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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 […]

Last-second heroics give Clemson a national title

By Tyler Fenwick | @Ty_Fenwick

Sports Capital Journalism Program

TAMPA, Fla. — And they say sequels aren’t as good.

The 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T will be remembered as the game Deshaun Watson and the Clemson Tigers got back at the Alabama Crimson Tide for beating them in the same game […]

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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Postcard from Tampa: A tribute to a relentless friend

The stories usually had to do with work. Of course they did. For Steve Ellis seemed to be in a perpetual state of work.

He documented the dramatic rise of the Florida State Seminoles for the Tallahassee Democrat, not just with distinction, but with a relentless attention to detail that was rarely seen in the […]

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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