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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, […]

On a Championship Weekend, a Trip to the Hall of Fame

I was giddy.

That’s how I was feeling as I walked down Andrew Young International Boulevard from my hotel in downtown Atlanta to the College Football Hall of Fame. The unusual 32-degree weather had the locals bundled up, and the looks I got as I walked down the street were priceless. While they were shivering […]

Postcard from Pasadena: You Are Now Entering The Twilight Zone

“Attention media: This is the first-ever overtime game in Rose Bowl history.”

The announcement carried through the Rose Bowl Stadium press box as reporters grabbed stat sheets, refilled coffees and prepared to type like hell as they readied for overtime.

After Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield’s first-half marches down the field gashed Georgia to the […]

In First Overtime Rose Bowl, Defense Wins Day for Dawgs

By Sarah Bahr | @smbahr14

Sports Capital Journalism Program

PASADENA, Calif. — Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter couldn’t stop smiling.

“It all happened so fast,” he said of the first blocked field goal of his career, the moment that soon led to a historic victory.

Carter stood in the hallway outside the Georgia locker room at […]

Two Quarterbacks In Search of a Championship

By Sarah Bahr | @smbahr14

Sports Capital Journalism Program

LOS ANGELES — When freshman Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm takes the field New Year’s Day in Rose Bowl Stadium to the roar of thousands of screaming fans, he doesn’t expect to feel nervous.

Pitching in front of 30,000 fans in the Little League World Series tends […]