UAB schedules future football series with UConn, ULM

By Kevin Kelley -

The UAB Blazers have scheduled future home-and-home football series with the UConn Huskies and the ULM Warhawks, it was announced on Tuesday.

UAB and UConn will begin a home-and-home series at at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2024. The series will conclude the following season with the Huskies hosting the Blazers at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2025.

The 2024 UAB-UConn contest will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron. UAB competes in Conference USA, while UConn is a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Independent.

UAB has also scheduled a future home-and-home series with the ULM Warhawks of the Sun Belt Conference. The series will kickoff at Malone Stadium in Monroe, La., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024 before shifting to Birmingham on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2026.

UAB and ULM first met on the gridiron in 1998 and the two schools have played twice overall. The series is tied at one game apiece following a 20-14 ULM win in 1998 and a 47-0 UAB win in 1999.

The Blazers also confirmed today that they will host the Florida A&M Rattlers at Protective Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2027. That game was previously announced by Florida A&M.

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