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Ryan Kelly: The ‘heart and soul’ of the Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama center Ryan Kelly points out coverage during an Alabama home game.

Editor’s note: The following story first appeared on the Sports Capital Journalism Website on Jan. 10, 2016. In light of the Indianapolis Colts selecting Ryan Kelly with their 2016 first-round pick, the story has been reposted.  

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner

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Sparty hearty: Michigan State captures Big Ten tournament title

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo addresses Spartans fans while the players hoist the Big Ten tournament championship trophy on March 13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22

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INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine stood face to face with teammate Bryn Forbes with 8.6 seconds […]

Hammons, Purdue push past Michigan for a spot in Big Ten championship game

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Purdue center A.J. Hammons said that one of his biggest goals coming into his senior season was to be remembered as a champion rather than just another great player. After this season’s Big Ten Men’s Defensive Player of the Year and […]

Valentine, Spartans overwhelm Ohio State to reach Big Ten semifinals

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22 

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Three games against Ohio State, three star-studded dominating performances from Michigan State senior and Big Ten Men’s Player of the Year Denzel Valentine. Valentine had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as the second-seeded Spartans defeated No. 7 Ohio […]

Game-winning shot sends Wolverines into Big Ten semifinals, Chatman into Michigan basketball lore

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22 

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – As the ball and the moment arrived all at once, the final seconds disappearing near the end of the Big Ten tournament quarterfinal, Michigan’s Kameron Chatman found himself in unfamiliar territory with a game and potential NCAA bid on the line. […]