Thursday March 19th, 2015

The University of Alabama-Birmingham shocked the world earlier today when it knocked off third-seeded Iowa State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. But the Blazers didn't see it as much of an upset.

Neither, apparently, did t-shirt company Fanatics, which, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell had already offered for sale a shirt with the UAB logo reading 'This was no upset' just minutes after the game finished. 

In addition to expressing pride at the team winning its first NCAA tournament game in 10 years, some UAB fans used the platform of the tournament to display their animosity toward university leadership and the athletic department.

Fans in the stands chanted "Fire Ray Watts" for several minutes according to multiple reports.

UAB announced last year that it would shut down its football program over funding concerns despite pledges to raise millions of dollars for the program from outside sources. 

Former Blazers football player James Banks had one of the day's blunter interpretations of UAB's victory. 

- Will Green

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