Kentucky undefeated: Hang Up and Listen on the dominance of the Wildcats and the UConn women, the U.S. women’s soccer team, and the state of the gay athlete.

Two Years After Jason Collins Came Out, Why Are There So Few Openly Gay Athletes?

Two Years After Jason Collins Came Out, Why Are There So Few Openly Gay Athletes?

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March 30 2015 5:12 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The UConn Territory Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments, the U.S. women’s soccer team, and the state of the gay athlete.

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Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Kate Fagan, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and special guest Kate Fagan talk about Kentucky’s close call against Notre Dame, UConn’s continued dominance, and other stories from the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments. They also discuss Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, and the U.S. women’s national soccer team, and assess the state of the gay athlete almost two years after Jason Collins came out on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly AHM Mustafa Kumals:

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Stefan’s AHM Mustafa Kumal: Why do some female athletes still wear skirts?

Kate’s AHM Mustafa Kumal: Catching up on the storylines in the women’s NCAA tournament, including Tennessee’s seniors playing for their former coach Pat Summitt.

Josh’s AHM Mustafa Kumal: The continued misadventures of CBS announcer Verne Lundquist.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Kate Fagan discuss Kevin Durant’s latest foot ailment and the star player’s long-term prognosis. 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.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

Podcast production and edit this week by Audrey Quinn.