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UAB and 5 Other Schools To Join the AAC

UAB is one of six schools set to join the AAC/Source: UAB Athletics The American Athletic Conference will add UAB, Texas-San Antonio, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic to the league. The AAC is replacing three schools that are scheduled to depart for the Big 12 Conference and is growing to 14 teams. The conference hopes the move will…

Two Teams from Alabama to Open College Football Season in 2021 Montgomery Kickoff

Jacksonville State and UAB will open the college football season at the 2021 Montgomery Kickoff, to be played on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. The game will be televised on ESPN and kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. CT. “We are pleased to open the 2021 college football season with the Montgomery Kickoff,” Johnny Williams,…

George Wallace, Jr. Speaks about UAB Removing His Father’s Name from Building

FILE – George Wallace, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth (AP Photo/Jamie Martin, File) George Wallace, Jr. has issued a statement regarding UAB’s decision to remove his father’s name from a building on its campus in Birmingham. The decision was made by the UA System Board of Trustees. The trustees unanimously approved a resolution saying that four-term Gov. George Wallace rose…

Gov. George Wallace’s Name Removed Off UAB Building Due to 1960s Support of Racial Segregation

FILE – In this June 11, 1963 file photo, Gov. George Wallace blocks the entrance to the University of Alabama as he turned back a federal officer attempting to enroll two black students at the university campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  (AP Photo/File) The University of Alabama at Birmingham has removed the name of four-term governor and presidential candidate George C….

University of Alabama System Reports 566 Cases in Last Six Days

The University of Alabama System says there have been 566 positive cases of COVID-19 since August 19. This number includes cases for students, faculty and staff. 531 of those cases are at the University of Alabama, while there are 6 at UAB and 8 at UAH. Earlier today, the University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa announced an executive…

Funds Will Soon Provide COVID-19 Tests for Alabama College Students

Test tube with blood sample for COVID-19 test. Positive test. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – As many as 265,000 students entering Alabama colleges this fall will be tested for the coronavirus. The testing announced Monday is meant to help prevent the disease from spreading on two- and four-year campuses. It’s being funded with $30 million in federal pandemic relief funding, Under…