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Eye On College Basketball

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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 at least three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.
 
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It's conference preview season, so we're opening with the American Athletic Conference! It seems overtly obvious this is Houston's title to lose. Over/under 2.5 NCAAT bids — which way are you leaning? The season is a month away. It's time to start hunkering. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish get you ready with the first of 10-plus season-preview pods…
 
Got a great one for you to start October: a huge mailbag ep wherein we answer questions about the most influential college basketball coaches ever, why Gary hates Illinois (spoiler alert, he doesn't) and which is the best city to go to the zoo AND catch a college basketball game at for this upcoming season. And a whole lot more. Remember, you can e…
 
The Memphis IARP case is in and ... it's surprisingly light on punishments. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take you through the thought process of the IARP and why the committee ruled in a more favorable fashion than most -- if not everyone -- expected. Norlander also has context on what's to come with Louisville, Arizona, Kansas and LSU. Eye on C…
 
Villanova brings a decent amount of its roster back for the 2022-2023 season. The one big change: Jay Wright is no longer there. Can new HC Kyle Neptune keep up Wright's winning ways, or will there be a significant adjustment period? The guys give an update on Justin Moore's injury recovery and assess Villanova's chances at winning the Big East. So…
 
UCLA comes into this season almost underrated, at least to a point. Should the Bruins be seen higher -- perhaps close to top-five status -- along with the Gonzagas and Kentuckys of the world? Or is their short bench a justifiable cause for concern? Norlander and Parrish dive in. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Sti…
 
Recent CBA negotiations in the NBA have brought back the discussion about the end of the draft age minimum. But will it happen, and when? 2024? 2026? Later? Will it have the impact on college basketball that many seem to think it wil,l or has NIL helped blunt some of that impact? Second big topic today touches on the recent arrest and the unknowns …
 
The Texas Longhorns entered last season with massive expectations, and then fell short by failing to make the Sweet 16. However, the Longhorns still did pretty well overall. They're opening a new arena this season. Can they build upon everything they made them a formidable opponent? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish focus their eyes on the great stat…
 
How about a lengthy Thursday ep to spice up your week? The last set the questions from CBS' Candid Coaches series have landed. Norlander and Parrish touch on four significant topics. 1) Should any changes be made to the NCAA Tournament? 2) Should Division I shrink (if at all) from 363 teams to ... how many? 3) Is NIL helping or hurting more than on…
 
The Tennessee Volunteers bring back four of their top five scorers, plus add five-star freshman Julian Phillips to the mix. Is this the year Rick Barnes makes it back to the Final Four? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break it all down. (05:32) - Trivia Time (08:20) - Who takes the reins scoring-wise in Knoxville? (17:00) - The Vols have an NCAA to…
 
We've got four more Candid Coaches questions to touch on in this Friday ep, and the topics are intriguing. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap the results on who coaches think the best player in college basketball will be in '22-23, what coaches believe the best league will be later this decade, who the best coaching hire was and, the hottest deb…
 
Ohio State lost a pair of NBA picks. This looks like Chris Holtmann's toughest job yet in Columbus. And yet, it's Holtmann ... so this still feels like a 2023 tournament team. The freshman class is his best yet. PLUS: Bronny James just took a visit with LeBron. Is OSU the favorite to land him? Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcast…
 
The North Carolina Tar Heels bring back a more extensive and deeper roster in '22-23. Will that bring them the national championship they came close to earning last year? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish break down UNC's chances and go deeper on how good this team should be compared to last season's early bumps in the road. Eye on College Basketball…
 
It's Juwan Howard's fourth season coaching his alma mater. Can Michigan continue the good vibes from last year and win the Big Ten this upcoming season? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down the Wolverines' chances and offer up another game of regular-season win total. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher…
 
The NCAA unveiled its new plan to help unclog the transfer portal. Will it help or hurt college programs? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. Plus: IARP is about to go the way of the dodo. Is this a good thing? And the Candid Coaches series returns! Which arenas rank as the best environments in college hoops? Eye on College Basketball is avail…
 
On the court, Louisville is likely not going to be a good team this season. But the way new head coach Kenny Payne will recruit in 2023 might set them up for success down the line. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on …
 
