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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

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

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

Latest release on Oct 28, 2020

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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

1hr 1min

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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

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

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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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