UMass should schedule MAC hockey teams
This is an annual plea of mine, but I've found that things I keep suggesting eventually get accomplished so:
When Hockey East changes it's schedule format next year opening up a considerable nonconference games on the schedule. UMass should schedule at least some of them against MAC teams that play hockey - Miamii (Ohio), Bowling Green, Western Michigan.
Schedule the football game and a hockey series on the same weekend. More fans are likely to travel for more than one event and I can tell you the hockey games would certainly get more media coverage.
It doens't work as well as it would have when the football games were in Amherst, but it would still make for a good weekend fan experience.