The 2010 UMass football schedule is up. Article from the UMass website here.
Matty Vautour has commentary on the schedule here. Ron Chimelis has a story here.
2010 UMASS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Saturday, Sept. 4 - WILLIAM & MARY*
Saturday, Sept. 11 - HOLY CROSS
Saturday, Sept. 18 - at Michigan
Saturday, Sept. 25 - at Stony Brook
Saturday, Oct. 2 - at Towson*
Saturday, Oct. 9 - Open Date
Saturday, Oct. 16 - RICHMOND*
Saturday, Oct. 23 - at New Hampshire*
Saturday, Oct. 30 - at James Madison*
Saturday, Nov. 6 - MAINE*
Saturday, Nov. 13 - DELAWARE*
Saturday, Nov. 20 - at Rhode Island*
Pretty good schedule from a fan's point of view. Bill & Mary and Holy Cross are sure to be big draws as night games. Richmond and Delaware should be Top-15 teams in 2010. And Michigan is a "Bucket List" game for all college football fans. Mrs Blog and I are already looking at trips to the Big House as well as Towson and James Madison.
The NCAA has mandated an eleven game schedule in 2010. As Matty Vautour notes, there is no paid home win this year. Stony Brook is an up-and-coming FCS program and presumably they wanted too much for a buyout to play at UMass. The Minutemen should be the headline attraction in their schedule.
We'll be talking a lot more about the 2010 games as the year goes by.