Liberty and UMass have canceled their future football games, according to a copy of the cancellation notice obtained by ASOR.

The Flames and Minutemen were scheduled to play on September 27, 2025 in Lynchburg, November 7, 2026 in Ahmerst, and on November 27, 2027 back in Lynchburg. Those games have all been canceled. This news comes on the heels of UMass joining the MAC and moving from being an FBS Independent.

Ever since Liberty made the move to the FBS ranks in 2018, the Flames have faced UMass each season as the two were both competing as Independents. Now, with Liberty in Conference and USA and UMass preparing to enter the MAC, the two schools will not meet on the gridiron any time soon following the 2024 campaign..

Liberty is 5-1 all-time against the Minutemen, having won 5 straight. UMass won the first meeting between the two teams, 62-59, on November 3, 2018. Since then, the Flames have dominated the series winning by margins of 63-21 (2019), 45-0 (2020), 62-17 (2021), 42-24 (2022), and 49-25 (2023).

The Flames and Minutemen will play later this year, scheduled to meet on November 16 in Amherst. It is the last scheduled meeting between the two teams.

With this update, Liberty is currently scheduled to play James Madison and at Old Dominion in 2025. In 2026, the Flames have scheduled games at James Madison and against Ball State. And, in 2027, Liberty is scheduled to play at Virginia Tech and Coastal Carolina and play host to UConn.

You can see all of Liberty’s future football schedules here.