UAB head coach Bill Clark expects the football program to be shut down.
Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN's Joe Schad is reporting that UAB will shut down its football program on Tuesday. Head coach Bill Clark hinted on Sunday to ESPN that he expected this to happen.

Playing in the shadows of Alabama and Auburn and lacking an on-campus stadium, UAB has struggled to develop a fan base and consistent attendance in the nearly two decades since it joined the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Average attendance doubled this year under Clark to more than 20,000 fans per game, but reports circulated that administrators might kill the program even as the Blazers compiled their best record in a decade.
UAB finished 6-6 this season and is eligible to play in a bowl game should the Blazers get an invitation.

Shutting down the football program would jeopardize UAB's membership in Conference USA.
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