Akron Basketball is Playing Better than Preseason Projections

Preseason predictions are rough. There seems to be one wild miss in every preseason poll. This year in football Central Michigan went to the MAC Championship game after being picked last in the MAC West. Last season in basketball Bowling Green was picked last in the MAC and finished second in the east. It looks … Continue reading Akron Basketball is Playing Better than Preseason Projections

Recruiting Battles in the MAC: Early Signing Day Results

December 18th was early signing day for college football, and a ton of teenagers learned how to use a fax machine. More than two hundred players sent letters of intent to a MAC school to play football there in the fall. With 25 scholarships and some ways to get more than that each year, like … Continue reading Recruiting Battles in the MAC: Early Signing Day Results

Week 12 was PEAK #MACtion

Week 12 in the MAC was wild. Not every game was a nail biter or had MAC Championship implications, but they did give at least one reason to watch. Some of the games were outright amazing. Also, buried in the week is a small lesson about why it's important for the conference. Even if local … Continue reading Week 12 was PEAK #MACtion

No One Controls The MAC West

It's Week 12 in November and no team in the MAC West controls their own path to the MAC Championship Game. I wrote a similar article last year about the tiebreakers that could play out. I tried to lay out the scenarios this season and they are just way too messy. Four teams in the … Continue reading No One Controls The MAC West

The MAC Is a MESS

And it's beautiful. I'm a fan of weird football and the national storylines the past couple seasons have killed me. Alabama and Clemson from day one. Gross. Thank God for the MAC and the mess they bring to college football. The MAC West always felt more sorted out than the East, and the same is … Continue reading The MAC Is a MESS

Week 5 MAC Players of the Week

MAC games are creeping onto the schedule and I couldn't be more excited about it. Western Michigan won the Battle for the Cannon, and Miami beat Buffalo at home. Only seven teams played this week, so a lot of big names were hanging out on the couch. Passing was down this week. There wasn't a … Continue reading Week 5 MAC Players of the Week

Central Michigan Has An Offense Now? MACtion Week 1

Week one is in the books for the 2019 football season. It wasn't the most thrilling weekend of football for the MAC. Everything went about to script. No FCS upsets, never a guarantee, and also no power five upsets. Some starting quarterbacks were debuted, including Bret Gabbert who played above his age. This is a … Continue reading Central Michigan Has An Offense Now? MACtion Week 1

Players to Watch: Best MACtion Players 2019

The MAC football season is only three weeks away. Fall camps are underway and the players are on campus. Just like spring training in baseball, the fall is full of promise and excitement. It's still a bummer that you can't say everyone has a chance to win a championship but that's not what this is … Continue reading Players to Watch: Best MACtion Players 2019

Crowning a 2018-2019 MACtion Champion

The shining moment for the MAC the past year was without a doubt the Akron Zips getting to the national championship game in men's soccer. Even with the 1-0 loss to Maryland, it was an incredible season for any MAC program. The Buffalo Bulls rolling the Arizona State Sun Devils in the NCAA Basketball National … Continue reading Crowning a 2018-2019 MACtion Champion

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

In the previous entriesĀ 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