UAB Blazers Logo

UAB Blazers Logo

The athletic logo of the University of Alabama at Birmingham features a dragon with flames of fire coming out of his mouth. In other words, it represents one of the possible visual implementations of the metaphor implied by the word “Blazers.”

Meaning and history

UAB Blazers Logo history

On the current UAB Blazers logo, which has been used since 2015, you can see an angled view of the dragon’s head and part of the neck. The dragon faces to the right.

The previous version, which was introduced in 1996, also features the same dragon’s head but in a slightly different way. Here, the dragon is placed inside a shield with the lettering “UAB Blazers” in white on the top. The filling of the shield is gold (behind the dragon) and black (behind the text).

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UAB Blazers symbol

Several colors of the university’s palette can be seen on the UAB Blazers logo, which is dominated by dark green with splashes of red and gold. According to the official brand style guide, the school’s palette includes three shades of green (PMS 3425, PMS 350, and PMS 376), yellow (PMS 109), gold (PMS 7503), and smoke gray (PMS Cool Gray 9).

UAB Blazers football

UAB Blazers football logo

The team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA and the West Division of CUSA. The Blazers have won one conference championship (in 2018) and have played in 3 bowl games.


UAB Blazers emblem

The top result of the women’s team has taken placed in 2000 when they reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. They have made two NCAA Tournament appearances. The men’s soccer team reached the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight in 1982. The total number of the NCAA Tournament appearances has reached 15, as of 2019.


UAB Blazers logo

While the women’s soccer team started only in 1996, it has already competed in the NCAA Tournament and has won the Conference USA Championship on three occasions in ten years. The men’s team has made nine NCAA Tournament appearances.