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Postcard from Dallas: The grind of being a professional media member

Entering the College Football Playoff Semifinal as a student media member covering a national event, I didn’t know what to expect. While I have always been treated well as a member of student media, the ‘student’ title has often meant I didn’t get quite all the bells and whistles that professional media members are accustomed […]

Alabama savors Cotton Bowl win, knows business isn’t finished yet

By Jessica Wimsatt | @Jessica_Wimsatt

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ARLINGTON, Texas –When the clock in AT&T Stadium hit zero, people across the nation were patiently waiting to start their midnight celebrations, but Alabama’s celebration had already started.

Since the first day of 2015, after a College Football Playoff Semifinal loss to Ohio State, Alabama […]

Cotton Bowl video preview: What’s at stake for Alabama, Michigan State?

Sports Capital Journalism Program students Jessica Wimsatt and Elizabeth Cotter discuss what’s at stake for Alabama and Michigan State in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic preview. The No. 2 Crimson Tide and No. 3 Spartans square off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Dec. 31 at AT&T Stadium in […]

Postcard from Dallas: Howdy from the Big City

Jessica Wimsatt poses with the Heisman Trophy at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas.

We’ve all heard the description, a three-letter word that is meant to epitomize everything in the state of Texas.

B-I-G.

And at the heart of the state, there’s Dallas, hub of all things larger than life.

When I first […]

Cotton Bowl video preview: What are the keys for Alabama, Michigan State?

Sports Capital Journalism Program students Jessica Wimsatt and Elizabeth Cotter break down the matchup between No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Michigan State. The Crimson Tide and Spartans square off in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 31, 2015, at […]