- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Opponents of UAB President Ray Watts and his decision to kill the school’s football program are voicing their concerns to trustees of the University of Alabama system.

Several dozen demonstrators stood and turned their backs on Watts as he gave a report to trustees during a meeting in Birmingham on Friday.

Some held up signs calling for Watts’ dismissal. But trustees say they support Watts, and the president says he isn’t quitting.

Faculty groups and student government leaders have held no-confidence votes in Watts since his decision to shut down football and two other sports at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Watts cited finances when he announced a decision to end football and the others sports in December. He has since said the numbers are being re-evaluated.


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