Rise And Fire - Big 12 Basketball Morning Link Dump for 8/17/2011

With a bit of gold envy, we celebrate the day Michael Phelps became the first person to win eight gold medals at one Olympic games in 2008 and swim around 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.

BAYLOR BEARS
baylorbears.com - MBB Concludes Foreign Tour with 103-68 Rout
College Fantasy Hoops Insider - Perry Jones paces Baylor in Toronto

IOWA ST. CYCLONES
The Dagger - Iowa State's basketball team isn't exactly fluent in Italian

KANSAS JAYHAWKS
KUsports.com - A helping hand: Cole Aldrich gives back to community, shops for city youths

TEXAS A&M AGGIES
ESPN (Andy Katz) - A home in the SEC would fit Billy Kennedy
Beyond The Arc - How will Texas A&M's move affect SEC hoops?
Lost Lettermen - TAMU 'SECede' T-Shirts All the Rage

HERE WE GO AGAIN - BIG 12 EXPANSION AND/OR RETRACTION
StL Post-Dispatch - A&M authorizes its president to act on SEC
Dallas Morning News - Gene Stallings: Big 12 teams will be elsewhere; A&M saw opportunity

OTHER BIG 12 BASKETBALL NEWS
Sports Pickle - Proposed Future Slogans for the Big 12 Conference
This is simply top notch stuff...

OTHER BASKETBALL NEWS
The Dagger - By 2012, cream cheese may no longer be an NCAA violation

RANDOM NEWS
The Onion - Eric Clapton To Release New Album Inspired By Blues Music
Splitsider - Photos from Lebowski Fest 2011
Splitsider - How About This For The Arrested Development Movie Plot?

Ron Howard is making a movie about the Bluths using an A-List cast. But Dr. Tobias plays himself because nobody wants to play him in the movie. The Bluths decide to make their own movie in contention with Ron Howard's.

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