Homecoming 2019

A recap of Homecoming events

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Photos by Drew Crenshaw/ Photo Editor

Gurney Derby

One of the most unique traditions on campus, student race down 13 Street South. This year's first place winner was the Physician Assistant Program students.

This was their second first place prize in a row.

"Fly by the Seat" team placed first with 28.62 seconds this year. "Feel the Gurn" placed second and "Alpha squared" placed first. UAB Honors Program finished the race and won the "Dead Last" award.

 

 

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 Photos by Drew Crenshaw/ Photo Editor

Hoops on the Hill 

Celebrating UAB's 50th anniversary, this year the men's and women's basketball team gathered to play Hoops at the Hill Student Center.

Each team cheered their players as they competed against each other.

 

 

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Photos by Drew Crenshaw/ Photo Editor

Blazer Showdown

Sororities and fraternities danced and competed for first place showing off their step skills.

Themes of the night included Jumanji, Scooby-Doo and Alladin. 

 

 

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 Photos by Drew Crenshaw/ Photo Editor

 Pancakes and Karaoke

 The Blazer Spirit Council hosted Pancakes and Karaoke where students combined their love for sweets with their stage presence.

 

 

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Photos by Drew Crenshaw/ Photo Editor

Parade

Once again, the streets surrounding UAB campus were flooded with green and gold for the annual Homecoming Parade.

Participants rode in vehicles decked out with artwork of images any Blazer would be familiar with like Blaze the Dragon or the Magic City sign at the Rotary Trail.

Floats were created in part of a competition where those whose floats showed the most creativity, effort and Blazer spirit would will an award for best display.

Different programs, teams and schools filled the streets and represented Blazer spirit while also throwing candy and gear to the crowd.

 

 

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Photos by Cameron McPhail/ Staff Photographer

UAB vs. Old Dominion

Blazers slayed the Lions, Old Dominion University with a final score of 38 to 14.

With this win, UAB is now bowl eligible for a third straight year.

 

 

 

 

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