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CBS Sports’ official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.

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CBS Sports’ official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.

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NBA draft

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Could you guys talk about the new nba draft date and predictions to a New timeline on start to college basketball and rating every school that got a major transfer to there school.

Cousin Greg

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Big fan of the show, long time listener, never miss an episode. But gentlemen, we need to address the fact that you’ve talked about Succession on multiple episodes, but have yet to mention cousin Greg?? He’s like the Terry Teagle of the show, aka The Legend... I’ll be listening next week, hoping for Greg to get his due. Thanks for the great content, it’s been great during the quarantine. DR

iTunes Ratings

1752 Ratings
Average Ratings
1485
87
55
43
82

NBA draft

By koolaid6666 - Jun 01 2020
Read more
Could you guys talk about the new nba draft date and predictions to a New timeline on start to college basketball and rating every school that got a major transfer to there school.

Cousin Greg

By DruRyan24 - May 29 2020
Read more
Big fan of the show, long time listener, never miss an episode. But gentlemen, we need to address the fact that you’ve talked about Succession on multiple episodes, but have yet to mention cousin Greg?? He’s like the Terry Teagle of the show, aka The Legend... I’ll be listening next week, hoping for Greg to get his due. Thanks for the great content, it’s been great during the quarantine. DR
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Eye On College Basketball Podcast

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CBS Sports’ official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.

Rank #1: 12/21/15: Valentine's injury; Izzo HOF?; Monmouth's top 25 case; huge Tuesday

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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Denzel Valentine's injury, Tom Izzo's nomination for induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, Kentucky's struggles, Monmouth's Top 25 resume, Butler's amazing offense and Tuesday night's interesting schedule of games.

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Dec 21 2015

45mins

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Rank #2: 06/02: Why John Calipari is wrong; the strangest potential lottery picks

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Does John Calipari really want to move the SEC Tournament to November? Would that actually fix any of the SEC's issues? And is former Washington player Marquese Chriss about to be a top-five pick? Gary Parrish talks about these things and more with Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.

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Jun 02 2016

45mins

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Rank #3: 09/30: Virginia follows Colin Kaepernick's lead; the motive behind GW's new coaching hire

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Is that picture of the entire Virginia basketball team kneeling in support of Colin Kaepernick's protest indicative of what we're going to see once the season begins? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then talk about George Washington's decision to name Maurice Joseph its interim coach, Parrish's story on New Mexico transfer Cullen Neal, and the state of American Athletic Conference recruiting.

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Sep 30 2016

37mins

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Rank #4: 12/26: College vs. NBA officiating; we visit our preseason predictions and see what we got right (and wrong)

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NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy took a shot at college basketball officials during Sunday's Cavaliers-Warriors broadcast and referenced how often foul trouble affects college basketball games. Does he have a point? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, which leads to a conversation about the thankless job of officiating in general. After that, Parrish and Norlander revisit their preseason picks for the nation's best leagues. Would they stick with what they picked or switch? They went through each league and discussed.

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Dec 26 2016

42mins

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Rank #5: 03/17: MEGA NCAA TOURNAMENT BREAKDOWN, PREDICTIONS, ANALYSIS PODCAST

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No teases needed. THIS EPISODE IS THE GOODS. Complete NCAA Tournament reaction, analysis and everything you want for the morning after Selection Sunday. Here's how Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander sort through the bracket on this episode: the opening is first impressions about what the committee did and anything that stands out in a major way. The nitpicking is next (16:00), and then comes the region-by-region analysis. East is first (26:15), then West (36:30), then South (43:00), then Midwest (56:30). The pod wraps with Final Four and title picks (1 hour, 7 minutes). 

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Mar 18 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #6: 03/20: First weekend recap, coaching carousel latest, Baylor-South Carolina on tap!

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After a riveting first weekend of the NCAAs, Parrish and Norlander are enthralled with the Eye on College Basketball Podcast Sweet 16 special: Baylor vs. South Carolina. Shoutout to Terry Teagle, shoutout to Devan Downey! And yes, they cover the entire bracket with a look back at so much that went down over the weekend. Plus, the coaching carousel is spinning fast and the knock down some myths about the Syracuse and Indiana situations. It's one of the longest episodes of the season, and there's a lot to get to, so dive in.

