College Basketball Nation: 2012-13 conference previews

ESPN.com's WAC preview

November, 2, 2012
11/02/12
11:45
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Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Western Athletic Conference, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:



Here are Blue Ribbon's in-depth previews of all 10 WAC teams: Insider

Denver
Idaho
Louisiana Tech
New Mexico State
San Jose State InsiderFree Seattle
Texas State
UT Arlington
Utah State
UTSA

ESPN.com's Ivy League preview

November, 2, 2012
11/02/12
8:30
AM ET
Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Ivy League, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:



Here are Blue Ribbon's in-depth previews of all eight Ivy teams: Insider

Brown
Columbia
Cornell
Dartmouth
Harvard
Penn Insider Free
Princeton
Yale

ESPN.com's Southern Conference preview

November, 1, 2012
11/01/12
9:00
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Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Southern Conference, read Robbi Pickeral's profile of young UNCG coach Wes Miller and Myron Medcalf's breakdown of Davidson's nonconference schedule. And here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:



Here are Blue Ribbon's in-depth previews of all 12 SoCon teams: Insider

Appalachian State
Chattanooga
The Citadel Insider Free College of Charleston
Davidson
Elon
Furman
Georgia Southern
Samford
UNC Greensboro
Western Carolina
Wofford

ESPN.com's Summit League preview

November, 1, 2012
11/01/12
7:45
PM ET
Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Summit League, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:



Here are Blue Ribbon's in-depth previews of all eight Summit teams: Insider

IPFW
IUPUI Insider Free
North Dakota State
Oakland
South Dakota
South Dakota State
UMKC
Western Illinois

ESPN.com's Southland preview

October, 28, 2012
10/28/12
9:15
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Before getting to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Southland Conference, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick Wind Sprint preview of the league:



Blue Ribbon's in-depth previews of all 10 Southland teams: Insider

Central Arkansas
Lamar
McNeese State
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
Oral RobertsInsider Free Sam Houston State
Southeastern Louisiana
Stephen F. Austin
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

ESPN.com's Sun Belt preview

October, 27, 2012
10/27/12
11:00
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Before getting to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Sun Belt, read Dana O'Neil's profile of new Florida International coach Richard Pitino, Myron Medcalf's look at North Texas' nonconference schedule and Western Kentucky's place in ESPN.com's 50 in 50 series.

Blue Ribbon's in-depth previews of all 11 Sun Belt teams: Insider

Arkansas-Little Rock

Arkansas State

Florida Atlantic Insider Free

Florida International

Louisiana-Monroe

Louisiana-Lafayette

Middle Tennessee

North Texas

South Alabama

Troy

Western Kentucky


ESPN.com's Horizon League preview

October, 26, 2012
10/26/12
5:15
PM ET
Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Horizon League, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:



Blue Ribbon's in-depth previews of all nine Horizon teams: Insider

Cleveland State
Detroit
Green Bay
Illinois-Chicago
Loyola (Ill.)
Milwaukee
Valparaiso
Wright State InsiderFree
Youngstown State

ESPN.com's MAC preview

October, 26, 2012
10/26/12
4:55
PM ET
Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Mid-American Conference, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:

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For Myron Medcalf's look at the nonconference schedules at Akron and Ohio, click here. For Medcalf's look at Keno Davis resurfacing at Central Michigan, click here. And for Blue Ribbon's in-depth previews of all 12 MAC teams: Insider

Akron
Ball State
Bowling Green
Buffalo Insider Free
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan
Kent State
Miami (OH)
Northern Illinois
Ohio
Toledo
Western Michigan

ESPN.com's SEC preview

October, 26, 2012
10/26/12
1:15
PM ET
Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the SEC, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:



Blue Ribbon's in-depth previews of all 14 SEC teams: Insider

Alabama
Arkansas
Auburn
Florida
Georgia Insider Free
Kentucky
LSU
Mississippi State
Missouri
Ole Miss
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas A&M
Vanderbilt

More SEC content:
-- Andy Katz and Alex Scarborough with full coverage from Thursday's SEC media day
-- Dana O'Neil with five things she can't wait to see in the SEC
-- Jay Bilas answers five burning questions for the conference Insider
-- Jason King with an in-depth look at the pressure surrounding top-ranked recruit Nerlens Noel and the hyped Kentucky freshman class as a whole
-- Our staff of writers gather to answer questions at the SEC roundtable
-- Brennan's Three Big Things on Kentucky and Florida
-- Myron Medcalf rates and analyzes the nonconference schedules of the SEC
-- Katz on John Calipari's attempt to play down expectations for his Kentucky Wildcats
-- Dave Telep identifies the top freshmen and potential recruits in the SEC Insider
-- Podcast: Katz and Jimmy Dykes talk SEC hoops at media day
-- ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround preview of the SEC
-- Chad Ford on the SEC's best NBA draft prospects Insider
-- For more SEC coverage in the Nation blog, click here.

