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Clemson looks forward following national title

By Robby General | @rgeneraljr

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. – You couldn’t wipe the smile away from Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney’s face.

Standing at midfield surrounded by reporters, fans and a seemingly endless stream of orange and purple confetti falling within Levi’s Stadium, he gave an elated postgame speech.

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Evolution of a Champion: Clemson’s climb to an elite level

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Clemson Tigers have been a part of the College Football Playoff for the past four straight seasons and have compiled a 55-4 record in that span. When coach Dabo Swinney took over the program midway through the 2008 season, it had […]

UAB’s Bill Clark wins Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Two years ago, Bill Clark did not have a football team.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham had disbanded the program for financial reasons in 2015, after Clark had coached the Blazers to a 6-6 record in his first season. The role […]

The end of perfection, start of Alabama’s long trip home

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The faces of dejection had just walked through a cloud of orange and blue confetti. There were Alabama players, at the end of a championship night that could have been a coronation for a decade-long dynasty, sitting in their uniforms staring at […]

CFP championship game: Clemson capitalizes on mistakes, dominates Alabama for second crown in three years

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Robby General, writing for Newsday, highlights how Clemson stunned Alabama 44-16 in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship with the help of true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

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