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The end of perfection, start of Alabama’s long trip home

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The faces of dejection had just walked through a cloud of orange and blue confetti. There were Alabama players, at the end of a championship night that could have been a coronation for a decade-long dynasty, sitting in their uniforms staring at […]

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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No plans to expand College Football Playoff past four teams

Robby General | @rgeneraljr

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Robby General, writing for Newsday, discusses why the College Football Playoff administration doesn’t have any plans to expand the Playoff past four teams due to its current contract with ESPN. 

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Clemson the choice in third title meeting with Alabama

By Robby General and Josh Roller | @rgeneraljr @Roller_01

SAN JOSE, Calif. – For the third time in four years, Alabama and Clemson will meet in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. The teams split their previous two championship meetings, with Alabama winning in 2016 and Clemson in 2017. Alabama holds a 2-1 advantage […]

College Football Playoff leadership to consider expansion discussion

By Robby General | @rgeneraljr

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Members of the College Football Playoff administration are scheduled to meet on Monday to consider the possibility of discussing future expansion of the four-team event.

The playoff’s governance includes the board of managers, comprised of 11 university presidents and chancellors representing each […]