Forgotten5 Wants to Take You Down Memory Lane

Next month will mark the beginning of our fifth year of existence, and we've been fortunate that the insanity of this year hasn't torpedoed our existence much yet (looking at you, 2020 CFB season). One of the things we're looking to do going forward is to spend more time looking backward. That is definitely going … Continue reading Forgotten5 Wants to Take You Down Memory Lane

Your Group of Five Team as a European Soccer Club

When you don't have your usual sports, you tend to find alternative ways to entertain yourself. I have always had an affinity for European soccer dating back almost 20 years. I spent a year overseas in South Korea, and while over there my sports viewing options consisted of either watching English Premier League soccer at … Continue reading Your Group of Five Team as a European Soccer Club

Chicago State Cougars Cut Baseball, and May Not Be Done Free-Falling

We've talked here at Forgotten5 about Chicago State at numerous points in the past year, largely referring to the mess they've made of their school and athletics department in the last two decades due to massive mismanagement. We've also talked about it a lot because many of us at the site have fond past and … Continue reading Chicago State Cougars Cut Baseball, and May Not Be Done Free-Falling

TV Streaming Options for Group of Five Fans

Well, that's annoying. I was always under the impression that the entire purpose of switching from traditional cable providers to streaming services - cutting the cord, as they say - was done as an intended tradeoff. I pay less money to the person who provides my television channels, and in return, they give me fewer … Continue reading TV Streaming Options for Group of Five Fans

We’re Coming Back, But We’re Not Forgetting Anything

Forgotten5 is going to be entering into its fifth year of operation in a month, and as always, things will be different. It will be different in a few specific ways, but those are far less important right now, other than one in particular. At the end of May, we committed that we would refrain … Continue reading We’re Coming Back, But We’re Not Forgetting Anything

New Mexico State Aggies Throwing It Way Back – In a Good Way

Today the New Mexico State Aggies announced what seemed to be a new rebrand, but on closer inspection is just a lean into their most successful historical past. https://twitter.com/NMStateFootball/status/1266026443034767361 The press release mentions a new secondary logo, but it really isn't. Anyone who has watched New Mexico State basketball in the last couple of seasons … Continue reading New Mexico State Aggies Throwing It Way Back – In a Good Way

The Future of the New Mexico State Aggies and the Western Athletic Conference

Between the two of us, writing this article, we're a New Mexico native and an underdog lover who have both become season ticket holders despite not ever being able to attend games, to give an idea of our support for NMSU and the WAC. After hearing a recent interview with New Mexico State athletic director … Continue reading The Future of the New Mexico State Aggies and the Western Athletic Conference

College Athletics’ Top Ten Fundraising Athletic Directors

This is something that was done over at CollegeAD a number of years ago, and we thought, when we were asked to do something similar, why the heck not? We know how to rank things, too! Every day in the media, you see stories about intercollegiate athletics programs taking pay cuts, eliminating positions, furloughs to … Continue reading College Athletics’ Top Ten Fundraising Athletic Directors

If You’re Not for Significant CFP Expansion, Get Off My Lawn

Stadium's Brett McMurphy put out a couple of articles this week talking about how College Football Playoff expansion is gaining real traction, so I thought I would revisit my recent series on what might have happened over the past six years if the College Football Playoff was already a 24-team venture like what FCS currently … Continue reading If You’re Not for Significant CFP Expansion, Get Off My Lawn

Geographic Realignment Could Be a Worthwhile Pursuit for the Group of Five

EDITORS NOTE: This topic has recently resurfaced with the study brought out from Old Dominion. While I personally will choose to believe this was primarily a study used to justify the shut-down of wrestling, it has brought geographic realignment - a worthwhile pursuit in my book - back to the table. Here's my thoughts, updated … Continue reading Geographic Realignment Could Be a Worthwhile Pursuit for the Group of Five