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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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Act Two on College Football’s Biggest Stage: How will it end?

By Tyler Fenwick & Michael Whitlow | @Ty_Fenwick & @couldbelikemike

TAMPA, Fla. – When the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers meet Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, the teams will create a rare matchup in the history of college football. For the second consecutive season, the two top-ranked […]

No. 1 in the country, but not satisfied

By Michael Whitlow | @couldbelikemike

Sports Capital Journalism Program

TAMPA, Fla. — In last season’s College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T the Alabama defense was torched for 478 total yards and four touchdown passes by Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Alabama still won the game because that’s what Alabama does.

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