By: John From: Fifth-Quarter The 2014 season is eight months away, but it is never to early to not talk about it! A lot of college football websites present you with their Early Bird Top 25, but here at Fifth Quarter since we are sooooo original we are going to present you with our Early… Continue reading Early Worm Top 25
In the last couple of weeks, the ACC has been very vocal in their desire to scrap the current system of conference divisions. Since the SEC, ACC, and Big Ten all expanded to 14 team divisions, many have proposed a solution: “Why not set up the schedules so that every conference member a team doesn’t… Continue reading How to Make a Conference Schedule With No Divisions
This post is an explanation for why I paired these schools as fixed rivals as part of my “No Divisions” scheduling project. I only included the pairings that I felt needed the most explaining. You may ask why I spent so much time breaking down the Big Ten. The reason for this is because the… Continue reading Explaining the Rivalries
By: John After three of the greatest seasons in modern Vanderbilt football, many Commodore fans are left heartbroken. The success that these fans have tasted has gone for a sour ending now. From what they have feared from day one, that fear became a reality. James Franklin has left to become head coach at Penn… Continue reading Vanderbilt Recruiting
For months now, the ACC and Maryland have been embroiled in a lawsuit over Maryland’s exit fee. The ACC argues that Maryland owes the conference $52.3 million while Maryland says they are not obligated to pay that amount and alleges the ACC improperly withheld $16 million from the school. Things took an unusual turn when… Continue reading ACC/Maryland Lawsuit Takes An Unusual Twist
One of the biggest problems to arise out of conference realignment has been the logistical difficulties of scheduling 12 and 14 team conferences. The problem is further complicated by what is perhaps the most loved but at the same time most hated NCAA rule amongst conference commissioners. The regulation is officially known as 188.8.131.52 (c)… Continue reading The Case for Eliminating Football Divisions
By: Jon Juracko The Hatfields and McCoys. Batman and Joker. Hulk Hogan and any anti-American 1980’s wrestler. Good versus Evil. However you want to analyze it, rivalries tell a story…a wonderful prolific tale of two foes meeting on hollow ground to right all wrongs and further chase destiny. Destiny and glory aren’t as important as money as… Continue reading 75 Miles of Backyard: How Conference Realignment Ruined a Storied Rivalry
Atlantic Coast Conference: It is no secret that the BCS era hasn’t been kind to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Entering the season the ACC had won just a single BCS title, appeared in just three title games and had the worst record in the BCS bowls (3-13) among AQ conferences. This bowl season broke new… Continue reading Grading the Conferences’ Bowl Performances
Traditional thinking by the voters in the polls dictates Arizona is the best basketball team in the nation followed by Syracuse. But personally, I think the sportswriters and coaches who vote in the two major polls have gotten it wrong. Syracuse, not Arizona, deserves to be ranked first in the nation for the following reasons.… Continue reading Is Arizona Really the Best Basketball Team in the Nation?
It is hard to build a decent program when you have to compete with 4 in-state schools who are all members of the ACC. It is even tougher when two of those schools (NC State & UNC) are large state schools that always get first dibs on everything. ECU is more than just a little… Continue reading East Carolina Wins Historic Game Verse NC State.