Rise And Fire - Morning Link Dump for 7/18/2011

In honor of the 10-team, Big 12, we celebrate the anniversary of Nadia Comăneci scoring the first perfect 10 in Olympics history on this date in 1976 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
Lost Lettermen - Baylor's Dunn Heading to Israel

IOWA ST. CYCLONES
Jordan Railey Reinstated - Des Moines Register | CBS Sports
cyclones.com - Hoiberg Looking To Make A Move In Year Two
North Pole Hoops - Melvin Ejim: Mars Bars, Smarties & Ketchup Chips

KANSAS JAYHAWKS
ESPN College Nation Basketball Blog - Thomas Robinson holds own vs. LeBron

OKLAHOMA SOONERS
NewsOK - Lon Kruger failed to turn around the Hawks, but he learned a lot
Crimson and Cream Machine - Blake Griffin At The ESPYS

TEXAS LONGHORNS
Dallas Morning News - UT-ex Tristan Thompson talks lockout, the draft and fellow rookie teammate Kyrie Irving

Me and Kyrie (Irving) go back from high school days, we have a past relationship. He's like a brother to me. It's exciting whenever you can have a guy that's been through what you've been through, in terms of the whole AAU circuit, the All-American game and one year of college, being by your side in a new situation. I've got his back and he's got my back.

OTHER BASKETBALL NEWS
CBS Sports (Matt Norlander) - Coaches divided on how to fix broken recruiting system
CBS Sports - NCAA scraps move to expand recruiting calls

RANDOM NEWS
The Awl - A Tribe Called Quest: The Time They Nearly Kicked It
I dogged on Netflix yesterday, but I do have the Tribe documentary in my queue
Split Sider - The Lost Roles of Dan Aykroyd
OK, let me say two things on this. First, I cannot imagine anyone other than Chevy Chase in the role of Dusty Bottoms (greatest name in movie history?) and how do you go from Aykroyd to Leo in gangs of new York?
Rolling Stone - Black Keys Complete New Album with Danger Mouse
Uhhh, YES!
Men's Journal - The Seven Best Mountain Biking Parks in the Country

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