UMass Minutemen

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The UMass Minutemen are the athletic teams that represent the University of Massachusetts Amherst; strictly speaking, the Minutemen nickname applies to men's teams and athletes only — women's teams and athletes are known as Minutewomen. The Minutemen and Minutewomen compete in NCAA Division I sports competition primarily as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. UMass is one of only 16 universities in the nation that plays Division I FBS football and Division I men's ice hockey (six of which are in the Big Ten Conference). The nickname is also applied to club teams that do not participate within the NCAA structure.


UMass Minutemen college football
First Season
Team History
UMass Minutemen (1972-present)
UMass Redmen (1948-71)
Massachusetts Statesmen (1947)
Massachusetts State Aggies (1931-46)
Massachusetts Aggies (1879-1930)
Independent (1879-96, 1923-46, 2016-present)
Mid-American Conference (2012-15)
Colonial Athletic Association (2007-11)
Atlantic 10 Conference (1997-2006)
Yankee Conference (1947-96)
Athletic League of New England State Colleges (1897-1922)
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (1965–2011, 2014-present)
Gillette Stadium (2012-16)
Alumni Field (1879-1964)
Key People
Players • Coaches

Programs by season


Season/Date Opponent Venue
October 6 at Rutgers Rutgers Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1980s 1989
1990s 1993

Men's Basketball

UMass Minutemen men's college basketball
First Season
Team History
UMass Minutemen (1971-present)
Atlantic 10 Conference (1976-present)
William D. Mullins Memorial Center (1993-present)
Curry Hicks Cage (1931-93)
Key People
Players • Coaches

Programs by season


Season/Date Opponent Venue
March 30, 1996 vs. Kentucky Continental Airlines Arena
Atlantic 10 Conference
Full members Davidson Wildcats • Dayton Flyers • Duquesne Dukes • Fordham Rams • George Mason Patriots • George Washington Colonials • La Salle Explorers • Rhode Island Rams • Richmond Spiders • Saint Joseph's Hawks • St. Bonaventure Bonnies • Saint Louis Billikens • UMass Minutemen • VCU Rams

NCAA Division I FBS independents
All Schools Army Black Knights • BYU Cougars • Liberty Flames • Notre Dame Fighting Irish • UConn Huskies • UMass Minutemen
Venues Notre Dame Stadium
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference • Independents
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: ASUN Conference • Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference • Southwest Conference

Hockey East
Current Members Boston College Eagles • Boston University Terriers • Maine Black Bears • Merrimack Warriors • New Hampshire Wildcats • Northeastern Huskies • Providence Friars • UConn Huskies • UMass Minutemen • UMass Lowell River Hawks • Vermont Catamounts
Former Members Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Venues Conte Forum • Agganis Arena • Alfond Arena • J. Thom Lawler Rink • Whittemore Center • Matthews Arena • Schneider Arena • XL Center • Mullins Center • Tsongas Center • Gutterson Fieldhouse
Other Hockey Conferences Atlantic Hockey • Big Ten Conference • Central Collegiate Hockey Association • College Hockey America • ECAC Hockey • Hockey East • National Collegiate Hockey Conference • New England Women's Hockey Alliance • Western Collegiate Hockey Association • Independents