Created:Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:11 a.m.CDT

UMass football joins MAC

The days of playing an uneven Mid-American Conference football schedule is apparently over.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting the University of Massachusetts will join the MAC as a football-only member. The move gives the league 14 football programs and opens the door to two, seven-team divisions. Under the previous format, the MAC East had seven teams while the MAC West had six.

Among the things that stand out, UMass will begin playing a MAC schedule in 2012 but will be uneligible for a MAC Championship Game appearance or MAC-affiliated bowl game until 2013.

Now that NIU's true road winning streak is over, which road win was your favorite?
2013 at Toledo
2013 at Iowa
2013 at Purdue
2014 at Northwestern