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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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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 […]

The end of perfection, start of Alabama’s long trip home

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The faces of dejection had just walked through a cloud of orange and blue confetti. There were Alabama players, at the end of a championship night that could have been a coronation for a decade-long dynasty, sitting in their uniforms staring at […]

CFP championship game: Clemson capitalizes on mistakes, dominates Alabama for second crown in three years

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Robby General, writing for Newsday, highlights how Clemson stunned Alabama 44-16 in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship with the help of true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence. 

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Alabama, Clemson plenty familiar with each other ahead of third meeting in CFP title game

Josh Roller | @Roller_01

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Josh Roller, writing for Newsday, discusses the familiarity Alabama and Clemson share as they prepare to meet in the national championship for the third time in four years at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

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