UAB Upsets No. 12 BYU 31-28 in Independence Bowl

Dylan Hopkins broke the Independence Bowl record for completion percentage in wind and driving rain, connecting on 19 of 23 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns in UAB’s 31-28 victory over No. 12 BYU on Saturday.

UAB and 5 Other Schools To Join the AAC

UAB is one of six schools set to join the AAC/Source: UAB Athletics The American Athletic Conference will add UAB, Texas-San Antonio, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic to the league. The AAC is replacing three schools that are scheduled to depart for the Big 12 Conference and is growing to 14 teams. The conference hopes the move will…

Two Teams from Alabama to Open College Football Season in 2021 Montgomery Kickoff

Jacksonville State and UAB will open the college football season at the 2021 Montgomery Kickoff, to be played on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. The game will be televised on ESPN and kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. CT. “We are pleased to open the 2021 college football season with the Montgomery Kickoff,” Johnny Williams,…

George Wallace, Jr. Speaks about UAB Removing His Father’s Name from Building

FILE – George Wallace, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth (AP Photo/Jamie Martin, File) George Wallace, Jr. has issued a statement regarding UAB’s decision to remove his father’s name from a building on its campus in Birmingham. The decision was made by the UA System Board of Trustees. The trustees unanimously approved a resolution saying that four-term Gov. George Wallace rose…

Gov. George Wallace’s Name Removed Off UAB Building Due to 1960s Support of Racial Segregation

FILE – In this June 11, 1963 file photo, Gov. George Wallace blocks the entrance to the University of Alabama as he turned back a federal officer attempting to enroll two black students at the university campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  (AP Photo/File) The University of Alabama at Birmingham has removed the name of four-term governor and presidential candidate George C….