Birmingham Chosen To Host 2015 C-USA Basketball Championships

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UAB and the city of Birmingham have been chosen to host the 2015 Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, pending approval by the C-USA Board of Directors, the league office announced on Tuesday.

Athletic directors from the C-USA schools approved UAB’s bid at their annual meetings in Destin, Fla., on Tuesday. The 2015 tournament is scheduled to take place on March 11-14, with games to be played at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) and UAB’s Bartow Arena.

“UAB is extremely excited to be bringing the Conference USA Basketball Tournaments back to Birmingham,” UAB Athletic Director Brian Mackin said. “We also look forward to partnering with the Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Birmingham and the Sheraton and Westin Hotels.

 

Spring Football Game Canceled


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April 18, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —- The UAB Spring Football Game and the Blazer Block Party scheduled for Friday at West Campus Field has been canceled due to the inclement weather in the Birmingham area.

There will not be a makeup date for the event.

“We are obviously disappointed that we are unable to have our spring game due to the inclement weather,” head coach Bill Clark said. “We were looking forward to a great crowd of Blazer fans for the game. Our players and our coaches had a great spring, and we’ll look forward to August and the upcoming season.”

UAB will open the 2014 season on Saturday, Aug. 30 when the Blazers play host to the Troy Trojans at Legion Field. 

SENIOR DAY!

Caroline Faught  & Sarah Witkowski

Saturday, April 12th

2pm UAB vs Troy

George Ward Park Tennis Center

331 16th Ave South

Please join us in honoring our senior captains, Caroline Faught and Sarah Witkowski before our last home match of the season as the Blazers take on the Troy Trojans.

FREE PIZZA between doubles and singles!!

 

Titans to Release Chris Johnson

Running back Chris Johnson will be released by the Tennessee Titans on Friday, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The lightning-fast Johnson was one of the league’s most dynamic and explosive playmakers early in his career. He ran for 2,006 yards in 2009 and is one of only six players to run for at least 1,000 yards in his first six seasons, along with Barry Sanders, Curtis Martin, LaDainian Tomlinson, Eric Dickerson and Corey Dillon.

But Johnson averaged a career-worst 3.9 yards a carry and didn’t have a run longer than 30 yards in 2013. He was scheduled to make $8 million in 2014.

The Titans found the combination of sinking production and high cost to be unpalatable and are expected to draft a running back to work with Shonn Greene and free-agent addition Dexter McCluster out of the backfield.

Johnson was the 24th selection in the 2008 draft out of East Carolina.
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Dayton Flies Past Stanford

Pardon the nickname pun, but there are few better ways to describe exactly what the Flyers did to No. 10 seed Stanford in the first of two games at the FedEx Forum on Thursday night. Dayton, a fringe bubble team a month ago, is moving on to the Elite Eight with an 82-72 win. Here’s why: Dayton scored at will. This game was always likely to be decided by a strength-on-strength matchup — a top-40 Dayton offense that fueled the Flyers’ late-season surge versus a top-40 Stanford defense that totally stymied Kansas last week. But the similarities ended at the adjusted efficiency rankings. The Flyers were quick, guard-oriented and reliant on spacing; the Cardinals are big, brutish and packed-in at the rim. Those differences worked almost entirely in Dayton’s favor Thursday.
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