Rise And Fire - Big 12 Basketball Morning Link Dump for 8/16/2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
Celebrating the life cycle, we also look back at the death of Elvis Presley on this date in 1977 and Can't Help Falling In Love with the web as we 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.

KANSAS JAYHAWKS
KUsports.com - KU faculty line up seats for basketball games

KANSAS ST. WILDCATS
Wichita Eagle - K-State athletics introduces online site for selected home games

MISSOURI TIGERS
mutigers.com - Marcus Denmon, Team USA Win Again

OKLAHOMA ST. COWBOYS
Tulsa World - NAIA Langston Lions to play Oklahoma State

TEXAS LONGHORNS
KansasCity.com - Cory Joseph to offer a taste of what's in store for Canadian hoops

HERE WE GO AGAIN - BIG 12 EXPANSION AND/OR RETRACTION
Rock M Nation - MIZZOUEXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ 2011: Hitting The Pause Button
Rock Chalk Talk - Conference Realignment: Big 12 Ready To Go On The Offensive?
Double-T Nation - Big 12 Implosion | Disappointed to be in this Position Again
Mountain West Connection - Air Force Is Staying Quiet On Expansion Rumors
Air Force to Big 12 = LOSS for conference
CBS Sports - A&M-SEC reminds that superconferences would damage hoops
The Big Lead - Would Virginia Tech Be a Good Fit in the SEC?

While the 21st and 31st TV markets in St. Louis and Kansas City would expand the SEC's reach if it added Missouri, Virginia Tech is just four hours south of Washington DC, which is the 9th largest TV market. Do you think the SEC would like to get some play in the DC-New York-Boston corridor? Of course.

OTHER BIG 12 BASKETBALL NEWS
College Fantasy Hoops Insider - Big 12 Preseason Top Ten
Add CFHI to the list of Royce White supporters.
KUsports.com - Arkansas guard Archie Goodwin narrows his list

Goodwin, who is Rivals.com's No. 11-rated player nationally, has a list of Kansas University, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgetown, Kentucky, Memphis, Missouri and UConn.

OTHER BASKETBALL NEWS
ESPN (Andy Katz) - Hoops in the West shouldn't be defined by just the Pac-12
Rush The Court - Get To The Point: SEC Edition
CBS Sports - A-10 Offseason Report

RANDOM NEWS
Grantland - Dr. Dre Now Has 309 Million Reasons Not to Finish Detox

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