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This is episode No. 4 of our NBA Draft profiles, and it's the first one that features a player who didn't spend last season in college basketball. Jalen Green was once considered the top prospect in his class. He's a guarantee to go in the top four of this year's draft. Today's ep explains why, with an interesting player comp from Gary Parrish incl…
 
We’ve got a fun, thought-provoking offseason ep for you here. Gary Parrish hopped on the horn with Chris Beard earlier this week -- you can read that story here -- and so GP and Norlander discuss a few things tied to the column. No. 1: Of the 60 hirings made in men’s college basketball this year, is Beard most likely to be the best hire? No. 2: Is …
 
There's still a chance Jalen Suggs could go No. 1 overall in July's NBA Draft. If that happens, it's going to be for the reasons detailed on this 25-minute podcast that evaluates Suggs' story, stats at Gonzaga and NBA projection. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lay out the case for Suggs to be as immediately impactful as Ja Morant and potentially a…
 
Maybe the biggest news story of the week dropped out of nowhere on Wednesday afternoon when it was reported by multiple outlets -- including CBS -- that Mike Krzyzewski plans to coach one more season, then retire in 2022. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have instant reaction to college basketball's biggest headline of the offseason yet. Learn more …
 
We continue our weekly, up-to-the-draft specialized episodes on the top prospects by focusing on 4/5 hybrid big Evan Mobley, who was the Pac-12's Player, Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year last season. Mobley has been touted as a potential No. 1 pick for more than three years now. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander evaluate his case, with some …
 
The 2021 NBA Draft will be held July 29 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Being that we're a little more than two months out, it's time to bring back our appetizer-sized prospect episodes. We are opening with Oklahoma State one-and-doner Cade Cunningham, who is most likely to be taken with the No. 1 pick. These draft profile episodes will publish once…
 
Friday's news: a couple of highly rated, five-star prospects in the class of 2023 will commit to playing for Overtime Elite, a fledgling league backed financially by the likes of Kevin Durant, Drake and Jeff Bezos. GP and Norlander open with thoughts on that and explain the difference between the viability of a league like this and why it barely af…
 
Kentucky received two significant backcourt commitments in recent days: five-star point guard TyTy Washington and Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler, who led the SEC in assists last season. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on Kentucky’s newest ranking and why this team looks different from any other ever under John Calipari. And while UK should be…
 
Patrick Baldwin Jr., the No. 4-ranked prospect in the class of 2021, committed to play for his father at Milwaukee next season. He picked the Panthers over Duke and Georgetown. GP and Norlander hopped on the horn for a quick 20 to discuss the commitment. Programming alert! We will begin doing offseason mailbag episodes later this month, so please h…
 
Mark Emmert told The New York Times over the weekend that he wants the NCAA to have name, image and likeness rules on the books by July 1. Why July 1? That's when five states will have their own rules go live. It's a sticky situation, and change of tune, for the president of the NCAA. This is a story with a few layers, and we continue to follow and…
 
GP’s feeling a little froggy, so beware! The guys are back to discuss three topics: the rules changes that could be coming to college basketball next season, Gonzaga-UCLA (23:40) closing in on playing each other and why other top-20 programs should be trying to do the same right now, and Iowa’s CJ Fredrick committing to Kentucky (42:00), bolstering…
 
The NCAA quietly announced late Tuesday night that president Mark Emmert had his contracted extended through 2025. It's baffling, and it's why we open this week's pod on the topic. Then Norlander and Parrish get to Loyola Chicago (22:00) hiring the youngest coach in D-I basketball -- while somehow keeping the roster almost entirely in tact. Pretty …
 
Gonzaga is reloading. On Monday the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2021, Chet Holmgren, announced he'd be playing next season in Spokane. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss whether or not this will move Gonzaga to No. 1 in the preseason rankings, and give insight into Holmgren's unique game/build and how he'll play alongside Drew Timme ... if …
 
Two big news drops hit Wednesday, prompting an emergency pod, The final two major-conference jobs have filled. We open with Tommy Lloyd leaving Gonzaga to take over Arizona, and all the details from behind the scenes in the past week that led to this moment. Then, at the 22-minute mark, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander share their thoughts on Wes Mi…
 
Villanova announced a double dose of good news Monday night: Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels will use their bonus free season of eligibility to return. That makes VU a national title contender; it also opens the pod. The guys also discuss Parrish putting Auburn into his way-too-early offseason Top 25 + 1 due to UNC transfer Walker Kessler com…
 
Arizona fired Sean Miller Wednesday. Weird timing. Norlander explains more as to why it happened the way it did. And Parrish's column on this can be read in the description below. The guys open on the Arizona opening, including the candidate list, before moving on to talk North Carolina (23:30) hiring Hubert Davis to replace Roy Williams. The pod c…
 
