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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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UAB defeats Old Dominion 81-68

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Robert Brown, Tosin Mehinti and Nick Norton led a balanced effort, scoring 12 points apiece, in UAB's 81-68 win over Old Dominion on Saturday. Chris Cokley and C.J. Washington added 10 points apiece for the Blazers (10-10, 6-1 Conference USA), who finished shooting 26 of 37 (70.3 percent) from the field and 24 of 26 (92.3 percent) from the line. UAB built a...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UAB cruises in second half with 70-53 win over FIU

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Robert Brown and Chris Cokley scored 12 points apiece to rally Alabama-Birmingham to a 70-53 win over Florida International on Saturday. Trailing by three at the break, UAB (7-9, 3-0 Conference USA) opened the second half with a 10-2 run that included 3-pointers from Nick Norton and Brown to take a 38-33 lead with 15:33 to go. The Blazers broke it open a...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Brown, UAB finish off Florida Atlantic 66-57

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Robert Brown finished with 13 points and hit a go-ahead jumper with 1:42 left as Alabama-Birmingham defeated Florida Atlantic 66-57 on Thursday night. Tosin Mehinti scored 13 points and Hakeem Baxter added 10 for the Blazers (6-9, 2-0 Conference USA), who shot 44.4 percent from the field. William Lee contributed seven points with 11 rebounds, leading to a 42...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

5-year old Ohio State fan sends UAB allowance to help save football program

The UAB Blazers had their football program shut down recently and when a five-year old fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes called Bennett found out, he asked his parents how much it would cost to keep the program running.  He decided to send a note with his allowance attached to try and save the program. My five year old son feels bad for @UAB_Football so he wrote this tonight and is...
Via Down and Distance
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Capsized UAB football program finds unlikely ally in 5-year-old boy

Bennett Williams is a 5-year-old from Dublin, Ohio. And this youngster loves the UAB Blazers. Cool logos will do that. So when UAB president Ray Watts decided to kill the football program earlier this month, "Bennett was devastated," his dad, Brad, wrote via to AL.com. And when a parent tries to explain the harsh realities of the world to a 5-year-old, sometimes the brilliance of...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Medicine: UAB Blazers

R.I.P. UAB.Sure, your state government systematically destroyed your program to keep the Tide dominant and you just earned bowl eligibility for only the second time in history, but "you don't know what you don't know." I can't believe Watts made it out of there alive. That was a Timothy McVeigh level perp walk:
Via Double Coverage Football
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UAB tops UNC Asheville 79-71

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Robert Brown scored 19 points with six rebounds and six assists to lead UAB over UNC Asheville 79-71 on Sunday. Brown was 6 of 12 from the floor, though he missed all five of his 3-point attempts. He also went 7 of 11 from the line. UAB (4-6) built a 41-35 lead at the half behind nine points from Nick Norton, all coming on 3-pointers. UNC Asheville (4-5) mounted...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Salt in the wound: UAB does not get bowl invite, appears football is over

  Days after its football program was shut down, the UAB Blazers got more bad news: They won't play in a postseason game. A Conference USA spokeswoman said Sunday that the Blazers weren't invited to a bowl. UAB President Ray Watts announced Tuesday that he was shutting down the football program. It came days after the team became bowl eligible for the first time in a decade. The...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois State holds off UAB 78-74

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) MiKyle McIntosh scored 18 points to lead Illinois State over UAB 78-74 on Sunday. McIntosh was 7 of 10 from the floor. Daishon Knight had 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell added 13 points. Reggie Lynch had six blocked shots for Illinois State (4-3). UAB (3-6) was paced by Robert Brown with a career-high 27 points. He made a career-high...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UAB doesn't get bowl trip after program shut down

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Days after its football program was shut down, the UAB Blazers got more bad news that they won't play in a postseason game. A Conference USA spokeswoman said Sunday that the Blazers weren't invited to a bowl. UAB President Ray Watts announced Tuesday that he was shutting down the football program. It came days after the team became bowl eligible for the first...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington leads UAB past Morehead State 58-48

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) C.J. Washington scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds, leading Alabama-Birmingham past Morehead State 58-48 on Thursday night. Tyler Madison added 11 points, Hakeem Baxter chipped in nine and Robert Brown had eight for the Blazers (3-5), who rebounded from three straight losses to ranked teams in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. Washington was 6 of 10...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama-Birmingham Shuts Down Football Program In Emotional Scene (Photos)

Alabama-Birmingham’s football was on the rise this season, but as of Tuesday, the team is no more. UAB president Ray Watts met with athletes and students to announce that the school was shutting down its football program. The university used the results of a consulting firm’s campus-wide study to make the decision. “The fiscal realities we face — both from an operating and...
Via NESN.com
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UAB beats Southern Miss 45-24

