Dramatic overtime touchdown gives Alabama college football national championship

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Alabama coach Nick Saban addresses the media after capturing his fifth title with Alabama. (AP video screenshot)

Freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came off the bench at halftime to ignite a struggling Alabama offense and threw three touchdown passes, including a 41-yard strike in overtime, to give the Crimson Tide a 26-23 win over Georgia in the college football championship game.

The title is Alabama's fifth in the past nine years under coach Nick Saban, perhaps the greatest stretch of dominance in college football history.

This is the third straight season Alabama has played a thrilling championship final. They lost one to Clemson and beat the Tigers in another, but the Tide's accomplishments are now nearly unmatched in the long history of collegiate football.

North Korea will send delegation to Olympics

North Korea has decided to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea following face-to-face negotiations with South Korea early this morning, the first talks between the countries in nearly two years.

CNN reports, “In talks, held at the border village of Panmunjom or ‘truce village,’ in the Korean peninsula's heavily fortified demilitarized zone, North Korea negotiators agreed to send a 'high-level delegation' comprising athletes, a cheering squad, an art troupe, a visitors group, a Taekwondo demonstration team and a press corps, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Chun Hae-sung told reporters in Seoul.”

Seoul also suggested in the meeting that the two nation’s officials conduct military talks so as to avoid accidental conflict.

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In a landmark case, a fraternity is banned from Pennsylvania

In a legal decision that experts say will likely have a significant impact on America's Greek system, a judge in Pennsylvania has banned Pi Delta Psi from the state for 10 years as punishment for a hazing death in 2013.

Chun Hsien Deng, who was a student at Baruch College, died during a brutal hazing ritual known as the "glass ceiling."

The decision may prove to be landmark because a national fraternity chapter was successfully prosecuted. Pi Delta Psi, has two chapters in Pennsylvania according to Inside Higher Ed, one at Penn State and an inactive one at Carnegie Mellon University. Neither were involved in the hazing that killed Deng.

Read more about the decision here.

Last But Not Least: Is Illinois falling flat on it's face?

The Land of Lincoln is in trouble, writes CMN political columnist Lauren Grimaldi:

"Illinois is falling flat on its face and quickly becoming one of the worst states in the country. This didn’t happen overnight. Republican governor Bruce Rauner is just one of the many powerful individuals responsible for the crisis."

Read Lauren's full take here.
Today's Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia Kolenko and the CMN Staff. Is anyone else thinking about Spring Break already?