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Five Tiny Tidbits On: Conference USA

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Thought we were done previewing things? How could you think that, with your NCAA Basketball Tournament office pool a mere five months away? You've got to start studying now if you want to crush your enemies into paste. So who's with me? Let's Gooo! Please send contributions to

1. Mmmmm, Texas. Junior forward Sam Anderson came to the University of Houston after serving two years in the U.S. Navy as a culinary specialist. He chose the Cougars over Stanford and the U.S. Naval Academy.


2. Early Candidate For Best Name.SMU's 7-foot-1, 200-pound sophomore center, Bamba Fall, is ready to rock Conference USA.

3. Freeze Frame. Well, we're not sure what to think of Marshall's team basketball photo. We just hope that the same intricate planning and attention to detail is reflected in their offense.

4. Where's Waldo Rod?. Five-year NBA player and former DePaul University standout Rod Strickland is now the Director of Student Athlete Development at the University of Memphis, where he rarely mentions that he is named in three songs by Wu-Tang Clan.

5. Ready To Swash His Buckle. Courtney Captain plays for the East Carolina Pirates.


Tomorrow: The Western Athletic Conference

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