Check out our ebay store to benefit St. Jude! Bid on spots in Podcast Leagues, pre-draft calls with our analysts and more! https://www.ebay.com/itm/374227990052 Gary Parrish and David Cobb break down Jerry Palm's first Bracketology post of the year! Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbo…
 
Can Kentucky, who brings back the Naismith Player of The Year, make a deep NCAA Tournament run for the first time in three years? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on College Ba…
 
Kansas has the talent to challenge for the Big 12 title, but due to the IARP investigation, will they have the coaching continuity? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander breakdown the defending national champs. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Y…
 
The news of Bronny James recruitment was all the rage this week, but what has the 49th-ranked overall prospect done in college basketball in their freshman season? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take a look. Also, what will the new 8 billion dollar TV deal for the Big Ten mean for college basketball? Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple…
 
The Indiana Hoosiers under head coach Mike Woodson have their best roster in years, does that right mix of talent potentially win the Big Ten? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye …
 
The Houston Cougars were a decimated squad for most of least season and still made a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. With some additional health luck and a five-star freshman, could Kelvin Sampson lead Houston to its second Final Four in 3 years? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spo…
 
John Calipari lobbied for a new practice facility and angered the Kentucky football program in the process. Is this spat about a practice facility or something more? Plus SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey wants to expand the NCAA Tournament, is it a good idea or not? Gary Parrish and Adam Finklestein discuss. Eye on College Basketball is available on Ap…
 
Gonzaga brings back what looks like, the best roster in college basketball despite losing Chet Holmgren and more. But the big question everyone is asking -- Is this the year where the Bulldogs bring it all home and win a national championship? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down their chances. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple …
 
Duke Basketball enters a new era after the retirement of Coach K. But can they be as dominant as they used to be with Jon Scheyer and the top recruiting class in the nation behind them? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you…
 
Big East Favorites Creighton come in with a lot of veteran firepower on the offensive end and should win the conference. But can this team do more, like maybe make an Elite Eight or Final Four more? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss how much better this Blue Jays team is. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stit…
 
The Baylor Bears lost a lot of talent to the transfer portal and the NBA draft, but bring in Keyonte George and have LJ Cryer coming back from injury. Can the Bears find their way for a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament again? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Po…
 
The College Basketball season is nearing with many MTE's that'll feature many clashes of College Basketball titans, but before they kick off, we'll see Gonzaga and Kentucky face off first! Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone analyze how this matchup came about. PLUS Oregon brings in 5 star forward Kwame Evans and Kansas adds a solid prospect. Eye on Colleg…
 
Our own Matt Norlander shadowed new Florida men's basketball coach Todd Golden and came away with a few insights on how the program is going to be run in the future. Plus, NIL has exposed that nothing much will likely change in recruiting. Read: Norlander: On The Recruiting Trail With Todd Golden, Days 1 & 2 Read: Norlander: On The Recruiting Trail…
 
In our latest episode of the Summer Shootaround series we discuss the Auburn Tigers, who lost Jabari Smith and Walker Kessler to the NBA. But they bring back the talented backcourt of K.D Johnson and Wendell Green and add five-star big man Yohan Traore to the fold. Is this enough to run it back for next season, or will they fall short of expectatio…
 
Arkansas Head coach Eric Musselman brings in a loaded recruiting class complete with electric freshman talent and some key older talent from the transfer portal. Can that collection of talent win the SEC and win a national championship? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitc…
 
Bill Self is pulled from the road for the Summer Recruiting Period! What does that mean for the Kansas Jayhawks? PLUS a soup-to-nuts breakdown on the 2022 Nike EYBL Peach Jam with special guest 247 Sports Adam Finklestein. READ: Norlander - Kansas holds Bill Self, Kurtis Townsend off road for July live recruiting period (01:31) - Bill Self and assi…
 
Welcome to the 2022 Summer Shootaround series, where the Eye On College Basketball podcast will highlight the 20 most noteworthy storylines heading into the 2022-2023 College Basketball season. The series will continue with the Arizona Wildcats who lost three pro prospects to the NBA, but bring in 5 star prospect Kylan Boswell. Gary Parrish and Mat…
 
