Miami RedHawks (1-2 overall, 0-0 MAC) vs.
Massachusetts Minutemen (0-3 overall, 0-0 MAC)

Saturday, Sept. 22  • 12 noon EDT
Yager Stadium (24,000 cap.)

2012 MAC Opener: After making its longest road trip of the year last week, Miami returns home to face the Mid-American Conference's newest member, Massachusetts in its 2012 Homecoming Game. The game is also the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

On the Air: In its seventh year of its partnership with IMG College, the Miami  Sports Network continues its coverage of Miami Football with a group of affiliates blanketing most of Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana. “The Voice of the RedHawks” Steve Baker will deliver the play-by-play coverage, while Tim Bray will provide color commentary. Terry Bridge will be the network’s sideline reporter. Tune-in to one of Miami’s game-day affiliates:

WMOH-AM 1450 (Hamilton, OH)
WFMG-FM 101.3 (Richmond, IN)
WDBZ-AM 1230 (Cincinnati, OH)
WONE-AM 980 (Dayton, OH)

Beyond southwestern Ohio, Miami’s audio broadcast also is available through Miami All-Access at 

IMG’s pregame show on Saturday, Sept. 22, begins at 11 a.m. EDT.

Miami’s game vs. UMass will be televised on the ESPN Regional Network and ESPN3. Michael Reghi (play-by-play) and Doug Graber (analyst) will serve as the talent. 

Chicago, Ill. WPWR MNT
Boston, Mass. WCVB ABC
Detroit, Mich. WXYZ ABC
Tampa-St. Pete, Sarasota, Fla BRIGHTHOUSE RSN
Cleveland, Ohio WEWS ABC
Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbrn, Fla. BRIGHTHOUSE-O RSN
Indianapolis, Ind. WNDY CW
Baltimore, Md. (9/23-9:30a) MASN RSN
Columbus, Ohio. WWHO CW
Milwaukee, Wisc. WMLW IND
Cincinnati, Ohio EKRC CW
Harrisburg-Lncstr-Leb-York, Pa. EHP-DT2 CBS
Grand Rapids-K’zoo-Battle Creek, Mich. WZZM ABC
Louisville, Ky. WBKI CW
Buffalo, N.Y. WNYO MNT
New Orleans, La. COX-NO COX
Providence- New Bedford, R.I. COX-NE COX
Dayton, Ohio WKEF ABC
Toledo, Ohio WTVG ABC
Madison, Wisc. ETVW MNT
South Bend-Elkhart, Ind. WMYS IND
Youngstown, Ohio WYTV ABC
Springfield-Holyoke, Mass. WGGB-DT FOX
Lansing, Mich. WHTV MNT
La Crosse-Eau Claire, Wisc. KQEG FMN
Rockford, Ill. WTVO-DT2 MNT

The Miami-UMass football game will be widely televised across the eastern one-third of the nation, including Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, Orlando, Cleveland and New Orleans.

With 176 passing yards vs. SIU, Miami’s Zac Dysert jumped into the top 10 of the  Mid-American Conference’s all-time passing yardage list, moving past former MAC stars Walter Church of Eastern Michigan (9,142 yards,1996-2000), Bruce Gradkowski of Toledo (9,225 yards, 2002-05) and Nate Davis of Ball State (9,233 yards, 2006-08). Just in front of Dysert (9,235 yards) in ninth place on the list is Tyler Sheehan of Bowling Green (10,117 yards, 2006-09).

The statue of coaching great Paul Brown will be unveiled Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Cradle of Coaches Plaza, at the south end of Yager Stadium. Brown, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joins the statues honoring Paul Dietzel, Bo Schembechler, Weeb Ewbank, Carm Cozza, Ara Parseghian, John Pont and Earl “Red” Blaik.

Miami begins its 65th MAC season on Saturday, seeking its 16th conference title.

The UMass game will be McFamily and Friends Day presented by McDonald’s. For only $44, fans can purchase four game tickets, receive four McDonald’s Value Meals, and pick up four FREE Miami baseball caps (while supplies last).