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Nunn scores 18 as Illinois defeats UAB, 72-58

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) Kendrick Nunn scored 18 points in his season debut as Illinois defeated UAB 72-58 in a semifinal round game at the Emerald Coast Classic. Nunn, who missed the Illini's first five games after having thumb surgery last month to repair a ligament, averaged 11.1 points last season which was third on the team. Illinois (3-3) led 28-23 at halftime but took control...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UAB basketball coach paying players’ cost of attendance

UAB has been struggling this year when it comes to having funds for their student-athletes. This has driven one of their coaches to do what is necessary to help the athletes in any way he can. According to ESPN, UAB head men’s basketball coach Jerod Haase donated $46,000 of his own money to help pay for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams’ cost of attendance for this...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-UAB lineman returning to revived program

Former UAB Blazers offensive lineman Lee Dufour transferred to South Alabama after the Blazers’ football program was initially disbanded, but now it looks like he’s going home. Dufour took to Twitter over the weekend and announced that he would be returning to UAB and would be on the field once the football program was officially reestablished in 2017. Well its official, I am...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 17, 2015  |  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
July 24, 2015  |  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, 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
July 24, 2015  |  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
July 21, 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

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

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...
March 19, 2015  |  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 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

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

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...
December 02, 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' look...
Via FatManWriting
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

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...
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

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

UAB Offensive Lineman John Hix Breaks Leg During Game Against Rice Thursday Night

Thursday night the UAB Blazers lost to the Rice Owls 37-34, but they lost more than the game. Offensive lineman John Hix was lost with a broken leg late in the game. It wasn't just any broken leg. No, this was one of those injuries that make you cover your mouth as you say 'Dammmnnnn!'It is kind of graphic so if you are squeamish don't click on the jump.@andtinez/TwitterTo their...
Via FatManWriting
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UAB lineman John Hix suffers nasty leg injury

UAB junior offensive lineman John Hix was carted off the field late in the fourth quarter against Rice after suffering a leg injury. Hix appeared to get tangled up with one of the Rice players and had his right leg bent the wrong direction. The leg injury was so bad that FOX Sports 1 reportedly […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

PHOTO: UAB OL John Hix suffers brutal leg injury

On Thursday night, UAB offensive lineman John Hix suffered a brutal leg injury. FOX Sports 1 compared it to Kevin Ware.
Via Gamedayr
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice Owls vs. UAB Blazers: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

The Rice Owls and UAB Blazers will match-up on Thursday in a game of two Conference USA schools. Rice (7-3) will travel to take on UAB (2-8) in this contest. Coverage of the game between Rice and UAB will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 7:30 pm ET from Legion Field in Birmingham, AL. The Odds: The Rice Owls are 19 point favorites against the UAB Blazers. The over/under for this...
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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