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Trophy used in the "Battle for the Bones" football rivalry between Memphis and UAB. The Bones

The UAB Blazers and the Memphis Tigers began competing in football after the Blazers football team joined Division I in 1997. That series now stands at 10 wins for UAB vs. 4 for the Tigers. In 2006, the game became known as the "Battle for the Bones", using a 100-pound bronze rack of ribs as the trophy.[1] Recently the game has been accompanied by a barbecue competition befitting the "Battle for the Bones" theme.[2]

Football results

BATTLE FOR THE BONES FOOTBALL SERIES
Year Home Team Score Visiting Team Score Location Series
1997 Memphis Tigers 28 UAB Blazers 7 Memphis, TN UM 1-0
1999 UAB Blazers 14 Memphis Tigers 38 Birmingham, AL UM 2-0
2000 UAB Blazers 13 Memphis Tigers 9 Birmingham, AL UM 2-1
2001 Memphis Tigers 14 UAB Blazers 17 Memphis, TN Even 2-2
2002 UAB Blazers 31 Memphis Tigers 17 Birmingham, AL UAB 3-2
2003 Memphis Tigers 10 UAB Blazers 24 Memphis, TN UAB 4-2
2004 UAB Blazers 35 Memphis Tigers 28 Birmingham, AL UAB 5-2
2005 Memphis Tigers 20 UAB Blazers 37 Memphis, TN UAB 6-2
2006 UAB Blazers 35 Memphis Tigers 29 Birmingham, AL UAB 7-2
2007 Memphis Tigers 25 UAB Blazers 9 Memphis, TN UAB 7-3
2008 UAB Blazers 30 Memphis Tigers 33 Birmingham, AL UAB 7-4
2009 Memphis Tigers 21 UAB Blazers 31 Memphis, TN UAB 8-4
2010 UAB Blazers 31 Memphis Tigers 15 Birmingham, AL UAB 9-4
2011 Memphis Tigers 35 UAB Blazers 41 Memphis, TN UAB 10-4
2012 Memphis Tigers UAB Blazers Birmingham, AL

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Memphis-UAB Basketball Rivalry
Teams Memphis Tigers
UAB Blazers
Originated(Basketball) 1983
Series Memphis leads, 30-10
Latest Winner Memphis

Basketball rivalry

The basketball rivalry between these two teams isn't commonly referred to as "the Battle for the Bones", but it has a longer history and tends to be a more intense and heated affair.

The rivalry between Memphis and UAB began in 1984, when the teams first met in basketball. The two teams have played at least twice a year since 1992, when they both moved to the Great Midwest Conference and later to Conference USA. Over the years, Memphis and UAB have been two of the more successful teams in the conference.

On February 16, 2008 during a game at UAB, the #1-ranked Memphis Tigers were nearly upset before pulling out a win of 79-78. As the Tigers were down by 8 points with 2 minutes left, they went on a 9-1 run. After the conclusion of the game, an altercation between Memphis players and UAB fans occurred. Ultimately, people in the stands began booing the Memphis players off the court and throwing drinks and shakers at them as the players were escorted off the court by local police officers.[4]

Memphis currently leads the basketball series over UAB 33-10, including winning the last twelve consecutive games.

References

  1. Timanus, Eddie (2006-10-07), "Weekend Preview: Plenty to watch in SEC games involving unbeatens", USA Today, http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2006-10-05-weekend-preview_x.htm, retrieved 2012-06-04, "In a tasty twist, the game will inaugurate a new rivalry trophy, a 100-pound bronze rack of ribs. The newly christened "Battle for the Bones" will also feature a barbecuing contest for fans." 
  2. Bryant, Walter (October 8, 2006) "Legion Field has nothing on ribs." The Birmingham News
  3. http://www.gotigersgo.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/072709aab.html
  4. "C-USA officials investigating what happened after Memphis-UAB game", ESPN, 2008-02-18, http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3250920, retrieved 2012-06-04 


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