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How much will UAB transfers contribute for Indiana?

CHICAGO -- Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson was honest about what kind of contributions he expects from UAB transfers Jordan Howard and Marqui Hawkins this fall.  "Slight unknown," Wilson replied when asked about duo.  Hawkins is a wide receiver while Howard is a running back who ran for over 1,500 yards last season.  "Marqui broke a wrist, got a workout, was very, very limited...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UAB coach Bill Clark may have offensive coordinator?

UAB Blazers football won’t be back until 2017, but head coach Bill Clark could already be starting to prepare his staff. According to The Scoop, Clark has already hired an offensive coordinator. The report suggests that Clark plans on hiring Les Koenning, who was most recently the wide receivers coach at Texas and the offensive coordinator at Mississippi State and Texas A&...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former UAB player returning to play for Blazers

UAB Blazers football won’t be back until 2017, but one former player has already announced his intentions to suit up for the team once the program is back in full swing. Speaking to Gary Estwick of AL.com, kicker Nick Vogel confirmed that he was indeed returning to Birmingham to play for UAB, the school he signed with initially before transferring to Southern Miss in light of the...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UAB Blazers football to resume in 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- UAB football will take the field again in 2017 and remain an FBS program. Athletic director Mark Ingram said Tuesday that rifle will return in the upcoming season, while bowling will compete in 2016-17 and football in two years. UAB dropped all three sports in December to cut costs, then announced six months later that they would be reinstated. The NCAA cleared...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Car crash claims life of former UAB, current WKU player

Losing a friend is never an easy thing to have to go through. This morning, the UAB Blazers and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers know exactly how it feels to lose a friend, teammate, and brother. According to College Football Talk via WHNT-TV, former UAB and Western Kentucky football player Greg Maclin was killed a car wreck late Friday night. The news broke early Saturday morning. The...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Audible: Why Bear Bryant's son wanted UAB Blazers gone forever

FOX Sports' Tim Brando joins Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel to discuss why the UAB football debacle was about a political power play led by Bear Bryant's son just as much as finances, the SEC's rise to power under Mike Slive, how good the Pac-12 will be in 2015 (hint: very good), the Alabama QB situation, Big Ten projections and much more. To listen to the podcast, click on the embedded...
Via Fox Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky schedules home-and-home series with Southern Miss

Due to the collapse of the UAB Blazers football program, the Kentucky Wildcats found themselves with only 11 scheduled games for 2016. The Wildcat brass have alleviated that situation with the news of a home-and-home series with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, according to College Football Talk.“I’m very pleased that we were able to reach an agreement...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Dragons Are Back: The Internet Just Saved UAB Football

You did it, Derek Slaughter! You did it, Twitter! You did it, UAB graduates who somehow have $14 million of expendable income! UAB Football is back... ...and apparently better than ever... Watch your back, Saban. The Blazers are back with a vengeance.  Ok, internet. Now that that's taken care of, let's turn our attention to nobler resurrection pursuits...
Via Double Coverage Football
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UAB voting to reinstate football program

There is some good news for the UAB Blazers football program and their fans. On Wednesday, university president Ray Watts announced that a vote will be held on June 1 to determine whether the school will reinstate the football program. The announcement comes after a report that showed UAB wasn’t losing money like initially anticipated and the school will be looking to see if it...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Victor Salako 'heartbroken' by UAB closure, discusses transition to OSU

If all would have gone according to plan, Victor Salako would still be at UAB, preparing for his junior season on the Blazers' offensive line. Instead, Salako and his former UAB teammates are speckled around the U.S., playing for new schools after UAB boarded up its football program after the 2014 season. The whole ordeal hit home for Salako, who received his only Division-I offer...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Highlight Monday: UAB's Derek Slaughter

ESPN - Grief and dejection permeated the University of Alabama at Birmingham's campus after the football team was dropped from the school's athletic programs. One player from the now-defunct squad used this year's graduation to illustrate his displeasure. Linebacker Derek Slaughter took his Blazers' football helmet to graduation, even bringing it on stage as he accepted his diploma...
Via Double Coverage Football
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

UAB linebacker wears football helmet to graduation

In the long history of memorable college graduation moments, Derek Slaughter might have jumped to the top of the list. The U Game time! Time to graduate!! #freeUAB pic.twitter.com/fCM2rcnAS4 — Derek Slaughter (@dslaughter33) April 25, 2015 The moment was caught on video, and the very bizarre matter between the school officials and the defunked football program has gone viral...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

