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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

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

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

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

Defense steps up to lead Florida International past UAB

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Richard Leonard and Demarkus Perkins returned interceptions for touchdowns as big plays and turnovers helped FIU climb out of an early hole to beat UAB 34-20 in a Conference USA opener on Saturday. The Panthers (2-3, 1-0) tied a school record, forcing six turnovers, including two pick-sixes. UAB (2-2, 0-1) needed just 84 seconds to take a quick, opening lead...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 27, 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

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 game...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 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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