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Rise And Fire - Big 12 Basketball Morning Link Dump - 9/16/2011

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Hoping that the thrill isn't gone, we wish B.B. King a happy 86th birthday birthday and sing around the web.
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
The Nova Blog - Mario Chalmers Doesn't Like Jay Wright, Makes Himself Look Stupid In New Book
Rock Chalk Talk - Kansas Basketball 50 in 50, No. 47: Sporting News All-America teams

KANSAS ST. WILDCATS
kstatesports.com - KC Catbackers To Hold Basketball Banquet Sept. 27

Head coaches Frank Martin and Deb Patterson will be the featured guests at the annual Kansas City Catbackers' basketball banquet held Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park.

MISSOURI TIGERS
Frank Haith finally comments on Yahoo! allegations. Claims he's innocent - StL Post Dispatch | CBS Sports | Ballin' Is A Habit | ESPN | Columbia Tribune

TEXAS LONGHORNS
texassports.com - Men's Basketball staff to host coaches clinic on Sunday, Oct. 16

TEXAS A&M AGGIES
San Antonio Express-News - Aggies hoops earn verbal commit from hometown star

A&M Consolidated's Alex Caruso, one of the state's top-rated guards, on Wednesday verbally committed to play for the Aggies. He joins J-Mychal Reese of Bryan, another top-rated guard, as part of Kennedy's 2012 class. Caruso is son of Mike Caruso, a one-time Creighton standout and longtime associate athletic director for game operations at A&M.

HERE WE GO AGAIN - BIG 12 EXPANSION AND/OR RETRACTION
Dallas Morning News - Sherrington: Can Ken Starr save the Big 12? We're about to find out
StL Post Dispatch - MU's Chancellor Brady Deaton discusses OU, future of Big 12
Tulsa World - OU regents to consider conference realignment Monday

OTHER BIG 12 BASKETBALL NEWS
texassports.com - Longhorn Network to televise 12 Men's Basketball games in 2011-12

OTHER BASKETBALL NEWS
ESPN College Basketball Nation - Cal State Bakersfield will play on blue court
The Dagger - Big Ten Preview: Ranking the 15 best non-league games

4. Ohio State at Kansas, Dec. 10
11. Baylor at Northwestern, Dec. 4
12. Illinois vs. Missouri, Dec. 22

RANDOM NEWS
Rolling Stone - Rare Nirvana Concert to be Televised
Splitsider - Kenny Powers Is A Majestic Work Of Art In Eastbound And Down Teaser

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