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UAB to resume playing football in 2017

UAB football will take the field again in 2017 and remain an FBS program. Athletic director Mark Ingram said Tuesday that rifle will return in the upcoming season, while bowling will compete in 2016-17 and football in two years. UAB dropped all three sports in December to cut costs, then announced six months later that they would be reinstated. The NCAA cleared UAB to resume playing football in 2017 and continue competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision, Ingram said. "I am so excited that UAB football will return to FBS competition in 2017," said Blazers football coach Bill Clark, whose current contract runs through 2016. "Like our fans, I wanted to light the scoreboard...

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