So if you had the MAC as the first conference to achieve Super-Conference status in your office pool, I have some good news for you. The MAC, which already has 13 teams -- more than any other FBS conference -- may be on the verge of adding its 14th member. UMass -- the University of Massachusetts -- is planning on making the jump to FBS by 2013, and according to reports, they'll be doing so as the newest member of the MAC conference.
So get ready for some Tuesday night MACtion in New England.
According to several sources, UMass would take its program, currently in the Football Championship Subdivision, to the Mid-American Conference, whose football schools include Temple, Bowling Green and Miami of Ohio.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a MAC spokesman would say only that the conference is “exploring” the possibility of adding the Minutemen for football.
UMass has also been talking to the New England Patriots about the possibility of playing several home games a season in Gillette Stadium. The Minutemen already played New Hampshire there earlier this season in the "Colonial Clash" in front of over 32,000 fans.