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College Football Playoff: Dawgs’ dynamic duo digs down deep for one last game

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate assistant Jon Sauber, writing for Newsday, described how Georgia senior running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel became the most prolific duo in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history as they led the Bulldogs to a Rose Bowl victory and a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship […]

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 […]

Behind Fun-Loving Front, Dawgs are Dedicated

By Sarah Bahr | @smbahr14

Sports Capital Journalism Program

LOS ANGELES — What’s the first item on a 242-pound man’s to-do list when he’s dropped in the middle of an 8-year-old girl’s princess-packed paradise?

Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter had Mickey on his mind.

“The first thing I had to do was get my ears,” Carter […]

For the Roses, and a Spot in Atlanta: Who Will Advance?

By Sarah Bahr and Alaa Abdeldaiem | @smbahr14 @Abdeldaiem_Alaa

PASADENA, Calif. – The 104th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual will feature programs appearing for just the second time in their histories. Oklahoma, which won here in 2003, and Georgia, which won 75 years ago, will meet in a semifinal of the College Football […]