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Pat Sullivan, former Auburn Heisman winner, has died

Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. — According to reports from 247sports.com, former Auburn Heisman winning quarterback Pat Sullivan has passed away at the age of 69. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and fought a long and difficult battle as a result of his treatments. Sullivan played for Auburn from 1968 – 1971 and won the school’s first Heisman trophy…

Troy men open basketball season with loss to UAB

  TROY, Ala. — Makhtar Gueye drained a 3-pointer from the corner in the final seconds to give UAB a 76-75 victory over Troy on Thursday night. UAB’s Zack Bryant tied the game at 73-73 when he nailed a 3-pointer and followed with a dunk with 44 seconds remaining. Troy’s KJ Simon answered with his own dunk 10 seconds later to put Troy back out front…

UAB, UnitedHealthCare Reach Deal to Continue Service

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System has reached a deal with UnitedHealthCare to continue accepting the company’s medical insurance. The agreement means almost 25,000 policyholders can continue getting care at one of Alabama’s leading hospitals. UAB was going to quit accepting the company’s insurance after Wednesday without a new contact. The new deal will cover two years, and…

Doc on the Spot Community Care Clinic Opens in Orrville

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Access to healthcare has been on the decline in rural communities — but one Dallas County community is bucking the trend. A Doc on the Spot Community Care Clinic opened up Friday morning in Orrville. The clinic provides healthcare services to uninsured Orrville residents. It’ll be open from 9 AM to noon on the first…

NASA expands freezer contract with UAB

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The nation’s space agency is increasing a contract with engineers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A news release from the school says NASA has doubled a multi-year deal for the UAB Engineering Innovation and Technology Development group to provide and maintain refrigerated storage units for the International Space Station. The contract is now worth…

Studying Strokes in The Stroke Belt, which includes Alabama

UAB receives $20-Million Grant

UAB reports the study will try to determine why African-Americans in Alabama have a significantly higher stroke risk than white Alabama residents. They write: The REGARDS (REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) study will be funded through 2023 by a $20.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). It has received…

UAB downs Lady Golden Tigerettes 88-67 in exhibition game

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (goldentigersports.com) — Rachel Brownlee paced three players in double figures Thursday night, but it wasn’t enough as Tuskegee University fell to NCAA Division I member UAB 88-67 at Bartow Arena in an exhibition contest. Brownlee ran her streak of consecutive games in double figures to 24 straight when she hit the mark in the first quarter against the Blazers,…

UA and UAB Board of Trustees Approve Tuition Increases

Leaders of Alabama’s public university system have approved tuition increases at the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The system’s board of trustees voted during a meeting Friday to approve tuition hikes at the University of Alabama of $300 per year for in-state students and $1000 per year for out-of-state students. The rates are based on…

Former UA Pres. Headed to Mississippi

Said she left UAB to teach, but will be Provost in MS State.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi State University has named former University of Alabama President Judy Bonner as its provost. The College Board must vote to approve the appointment. She’s expected to begin work as MSU’s chief academic officer on July 1. MSU President Mark Keenum says Bonner’s broad experience set her apart. Bonner became president in Tuscaloosa in 2012 after…

UAB Football Player Brain Dead after Shooting

Police in Florida are searching for clues after a shooting that killed a University of Alabama Birmingham football player. Police spokeswoman Lori Colombino said in a statement that 21-year-old running back Gregory Bryant was declared brain dead Sunday afternoon, a day after he was found shot in a car along Interstate 95 near West Palm Beach. A passenger in the…