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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 life of a pro basketball player with ex-North Carolina State star Julius Hodge, rant about college football's Bowl Championship Series, and talk gender differences in sports and the state of women's soccer with University of North Carolina coaching legend Anson Dorrance.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Julius Hodge's Web site and Twitter feed.
Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter was ruled ineligible to play at Kentucky.
The book Death to the BCS.
Sports Illustrated's cover story on the moral bankruptcy of the BCS.
Wikipedia's list of college football's bowl games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl.
The New York Times' William Rhoden says it's the BCS's fault that Wisconsin ran up the score on Indiana.
Tim Crothers' biography of Anson Dorrance, The Man Watching.
This season, Dorrance won his 700th game as North Carolina's women's soccer coach.
What's the significance of Mexico's win over the United States in women's World Cup qualifying?
Hang Up and Listen's weekly Yows:
Mike's Yow: The origins of the phrase "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing."
Stefan's Yow: College football games at baseball stadiums.
Josh's Yow: Jim Valvano's pioneering intentional-foul strategy and a paper suggesting an optimal intentional-fouling strategy.
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