A letter went out to students, faculty and staff regarding the UAB Football Program, and it sounds like their is still a little hope for the UAB football team. This is what the letter said, it sounds like on June 1st the staff will vote to see if they can keep the program up and going.
Students, faculty and staff,
As you likely know, we are anticipating receipt on May 15 of the College Sports Solutions (CSS) review, commissioned by the Athletic Assessment Task Force, of what CSS projects it would cost to invest adequately in our current athletics programs and reinstate and support football, rifle and bowling programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The Task Force was also charged with determining what financial resources are needed beyond what UAB has previously committed to its athletic programs in order to reinstate a consistently successful football program and to determine if external, private funding exists to sustain such an effort.
Again, the report is due May 15, 2015. The UAB senior leadership team will be consulting with various stakeholders within the UAB community. We will consider the report’s findings, along with other important, valuable and mission-critical data, in order to make the best decision for UAB going forward, guided by our vision, mission and strategic plan.
We plan to make an announcement by June 1. This announcement will be made via our website, social media channels and by email when an official decision has been reached.
With best wishes,
Ray L. Watts