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No. 119 UAB Blazers season preview

A great high school coach doesn’t always translate effectively to the college ranks, but Bill Clark enjoyed tremendous success in his first year as a college head coach by leading Jacksonville State to an 11-4 record and a trip the FCS Playoff Quarterfinals in 2013. The former South Alabama defensive coordinator has now taken his talents to Birmingham and will try to shake things...
Via College Football Universe
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UAB defensive end Diaheem Watkins trying to get back from shoulder injury

It's another spring and another time to rehab for UAB defensive end Diaheem Watkins. This spring, Watkins is out after right shoulder surgery in December. He tore his labrum against Middle Tennessee in early November, but returned to finish out the season. He had the same surgery after last season, and was also recovering from a midseason injury that ended his season when...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers Open Spring Drills On Wednesday

Head coach Bill Clark and his staff will take to the practice field for the first time at UAB this week as the Blazers open spring drills Wednesday. The Blazers will hold the first of 15 spring sessions Wednesday under the guidance of Clark, who was introduced as UAB's new head coach on Jan. 22. Clark, who came to UAB after a record-breaking season at Jacksonville State'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Baseball Heads to UAB

The Arkansas State Red Wolves take their 5-4 record to Birmingham, Alabama to face the 8-1 UAB Blazers in a three game set this weekend. The Red Wolves hope to extend their two game winning streak while UAB is set on getting their hot start back on track.
Via arkansasstate.scout.com
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Frazier's late layup lifts UAB over Rice 61-60

Chad Frazier scored 17 points, including the game-winning layup with 2 seconds left, as UAB topped Rice 61-60 Thursday night. Both teams struggled offensively as UAB (18-10, 7-7 Conference USA) shot 36 percent from the field (21 of 58) and 13 percent from 3-point range (1 of 8) and Rice finished 24 of 61 from the floor (39 percent) and 6 of 27 from deep (22 percent). The Blazers...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Alihodzic tip-in lifts UAB past Charlotte, 64-62

Fahro Alihodzic tipped in the game winner with 14 seconds left to play and Chad Frazier sealed the victory with a steal in the closing seconds of Alabama-Birmingham's 64-62 win at Charlotte Saturday. Charlotte's Pierra Henry tied the game at 62 by drilling a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left. Neither team led by more than three points in the second half of the back-and-forth...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UAB routs Southern Miss 84-60

C.J. Washington scored 21 points and Chad Frazier added 20 points and 10 assists as UAB snapped Southern Miss' seven-game winning streak with an 84-60 rout on Thursday night. The Blazers (15-9, 4-6 Conference USA) finished the first half on a 10-2 run to take a 41-29 lead into the break and never let Southern Miss (21-4, 8-2) get within single digits for the rest of the game...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee defeats UAB 89-84 in OT

Shawn Jones scored four of his 22 points in overtime as Middle Tennessee opened its inaugural Conference USA season with an 89-84 victory Saturday night over Alabama-Birmingham. Jones opened overtime with a dunk. UAB answered when Chad Frazier made a layup and a 3-pointer to put the Blazers ahead 82-79. Middle Tennessee took an 84-82 lead when Neiko Hunter hit a 3-pointer and a...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrick McGee bolts from UAB, Blazers need new head coach

The Garrick McGee era in Birmingham ended after two seasons on Thursday, when it was announced that McGee had resigned to accept the position of offensive coordinator under former boss Bobby Petrino at Louisville. AP Photo/Hal Yeager McGee’s tenure at UAB was supposed to be one of revitalization, since the Blazers were in the midst of seven straight losing seasons upon his arrival...
Via isportsweb.com
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UAB's Darrin Reaves skipping senior season

UAB running back Darrin Reaves is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Reaves said Monday that he is ''ready to take the next step in my life.'' He's third on UAB's career rushing charts with 2,337 yards. Reaves ran for 928 yards and 12 touchdowns last season after earning first-team All-Conference USA honors as a sophomore. He finished with...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UAB beats Newberry 96-75

Chad Frazier scored 18 points Saturday and CJ Washington added 17 and grabbed 10 rebounds as UAB beat Division II Newberry 96-75. Ranked first in rebounds with 48.4 per game, UAB (11-3) outrebounded Newberry (8-3) 50-23 and shot 47.9 percent from the field to 40 percent. Fahro Alihodzic and Robert Williams each scored 14 for UAB and Rod Rucker and Jordan Swing added 11 apiece....
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

HD VIDEOS: Freshmen postgame

Following the Tigers' 86-63 win over the UAB Blazers Saturday afternoon, TSD's Ben Love caught up with LSU freshmen Jarell Martin, Jordan Mickey and Tim Quarterman. Watch their reactions to the Tigers' win inside in HD.
Via louisianastate.scout.com
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: UAB Blazers coach Jerod Haase engages in awkward fist bump