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Mar 20 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #7: 01/12: Rush to judgement? Who is the best team in college basketball: Gonzaga, Duke or Baylor

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This episode opens with Norlander's playful revenge on Parrish, after Baylor proved him correct by winning at Kansas for the first time in school history. Oh, there is a roll call. The guys then get to discussing the compelling debate between Gonzaga, Baylor and Duke for No. 1 status. From there, of course a few words on Clemson (22:00) ending the streak and beating UNC at UNC for the first time in program history. Also, a curious and helpless exercise: GP and Norlander attempt to predict how the Big Ten (32:00) will finish 1-14. They agree on only three teams' ultimate placement. There is also movie chatter. And a listener review special.


Begin the day / With a friendly voice / A companion, unobtrusive / Plays a podcast that's so elusive

And the magic music makes your morning mood

(Listen closely for the subtle Rush references throughout this episode. And rest in peace, Neil Peart.)

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Jan 13 2020

59mins

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Rank #8: 08/11: Talking about our Candid Coaches series and Gregg Marshall's outburst in Canada

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Should the NCAA take NCAA Tournament games out of North Carolina if the HB2 bill isn't amended or eradicated? Who's the one player in college basketball college coaches would take above all others? And what in the world got into Wichita State's Gregg Marshall during the Shockers' trip to Canada? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss all of that on the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.

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Aug 11 2016

38mins

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Rank #9: 01/13: What's wrong with UNC; how Duke escaped at Florida State; the Big Ten has 10 teams in play for the NCAAs

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North Carolina continued its bipolar ways this weekend. Just five days after winning at NC State, the Tar Heels lost 83-62 at home to Louisville. GP and MN open with that, then get to Cam Reddish (15:27), who buried a 3-pointer in the final second to lift Duke past Florida State on Saturday. Ohio State (28:51) has gone from 12-1 to 12-4, and the Big Ten has 10 teams thinking NCAA tourney. In the SEC, Ole Miss (29:38) is 13-2 overall, 3-0 in the SEC. Gonzaga (38:16) beat a better-than-you-realize San Francisco team on the road late Saturday to improve to 16-2. Will Gonzaga not lose again until March? And finally, previewing Virginia Tech-Virginia (50:32), which takes place Tuesday. 

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Jan 14 2019

59mins

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Rank #10: 01/09: Norlander explains why he ranks Kansas lower than everyone else; Final Four + 1 picks led by big Baylor-KU CBS game

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On Thursday, Matt Norlander revealed his latest power rankings, and to the surprise of many a confused Kansas fan, he put the Jayhawks seventh. Gary Parrish most definitely does not approve. So what gives? Norlander explains, then the guys get to North Carolina's nosedive (15:00) into one of the worst seasons in school history and Cole Anthony's future with the Heels. What's more, they touch on Zion Williamson's admission this week (21:00) that he wanted to be at Duke right now, playing as a sophomore. Then it's time for the Final Four + 1, which sees the guys agreeing on two games and splitting on three others.

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Jan 10 2020

48mins

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Rank #11: 12/20: Why Memphis might have itself to blame for losing James Wiseman. Plus: Danger zone for Kentucky and five best bets for the weekend

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We’ve got a loaded weekend pod for you. The first 25 minutes are an even deeper dive on James Wiseman’s decision to leave Memphis, and then it’s on to Kentucky (28:30) — but also Both Gach! Then Parrish and Norlander touch on Michigan State losing Josh Langford (41:00) and Seton Hall’s ugly but needed home win over Maryland before laying out exactly why Norlander could not travel to Vegas. Send him your stretching tips; the man is in serious pain. The Friday pod wraps as usual with the Final Four + 1 (58:00), which is highlighted by these five games: Kansas-Nova; Purdue-Butler; Ohio State-Kentucky; Colorado-Dayton; and UNC-UCLA.

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Dec 20 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #12: With the future of the July recruiting period hanging in the balance, how will the NCAA vote? (7.17)

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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spent the week in North Augusta, S.C. and took in their annual viewing of the Peach Jam. There is speculation and real concern from virtually every coach they spoke to that the NCAA is going to overhaul July recruiting to the point where coaches are no longer allowed to attend tournament events that are held by apparel companies.

