Team preview: Coastal Carolina

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 5, 2003, 1:26 PM ET
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If this basketball coaching thing doesn't work out for veteran Pete Strickland, maybe he can consider a career in medicine.

The fifth-year Coastal Carolina coach has certainly had enough experience with a variety of ailments and injuries during his tenure at the beach. How bad have things been? Well, this year Strickland has two starting backcourts returning-last year's and the one from the year before. He has petitioned the NCAA for 13 medical red-shirts the last three seasons.