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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Duke-Butler matchup in the NCAA tournament championship game, women's basketball phenom Brittney Griner, the UConn Huskies' 77-game winning streak, the Eagles trading Donovan McNabb to the Redskins, and the idea of floating realignment in baseball.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Butler's Gordon Hayward and Shelvin Mack helped lead the United States team to the gold medal in the under-19 world championships.
The New York Times on Butler coach Brad Stevens' detail-oriented approach to basketball.
SportsLine.com's Gregg Doyel on the good and bad of Duke's Mike Krzyzewski.
The New Republic's Jason Zengerle on why West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is a better representative of college hoops than Coach K.
UConn's Maya Moore and Tina Charles dominated Baylor in the women's Final Four.
ESPN.com's day in the life of Brittney Griner.
The Eagles traded Donovan McNabb to the Redskins for a pair of draft picks.
The Redskins are still in the market for a young quarterback in the upcoming NFL draft.
Andrew Zimbalist's Wall Street Journal article on whether the Yankees buy their pennants.
Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci on the idea of "floating realignment" in Major League Baseball.
ESPN.com's Rob Neyer calls floating realignment interesting and impractical.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly dribble drive penetrations:
Mike's dribble drive penetration: Butler's Gordon Hayward gets compared only to other white basketball players. (Here's Josh's Slate story on how all white hoopsters get compared to Larry Bird.)
Stefan's dribble drive penetration: Joe West, purveyor of umpiring gear.
Josh's dribble drive penetration: Philip Raisor, who was on the losing team in the Indiana basketball state championship game immortalized in Hoosiers.
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