Most Interesting Modern Group of Five Conference Champions: 2005 MAC Champion Akron

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: 2005 MAC Champion Akron

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

Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 2: Deep Dive

I certainly didn't mean to take a month between part one and part two of this series, but when George Floyd was killed and it impacted life and society the way it did, it's important to make sure we stay focused on the right things. Especially in the first, and hopefully only, summer of COVID-19 … Continue reading Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 2: Deep Dive

Forgotten5 Wants to Take You Down Memory Lane

Next month will mark the beginning of our fifth year of existence, and we've been fortunate that the insanity of this year hasn't torpedoed our existence much yet (looking at you, 2020 CFB season). One of the things we're looking to do going forward is to spend more time looking backward. That is definitely going … Continue reading Forgotten5 Wants to Take You Down Memory Lane

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

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

Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 1: Be Aggressive

Before the 2019-2020 college football season started, I watched a video made by Jon Bois of SB Nation about finding the saddest punt in the world. It's an incredible video for more reasons than I can tell you in this post, but the part that stuck to my nerdy brain was when he talked about … Continue reading Fourth and Short in the MAC Part 1: Be Aggressive

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

What if the College Football Playoff had 24 teams in 2019

We already talked about how the current College Football Playoff and its four-team bracket was a pseudo-expansion of the previous BCS system, and it didn't solve a whole lot of problems since that expansion still left well over two-thirds of college football teams starting their season with a zero-percent chance of reaching said playoff bracket. … Continue reading What if the College Football Playoff had 24 teams in 2019