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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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How Saban’s Risk Became Alabama’s Reward

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA – With his Alabama Crimson Tide trailing, 13-0, at halftime of the College Football Playoff National Championship and the Georgia Bulldogs in position to take control of the game, many successful college coaches would not have had the conviction to make the decision that Alabama’s […]

For Ridleys, Tears and Congratulations

By Joe Spears | @joe_spears7

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA — Riley Ridley sat in his locker in quiet disbelief.

The sophomore receiver had just played the best game of his young career at the University of Georgia. Coming into the College Football Playoff National Championship, Ridley had eight receptions for 136 yards this season, […]

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 […]