Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Alabama-Birmingham Dropping Football

  1. #1

    Default Alabama-Birmingham Dropping Football

    UAB, currently a Conference USA member, looks like will be the first FBS school to drop football since Pacific in the early 1990s. I feel bad for UAB as they just overcame a number of losing seasons and finished .500 at 6-6 to be bowl eligiable this year.

    Here is a link to a Sports Illustrated story on this: http://www.si.com/college-football/2...letic-director

    For those asking about what is the membership like in CUSA, this year with UAB included, they had 13 schools. Charlotte was to join next year to be their 14th school for football (as well as all-other sports).

    Here is a link to a map of the current conference layout:

    http://www.conferenceusa.com/ot/c-usa-members.html

    The football divisions are the East & West. Here are the current layouts of those divisions:
    East Division

    Florida Atlantic
    Owls

    Florida International
    Golden Panthers

    Marshall
    Thundering Herd

    Middle Tennessee
    Blue Raiders

    Old Dominion
    Monarchs

    UAB
    Blazers

    Western Kentucky
    Hilltoppers

    West Division

    Louisiana Tech
    Bulldogs

    North Texas
    Mean Green

    Rice
    Owls

    Southern Miss
    Golden Eagles

    UTEP
    Miners

    UTSA
    Roadrunners

    Just looking at the conference make-up, this is becoming a conference requiring football so I would imagine that the remainder of the conference will drop UAB and likely look to the Sun Belt to get another full member to get to 14 football playing schools. I would imagine New Mexico State might be the pick as the need a West Division team (as Las Cruces is just 30-40 miles from El Paso) with Charlotte being added to the East.

    I would think the Sun Belt would lose that member due to this and then would need to add another school.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    West Fargo White Castle
    Posts
    25,693

    Default Re: Alabama-Birmingham Dropping Football

    so long, Missouri state! /purple?
    OFFICIAL BISONVILLE SPONSOR OF:
    Tatanka™ brand humor. Gary Bettman's incompetence. The process of recommending a task force to recommend a process to be suggested to another task force, and of meetings called to discuss future meetings. The 21.3% of teh university students that, unlike Tatanka, are online-only, and the 15+% that never step foot in North Dakota. And hating Detroit...
    Proud member of TOHBTC and NDSU Team Makers.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Fargo, ND
    Posts
    2,876

    Default Re: Alabama-Birmingham Dropping Football

    ndsu to cusa!!!!!!!!!!!! Pump it upppppppsdlkfjsdlkfja

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Guam, USA
    Posts
    2,237

    Default Re: Alabama-Birmingham Dropping Football

    A lot of talk out there about the university in Tuscaloosa blocking UAB from improving facilities and building an on-campus stadium. Just all talk I have seen on boards. Kinda like what we heard about UNO dropping football and wrestling.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    UNT, originally from Rugby, ND
    Posts
    11,286

    Default Re: Alabama-Birmingham Dropping Football

    I really hope CUSA gets Georgia Southern. Just say no to Georgia State.

    BRING BACK SNORTY

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    UNT, originally from Rugby, ND
    Posts
    11,286

    Default Re: Alabama-Birmingham Dropping Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Tatanka View Post
    so long, Missouri state! /purple?
    I dunno. CUSA is kinda meh basketball wise. Definitely not the Valley. Kinda outside of footprint.

    BRING BACK SNORTY

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    552

    Default Re: Alabama-Birmingham Dropping Football

    Good to see another "bottom feeder" FBS school dropping football! They had no business being in the FBS in the first place, I hope others follow their lead.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Guam, USA
    Posts
    2,237

    Default Re: Alabama-Birmingham Dropping Football

    Well it's officially official. Here's from the point of view from a football player live tweeting the cancelling of the program. Plus a video clip of supporters giving the university president hell. Sad situation.

    http://www.sbnation.com/college-foot...lexander-watts
    Last edited by marenlee; 12-02-2014 at 09:53 PM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    16,062
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Alabama-Birmingham Dropping Football

    Quote Originally Posted by marenlee View Post
    Well it's officially official. Here's from the point of view from a football player live tweeting the cancelling of the program. Plus a video clip of supporters giving the university president hell. Sad situation.

    http://www.sbnation.com/college-foot...lexander-watts
    Love the part about not having the money, but unwilling to show the numbers. Stay classy pres.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Guam, USA
    Posts
    2,237

    Default Re: Alabama-Birmingham Dropping Football

    Here's an article from ESPN. I'm surprised they published it considering their SEC overlords. It gives some insight into how politics may have played a large role in hampering the development of the program and why it eventually was shut down.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/po...espnapi_public

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •