Hang Up and Listen

The Baylor, Haley, and a Buzzer Beater Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the men’s and women’s NCAA finals, MLB and voting rights, and NCAA v. Alston.


Episode Notes

Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about the men’s and women’s NCAA finals and Jalen Suggs’ Final Four buzzer beater.. They also look at Major League Baseball’s decision to move this year’s All-Star Game in response to Georgia’s new voting law. And Arizona State professor Victoria Jackson joins to assess NCAA v. Alston, the Supreme Court case that could determine how college athletes get paid—or whether they get paid at all.

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• Alex Kirshner on Baylor’s destruction of Gonzaga.

• Josh’s piece on the greatness of Jalen Suggs’ buzzer beater against UCLA.

• Chantel Jennings in the Athletic on Stanford’s COVID-induced season-long road trip.

• ESPN.com on how Haley Jones led Stanford to victory.

• Evan Drellich in the Athletic on why Major League Baseball pulled the All-Star Game out of Georgia.

• The New York Times on what Georgia’s voting law does and on the groups pushing to restrict voting access in the state.

Follow Victoria Jackson on Twitter and read her Chronicle of Higher Education article, “The NCAA’s Farcical Anti-Athlete Argument.”

• At a hearing last week, Supreme Court justices rebuked the NCAA’s historical defenses of amateurism but stopped short of endorsing paying salaries to college athletes.

• Kirshner wrote that the Supreme Court “might be ready to smack down the NCAA.”

Sportico’s Michael McCann and Bloomberg’s Joe Nocera on the Supreme Court hearing.

• Read Taylor Branch’s 2011 Atlantic essay, “The Shame of College Sports.”

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Shawne Alstons:

Josh’s Shawne Alston: What is the NCAA transfer portal? No, really—what is the NCAA transfer portal?

On this week’s bonus segment, Josh leads Joel and Stefan in a round of Sports Challenge trivia.

Podcast production and edit by Margaret Kelley.

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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