Week One Group of Five Top 10 Poll

O.K., so after a... more eventful than anticipated week in my own life, I bring to you a delayed Top 10 Poll after the first full week of games. The poll is littered with teams that showed out on offense last weekend, and hopefully we'll continue to learn more as these teams play better opponents. … Continue reading Week One Group of Five Top 10 Poll

What Did We Learn From Our First Week of Sun Belt Football?

Well, we've finally got our first full week of football under our belts, so what did we actually learn from all this football that took place? Slow Starters Everywhere A number of offenses took a lot longer than we'd like to get rolling. Texas State, Troy, South Alabama and Coastal Carolina were outscored by a … Continue reading What Did We Learn From Our First Week of Sun Belt Football?

College Athletics in Louisiana is Getting Messy

There‚Äôs a lot of drama brewing in Division 1 college athletics in South Louisiana. Perhaps the most publicized display of this over the past year took place during an early round NIT postseason game between the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and the LSU Tigers. The match-up garnered national media attention with SB Nation saying of the … Continue reading College Athletics in Louisiana is Getting Messy

Sun Belt Media Day, Music Playlist Edition

So we asked all of the players at Sun Belt Media Day for their music preferences, specifically as it pertains to the music they have playing in their headphones during pregame in the locker room to get hyped up. We give you the results here and now. Artists supplied by the players, songs chosen by … Continue reading Sun Belt Media Day, Music Playlist Edition

Louisiana has kicked off a feasibility study for Cajun Field renovation

This past Spring, Athletic Director Bryan Maggard was interviewed by a reporter from out of town and the topic of a "new" football stadium came up. Intrigued by the quote, I published an article here on Forgotten 5 discussing the Cajuns' stadium woes. There was some debate as to whether the quote was accurate or … Continue reading Louisiana has kicked off a feasibility study for Cajun Field renovation

The Case for Every Sun Belt West Team to Win the Division: Louisiana-Lafayette

The Rajin' Cajuns of Lafayette are the other program in the West that will be beginning a new era this season as the long, up-and-down tenure of Mark Hudspeth came to an end last season. While Napier has never been in the head coaching role before, he just might be the steal of the coaching … Continue reading The Case for Every Sun Belt West Team to Win the Division: Louisiana-Lafayette

The best breweries in the Sun Belt Conference

Nothing goes together quite like beer and football. So as an avid Sun Belt fan I was curious - what's each Sun Belt team's staple brewery? What's that one tap room we need to check out next time we're on the road for a game? Methodology In an effort to make this list as objective … Continue reading The best breweries in the Sun Belt Conference

Could the Ragin’ Cajuns be getting a new football stadium?

In 2013 the Louisiana Athletics Department released its facilities master plan. Around that time, the Cajuns were getting national recognition for winning back-to-back New Orleans Bowls. Louisiana looked like it would be the next big Group of 5 school to make it into the national spotlight - following in the footsteps of schools like Boise … Continue reading Could the Ragin’ Cajuns be getting a new football stadium?

New Mexico State and Others Get a Raw Preseason Deal from Athlon Sports

So I understand that the offseason can be long, and you need to generate content. Lists are the best, because you can generate content with minimal effort, and a list is always an easy way to generate discussion (see: the article you are reading right this second). That said, I would prefer at least a … Continue reading New Mexico State and Others Get a Raw Preseason Deal from Athlon Sports