UMass promised “national excellence and prominence” when it transitioned to the Mid-American Conference and the Football Bowl Subdivision. But two years later, the only recognition the football program is getting is for its pathetic record.
Peter May is a freelance journalist whose work appears regularly in The New York Times and on ESPN.com. He covered the NBA and the Boston Celtics for the Boston Globe for nearly two decades.
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