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UMass moving to FBS level

Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff  April 19, 2011 11:38 AM

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After several months of negotiations, the University of Massachusetts will officially move from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision level in college football. The official announcement will come Wednesday afternoon in a press conference at Gillette Stadium.

According to sources at UMass, the Minutemen will join the Mid-American Conference in football beginning in 2012 and will play a majority of their home games at Gillette Stadium. The Minutemen will remain as a member of the Atlantic 10 in college basketball.

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