Middle Tennessee State at ArmyWhen: Saturday, Sept. 5th 1:30 PM EDTWhere: Michie Stadium, West Point, N.Y.TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network/Watch CBS Sports Network The Blue Raiders and Black Knights have never met in football before this meeting and this game was quickly thrown together after both team’s schedules were thrown off-course due to concerns from the coronavirus. The […]
The Sun Belt has often been considered the lowest ranked conference in all of FBS but with the play of App State and Louisiana, as well as the rest of the conference, this can not be said any longer. Right now, the Sun Belt looks to be better overall than C-USA and the MAC.
South Alabama at Southern Miss When: Thursday, Sept. 3rd 9:00 PM EDTWhere: M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss. TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network/Watch CBS Sports Network Ironically, these two neighoring state schools have never played before this meeting. This will change as these two southern ‘South’ teams will kickoff the first all FBS game of the season. […]
Below are the Top 25 Group of Five (G5) preseason rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2020 season. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. Keep in mind that all 65 G5 schools were considered […]
Since 2016, in fact, no preseason divisional winner (predicted by the media poll by the conference) has finished atop of their division standings.
With all the uncertainty going into the 2020 college football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Athletic Conference has decided to forge ahead for a 2020 season in the fall.
1920 saw the game regain some of its stronghold across the nation as the game continued making its way back on college campuses across the nation.
How do we organize these programs in a way that is enticing for them, without breaking the proverbial bank while also creating a potentially better G5 product overall as well?
While Division II and III and most Division I FCS programs, as well as one Group of Five team in Connecticut, are planning on calling it quits for a 2020 season last week, the biggest hit so far in the college football world playing this fall was the Mid-American Conference announcement last Saturday Saturday to […]
It has been a wacky 2020, hasn’t it? The year started out like most years. The Group of Five played four bowl games in this calendar year, as did the FCS national title game. All played with fans in the stands and played without any idea of what was to come. Cincinnati easily won the […]
Despite the bungling and mismanagement of the NCAA, President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors, they still have one final chance to get on the right side of history and submit to reality.
It seems like nationally, college football people really don’t seem to have any idea about the talent, passion, and tradition that goes on at FCS schools, or what makes them the ideal out-of-conference opponents.
Roy Kramer’s career can best be summed up in segments of about 12 years, and each coincides with the growth of football at the high school and collegiate level all across the nation.
Anyone who wants to know why we won’t have college football this fall ought to sit in on their local school board meeting to understand exactly why.
Its been a rollercoaster ride in the past three-to-four months when thinking about a college football season for the Group of Five and really all of college football amid the COVID-19 pandamic. As it is today our countries Independence Day and inching closer to the scheduled 2020 college football season, I poised the question what […]
The writing has been on the wall for months, but many seem unable or unwilling to accept what is now reality. The college football season will not be starting on time, if it happens at all.
The Patriot League Office announced on Monday guidance regarding the 2020 fall competition, a list of principles to “guide the development of a Patriot League 2020 Athletics Plan.”
College Sports Journal announces the preseason Top 25 rankings in the Group of Five schools for the 2020 season.
Seventy student-athletes in the NCAA Division I Football’s Group of Five FBS Conferences have been named to the 2020 College Sports Journal G5 All-America Team. As a reminder, the Group of Five FBS conferences include the American Athletic Conference (AAC), Conference USA (C-USA), Mid-American Conference (MAC), Mountain West Conference (MWC), and the Sun Belt Conference […]
In my opinion, there is a lot of recklessness out there, with plenty of blame to go around.
College Sports Journal 2020 NFL Draft Preview of Group of FIve Schools
Though it might not be the time to make definitive plans to tailgate at Michigan/Ohio State this November, the latest news on mitigation strategies for COVID-19 inform potential strategies on trying to form answers some of the big questions still out there.
Colorado Sees Three New College Coaches, Who Comes Out on Top? Northern Colorado and Colorado State planned on having new coaches this year, but the University of Colorado did not. Instead, three of the four Division I football programs will have new faces at the helm. After Mel Tucker’s surprise departure for Michigan State’s boat-load […]
In the past, college football has survived through outbreaks of disease and mass disruptions, and how the sport handled those circumstances provide a possible roadmap to a late post-COVID-19 football season. Looking to the past, how could we adapt that to today?
Below are the Final 2019 Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings after all postseason games have been completed in Division I play. These rankings include all FBS Bowl games and the College Football Playoff. Memphis retains the top spot despite its loss to Penn State in the Cotton […]
The Tigers were dominant all season and got here by winning the SEC Crown by defeating Georgia and by boat racing Oklahoma in the CFP Semifinal. Coach Ed Orgeron has put together a team that has been very good on both sides of the ball.
Louisiana vs. Miami (OH) (Lending Tree Bowl) When: Monday, January 6th 7:30 PM EST Where: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Lending Tree Bowl History (Last Seven) The bowl has been titled several different things since it began following the 1999 season. The game was known as the Mobile Alabama Bowl for its first […]
Southern Miss vs. Tulane (Armed Forces Bowl) When: Saturday, January 4th 11:30 AM EST Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Tex. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Armed Forces Bowl History (Last Seven) December 29, 2012 Rice 33 Air Force 14 December 30, 2013 Navy 24 Middle Tennessee 6 January 2, 2015 Houston 35 Pittsburgh 34 […]
Nevada vs. Ohio (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) When: Friday, January 3rd 3:30 PM EST Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Potato Bowl History (Last Eight) December 17, 2011 Ohio 24 Utah State 23 December 15, 2012 Utah State 41 Toledo 15 December 21, 2013 San Diego State 49 Buffalo 24 December 20, […]
Tennessee will look to cap the 2019 season with its sixth straight win as the Volunteers take on Indiana in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. The Big Orange are playing in their first bowl game since the 2016 Music City Bowl.
