Extra! Extra! Big 12 Hoops Link Dump for 6/28/2011

In remembrance of the signing of the the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I we scour the web to find interesting information on each Big 12 basketball team.
Check these links, then come back each day for updated information. If you have any links of interest, post them in the comments section or send them to me for inclusion tomorrow.

IOWA ST. CYCLONES
cyclones.com - Iowa State Announces 2011 Hall of Fame Class
Tim Floyd

KANSAS JAYHAWKS
Rock Chalk Talk - Is Kansas Basketball's 2011 Class A Foundation Class or a Transition Class?
KUsports.com - Vandy transfer Andre Walker plans to visit KU basketball

KANSAS ST. WILDCATS
Manhattan Mercury - Anya Martin discusses what it's like to be married to a college basketball coach

MISSOURI TIGERS
mutigers.com - Mizzou Day at Busch Stadium - Photo Gallery

OKLAHOMA SOONERS
Crimson and Cream Machine - Does Rotnei Clarke Want Oklahoma And Does Oklahoma Want Rotnei Clarke?
Crimson and Cream Machine - Blake Griffin - "I Will Never Back Down"
soonersports.com - Getting to Know Lon Kruger - Part One

OKLAHOMA ST. COWBOYS
NewsOK - The story behind Boone Pickens' $165 million donation to OSU

TEXAS LONGHORNS
Dallas Morning News - UT's Tristan Thompson talks about draft, playing in Cleveland
texassports.com - Reflecting on a record-setting night at the NBA Draft

TEXAS A&M AGGIES
I Am The 12th Man - Your National Champion Aggie Women's Basketball Team Has Been Nominated For An ESPY

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS
redraiders.com - Basketball basics: Men's basketball players, coaches help teach youngsters about game

OTHER BASKETBALL NEWS
Rush The Court - NBA Draft Thoughts From a College Perspective
ESPN College Basketball Nation Blog - Draft parties go bad when going undrafted
SB Nation Minnesota - Timberwolves Draft Pick Tanguy Ngombo Lied About His Age, Spelling Of Tanguy
KUsports.com - Underhanded free-throw shooting underrated
The Dagger - The soon-to-launch Pac-12 network could be internet-based
The Dagger - Doctors hopeful Michigan recruit will survive second plane crash

Assuming Hatch recovers from the brain injuries and the punctured lung and fractured ribs and collarbone he also sustained, it will be the second deadly plane crash he will have survived. In 2003, Hatch's father piloted a plane from Michigan to Indiana that clipped a power pole and went down, killing Hatch's biological mother, Julie, and his 11-year-old sister and five-year-old brother as well.

RANDOM NEWS
Rolling Stone - Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Jacket Sold For $1.8 Million
Cowboys Ride For Free - SB Nation Conference Re-Draft: 5 Rounds In the Books

A nice change from the first 2 rounds as we are now starting to see some basketball schools pop in there (including the widely ridiculed selection of Louisville in the 3rd round), and some selections based more on market and fanbase.

 

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