ESPN.com's Colonial preview

October, 25, 2012
10/25/12
7:25
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Before we get to team-by-team previews for the Colonial Athletic Association, here is Dana O'Neil's team-by-team analysis of the nonconference schedules in the CAA. For in-depth previews of all 11 CAA teams, check out Blue Ribbon's breakdowns: Insider

Delaware
Drexel Insider Free
George Mason
Georgia State
Hofstra
James Madison
Northeastern
Old Dominion
Towson
UNC Wilmington
William & Mary

ESPN.com's Big Ten preview

October, 25, 2012
10/25/12
1:45
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Editor's Note: Check back later in the day for full coverage of Big Ten Media Day in Chicago from Eamonn Brennan and Myron Medcalf.

Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Big Ten, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:



Blue Ribbon's in-depth previews of all 12 Big Ten teams: Insider

Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Ohio State
Penn State
Purdue
Wisconsin Insider Free

More Big Ten content:
-- Jason King's "Five Things I Can't Wait To See" in the Big Ten
-- Seth Greenberg answers five burning questions for the conference Insider
-- Our staff of writers gathers to answer questions at the Big Ten roundtable
-- Video: Jay Williams and Dan Dakich break down IU's national-title chances
-- Brennan's Three Big Things on Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, MSU and Wisconsin
-- Brennan rates and analyzes the nonconference schedules of the Big Ten
-- Andy Katz warns us not to forget about Michigan State in the Big Ten title race
-- Katz on the recovery process for Wisconsin's Mike Bruesewitz after a gruesome injury
-- Myron Medcalf on the off-court troubles at Minnesota
-- Reggie Rankin identifies the top freshmen and potential recruits in the Big Ten Insider
-- Podcast: Katz and Greenberg talk Big Ten hoops with Iowa's Fran McCaffery
-- ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround preview of the Big Ten
-- Chad Ford on the Big Ten's best NBA draft prospects Insider
-- For more Big Ten coverage in the Nation blog, click here. In addition, visit WolverineNation, BuckeyeNation and ESPNChicago.com.

ESPN.com's Conference USA preview

October, 24, 2012
10/24/12
12:25
PM ET
Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for Conference USA, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:


Blue Ribbon breakdowns of all 12 teams in C-USA:

East Carolina
Houston
Marshall
Memphis
Rice
SMU

Southern Miss
Tulane
Tulsa
UAB
UCF
UTEP Insider Free

More Conference USA content:

-- Andy Katz with five things he can't wait to see in Conference USA
-- John Gasaway answers five burning questions for the league Insider
-- Eamonn Brennan's Three Big Things on Memphis
-- Brennan on the improved shot of Memphis' Adonis Thomas and Myron Medcalf's five questions for Thomas
-- Brennan rates and analyzes the nonconference schedules of the C-USA
-- Katz on Marshall star DeAndre Kane and the unexpected tragedy he had to face in the offseason
-- Medcalf on how new Tulsa coach Danny Manning is counting on Bill Self's lessons
-- Paul Biancardi identifies the top freshmen and potential recruits in C-USA Insider
-- Katz and Greenberg's conversation with new SMU coach Larry Brown
-- ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround preview of C-USA
-- See where Memphis and Houston ranked in our "50 in 50" series, which attempted to identify the 50 most successful programs of the past half-century
-- For more coverage of Conference USA in the Nation blog, click here.

ESPN.com's WCC preview

October, 23, 2012
10/23/12
12:22
PM ET
Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the West Coast Conference, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:


Blue Ribbon breakdowns of all nine teams in the WCC:

Brigham Young
Gonzaga
Loyola Marymount
Pepperdine
Portland
Saint Mary's Insider Free
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Clara

More WCC content:

-- Myron Medcalf's "Five things I can't wait to see" in the West Coast Conference
-- John Gasaway answers five burning questions for the league Insider
-- Brennan's Three Big Things on Gonzaga
-- Medcalf rates and analyzes the nonconference schedules of the WCC
-- Andy Katz on how new-look BYU will remain in contention in the WCC
-- Joel Francisco identifies the top freshmen and potential recruits in the WCC Insider
-- Katz on the new mission rule change by the LDS and how it could affect BYU recruiting
-- ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround preview of the WCC
-- See where Gonzaga, Brigham Young and San Francisco ranked in our "50 in 50" series, which attempted to identify the 50 most successful programs of the past half-century
-- For more coverage of the WCC in the Nation blog, click here.

ESPN.com's Patriot League preview

October, 22, 2012
10/22/12
7:30
PM ET
Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Patriot League, here is Eamonn Brennan's one-minute wind sprint through the league:



Blue Ribbon breakdowns of all eight teams in the Patriot:

American
Army InsiderFree
Bucknell
Colgate
Holy Cross
Lafayette
Lehigh
Navy

ESPN.com's SWAC preview

October, 22, 2012
10/22/12
4:50
PM ET
Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the Southwestern Athletic Conference, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:



Blue Ribbon breakdowns of all 10 teams in the SWAC:

Alabama A&M
Alabama State
Alcorn State
Arkansas Pine-Bluff
Grambling
Jackson State InsiderFree
Mississippi Valley State
Prairie View A&M
Southern
Texas Southern

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