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Posted on January 9th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

By Meghan Rominger | @MeghanRominger Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — Growing up in Tuscaloosa, surrounded by the ever-present buzz of the University of Alabama’s football team and its status as an unassailable behemoth on the gridiron, all Brian Robinson Jr. wanted was to play for the Crimson Tide under those bright lights. “Just watching …

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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 March 30th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Devin Voss | @DevinVoss23 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — As the Baylor Bears tossed confetti into the air, cut down the nets, and hoisted their regional trophy following an 81-72 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks in the South Regional championship game Monday night, a certain year continued to be mentioned. 1950. That’s the …

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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 — With less than five seconds left on the clock, Arkansas freshman guard Davonte Davis found the ball in his hands. Just a year ago, Davis led his high school basketball team at Jacksonville to the Arkansas state tournament. With the surge of COVID-19, that …

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Posted on March 27th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Owen Kaelble | @OwenKaelble Sports Capital Journalism Program BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – In a frantic, high scoring second half, the leading scorer in the Southeastern Conference, Cameron Thomas of LSU, made his name known to the nation with 20 points in the second half to lead the Tigers to a 76-61 win over the St. …

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Posted on March 23rd, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

Editor’s Note: Writing for NCAA.com, Sports Capital Journalism Program student Nicole Reitz explains how Michigan’s Chaundee Brown Jr. came off the bench to lift the Wolverines past Louisiana State and into a regional semifinal of the NCAA basketball tournament. https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2021-03-23/how-chaundee-brown-stepped-isaiah-livers-shoes-and-saved-michigans-season

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Posted on March 20th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Caleb Lynn | @CalebLynn1 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — For the No. 3-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks, the sounds in Bankers Life Fieldhouse began to suggest that the game could be slipping away. A pro-Arkansas crowd had temporarily become very quiet. The Raiders of Colgate, Patriot League champions, had taken a 14-point lead in the …

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Posted on March 19th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By David Hayden | @SluggySports Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Colin Castleton knew the moment demanded more. The No. 7-seed Florida Gators had a chance to reach the second round of the NCAA tournament, but for that to happen, the 6-foot-11 junior forward understood what had to be done. “I knew I wasn’t rebounding to …

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