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Eye On College Basketball podcast

Eye On College Basketball

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.

 

#683

League preview, predictions, picks: The Big East (College Basketball 10/22)

We're back into the swing of our conference previews, with the Big East getting today's spotlight. It's Villanova at the top, and then Xavier and UConn in a battle for No. 2. Will this be a four-bid league? Five? The guys go through the best players, projected order of finish and the five biggest storylines for the 11-team league that ... might be looking to expand with one more team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

22 Oct 2021

33 MINS

33:52

22 Oct 2021


#682

🏀🏀The 2021-22 CBS Sports big preseason awards and three All-America teams (College Basketball 10/2...

Our picks for All-America teams, player of the year, freshman of the year and coach of the year published at CBSSports.com -- and on the CBS Sports app -- this week. Today's episode reveals who won out, plus Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander reveal each of their individual ballots. Read more about the CBS Sports 2021-22 preseason A-A teams here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

21 Oct 2021

33 MINS

33:13

21 Oct 2021


#681

League preview, predictions, picks: The ACC (College Basketball 10/20)

Our league previews continue with a dive into the largest conference of them all: the 15-team ACC. Norlander and GP open with a riff on Coach K’s send-off season, then get into projected league order, talk Paolo Banchero as the best freshman and likely player in the ACC, but also discuss if there’s a true national championship contender in this conference, the five biggest storylines heading in, and every player of note to know. And as mentioned in the episode, a shoutout thanks to Reddit user UMD_Terps for tracking all of Trivia Time! last season and providing these graphs to show who came out on top. We love our listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

51 MINS

51:25

20 Oct 2021


#680

League preview, predictions, picks: The American Athletic Conference (College Basketball 10/19)

We're again loading up our preseason podcast schedule by delivering you episodes almost every weekday from now up until the opening day of the season. The first of our league previews is on the American, which has two Final Four contenders (Houston, Memphis), three more NCAA Tournament hopefuls (Wichita State, SMU, UCF) and then a drop-off in the bottom half of the league. Norlander and Parrish spend the first half of the episode discussing the top two, then get into the need-to-knows with the other teams. A fun unexpected music discussion wraps this episode, spurred by a controversial ranking from Norlander that has nothing to do with basketball teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

19 Oct 2021

36 MINS

36:27

19 Oct 2021


#679

Parrish and Norlander give quick reaction and analysis of the 2021-22 preseason AP Top 25 poll (Coll...

Monday brought about the latest bit of news that has us geeked for the season to get going: the release of the preseason AP Top 25. GP and Norlander detail who made the rankings, what surprises -- if any -- and give some time to St. Bonaventure, which finds itself with an AP ranking next to its name for the first time since 1971! The guy also discuss the KenPom rankings getting released over the weekend, and at the end of the pod, make their picks for unranked team most likely to break into the top 10 and ranked teams most likely to miss the NCAA Tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

33 MINS

33:20

18 Oct 2021


#678

College hoops preseason spectacular: Diving in and debating Norlander's 1-358 ranking of college bas...

This week CBS Sports published Matt Norlander's annual ranking of every team in men's college basketball. Today's episode goes deep into those rankings, with a comparison of his top teams vs. where Gary Parrish has his Top 25 And 1. It's official. The preseason is here. Read along with the rankings as you listen to the podcast below. The guys also touch on Michigan adding none other than Juwan Howard's son for next season. Who knew! The rankings: 1-68 69-200 201-358 Be sure to leave a review on Apple Podcasts for our forthcoming latest mailbag episode as well. Thanks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

57 MINS

57:15

14 Oct 2021


#677

Coaches dish on cheating in college hoops, best new hire and who replaces Coach K as the biggest coa...

Welcome to the the final slow news week for college basketball until the middle of April. Parrish & Norlander take you inside more of their exclusive conversations with coaches by discussing the results of their Candid Coaches series, which is wrapping this week. Links to the stories are posted below. The ep opens with coaches’ belief that Oklahoma and Texas leaving for the SEC is bad for college basketball. Then: Why is cheating clearly increasing (14:10) even though NIL is now a fabric of the sport? Topic No. 3: Will the G League Unite program and Overtime Elite (32:00) appreciably impact the viability and appeal of college hoops? Best new hire (46:15) was a blowout; Texas’ Chris Beard won big. And with Coach K leaving, who will become the most prominent face of college basketball (54:00) going forward? • Best coaching hire? • Is cheating getting worse in the age of NIL? • Will G League and Overtime meaningfully worsen college hoops? • Oklahoma and Texas leaving the Big 12: good or bad for the sport? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

07 Oct 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:02

07 Oct 2021


#676

Duke after K or UNC after Roy—who will be better? Plus: men's + women's F4s in same city, vaccine ra...

