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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C-USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Begin Friday

 
The 2014 Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships get underway Friday, February 28 at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala. The meet concludes on Saturday, March 1. UAB and the CrossPlex are hosting the event for the third consecutive season.The preliminary events will begin at 9 a.m. CT on Friday with the pentathlon and heptathlon, followed by field events at 1 p.m. Saturday’s action starts with the heptathlon 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1,000m run at 10 a.m. The championship field events will begin later that day with the men’s weight throw and triple jump and women’s high jump at noon. The running events are slated to begin at 2 p.m. The championships will conclude with the final awards presentation set for 5:45 p.m.The championship will be televised by Fox Sports 1 on a tape delay. However, live results will be posted at the C-USA Championship Central. Eleven men’s and 15 women’s teams will compete for individual and team titles over the course of 17 events.

Nick Saban Voiced Support of Rule

Alabama coach Nick Saban and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema voiced their concerns about the effects of up-tempo, no-huddle offenses on player safety to the NCAA committee that passed a proposal to slow down those attacks.

Neither Saban nor Bielema were on the committee and they did not vote on the proposal passed Wednesday to allow defenses time to substitute between plays by prohibiting offenses from snapping the ball until 29 seconds are left on the 40-second play clock.

Read more here.

Help UAB Women’s Basketball “Play 4Kay” 2:00pm vs. ECU Feb. 8th

A Nation of Coaches Serving Others in the Fight Against Cancer.

The 2014 Play 4Kay initiative is an opportunity for a nation of coaches to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. 

Since its inception in 2007, the Play 4Kay initiative has raised over $2.8 million to support women’s cancer research. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is the official charity of the initiative.

See more at: http://www.play4kay.org