UAB is one of six schools which will join the American Athletic Conference on July 1. Evan Dudley covers UAB athletics for the Alabama Media Group. We discuss the work of Blazers AD Mark Ingram putting the school in a good position as it joins the American, the barbecue-based trophy at stake when UAB plays Memphis and the school’s relationship with Alabama and Auburn. Dudley also talks about basketball coach Andy Kennedy and his success building through the transfer portal. The legacy of former coach Gene Bartow and the importance of basketball at UAB are also topics.