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Eye On College Basketball podcast

Eye On College Basketball

By CBS Sports, College Basketball, College Hoops  

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.

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.

 

#644

That's funny: Mark Emmert now asking NCAA to put name, imagine and likeness rules on the books ASAP ...

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 keep you up to speed on it because it's a huge story -- the biggest -- in college athletics this spring and summer. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander also touch on Hartford (20:30), fresh off its first NCAA Tournament in school history, heading to D-III ... unless something can be changed in the next couple of months. Here is Dennis Dodd's story on NIL that's referenced in the pod: https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/ncaa-rushing-a-name-image-likeness-rule-as-its-power-over-college-athletics-is-quickly-diminishing/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

11 May 2021

33 MINS

33:51

11 May 2021


#643

Should college basketball go to six fouls? And quarters? Plus: Gonzaga-UCLA rematch imminent, and Ke...

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 Wildcats’ desperate need for 3-point shooting. The end has some fun housekeeping notes as well. Terry Teagle … no longer a legend? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

06 May 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:40

06 May 2021


#642

With almost no justification for doing so, the NCAA stupidly but unsurprisingly extends Mark Emmert'...

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 impressive. The pod closes with some thoughts on Texas (35:45) and then a Trivia Time! for you, the listener! Here is the Trivia Time! Name the 17 coaches in the past 25 seasons to get their first head-coaching job while simultaneously inheriting a program that made at least the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament the season prior.  Parrish's column on Emmert: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/mark-emmert-receiving-contract-extension-as-ncaa-president-should-draw-disappointment-but-not-surprise/ Norlander's column on Drew Valentine: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/loyola-chicago-hired-29-year-old-drew-valentine-to-take-over-a-top-mid-major-and-then-things-got-even-better/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

28 Apr 2021

50 MINS

50:15

28 Apr 2021


#641

No. 1 prospect Chet Holmgren is going to Gonzaga, giving Mark Few his best class in school history (...

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 Timme does indeed return for his junior season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

19 Apr 2021

24 MINS

24:16

19 Apr 2021


#640

🚨Tommy Lloyd is the next coach at Arizona, Wes Miller is the next coach at Cincinnati (Emergency Po...

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 Miller leaving UNC Greensboro after 10 seasons to be the next coach at Cincinnati. The podcast's final few minutes touch on the power-conference hiring from the past month-or-so that GP and Norlander each think will go down as the best one years from now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

15 Apr 2021

45 MINS

45:40

15 Apr 2021


#639

Villanova jumps to No. 3 in way-too-early offseason Top 25 rankings thank to two big decisions (Coll...

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 committing to Bruce Pearl. And at the end of this Tuesday episode: shoutouts to those who finished atop our Bracket Games NCAA Tournament podcast. Our thanks to the Supreme Court! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

13 Apr 2021

28 MINS

28:14

13 Apr 2021


#638

Coaching carousel: Who will replace Sean Miller at Arizona; reaction to UNC hiring Hubert Davis, Okl...

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 closes around the 32-minute mark with some thoughts on Texas Tech promoting Mark Adams to replace Chris Beard and Oklahoma hiring Porter Moser. https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/arizona-fires-sean-miller-but-it-would-have-made-more-sense-for-everybody-if-this-had-been-done-much-sooner/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

09 Apr 2021

42 MINS

42:29

09 Apr 2021


#637

NCAA title game reaction pod: Baylor stuns by dominantly ending Gonzaga's undefeated dream season (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 against Baylor. What's next for these two? Parrish reveals where he's ranking both teams (41:00) in his early look at the 2021-22 offseason Top 25 + 1. Here is Norlander's championship-night column from Lucas Oil. https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/baylors-scott-drew-never-let-others-change-his-story-path-or-program-and-with-a-title-is-really-happy-now/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

06 Apr 2021

54 MINS

54:58

06 Apr 2021


#636

NCAA Tournament title game picks + preview: Gonzaga-Baylor is statistically and practically one of t...

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 table for a game we've been waiting for months to see. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

05 Apr 2021

51 MINS

51:41

05 Apr 2021


#635

Final Four reaction: Gonzaga 93, UCLA 90 is one of the 3-5 greatest games in NCAA Tournament history...

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 College, and arena sound via CBS/Turner. The guys go long on Zags-Bruins, then touch on Baylor's convincing performance vs. Houston (36:00), which sets up the best title game in a very long time. Here are Norlander and Parrish's columns from Saturday night as well. https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/gonzagas-jalen-suggs-calmly-took-three-dribbles-then-made-one-of-the-biggest-shots-in-march-madness-history/ https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/gonzagas-jalen-suggs-calmly-took-three-dribbles-then-made-one-of-the-biggest-shots-in-march-madness-history/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

04 Apr 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:39

04 Apr 2021


#634

Final Four preview: Parrish and Norlander make their picks for Baylor-Houston, Gonzaga-UCLA (College...