GP and Norlander open this episode on the potential for future men’s and women’s Final Fours to be played in the same city. Then the guys get to their Candid Coaches (9:30) stories from this week (links below), starting with who will be the best player in college basketball. Then: the variety of responses regarding vaccination rates and forfeits (20:00). And from Thursday: Why 71% of college basketball coaches think Duke will be better than North Carolina five years from now (45:00). The pod wraps with some reaction and analysis of Belmont’s big move from the OVC to the Missouri Valley. Here are the other Candid Coaches pieces: • Best player this season? • What are CBB's vaccination rates? • Should there be forfeits this season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

30 Sep 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:19

30 Sep 2021


#675

Duke lands huge get in 5-star Dereck Lively Jr.; with JJ Redick retiring, we rank the 10 most famous...

READ: Parrish's column on Jon Scheyer | Norlander's column on 50 things to know 50 days before the season starts Just who are the 10 most famous men’s college players of the past 20 years? We answer that question on this episode, and it’s because JJ Redick — who is certainly one of the 10 — announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday. But before that, other Duke news: the Blue Devils landed five-star big man Dereck Lively Jr. Monday night, a huge coup for Jon Scheyer. Parrish and Norlander lead on that, then get ranking the biggest names in the sport, and wrap with Norlander talking the season ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

21 Sep 2021

45 MINS

45:11

21 Sep 2021


#674

You asked, we answered: Our special listener mailbag episode is back! Kentucky, Gonzaga, Duke, Georg...

Kentucky landed five-star prospect Chris Livingston Wednesday evening, cementing John Calipari with the No. 1 class in 2022. GP and Norlander lead on that, then spend the rest of the episode going through listener questions for another special mailbag episode. Does it venture into the bizarre? Of course it does. Thank you for your questions, and keep them coming for future episodes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:18

16 Sep 2021


#673

Kentucky moving toward No. 1 '22 class; Mark Few cited for drunk driving; sizing up new Big 12 with ...

Welcome to September. Football season has arrived -- and yet there's no shortage of basketball news to get to. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on Kentucky landing Shaedon Sharpe, its highest-ranked recruit since ... well that part's tricky. Then they discuss Gonzaga coach Mark Few (12:00) being cited for drunk driving on Monday. The Big 12 is poised to add BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF (22:15) come 2023. Why not Memphis? The guys chat the realignment from a football angle in addition to basketball, of course, and lay out how strong the league will be going forward. The pod wraps with some significant injury news (47:30) at Ohio State, Alabama and Auburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

08 Sep 2021

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:39

08 Sep 2021


#672

Louisville suspends Chris Mack for six games; grading skeds for Duke, Kentucky, UCLA, Gonzaga, Michi...

Chris Mack will not coach his Louisville Cardinals for the first few weeks/six games of the season. What more is there to the story? Matt Norlander and Kyle Boone open with that, then get to nonconference schedules (17:50) for arguably seven of the most relevant programs heading into the season: Duke, Kentucky, Gonzaga, UCLA, Kansas, North Carolina and Michigan. Who did best? Worst? Did Norlander delete his Coach K impression from this episode or foolishly opt to keep it in? Listen and discover. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

31 Aug 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:39

31 Aug 2021


#671

🚨5-star recruit Emoni Bates commits to Memphis Tigers - Emergency Podcast (College Basketball 8/25)

Gary Parrish is joined by Kyle Boone to offer their immediate reactions to Emoni Bates committing to Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers. The guys break down why Bates chose Memphis over other options and what the next few years hold for the Tigers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

26 Aug 2021

50 MINS

50:04

26 Aug 2021


#670

Where will Emoni Bates go: Memphis, Michigan State, Oregon or the G League? (College Basketball 08/1...

A big decision awaits in the coming days/weeks for one of the most famous high school prospects of the past 15 years. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander offer the latest on Emoni Bates, who is taking visits to Memphis and Oregon this week/weekend. A decision in the next week or two is expected. Norlander puts percentages on each option, and then Parrish explains why Overtime Elite -- and not the G League -- has emerged as a more immediate challenger to plucking players away from the college game. Did you know: A player ranked in the 40s in the class of 2023 was just paid north of $1 million to join OTE? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

18 Aug 2021

37 MINS

37:12

18 Aug 2021


#669

Special mailbag show! Big 12's future, Gonzaga in Pac-12, 2022 title dark horse, Big Ten tourney tea...

