After months of controversy it looks like UAB will be getting its football program back, multiple sources reported on Monday morning.
University of Alabama-Birmingham president Ray Watts and Athletic Director Mark Ingram are expected to file a notice with the NCAA to bring the program–which was haulted back in December–back for next year. They are excpected to make the official announcement in a press conference later on Monday.
Watts of course took heat back in the beginning of the year for taking away the football program amidst allegations that it was costing the school too much money. But the negative spotlight was really turned on him when a firm uncovered evidence that Watts’ claims were false.
The odd case caught national attention when a video of a UAB linebacker snubbing Watts at this spring’s graduation went viral.
Efforts to bring the program back have since escalated, including pledge work from a task force to raise funds to help reinstate the program.
The press conference with the expected announcement is scheduled for 5 pm Eastern time.
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