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It's Wednesday and the AAC Daily is taking a closer look at the Tulane Green Wave today with the help of Guerry Smith from The New Orleans Advocate with topics including how Willie Fritz's team plans to bounce back from the loss to USF, the upcoming game against the Memphis Tigers on Friday night and even a glimpse at Mike Dunleavy Sr. and the Tulane men's basketball team.

Ask fans of the American Athletic Conference if the league is a genuine power conference and you're certain to get a lot of positive feedback. That is even the case when it comes to fans of other leagues and even head coaches, like Missouri Tigers head football coach Barry Odom saying during an SEC presser that The American is a power conference.

Who would have thought that an exhibition basketball game between two former rivals could raise so much money? Sure Kansas defeated Missouri, 93-87, Sunday afternoon before a sellout crowd of 18,951in Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, but raising in excess of $1.75 million for recent hurricane victims is what took center stage.

There have been few programs in the American Athletic Conference that required as much of a rebuild effort as the UConn football team, but Randy Edsall knew what he was getting into when he returned to Storrs for his second stint at the helm and it looks like the Huskies' head football coach knows what he's doing.

A week of preseason watch lists announcements from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has culminated with a fourth nomination for an Arizona Wildcat. Senior Dusan Ristic has been named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Preseason Watch List as one of the top centers in the nation.