History of the Blazers
The UAB Blazers are the varsity intercollegiate athletic programs representing the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The school is one of the fourteen member institutions of Conference USA (C-USA) and participates in Division I of the NCAA. The school's men's basketball team plays in the 8,508-seat Bartow Arena. The Blazers' colors are forest green and old gold. The men's basketball program has a long history of success spanning several decades.
On October 21, 2021, UAB was one of six C-USA members announced as incoming members of the American Athletic Conference at an as-yet-undetermined date.
College Sports Established
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1978 - Present / NCAA Division 1
2023 - / American Athletic Conference
1996 - 2023 / Conference USA
1992 - 1995 / Great Midwest Conference
1980 - 1991 / Sun Belt Conference
1978 - 1970 / Independent
Blazers - Blaze is the mascot of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's athletics teams. He is a fire-breathing European dragon.
UAB's athletic history goes back to 1977, when Gene Bartow was named the school's first athletic director. In January 1978, a campus wide vote bestowed the nickname "Blazers" on the team, hoping that the teams would "blaze" a new trail in college athletics. Originally, there was no official mascot, but that changed in 1995, when a European dragon was chosen as the mascot.
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