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Postcards from Tampa: When football history is this close

Tyler Fenwick (left) and Michael Whitlow (right) in the Raymond James Stadium auxiliary press box covering the 2016-17 College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Clemson.

Before Clemson’s Deshaun Watson stuck one final imaginary arrow in his bow, the signature celebration in a remarkable college career that ended with the last-second victory over […]

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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Q&A with Jason Kersey

Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Jason Kersey, a reporter for the website SEC Country, was awarded the Steve Ellis/Football Writers Association of America Beat Writer of the Year award at the organization’s annual breakfast on Monday. Kersey was recognized for his work at The Oklahoman in 2015.

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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 […]

Alabama’s Hurts, Sarkisian unlikely leaders on a potentially historic night

By Michael Whitlow | @couldbelikemike

Sports Capital Journalism Program

TAMPA, Fla. — Last year’s meeting between Alabama and Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Presented by AT&T was seen through different lenses by Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts and new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.

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