Alabama-Birmingham Rumors & News

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Ex-Gator Marqui Hawkins to transfer to AUB

    NCAA Football Zone "Earlier it was reported that Freshman Marqui Hawkins would be transferring from Florida. We have learned that his new destination will be UAB. Hawkins will have to sit out a year before he can continue his career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Conference USA." June 17

  • New UAB quarterback signee Evan Orth fits mold of what coach Bill Clark is looking for

    Alabama.com "New UAB quarterback signee Evan Orth wasn't familiar with the school just two weeks ago. UAB head coach Bill Clark didn't know much about Orth either. But offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent knew plenty about Orth, having recruited him when he was at South Alabama. When Vincent found out..." March 26

  • UAB defensive end Diaheem Watkins trying to get back from shoulder injury

    Alabama.com "It's another spring and another time to rehab for UAB defensive end Diaheem Watkins. This spring, Watkins is out after right shoulder surgery in December. He tore his labrum against Middle Tennessee in early November, but returned to finish out the season. He had the same surgery after..." March 26

  • Blazers Open Spring Drills On Wednesday

    UABSports.com "Head coach Bill Clark and his staff will take to the practice field for the first time at UAB this week as the Blazers open spring drills Wednesday. The Blazers will hold the first of 15 spring sessions Wednesday under the guidance of Clark, who was introduced as UAB's new head coach on Jan...." March 11

  • Jones County Junior College standout, former Lafayette star Qua Boyd commits to UAB football

    Alabama.com "Qua Boyd, a tight end from Jones County Junior College in Mississippi, has committed to UAB as part of the 2015 signing class. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Boyd finished his freshman year at Jones County where he was listed as a quarterback, wide receiver and tight end. He's expected to play tight..." March 04

  • New UAB offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent wants Blazers to play at fast tempo

    Alabama.com "UAB head coach Bill Clark said he tried to hire Bryant Vincent when he was in charge at Prattville High School. The two became part of the same staff at South Alabama in 2011, when Vincent was hired as quarterbacks coach where Clark was the Jaguars' defensive coordinator. But finally, Clark..." February 25

  • UAB offers Temple commit Jordan Herrera, among other south Florida prospects

    Alabama.com "UAB signed one south Florida player for its 2014 recruiting class in Deerfield Beach running back Aeron McNeal. Look for that number to increase this year. Head coach Bill Clark said on National Signing Day that recruiting that area would be a priority. Offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent..." February 25

  • Predicting Destinations for Top 25 Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits

    Bleacher Report "Top uncommitted recruits are without a doubt the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail right now. At this point, many of the nation's best prospects have a decision on where they are going to college. Yet some recruits are still mulling their options. That means college coaches are..." January 20

  • Oregon assistant John Neal withdraws from UAB search

    USA Today "Oregon assistant coach John Neal was all set to to hop on a plane bound for Birmingham to interview for Alabama Birmingham's head coaching position. Then he realized his heart wasn't in it. "I was humbled and excited by the opportunity," said Neal, who was scheduled to fly Wednesday for a..." January 15

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