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UMass Football | MAC Is A Good Option

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I like to think that I have enough integrity to admit when I am wrong.  I recently wrote an article about my opinion on UMass Football joining the Mid-American Conference (MAC).  In that article, I talked about how I thought the Big East was a much better choice for UMass.  I used arguments about natural rivalries, more financially sound television deals and increased recruiting power (due to Big East affiliation) to promote my position.  All these points are sound and make a lot of sense when you look at the MAC versus the Big East.  I received a lot of feedback on that article beyond the comments on this blog.  After reading through these comments and doing some more research, I concluded one thing: I was wrong!  Moreover, the reason that I was wrong was because I overlooked one critical piece in this whole puzzle. Read more of this post

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UMass Football – Moving On Up?

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As some of you might remember, my Open Letter to Jack Wilson, President of the University of Massachusetts received quite a lot of attention.  As such, I’ve been following the story on UMass football’s potential move from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).  Today, the Boston Globe ran a pretty interesting article on this exact issue – UMass still deciding on best move, MAC is a good option, but is there a better one?

As you might expect, I have an opinion on this issue… Read more of this post