Despite a 6-6 record and bowl eligibility, the UAB college football program is no longer considered financially viable.
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The UAB college football program is being shut down, according to sources from ESPN’s Joe Schad on Tuesday.
School officials had said they were evaluating the financial viability of UAB football, and coach Bill Clark told ESPN.com this past weekend that he expected the school to end the program due to its money troubles.
Playing in the shadows of college football powerhouses Alabama and Auburn and lacking an on-campus football stadium, UAB has struggled to develop a fan base and consistent attendance in the nearly two decades since it joined the FBS.
Among active NFL players that attended UAB are former Pro Bowl WR Roddy White and Carolina Panthers backup QB Joe Webb.
UAB has been a member of Conference USA since 1999. The last FBS school to eliminate football was Pacific in 1995.