Baylor's 86-70 win Monday night over Gonzaga was fairly shocking. Nobody had the Bears winning by more than 15 points. Nobody. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish open with their thoughts on what BU did to demolish Gonzaga. And as for the Zags, this team is probably now out of the all-time-great conversation (23:00) because of how poor it looked agains…
 
The stakes of Monday night's title game are as big as they could possibly be. Undefeated Gonzaga. No. 1 vs. No. 2. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander set the table and make their picks. Did you know: Gonzaga and Baylor combine for two losses, which ties for the fewest ever by two teams entering a title game. The stats, storylines and everything to set…
 
The NCAA Tournament is the best event in sports. What a magical night we had. An epic of all epics to close out the national semis on Saturday. Jalen Suggs' deeeeep, banked-in 3-pointer to win in OT and keep Gonzaga undefeated is a highlight for the ages. The top of the podcast features audio cuts from CBS, Gonzaga Sports Network from Learfield IMG…
 
With the Final Four a day away, it's our promised preview episode. GP and Norlander open with some thoughts on Indy and overarching takeaways on the scene there, then preview Baylor-Houston (10:15) and Gonzaga-UCLA (25:00). As referenced, here is Norlander's must-read story on the Baylor staff, who is war vet and who donated a kidney to save a life…
 
Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish reflect on Roy Williams' career, name their candidates for the UNC opening, talk Chris Beard's fit at Texas and toss out a few names for the Texas Tech job as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy CBS Sports, College Basketball, Basketball, NBA Draft, March Madness
 
The podcast must have some sort of karmic power. Because first it was Baylor, and now it’s Mick Cronin and UCLA. The Bruins upset Michigan, and in the process locked up the most upset-riddled tournament in history. Gonzaga casually destroyed USC to continue their run toward history. Parrish and Norlander look back on Tuesday night’s regional finals…
 
Houston beat Oregon State. Baylor beat Arkansas. Half the Final Four is set, and we have you covered with overnight reaction to Monday's regional semifinals. Baylor. Terry MF'in Teagle. Bill Henderson. Vinnie Johnson. LaceDarius Dunn. You know all the names. Back in the Final Four for the first time in 71 years. As Norlander alludes to on the podca…
 
The Pac-12, for the second time in league history, has three teams in the Elite Eight. UCLA’s upset of second-seeded Alabama was the best game of the day and leads our Sunday reaction pod. GP and Norlander open with that, then go game-by-game with reactions and a basketful of nuggets and stats to know. In order: UCLA over Bama, Michigan over Florid…
 
Your early Sunday AM episode is a recap of everything that happened Saturday in the NCAA Tournament, with some quickie previews of Monday's two Elite Eight games. Plus: a bonus. In honor of Baylor winning in the Sweet 16, the very end of this podcast has a "hidden track" throwback to one of the highlights in this pod's history from a few year's bac…
 
Friday emergency podcast, how's your life? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander react to Shaka Smart leaving Texas to take the Marquette job, in addition to offering up a little more coaching carousel scuttlebutt at the tail end of the pod. As always: these guys got you. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
After a 12-plus hour drive, Norlander has arrived in Indianapolis,. Our Thursday episode opens with some informal how-you-dos from the guys, and then it's a Sweet 16-stocked preview -- including game picks vs. the spread -- for the eight tips that will be played Saturday and Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Monday was objectively the least exciting day of the first four days of the opening two rounds, but it nonetheless did provide another toppling of a top-two seed in addition to securing what is statistically the most unpredictable opening weekend in tournament history. GP and Norlander scan through the top storylines and go game-by-game Monday, pic…
 
Here were Sunday's upsets: No. 15 Oral Roberts beat No. 7 Florida to become the second 15 in history to make the Sweet 16. No. 12 Oregon State upset No. 4 Oklahoma State to reach its first Sweet 16 since 1982. No. 11 Syracuse upset No. 3 West Virginia, improving the program's record to 9-2 in the tournament as a double-digit seed, the best win perc…
 
We've got an even longer episode for you here than yesterday, because Saturday brought on a couple of major headlines in addition to tournament results. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lead with VCU being removed from the NCAA Tournament, then dive into Abilene Christian's upset over Texas and run down everything from Saturday before tying a bow on…
 
It feels glorious to have this amazing tournament back. And we had some history on Friday. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap Friday's action -- with some bonus First Four thoughts at the end -- so be sure to dig in before the second half of the first round resumes Saturday afternoon just after 12 p.m. ET. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
This episode focus on Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish's picks for their top five bets for the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Are they experts? Of course not. Will this be the most entertaining (and still informative) picks podcast episode you'll find? Of course. We hope you enjoy this special bonus episode. To see the guys' brackets at CB…
 