Notre Dame turned two early miscues into 10 points that fueled a 33-9 win over the Cyclones on Dec. 28 in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando.
Aggie quarterback Kellen Mond ran for a career-high 117 yards and threw one touchdown pass to help Texas A&M rally to defeat Oklahoma State 24-21.
J’Mar Smith passed for one touchdown and ran for another with just over one minute remaining in the game as Louisiana Tech blanked the Hurricanes 14-0 on Thursday in Shreveport.
Boston College vs. Cincinnati (Birmingham Bowl) When: Thursday, January , 2nd 4:00 PM EST Where: Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Birmingham Bowl History (Last Five) January 3, 2015 Florida 28 East Carolina 20 December 30, 2015 Auburn 31 Memphis 10 December 29, 2016 South Florida 46 South Carolina 39 (OT) December 23, 2017 […]
Georgia vs. Baylor (Sugar Bowl) When: Wednesday, January 1st, 8:45 PM EST Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Sugar Bowl History (Last 7) January 3, 2012 Michigan 23 Virginia Tech 20 January 2, 2013 Louisville 33 Florida 23 January 2, 2014 Oklahoma 45 Alabama 31 January 1, 2015[CFP] #4 Ohio State 42 […]
Kentucky vs. Virginia Tch (Orange Bowl) When: Monday, December 31st, 12:00 PM EST Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Belk Bowl History (Last 7) December 27, 2011 NC State 31 Louisville 24 December 27, 2012 Cincinnati 48 Duke 34 December 28, 2013 North Carolina 39 Cincinnati 17 December 30, 2014 Georgia […]
Georgia State Panthers vs. Wyoming Cowboys When: Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 at 2:30 pm. MT Where: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona How to Follow: ESPN, KFBC 1240 AM (Wyoming radio) The Arizona Bowl will feature two 7-5 teams looking to end the year on a high note and holding a trophy. The Arizona Bowl is […]
The game will mark Virginia’s first appearance in the Orange Bowl. The Cavaliers are 9-4 overall and the ACC Coastal Division champion. The Orange Bowl will mark UVA’s 21st bowl appearance and third consecutive under fourth-year head coach Bronco Mendenhall.
Mississippi State goes for its third straight victory when it meets Louisville of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday from Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.
Illinois is making its 19th bowl appearance in school history, but the first under Lovie Smith and the Fighting Illini are looking to get back in the win column against the Golden Bears.
Western Kentucky vs. Western Michigan (Cotton Bowl Classic) When: Monday, December 30th, 12:30 PM EST Where: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Tex. TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN First Responder Bowl History This bowl game was originally slated to replace the Cotton Bowl Classic at the Cotton Bowl Stadium when the Cotton Bowl itself moved to AT&T Stadium. It […]
A berth in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game is on the line as Ohio State and Clemson do battle in this year’s PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.
Oklahoma vs. LSU (College Football Playoff Peach Bowl) When: Saturday, December 28th, 4:00 PM EST Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga. TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN Peach Bowl History The Peach Bowl started in 1968. The bowl changed its name to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl in 1997 but changed to add back “Peach” when this bowl became part of the […]
Memphis vs. Penn State (Cotton Bowl Classic) When: Saturday, December 28th, 12:00 PM EST Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN Cotton Bowl History The Cotton Bowl started with its first game in 1937. The game played in the Cotton Bowl Stadium until moving to AT&T Stadium in January 2010. The following is the history […]
In a way it’s very fitting that Michigan State returns to the Bronx to play a football game, as there is an amazing Michigan State and Fordham connection.
Air Force vs. Washington State When: Friday, December 27th at 10:30 pm. ET Where: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona How to Follow: ESPN, 104.3 The Fan (Falcon Radio), KIRO 710 (Cougar Radio) This bowl has gone by many names since its inception in 1989. Previously it has been called The Copper Bowl, The Insight Bowl, […]
Mack Brown took on the challenge of getting North Carolina back into postseason play in November of 2018, and a year later, after some dancing, some oh-so-close monumental upsets and some agonizing losses, Mack has brought North Carolina back. All that’s left for him to so is get a win and head into the offseason with a winning record.
Iowa vs. USC (Holiday Bowl) When: Friday, December 27, 7:00 PM EST Where: SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, Calif. TV/Streaming: FS1/Fox Sports App Holiday Bowl History 2018 — Northwestern 31, Utah 20 2017 — Michigan State 42, Washington State 17 2016 — Minnesota 17, Washington State 12 2015 — Wisconsin 23, USC 21 2014 –- USC 45, Nebraska […]
Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh (Quick Lane Bowl) When: Thursday, December 26th, 8:00 PM EST Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Mich. TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN Quick Lane Bowl History Date Winning Team Losing Team December 26, 2014 Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 December 28, 2015 Minnesota 21 Central Michigan 14 December 26, 2016 Boston College 36 Maryland 30 December […]
This year’s Camping World Bowl features a pair of teams with bowl resumes on opposite sides of the spectrum with Iowa State appearing in a bowl for just the 15th time in school history.