUI graduate students Mitch Friesenborg and Andrew Thomison will cover the College Football Playoff National Championship for the Sports Capital Journalism Center website Monday night. When Michigan and Washington, the top two teams in the nation, meet at NRG Stadium, Friesenborg and Thomison will extend an IUPUI journalism tradition that began more than …

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Posted on January 7th, 2024 in 2024 College Football Playoff by Malcolm Moran

By Andrew Thomison | @Andrew_Thomison Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON – Before the University of Washington’s climb to a game for the College Football Playoff National Championship, after a series of injuries that once threatened a dynamic talent, the foundation for the success of Michael Penix Jr. was established when he gained the trust of …

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Posted on December 3rd, 2023 in 2023 Big Ten Championship Football Game by Malcolm Moran

By Andrew Thomison | @Andrew_Thomison Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — “Who has it any better than us?” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said once more, after his Wolverines won their third consecutive Big Ten football championship, defeating Iowa 26-0. In a perfect season marked by a pair of suspensions of the coach, including the conference-imposed …

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Posted on December 3rd, 2023 in 2023 Big Ten Championship Football Game by Malcolm Moran

By Mitch Friesenborg Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – After a long, difficult walk in the belly of Lucas Oil Stadium, Iowa sophomore quarterback Deacon Hill told his teammates he loved them. The Hawkeyes had just gotten shellacked by Michigan 26-0 in the Big Ten Football Championship Game. For these Hawkeyes, it was a natural …

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