Roy Williams apparently didn't develop UAB Blazers coach Jerod Haase's fist-bump game while Haase played and coached under him.
Via Gamedayr
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

UAB runs away from Georgia Southern, 84-62

Chad Frazier scored 19 points as crisp-shooting Alabama-Birmingham used a big first half to knock off Georgia Southern Sunday night, 84-62. The Blazers (8-2) built a 20-point lead at intermission, taking a 41-21 lead. Brian Holmes drilled a 3-pointer to give the Eagles (5-6) a 21-15 lead with 7:45 left to play in the first half but did not score again until Marvin Baynham converted...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

UAB gets by Northeastern 74-69

Fahro Alihodzic and Robert Williams combined for seven points in the final 90 seconds to assure UAB a 74-69 win over Northeastern Saturday night. Alihodzic, who had 13 points, made a layup and two free throws in the final seconds and Williams contributed two free throws as UAB (7-2) outscored Northeastern 7-1 to end the game. Northeastern (2-7) held a 68-67 advantage on two Scott...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

UAB upsets No. 16 North Carolina, 63-59

Roy Williams was mostly focused on his North Carolina team after getting beat by UAB and coach Jerod Haase. Williams watched his 16th-ranked Tar Heels get outrebounded badly, struggle from the perimeter and fall 63-59 to the Blazers on Sunday. That was enough to occupy his mind, but not to wipe out the pride he felt for his protege. ''It was hard at the end of the game...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Coaching protégé beats mentor as UAB upsets No. 16 North Carolina

Chad Frazier scored 25 points and UAB made three free throws over the final 6.6 seconds to preserve a 63-59 upset of No. 16 North Carolina on Sunday. Jordan Swing hit two free throws and Robert Williams made 1 of 2 to help the Blazers (6-2) hold on after losing most of a 14-point second half lead. Marcus Paige missed two contested 3-pointers in one late possession and the Tar Heels...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

S. Mississippi breaks drought, beats UAB 62-27

Nick Mullens threw a career-high five touchdown passes and rushed for another on Saturday as Southern Miss secured its first victory of the season, 62-27 over UAB. The Golden Eagles (1-11, 1-7 Conference USA) trailed by eight points at the start of the third quarter. Mullens led a 28-0 rally with three touchdown passes and a 1-yard touchdown rush to put Southern Miss ahead by 20...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington, UAB hold off Florida A&M 85-73

C.J. Washington scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as UAB defeated Florida A&M 85-73 Wednesday afternoon. Washington, a 6-8 junior college transfer out of Florida, has led the Blazers (5-2) in scoring four times this season. Rod Rucker and Chad Frazier split 34 points and Robert Williams came off the bench to score 14. UAB continued its strong rebounding...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Frazier's 32 lead UAB to 87-74 victory

Chad Frazier scored 32 points and UAB bounced back from a double-overtime defeat to No. 19 New Mexico with an 87-74 victory over Nebraska at the Charleston Classic on Friday. Frazier reached the 30-point level for a second straight game, notching a career-high 34 in the 97-94 loss to the Lobos. UAB (4-1) will face either Georgia or Temple in Sunday's fifth-place game. Nebraska...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UAB Offensive Lineman John Hix Breaks Leg During Game Against Rice Thursday Night

Thursday night the UAB Blazers lost to the Rice Owls 37-34, but they lost more than the game. Offensive lineman John Hix was lost with a broken leg late in the game. It wasn't just any broken leg. No, this was one of those injuries that make you cover your mouth as you say 'Dammmnnnn!'It is kind of graphic so if you are squeamish don't click on the jump.@andtinez...
Via FatManWriting
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UAB lineman John Hix suffers nasty leg injury

UAB junior offensive lineman John Hix was carted off the field late in the fourth quarter against Rice after suffering a leg injury. Hix appeared to get tangled up with one of the Rice players and had his right leg bent the wrong direction. The leg injury was so bad that FOX Sports 1 reportedly […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

PHOTO: UAB OL John Hix suffers brutal leg injury

On Thursday night, UAB offensive lineman John Hix suffered a brutal leg injury. FOX Sports 1 compared it to Kevin Ware.
Via Gamedayr
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

UAB stung by 3 big 3s against New Mexico

UAB coach Jerod Haase's toughest task so far this season probably started when the Blazers went to the locker room after their disappointing, double-overtime loss to No. 19 New Mexico. Haase undstood why his players might want to hang their heads after the Lobos twice kept the game going on last-second 3-pointers in regulation and overtime to pull out a 97-94 victory. '...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice Owls vs. UAB Blazers: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

The Rice Owls and UAB Blazers will match-up on Thursday in a game of two Conference USA schools. Rice (7-3) will travel to take on UAB (2-8) in this contest. Coverage of the game between Rice and UAB will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 7:30 pm ET from Legion Field in Birmingham, AL. The Odds: The Rice Owls are 19 point favorites against the UAB Blazers. The over/under for this...
Via Tireball.com
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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