UMass Bets Big On Football Program Despite Poor Attendance

NPR | Oct. 18, 2013 7:09 p.m.

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Henry Epp

Like many public universities before it, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has made the move to the top level of college football, known as Football Bowl Subdivision. The program is now in its second year of play. The team is struggling and attendance is weak. The school is pumping more money into football, and some faculty are questioning the investment. But others are calling for patience.

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