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Postcard from Atlanta: A Journey Ends, Another Begins

“How did I get here?”

The thought kept crossing my mind as the streamers fell and confetti pelted me from all sides. I was standing on the sideline as Alabama players celebrated following Tua Tagovailoa’s 41-yard, game-winning touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith in overtime of the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Alabama players and coaches […]

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 […]

Championship Predictions: All in for the Dawgs

By Jon Sauber and Joe Spears | @JonSauber @joe_spears7

ATLANTA – The fourth championship game of the College Football Playoff era will be the first to feature teams from the same conference. When the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs meet in Mercedes-Benz Stadium Monday night, in the middle of Southeastern Conference territory, a […]

Alabama’s Linebacking Depth Pushes the Crimson Tide

By Joe Spears | @joe_spears7

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ATLANTA – As Terrell Lewis walked off the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium favoring his right arm, it appeared clear to the followers of Alabama’s Crimson Tide that they had just lost their promising sophomore linebacker for a significant amount of time.

Lewis came into the 2017 […]

Hard-nosed football will be on display as Alabama, Georgia meet for national championship

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Joe Spears, writing for Newsday, sets the stage for the College Football Playoff National Championship that will become a long-awaited celebration for the Georgia Bulldogs or a coronation for the Nick Saban era at the University of Alabama.

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