Originally posted on Falcon Nation  |  Last updated 1/4/12
It is a shoe that has been waiting to drop for sometime, and I don't think there was much doubt about what it would be.UMass is entering the MAC for football.  They are far and away the easternmost team in the MAC and therefore, really need to be in the East division, which would put 8 teams in the East and 6 in the West.  Soooo, somebody had to move, and BG, which was in the West during 2002 and 3, will be moving back again.You could have taken Miami, I guess, but there was never much doubt it was going to be BG.  You also could have ditched the idea that geography means anything (Big East, anyone?) or gone North and South or all Leaders and Legends, but the MAC decided to follow their normal trend.They did think about it....Commissioner Steinbrecher...“We considered a number of different paradigms and ultimately we focused on the core principles of geography, travel and rivalries. We now have a true rotational cycle for football and a scheduling model that will extend for future ...
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