Unveiling of UAB's new mascot, the Blazer, a sword carrying militant Viking-like warrior.

At a basketball game on January 9, 1993, UAB unveiled a new mascot, the Blazer. The mascot scared children at the basketball games, and many segments of the university community objected to the sword carrying militant Viking-like warrior. The Blazer was withdrawn before the start of the fall football season. It would be two years before a new mascot, Blaze the Dragon, would be unveiled.

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