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UMass football will remain in FBS

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04:08 PM ET 02.01 | The UMass Faculty Senate narrowly voted down a proposal to drop the Minutemen football team from NCAA FBS status. UMass competed in its first season of FBS football as a member of the MAC in 2012, and the results left quite a bit to be desired. The Minutemen finished the season 1-11, with the lone victory coming over Akron on Nov. 10, 22-14. Some members of the Faculty Senate viewed the season as evidence that the move from FCS to FBS was a failure and wanted to see UMass immediately return to its previous classification.

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, Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
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February 1, 2013  06:16 PM ET

The Faculty Senate has no ability to remove the football program from the FBS level. MassLive and several other outlets have correctly reported that they can only make a suggestion, and that suggestion is powerless. This snippet does not explain that, and readers may misunderstand what this means.

February 1, 2013  06:16 PM ET

You have to start somewhere.

February 1, 2013  07:12 PM ET

You can't give up after one year. Hell, that is only 2 losses behind auburn which has been division 1 for over 100 years.

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February 1, 2013  09:09 PM ET

ummm...they played connecticut, indiana, michigan, vandy and northern illionois.

ok, not powerhouses, but still there's 4 ooc games that I would never have expected a new fbs team to win.

February 2, 2013  12:58 AM ET
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You can't give up after one year. Hell, that is only 2 losses behind auburn which has been division 1 for over 100 years.

Lol

Nice dig

 
February 2, 2013  12:18 PM ET

WOW must be a slow news day

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