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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
9 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PHOTO: UAB Blazers Officially Have the Silliest Helmets in College Football

College football has seriously upped the uniform game over the last couple years. More and more teams are using numerous alternate uniforms these days. Some look pretty cool. Some are sharp and some outright ugly. However, the new helmets that the UAB Blazers are going to be wearing this season are the first that I would call downright silly.Is it just me or does the 'dragon...
Via FatManWriting
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UAB Blazers Unveil Awesome New Helmet

Usually I hate the large logo on the side of the helmet, but this new helmet for the UAB Blazers is phenomenal. Easily one of the best new helmets this year. [@uniformswag] The post UAB Blazers Unveil Awesome New Helmet appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UAB Unveils Wild New Helmets To Top Redesigned Uniforms

UAB Blazers unveil wild new helmets to top redesigned uniforms for 2014.
Via Gamedayr
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UAB Reveals New Uniforms, Featuring Helmets With Giant Dragon Logos, Scale Patterns

Uniform reveal week continues with the UAB Blazers, who have taken the dragon theme from the school logo to another level. UAB unveiled the uniforms to the team today. The jerseys themselves aren’t too crazy, though they do feature a scale pattern on the shoulders. The helmets, however, are a different story. Like many teams, UAB went with a big logo for the helmet, and added that...
Via College Spun
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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

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
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