's 2007 ShootAround archive

Originally Published: September 26, 2007

Here are the conference ShootArounds you might have missed.

Aug. 13-17: Pac-10, Patriot, Big Sky, America East and Atlantic 10
Pac-10It's the big-man show out West in the Pac-10 this season. Story PatriotIs this the end of Holy Cross and Bucknell's domination? Story Big SkyMontana's Jordan Hasquet has some deep roots to the school. Story America EastVermont's Mike Lonergan got needed summer of perspective. Story A-10Rick Majerus is back. Is this good for the A-10? Story

Aug. 20-24: WAC, Sun Belt, Ohio Valley, Northeast, ACC
WACDon't count out Nevada, even without Nick Fazekas. Story Sun BeltHometown boy Joe Pasternack is ecstatic to be back in New Orleans. Story OVCAustin Peay is ready to atone for last season's ugly end. Story NECQuinnipiac is putting up the dough to make a move in the NEC. Story ACCGavin Grant boasts big things for NC State. Story

Aug. 27-31: Southern, Ivy, Big West, MEAC and Big Ten
SoConKyle Hines is not known nationally but might be the SoCon's best. Story IvyThe Killer P's have ruled for 19 years. Is the reign finally over? Story Big WestUCSB is title-ready after being on the cusp of a league crown. Story MEACNC A&T might finally give their fans something to cheer about. Story Big TenWhite, Gordon and Indiana is ready for big things. Story

Sept. 4-7: Missouri Valley, Big South, Mountain West and SEC
MVCChris Lowery got big money to stay at Southern Illinois. Story Big SouthCoach Baucom makes VMI an exciting, unconventional team. Story MWCFive new coaches create unfamiliarity in MWC this season. Story SECThe SEC balance of power is in the state of Tennessee. Story

Sept. 10-14: Colonial, MAAC, Summit, SWAC and C-USA
ColonialThe Colonial needs to build on the last two seasons. Story MAACThe Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds are primed to make a run to the MAAC title. Story SummitThe Summit features new teams and a new name. Story swacFor SWAC teams, playing for pay is not always fun. Story C-USAThe rest of the C-USA is trying to follow Memphis' lead. Story

Sept. 17-21: Horizon, Southland, Independents, Atlantic Sun and Big 12
HorizonThe Horizon is trying to match The Valley's precedent. Story SouthlandUT-Arlington takes its game in The Stage to the next level. Story Life as an independent is brutal. But Utah Valley State has flourished on its own. Story Atlantic SunTwo years after a one-win season, Jacksonville is atop the A-Sun. Story Big 12Kansas is seeking some March success under Bill Self. Story

Sept. 24-26: West Coast, MAC and Big East
WCCFormer Gonzaga assistant Bill Grier, now at San Diego, and the rest of the WCC is chasing the Zags. Story MACFormer Colorado coach Ricardo Patton has started another rebuilding project to do at Northern Illinois. Story Big EastLife in the megaconference isn't easier. It just got harder with the even bigger regular-season schedule. Story