There are three things certain in life: Death, Taxes, and the MAC Surviving Conference Realignment. The key to the MAC’s unprecedented level of stability: Being just weak enough that the P5 has no interest in poaching any of their membership, while being strong enough to fend off raids from G5 conferences. te Founded in 1946… Continue reading An Ode to the MAC: The Conference That Always Defies the Odds With its Continued Survival.
One aspect of college football that makes the sport special is its overtime and the diverse ways that such a game can end. I decided to start this project where I would track every overtime game with the intent of finding all the unique ways an overtime game can end and the frequency of each… Continue reading Analysis of College Football Overtime Endings
Author’s Note: This is Part II of a two-part article. Part I can be found here. The 1983 Penn State-Nebraska matchup was touted as a rematch/revenge game for Nebraska. The Cornhuskers did more than enough to deliver a meal best served cold. The Nittany Lions were walloped by Nebraska by a score of 44-6. A touchdown by… Continue reading Think Alabama-FSU is the most hyped opening week game of all time? Nebraska-Penn State 1983 would like to have a word with you (Part II)
Author’s Note: This is Part I of a two-part article. Part II can be found here. The 2017 football season will feature a rare top-five matchup in its first week when #1 Alabama plays #3 Florida State. The rarity of such event and the abnormally high combined rank has caused fans and media to label it the… Continue reading Think Alabama-FSU is the most hyped opening week game of all time? Nebraska-Penn State 1983 would like to have a word with you (Part I)
With news that the Raiders are on the verge of moving to Las Vegas I decided to update my NFL expansion and realignment project to include this move, fix a typo, and slow down the gif. This project uses the same template as the college football conference realignment gif/pictures I made last year. Some important things to… Continue reading History of NFL Expansion and Realignment (Las Vegas Raiders Edition)
This project uses the same template as the college football conference realignment gif/pictures I made last year. Some important things to note: -This project only covers the history of the 32 active NFL franchises. The NFL had a number of NFL franchises that folded prior to 1953 that are not included in this data. -The… Continue reading History of NFL Expansion and Realignment
Liberty will upgrade to FBS starting in the 2018 season. While FCS members upgrading to FBS has become almost routine, the LU case is quite unusual. Liberty has long been one of the strongest expansion candidates for G5 conferences looking to add an FCS member. Liberty was the first FCS institution to offer cost of… Continue reading Liberty Upgrades to FBS: How it Happened and What it Means
With Eastern Michigan (EMU) playing in the 2016 Bahamas Bowl I would like to take this opportunity to examine the last time EMU went to a bowl back in 1987. The 1987 Eastern Michigan football season is a fascinating story as it symbolized a complete reversal of fortune for a program that had struggled in… Continue reading When the MAC Expelled Eastern Michigan and the Revenge Tour That Followed
Note: This is a follow up to a two part series regarding the 2014 Marshall football season. When the College Football Playoffs (CFP) was created it was championed as a milestone that greatly improved college football. This was due in large part to the CFP replacing the unpopular BCS System. The BCS was a lightning… Continue reading The College Football Playoff Committee has made things worse for the G5.
In response to HB2 commonly known as the North Carolina bathroom law the ACC has taken the step of moving neutral site conference championship locations outside the state. Why did the ACC do this? One thing that cannot be overstated is academic institutions have very diverse student bodies. For this reason university administrations care very… Continue reading What the ACC’s Response to HB2 Means.