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Column: Smart’s remarks likely to backfire

When athletes and coaches speak, they are ever mindful that opponents listen, ready to twist every syllable to their advantage. That leaves the rest of us trying to interpret the speakers’ true feelings. Thursday’s news conference inside Allen Fieldhouse, more so even than usual, required activating the truth radar, thanks to Marcus Smart’s backflip on James Naismith Court last season and his preseason remarks to USA Today, which hinted he thought Andrew Wiggins was overhyped. Column by Tom Keegan

Tharpe's team: Junior guard embraces leadership role after benching

Mired in a slump that cost him his starting job, Kansas University junior point guard Naadir Tharpe decided it was time for a one-on-one sit-down session with coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore

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How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 16

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Jan. 16.

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Big recruiting weekend looms for Kansas University football

After a monthlong dead period, college football coaches hit the road recruiting again Thursday. By Matt Tait

Column: Smart’s remarks likely to backfire

When athletes and coaches speak, they are ever mindful that opponents listen, ready to twist every syllable to their advantage. That leaves the rest of us trying to interpret the speakers’ true feelings. Thursday’s news conference inside Allen Fieldhouse, more so even than usual, required activating the truth radar, thanks to Marcus Smart’s backflip on James Naismith Court last season and his preseason remarks to USA Today, which hinted he thought Andrew Wiggins was overhyped. Column by Tom Keegan

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Tharpe's team: Junior guard embraces leadership role after benching

Mired in a slump that cost him his starting job, Kansas University junior point guard Naadir Tharpe decided it was time for a one-on-one sit-down session with coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore