Ex-FBS QBs Briscoe, Tabary giving Sam Houston, McNeese potent air attacks

Two years ago, Jeremiah Briscoe didn't have a choice but to leave his FBS program behind. Last year, it was the same for James Tabary. It's working out awfully well for both of them in the FCS. They're the Southland Conference's passing leaders. Briscoe is the real breakout star thus far, recently earning a spot on the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Watch List. Back in...
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18 days ago

UAB football signs 7-year, $7.5 million deal with Under Armour

The UAB football team will be returning after a two-year hiatus with the start of the 2017 college football season. When they take to the field, they will certainly look the part of a team that could compete in the Conference USA almost immediately. Drew Champlin of reported that UAB actually signed a seven-year, $7.525 million deal with Under Armour, which went into effect...
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25 days ago

Chattanooga TE Steve Pickren transferring back to UAB

UAB will be getting back on the football field in 2017 and it looks like they are trying to build a good team to have a great showing in the first season back. They have just received a former player as Steve Pickren will transfer back to UAB next year. After the 2014 season, UAB’s last before terminating its program, Pickren transferred to Chattanooga, where he was a blocking...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Collin Lisa transferring back to UAB

After leaving the UAB Blazers when the football program was disbanded, wide receiver Collin Lisa is set to return to where his collegiate career began. According to reports from the Buffalo News and, Lisa is returning to UAB following the news that the program will return in 2017. “I definitely think I could have had had a big year this year, but when I heard it was coming...
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May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

UAB assistant Mike Bennefield resigns to spend more time with family

The UAB Blazers football program will return to the field for the 2017 season, but they currently have to deal with an unexpected vacancy on Bill Clark’s coaching staff. According to reports, UAB line coach Mike Bennefield is set to resign from his position with the team to spend more time with his family. Bennefield will be stepping down immediately, per Bennefield first...
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May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Growing tension between UAB coach Bill Clark, AD Mark Ingram

The UAB Blazers will resume playing football in 2017, but word on the street is that there is disorder in the athletic department’s house. According to a report from Kevin Scarbinsky of, the friction between head coach Bill Clark and AD Mark Ingram is growing daily due to Ingram’s alleged micromanagement. Scarbinsky’s report cites people close to Clark as saying how...
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April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford hires Jerod Haase as head basketball coach

Add Jerod Haase’s name to the list of mid-major head coaches who have successfully made the leap to a power conference. Stanford University officially announced on Friday the hiring of Haase as the new head coach of their basketball program. Haase had previously coached the UAB Blazers for the last four seasons, compiling a record of 80-53. The 41-year-old Haase guided the Blazers...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

UAB downs FAU 73-70 behind Brown's 17 points

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Robert Brown scored 17 points, William Lee added 15 and UAB closed the regular season with a 73-70 win over FAU on Saturday to sweep the series against the Owls. It's the fifth-straight win for the Conference USA champion Blazers (26-5, 16-2), who are the top seed in next week's tournament. Trailing by 13 at halftime, FAU pulled within 66-62 on Jeantal Cylla...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Williams lifts UAB past Marshall 95-91

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Dirk Williams sank four 3-pointers and scored 19 points to lead Alabama-Birmingham past Marshall 95-91 on Thursday night and give the Blazers a two-game advantage atop the Conference USA. Nick Norton added 17 points, Chris Cokley had 16 and Robert Brown 13 for UAB (23-5, 13-2), which shot 47 percent and had 19 assists to go with its 31 field goals. William...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

UAB fans go nuts as freshman sends them over the century mark

The UAB Blazers are one of the best mid-major teams in the country this year and they look like a team that could make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. On Saturday, the team handled Florida Atlantic pretty well, beating them 104-67. Late in the game, seven-foot French freshman Thomas Smallwood made just his seventh appearance in a game this season. He hit a three-point shot to...
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February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

UAB coasts to 104-67 win over Florida Atlantic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Chris Cokley scored 14 points to lead seven Alabama-Birmingham players in double figures for a 104-67 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. Robert Brown, Thomas Smallwood and Lewis Sullivan had 13 points each, Dirk Williams added 12 and William Lee had 10 to go with 10 rebounds for UAB (20-4, 10-1 Conference USA). The Blazers shot 60 percent from the...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

UAB 's Clark: Signing day 'beyond just a big day'

The UAB Blazers loaded up on junior college players and signed Alabama's Mr. Football in their return to national signing day. The Blazers added 18 players to about the same number of mid-year enrollees on Wednesday, replenishing a roster that's still some 19 months away from taking the field. It's another step in coach Bill Clark's forced reinvention of UAB football after the program...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Reborn UAB has something to celebrate this signing day

The UAB Blazers will have just as much to celebrate on Wednesday as all the programs collecting five-star recruits and gaudy national rankings. The Blazers are back in the recruiting business, and in a big way. UAB, which had eliminated football, might end up with a class of up to 45 players by the end of the annual signing day. Coach Bill Clark and his staff are rebuilding almost...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

