UMass Minutemen

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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

The UMass Minutemen college football team represents the University of Massachusetts in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Massachusetts is the fourth oldest program currently in FBS. The Minutemen currently compete as an FBS independent.

UMass began play in 1879 and have since appeared in three FCS National Championship games, winning the title in 1998. The Minutemen began a two-year Football Bowl Subdivision transition period in 2011, becoming bowl eligible in 2013.


Home programs by season


Season/Date Opponent Venue
October 6 at Rutgers Scarlet Knights Rutgers Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks

All media guides

1990s 1993

NCAA Division I FBS independents
All Schools Army Black Knights • BYU Cougars • Liberty Flames • New Mexico State Aggies • 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 Big East Conference • West Coast Conference