Here we are, on September 25th in the year of our lord 2020 and college football is almost completely back" - kind of like the Texas Longhorns, in that we will need to re-assess at least weekly just how "back" it really is. In the midst of Charlotte and Georgia State canceling a game due … Continue reading UMass Wants to Play Football. Who Is Willing?
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?
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
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
Providence, Rhode Island hosts the U.S. Synchronized Skating National Championships this weekend. There are many teams across multiple divisions competing for national titles, but this article is focusing on the Collegiate Free Skate. If you are unfamiliar with synchronized skating, I wrote an article last year that tried to scratch the surface of the complexity … Continue reading Synchronized Skating Nationals: One Great Skate Will Win Collegiate
Alright, I had so much to say about the good things that it made no sense to just keep rambling on and on about the negatives that balance that out. Here in part two, we can go a little bit deeper. Again, these surprises are somewhat relative to preseason expectations, and I'm sure there are … Continue reading Bad Surprises of the Group of Five at the Halfway Mark
As football season dawns upon us, now's a good time to review what's happened this offseason in a UniWatch style preview. From a uniform perspective, this has been far from average. New uniforms are popping up left and right... so quickly that trying to write a new article about all of them would be absolutely … Continue reading The Complete Catalog of G5 College Football Uniform Changes
UConn football is heading for an uncertain future, no doubt. Those who point to FBS Independent status as a good thing (and I assure you, that is where the Huskies are headed) like to use UMass' three-year run as an independent program as some sort of standard to aspire towards. Yes, it is indeed true … Continue reading UConn and UMass Can Avoid Independent Purgatory With A Little Ingenuity
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
This is a little out of the normal coverage on this website. This weekend is the national championship for synchronized skating in Plymouth, Michigan. If you're unfamiliar with synchronized skating, don't worry, I'll go over the basics. There is a lot to this sport, and I'm only a little familiar with it. My better half … Continue reading The Collegiate Sport You Probably Haven’t Heard Of: Synchronized Skating