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RE: Fail for Birmingham or UAB?
UAB is *giving away* 1200 tickets to employees with their ID. You had your choice of a first or second round ticket, i.e. yesterday or today. They were available at Alys Stevens or the BJCC. Probably some still are, because as usual, the promotion was poorly done.
03-09-2017 05:08 PM
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RE: Fail for Birmingham or UAB?
It's just part of the fail that is college basketball in this state. Jax State made it but the rest of the state SUCKS. Alabama is irrelevant in the basketball world. At least we're not spending a fortune on stinking it up. We paid $1 million last year for an NIT road game and the SEC schools are paying millions for less.
03-09-2017 05:50 PM
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RE: Fail for Birmingham or UAB?
& I should dare say that JSU may have averaged 750 fans at their games.

I don't think there was any buzz about the program before the NCAA tourney auto bid & I am kind of around there quite a bit.
03-09-2017 06:11 PM
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RE: Fail for Birmingham or UAB?
(03-09-2017 10:37 AM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(03-09-2017 10:35 AM)mrchance33 Wrote:  This probably comes off sexist even though i'm trying not to sound that way, but i've always wondered if the student attendance is hurt by the fact that only 37% of the student population is male. While plenty of UAB female students love sports (Including my girlfriend) I would say that a larger percent of females aren't into sports when compared to men. I've also noticed that after the team started losing the frats at large have almost completely disappeared from the games.

To clear the matter, yes, it is very sexist.

many of UAB's best student fans are female.

We have had similar issues over the years and I think the fact that we are in the southern heart of college football is more of an attendance killer than female students.
03-09-2017 08:18 PM
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RE: Fail for Birmingham or UAB?
Year 1: It was our first time hosting in ages so the crowd was good. Plus we finished the season 12-6 after the disastrous 4-9 start.

Year 2: Most wins ever (although it was artificially inflated due to weak-Haase schedule), regular season championship. Decent crowd despite early weekday tip.

Year 3: Tank the end of the season, embarrassingly lose to FIU, limp in at 7 seed, 5:30 start time...and everyone is surprised?

Maybe next year it'll come to Frisco, TX so I can make the drive up. 05-stirthepot
03-09-2017 10:43 PM
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RE: Fail for Birmingham or UAB?
(03-09-2017 10:43 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  Year 1: It was our first time hosting in ages so the crowd was good. Plus we finished the season 12-6 after the disastrous 4-9 start.

Year 2: Most wins ever (although it was artificially inflated due to weak-Haase schedule), regular season championship. Decent crowd despite early weekday tip.

Year 3: Tank the end of the season, embarrassingly lose to FIU, limp in at 7 seed, 5:30 start time...and everyone is surprised?

Maybe next year it'll come to Frisco, TX so I can make the drive up. 05-stirthepot


It will or should lol
03-09-2017 10:47 PM
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RE: Fail for Birmingham or UAB?
(03-09-2017 10:43 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  Year 1: It was our first time hosting in ages so the crowd was good. Plus we finished the season 12-6 after the disastrous 4-9 start.

Year 2: Most wins ever (although it was artificially inflated due to weak-Haase schedule), regular season championship. Decent crowd despite early weekday tip.

Year 3: Tank the end of the season, embarrassingly lose to FIU, limp in at 7 seed, 5:30 start time...and everyone is surprised?

Maybe next year it'll come to Frisco, TX so I can make the drive up. 05-stirthepot

I would add to Year 1 that the football debacle had riled and rallied UAB students and supporters. Honestly, until March I was as interested in chanting to fire that silver haired SOB as I was in watching the basketball that season. The protests and the chants gave our team an edge that year they haven't been able to recapture.
03-10-2017 08:21 AM
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RE: Fail for Birmingham or UAB?
(03-09-2017 02:52 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Marketing is not marketing without a marketing budget. Social media is free so they are forced to go that route. The students and employees get the message, but apparently don't care. How many of the average birminghamians get UAB's social media blasts. It takes money to reach them, but they don't,have it.

I worked right of the last nine days and knew nothing about any promotions for UAB employees. No signs at work, no emails.....nothing.
03-10-2017 11:08 AM
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RE: Fail for Birmingham or UAB?
(03-10-2017 11:08 AM)Mungumry Blazer Wrote:  
(03-09-2017 02:52 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Marketing is not marketing without a marketing budget. Social media is free so they are forced to go that route. The students and employees get the message, but apparently don't care. How many of the average birminghamians get UAB's social media blasts. It takes money to reach them, but they don't,have it.

I worked right of the last nine days and knew nothing about any promotions for UAB employees. No signs at work, no emails.....nothing.

It appears possible that the "from the top down" war on UAB sports programs is not over.
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RE: Fail for Birmingham or UAB?
Some believe top down goes as far down as the AD.
03-10-2017 02:25 PM
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