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Championship Predictions: All in for the Dawgs

By Jon Sauber and Joe Spears | @JonSauber @joe_spears7

ATLANTA – The fourth championship game of the College Football Playoff era will be the first to feature teams from the same conference. When the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs meet in Mercedes-Benz Stadium Monday night, in the middle of Southeastern Conference territory, a […]

Alabama’s Linebacking Depth Pushes the Crimson Tide

By Joe Spears | @joe_spears7

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA – As Terrell Lewis walked off the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium favoring his right arm, it appeared clear to the followers of Alabama’s Crimson Tide that they had just lost their promising sophomore linebacker for a significant amount of time.

Lewis came into the 2017 […]

Hard-nosed football will be on display as Alabama, Georgia meet for national championship

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Joe Spears, writing for Newsday, sets the stage for the College Football Playoff National Championship that will become a long-awaited celebration for the Georgia Bulldogs or a coronation for the Nick Saban era at the University of Alabama.

https://www.newsday.com/sports/college/college-football/alabama-georgia-cfp-kirby-smart-nick-saban-1.15974581?utm_content=buffer145e8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

 

Perfect Once More, Frost Becomes Coach of the Year

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 […]

Postcard from Atlanta: A Dinner Table Brings a Paper To Life

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 […]