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PHOTO: UAB practiced for the first time since program shutdown
BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 07: Anthony Johnson #90 of the LSU Tigers pressures Austin Brown #11 of the UAB Blazers during a game at Tiger Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

UAB football is officially back!

The Blazers football program shut down in December of 2014 due to budget issues, but the program was quickly resurrected after enough money was raised. The picture above represents UAB’s first practice since the shutdown, which is a huge step for the team actually playing again in 2017.

Good luck to UAB and their future players, as college football will be glad to welcome them back 18 months from now.

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Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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