The Oklahoma Sooners arrive at Fort Lauderdale in airport

The University of Oklahoma Sooners, who will take on the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in a semifinal game of the college football playoffs on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Hard Rock Stadium, arrived at Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018.
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The University of Oklahoma Sooners, who will take on the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in a semifinal game of the college football playoffs on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Hard Rock Stadium, arrived at Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018.

Miami Herald sportswriter Michelle Kaufman has covered 14 Olympics, six World Cups, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, NCAA Basketball Tournaments, NBA Playoffs, and has been the University of Miami basketball beat writer for 20 years. She was born in Frederick, Md., and grew up in Miami.