What's the NCAA up to, and will they change their plan close to the 11th hour? Parrish wrote a column that sparked a lot of discussion at Peach Jam, and Norlander reported out a story with sources close to the vote who went on the record about where things stand.

Overall, the future of recruiting hasn't been this foggy in as long as many can remember. There's a lot to unpack, and a lot to cover with all that happened at Peach Jam and beyond.

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Jul 17 2018

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Rank #13: 12/27: Speculation increases that Cole Anthony might not play again in college; final four + 1 picks

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College basketball has a solid schedule on a weekend that will be highlighted by the college football playoff and the final week of the NFL's regular season. On today's ep, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with some extended thoughts on their year-in-review ep from earlier this week, then get to a report that has some NBA personnel believing Cole Anthony (11:00) has played his last game in college. From there, the guys make their picks for the weekend in the Final Four + 1 (21:00), including Louisville-Kentucky, Kansas-Stanford and West Virginia-Ohio State.

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Dec 27 2019

58mins

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Rank #14: 11/03: Previewing a historic, unprecedented opening night in college basketball: Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 will face off in the same building

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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back with three episodes per week for the entire 2019-20 college basketball season. Excited? Oh, yeah, Here we go: Sunday night episodes BACK. This one opens with some random college hoops talk to loosen the muscles before getting into Champions Classic. Duke-Kansas talk (10:00) and then Michigan State-Kentucky (26:00), as those are by far the two biggest games to open the season Tuesday. From there, some big-picture predictions: Best value bets to win the national title (51:30) and picking the over/under win total (56:00) for 14 of the most prominent teams in the sport.

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #15: 01/01: Happy New Year, listeners! Here's a question to ponder: Who is the best one-loss team in college basketball?

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The first episode of 2020 of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast leads with a little NYE chatter, then gets into Butler and the Big East (5:00), which might be the best league in America and certainly enters the new year set up to get at least five bids for the NCAA Tournament. The guys also discuss a most unlikely to close out 2019 (16:00) and get to three interesting mailbag questions (23:00), as usual for the Wednesday eps. 

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Jan 01 2020

40mins

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Rank #16: The players we love, ones we like, and who we're most dismissive of in the 2018 NBA Draft (6.14)

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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have a 56-minute podcast entirely dedicated to the 2018 NBA Draft, including an opening debate about what is happening with Michael Porter Jr. Is a hip issue now affecting his stock? Norlander says he wouldn't draft him. Parrish is torn. They get into Deandre Ayton's case (is it so convincing?) as the top prospect, and try to predict two top-10 projected picks who will flame out.

They also label the players slotted later in the draft who have the best chance to wind up as top 20 pros in this year's crop. That includes a couple of players who went from being lowly ranked in high school to becoming first round draft picks.

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Jun 14 2018

56mins

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Rank #17: Elite Eight recaps and first impressions of a pretty awesome Final Four field (3.26)

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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are both back at home, and before they head out to San Antonio, they touch on the regional final results that have given us a Final Four of Loyola-Chicago, Michigan, Villanova and Kansas. There's also a discussion of whether or not Duke's season could fairly be labeled as an underachieving one. Plus: Will Barack Obama get down to San Antonio to watch the Ramblers?

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Mar 26 2018

50mins

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Rank #18: Re-ranking the top teams, game picks for this weekend, and why Trae Young's the best frosh (12.8)

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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander try to figure out what's gone wacky with college basketball this week. There have been bizarre upsets, which has led to an upside-down version of Parrish's Top 25 (and one). The duo also previews and makes predictions on seven big games coming this weekend, including Friday night's tripleheader at Staples Center.

Also on this pod: Norlander goes behind the scenes with his feature on Oklahoma star Trae Young, who's putting up huge numbers and could become the Freshman of the Year.

