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Univ. of Alabama Birmingham shuts down football program
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It's sad that this happens given the amount of money that college sports generate, especially football. Now, I understand that UAB is not in a P5 conference, therefore the money isn't as prevalent, and they also live in the shadows of Alabama and Auburn. But, I'm surprised that C-USA hasn't stepped in to at least try to save the program and a member of their conference. If they have, I haven't seen it.

Their new coach this year has led them to their first winning record and bowl eligible season in over a decade. A bowl invite has yet to be determined though. The coach was also able to generate private donations to help save the program, but apparently UAB Administrators didn't share his optimism for trying to save it.

Posted on: 12/2/2014 12:53 pm
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Re: Univ. of Alabama Birmingham shuts down football program
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Word is UAB got screwed by the University of Alabama System trustees. Has nothing to do with UAB administrators. The Crimson Tide are No. 1. Everything else is a distant second.

Posted on: 12/2/2014 1:19 pm
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Re: Univ. of Alabama Birmingham shuts down football program
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Do they have any big NT's that can come in and play right away?

Posted on: 12/2/2014 1:32 pm
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