Welcome to the 2022 Summer Shootaround series, where the Eye On College Basketball podcast will highlight the 20 most noteworthy storylines heading into the 2022-2023 College Basketball season. We'll start this series with the Alabama Crimson Tide, a team that brings in the third highest recruiting class. But lacks the veteran experience that a tea…
 
On Monday, Norlander broke the story with what the WAC is doing to boldly change its conference tournament. Today's ep starts with that; you can read his report here. Beyond that, Norlander brings on David Cobb for a huge mailbag episode that touches on everything from conference realignment, the five schools that need to go back to their former le…
 
How will big conference realignment alter the college basketball landscape? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that and the potential ramifications. Norlander goes off on how these moves are killing the fabric that made college sports so alluring to millions to begin with, while Parrish posits that what might be best for the Pac-12 is to merge…
 
Emoni Bates goes back home to Michigan. How did his star fall so far and so fast? Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone try to make sense of it all. PLUS LIU fired it's coach this week, is there something fishy about it? All that and more on today's podcast. (01:05) - Emoni Bates transfers (37:23) - Does LIU have two coaches? Eye on College Basketball is ava…
 
Who are the 10 players that can make a Jaden Ivey or Keegan Murray like jump into the lottery next year? Gary Parrish and David Cobb discuss. Plus Robert Dillingham commits to the Kentucky Wildcats next year, does this mean a killer class is coming for Coach Cal? (01:10) - Who are the multi-year players that can make a jump into the NBA lottery (20…
 
We were promised a wild 2022 NBA Draft and it totally delivered with Duke's Paolo Banchero getting drafted 1st overall to the Orlando Magic. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish give you a comprehensive breakdown of the NBA draft and all of the twists and turns involved. READ: Norlander: Magic taking Paolo Banchero at No. 1 fooled the league (03:32) - D…
 
With the NBA draft coming on Thursday, we went big on this episode. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Kyle Boone decided to record a mock draft. All 30 first-round picks, with explanations for each selection. Plus: What's with the weird betting movement around who will go first? Is Thursday about to get a bit crazy. READ: Norlander's big-board mock …
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander highlight some of the guys who aren't getting as much love in the NBA Draft Process and why they probably should be getting more love. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on College Basket…
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander set their sights on Memphis center Jalen Duren and how his game projects to the NBA. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, pl…
 
The Arizona Swingman Ben Mathurin gets his game broken down by Matt and GP, Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Eye on Colle…
 
Duke continued its reload from last year's squad by adding Illinois transfer Jacob Grandison. Does that make the Devils a top-five team? Matt and Gary discuss. Also, there are discussions and plans being made for games to be played on baseball fields and aircraft carriers again. Yay or nay? *SPOILER ALERT*: If you have not seen Top Gun: Maverick ye…
 
We all know the myths about senior guards when it comes to the NBA Draft. But does Ochai Agbaji break all of those myths and more importantly, can you definitively say that there are 10 better players in this draft than him? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander state their case in today's episode. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts…
 
Shaedon Sharpe hasn't played competitive basketball in over a year and might end up being a top 10 pick in this year's NBA Draft. How? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down the enigmatic 19-year-old. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Y…
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down Iowa swingman Keegan Murray and why he's probably getting drafted higher than you may think. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Si…
 
It's deadline day for student-athletes who wish to remain eligible for next year's college basketball season and Drew Timme and Julian Strawther both decided to return to Gonzaga, does that make them the new no. 1? Also, who are the schools that ended up being the biggest winners and losers after the deadline. Eye on College Basketball is available…
 
Purdue's Jaden Ivey is a special player, but Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander argue that the Ja Morant comparisons don't apply. However, the guys believe that he can be an impact player. (06:15) - Does Ivey play at PG or SG at the next level (10:34) - Are the Ja Morant comps legit? Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, S…
 
Paolo Banchero will be a next level scorer in the NBA, but what else can he do at the next level to set himself apart from the rest? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discuss. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on College…
 
On Tuesday, Louisville officially hired famous alum Milt Wagner, does that mean that #1 prospect DJ Wagner is destined to be a Cardinal? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. Also Trayce Jackson-Davis is returning to Indiana, are the Hoosiers a favorite to win the Big Ten next year? Plus GP says he was the "Pele of Horn Lake, MS". Do you believe…
 
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