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UK likely to cancel 2016 football game with UAB because UAB football no longer exists

The 2016 home opener against UAB is in serious jeopardy, considering UAB no longer has a football program. UAB President Ray Watts met with the Blazers players and coaches this afternoon to tell them he is pulling the plug on football because there isn’t enough money in the budget to support the sport.

The announcement did not receive a warm welcome from students:

Or players:

And there’s video:

ABC 33/40 – Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

So who wants to come to Commonwealth for a game on September 3, 2016?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for UK likely to cancel 2016 football game with UAB because UAB football no longer exists



  1. Red headed Stepchild
    6:08 pm December 2, 2014 Permalink

    A od replacement for UAB would be TROY.



    • bouzoukiman
      10:26 pm December 2, 2014 Permalink

      Be careful what you ask for. Troy has upset Miss St, Okie St and Mizzou over the years. Mizzou was ranked, and maybe even top 10, at the time. Okie St may have been ranked but I’m not sure.

      BTW, a friend of mine proposed to his now wife on the jumbotron at that Troy-Mizzou game!



  2. Red headed Stepchild
    6:09 pm December 2, 2014 Permalink

    GOOD Replacement



  3. helixvortexv2
    6:10 pm December 2, 2014 Permalink

    Any chance any of those players transfer here Drew?



  4. Bullitt County UK fan
    6:41 pm December 2, 2014 Permalink

    Put Troy on the scedule. We’ll see where Neal has his program in a couple years.



  5. AmandaLou
    9:25 pm December 2, 2014 Permalink

    I am just excited the opener in 2016 will be on my birthday! Love when I can celebrate at a game in Commonwealth.