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Dec 08 2017

37mins

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Rank #19: 03/08: Everything — and we mean everything — you need to know from Saturday, which was the best day of the season so far in college basketball

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College basketball's final Saturday of the regular season was led with the first two of what will be 68 teams into the NCAA Tournament. Congrats to Utah State and Belmont for officially earning their way in. This special Sunday morning podcast touches on 20-plus games/results on a loaded Saturday, the first 45 minutes of which involve Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander zipping around the country and giving their thoughts on the biggest wins, worst losses, seed shifts, bubble movement. If the game was interesting or meant something, it's mentioned in the first 45 minutes. After that, the guys talk No. 1 seeds (48:45) and close up with a discussion on Archie Miller (59:30) putting on a rant against bracketologists, which was misguided and ripe for criticism, but did have at least one positive takeaway.

Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Mar 08 2020

1hr 21mins

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Rank #20: 12/08: Ohio State has college hoops' best resume and really might be the best team in the sport right now

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You're in for a very fun, very informative episode here. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with Ohio State murdering another projected NCAA Tournament team by 25-plus points, then get to Baylor's nice win over Arizona (17:00). Virginia beating UNC for a fifth straight time (26:30) precedes a discussion about Gonzaga beating Washington (38:00) for a sixth straight time. Then it's on to Xavier coach Travis Steele with a boss move (44:00) bringing his family to a local college bar and paying for drinks for everyone in the place. And the best is for last: camel fighting (58:00), podcast basketball tournaments -- and Norlander losing it.

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Dec 09 2019

1hr 7mins

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What Ivy League's fall-sports cancellation means to college basketball; Makur Maker picks Howard (College Basketball 07/09))

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On Wednesday, the Ivy League made significant news in college sports when it announced all organized sports within the league would not be permitted through the end of the fall semester. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with thoughts on basketball -- and football -- and how these issues are interconnected and why college hoops' season is already impacted. The guys also discuss Makur Maker's commitment to Howard (29:40). Will he even get to play for the Bison? Will others follow? And the podcast wraps with the story of Rasir Bolton and Pat Chambers (44:00). The former PSU player went public this week, prompting Chambers to issue a formal statement and apologize.

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Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Jul 09 2020

55mins

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06/29: Emoni Bates—WAY ahead of schedule—announces his intention to play for Michigan State. And we think he will.

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For the second straight Monday, a No. 1-rated basketball recruit has proven skeptics wrong and announced a commitment to playing college basketball over more lucrative alternatives. On Monday, Emoni Bates made his choice to play for Michigan State, if and when he's eligible to do so. Bates is in the class of 2022 and has made no clear intention of reclassifying to 2021. Bates, 16, regarded as one of the two or three best prospects this century. Will he wind up playing for Tom Izzo? Norlander and Parrish both say yes and present the evidence and indications as to why. The second half of the pod is dedicated to the Big East and UConn (28:00), a reunion which will become official on Wednesday. With UConn going to the Big East, the guys power-rank every program, 1 through 11, and project the hierarchy of the league over the next five seasons.

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Jun 29 2020

58mins

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06/24: Cade Cunningham sticking with Oklahoma State is an abnormally loyal player decision that deserves huge praise

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Big-time college hoops news got the week going on Monday. No. 1-rated 2020 recruit Cade Cunningham announced he will stay at Oklahoma State for next season, despite the 2021 postseason ban the NCAA handed the school. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open the podcast with perspective and reaction, then get into the Big East's 21 minority assistants coming together to rally for social justice (24:00), led by their goal to get Black Lives Matter patches on uniforms for all of next season. And what about Luka Garza (41:00)? Parrish caught up with him last week. Norlander poses a question: has college basketball ever had a player facing the scenario Garza is right now? Listen in to understand -- then stick around at the end for another Trivia Time! and a 90-degree day.

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Jun 22 2020

1hr 12mins

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06/15: Huge college sports news on Monday, so let's not waste any time and get right to it

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And no, we're not talking about Leaky Black's 21st birthday, but that's big too and we want to acknowledge it as well.


Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Jun 16 2020

38mins

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06/11: Zion Williamson’s ex-agent is hell-bent on trying to expose Zion, Nike and Duke

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If you thought the countersuit against Zion Williamson would fade away, you'd be wrong. This week, attorneys representing Gina Ford, Williamson's ex-agent, filed a new suit for consideration and cited text-message evidence and allegations regarding a wealthy home, and multiple luxury vehicles, both tied to the Williamson family during his time at Duke. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spend the first half this podcast discussing the matter. Then they turn to Norlander's story from this week about new head coaches adjusting to the job during pandemic (33:00) and move on to top-rated prospect Jonathan Kuminga (52:00), who is expected to announce next week a reclassification to the class of 2020, plus the implied likelihood he heads for the G League. Also, just a brutal Trivia Time! showing by Norlander wraps the pod.

