Errol Morris ESPN: Hang Up and Listen on NCAA basketball’s slow pace, the decline of the running back, and “It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports.”

College Basketball Is Getting Slower Every Year. Can Anything Speed It Up?

College Basketball Is Getting Slower Every Year. Can Anything Speed It Up?

Slate's sports podcast.
March 9 2015 5:14 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The College Hoops in Crisis Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on NCAA basketball’s plodding pace, the decline of the running back, and Errol Morris’ sports documentaries.

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This episode is brought to you by The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, the new documentary series from HBO, airing Sundays at 8 p.m. only on HBO.

In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Ken Pomeroy to talk about why college basketball has slowed to a crawl and whether the sport needs an overhaul. They also discuss the decline of the running back in professional football. Finally, they interview Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris about his series of short sports documentaries for ESPN.

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

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Interrotrons:

Mike’s Interrotron: Coaches who brag about how they don’t know how to tweet.

Stefan’s Interrotron: Why can’t get a Welsh soccer player get her visa application approved?

Josh’s Interrotron: Why are dudes so obsessed with how Ronda Rousey would fare against male fighters?

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the sanctions against Syracuse and its basketball coach Jim Boeheim. Slate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.