ESPN.com's Conference USA preview

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






Southern Miss





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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 leagueInsider

-- 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-USAInsider

-- 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.