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Kendall Johnson working toward finding a spot in the rotation on the edge at UAB

Kendall Johnson, a Tennessee State transfer, is trying to earn a spot on the UAB defense.

UAB's quest for a second consecutive NCAA Tournament bid begins on Thursday night in the C-USA Tournament

UAB, the No. 3 seed, needs to win three games in three days to earn another NCAA Tournament bid.

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Conference USA Basketball begins Wednesday in Frisco, Texas

C-USA champion Florida Atlantic is the favorite on the men's side with North Texas and UAB close behind.

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1819 News Sports Editor Steve Irvine talks UAB sports on Tide 100.9 'Big Noon Sports'

Listen to 1819 News Sports Editor Steve Irvine on Tide 100.9 "Big Noon Sports" with Matt Coulter, Lars Anderson and Christian Miller as they discuss UAB spring football and UAB's prospects in the NCAA tournament.

Finding the right mixture on the offensive line is an important part of UAB's spring football practice

Brady Wilson and Trey Bedosky are the lone offensive linemen with career starts at UAB.

South Alabama falls short in NCAA Tournament bid

South Alabama pushed Louisiana to the end but the Ragin Cajuns escaped with a 71-66 win in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament final.

UAB's first spring practice under Trent Dilfer opened Monday morning

The UAB football team practiced for about three hours in shorts and helmets.

College basketball roundup: South Alabama advances to the SBC Championship game, West Alabama wins the GSC Tournament

South Alabama is one win away from a conference tournament championship. West Alabama is the Gulf South Conference Tournament champ for the first time since 1982.

Jordan ’Jelly’ Walker talks about what playing at UAB meant to him as a player and a person

Jelly Walker's basketball journey took him from Long Island to New Jersey to New Orleans to Birmingham. He's become a nationally-known player at UAB.

Samford comes up a play short in a SoCon Tournament loss to Chattanooga

Samford's stay in the Southern Conference has a short life. The Bulldogs drop a quarterfinal game to Chattanooga.

State basketball championship roundup: Buckhorn wins the Class 6A boys title and Hoover becomes first school to claim a pair of titles since 2011

Hoover's girls finished off a three-peat and Hoover's boys team ran away from Central-Phenix City.

Jelly Walker scores 41 points in UAB's regular season ending win at Charlotte

Jelly Walker had a season-high 41 point and Tavin Lovan supplied the game-winner in a victory at Charlotte.

Valley High's final step in an unbeaten season is a victory over Charles Henderson in the Class 5A title game

Valley High finishes the season as the first Class 5A boys basketball team to be undefeated.

Controversial call ends Troy's chance at advancing in the Sun Belt Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

Old Dominion's final points come with six ODU players on the court in an 86-83 win over Troy during the Sun Belt Conference Women's Basketball Tournament.

Highlights from Day 5 of the AHSAA Basketball Final Four

Six champions were crowned on Friday in the AHSAA Final Four in Birmingham.

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AHSAA basketball championship game roundup: Mars Hill Bible wins a state title behind the performance of seventh grader Belle Hill

The first full day of AHSAA Basketball championship games included a few down-to-the-wire games.

Logan Dye looking to close his Samford career out with a tournament championship

Logan Dye, a fifth-year senior, played a huge role in Samford regular season SoCon title.

Sun Belt Conference Tournament; Troy and South Alabama men's basketball teams advance to the quarterfinals

Troy uses a late rally to advance while South Alabama makes the plays in the second half.

Day Four highlights of the AHSAA Basketball Championship

Central-Phenix City and Spain Park battled down to the final play. Spain Park had an open 3-pointer in the final seconds but was unable to knock it down, and the Red Devils escaped with a 61-58 win.

AHSAA State Basketball Championship: Spring Garden girls and Covenant Christian boys claim state titles

Spring Garden wins in a blowout and Covenant Christian holds off Oakwood Adventist Academy in a close game.

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Antoine Davis finishes four points short of breaking Pete Mararvich's NCAA career scoring record

Antoine Davis, the son of former UAB men's basketball coach Mike Davis, finishes his college career as the second all-time leading scorer in NCAA history.

UAB plays host to big series in baseball and softball this weekend

UAB baseball plays on its newly installed turf field with Notre Dame in town. UAB softball plays host to national power Florida.

The journey continues for Brad Kitchens and his Arab High girls basketball team

Arab High girls basketball coach Brad Kitchens has his team in the state championship game.

Day 3 highlights of the AHSAA Basketball Final Four

Plenty of close games and fantastic finishes in the third day of AHSAA Basketball Final Four action in Birmingham.

Round two of big stage matchups between Charles Henderson and Ramsay goes to the Trojans

Charles Henderson High gets a measure a revenge on the basketball court against Ramsay High. The Rams beat Charles Henderson in the Class 5A football state championship game.

State college basketball roundup: UAH and West Alabama advance in the Gulf South Conference Tournament

UAH's Chaney Johnson nearly has a double-double on the same day he was announced as the GSC Player of the Year.

Quick look at Day 2 of the AHSAA Basketball Final Four

It was a day filled with lopsided results at the AHSAA Basketball Final Four on Tuesday. Championship games are set boys and girls Class 3A and Class 4A.

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