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Reflections on Arizona: The fondest memories aren’t about the game

Zach Wagner (right) and Frank Gogola at the media hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

It wasn’t until I was on the plane ride back to Indianapolis that I realized that the fondest memories I carried from the previous five days in Arizona had very little to do with the game that took place between Alabama […]

Reflections on Arizona: Waking up at 6 a.m. … never felt so good

Frank Gogola (right) and Zach Wagner preparing before the start of Media Day on Jan. 9.

Saying goodbye to the College Football Playoff National Championship was tougher than just leaving sunny and 65-degree Arizona for Indianapolis’ frigid 8-degree weather and having to scrape an inch and a half of snow and ice off my […]

IUPUI sports journalism program to study diversity in football hiring at NCAA Division I schools

INDIANAPOLIS — A new study by the Sports Capital Journalism Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will examine the role of diversity in hiring college head football coaches.

The Football Hiring Report Card will evaluate the hiring processes for job vacancies among all Division I NCAA institutions that are classified in the Football Bowl Subdivision or the […]

Sports Innovation Institute at IUPUI to help Indianapolis become entrepreneurial hub for sports

INDIANAPOLIS — Did you send a “woohoo!” tweet about the Big 10 Championship football game that took place in Indianapolis?

If you did, it — along with every other tweet that mentioned the event — was collected on behalf of the recently launched Sports Innovation Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the first university effort […]

Alabama’s Nick Saban downplays legacy, looks to future

Alabama head coach Nick Saban poses with the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy on Jan. 12, the day after winning his fifth overall title and fourth in seven seasons at Alabama. (Photo by Malcolm Moran)

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – In the crimson afterglow of a […]