Report: UMass will leave MAC after 2015 season
The University of Massachusetts football team will no longer be a part of the Mid-American Conference after 2015, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
UMass joined the conference as a football-only member when the school elevated its football program to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012, while the rest of its sports remained in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
The Minutemen turned down the MAC's offer of full membership earlier this year, and their contract with the conference states that they will leave the conference within two years if they turn down a full membership offer. The team has gone 1-11 in each season since it joined the conference, with a 1-7 record in conference play, and head coach Charley Molnar was fired after last season.