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After a challenging season, Houston’s Oliver working toward draft day

By Justin Byers | @Justin_A_Byers

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — A year ago, Ed Oliver, the 2017 Outland Trophy winner from the University of Houston, was the anticipated number one overall pick of the 2018 National Football League Draft. Now, Oliver is not a clear-cut favorite to be a top pick.

“People have me […]

Defensive line candidates include Outland Trophy Winners

By Kris Norton | @CKrisNorton

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — If a National Football League team’s primary concern is having a premier quarterback, its secondary need is chasing down the opponent’s signal caller. With average NFL scoring at an all-time high, defensive talent is needed now more than ever.

Of the 32 players that […]

Leading wide receivers could fill a need for the Colts

By Kris Norton | @CKrisNorton

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — If the 2018 season for the Indianapolis Colts was all about Andrew Luck’s return to throwing footballs, then 2019 can be expected to be about who he will be targeting.

Outside of Pro Bowler T.Y. Hilton, the only wide receivers under contract for 2019 […]

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 […]

Postcard from Grapevine: The Pressure Of Picking Playoff Teams

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate assistant Robby General served as chair of a College Football Playoff Mock Selection Exercise for student journalists. As the committee finalizes its decisions for the semifinal games, General reflects on his experience in the same room.

As the 13 of us sat back, staring at the final […]