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The College Football Is in the Bargaining Phase Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on shortened college football seasons and Bruce Maxwell. Plus, an interview with Troy Daniels about the NBA bubble.

Episode Notes

In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss college football conferences scaling back their seasons. They also talk about Bruce Maxwell, the Black baseball player who kneeled during the anthem and is now out of the major leagues. Finally, they interview Denver Nuggets guard Troy Daniels about life in the NBA bubble.

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• Carson Wells’ tweet on coronavirus and conference games.

• The Ivy League will not play fall sports in 2020.

• Dan Wetzel on the Big 10 cancelling non-conference games.

• Howard Bryant’s piece on Bruce Maxwell and racism in Major League Baseball.

• Ralph Wiley’s essay “Why Black People Don’t Often Go to Baseball Games” appears in his book What Black People Should Do Now.

Follow Troy Daniels on Twitter and Instagram.

• Daniels’ photo of his first meal in the NBA bubble went viral.

Daniels on racism and Black Lives Matter.

Daniels’ playoff game-winner for the Houston Rockets.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Everton Weekes:

Stefan’s Everton Weekes: The Washington football team’s name is going, but the word REDSKIN could remain playable in Scrabble.

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, and Josh discuss the Washington NFL team’s statement announcing that the franchise is picking a new nickname and the franchise’s longstanding refusal to meet with activists who opposed the name.

Podcast production and edit by Melissa Kaplan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

Correction, July 10, 2020: This show page originally misspelled Carson Wells’ last name.

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A weekly sports discussion show from Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate personalities Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin.

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