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The return of UAB football

UAB football officially coming back in 2017

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Watch SportsCenter Anchor Take Down the UAB Haters

The video is a couple days old now, but not any less brilliant. This SportsCenter anchor's sometimes-sarcastic, always on-point takedown of the Alabama BoT and their ilk is worth taking time to watch.

Why UAB died and has already risen

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#freeUAB Ain't Over Yet

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UAB...IS BACK?

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Will Watts and BOT Face the Media?

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Alabama BoT: Decisions, Decisions

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C-USA Commissioner: We Want UAB Back, But Won't Wait Past 2016

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This officially confirms what we'd already known with C-USA's intentions towards UAB.

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UAB Football Decision: Who's in Charge?

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Scarbinsky: Ray Watts Setting Up #FreeUAB for June 1st Disappointment

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UAB's SGA released some vague financial numbers for bringing back football as told to them by Ray Watts just 48 hours before the donation deadline. Blazer supporters found out from the SGA and media, and not the obstinately mysterious university president who will unilaterally decide UAB football's future. By this point it should be abundantly clear to #FreeUAB and anyone still following this story that Watts is either horrendously incompetent when it comes to public transparency and optics or, more likely, is stringing the Blazer faithful along so he can move the goalposts once again on June 1st. Like Scarbinsky said, "If you go public with a number, and the fund-raising reaches or exceeds that number, the decision is made for you."

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State high school coaches urge Ray Watts to reinstate UAB football

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You can add 56 Alabama high school football coaches to the growing cacophony of stakeholders asking for the reinstatement of UAB football. How much will it take for the Alabama BoT to listen?

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Knox: UAB Football Death Part of Larger Plan

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Prominent UAB Booster Meets with Ray Watts, Reacts Positively

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Jimmy Filler, a big time UAB donor and Birmingham businessman, met with President Watts and surprisingly liked what he heard. He said he feels a "whole lot better today than I have in the past" about the return of UAB football after the meeting. He also said reports that Watts would kill the program on Friday night were "1000 percent untrue." UAB fans might be getting whiplash by now. We'll keep you updated as always as this story progresses.

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Ray Watts Denies Reports Decision on Football has Already Been Made

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Hmmmm this sounds a lot like last fall, when Watts also denied reports football was going to be killed. We all know what happened then.

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State Rep. Jack Williams: 'Strong Indications' UAB Will Not Reinstate Football

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Sadly unsurprising, but Alabama State Rep. Jack Williams expects UAB will announce on Friday night the football program will not return. If this is true, and Ray Watts and Co. think this will be the end, they are sorely mistaken.

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CSS Report: Return of UAB Football "Viable Option"

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City of Birmingham Pledges $500,000 Annually For Five Years to Bring Back UAB Football

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That $500,000 figure would double Birmingham's past annual financial commitments to UAB football and puts B-ham's total commitment at a whopping $2.5 million.

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#FreeUAB to FCS? Not So Fast My Friend

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UAB Supporters Pledge $6 Million to Bring Back Football

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After UAB changed their gift agreements to include a clause that would guarantee the return of donors' money if football is not reinstated by January 2016, the money poured in.

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UAB Football Died So UA Could Try To Grow Stronger

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C-USA to UAB: Bring back football or hit the road

UAB linebacker wore his helmet to graduation

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What does the OSKR report hold for UAB's future?

Experts: UAB football would actually *make* money

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UAB Football Facilities Are A Damn Trainwreck

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UAB Alumni President Answers Jimmy Warren's Letter

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Chancellor Witt Thinks UA System Is Fine As Is

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#FreeUAB's Fight is Getting Messy

UAB's shutdown memo is ridiculous

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Could UAB Research Save Football?

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Smoking Gun in UAB Football Death?

Fearing boycott, UAB delayed shutdown announcement