Rise And Fire - Morning Link Dump for 7/11/2011

Believing Atticus Finch when he said, "You can never truly understand someone until you have walked around in their skin," we honor the anniversary of the first publication of To Kill a Mockingbird on this date in 1960 and 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.

BAYLOR BEARS
baylorbears.com - Udoh Working on Degree During NBA Lockout

KANSAS JAYHAWKS
kusports.com - Ex-Jayhawk Kevin Pritchard to get Pacers job Former assistant coach Neil Dougherty died at 50 - kusports.com | Topeka Capital-Journal | KC Star | Wichita Eagle | Rock Chalk Talk | ESPN

MISSOURI TIGERS
mizzou.com - Father of Mizzou Homecoming to Serve as Grand Marshal (h/t Rock M Nation)
Columbia Daily Tribune - An international audition for former MU basketball players

OKLAHOMA SOONERS
Rotnei Clarke to visit Oklahoma - Tulsa World | Crimson and Cream Machine | NewsOK
Tulsa World - Kruger hires Lincoln Christian coach Owens
NewsOK - OU basketball coach Lon Kruger is an agent of change

OKLAHOMA ST. COWBOYS
Tulsa World - New hearing set for Oklahoma State's Darrell Williams

TEXAS LONGHORNS
Austin Statesman - Longhorn Network announces hosts, location of studio
The Dagger - North Carolina, Texas, Butler to headline 2012 Maui Invitational

OTHER BIG 12 BASKETBALL NEWS
Manhattan Mercury - Looking at the Big 12's future

Manhattan Mercury - How the Big 12 Conference was saved
The Big 12 presidents met Friday morning. While not contentious, the gathering was tense. It was analogous to a 12-hand game of poker. Good friends Nebraska president Harvey Perlman and Texas president William Powers basically asked each other to put their cards on the table. Was Nebraska leaving for the Big Ten? Was Texas (and other schools) leaving for the Pac-10? To answer Beebe's challenge, who was committed to the Big 12 and who was not?

OTHER BASKETBALL NEWS
The Dagger - Who's to blame for the U.S. failing to medal at U-19 tourney?

RANDOM NEWS
Cowboys Ride For Free - The Top 25 Dirtiest Athletic Programs in College History III: The Marsupials
Numbers 12-15... and one Big 12 school is included.
Slate
- The 10 Greatest Scenes in the History of Gore
I'm not necessarily a horror guy, but I like the occasional scream.
EW.com - 'How I Met Your Mother': Why are ads for new movies in old reruns?
Hmmm, one of those 'Why didn't I think of that?' ideas.

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