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Kendall Baker, author of Sports
Nov 20, 2020 - Sports

Coronavirus cancellations give the Group of 5 a chance to shine

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The pandemic eliminated most Power 5 vs. Group of 5 games this season, costing the smaller Group of 5 schools millions of dollars in game contracts.

Yes, but: Conference-only play, postponed start dates and canceled games have given those schools a chance to climb up the polls and make a name for themselves nationally — an opportunity that a handful have seized.