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Postcard from Pasadena: Hijab and My American Dream

She called me, peppy and excited and full of love, as she usually does each day after coming home.

I’m usually at my apartment in Indianapolis when I answer my mother’s FaceTime calls. This time, though, I was just coming out of media day, preparing for the Rose Bowl story I would write from the […]

Postcard from Pacific Palisades: A Sunset, a Meal and a Decision

It is a truth universally acknowledged that lobster rolls taste better when consumed at sunset on the Malibu coast.

After a day that started at 8 a.m. with Georgia and Oklahoma press conferences, my Sports Capital Journalism Program colleague Alaa Abdeldaiem and I finished our first stories with enough time to squeeze in a surfside […]

Sooners’ Defense Aims to Silence Doubters, Defend Pride

By Alaa Abdeldaiem | @Abdeldaiem_Alaa

Sports Capital Journalism Program

LOS ANGELES –– Ogbonnia Okoronkwo is tired of hearing it.

The senior defensive end is facing a Southeastern Conference opponent in a bowl game for the second straight year, and as his Oklahoma Sooners prepare to take on Georgia at the Rose Bowl Game presented by […]

Students from IUPUI Sports Capital Journalism Program to cover College Football Playoff

INDIANAPOLIS — This is the fourth year of the College Football Playoff, and in Atlanta on Jan. 8, the usual organizations who cover it every year will return — outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today and ESPN.

Put the IUPUI Sports Capital Journalism Program in that group, too.

For the sixth consecutive year […]

Michigan State’s lack of fight leads to an uncharacteristic defeat

By Alaa Abdeldaiem | @Abdeldaiem_Alaa

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — For the second half of Sunday night’s 60-44 Big Ten title game loss against fifth-ranked Maryland, Michigan State’s Suzy Merchant had no answers.

She thought her team had it. For the game’s first two quarters, the coach of the Spartans watched her team limit […]