Slate’s Sports Podcast Quizzes Belmont Coach Rick Byrd on Life as an NCAA Cinderella

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March 18 2013 5:54 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Cinderella Man Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NCAA tournament and the supposed death of the Big East. Also: an interview with Belmont coach Rick Byrd.

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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 all things March Madness, including the vulnerability of the top seeds and the best ways to gamble on the tournament. They also speak with Belmont coach Rick Byrd about life as an NCAA Cinderella. Finally, they examine whether the death of the Big East is good for college basketball.

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Read more from Slate’s coverage of the NCAA tournament.

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Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Our intern is Eric Goldwein.

You can e-mail us at hangup@slate.com.

Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered, and a panelist on Hang Up and Listen

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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