Blazer football, death and resurrection

Number 27650
Subject Sports
Source Alabama Media Group
State
Year 2015
Publication Date Jan. 2-Aug. 2015
Summary In late 2014 broke the story that UAB was going to become the first school in 20 years to end a Division 1 football program. Immediately our investigative reporting began, the first revelations coming just after the new 2015 year began. We dug into the financial ramifications, the decision makers behind it and the powerful movement to bring the team back. We discovered a powerful group of people did not want UAB football to exist, but our watchdog reporting fed the public the information they needed to keep fighting -- fans who wouldn't be stopped in its pursuit to return football to Birmingham, and claim black public accountability to their university.
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Keywords university; football; college; program; finances
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