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

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

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

Army Football Schedules Future Series With Troy and UTSA

On Friday morning both Troy and UTSA announced that they will each have an upcoming series against Army. The Black Knights will play the Trojans four times over 10 years beginning in 2022. November 12th, 2022 at Troy October 14th, 2023 at Army October 19th, 2030 at Army November 22nd, 2031 at Troy This will … Continue reading Army Football Schedules Future Series With Troy and UTSA

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

What Happens to The Independents If Conferences Use Conference Game Only Scheduling?

Due to the sporting-world chaos that has been created by the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been rumors that conferences might only play conference games. This puts the current FBS Independents at risk of not having a season. Lucky for them, we at Forgotten 5 solved the problem. There are two different schedules, one with Notre … Continue reading What Happens to The Independents If Conferences Use Conference Game Only Scheduling?

Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five

With all this possible playoff expansion talk, it got me thinking; what would be the worst-case scenario for the Group of Five? Well, it would be where an expanded playoff doesn't include an auto-bid for at least one G5 team. ¬†What does that mean for the G5, you might ask? It's time to go our … Continue reading Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five

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