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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

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01 Sports Capital Journalism Program SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The faces of dejection had just walked through a cloud of orange and blue confetti. There were Alabama players, at the end of a championship night that could have been a coronation for a decade-long dynasty, sitting in their uniforms staring at …

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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 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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Posted on January 23rd, 2018 in Weekly Roundup by Jonathan Sauber

Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) of the Los Angeles Times examines how increasing ticket prices are making life difficult for Los Angeles Dodgers fans. Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) of Sports Illustrated chronicles the relationship between Bill Belichick and Nick Saban and how their mutual respect for each other has benefitted them. Brendan Savage (@BrendanSavage) of MLive.com eulogizes Phil …

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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 Jon Sauber | @JonSauber Sports Capital Journalism Program ATLANTA — DeVonta Smith hauled in a 41-yard strike from Tua Tagovailoa, just before his body crossed the goal line, to complete one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Smith threw a hand in the air as he sprinted, …

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Posted on January 10th, 2017 in 2016-17 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by jackcarn

Before Clemson’s Deshaun Watson stuck one final imaginary arrow in his bow, the signature celebration in a remarkable college career that ended with the last-second victory over Alabama, I looked up at the scoreboard and then looked around at the record 74,512 fans in attendance at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. “I did it,” I …

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