2014 UMass Minutemen Football Schedule
One look at the schedule this season and you'll pretty much get the idea,
as it's another year sure to be absolutely filled with big battles against top-tier opponents as the Minutemen look to round
into form and make a big move in the MAC. It's never easy with a steady string of tough matchups against other talented teams,
but the Minutemen don't back down from a challenge, making it always a good idea to come out and see if they have what it
takes to make a major move up the standings this time around. From amazing games against conference rivals to matchups against
other powerhouses, there are plenty of options on the schedule once again this season.
And the action all gets started
on Aug. 30 when the Minutemen host the Boston College Eagles, with other highly anticipated home games including Bowling Green
(Sept. 27), Eastern Michigan (Oct. 18), Ball State (Nov. 12) and plenty of others. When the Minutemen hit the field for an
amazing matchup, don't even think about missing out on the heart-pounding excitement, as there is nothing quite like actually
being there when the game is on the line and your Minutemen are digging in looking to make a big play to seal the deal. Don't
forget about the away games either, as road matchups against Vanderbilt, Penn State, Kent State and others will be places
where you'll see plenty of Minutemen fans pop up. Once you're there in the middle of a nail-biter, you'll definitely be glad
that you're not still sitting at home.
UMass Minutemen Football Team Info
This is a team that has won
multiple conference championships throughout the years and always seems to be a threat to topple the conference, making them
always a must-see if you love college football played at the highest possible level. The MAC tends to be filled to the brim
with amazing matchups, giving you plenty of opportunities to come out and see the Minutemen as they hope to light up the scoreboard
and give their fans another memorable season of bone-jarring excitement. This is a team that dates back well over a century,
providing generations of excitement as this program has continued to grow. These days, the Minutemen football squad is a major
part of the sports scene on the UMass campus, and that's not likely to change anytime in the near future.
Football is one of the best sports to see live and college football across the country has turned
into a way of life rather than just a sporting event. Game day is full of rituals, from dressing up in team colors and painting
your face, to writing signs of the television cameras, to putting an incredible spread of food together to enjoy with friends
and family outside the stadium before the game. Seeing a game at Gillette Stadium is a special event, where fans, students
and alumni come together to cheer on the Minutemen and complete the atmosphere that is sure to be nothing shy of heart-pounding
from one snap to the next. When the game is on the line and two talented teams are digging in, it won't be hard to see that
it doesn't get any better than this.
UMass Minutemen Football History
With a program that dates all the
way back to 1879, this is one of the absolutely oldest football teams in the world, and over the years there have been plenty
of amazing moments and great players that have helped make the Minutemen icons of the campus. Over the years, 22 different
conference titles have been snagged by the Minutemen and they've also had plenty of players go on to the NFL after dominating
for UMass, making this a team that you definitely don't want to miss out on as they gun for conference title number 23. With
another talented squad that can do a little bit of everything, the Minutemen will definitely be a team to once again keep
your eye out for in the MAC.
UMass Football Trivia
Did you know that Lou Bush was the first UMass player
named an All-American?
In the 1930s, Lou Bush was the first member of the program to get the distinction, though more
than 70 different UMass players have been named All-Americans since.
UMass Football Fans
is always the place to be if you love top-tier sporting events, as it's always packed to the brim with passionate and intense
fans that know how to pour into the stadium to show their support. The Minutemen certainly won't go quietly in the MAC, giving
you plenty of reasons to put down the remote and head out to the stands so you can join in the hard-hitting action up close
and personal, which is the only way to get the full college football experience. Though there are lots of ways to follow the
Minutemen these days, there's still no comparing the home-viewing experience to actually being there alongside thousands of
passionate fans for all of the crucial snaps of a big game.