UAB's Lost Football Program Finds Funds To Refuel
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has announced it's bringing back its football team just six months after cutting the program.By Jay Strubberg | June 1, 2015
Well, that didn't last long. The University of Alabama at Birmingham has announced it's bringing back its football team.
"We believe that those that love UAB will turn this energy into the money required to take athletics to a new level of success. ... As of today, we are taking steps to reinstate the football, rifle and bowling programs," UAB President Ray Watts said.
The decision comes just six months after UAB shut down its football team, along with the two other sports programs. It became the first Football Bowl Subdivision team to do so in nearly 20 years.