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Michigan State unable to solve Alabama in season-ending Cotton Bowl loss

Michigan State center Jack Allen reacts in the final minutes of the Cotton Bowl loss to Alabama on Dec. 31 in Arlington, Texas. Alabama won 38-0 to advance to the championship game. (AP Photo | Tony Gutierrez)

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ARLINGTON, Texas – They thought they knew the […]

Michigan State seniors’ lasting legacy much more than Cotton Bowl rout

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ARLINGTON, Texas – They had not envisioned an exit quite like this. The Michigan State Spartans slowly, silently made their way to the locker room at AT&T Stadium. A night that had begun with the possibility of passing through a threshold and heading toward the College […]

Moment to moment, Michigan State seeks a chance for a championship

Michigan State players celebrate their improbable win on a blocked punt against Michigan on Oct. 17. (Photo courtesy Michigan State Athletics)

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

DALLAS – The day before the greatest challenge of his coaching career, the College Football Playoff Semifinal against Alabama, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio […]

Alabama’s stunt double quarterbacks prepare a punishing defense

Alabama backup quarterbacks Blake Barnett (6) and David Cornwell (12) take reps during spring camp. (Photo courtesy Alabama Athletics)

By Jessica Wimsatt | @Jessica_Wimsatt Sports Capital Journalism Program

ARLINGTON, Texas — Alabama backup quarterbacks David Cornwell and Blake Barnett have a job that comes with a bounty of bumps and bruises. As Alabama created […]

Center Jack Allen sets tone for Michigan State as leader in trenches

Michigan State center Jack Allen (66) looks to protect quarterback Connor Cook during the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 5 in Indianapolis. (Photo courtesy Michigan State)

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

DALLAS – In normal circumstances throughout Michigan State’s remarkable football season, the first player to touch the ball […]