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UAB fans go nuts as freshman sends them over the century mark

The UAB Blazers are one of the best mid-major teams in the country this year and they look like a team that could make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. On Saturday, the team handled Florida Atlantic pretty well, beating them 104-67. Late in the game, seven-foot French freshman Thomas Smallwood made just his seventh appearance in a game this season. He hit a three-point shot to...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UAB coasts to 104-67 win over Florida Atlantic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Chris Cokley scored 14 points to lead seven Alabama-Birmingham players in double figures for a 104-67 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. Robert Brown, Thomas Smallwood and Lewis Sullivan had 13 points each, Dirk Williams added 12 and William Lee had 10 to go with 10 rebounds for UAB (20-4, 10-1 Conference USA). The Blazers shot 60 percent from the...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UAB 's Clark: Signing day 'beyond just a big day'

The UAB Blazers loaded up on junior college players and signed Alabama's Mr. Football in their return to national signing day. The Blazers added 18 players to about the same number of mid-year enrollees on Wednesday, replenishing a roster that's still some 19 months away from taking the field. It's another step in coach Bill Clark's forced reinvention of UAB football after the program...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reborn UAB has something to celebrate this signing day

The UAB Blazers will have just as much to celebrate on Wednesday as all the programs collecting five-star recruits and gaudy national rankings. The Blazers are back in the recruiting business, and in a big way. UAB, which had eliminated football, might end up with a class of up to 45 players by the end of the annual signing day. Coach Bill Clark and his staff are rebuilding almost...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UAB beats Marshall 81-78 to take 1st in Conference USA

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) Dirk Williams scored 16 points, Lee William added 15 and UAB beat Marshall 81-78 on Saturday to take sole possession of first place in Conference USA. Nick Norton scored 14 points, Chris Cokley and Robert Brown added 13 apiece and Toshin Mehinti grabbed 10 rebounds for the Blazers (18-4, 8-1). Trailing 40-32 at halftime, Marshall gained on a layup and...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

UAB fends off Rice rally in 82-70 win, 20th straight at home

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Robert Brown scored 19 points and Nick Norton 18 to help UAB defeat Rice 82-70 Thursday night and set a school record for consecutive home wins. UAB (16-3, 6-0 Conference USA) won its 20th consecutive game at Bartow Arena, and tied a school record with its 13th straight win. The current win streak is second-longest in the NCAA behind SMU (18). Chris Cokley...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

UAB surprises former player Timothy Alexander with new truck

The UAB Blazers didn’t have football this year and won’t get it back until the 2017 season. The school has a lot of people to thank for being able to bring the sport back, but there is one particular person that was integral in the process. Former UAB football player Timothy Alexander was involved in a car accident that paralyzed him from the waist down. Ever since that life...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the preseason will actually matter for the Utah Jazz

While the preseason is exciting in the regard that it officially kicks off the new NBA season, its lack of meaningful implications and limited playing time from the teams’ best players usually make it less than thrilling to watch. However, in the case of the Utah Jazz, the players that see the majority of the time on the court during preseason will likely be the ones that are...
Via isportsweb.com
September 27, 2015  |  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 AL.com, 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 announces return of football program for 2017

It has been an long, weird off-season for UAB football, which was shut down in December after a 6-6 season amid backlash, and eventually reinstated on June 1. While the move really hurts a program that was building some momentum under head coach Bill Clark, the most important thing is that the Blazers will see the field again. Today, UAB Athletics announced that football would return...
Via College Spun
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UAB football's return great, but bad publicity will last forever

The UAB Blazers have returned from the abyss as the university is bringing back college football. Too bad this should've never happened in the first place. The post The Return Of UAB Football Is Awesome But That Bad Publicity Will Last Forever appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UAB fans celebrate football reinstatement

By Kevin Causey. Last week we discussed whether the UAB football program should be reinstated. Today, it was announced that the football program would in fact be reinstated. #FreeUAB reaction outside UAB Admin Building pic.twitter.com/EcyaKJXlvH — Kyle Burger (@kyle_burger) June 1, 2015
Via The Student Section
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UAB reportedly reinstating football program

Football is reportedly returning to UAB less than six months after president Ray Watts announced that the school would have to drop the program. UAB has scheduled an announcement for Monday afternoon, and several reports indicate that that the football program will be reinstated. New athletic director Mark Ingram has decided to form a committee...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UAB football player brings helmet to graduation

Earlier, we shared tweets from UAB linebacker Derek Slaughter, who planned to wear his football helmet during the school’s commencement ceremony to protest the dissolution of the program. Now, we have video of Slaughter crossing the stage, and it doesn’t disappoint for those who agree with his stance. Slaughter snubs president Ray Watts on the handshake as he crosses the stage...
Via College Spun
April 25, 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

La. Tech fans taunted UAB with cruel chant during game

Usually, there’s nothing wrong with a little banter between fans of conference rivals. But what Louisiana Tech’s band reportedly did Friday night seems to be a bit below the belt. According to a number of fans in attendance at last night’s game between UAB and Louisiana Tech, members of the Bulldogs’ band began chanting “we have football” at Blazers supporters. If you...
Via College Spun
March 14, 2015  |  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 eliminates football program

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist The University of Alabama at Birmingham will shut down its football program. The UAB Blazers football team competes at the FBS level and is a member of Conference USA. UAB joined Conference USA in 1995. The main reason behind this move is related to the financial prosperity of the program. Many school officials believe that UAB is overshadowed by powerhouses...
Via TopSportsReport
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

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
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