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UMass won’t explore leaving Football Bowl Subdivision

In the latest example of campus divisions over UMass moving to the elite ranks of college football, the school’s Faculty Senate on Thursday narrowly rebuffed an effort to kill the multimillion-dollar upgrade.

The vote was 19-18, with one abstention, against calling on university leaders to immediately consider developing a plan to withdraw from the elite Football Bowl Subdivision. The move would have failed even if the lone abstainer, Max Page, a leading critic of the upgrade, were not absent to attend a conference in China.

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