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Weekly Roundup: January 16 – January 22

Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) of the Los Angeles Times examines how increasing ticket prices are making life difficult for Los Angeles Dodgers fans.

Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) of Sports Illustrated chronicles the relationship between Bill Belichick and Nick Saban and how their mutual respect for each other has benefitted them.

Brendan Savage (@BrendanSavage) of MLive.com eulogizes Phil […]

After a Decade of Alabama Frustration, Saban Creates a Dynasty

By Joe Spears | @joe_spears7

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA — Nick Saban walked off the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as the coach of a national champion for the sixth time.

Before Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide completed their come-from-behind, 26-23 overtime victory over the Georgia Bulldogs, only one coach in the modern history of college […]

How Saban’s Risk Became Alabama’s Reward

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA – With his Alabama Crimson Tide trailing, 13-0, at halftime of the College Football Playoff National Championship and the Georgia Bulldogs in position to take control of the game, many successful college coaches would not have had the conviction to make the decision that Alabama’s […]

An Unlikely Star Leads an Unforgettable Comeback

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA — DeVonta Smith hauled in a 41-yard strike from Tua Tagovailoa, just before his body crossed the goal line, to complete one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Smith threw a hand in the air as he sprinted, […]

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 […]