UAB football back, but other sports now suddenly struggling too

After announcing last December that they would be terminating their football program the University of Alabama at Birmingham was overwhelmed with support.


The program was going to be dropped primarily for lack of funds but since the announcement money has poured in and an estimated $27 million dollars has been raised to get the program reinstated and back on it’s feet.

While the return of football is surely positive, UAB has announced that not all of the news is good.

UAB president Ray Watts announced on Monday that now the university is in danger of dropping basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, soccer, and volleyball.

“When we announced that we were dropping football we were surprised at the support to the budget that we received.” Watts said. “We just would like everyone to know that these other program are in danger too. I know this might seem like a money grab but that’s not the case.  Checks may be made out to “cash” or directly to myself Ray Watts. We do also accept most major credit cards.”


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