The Norman Transcript

National Sports

October 23, 2013

Smart issues challenge to young Jayhawk at media day

(Continued)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —

That’s not to say there aren’t other teams that could factor into the Big 12 race.

Kansas State tied the Jayhawks for a share of the regular-season title last year. Texas has plenty of experience returning, as does Iowa State. Texas Tech is under new leadership in the form of Tubby Smith. Baylor could be the best of all of them.

“Kansas, Oklahoma State and Baylor are understandably at the top of preseason expectations,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said, “but there’s great balance. It will be an interesting race.”

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