Most Interesting Modern Group of Five Champions: 2001 Sun Belt Champ North Texas

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 greats, the 2004 and 2008 Utah teams, and Hawaii's 2007 team receive so much attention as the Group of Five's greatest teams in … Continue reading Most Interesting Modern Group of Five Champions: 2001 Sun Belt Champ North Texas

The State of The MEAC: Collapse or Grow, the Time is Now

It's July now, which means that with everything that has shaken this year into chaos, we get to add one more to the list. All of the planned changes made by schools and conferences now take effect. Among those was the conference hit hardest by such chaos, the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference. They have now officially … Continue reading The State of The MEAC: Collapse or Grow, the Time is Now

Most Interesting Modern Group of Five Champions: 2000 WAC Co-Champion UTEP

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 Champions: 2000 WAC Co-Champion UTEP

The MAC’s Changes Related to Football Travel and What It Could Mean For Their Bowl Partners

Last week, the MAC announced they will cut down travel rosters from 76 to 70 for in-conference games, and teams will only stay in hotels on the road. The conference has announced a bevy of cost-cutting moves in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this one is logical for the conference. It comes as … Continue reading The MAC’s Changes Related to Football Travel and What It Could Mean For Their Bowl Partners

The 16-Team Western Athletic Conference was the AAC 1.0

Lately, one of the most interesting debates in college football is whether or not the American has the merits of a sixth power conference, attempting to fill the void the Big East left itself. The American is arguably the preeminent Group of Five conference, distancing itself from the pack. It also helps that it's the … Continue reading The 16-Team Western Athletic Conference was the AAC 1.0

We Put C-USA Back in the Liberty Bowl (And the Potato Bowl): Part II (2017-2019)

Let's continue this delightful little stroll down simulated memory lane, shall we? Today, we finish this series and look at how the conference would have fared in the last three years in those bowls. As a refresher, we used Whatifsports.com to simulate the matchups, with the conference champion going to the Liberty Bowl and the … Continue reading We Put C-USA Back in the Liberty Bowl (And the Potato Bowl): Part II (2017-2019)

We Put C-USA Back in the Liberty and Potato Bowls: Part I (2014-2016)

Let's rewind back to 2013. It is Conference Championship weekend, and much is at stake in C-USA. The winner gets a birth in the Liberty Bowl, and the loser goes...well, elsewhere. This was the reality from Conference USA's early years in the mid-90s to the end of the BCS in 2013. They had a solid … Continue reading We Put C-USA Back in the Liberty and Potato Bowls: Part I (2014-2016)

The WAC Does the Right Thing and Allows Transitioning Teams in Their Tournament.

The WAC recently announced it would allow transitioning teams to participate in their conference tournament. This is a bigger deal than it may seem at the surface for several reasons. For those that are not familiar, the NCAA has rules regarding schools transitioning from Division II to Division I. They require a four year "transition … Continue reading The WAC Does the Right Thing and Allows Transitioning Teams in Their Tournament.