NCAA cost of attendance: Hang Up and Listen on colleges fining their players, 81-year-old track star Irene Obera, and HBO’s Hard Knocks.

College Sports Programs Figured Out an Amazing New Way to Be Awful to Players

College Sports Programs Figured Out an Amazing New Way to Be Awful to Players

Slate's sports podcast.
Aug. 31 2015 5:44 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Grab the Stick and Run Like Hell Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on colleges fining players, 81-year-old track star Irene Obera, and the new season of Hard Knocks.

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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 latest innovation in college sports evildoing: programs trying to fine players for committing penalties and losing equipment. They also interview 81-year-old track star Irene Obera, the age-group world-record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 80-meter hurdles, and 200-meter hurdles. Finally, they review the latest season of the HBO series Hard Knocks, starring the Houston Texans’ cuss-tastic head coach Bill O’Brien and American hero J.J. Watt.

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 Pewaukees:

Mike’s Pewaukee: Evaluating the claim that “Marco Rubio likely is the biggest Miami Dolphins fan ever to run for president.”

Stefan’s Pewaukee: Baseball manager John McGraw’s thoughts on married baseball players.

Josh’s Pewaukee: Before Russell Wilson’s nanobubbles, there was Michael Cage’s juicer.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Allison Benedikt from the podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting to discuss the best strategies for taking your kids to sporting events. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.