The UAB Blazers are set to face off in opposition to the Miami RedHawks within the Bahamas Bowl. However, nicely, the place is UAB?
In the event you’re unfamiliar with school soccer and also you don’t know a lot concerning the South, it’s completely a effective factor to marvel the place the UAB Blazers are from.
Heck, if we’re being completely trustworthy right here, even in case you are aware of school soccer and do know the South pretty nicely, it’s a fairly honest factor to marvel about why UAB’s groups are named after an outdated Chevy truck (that they undoubtedly ruined once they introduced it again to life with the most recent technology).
So, what’s occurring right here? The place is UAB?
The place are the UAB Blazers from?
In the event you’re not already conscious, UAB stands for the College of Alabama at Birmingham. And that ought to be a fairly clear indicator of the place the Blazers name house.
Birmingham, Alabama, house to just about 200,000 individuals inside the metropolis limits, is likely one of the largest cities inside the state. It additionally occurs to be house to UAB, which is a really notable a part of the College of Alabama System.
Birmingham is positioned nearly proper smack within the midst of the state and is roughly an hour from Tuscaloosa, relying on how briskly you drive, which is the place the College of Alabama and Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide truly reside.
UAB was established largely as a result of there was a fairly rapidly rising inhabitants in Birmingham. The College of Alabama sought to offer instructional alternatives to people dwelling there and thus, this college got here to be in 1936. Nonetheless, the institution’s roots truly attain all the way in which again to the pre-Civil Battle days.
Focusing a bit extra on trendy occasions and zooming forward on the timeline, for those who get to 1970’s, you’ll discover that the Blazers came to be because of a school mascot vote as a result of it gave the impression of a cool thought for the college to attempt to “blaze” a path.
School sports activities are quirky generally.
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