Posted on January 7th, 2017 in 2016-17 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by jackcarn

By Michael Whitlow | @couldbelikemike Sports Capital Journalism Program TAMPA, Fla. — In last season’s College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T the Alabama defense was torched for 478 total yards and four touchdown passes by Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Alabama still won the game because that’s what Alabama does.

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Posted on December 29th, 2015 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff Semifinal Cotton Bowl, Student Work by fgogola

By Jessica Wimsatt | @Jessica_Wimsatt Sports Capital Journalism Program DALLAS — The stern, bearded face, coupled with an intimidating presence, epitomizes the idea of an Alabama defensive lineman. At 6-foot-4 and 312 pounds, junior defensive end A’Shawn Robinson can appear like a brick wall, obstructing anything in its path. But don’t let that appearance fool …

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