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Miami Hurricanes Football: UAB Blazers added to 2020 schedule

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A reborn team will face off against the Canes in 2020

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On Monday morning, the University of Miami announced a non-conference game against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers in the 2020 season.

UAB is in their 2nd year back on the field after having the program disbanded due to outside influence (which is putting it lightly). In any event, the Blazers will travl to South Florida i the 2020 season as par of the non-conference schedule.

Here’s the full release on this schedule addition from Miami Athletics:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The University of Miami football program announced Monday that it will host UAB in a nonconference game at Hard Rock Stadium onSeptember 19, 2020.

The matchup will mark the first-ever contest between the two schools.

“We’re excited about the addition of UAB to our schedule for 2020,” Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Strawley said. “We are always striving for a competitive nonconference slate to complement our ACC schedule.”

The matchup with the Blazers adds to a 2020 nonconference schedule that includes a home game with Temple (Sept. 5) and a road tilt at Michigan State (Sept. 26).

The Hurricanes also have future out-of-conference games scheduled with LSU in Arlington, Texas (2018), Florida in Orlando, Fla., (2019), Alabama in Atlanta (2021), Michigan State at home (2021), and Texas A&M, both home (2023) and away (2022).

As stated, UAB joins the future non-conference schedule with such premium teams as LSU, Florida, Alabama, Michigan State, and Texas A&M.

This is a mid-tier team and a fine addition to the non-conference schedule in 2020. This should be an easy win, and that’s fine with me.

Go Canes