The UAB-Southern Miss rivalry is one of the biggest rivalries in Conference USA, so don’t miss it when these two meet. The two schools have been members of Conference USA since its founding, and you’ll be in for a treat when attending a UAB-Southern Miss game.
UAB Blazers vs Memphis Tigers
Rival Team: Memphis Tigers
UAB and Memphis had a fierce rivalry during the Tigers time in Conference USA, and the two teams have recently renewed the rivalry. You’ll always be in for a good matchup when the Tigers come to town, so make sure to be in attendance when the Blazers take on Memphis.
The rivalry between UAB and Auburn was recently re-ignited in 2015. The Blazers hold a slim 10-9 lead in the all-time series, and there have been lots of incredible games between the two, so get your tickets when the Tigers come to town.
You’ll be in for a hard-fought contest when attending a UAB-Charlotte game. The Blazers lead the series 29-15, and there is always lots at stake when these two meet, so don’t miss it when the 49ers come to Birmingham.
UAB Blazers Stadium Guide
UAB is the pride and joy of Birmingham, and as a result, you’ll find a lot of excitement surrounding Blazers basketball games. When it comes to hoops, the Blazers are the biggest game in town, and Bartow Arena is packed to gills on game days. The atmosphere is electric and makes attending a Blazers game well worth your time.
The fans aren’t the only ones who make attending a Blazers basketball game a fun experience. The UAB pep band and spirit teams also play a big role in making a Blazers basketball game a good time for everyone in attendance. The pep band and cheerleaders keep spirits high throughout the game and the entertainment provided by the Blaze the mascot and the Golden Girls is great as well.
You’ll also find lots to check out at Bartow Arena as well. The facility is home to a statue of Blaze as well as UAB basketball program founder, and arena namesake, Gene Bartow. The Blazers also have lots of banners hanging up around the arena, including one celebrating the school’s Elite Eight appearance in 1982.
During your trip to Birmingham, make sure to experience some of the city’s best bars and restaurants. Birmingham is home to Dreamland Barbecue, Highlands Bar and Grill, and Good People Brewing Company, among others. All of these are within walking distance of Bartow Arena, so there’s no reason for you not at least to try one of them.
A UAB basketball game is a fun road trip for any Conference USA basketball game, so plan your trip to Birmingham today.
The Gene Bartow bust honors the father of UAB basketball. Without Bartow, there would be no Blazers basketball program, so take a minute to view the statue and pay tribute to the man who gave birth to the UAB basketball program.
Take a minute before the game to take in the Blazers banners hanging above the court. The banners show off UAB’s biggest accomplishments on the hardwood including the 1982 team’s Elite Eight appearance.
The UAB student section, known as Gang Green, propels the Blazers to victory with the intimidating in-game atmosphere they provide. Gang Green is home to the wildest fans in Bartow Arena and is a can’t miss aspect of any UAB basketball game.
Enjoy the performances of the cheerleaders and Golden Girls when attending a UAB game. The cheerleaders do an incredible job of pumping up the crowd, and the Golden Girls routines are top notch as well.