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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
27 days ago  |  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

No more UAB football? Ex-players hold spring game anyway

Former UAB players are making sure the Blazers get at least one more game at Legion Field. They'll gather Saturday for the Sons of UAB alumni flag football game while other schools around the country are planning spring scrimmages for their current teams and fans. Coach Bill Clark started the alumni game last spring after his hiring and it's being kept alive this year though the...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Another March, Same Busted Bracket

It is once again that time of year. We are in the midst of the most exciting 3 weeks of basketball anywhere on the planet. This year hasn’t disappointed thus far. It began on Thursday when two 14 seeds upset two highly favored 3 seeds. It started when the UAB Blazers pulled off a stunning upset of Iowa State, who was predicted to go far into the tournament. Later that day, the...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 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

UCLA beats UAB Blazers 92-75 to advance to South semifinal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Tony Parker led five Bruins in double figures with a career-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as 11th-seeded UCLA beat 14th-seeded UAB 92-75 on Saturday to advance to its second straight Sweet 16.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA beats UAB Blazers 92-75 to advance to South semifinal

Tony Parker led five Bruins in double figures with a career-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as 11th-seeded UCLA beat 14th-seeded UAB 92-75 on Saturday to advance to its second straight Sweet 16.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
March 21, 2015

UAB Blazers looking forward to rematch with UCLA Bruins

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) UAB junior guard Robert Brown is one those people happy to see UCLA win in the NCAA Tournament, no matter how they advanced. A questionable goaltending call on Bryce Alford's 3-pointer gave the Bruins a victory and the 14th-seeded Blazers a chance to measure how much they've grown this season. The teams play Saturday in a rematch of a UCLA's 88-76 win in the...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 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

How could anyone have seen UAB over Iowa State coming?

If you spent four days watching television analysts and reading Web sites like this one in search of bracket help you presumably heard no shortage of trendy upset picks – Buffalo over West Virginia, Eastern Washington over Georgetown, et. al. Here’s guessing you never once heard someone say “Watch out for UAB.” And that’s why we love March. There’s no sensible explanation...
Via Fox Sports
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

Big 12 tournament champ Iowa State stunned by UAB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The first big upset of the NCAA Tournament goes to the scrappy UAB Blazers. William Lee scored the last four points for 14th-seeded UAB, and the Blazers upset third-seeded 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...
Via AP on Fox
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

UAB-Iowa St. Preview

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Fred Hoiberg remembers the moment as if it happened yesterday and not last year. The Iowa State coach was preparing to be interviewed after the Cyclones' opening win in the NCAA Tournament when the trainer gave him the news that forward Georges Niang had broken a bone in his right foot, knocking him out of the rest of that postseason. ''It was hard to get through...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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