The days after Selection Sunday bring a heavy influx of headlines due to coaches being fired and/or hired. Seven jobs of note have either cut ties or made new ones with coaches in the past 36 hours. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander offer up their thoughts on the openings and closings at Iowa State, Minnesota, DePaul, Penn State, Boston College and N…
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are giving you some great bonus pod content this week, and we're starting with fun, free-flowing episodes that touch on the storylines, best games, upsets to look out for and picks for each of the four regions. Our final one: No. 1 Illinois was given the toughest road to the Final Four, but Norlander and GP explain w…
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are giving you some great bonus pod content this week, and we're starting with fun, free-flowing episodes that touch on the storylines, best games, upsets to look out for and picks for each of the four regions. Up next, the South, where No. 1 seed Baylor looks to make the Final Four for the first time since Bill Hend…
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are giving you some great bonus pod content this week, and we're starting with fun, free-flowing episodes that touch on the storylines, best games, upsets to look out for and picks for each of the four regions. Up next, the East, where No. 1 overall seed Michigan is not at full strength and gets a fairly tough draw. …
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are giving you some great bonus pod content this week, and we're starting with fun, free-flowing episodes that touch on the storylines, best games, upsets to look out for and picks for each of the four regions. Up first, the West, where No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga looms large Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me…
 
What more is there to say? We finally have a bracket again. Our Selection Sunday spectacular spans discussions on the 1-seeds, snugs, overall seed order inconsistencies, Virginia and Kansas' COVID issues and other random rants and musics in the aftermath of the reveal of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Let's go! Here is Norlander's ranking of all 68 team…
 
Busy Friday. You're locked in and we've got you covered on the pod. The guys open on the Virginia situation, then Norlander runs down his top 10 college basketball days of the year (agree? disagree?) before talking Georgetown over Villanova. Patrick Ewing dropped and great rant, too. The pod closes with the Final Four + 1, featuring three Friday ga…
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander react to Thursday's news that Duke is out of the ACC tournament and likely has had its season end due to a positive COVID-19 case with one of its players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy CBS Sports, College Basketball, Basketball, NBA Draft, March Madness
 
Gonzaga won its 19th WCC tournament Wednesday night while simultaneously getting its first tough game since the week before Christmas. Parrish and Norlander open on that for the first 15-ish minutes, then get to a bubble case (17:30) that is going to provide the committee with some interesting discussion. We won't spoil it here. After that: Uh, the…
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open up with a big ol' deep dive on some Big Ten topics that span the league, led by the ongoing beef between Michigan and Illinois over should be the league champ. Michigan State a lock? GP says yes. Norlander can't quite just yet. Then, we must talk Houston's shot from the logo (26:30) to kill Memphis' at-large hop…
 
Welcome to the first weekend of March. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open by talking about the details of Norlander’s epic podcast intro from Wednesday, then get to the brutal news from Thursday: Villanova’s Collin Gillespie has a torn MCL. Elsewhere in the Big East, Creighton coach Greg McDermott (25:00) has been suspended for Saturday’s season …
 
'Fantasy Baseball Today in 5,' a new daily podcast from CBS Sports is available now. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get episodes as soon as they are released. Want Fantasy advice, news and analysis fast? Fantasy Baseball Today in 5 will get you caught up on what you need to know to win…
 
If you are hoping for a certain something, you will need to wait just a little longer. The final episode of February is smash-loaded with so much great college hoops talk and some absurd tangents peppered throughout. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with Baylor’s undefeated season coming to an end. Someone’s getting pizza! The guys pivot to Iow…
 
The NCAA has revealed (most) of its plans for bracket contingencies for the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish open with a detailed synopsis of what you need to know and offer up a few more tweaks the NCAA should have ultimately decided to go with. The second segment is tied to Michigan State (18:15) now vaulting itself into the …
 
Baylor flirted with the biggest upset loss of the season Tuesday night before pulling away from 2-17 Iowa State. The guys open on that, then get into everything tied to Big 12 (12:00) from Monday and Tuesday, including results and the restructuring of the league schedule. There's a lot to get to. At the 33-minute mark, disagreement on which team ha…
 
Michigan’s win at Ohio State on Sunday might have been the most enjoyable game so far this season. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander obviously open with that and share their thoughts on both teams and whether Michigan is right there with Gonzaga and Baylor. Then: uh-oh. Duke’s not dead yet. The Blue Devils (20:50) got their best win of the season by …
 
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