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Family, friends remember Torrey Ward

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Family, former teammates and friends gathered to remember former UAB Basketball player Torrey Ward at Bartow Arena Sunday afternoon.

Ward and six others were killed in a plane crash early Tuesday morning in Illinois while trying to return from the NCAA Tournament Championship Game. 57 more words


Alumni gather to give UAB spring football

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Sons of UAB don’t have a football team to cheer for, currently, but they did keep a Blazer pigskin tradition alive Saturday. 157 more words


Former UAB players to hold their own spring game Saturday

They don’t have their own football program anymore, but that doesn’t mean they never had a program. As scores of college football programs undergo spring games on Saturday to prepare for the future, former UAB players will gather for their own spring game to honor the past. 167 more words

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UAB transfer Jordan Howard might miss rest of Indiana's spring

Transferring in from UAB this past January, Jordan Howard is being viewed as the heir apparent to All-American Tevin Coleman in Indiana’s backfield.  While that’s still the case, the running back will have an injury hiccup he’ll be forced to overcome first. 230 more words

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Garrick McGee says he was told to stay quiet about UAB shutdown plans in 2013

If you thought the shutting down of the UAB football program was already messy enough, think again. Former UAB head coach Garrick McGee reportedly knew about the realistic possibility of shutting down the Blazers program in 2013, and he was told to keep quiet about the discussions. 234 more words

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UAB holds celebration for Blazers' basketball season

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UAB may be lacking a football program, but they are certainly not lacking in team spirit. Players, coaches, faculty and students gathered at the UAB Alumni Center to celebrate the basketball team’s successful season. 144 more words


UAB, head coach Jerod Haase announce six-year contract extension

Less than a week after the team’s NCAA tournament victory, UAB officials have taken a step towards ensuring that head coach Jerod Haase remains the leader of the basketball program for the foreseeable future. 302 more words