Hang Up and Listen

The Pac-12 Football Players Are United Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NBA and MLB, the #WeAreUnited movement, and Liberty University’s sports programs.

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Episode Notes

In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss the NBA’s strong restart and Major League Baseball’s disastrous season. They’re also joined by UCLA football players Otito Ogbonnia and Elisha Guidry for a conversation about the Pac-12’s #WeAreUnited movement. Finally, they discuss Joel’s piece about Liberty University’s attempt to become a sports powerhouse—and why Black athletes have started leaving the school.

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• Nick Greene in Slate on the opening night of the NBA’s relaunched season.

• Stephanie Apstein in Sports Illustrated: “Rob Manfred Blames Players, But MLB’s Troubles Are His Fault

• Follow Otito Ogbonnia and Elisha Guidry on Twitter.

• Ogbonnia, Guidry, and other Pac-12 football players say they’ll opt out of the season if their demands aren’t met.

• Bomani Jones’ piece in the Undefeated on the Pac-12 players’ movement.

• Joel’s Slate cover story: “Liberty University Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Mineral Areas:

Stefan’s Mineral Area: Was Seattle’s new NHL team named the Kraken because the Seattle Sockeyes was taken by a fictional hockey team in a romance novel series? (Probably not.)

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, and Josh continue their conversation about player empowerment in college sports.

Podcast production and edit by Melissa Kaplan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

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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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