The Mid-American football conference is getting bigger.
The MAC announcing Wednesday that the University of Massachusetts will join as a football playing school only.
That will make the MAC a 14-team league starting in 2012.
The Minutemen will be eligible for the conference championship game and a bowl game beginning in the 2013 football season.
UMASS will be making the jump from the F-C-S, formerly known as Division 1-AA.