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Jun 11 2020

1hr 13mins

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🚨The NCAA shocks Oklahoma State with a one-year postseason ban and a litany of other sanctions

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Friday brought a real NCAA bombshell: Oklahoma State was served a one-year postseason ban for 2021 among a laundry list of other impactful charges, including fines, a loss of recruiting days and scholarships. Gary Parrish flies solo for this emergency episode, giving you quick analysis to what became the biggest story in college sports heading into the weekend. You can read Matt Norlander's news story on the sanctions here.


Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Jun 05 2020

19mins

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06/04: How the killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests have created a positive stir for change in college basketball

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A tragedy in Minneapolis -- the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer -- has catalyzed and sparked worldwide protest efforts to weed out systemic racism. College basketball and its leaders can be agents for true, overdue change in this country. Today's podcast focuses on the conversations Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have had with coaches and players in college basketball this week. They touch on first-hand accounts from black coaches and the systemic racism they've encountered at the hands of law enforcement in the past. Parrish wrote this week about Rhode Island coach David Cox. In New Mexico, a team came together to protest peacefully. Norlander at one point references this story, first published at CBS Sports in 2016, where coaches shared their stories of encounters with law enforcement. There is also a movement afoot, sparked by Georgia Tech assistant Eric Reveno (31:00), who tweeted earlier this week that the NCAA should make November's Election Day a mandatory day off for all of college athletics in order to afford players and coaches alike the opportunity and time to vote


Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Jun 04 2020

50mins

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05/27: Mac McClung picks Texas Tech, but will he be eligible? Plus: Pissed off Bobby Hurley, and remembering Eddie Sutton's HOF career

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How about this: we’ve got a six-topic college hoops pod for you in late May in the middle of a pandemic. And it’s 70-plus minutes at that. Dive in. The pod opens with GP and Norlander discussing Mac McClung’s commitment to Texas Tech and offer up their thoughts on if he’ll be eligible next season or will sit until 2021. Then the guys touch on Patrick Ewing and Georgetown for a moment before getting into a transfer waiver that was approved: Johnny Juzang will be immediately eligible at UCLA (16:40). His situation sheds light on why a few players might win on these decisions this offseason. From there, a discussion about Bobby Hurley (26:00) standing up for his wife and going after his athletic director. We want to alert our listeners that the Hurley portion of the podcast includes the topic of sexual assault, and the discussion and descriptions therein could be sensitive for some. From there, a recognition of the life and Hall of Fame career of Eddie Sutton (37:10), the late news Wednesday on no July recruiting (52:00) and more binge-watching TV musings from the guys (66:00). 


Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

For more college basketball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/

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May 28 2020

1hr 14mins

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05/21: Finally, some good news tied to sports and coronavirus: College players given the OK to return to campus for workouts starting June 1

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We have encouraging news to pass along: many college basketball and college football players will be permitted to return to campus for social distance-aware workouts starting in early June. But first: the pod opens with the most urgent news of all. Both Gach is in the transfer portal. Then Parrish and Norlander get to discussing the first significant step in trying to get college sports on schedule (8:15), followed by a chat on the NCAA kicking the transfer-rule can into 2021 (30:15) and wrapping with some discussion on a top-10 team losing a player to the NBA process (44:00) and a tantalizing Trivia Time! 



Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

For more college basketball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/

To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

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May 21 2020

1hr 4mins

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05/13: The Zion Williamson story that have plenty of Duke haters hoping the NCAA will somehow manage to punish Coach K's program

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College basketball's had some interesting headlines the past few days, huh? A pandemic isn't slowing talking points or salaciousness in this sport, no way. Today's ep opens up with some quarantine catchup, which then segues into Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussing a question Parrish asked this week: if professors aged 60-and-up are being advised to not return for in-person teaching on campuses in the fall, then where does that leave the many college coaches of that age? From there, the guys get into the buzzed-about situation with Zion Williamson's (38:15) former marketing agent, who is countersuing against Williamson and agency CAA, and with that, there have been some leading questions -- but not allegations -- in what could eventually bring about depositions. The guys blend this topic with Kansas (58:00) and its battle with the NCAA, then somehow get into a bizarre basketball colloquialism of GP's.


Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

For more college basketball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/

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May 13 2020

1hr 19mins

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05/04: Next up in the NCAA's notice of allegations assembly line: The Louisville Cardinals

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Monday brought yet another big headline for college basketball. It's the offseason, coronavirus is still very much a threat to the United States, but the news cycle in college hoops will now slow. Louisville announced it had received its notice of allegations from the NCAA. There is one Level I allegation and a few more Level II charges, including a notable one against former coach Rick Pitino. This episode gets into the news and provides a bit more clarity on what's to come for Louisville and why this case is different from every other one under the broader umbrella of NCAA infractions cases tied to the Department of Justice's probe into college hoops recruiting.


Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

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May 05 2020

57mins

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🚨We have a replacement for Danny Manning at Wake Forest: It's East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes (04/30 Emergency Podcast)

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Podcasts on back-to-back days because we love ya that much. On Thursday Wake Forest completed its five-day coaching-search process by deciding that ETSU caoch Steve Forbes will be the one to replace Danny Manning. This emergency pod is dedicated almost entirely to that, in addition to a potentially messy situation that awaits Wake Forest. It appears that the school is going to try and not pay Manning his $15 million buyout. Obviously Manning wants his money. As for Forbes, he amassed a 130-43 record with the Buccaneers and guided ETSU to the 2017 and NCAA Tournament. The team would have gone back this year if not for COVID-19 cancelling the Big Dance. Get informed on what could be the only major-conference coaching change of 2020 in college sports.


Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Apr 30 2020

32mins

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04/29: NCAA rubber-stamps that college players will be allowed to make money off their name, image and likeness beginning in 2021 -- but here's the catch

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Wednesday was a historic day in NCAA history. The organization, through the power of its Board of Governors, announced that name, image and likeness legislation has been approved, with the vote going into action come January of 2021. There are obviously issues and criticisms, two of which stab at the heart of all of this, so Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander make it much clearer in the first 30 minutes just how much still needs to be done and where the NCAA is going to find itself in some trouble. There's some basketball to discuss as well. After Sunday's NBA Draft decision deadline (34:20), Norlander lists the eight biggest stay-or-go decisions that remain, plus five other really good players in the draft pool he thinks will inevitably return to college basketball. The podcast definitely loses the plot around the 52-minute mark, so you've got that to look forward to as well.


Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Apr 29 2020

1hr 3mins

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🚨Wake Forest has fired Danny Manning (04/25 Emergency Podcast)

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Saturday morning brought a shock wave to college basketball: Wake Forest fired Danny Manning. We fired up the podcast machine to get an emergency episode to you. The show opens with reactions to Manning getting canned after six years, including an outrageous buyout that’s reportedly north of $15 million. Then Parrish and Norlander get to the four candidates (16:30) most likely to replace Manning. That’s not all. We had big recruiting news on Friday afternoon when Greg Brown (34:30) said no to $400,000 and the G League and opted to play for Shaka Smart and Texas. 

Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Apr 25 2020

58mins

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04/23: BYU beats Kentucky and Texas Tech for the best transfer on the market; sizing up the best first-year coaches from 2019-20

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We're now in a time that features a second-year coach of a WCC program beating out the likes of John Calipari and Chris Beard for the most coveted transfer on the market. Your Thursday Eye on College Basketball Podcast opens with Matt Haarms choosing BYU, then the guys get into Norlander's ranking of the 12 most impressive first-year coaches (10:15) from the 2019-20 season. This is a BYU kind of episode: Cougars coach Mark Pope is No. 1, but Parrish has huge issues with the coach at No. 6. The pod closes with thoughts on whether Gonzaga can retain Filip Petrusev and/or Corey Kispert in advance of Sunday's draft declaration deadline. And to end the episode, a special thanks and sincere shoutout to a specific faction of our listenership, who we need to address directly and with profound gratitude.

Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Apr 23 2020

42mins

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04/16: Why top 2020 prospect Jalen Green choosing the G League over the college basketball says a lot more about the NBA than the NCAA

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Jalen Green, who is almost universally regarded as a top-three prospect in the class of 2020, announced Thursday that he'll be skipping college and instead plans on playing in the G League next season (whenever next season arrives). He'll be paid somewhere in the neighborhood of $500,000 to do so. It's the most aggressive move the NBA has made to entice highly ranked prospects to skip college, or other professional opportunities, and stay in the States on the way to ideally becoming an NBA player. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lay out their opinions on what this decision means and why it's far from doomsday for college hoops.


Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Apr 16 2020

23mins

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04/13: History suggests that Kentucky and Creighton's national title chances for 2021 are now in danger

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Two projected top-five teams lost players to NBA draft declarations in the past couple of days: Creighton with Ty-Shon Alexander and Kentucky with Immanuel Quickley. Neither is a stunner, but both are expected to remain in the draft pool, which easily pokes both out of Parrish's way-too-early rankings. This pod opens up with some chatter on those decisions, and then at the 11:40 mark an exploration into what it means for teams with national championship aspirations to have top-60 prospects opt to return to school. From there, how about this: Stanford just beat out blue bloods and got its highest-ranked commitment from a player in more than 15 years (20:10). A nice change of pace. To wrap the pod, Norlander has the tallies in (28:00): the final standings on our against-the-spread picks from the season AND our preseason picks for over/under totals for 14 teams. Who won? What were the biggest misses? Enjoy -- and we wish the best for you and your families. Our continued thanks, gratitude and awe to those who work on the front lines -- be it in hospitals, in delivery, at grocery stores, and all other essential matters -- we thank you. We cannot thank you enough.


Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Apr 13 2020

40mins

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04/08: The greatest games in NCAA Tournament history; the biggest draft and transfer decisions in the past week in college basketball

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On Monday, CBSSports.com published Norlander's exhaustive look at the 101 best NCAA Tournament games since 1985, when the bracket expanded to 64 teams. This episode -- after some latest life updates to start -- gets into how the list was made, some favorite games, and some memories from GP. Hey, the season would have ended Monday night, so consider this your once-and-for-all bow on 2019-20. From there, the guys talk about Scottie Lewis' somewhat-surprising decision (30:30) to return to Florida -- a good thing -- and touch on three other big transactional decisions in the past few days in college hoops: Matt Haarms surprising exodus from Purdue, 20-point-scorer Carlik Jones committing to Louisville (36:00), and Cassius Stanley saying see-ya to Duke. The pod ends with some emerging curiosities on what "testing the waters" even means this year, and why college basketball could benefit from an NBA problem.

Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

For more college basketball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/

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Apr 08 2020

54mins

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04/03: It is time to reveal and debate the 2019-20 National Players of the Year in college basketball

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Our final awards episode discusses the winners for the Naismith Player of the Year in men's and women's basketball. There's a lot more as well, including an extended segment of Trivia Time! and thoughts on why a few draft-bound college studs might regrettably be taken lower than they should be.

Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

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Apr 03 2020

37mins

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04/02: Unveiling college basketball's 2019-20 winners for National Coach of the Year

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On Thursday, the winners in men's and women's basketball for Naismith Coach of the Year were announced. This Thursday podcast with Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander has a discussion on the winners -- with a few Trivia Time! segments thrown in. The finalists for men's: Scott Drew (Baylor), Brian Dutcher (San Diego State), Anthony Grant (Dayton), Leonard Hamilton (Florida State). On the women's side, Adia Barnes (Arizona), Kelly Graves (Oregon), Joe McKeown (Northwestern), Dawn Staley (South Carolina).

Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander

For more college basketball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/

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Apr 02 2020

26mins

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By koolaid6666 - Jun 01 2020
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Could you guys talk about the new nba draft date and predictions to a New timeline on start to college basketball and rating every school that got a major transfer to there school.

Cousin Greg

By DruRyan24 - May 29 2020
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Big fan of the show, long time listener, never miss an episode. But gentlemen, we need to address the fact that you’ve talked about Succession on multiple episodes, but have yet to mention cousin Greg?? He’s like the Terry Teagle of the show, aka The Legend... I’ll be listening next week, hoping for Greg to get his due. Thanks for the great content, it’s been great during the quarantine. DR