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UAB men’s soccer starts their journey down the road to Cary, NC on November 20

uab mens soccerThe UAB men’s soccer team were rewarded for their 11-7-1 record and No. 21 national coaches’ poll ranking by receiving their third bid in four years to the NCAA College Cup tournament. They will host the Furman Paladins on November 20 at 5:30 p.m. at West Campus Field — the fourth time the school has ever hosted an opening round match. The announcement comes days after it was revealed the university’s soccer programs will soon be playing in a new home courtesy of a $1.5 million gift from BBVA Compass. It will be the team’s eighth ever appearance in the tournament.

The Paladins (12-5-3) earned an automatic bid by virtue of winning the Southern conference outright last week against Mercer. It will mark the team’s seventh postseason appearance, with Thursday’s meeting being the sixth time Furman and UAB have ever met on the pitch. The Blazers hold a 3-2-0 lead in the series. The last victory taking place the last time the two teams met — for a first round NCAA College Cup match in 2001. The winner advances to play Washington (12-5-1) on Sunday in Seattle at 5 p.m. PT.

This year’s College Cup semifinal and final matches will be held in Cary, NC on December 12-14, 2014 at WakeMed Soccer Park — the fourth time it will be held there since 2005.

Photo: via UAB Athletics website.

The Tar Heels visits UAB Tuesday for NIT quarterfinal

UAB Blazers logoUnless you’ve been hiding out somewhere for the last few days, someone has to have already told you that the UAB Blazers will be playing host to last year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament championsUNC Chapel Hill, tomorrow evening at Bartow Arena (8 p.m. tipoff) for a men’s postseason NIT quarterfinal matchup. If not, well now you have.

The Blazers beat NC State to advance while the Tar Heels defeated Mississippi State. If you were hoping for a ticket for tomorrow night, you’re most likely out of luck. The game is officially sold out with some folks reselling them on eBay for as much as $400 each (though no one’s selling them on StubHub… yet). Plus, the game will be shown on ESPN.

There’s already a final score prediction on UAB’s student newspaper’s website while the folks at al.com have already set up a live chat for tomorrow’s game. Plus, earlier this afternoon there was word that UNC sophomore forward Tyler Zeller may not be available tomorrow evening, perhaps giving fans in Blazer Nation additional reasons for hope.

Call of Duty 4 Tournament, Playover Games and Movies

Playover Games and Movies in downtown Ensley wants to find the best Call of Duty 4 player out there. It may be YOU! Your entry fee will provide food as well as help fund the 1st place prize of $200 and 2nd place prize of $50. If you think you have what it takes to be crowned the Call of Duty 4 champion, then they want you to come on over and show the rest of the world what you’re made of.

For more information and to make reservations, call 205. 419.0891.

Cost: $20 entry fee

Playover Games & Movies
1824 Avenue E Ensley (directions)