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Extra! Extra! Big 12 Hoops Link Dump for 6/21/2011

Welcome to the morning Big 12 Hoops Link Dump. We try and scour the web to find interesting information on each school each morning, but seeing as it is the offseason, some schools might not have press from the day before. Check these links, then come back each day for updated links.
If you have any links of interest, post them in the comments section or send them to me for inclusion tomorrow.

IOWA ST. CYCLONES
Draft Express - Finding a Niche For: Diante Garrett
Des Moines Register - ISU basketball: Kerwin Okoro will join Cyclones in 2012-13

KANSAS JAYHAWKS
Wichita Eagle - Next step is a really big one
kusports.com - Former Jayhawk Jeff Graves has no plans to retire
SI.com - SDSU-Kansas Recruiting War
Lost Lettermen - Marcus Morris Self-Promoting – Again
KC Star - Vote for Kansas' best NBA player

KANSAS ST. WILDCATS
Wichita Eagle - Jacob Pullen hopes travels lead to draft-day call
kstatesports.com - K-State Enjoys Stellar Athletics Season in 2010-11
KC Star - Vote for K-State's best NBA player

MISSOURI TIGERS
KC Star - Vote for Mizzou's best NBA player

2011 NBA DRAFT Thursday, June 23 - 7:00 p.m. ET
SB Nation Houston - NBA Draft 2011: Green Room Invite List Swells To 15
Expect to see Tristan Thompson, Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris and Alec Burks
Draft Express - Situational Statistics: the 2011 Guard Crop | the 2011 Forward Crop
Latest Mock Drafts - SB Nation NBA Bloggers Draft | nbadraft.net | Draft Express

OTHER BIG 12 BASKETBALL NEWS
CBS Sports - Ex-Indiana star Cheaney joins Hoosiers' coaching staff
Personal note: I was at Calbert's final college game - the 1993 Elite Eight in StL Dallas Morning News - Big 12 commissioner made almost $1 million; should players get cut?

A review of 2009 IRS returns, the most recent available, shows that Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany was the highest paid, receiving total compensation valued at $1.6 million, followed by Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford ($1.1 million), Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive ($1 million) and Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe ($997,000). The other two commissioners each started in July 2009, so their compensation figures are only for the last six months of the year: PAC-10's Larry Scott ($735,000), and Big East's John Marinatto ($366,000).

OTHER BASKETBALL NEWS
SI.com - Colorado readies 'spectacular' recruiting tool
The Dagger - Five best college programs without a first-round pick since 2000
No Big 12 teams on the list
NBA.com
- Ashlyn's Smile: Robert Horry's letter to his daughter
ESPN - The Day Innocence Died
Remembering Len Bias' death 25 years ago

RANDOM NEWS
Cowboys Ride For Free - SB Nation Conference Re-Draft: Rounds 1 and 2 Are In the Books

Round-Pick Conference Commissioner Selection
1-1 Conference #1 BC Interruption TEXAS
1-2 Conference #2 Black Heart Gold Pants FLORIDA
1-3 Conference #3 Team Speed Kills ALABAMA
1-4 Conference #4 Big East Coast Bias OHIO STATE
1-5 Conference #5 House of Sparky USC
1-6 Conference #6 Red Cup Rebellion LSU
       
2-7 Conference #6 Red Cup Rebellion MICHIGAN
2-8 Conference #5 House of Sparky NOTRE DAME
2-9 Conference #4 Big East Coast Bias FLORIDA STATE
2-10 Conference #3 Team Speed Kills OKLAHOMA
2-11 Conference #2 Black Heart Gold Pants PENN STATE
2-12 Conference #1 BC Interruption GEORGIA

 

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