MAC releases football schedule

The MAC announced its 2012 football schedule Thursday, with a minimum of nine regular-season nationally televised games on ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN3 highlighting the conference schedule.

The regular season will conclude with the MAC title game Nov. 30 at Ford Field in Detroit on ESPN2.

This season will also feature the debut of UMass.

Also this season, the MAC will host eight games against FBS AQ conference foes, including: Northern Illinois hosting Iowa in a neutral-site game Sept. 1 at Soldier Field in Chicago; Indiana at UMass (Sept. 8); Michigan State at Central Michigan (Sept. 8); UConn at Western Michigan (Sept. 22); Kansas at Northern Illinois (Sept. 22); USF at Ball State (Sept. 22); Cincinnati at Toledo (Oct. 20); and Pittsburgh at Buffalo (Oct. 20).

Here is the full schedule.