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A vocal group of University of Massachusetts faculty and staff are opposed to spending large amounts of money on upgrading the football program to the highest level of competitive college football.
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By a vote of 19-18, the UMass faculty senate rejected a motion to recommend an abrupt end to UMass football playing in the MAC and the Bowl Subdivision for financial reasons.
The University of Massachusetts faculty voiced their opinion on the large budget spent on their football team, which didn't draw many fans in 2012. While they have a point, it doesn't appear to change their MAC affiliation any time soon.