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College Football: 2008 Conference USA Preview

September 2nd, 2008

Since joining Conference USA before the 2005 season, the Golden Hurricane of Tulsa have played in two of three conference title games. They’ve split those two meetings with UCF (winning in 2005, losing last season), and the year in which they didn’t play in the title game they finished one game out of first place. But even with the loss of exceptional quarterback Paul Smith, Todd Graham’s squad looks poised to win their second C-USA crown.

Poll: What Will be the Best High-Major Conference in 2009?

August 15th, 2008

Rise & Fall: High-Major Conference Review

August 14th, 2008

In recent weeks, the Rise & Fall series has chronicled the progress (or regress) of college basketball's major conference teams. But if I equated each team to a civilization, I was mistaken. It is really the NCAA conference that equates to a burgeoning civilization or nation, each with its sometimes stable and sometimes rotating member states. Like civilizations, the prestige and power of conferences wax and wane..

 

Daily Dribble: 2009 NCAA Tournament Projection

April 8th, 2008

We're only one day beyond the 2008 National Championship Game.. but its never too early to start thinking about next year's Tournament. Here's an early projection of the 2009 NCAA Tournament field:

Welser Wonders: A Weekly College Hoops Column

January 16th, 2008

The Holidays are over and that means it is time to concentrate on basketball. I have recovered from watching 32 crappy bowl games and hope to soon recover from my wii tennis elbow to bring you a glimpse into what Welser Wonders…

CUSA Player of the Week: Brockieth Pane

November 27th, 2007

University of Houston freshman guard Brockeith Pane has been named the Conference USA Player of the Week after he averaged 23.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in two games last week.

A native of Dallas, Texas, Pane began the week with 20 points, seven rebounds and two assists to lead Houston to a 73-66 victory over inner-city rival Texas Southern. Then he scored a career-best 26 points, grabbed six rebounds and collected two steals to lead the Cougars to a 95-53 victory over Grambling State.

Daily Dribble: Top 10 Players in the CUSA

November 9th, 2007

Continuing with the best players in the high-major conferences, I move on to the CUSA. There was a danger of this becoming simply a copy of Memphis' roster, but there are underrated players scattered across the league.

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1. Chris Douglas-Roberts, G, Memphis
2. Derrick Rose, G, Memphis
3. Rob McKiver, G, Houston
4. Jeremy Wise, G, Southern Miss
5. Robert Vaden, F, UAB
6. Joey Dorsey, F, Memphis
7. Stefon Jackson, F, UTEP
8. Robert Dozier, F, Memphis
9. Paul Delaney, G, UAB
10. David Gomez, F, Tulane

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Daily Poll: Who Will Win Conference USA?

October 23rd, 2007

Conference USA Preview

October 30th, 2006
Favorite: Memphis. Player of the Year: Morris Almond. Conference Rank: 12th.

Who Will Be the Best Mid-Major Team?

October 25th, 2006