Author: Tyler Szczudlak

The UAB Blazers kept the Jacksonville State Gamecocks scoreless in their 31-0 win in Montgomery. Tyler Johnston III dominated the passing game for UAB throwing 17-21 for 320 yards with two touchdown passes. Jermaine Brown Jr. led the running game for the Blazers rushing 78 yards on 14 attempts with one touchdown. DeWayne McBride ran for another 54 yards on 12 attempts. UAB’s Trae Shropshire led the game with five catches for 128 yards and a touchdown. Dy’John Turner led the Blazers defense with six total tackles as UAB kept Jacksonville State’s offense to just 155 total yards.  Jacksonville State’s Zerrick Cooper threw 18-35 for 91 yards. Copper also led the Gamecocks in rushing with 28 yards. PJ Wells had the most…

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UAB football will open the 2021 season on Wednesday, Sept. 1 against Jacksonville State Gamecocks in Montgomery at the Cramton Bowl. With this being the only game happening that day, the nation will be able to watch what both the Blazers and Gamecocks can do. “I think it’s a big deal for our kids and [Jacksonville State’s] program to kick the season off. You know that’s a big honor,” said UAB head coach Bill Clark. “We’ll be playing in front of the whole nation, so I know everyone is gonna play well.” Clark first came to the UAB football program back in 2014 and oversaw the Blazer’s return to play in 2017…

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https://soundcloud.com/uabstudentmedia/kaleidoscope-sports-report-ep-10-the-week-of-april-19-2021 KSR is The Kaleidoscope Sports Report, a weekly podcast where Kaleidoscope sports writers Tyler Szczudlak and Caleb Wood discuss everything UAB sports. This week on Kaleidoscope Sports Report Tyler and Caleb are talking about UAB baseball’s rebound weekend, UAB softball’s continuing to move to the top of Conference USA and the season openings for the Birmingham Barons and Birmingham Legion.

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Despite a third inning tie, the UAB baseball team was unable to comeback to beat the Troy Trojans as Troy scored nine more runs throughout the game Tuesday night. Carson Knight started his eighth game as pitcher for UAB (10-21,3-9 CUSA) as he pitched for one inning with one strikeout and three runs against him. There would be nine other pitchers for the Blazers as Matthew Reed (0-1) took the loss also having three runs against him and one strikeout for one inning. Chandler Simpson led in batting for the Blazers as he had 5 at bats with two hits, one run, and one RBI. Troy (15-16,3-6 SBC) pitcher Ryan Pettys started for the Trojans pitching two innings with two strikeouts and…

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https://soundcloud.com/uabstudentmedia/kaleidoscope-sports-report-ep-7-the-week-of-march-22-2021 This week on Kaleidoscope Sports Report, our hosts are talking about the Sweet Sixteen, UAB volleyball’s upcoming C-USA tournament berth and UAB baseball and softball’s weekend series. KSR is The Kaleidoscope Sports Report, a weekly podcast where Kaleidoscope sports writers Tyler Szczudlak and Caleb Wood talk everything UAB sports.

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The Bulldogs defeat the Blazers 5-1 The UAB baseball team was not able to come back and defeat the Samford Bulldogs in the 10th inning as the Bulldogs scored four runs in the top of the 10th following an hour-hour rain delay to start the game. Austin Bohannon started for UAB (7-11, 0-0 CUSA) going four innings with two strikeouts. There would be seven other UAB pitchers put in the game with Evan Ingram (0-2) taking the loss after entering at the top of the ninth. Darryl Buggs led the Blazers offense with 1-for-3 batting and an RBI. Samford (11-10, 3-0 SoCon) pitcher Billy Creger started for the Bulldogs going two innings with a strikeout. Chase Isbell struck out the final three…

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After taking back the lead in the middle of the second half, UAB kept the lead to defeat Old Dominion 76-69 in game one of a two game series after being swept by Louisiana Tech last week. “The room after the game was good, there was a little bit of an exhale, but hopefully we can take care of our bodies come back tomorrow and get another win,” said head coach Andy Kennedy on the win. Tavin Lovan led the Blazers in points with 25 while also getting a pair of assists and steals. Tyreek Scott-Grayson also contributed 24 points…

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Starting Feb. 19, the Blazer baseball team will be able to take the field for the first time against an opponent since March of 2020. Due to COVID-19, UAB Men’s Baseball team was only allowed to play half of their 2020 season.  Last season the Blazers were 7-9 when the COVID-19 pandemic cut the season short. This year, the team is predicted to finish sixth in the Conference USA West division. “I’m really excited about this year’s team,” said head coach Perry Roth. “I think we have a competitive group of guys with high character and think we have a chance to be competitive.” Coach Roth is entering his 15th season with the Blazer baseball…

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