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UPDATED: Alabama Media Group sees layoffs statewide, four in Birmingham

01.27.2015 by André Natta · No Comments

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Advance Local’s Alabama Media Group announced layoffs throughout the state on Monday as part of a reorganization of the company as it begins 2015. Continue reading

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Digging into the UAB athletics announcement: Sometimes it’s all about timing

01.23.2015 by André Natta · 1 Comment

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A look back at a 2013 University of Alabama System Board of Trustees vote (and a committee vote the day before) begins to raise questions about long-standing beliefs about the board and its treatment of football at UAB. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Birmingham will host the 2021 World Games

01.22.2015 by André Natta · 1 Comment

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Birmingham, AL learned shortly after 4:45 a.m. CT, January 22, 2015, that it would host the 2021 World Games during a press conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia were the other two finalists to host the eleventh edition of the IOC-recognized event. Continue reading

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On the agenda: A road swap with noticeable implications

01.21.2015 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Yesterday’s Birmingham City Council meeting saw a couple of major projects move forward. One involves a swap of roadways between the state of Alabama and the City of Birmingham; another involves a new site for a much needed expansion in the community. Continue reading

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Digging into the UAB athletics announcement: the historical role of the Southeastern Conference in all of this

01.21.2015 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Last week’s passage of new NCAA Division I governance rules didn’t come without some concern from student-athlete representatives from the Southeastern Conference and Big 12. The concern from the SEC is interesting considering its role in getting to this point in college sports. Continue reading

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Digging into the UAB athletics announcement: All eyes shift to Ohio and Kent State University

01.20.2015 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Kent State University announced it will be conducting an exhaustive assessment of their entire athletics department. They are the first NCAA FBS school to make such an announcement since UAB discontinued three athletic programs in early December 2014. Continue reading

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Digging into the UAB athletics announcement: A look at C-USA and SEC athletic budgets, subsidies and state appropriations

01.19.2015 by André Natta · 3 Comments

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A busy weekend at the NCAA Convention and proposed legislation in Virginia led us to do a comparison of the UAB Blazers 2013 athletics budget against other Conference USA schools and the Southeastern Conference — with interesting results. Continue reading

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