For the 1991-92 seasons, UAB competed as a Division III independent, unaffiliated with a conference. As a Division III school, the Blazers compiled an overall record of 11 wins, 6 losses, and 2 ties before moving up to Division I-AA for the 1993 season. Competing as a Division I-AA independent for the 1993 through 1995 seasons, UAB compiled an overall record of 21 wins and 12 losses as an I-AA school before moving up to Division I-A. The Blazers entered the 1996 season as an I-A independent, and in their first I-A game, UAB was defeated by the in-state rival, the Auburn Tigers 29–0. They finished their first I-A season with 5 wins and 6 losses. Already a participating member of Conference USA in other sports, on November 13, 1996, UAB was admitted to the league as a football playing member beginning with the 1999 season. Since joining C-USA in 1999, the Blazers have compiled a record of 64 wins and 100 losses through the 2012 season.