2014 UMass Minutemen Football Schedule
The UMass Minutemen are back with another tough team that is looking to
make their mark in the Mid-American Conference (MAC), an underrated conference that has some very talented teams in the mix
every single season. One of those teams that always has some serious potential is UMass, a program that routinely brings together
highly touted recruits that can do a little bit of everything on the gridiron. If you take a look at the schedule, it also
won't be hard to figure out that there are some amazing matchups that will create plenty of buzz around town, as Minutemen
football is a big deal around Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Of course, 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. Come out and see games against Eastern Michigan (Oct. 18), Ball State
(Nov. 12) and Buffalo (Nov. 28) and you'll see a great atmosphere filled with passionate fans who aren't shy about showing
their love for the home team.
But even though the home games are always a great idea if you're a college football fan,
every fan also needs to eventually get out and see the Minutemen away from home. This is a loyal fan base that sports team
gear wherever the Minutemen show up, helping to provide some major road support as the Minutemen look to bring home some wins
outside of Gillette. Games against Toledo (Oct. 25) and Akron (Nov. 18) down the home stretch of the season will have great
atmospheres that are perfect for UMass fans looking to see their team away from home. Either way, this is a team that you
don't want to miss out on as they look to improve their standing in the MAC and give their fans some major thrills along the
UMass Minutemen Football Team Info
This is a team that has won multiple conference championships
throughout the years and usually have the talent to be a threat to win 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.
NCAA Football Experience
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. Though we know that pro sports are great as well, there is something extra special in the air when it's only
university pride that's on the line, as these athletes play only for the love of the game and for the universities they represent.
Put it all together and watching your favorite college team is the perfect experience for anyone who loves the spectacle of
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. It won't be easy in the MAC
as they battle it out with a series of other highly touted teams looking to make a name for themselves, but the Minutemen
have some real talent and fans know that they're capable of doing some real damage if it all comes together for UMass.
UMass Football Trivia
The Minutemen have had two members get inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Can you name them?
The answer is both Dick MacPherson and Milt Morin. After leading the Minutemen to a great stretch
in the 1970s, head coach Dick MacPherson was inducted into the College Hall of Fame in 2009 and tight end Morin, who played
between 1963 and 1965 for the Minutemen, was inducted the following year, 2010.
UMass Football Fans
Stadium, also home to the New England Patriots, 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.
We know that UMass has a reputation for being a great basketball school as well, but you can't make the mistake of thinking
that it's only about the hoops. When it turns to the fall, it's all about the gridiron around the UMass campus, which is what
you'll see loud and clear whenever the Minutemen gear up for a highly anticipated matchup.