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The College Football Players Want to Play Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the fight over the college football season, the stars of the NBA bubble, and tyrannical coaches.

Episode Notes

In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Joel Anderson, Josh Levin, and Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley discuss the battle over the 2020 college football season. They also talk about Luka Doncic, T.J. Warren, and other stars of the NBA bubble. Finally, they assess the state of the tyrannical college coach.

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• Ben’s piece in Slate: “Football Players and Donald Trump Are Both Demanding a College Football Season

• College football stars came together to say they want to play the 2020 season.

• Sports Illustrated reported on Sunday that the college football season was close to dead.

• ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz on Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

• There’s beef between Damian Lillard and the Los Angeles Clippers.

• The Pacers’ T.J. Warren is now apparently the best player in the NBA.

• USA Today and the Intercollegiate on the toxic culture in the Texas Tech women’s basketball program. Coach Marlene Stollings was fired after the report came out.

• Black players at the University of Iowa spoke out against mistreatment in that school’s football program.

• TCU coach Gary Patterson apologized for using a racial slur.

• The Coloradoan on allegations of racial insensitivity and abuse at Colorado State.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Orson Charleses:

Joel’s Orson Charles: BYU won the 1984 national championship. It was a weird year.

Josh’s Orson Charles: The 2013 NBA Finals were the height of the sports world’s “Seven Nation Army” mania.

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Josh, and Ben continue their conversation about the fate of the 2020 college football season.

Podcast production and edit by Melissa Kaplan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

About the Show

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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