In the first month of 2021, big conference realignment news has shifted the FCS football landscape as the WAC added five schools - four from the Southland and Southern Utah from the Big Sky - with intentions to start play in FCS football in 2021. The Losers Seattle and Chicago State Lost in the excitement … Continue reading So What’s Next For The WAC and Southland?
The day after WAC announced their future triumphant return to the college football ranks, the Atlantic Sun announced their intentions to do the same, trying to ultimately reach the FBS-level. Just look at the tweets below: We are happy to announce the additions of @ucasports, @ekusports and @jsugamecocks into the league! With this expansion, we … Continue reading The Atlantic Sun Wants FBS Football. What’s It Mean For the D1 Landscape?
Even before UMass' 41-0 national TV loss to Georgia Southern, many wondered why UMass reversed course and decided to play this season. The decision is a curious one, given the absence of several Power 5 guarantee games for the program to generate revenue with. The ability for the Minutemen to load with their schedule with … Continue reading Analyzing UMass’ Independent Schedule
On Friday, the Naval Academy and US Military Academy announced the Army-Navy Game would be played in West Point for the first time since 1943. This move is logical considering the climate at both academies, especially West Point, and their desire to protect the Cadets and Midshipmen from COVID-19. The rivalry has been played at … Continue reading A History of Army-Navy Games at the Academies
Where were you September 6, 1980? Can't remember? Well shame on you because that was the last time Tulane was on ABC's airwaves. The Green Wave blew a 14-0 lead to a Southern Miss team that ended the season with a 9-3 record and a Independence Bowl title in a 17-14 loss. The winning score … Continue reading The 80’s are Back as Tulane Finds Its Way Back on ABC
Right after Army's dominant win on Saturday over Louisiana-Monroe, the news of the postponement of the BYU game put a huge damper on an otherwise stellar weekend for the program. The BYU-Army game, originally slotted for 3:30 on CBS, left the network with a hole to fill. Enter App State-Marshall. The game between two of … Continue reading BYU and Army’s loss Becomes the Sun Belt and C-USA’s Gain
It has been an exciting 24 hours for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. On Saturday of course, they won their first game against a ranked team since 1996, and today they made their first appearance in a Top 25 poll since 1943. So who exactly was this 1943 Southwestern Louisiana team? After two decisive wins - … Continue reading Remembering 1943 Southwest Louisiana Football: The Last Ranked Cajuns
It had been awhile since Arkansas State's 2005 co-champion team, and prospects became good for the Red Wolves. Almost too good. Arkansas State began an era of one-and-done coaches, beginning in 2011 when Hugh Freeze led the program to an undefeated Sun Belt record and a 10-3 finish. He left for the "big-time" environment of … Continue reading Most Interesting Modern Group of Five Champs: 2013 Arkansas State
If you can't remember when Temple football was bad, you're simply too young. Not only was Temple bad, they were bad enough to get kicked out of the worst BCS conference. After a 10-2 finish and win in the Garden State Bowl in 1979, the Owls entered football purgatory. Sure there were some bright spots … Continue reading Most Interesting Modern Group of Five Champs: 2016 Temple
During the off-season, Forgotten Five has decided to do some research. We launched a multi-part series looking at some of the Group of Five's most unique conference champions. Teams such as Boise's great teams, the 2004 and 2008 Utah teams, and Hawaii's 2007 team receive so much attention as the Group of Five's greatest teams … Continue reading Most Interesting Modern Group of Five Conference Champions: 2013 Rice