Dixie Ain’t a State: It’s Time to Be Trailblazers for Real

Now that they are about to play their first college football game at the Division I level, allow me to introduce you to Dixie State University, one of the newest D1 members to become part of the Western Athletic Conference's revival of football.  They get their name from being located in the "Dixie" region of … Continue reading Dixie Ain’t a State: It’s Time to Be Trailblazers for Real

So What’s Next For The WAC and Southland?

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 Atlantic Sun Wants FBS Football. What’s It Mean For the D1 Landscape?

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?

An Even More Radical Reimagining of the NCAA Landscape

On June 29th, Pat Forde published an article for Sports Illustrated titled "America, Realigned: A Radical Reimagining of the NCAA Landscape". The idea was there as far as a reimagining, but his execution was poor. He brought up North Dakota State, but then cut 11 FBS programs; UTEP, Texas State, UTSA, South Alabama, Louisiana-Monroe, Bowling … Continue reading An Even More Radical Reimagining of the NCAA Landscape

Five Independent Games to Watch Over the COVID-19 Sports Break

We're back with more sports to watch. Yesterday we gave you ten March Madness games to watch, today we switch to football. Here are five Independent games that you should watch. Tomorrow we're giving you the AAC. Enjoy and stay safe. Notre Dame vs. Navy 2016 Will Worth leads a Navy team against a reeling … Continue reading Five Independent Games to Watch Over the COVID-19 Sports Break

An Ideal College Football Structure, Part 3: The New Group of 5

In the previous entries of this series, I explained my idea for a complete rebuild of college football. Part one covered the new rules, and part two detailed which teams would comprise the new Power 5 conferences and provided some examples of what schedules would look like under this new system. Today's final volume will be … Continue reading An Ideal College Football Structure, Part 3: The New Group of 5

An Ideal College Football Structure, Part Two: The New Power 5

In my last article, I introduced a whole new structure for college football's Football Bowl Subdivision. This structure represents a complete rebuild of what the FBS looks like, on a scale beyond any realignment or rule changes we have seen. Indeed, it goes beyond anything we are likely to see any time soon, which is … Continue reading An Ideal College Football Structure, Part Two: The New Power 5

An Ideal College Football Structure, Part One

Remember a few years back when college football was in constant chaos because conferences were folding, schools were moving, and other conferences were rising up or at least renaming themselves (or stubbornly sticking to their old names even when they no longer make any sense - looking at you, Big 10 and Big XII)? Of … Continue reading An Ideal College Football Structure, Part One

Forgotten 5 NFL Draft Live Blog: Day 1

Hello, Forgotten 5 readers. My name is Fletcher Keel and I'm writing my first words for Forgotten 5. You'll be reading a lot of me in the near future, but that is neither here nor there right now. What is here and there is the 2019 NFL Draft. Yay! While my interest in the NFL wains from … Continue reading Forgotten 5 NFL Draft Live Blog: Day 1