The annual Conference USA football contest between the Memphis Tigers and the UAB Blazers was dubbed in 2006 as the Battle for the Bones game, and a 100-pound bronzed rack of ribs is up for grabs to the team that wins the annual showdown between arch-rivals.
The Battle for the Bones was developed by the student support groups of both teams - the U of M's Blue Crew and UAB's Gang Green. The game will also be surrounded by a barbecue contest where fans are invited to sign up and have their grilling skills judged against fans from the other school to determine which city has the best barbecue.
The BBQ competition is open to both professionals and amateurs, and each team is limited to four members. All contestants must register in advance and contest prizes will be made to winners. Spots are limited and an entry fee is required. The entry fee includes a parking pass for a vehicle and four tickets to the game.
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BATTLE FOR THE BONES BBQ COMPETITION
ULLMAN 136 • 1530 3RD AVE. S
BIRMINGHAM, AL • 35294-3350