Interesting has a nice, broad definition so I went with that word choice. I tripped down a scheduled rabbit hole the other day and started noticing some interesting patterns, so I thought other people might be as weird as me and want to know about them as well. I've not gone into equal detail about … Continue reading Group of Five Teams With the Most Interesting 2019 Schedules
Conference USA's spring football preview recently came out with a litany of information. One of the most notable pieces could easily have gone unnoticed. In its list of television partners, BeIN Sports was absent. This could be a subtle sign of the non-renewal of a contract that was supposed to end after the 2018-19 athletic … Continue reading Conference USA on BeIN Sports: In Memoriam
With the National Championship Game being the only college football game left, the 2018 college football season is officially coming to an end. Bowl season has flown by, as it tends to do every year, and schools are already starting to look ahead to next season. Before we start looking into what the 2019 season … Continue reading Top QB 2018 Bowl Performances From the Group of Five Conferences
Conference USA seems to always produce quality quarterbacks. As of today, there are five QB’s on active NFL rosters that played in CUSA, which is more than any other Group of 5 Conference has at the moment. The next closest Group of 5 Conference is the American, which currently has three QB’s on NFL rosters, … Continue reading The 2018 Top QB’s in Conference USA
Well that was a, uh, fun week huh? UCF absolutely dominated the Bearcats of Cincinnati, and everyone else... uh... made sure to show up and play. Not an insane amount of shakeup in the rankings, since so many teams lost, but quality of win/loss definitely played a factor in some shifts in exactly where each … Continue reading Forgotten5 Group of Five Top 10 Poll, Week Thirteen
How do I know that Las Vegas, the line setters and the bookies are ignoring this beautiful conference? Look no further than the late season betting lines for this weekend's games. I'll work my way into this, from most to least normal. Old Dominion a de facto 31 point favorite at home against VMI? Sure. … Continue reading Damnit Las Vegas, Pay Attention to Conference USA At Least A Little
With Week 6 officially in the books, we are now ready for the mid-season report of each teams QB play. Although each team is not officially halfway through its season, every team has completed at least five games except Southern Miss. Let’s dive into Conference USA QB Reports! **It is important to note that … Continue reading 2018 Conference USA Mid-Season Quarterback Report
I might argue that Conference USA was the conference that we learned the least about in the opening week of action. It's hard to have a lot of takeaways when you go into a game knowing that it's a lopsided matchup and then it plays out exactly as such. But let's poke around anyways. A … Continue reading What Did We Learn From Our First Week of Conference USA Football?
EDITORS NOTE: Let me start by saying that I am fully aware that the true story is more complex and far-reaching than what I'm writing here, that's the whole reason behind the book I'm working on. But this is just a window into that larger story via the 2013 season, which wound up being the … Continue reading It’s Been Five Years Since the Beginning of the End for UAB Football
First, let me share Alabama's non-conference schedule against Group of Five opponents for the next six seasons: 2018 - Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette 2019 - Southern Miss, New Mexico State 2020 - Kent State, Georgia State 2021 - Southern Miss 2022 - Utah State 2023 - WKU Yawn, right? Well, the Crimson Tide recently announced some … Continue reading Is Trickle-Down Revenue A Potential Market Inefficiency For Group of Five Teams?