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An Unlikely Star Leads an Unforgettable Comeback

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, […]

Four Years Out, Indianapolis Prepares for Another Championship Night

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA – Taking in the weekend of a College Football Playoff National Championship can be an intense experience.

Consuming it to try to improve it?

That’s exactly what Susan Baughman was here to do.

Baughman is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Indiana […]

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.

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