UAB Axes Football Team Amid Financial Struggles
UAB will become the first FBS team in nearly 20 years to be shut down, despite being bowl-eligible this season.By Christian Bryant | December 2, 2014
The University of Alabama-Birmingham football team became bowl-eligible over the weekend, finishing 6-6 on the season — a record considered by many to be a huge turnaround from previous seasons.
But Tuesday, the football team and athletic staff found out this season will be their last. UAB announced it's shutting down the football program — making it the first Football Bowl Subdivison, or FBS, team to do so in nearly 20 years.
"I hate that we're going through this. It's like a death," head coach Bill Clark said to reporters.