Sports teach lessons you might not learn in the classroom

September 28, 2017

By Rep. Craig Ford

We all know that education and jobs go hand-in-hand. If you want to get a good job, you have to have a good education. And having good schools is an important part of recruiting jobs and industries to a community.

Education gets a lot of attention in Alabama. You hear a lot about how we need to invest more in reading, math, science and computer courses, and we absolutely do need to invest more in those areas.

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UAB Making Waves Both in Basketball Tournament and in Montgomery

March 20, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, March 19 UAB Athletics made national headlines with its men’s basketball team’s shocking closing seconds victory 60 to 59 over highly ranked Iowa State in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament.  

UAB athletics super fan and State Representative Jack Williams (R from Vestavia) submitted a bill in the Alabama legislature demanding that the Board of Trustees maintain a football program at the University of Alabama campus in Birmingham for as long as they maintain one in their flagship Tuscaloosa campus.
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Rogers Says UAB Decision to Kill Football Program will Fuel Effort to Separate School from UA System

December 3, 2014

By Brandon Moseley, Bill Britt, & Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, December 2, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) announced that the football was getting the axe, along with the rifle and bowling teams.

University President Ray Watt announced in a Tuesday press conference that UAB’s football team has played its last game at any level.

President Watt said in a statement, “More than a year ago, UAB began the largest, most comprehensive strategic planning process in the university’s history. Designed to identify areas of excellence and set priorities for investment and growth, this strategic review has empowered leaders across campus to think critically about how to best invest resources and position UAB as a premier and sustainable institution for the future.”
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