Rise And Fire - Big 12 Basketball Morning Link Dump for 8/18/2011

While searching for Big 12 football writers we still find time to "tackle" 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.

IOWA ST. CYCLONES
cyclones.com - Iowa State Improves To 3-0 On Italian Trip
CFHI - Royce White posts another double-double

KANSAS JAYHAWKS
ESPN - Summer Buzz: Kansas Jayhawks
ESPN - Is doubting Kansas finally appropriate?

MISSOURI TIGERS
mutigers.com - Marcus Denmon, Team USA Win By 60 Over Finland

TEXAS LONGHORNS
Austin American Statesman - Texas ranks No. 1 again in merchandise sold by CLC institutions

TEXAS A&M AGGIES
CFHI - Elston Turner leads Aggies in Europe

MIAMI FALL OUT - FRANK HAITH
CBS Sports - If you're gonna cheat, cheat with cash
SI.com - Once an asset at Missouri, Haith's character now called into question
The Dagger - Should Mizzou back Frank Haith despite ties to Miami scandal?
ESPN (Andy Katz) - What comes next for Miami, Missouri?
Lost Lettermen - Frank Haith Implicated in "U" Scandal
SBN KC - Frank Haith's Statement About Miami Doesn't Ease Frustration Or Tension For Missouri Tigers
Beyond The Arc - Haith's already in a must-win situation at Missouri
StL Post-Dispatch - NCAA to question Mizzou coach Haith
KC Star - MU's Haith denies 'acknowledging' payment to Miami recruit
Columbia Daily-Tribune - Miami booster accuses Haith of NCAA violation
Columbia Daily-Tribune - Provisions in Haith's contract regarding NCAA violations

The Original Article - Yahoo! Sports - Renegade Miami football booster spells out illicit benefits to players

... Shapiro said he violated NCAA rules with the knowledge or direct participation of at least six coaches – Clint Hurtt, Jeff Stoutland and Aubrey Hill on the football staff, and Frank Haith, Jake Morton and Jorge Fernandez on the basketball staff...

... Shapiro said [paying recruit DeQuan Jones $10,000] was set up by assistant coach Jake Morton in 2007 who acted as the conduit for the funds, and was later acknowledged by head coach Frank Haith in a one-on-one conversation. Haith denied Shapiro's claims through a University of Missouri spokesman. Morton, who is now at Western Kentucky, didn't return a call seeking comment...

... "The coach of the Miami basketball" team (Frank Haith) attended one trip [to a strip club]...

... In a snapshot from that day, Shapiro is talking into a microphone, with Haith – a coach the booster allegedly helped to buy a recruit – looking on and smiling. In the background, University of Miami president Donna Shalala is grinning at the check Shapiro had just donated...

HERE WE GO AGAIN - BIG 12 EXPANSION AND/OR RETRACTION
NewsOK - Boone Pickens advises Texas A&M to stay in Big 12
Houston Chronicle - Big East commish reaches out to Big 12 commish Dan Beebe
Houston Chronicle - New Texas A&M chancellor onboard with SEC move

OTHER BIG 12 BASKETBALL NEWS
Clone Chronicles - The XII Stages of Grief

OTHER BASKETBALL NEWS
CBS Sports - Delayed commitments benefit players, add general intrigue
Ballin' Is A Habit - How Yahoo's story will affect hoops
CBS Sports - Referee commits suicide after police find wife killed in home
Lost Lettermen - Recruit McGary Going Straight to NBA?
The Dagger - Teddy Dupay gets a chuckle out of being Miami booster's alias

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