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 last year. https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/a-life-saving-story-behind-baylors-final-four-run-how-a-kidney-donor-on-bears-staff-helped-a-friend-in-need/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

02 Apr 2021

45 MINS

45:18

02 Apr 2021


#633

🚨Roy Williams retires at North Carolina; Texas hires Chris Beard (Emergency Podcast 04/01)

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/adchoices ... Read more

01 Apr 2021

38 MINS

38:07

01 Apr 2021


#632

Elite Eight recap: #SandtheCourt, #NellCanStay, Mick Cronin has taken UCLA to the Final Four ... to ...

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, setting the table for Saturday’s Final Four.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

31 Mar 2021

35 MINS

35:23

31 Mar 2021


#631

Elite Eight recap: Shouts to Bill Henderson! Shouts to Terry MF'in Teagle! Baylor is in the Final Fo...

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 podcast, here is his column from Lucas Oil Stadium on Kelvin Sampson's late-stage revival and return to the Final Four after 19 years since his first trip there. https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/how-kelvin-sampson-repaired-his-career-at-houston-and-resurrected-the-cougars-who-are-back-in-the-final-four/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

30 Mar 2021

34 MINS

34:52

30 Mar 2021


#630

March Madness recap: Sweet 16 Sunday had a great game and big upset: UCLA, Gonzaga, Michigan, USC in...

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 Florida State, Gonzaga over Creighton, USC over Oregon. The final seven minutes of the podcast are reserved for picks and predictions of Tuesday’s Elite Eight games. Enjoy! And here’s Norlander’s re-seed of the teams still left standing.  https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/march-madness-2021-re-seeding-the-teams-in-the-elite-eight-of-the-ncaa-tournament/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

29 Mar 2021

49 MINS

49:15

29 Mar 2021


#629

March Madness recap: Sweet 16 Saturday has Baylor, Arkansas, Oregon State, Houston make Elite Eight ...

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 back. If you never heard it, be sure to stick around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

28 Mar 2021

47 MINS

47:22

28 Mar 2021


#628

🚨Shaka Smart bails on Texas to take the Marquette job (Emergency Podcast)

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 ... Read more

26 Mar 2021

25 MINS

25:51

26 Mar 2021


#627

March Madness Sweet 16 betting picks and game previews for Saturday and Sunday on CBS and TBS (Colle...

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 ... Read more

25 Mar 2021

49 MINS

49:09

25 Mar 2021


#626

March Madness recap: With Sweet 16 set, we pick our top storylines and moments from the first two ro...

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, picking out their key takeaways. Turns out, we've got a little of both: some bracket chaos but still plenty of good teams AND familiar teams that have made multiple Sweet 16s in recent years. Don't let anyone tell you this is an underwhelming or random Sweet 16 -- that's hardly the case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

23 Mar 2021

43 MINS

43:41

23 Mar 2021


#625

March Madness recap: With one day to go until the Sweet 16 is decided, the NCAA Tournament is off to...

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 percentage in history. No. 8 Loyola Chicago upset No. 1 Illinois in the first game of the day. Beyond that: Baylor and Villanova took care of business, Arkansas reached its first Sweet 16 since 1996 and Houston ripped away a win from Rutgers in devastating fashion. GP and Norlander touch on all of that, and preview Monday's eight games, right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

22 Mar 2021

55 MINS

55:49

22 Mar 2021


#624

March Madness recap: COVID kicks VCU out, Abilene Christian stuns Texas, a history made in the first...

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 the pod with a preview of Sunday's second round slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

21 Mar 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:09

21 Mar 2021


#623

March Madness recap: Thoughts on the first day of the first round of the NCAA Tournament (College Ba...

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

20 Mar 2021

39 MINS

39:58

20 Mar 2021


#622

Best bets for 2021 NCAA Tournament: Our five favorite first-round picks against the spread (College ...

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 CBSSports.com, head here: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/ncaa-tournament/bracket/expert-picks-and-anaylsis/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

17 Mar 2021

38 MINS

38:56

17 Mar 2021


#621

Coaching carousel scuttlebutt: Iowa St., Minnesota, DePaul, Penn St., Boston College, New Mexico all...

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 New Mexico. As for Indiana, that's covered in an emergency pod from Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

16 Mar 2021

34 MINS

34:36

16 Mar 2021