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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 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 April 2nd, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Mike Harley | @mhar3481 Sports Capital Journalism Program MINNEAPOLIS — The Connecticut Huskies held off defending national champion Stanford Friday night at the Target Center, defeating the Cardinal 63-58 to advance to the national championship game against South Carolina on Sunday. Despite UConn’s 19 turnovers, including eight in the fourth quarter alone, the Huskies …

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Posted on April 1st, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's College Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Michael Harley | @mhar3481 Sports Capital Journalism Program MINNEAPOLIS – A showdown between two national powerhouses will take place Friday night in the second semifinal game of the NCAA Women’s Final Four. The Connecticut Huskies will meet the defending national champion Stanford Cardinal at the Target Center. UConn (29-5) is making its 22nd Final …

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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 April 4th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Alex Burr | @alexburr4 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – There were 3.3 seconds left in overtime in the national semifinal between undefeated Gonzaga and UCLA, and more and more it appeared a spot in the championship game would be decided by another overtime. Johnny Juzang of the Bruins had made a layup off …

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Posted on March 29th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Devin Voss | @DevinVoss23 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — It has been five years since Isaiah White started his collegiate basketball career at Salt Lake Community College. While White helped lead Damien High School to a 25-6 record as a senior, he picked up little to no interest from recruiters, forcing him to …

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Posted on March 29th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

Editor’s Note: Writing for NCAA.com, Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate student Jordan Morey created a statistical analysis of the UCLA overtime victory over Alabama that advanced the Bruins to the Elite 8 of the NCAA basketball tournament. https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2021-03-29/32-surprising-numbers-uclas-unlikely-run-elite-eight

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Posted on March 28th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Devin Voss | @DevinVoss23 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – As the Oregon State Beavers extended their unexpected journey, coach Wayne Tinkle’s response to a question helps explain how his team is making history. “Somebody asked me if I was going to be satisfied,” Tinkle said. “Kind of challenged me. You probably are satisfied …

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