UAB beats Marshall 81-78 to take 1st in Conference USA

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) Dirk Williams scored 16 points, Lee William added 15 and UAB beat Marshall 81-78 on Saturday to take sole possession of first place in Conference USA. Nick Norton scored 14 points, Chris Cokley and Robert Brown added 13 apiece and Toshin Mehinti grabbed 10 rebounds for the Blazers (18-4, 8-1). Trailing 40-32 at halftime, Marshall gained on a layup and...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

UGA LB Jake Ganus represents UAB at Senior Bowl practice

The Georgia Bulldogs received a talented linebacker in Jake Ganus when UAB shut their football program down following the 2014 season. He was a standout player for the Blazers during his career and he was permitted to conclude his career with the Bulldogs in 2015. He totaled 101 tackles, five for loss, and a sack for the Bulldogs this year, which helped him win the team’s MVP award...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

UAB fends off Rice rally in 82-70 win, 20th straight at home

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Robert Brown scored 19 points and Nick Norton 18 to help UAB defeat Rice 82-70 Thursday night and set a school record for consecutive home wins. UAB (16-3, 6-0 Conference USA) won its 20th consecutive game at Bartow Arena, and tied a school record with its 13th straight win. The current win streak is second-longest in the NCAA behind SMU (18). Chris Cokley...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Lee, Norton help UAB beat Old Dominion 72-71 in overtime

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) William Lee hit five 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, both career highs, and Nick Norton made a layup with three seconds left in overtime to help UAB beat Old Dominion 72-71 Thursday night. Norton had all of his four points, and Lee scored 10, in overtime. Robert Brown finished with 14 points and five assists for the Blazers. Lee hit a 3 to put UAB (13...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama’s ‘Mr. Football’ is a UAB commit

There’s no doubt that those who live in the state of Alabama love their football. Just like Texas, the sport is practically a religion on the high school and collegiate levels. Thus, given how the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers are the two programs that share control of the roost in the Heart of Dixie, it was certainly a surprise when Ben Thomas of reported that...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

UAB surprises former player Timothy Alexander with new truck

The UAB Blazers didn’t have football this year and won’t get it back until the 2017 season. The school has a lot of people to thank for being able to bring the sport back, but there is one particular person that was integral in the process. Former UAB football player Timothy Alexander was involved in a car accident that paralyzed him from the waist down. Ever since that life...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

UAB holds off Seattle 79-73

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Chris Cokley tied a career-high with 25 points, including a key 3-point play with 44 seconds left, to lead UAB past Seattle for a 79-73 win on Sunday. Robert Brown added 18 points, and William Lee and Denzell Watts had 11 apiece for UAB (6-3), which went 30 of 60 from the field and got 22 assists. The Blazers took the lead for good during an 11-0 burst in...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Leonard Floyd miffed about not being named UGA’s MVP

Saturday night, Georgia linebacker Jake Ganus was named the team’s most valuable player at the team’s awards gala. He was certainly deserving of the award as he had a decent season with 55 tackles, a sack, and two interceptions. However, the senior linebacker’s career is likely over after he graduates and one of his teammates was pretty upset about being snubbed. Leonard Floyd...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Jake Ganus named Georgia’s MVP

Georgia’s seniors were awarded for their accomplishments at the Senior Gala. This event was great for players to get recognized, and it was done so by former head coach Mark Richt. His return was undoubtedly the highlight of the night, but the recognition of linebacker Jake Ganus was also a great moment. Ganus was given Georgia’s most valuable player award due to becoming the...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech tops UAB in OT at Emerald Coast Classic 82-77

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) Zach LeDay scored 15 points, including four in overtime, and grabbed 10 rebounds as Virginia Tech defeated UAB 82-77 in the third-place game at the Emerald Coast Classic. The Hokies trailed by eight points midway through the first half before steadily chipping away. The second half and overtime featured nine ties and five lead changes. Virginia Tech (4-2...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Nunn scores 18 as Illinois defeats UAB, 72-58

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) Kendrick Nunn scored 18 points in his season debut as Illinois defeated UAB 72-58 in a semifinal round game at the Emerald Coast Classic. Nunn, who missed the Illini's first five games after having thumb surgery last month to repair a ligament, averaged 11.1 points last season which was third on the team. Illinois (3-3) led 28-23 at halftime but took control...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Lewis Sullivan scores 22 points, leads UAB over Troy 79-63

TROY, Ala. (AP) Lewis Sullivan scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 79-63 victory over Troy on Thursday night. Robert Brown scored 18 points and Dirk Williams 11 for UAB (2-1). Nick Norton had 5 points with 10 rebounds. Jordon Varnado scored 24 points to lead Troy (2-1). Wesley Person had 13 points and John Walton III 9 points and 10 rebounds...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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