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

Comfortably numb, we mourn the anniversary of the passing of Pink Floyd guitarist/singer Syd Barrett on this date in 2006 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.

IOWA ST. CYCLONES
cyclones.com - Gibson Settling In As A Cyclone

KANSAS JAYHAWKS
SB Nation Kansas City - Thomas Robinson Impresses At LeBron James Skills Academy
ESPN.com (Andy Katz) - Tales from the summer recruiting trail

"I was watching Thomas Robinson at ABCD camp in New Jersey, and I'm sitting next to a scouting service guy and I said, 'Am I missing something, because this kid looks really good,'" Kansas coach Bill Self said. "He was a find we didn't anticipate."

KANSAS ST. WILDCATS
Jacob Pullen Signs With Turkish Pro Team - Ridiculous Upside | Lost Lettermen | Wichita Eagle
Deadspin - Michael Beasley Has Not Yet Kicked That Demon Weed
kstatesports.com - K-State Announces Non-Conference Schedule
Highlights include: Va Tech and West Virginia

MISSOURI TIGERS
mutigers.com - One State, One Spirit Classic Ticket Info
Pitting Mizzou vs. Missouri Southern in an exhibition to benefit the city and people of Joplin, MO

OKLAHOMA ST. COWBOYS
Down the Drive - Bearcat Retrospective: Ibrahima Thomas

TEXAS LONGHORNS
Burnt Orange Nation - Has Texas basketball really underachieved relative to the quality of recruiting under Rick Barnes?

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS
Double-T Nation - New 2012 basketball commit Jordan Goodman

OTHER BIG 12 BASKETBALL NEWS
Cowboys Ride For Free - SB Nation Conference Re-Draft: 6.8 Rounds are Done
Half of the Big 12 schools are off the board
ESPN/com (Andy Katz) - NBA no longer seen as be-all, end-all

• Missouri coach Frank Haith is trying to offset a number of departures, as the Tigers have only three scholarship players for 2012-13. That's why he took on transfers Keion Bell (Pepperdine), George Goode (Louisville) and Earnest Ross (Auburn) and is now looking at Brian Oliver (Georgia Tech). Oliver is deciding among Penn State, Seton Hall and Missouri, according to a source.

• Former Arkansas sharpshooter Rotnei Clarke is down to Butler and Oklahoma for his new destination, according to a source. Clarke would have one season of eligibility remaining but must sit out next season.

RANDOM NEWS
Rolling Stone - Eminem's 'Recovery' Is First Album to Sell 1 Million Downloads
EW.com - Done deal! James Spader joins 'The Office'

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