This upcoming season will mark the first for UMass as a Div. 1-A (FBS) football program. Its 2012 schedule, in addition to MAC games, will include contests versus three of the Big Six conferences.
As it turns out, there won’t be many if any nonconference pastries on its future schedules, either.
In a release, UMass announced that it has scheduled future nonconference games against the likes of against Notre Dame, Penn State, Wisconsin, Florida, Kansas State, Colorado, and Boston College. Those games will be played between 2013 and 2019.
UMass had previously scheduled games against UConn, Indiana, Michigan and Vanderbilt for the 2012 season. Below is a look at the Minutemen’s future nonconference opponents:
2012: at UConn (Aug. 30), Indiana (Sept. 8), at Michigan (Sept. 15), at Vanderbilt (Oct. 27)
2013: at Wisconsin (Aug. 31), at Kansas State (Sept. 14), Vanderbilt (Sept. 21)
2014: Boston College (Aug. 30), Colorado (Sept. 6), at Penn State (Sept. 20), at Vanderbilt (Oct. 4)
2015: at Colorado (Sept. 12), at Notre Dame (Sept. 26)
2016: at Florida (Sept. 3), at Boston College (Sept. 17)
2017: at Indiana (Sept. 23)
2018: at Boston College (Sept. 1), Vanderbilt (Sept. 8)
2019: at Colorado (Sept. 7)
All but the 2012 game vs. Indiana, the 2013 game vs. Vandy, the 2014 games vs. BC and Colorado and the 2018 Vandy game will be played on the road.