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By Paul Myerberg // Apr 17, 2012
Welcome to Amherst, Mass., once voted the nicest college town in America, and as of a year ago this Thursday, home of the newest member of the MAC. Yes, change is afoot: Kevin Morris is out, Charley Molnar is in; the C.A.A. is out, replaced by the MAC East. During non-conference play, the Minutemen will substitute teams like Central Connecticut State and Old Dominion for teams like Connecticut — the big school in the Nutmeg State — Indiana, Michigan and Vanderbilt. Isn’t simply moving up the F.B.S. hard enough? Before its bye week on Oct. 13, UMass will face a team from the Big East, two teams from the Big Ten and two reigning bowl teams from the MAC. UMass will play five home games all season. And about that: home games will be played at Gillette Stadium while the university refurbishes its own stadium. Welcome to the F.B.S., Minutemen.
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By Paul Myerberg // Feb 6, 2012
More often than not, former B.C.S. conference quarterbacks win Super Bowls. Mississippi won its second in five years last night; Michigan lost its second in five years. California took home the hardware last February. It was Purdue lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy at Tennessee’s expense in 2010. It’s a new era, but the story remains the same. Alabama quarterbacks won the first three Super Bowls – Bart Starr and Joe Namath – followed by Purdue and Louisville; a former Boilermaker, either Len Dawson or Bob Griese, won three rings over a five-year span from 1970-74. Over the last decade, only one non-B.CS. conference has put a Super Bowl-winning quarterback into the N.F.L.: the MAC, Ben Roethlisberger, twice.
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By Paul Myerberg // Jan 19, 2012
Three more teams will join the F.B.S. in 2012, with a fourth, South Alabama, entering its second and final year transitioning upwards from the F.C.S. to the Sun Belt. Massachusetts will join the MAC, taking a spot in the East division and giving the league two even, seven-team divisions; Bowling Green will move to the West, a move that makes sense on multiple levels. Texas State and Texas-San Antonio — the former run by Dennis Franchione, the latter by former Miami (Fla.) head coach Larry Coker — will join the WAC, helping that conference make up for the loss of Nevada, Fresno State and Hawaii to the Mountain West.