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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 […]

An Unlikely Star Leads an Unforgettable Comeback

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA — DeVonta Smith hauled in a 41-yard strike from Tua Tagovailoa, just before his body crossed the goal line, to complete one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Smith threw a hand in the air as he sprinted, […]

Last-second heroics give Clemson a national title

By Tyler Fenwick | @Ty_Fenwick

Sports Capital Journalism Program

TAMPA, Fla. — And they say sequels aren’t as good.

The 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T will be remembered as the game Deshaun Watson and the Clemson Tigers got back at the Alabama Crimson Tide for beating them in the same game […]

Minutes from history, Alabama’s lead slips away

By Michael Whitlow | @couldbelikemike

Sports Capital Journalism Program

TAMPA, Fla. — 106-6.

That was Alabama’s record under Nick Saban before Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game Presented by AT&T with a lead at halftime.

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Act Two on College Football’s Biggest Stage: How will it end?

By Tyler Fenwick & Michael Whitlow | @Ty_Fenwick & @couldbelikemike

TAMPA, Fla. – When the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers meet Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, the teams will create a rare matchup in the history of college football. For the second consecutive season, the two top-ranked […]