Slate’s Sports Podcast on Whether Most College Coaches Are as Abusive as Mike Rice

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April 8 2013 5:54 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Peg You in the Head With Basketballs Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Final Four, Brittney Griner and the NBA, and fired Rutgers coach Mike Rice. Plus: an interview with marathon legend Bill Rodgers.

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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 men’s and women’s Final Four as well as Mark Cuban’s declaration that he might draft Brittney Griner. They also talk about the firing of cursing, shoving, basketball-tossing Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice. Finally, they’re joined by distance-running legend Bill Rodgers, who’s the subject of a pair of new books, Cameron Stracher’s Kings of the Road and the autobiography Marathon Man.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Captain Kidds:

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Mike’s Captain Kidd: The Michigan Wolverines’ rivals have missed out on a huge number of taunting opportunities. Skunk bear!

Stefan’s Captain Kidd: In praise of Brent Petway, basketball-playing Greek-language musical performer.

Josh’s Captain Kidd: Shame on you, basketball players who refuse to attempt full-court buzzer beaters.

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

You can email 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 Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen. Email him at sfatsis9@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor. You can email him at sportsnut@slate.com, visit his website, and follow him on Twitter.

Mike Pesca is the host of Slate’s upcoming daily podcast. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.