Author: Katherine Kirk

In a battle of field goals, redshirt junior, Matt Quin stole the show for the green team kicking a perfect five out of five bringing the score to 6-9 at halftime where the score was held until the fourth quarter.  In four fifteen-minute quarters, the green team defeated the gold team 16-6. The Green team’s success is partially attributed to running back Zeus Perryman who scored the only touchdown of the game seven minutes into the fourth quarter. Gold Team delivered strong efforts defensively, in the fourth quarter they recovered a fumble by the Green Team however they were unable…

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Five runs in the first inning secure UAB (17-7) a 10-4 win against Birmingham-Southern in the first annual Rickwood College Classic.  Held at America’s oldest baseball field, the Rickwood Classic is an annual throwback game played by the Birmingham Barons. This year Rickwood Field invited two local colleges to face each other on the historic field.    The top performers in this game were John Marc Mullins, Christian Hall and Logan Braunschweig. All three players gained two runs over the Panthers. Both Hall and Braunschweig had an RBI of two this game. The Blazers opened the game with a strong batting…

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This article was originally published in the Bodies issue of Kaleidoscope. Read it in its original printing online or pick up a magazine at UAB Student Media’s office. All season long, UAB women’s basketball freshman guard Emily Klaczek grabbed fans attention.   Klaczek is from Hoffman Estates, Illinois. She is one of five siblings and has been playing basketball since first grade. She is currently an undecided major but is leaning towards education or psychology. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Klaczek had the opportunity to get a second freshman year in basketball. While academically she is a sophomore, she is…

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With 1:18 left in the game, UAB’s KJ Buffen passed the ball to Trey Jemison for an authoritative dunk, giving the Blazers an eight-point lead. UAB (24-7) would maintain that lead and defeat Louisiana Tech (21-9) 87-74 in a battle for the second seed in Conference USA’s West division. The game’s top scorers were Jordan Walker with 24 points and Mike Ertel with 20. Quan Jackson and Trey Jemison added 16 points each. LA Tech played a great game against UAB led by C-USA player of the year contender Kenneth Lofton. Lofton grabbed 20 points, ten rebounds, and four assists. …

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Zakyia Weathersby secured nineteen points and thirteen rebounds for the Blazers (13-12), making her the top scorer in the Blazers‘ 60-55 loss to Rice (10-11).    UAB opened strong with baskets by Kylee Shcneringer and Weathersby. The Blazers held their lead majority of the first quarter when Rice’s Ashlee Austin sank a jumper for the Owls giving them a one-point lead. The Blazers were able to tie the game with 1:52 left in the first quarter; however, a layup by Rice’s Malia Fishers gave the Owls the upper hand. The Blazers fought hard for baskets in the second quarter and could not…

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For Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn founder Tanesha Sims-Summers, owning a business is about more than just making money. Sims-Summers, a UAB alumnus, uses her business to support the Birmingham community. Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn specializes in artisan blends of sweet and salty kettle corn. Their signature flavor, the Birmingham Blend, is a mixture of French toast and cheddar kettle corn. Thanks to their creative packaging, partnerships within the community and their wide variety of flavors and snack sizes, Naughty But Nice has amassed a large following since 2014. One of their most popular collaborations is the Blazer Blend,…

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