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Old 07-27-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Blazers are back in Division I play (Conference USA) after the program had been dropped. They have their 2017 schedule posted.
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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As a Birminghamster, I really love this story. The University of Alabama wielded far too much power and shuttered the football program in 2014 despite it having a winning season, a bowl bid, and turning a profit. The coach for UAB is excellent, decided to fight the shutdown and brought that program back from the dead with a lot of civic support.

No way they get to a bowl this year, but I don't think they'll lose all their games either.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I don't have any connection to UAB or Birmingham, but I didn't like the way their football program was dropped. The Birmingham residents got together to help bring the program back, and raised a hefty sum of money. Their new facilities are quite impressive. I see the Florida Gators are on their schedule this season.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:29 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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As a Birminghamster, I really love this story. The University of Alabama wielded far too much power and shuttered the football program in 2014 despite it having a winning season, a bowl bid, and turning a profit. The coach for UAB is excellent, decided to fight the shutdown and brought that program back from the dead with a lot of civic support.

No way they get to a bowl this year, but I don't think they'll lose all their games either.
One would tend to surmise, in a non-clown world, that the UA system would be just fine with a second school doing well for once. It's not like UAB is some threat to take UAT's slot in the SEC ever.

Then again, we live in a clown world, so I probably missed where UTexas was hopping furious over the the fact that UTEP had back to back 8-4s in 2004-5 and went bowling in 2010 and 2014.

SHUT IT DOWN!
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Are the Bryant and Bartow clans still beefin'......!
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Well, they won their opener.
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