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Cotton Bowl video preview: What are the keys for Alabama, Michigan State?

Sports Capital Journalism Program students Jessica Wimsatt and Elizabeth Cotter break down the matchup between No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Michigan State. The Crimson Tide and Spartans square off in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 31, 2015, at […]

Moment to moment, Michigan State seeks a chance for a championship

Michigan State players celebrate their improbable win on a blocked punt against Michigan on Oct. 17. (Photo courtesy Michigan State Athletics)

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

DALLAS – The day before the greatest challenge of his coaching career, the College Football Playoff Semifinal against Alabama, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio […]

Center Jack Allen sets tone for Michigan State as leader in trenches

Michigan State center Jack Allen (66) looks to protect quarterback Connor Cook during the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 5 in Indianapolis. (Photo courtesy Michigan State)

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

DALLAS – In normal circumstances throughout Michigan State’s remarkable football season, the first player to touch the ball […]

Successful tailback trio powers Michigan State

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

DALLAS — LJ Scott, Gerald Holmes and Madre London are the three young Michigan State running backs that power the Spartans, competing for touches and starts, but forming a self-described brotherhood that works toward the same goal.

“We’re all brothers,” London said. “We love each other. […]

Sports Capital Journalism Program students to cover College Football Playoff

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff

DALLAS – A pair of students from the Sports Capital Journalism Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will cover the College Football Playoff Semifinal between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Michigan State Spartans in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on New Year’s Eve.

Sports Capital Journalism Program students […]