The University of Massachusetts football program has just two years left in the Mid-American Conference.
The school has turned down an opportunity to join the conference full time and no longer will be a football-only member after the 2015 Division I season.
“This is not the outcome we anticipated when UMass was admitted as a football-only member,” MAC commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher said in a statement Wednesday. “However, circumstances changed regarding our football membership and this is a result of those circumstances.”
UMass became an FBS program when it joined the MAC in 2012 as a football-only member, and the Minutemen have struggled to build a winning program with a 2-22 record (2-14 in conference) over the last two years and no bowl game appearances.