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College Football 2015 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 16 hours ago
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the FBS level. Athlon Sports released its 2015 all-conference teams earlier this offseason, and now the focus shifts to the All-...

College Football's Top Transfers to Watch in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. Quarterbacks are always under the microscope in the transfer ranks, and there’s no shortage of intriguing moves for 2015. Everett Golson left...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...

Bill Clark, the UAB rebuilder

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 3 hours ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The University of Alabama-Birmingham announced last week it had received an appropriate amount of funding to reinstate its football program, hopefully by the 2016 season. But now the program faces a completely different and equally as difficult challenge. Since the university announced six months ago the decision to dissolve its football program...

UAB reboots football program

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Birmingham, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - Just six months after shutting down its football program, the University of Alabama at Birmingham announced Monday that it was reversing course and bringing the team back in 2016. At a press conference Monday, university president Ray Watts said that the school's football, rifle and bowling programs will return after the university could not find money in...

UAB Reinstates Football Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Just six months after UAB announced its football team would be disbanded following the 2014 season, the Blazers are set to return to FBS competition. School president Ray Watts announced the decision to reinstate the football program on Monday afternoon, but it’s uncertain when UAB will return to the gridiron. Since the decision to eliminate the football team in December, UAB...

UAB shuts down football program

By The Sports Network, 7 months 2 hours ago
Birmingham, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - The University of Alabama at Birmingham has dropped its football program over what it says are the "fiscal realities" of rising operational costs that have placed a strain on the athletics budget and made it too hard to keep a competitive team on the field. The 2014-15 academic year will also be the last for its bowling and rifle programs, the school...

College Football Matchup - (18) Marshall at UAB

By The Sports Network, 7 months 1 week ago
College Football Matchup - (18) Marshall at UAB Marshall Thundering Herd:== Aug 30 - W at Miami-Ohio, 42-27== Sep 6 - W vs. Rhode Island, 48-7== Sep 13 - W vs. Ohio U, 44-14== Sep 20 - W at Akron, 48-17== Sep 27 - Open== Oct 4 - W at Old Dominion, 56-14== Oct 11 - W vs. Middle Tennessee, 49-24==...

No. 18 Marshall continues run at perfection

By The Sports Network, 7 months 1 week ago
Birmingham, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - Only two games remain between the 18th- ranked Marshall Thundering Herd and an unbeaten regular season. First on the docket is the UAB Blazers this weekend in a Conference USA clash at Legion Field. Marshall moved up three spots in the AP Top-25 from No. 21 after the Herd defeated defending C-USA champion Rice, 41-14, last weekend. Marshall is certainly...

NCAA Football Preview - UAB Blazers

By Anonymous (not verified), 10 months 2 weeks ago
Garrick McGee's squad struggled to contain opposing offenses, allowing just under 498 offensive yards per game and a season total of 525 first downs. Quarterbacks that faced UAB enjoyed an average completion rate of 65.4 percent and 276.5 passing yards per game. McGee was replaced in the offseason by Bill Clark, who led FCS program Jacksonville State to a record-breaking 11-4 season and a berth...