A hearty welcome to Massachusetts, one of four new teams in Division I-A. Although the Minutemen have been playing football since 1879, this is going to be a season like no other. Seven of Massachusetts' games are on the road, including trips to Connecticut, Michigan and Vanderbilt. The other nonconference game is at home against Indiana. Now getting to a home game involves more than a walk across campus. The team will travel 94 miles from Amherst to Foxborough. That's where Gillette Stadium is located, and it's the new home of the UMass football. Officials are setting lofty goals and there is hope the team can lead the Mid-American Conference in attendance, but that will depend on the quality of the product under first-year coach Charley Molnar.
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After the jump is a promotional video for the new UMass license plate.