Team preview: Fairfield

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

Updated: November 5, 2003, 3:17 PM ET
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Many people had lofty expectations for Fairfield this season -- and many still do -- but the landscape changed in early August.

That is when the Connecticut Post, citing former players, printed a story alleging serious NCAA rules violations, including academic fraud, cash handouts and falsifying drug tests during coach Tim O'Toole's tenure.