The Army/Air Force Football Game Will Be Called Off

From what I have been told, Army/Air Force will be called off due to a COVID-19 outbreak. H/t to @BrentBriggeman who was on it first. — Alex Funderburke (@AlexFunderburke) November 5, 2020 A COVID-19 outbreak will cost both teams a Commander-in-Chief's Trophy game. Brent Briggeman was the first to break the story. I have since talked … Continue reading The Army/Air Force Football Game Will Be Called Off

Most Interesting Modern Group of Five Champs: 2012 Utah State

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 Champs: 2012 Utah State

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

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

A Personal Ode to College Football

One of my hands pressed up against the lukewarm interior window of our Subaru as we inclined slightly onto the Broadway Bridge. My drifting pair of eyes settled on the edge of the metal railing, where a textured blue scarf etched its way out into the horizon. Albertsons Stadium peeked over the trees lining the … Continue reading A Personal Ode to College Football

NFL Draft: Boise’s Curtis Weaver and Ezra Cleveland Could Make History

Eight Years. That's how long it has been since Boise State has had two players go in the first round of the NFL Draft in one draft. Shea McClellin and Doug Martin, the latter of which is still in the league, were drafted at picks 19 and 31 in 2012. McClellin was an Idaho kid, … Continue reading NFL Draft: Boise’s Curtis Weaver and Ezra Cleveland Could Make History

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