Blaze Means Business

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Blaze statue in 2019

"Blaze Means Business" is a bronze sculpture of UAB Blazers' "Blaze" mascot dedicated in August 2018 as the centerpiece of Blazer Pride Plaza, to the east of the UAB Collat School of Business building, at University Boulevard and 13th Street South.

The artwork, commissioned by Ken Jackson, was sculpted by Branko Medenica. The dragon's head and neck emerge from a 5 foot-square black granite base adorned by a plaque with the phrase "Blaze Means Business", a phrase first suggested by Collat's Dean Eric Jack. Also, seemingly emerging from the granite is a bronze dragon claw, which Jackson expects will be rubbed for luck, creating a bright polish.


  • Byington, Pat (August 17, 2018) "Blaze means business. A sneak peek of the Blaze statue in front of the new UAB Collat School of Business building." Bham Now