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

MAC Baseball: Chasing Down Single Season Records

MAC Baseball is about 33 games into the roughly 50 game season and there are some great individual seasons taking shape. Four weekend series are in the books with 5 more left plus some midweek games. Some players are on track to get their names in at least their schools record books if not having … Continue reading MAC Baseball: Chasing Down Single Season Records

A Tale of Two Basketball Teams

It was the best of times.  It was the worst of times.  Alright that's enough of that.  I'm not writing 15,000 words about Bowling Green and Western Michigan basketball.  These two team's seasons have gone in very different directions, especially in view of preseason predictions.  So what happened?  Why are the Broncos three games behind … Continue reading A Tale of Two Basketball Teams

Are You Ready for MAC Baseball?

Do you care about MAC sports?  Do you like baseball?  Would you enjoy MAC Baseball but the void of information makes it hard to follow?  Then this article is for you!  The typical source of information before the season is the coaches poll.  That's usually about it for information published pre-season.  This year, the rankings … Continue reading Are You Ready for MAC Baseball?

Bowling Green and Reductive Coach Searches Part 2

Bowling Green moved on from head coach Mike Jinks in October and began the search for their next coach.  They were determined to not make the same mistakes that got them into this mess and hired a search firm, Turnkey Search.  Some great reporting by Nicholas Piotrowicz at the Toledo Blade got the emails that were … Continue reading Bowling Green and Reductive Coach Searches Part 2

Early Signing Day MAC Wrap Up

Early Signing Day has come and gone.  On December 19 a whole lot of fax machines fired up and players sent their letters of intent to the schools they committed to.  For MAC schools, if they are going to a bowl game, that means bowl prep is happening right around the bowl game.  If there … Continue reading Early Signing Day MAC Wrap Up

Scot, Tom, and Jim are the New Guys in the MAC

The coaching cycle is apparently finished in the MAC this year, barring anything crazy at one of the schools.  Bowling Green ended the Mike Jinks experiment in October, Central Michigan fired Head Coach Jon Bonamego after their last game, and Akron waited until after the make up against South Carolina to fire Terry Bowden.  I … Continue reading Scot, Tom, and Jim are the New Guys in the MAC

Mid American Conference Week 11 Players of the Week

The division races are winding down with Buffalo and NIU looking to wrap up championship births with wins.  This past week both teams got important wins to close the door a little more.   Quarterback of the Week Marcus Childers from the Huskies had a good game against Toledo.  Childers rushed for 58 yards and … Continue reading Mid American Conference Week 11 Players of the Week

The MAC Coaching Carousel

As the season slowly creeps to bowl season, the anticipation of coaching changes, and the drama around them, mounts.  Miami University is known as the "Cradle of Coaches" due to the high profile football coaches that have coached at the university.  Bo Schembechler, Jim Tressel, John Harbaugh, Ron Zook, Larry Smith, and Sean McVay all … Continue reading The MAC Coaching Carousel

Mid American Conference Week 10 Players of the Week

Midweek MACtion officially started October 30 with a pair of evenly matched games between Buffalo and Miami, and Bowling Green and Kent State.  The week had a decent set of games with only one being totally out of hand.  The players of the week this week all had a major hand in the outcome of … Continue reading Mid American Conference Week 10 Players of the Week