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About the UAB Blazers

The UAB Blazers are the forest green and old gold-swathed athletic teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, generally known as UAB. The school is one of the twelve member institutions of Conference USA (C-USA) and participates in Division I of the NCAA. The school's football program, as with all other C-USA members, participates in the Football Bowl Subdivision (still frequently referred to by its former designation of Division I-A), the higher of two levels of Division I competition in that sport The UAB football team is led by Neil Callaway and plays its home games at 71,594-seat Legion Field. The school's men's basketball team, coached by Mike Davis, plays in 8,508-seat Bartow Arena.

While the football team entered post-season play only recently, the men's basketball program has a long history of success spanning several decades. In addition to football and basketball, UAB also has programs in men's sports for baseball, golf, soccer, and tennis. Women's sports programs include softball, basketball, golf, soccer, synchronized swimming, tennis, track and field, rifle and volleyball.

UAB Sports Profile

Conference Conference USA

NCAA Division I FBS

Athletics Director: Brian Mackin

Location: Birmingham, AL

Varsity Teams: 15 intercollegiate sports

Football Stadium: Legion Field

Basketball Arena: Bartow Arena

Mascot: Blaze (a green fire-breathing dragon)

Nickname: Blazers

Colors Green and White and Old Gold

             

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