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Evolution of a Champion: Clemson’s climb to an elite level

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Clemson Tigers have been a part of the College Football Playoff for the past four straight seasons and have compiled a 55-4 record in that span. When coach Dabo Swinney took over the program midway through the 2008 season, it had […]

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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Weekly Roundup: March 6 – March 19

Kevin Armstrong (@KevinGArmstrong) of the New York Daily News explains why scandal is nothing new to New York City hoops.

Mike DeCourcy (@tsnmike) of Sporting News details Steph Curry’s breakout performance in the 2008 NCAA Tournament.

Barry Svrluga (@BarrySvrluga) of The Washington Post looks at how Dan Hurley and Bobby Hurley reaching the tournament is […]

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 […]

Mayfield’s ‘Wild Ride’ Ends With Heartbreak in Rose Bowl Thriller

By Alaa Abdeldaiem | @Abdeldaiem_Alaa

PASADENA, Calif. –– The second he heard the sound, he knew.

The second he saw it––the ball flying sideways, flat, short and too far to the right––it took no time at all for Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield to realize the reality that was settling in.

The game had […]