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Jordan Howard set a school record with 262 yards rushing as Alabama-Birmingham beat Southern Miss 45-24 Saturday. The Blazers (6-6, 4-4 Conference USA) became bowl-eligible for the first time since 2004 by amassing 371 yards on the ground, with Howard logging his eighth 100-yard game of the season. Southern Miss (3-9, 1-7) closed 2014 on a five-game skid...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 18 Florida holds off UAB in Battle 4 Atlantis consolation

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Michael Frazier scored 14 points, Chris Chiozza added 13 points, and No. 18 Florida survived another rough offensive night to beat Alabama-Birmingham 56-47 in the consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thursday night. Kasey Hill's layup with 1:26 left -- just the second 2-point basket after halftime for Florida -- put the Gators up 51-47 and...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 18 Florida holds off UAB, 56-47

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Michael Frazier scored 14 points, Chris Chiozza added 13 points, and No. 18 Florida survived another rough offensive night to beat Alabama-Birmingham 56-47 in the consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thursday night. Kasey Hill's layup with 1:26 left - just the second 2-point basket after halftime for Florida - put the Gators up 51-47 and they...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 18 Florida holds off UAB in Battle 4 Atlantis consolation

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Michael Frazier scored 14 points, Chris Chiozza added 13 points, and No. 18 Florida survived another rough offensive night to beat Alabama-Birmingham 56-47 in the consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thursday night. Kasey Hill's layup with 1:26 left -- just the second 2-point basket after halftime for Florida -- put the Gators up 51-47 and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UAB faces big game, murky future for program

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) The UAB Blazers are preparing for potentially one of their biggest games amid fears that the program will soon be eliminated. The Blazers (5-5) can become eligible for only their second bowl berth with a win over No. 18 Marshall on Saturday or the following week at Southern Miss even as the university is determining the program's fate. University President...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UAB Investigating Point-Shaving Scandal

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is reportedly investigating a point-shaving scandal that has an indirect link to Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (via Orlando Sentinel). Defensive end Chris Rabb, who is a friend and former teammate of Winston’s at Hueytown High in Alabama, is said to be involved in the investigation. Here is a blurb from the Sentinel. A post on...
Via Sportsnaut
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

FAU falls at home to UAB after field goal in final seconds

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Ty Long kicked the game-winning field goal with 3 seconds to play, giving the Alabama-Birmingham the edge over Florida Atlantic 31-28 Saturday night. Long's 24-yarder won it for the Blazers (5-4, 3-2 Conference USA) after FAU rallied from a 21-point deficit to score three fourth-quarter touchdowns and tie the game 28-28 with 4:03 left to play. Cody Clements...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

FAU falls at home to UAB after field goal in final seconds

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Ty Long kicked the game-winning field goal with 3 seconds to play, giving the Alabama-Birmingham the edge over Florida Atlantic 31-28 Saturday night. Long's 24-yarder won it for the Blazers (5-4, 3-2 Conference USA) after FAU rallied from a 21-point deficit to score three fourth-quarter touchdowns and tie the game 28-28 with 4:03 left to play. Cody Clements...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Late FG gives UAB edge over Florida Atlantic 31-28

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Ty Long kicked the game-winning field goal with 3 seconds to play, giving the Alabama-Birmingham the edge over Florida Atlantic 31-28 Saturday night. Long's 24-yarder won it for the Blazers (5-4, 3-2 Conference USA) after FAU rallied from a 21-point deficit to score three fourth-quarter touchdowns and tie the game 28-28 with 4:03 left to play. Cody Clements...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. UAB Blazers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Arkansas Razorbacks will host the UAB Blazers. Arkansas (3-4) will look to defeat UAB (4-3) and end a three game losing streak in the process. Coverage of the game between Arkansas and UAB will air on the SEC Network beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR. The Odds: The Arkansas Razorbacks are 24.5 point favorites against the UAB Blazers...
Via Tireball.com
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

C-USA notebook: Herd keeps an eye on FAU-UAB game

By Doug Smock Four teams sit a game in the loss column behind Marshall in Conference USA's East Division, and that number could well be reduced to one by the end of the day.The Thundering Herd (6-0, 2-0) must take care of Florida International (3-4, 2-1) tonight, lest the Thundering Herd be thrown out of the Top 25 and into a sudden logjam. Before that 6 p.m. kickoff in Miami...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 17, 2014

UAB outlasts Western Kentucky 42-39

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Alabama-Birmingham scored 21 straight points to open the second half and never looked back on its way to a 42-39 win over Western Kentucky Saturday night. Jordan Howard had 183 yards rushing with two touchdowns as the Blazers racked up 591 yards of offense against the Hilltoppers. UAB (3-2, 1-1 Conference USA) opened the game with a J.J. Nelson 100-yard kick...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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