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Postcard from Dallas: The grind of being a professional media member

Entering the College Football Playoff Semifinal as a student media member covering a national event, I didn’t know what to expect. While I have always been treated well as a member of student media, the ‘student’ title has often meant I didn’t get quite all the bells and whistles that professional media members are accustomed […]

Postcard from Dallas: An ‘experience like no other’

The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic was still several hours away when colleague Jessica Wimsatt and I headed from the press box at the top of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to the artificial surface for a pre-game video analysis. When we were finished, we returned to the elevator to make the discovery that here was […]

Alabama rides ‘The Process’ to College Football Playoff National Championship

By Jessica Wimsatt | @Jessica_Wimsatt

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ARLINGTON, Texas — After Alabama’s overwhelming victory in the 80th annual Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, a tractor-trailer with a defining message sat parked in a corridor in AT&T Stadium just outside the Alabama locker room. The back doors were open, ready for loading for the trip […]

Michigan State unable to solve Alabama in season-ending Cotton Bowl loss

Michigan State center Jack Allen reacts in the final minutes of the Cotton Bowl loss to Alabama on Dec. 31 in Arlington, Texas. Alabama won 38-0 to advance to the championship game. (AP Photo | Tony Gutierrez)

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ARLINGTON, Texas – They thought they knew the […]

Alabama savors Cotton Bowl win, knows business isn’t finished yet

By Jessica Wimsatt | @Jessica_Wimsatt

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ARLINGTON, Texas –When the clock in AT&T Stadium hit zero, people across the nation were patiently waiting to start their midnight celebrations, but Alabama’s celebration had already started.

Since the first day of 2015, after a College Football Playoff Semifinal loss to Ohio State, Alabama […]