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Postcard from Dallas: An ‘experience like no other’

The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic was still several hours away when colleague Jessica Wimsatt and I headed from the press box at the top of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to the artificial surface for a pre-game video analysis. When we were finished, we returned to the elevator to make the discovery that here was […]

Michigan State unable to solve Alabama in season-ending Cotton Bowl loss

Michigan State center Jack Allen reacts in the final minutes of the Cotton Bowl loss to Alabama on Dec. 31 in Arlington, Texas. Alabama won 38-0 to advance to the championship game. (AP Photo | Tony Gutierrez)

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ARLINGTON, Texas – They thought they knew the […]

Michigan State seniors’ lasting legacy much more than Cotton Bowl rout

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ARLINGTON, Texas – They had not envisioned an exit quite like this. The Michigan State Spartans slowly, silently made their way to the locker room at AT&T Stadium. A night that had begun with the possibility of passing through a threshold and heading toward the College […]

Cotton Bowl video preview: What’s at stake for Alabama, Michigan State?

Sports Capital Journalism Program students Jessica Wimsatt and Elizabeth Cotter discuss what’s at stake for Alabama and Michigan State in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic preview. The No. 2 Crimson Tide and No. 3 Spartans square off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Dec. 31 at AT&T Stadium in […]

Postcard from Dallas: Savoring the small moments

Elizabeth Cotter speaks with Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten on Dec. 29 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

From AT&T Stadium in Arlington to the media hospitality room in the Omni Dallas Hotel, everything about the College Football Playoff is so grand. Media day was the first time I have ever experienced […]