Links Galore: Big 12 basketball media day coverage

Quality links to check out from the Big 12’s annual basketball media day event that was held on Tuesday in Kansas City. We’ll have plenty of Iowa State content from the event coming your way later this week. 

*** Melvin Ejim is embracing the challenge of Iowa State’s tough non-conference schedule.Cyclone Fanatic

*** Fred Hoiberg says that turnovers are down right now for his Iowa State team thanks to DeAndre Kane. Cyclone Fanatic 

*** Is Marcus Smart poking a sleeping bear? An entertaining column here from Sean Keeler. Fox Sports Midwest 

*** Needless to say, Randy Peterson is NOT a fan of college basketball’s new hand checking rules. — Des Moines Register

*** Myron Medcalf’s impressions from Kansas City. —

*** Rick Barnes isn’t worried about losing his job at Texas. — Houston Chronicle 

*** Blair Kerkhoff on officiating, Marcus Smart and other Big 12 nuggets from KC. — KC Star

*** Bill Self says there is more hype around this year’s Kansas team than ever. — KC Star

*** Shane Southwell is ready to be the man this season at Kansas State. — KC Star

*** More regarding Marcus Smart’s comments towards Andrew Wiggins. — The Oklahoman 

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.