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Postcard from Santa Clara: An unforgettable season

Watching the first five minutes of the 2019 College Football National Championship produce 21 combined points, I sat back in awe.

I’ve been lucky enough to cover college football for the past five years, but I’d never seen a game start, or finish, quite like this one.

After the roller-coaster-like first several drives my advisor, […]

Postcard from Santa Clara: Feeling Alabama’s anguish, remembering his own

We are leaving the hotel and I am not nervous. We are driving north on the 101 and I am not nervous. But as our car passes an office building and the facade of Levi’s Stadium, with this year’s National Championship logo present on the structure’s west side, my heart skips a beat or two. […]

Clemson looks forward following national title

By Robby General | @rgeneraljr

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. – You couldn’t wipe the smile away from Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney’s face.

Standing at midfield surrounded by reporters, fans and a seemingly endless stream of orange and purple confetti falling within Levi’s Stadium, he gave an elated postgame speech.

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Evolution of a Champion: Clemson’s climb to an elite level

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Clemson Tigers have been a part of the College Football Playoff for the past four straight seasons and have compiled a 55-4 record in that span. When coach Dabo Swinney took over the program midway through the 2008 season, it had […]

UAB’s Bill Clark wins Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Two years ago, Bill Clark did not have a football team.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham had disbanded the program for financial reasons in 2015, after Clark had coached the Blazers to a 6-6 record in his first season. The role […]