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Clemson the choice in third title meeting with Alabama

By Robby General and Josh Roller | @rgeneraljr @Roller_01

SAN JOSE, Calif. – For the third time in four years, Alabama and Clemson will meet in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. The teams split their previous two championship meetings, with Alabama winning in 2016 and Clemson in 2017. Alabama holds a 2-1 advantage […]

California’s Murphy completes a backstroke sweep

By Ryan Gregory

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — The last day of the Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships will never be forgotten for California senior Ryan Murphy. His collegiate career ended with a record-tying eight NCAA championships.

Murphy came from behind to defeat John Shebat of Texas to win the 200 backstroke […]

Cal’s Murphy seeks to complete backstroke history

By Jared McMurry

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Murphy has gotten used to this winning thing.

On Friday, the California senior achieved a special place in the history of the NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships when he won the 100 backstroke final with an effort of 43.99 seconds at the […]

Stanford wins championship title, sends senior Lia Neal out on top

By Jared McMurry

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Stanford used strong performances from Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel in the final day of the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships to pull away from California 526.5-366 and win its first national title since 1998.

Ledecky and Manuel joined teammates Janet Hu and […]

Osman, Comerford earn first individual NCAA titles

By Jared McMurry

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Champions at last.

California’s Farida Osman and Louisville’s Mallory Comerford each reached the top of the podium as individuals for the first time Friday during the third day of the NCAA Women’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championship.

Osman overcame a slow start in the […]