Massachusetts Rumors & News

  • As football conference search continues, UMass explores possibility of independency

    Daily Hampshire Gazette "UMass is actively seeking a conference for its football program for when its Mid-American Conference affiliation ends after the 2015 season. But athletic director John McCutcheon said the school’s athletic department is beginning to prepare for the possibility that the Minutemen could play, at..." June 10

  • Sun Belt isn't looking to expand, sticks with 11 teams

    Sun Belt Sports "The Sun Belt Conference concluded its annual Spring Meeting on Wednesday with a number of important topics being discussed and several key developments taking place. Sun Belt Conference Membership Discussion The Sun Belt Conference has suspended any further discussion or consideration to add..." May 22

  • UMass leaving the MAC after 2015 season

    College Football Talk "In an era of expanding conferences, the MAC is headed in the other direction. In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, the MAC announced that UMass will be leaving the conference following the completion of the 2015 football season. UMass has been a football-only member of the MAC for..." March 27

  • Mark Whipple excited to coach UMass football

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette "UMass football was nameless in 1972 and homeless for the past two years, but has not been winless since 1927. However, the Minutemen — who got that name late in the '72 season — were dangerously close to not winning a single game in both 2012 and 2013, so changes were in order. They have..." February 26

  • Transfers boost UMass’ haul

    Boston Herald "Back for a second go-round as UMass football coach, Mark Whipple treated yesterday’s national Letter of Intent Day like an old friend. “It was fun. I did a little (recruiting) at Miami, but I like helping kids and meeting people,” Whipple said after inking 15 prospective freshmen as well as..." February 06

  • Mark Whipple hired by UMass again "UMass has hired Mark Whipple as its football coach. He returns to the school he coached from 1998 through 2003 and led to the Division I-AA national championship in his first season. UMass moved to the top level of college football when it joined the FBS in 2012. But the Minutemen went 1-11 in..." January 15