The UAB Blazers are the varsity intercollegiate athletic programs of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The school is one of the twelve member institutions of Conference USA and participates in Division I of the NCAA. The school's football program, as with all other C-USA members, participates in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the higher of two levels of Division I competition in that sport. The UAB football team is led by Garrick McGee and currently plays its home games at 71,594-seat Legion Field. The school's men's basketball team plays in 8,508-seat Bartow Arena. The Blazers' colors are forest green and old gold.
While the football team entered post-season play only in the 2004 Hawaii Bowl, the men's basketball program has a long history of success spanning several decades. In addition to football and basketball, UAB also has programs in men's sports for baseball, golf, soccer, and tennis. Women's sports programs include softball, basketball, golf, soccer, bowling, tennis, track and field, cross country, rifle, volleyball and sand volleyball.