UAB Shocks the World, Giving Blazers Fans Something to Cheer About

Isaac Hamilton #10 of the UCLA Bruins drives to the basket against the UAB Blazers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The sports world loves a good underdog story. Broadway Joe and the New York Jets in Super Bowl III. Rocky Balbao defeating Ivan...
Via The Sports Journal
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Your NCAA Tournament Second Round Saturday Announcing Schedule

There will be lots of Cinderellas in action when the Round of 32 begins on Saturday.  Here’s the full announcing schedule with the announcers, networks, and tip times.  It all begins with a matchup of two double digit seeds with the exclusive early afternoon window on CBS as the UAB Blazers face the UCLA Bruins and ends with the Hoosier state showdown between Notre Dame and...
Via Awful Announcing
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bracket-busters UAB wear mismatched shoes to raise cancer awareness

The 14th-seeded UAB Blazers notched the first shocking upset of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, upending the third-seeded Iowa State Cyclones on Thursday by a score of 60-59 in an absolutely stunning thriller. Some may have noticed that Blazers players wear mismatched shoes. Of course there’s a reason behind it, and it’s a terrifically heartwarming reason,...Read More The post Bracket...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa State Of Disbelief: UAB Pulls Off A Not-So-Ordinary Upset

They call it March Madness for a reason, everyone. The magic of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is always attached to a certain kind of insanity. The endlessly, annually amazing capacity of this tournament is not that it surprises us. We know that weird things are going to happen with 19- and 20-year-olds thrown into the pressure of a national stage. No, the true...
Via Bloguin Best
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa State Of Disbelief: UAB Pulls Off A Not-So-Ordinary Upset

They call it March Madness for a reason, everyone. The magic of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is always attached to a certain kind of insanity. The endlessly, annually amazing capacity of this tournament is not that it surprises us. We know that weird things are going to happen with 19- and 20-year-olds thrown into the pressure of a national stage. No, the true...
Via The Student Section
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bracket Blazers: 14-seed UAB stuns Iowa St.

14th-seeded UAB Blazers upset No. 9 Iowa State 60-59
Via Philly Sports Live
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 14 UAB Knocks Off No. 3 Iowa State After Wild Final Minute (Videos)

Chances are, anyone who wasn’t a University of Alabama-Birmingham fan or alum was dismayed to see the 14th-seeded Blazers pull the upset over No. 3 seed Iowa State on Thursday. In just the second game of the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 64, quite a few brackets were already busted. UAB supporters don’t care, though, as their team pulled off a 60-59 win that was the early talk...
Via NESN.com
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

14th-seeded UAB Blazers upset No. 9 Iowa State 60-59

William Lee scored the last four points for 14th-seeded UAB, and the Blazers upset ninth-ranked Iowa State 60-59 on Thursday in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
March 19, 2015

14th-seeded UAB Blazers upset No. 9 Iowa State 60-59

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) William Lee scored the last four points for 14th-seeded UAB, and the Blazers upset ninth-ranked Iowa State 60-59 on Thursday in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament. The Blazers (20-15) came in with the youngest team in the NCAA Tournament and with nobody having played in this tournament before. They wound up winning the program's first NCAA game since...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Good news, UAB! Blazers still play hoops after football flap

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) UAB fans finally have something to celebrate. More than three months after the football program was shuttered, the Blazers rebounded from a rough start to win the Conference USA Tournament and make the NCAA Tournament. It's an accomplishment to cheer for any school in March, but it's especially good news for UAB after all the angst and anger swirling around...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UAB beats MTSU for first Conference USA tournament title

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Robert Brown scored 22 points and made four 3-pointers to lead UAB to a 73-60 victory Saturday over Middle Tennessee for the Blazers' first Conference USA tournament championship. The Blazers (19-15) earned their first NCAA tournament trip since 2011 with a team largely built on underclassmen and without a first- or second-team all-conference pick. Middle Tennessee...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Brown, UAB surge to C-USA tourney title 73-60 over MTSU

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Robert Brown scored 22 points and made four 3-pointers to lead UAB to a 73-60 victory Saturday over Middle Tennessee for the Blazers' first Conference USA Tournament championship. The Blazers (19-15) earned their first NCAA Tournament trip since 2011 with a team largely built on underclassmen and without a first- or second-team all-conference pick. Middle Tennessee...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Brown's late free throws lift UAB over Southern Miss 78-68

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Robert Brown finished with 16 points and was among five UAB players to reach double-digit scoring to lead the Blazers to a 78-68 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday. Tyler Madison had 14 points and seven rebounds, Hakeem Baxter and Tosin Mehinti added 11 apiece and C.J. Washington pitched in 10 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers (13-11, 9-2 Conference...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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