We are in the thick of the summer, so what better time to finally introduce a long-overdue mailbag ep? Parrish and Norlander take a lengthy stroll through your questions. Have a question you’d like answered on a future mailbag special? Head to our Apple Podcasts page and leave your Q in the review section. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

11 Aug 2021

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:26

11 Aug 2021


#668

CBS Sports Presents - The 'Fantasy Football Today DFS' Podcast

*Fantasy Football Today DFS is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and wherever else podcasts are found* Want to dominate DFS this year? The Fantasy Football Today DFS crew will get you ready to crush Daily Fantasy Football. Join host Frank Stampfl alongside DFS analysts Mike McClure and Sia Nejad twice a week for the most well-rounded analysis in the industry. On Tuesdays the crew will focus on optimized lineups, pricing, stacks and more. On Thursdays they’ll deep-dive each game, focusing on perceived ownership, leverage plays, matchups, and updated lineups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

10 Aug 2021

01 MINS

01:19

10 Aug 2021


#667

No. 1 prospect Jalen Duren reclassifies and picks Memphis over Kentucky, Miami and the G League. Her...

Well, this is going to be interesting for the podcast: Jalen Duren, the previous No. 1 player in the class of 2022, who on Friday announced he is reclassifying to 2021, is going to play for the Memphis Tigers. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander react to Friday's late news, share their intel, look at Memphis for next season and project where Duren will be (top 10? Top 20? Top 50?) as an overall college basketball talent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

07 Aug 2021

31 MINS

31:47

07 Aug 2021


#666

How Big 12 can save itself, why Texas and Oklahoma leaving for the SEC is terrible, and Duke lands b...

The podcast hasn't had a chance yet to touch on this SEC expansion, with Texas and Oklahoma set to leave the Big 12 at some point in the next 1-5 years. So the guys open with what the Big 12 can do to save itself, then offer commentary on why this decision by OU and UT is bad for college sports. They also get into Duke (21:40) getting two prospects in less than a week's time, and why is that notable? They're the first players to commit to playing for the Blue Devils under future head coach Jon Scheyer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

04 Aug 2021

36 MINS

36:19

04 Aug 2021


#665

2021 NBA Draft Recap: Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, Scottie Barnes & Jalen Suggs picked...

Gary Parrish is joined by Kyle Boone to recap an eventual 2021 NBA Draft. The guys cover the top 3 picks but recognize the night truly started at #4 with Scottie Barnes going a slot above Jalen Suggs. A couple more surprises included Ziaire Williams going #10 to the Grizzlies and Josh Primo going to #12 to the Spurs. Gary and Kyle name their steals of the 1st round, 2nd-round slips, while also looking back at their mocks and pre-draft analysis to see how they fared on Thursday. Lastly, is it too early to start looking at the 2022 Draft? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

30 Jul 2021

59 MINS

59:44

30 Jul 2021


#664

Special 2021 NBA Mock Draft podcast episode: Cade Cunningham, Jalen Suggs, Evan Mobley, Jalen Green ...

Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish are joined by CBS Sports draft expert Kyle Boone on this 70-minute episode dedicated to live-mocking the entire first round -- that's 30 picks -- of the 2021 NBA Draft. It's a three-person pod special! A great way to prep for next Thursday's draft, which will be extensively covered on CBS Sports HQ and on the CBS Sports app. Boone's latest big board and mock draft are linked below. Big board: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/draft/prospect-rankings/ Boone mock: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2021-nba-mock-draft-8-0-jalen-green-no-2-evan-mobley-no-3-if-picks-based-on-highest-upside/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

22 Jul 2021

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:58

22 Jul 2021


#663

EYBL takeaways; Jalen Duren might play in college this fall; Emoni Bates didn't deserve to be overhy...

Norlander and Parrish are back after an excursion to North Augusta to take in some of the best high school talent in the country. They lead on Norlander's report that Jalen Duren could well be playing college come THIS fall. Then the guys touch on Emoni Bates and the problematic nature of overhyping players from far too young an age. From there, thoughts on 10-12 players who stood out at the Nike EYBL event, and some interesting insight from coaches on how recruiting has changed forever due to the major landscape changes to college sports in the past few weeks. Highly informative pod with a lot of anecdotes and details. We think you'll really enjoy this one. Norlander's takeaways piece is below. https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/lebron-james-watches-bronny-emoni-bates-may-have-been-overhyped-and-other-takeaways-from-nike-eybl/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

20 Jul 2021

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:28

20 Jul 2021


#662

LIVE! from Augusta we're talking top recruits, major transfers and Tom Crean's obsession with Little...

Parrish and Norlander are on site at the Nike EYBL’s major grassroots event for the first time in two years. They open the pod by talking about the No. 1 player in the class, Jalen Duren, in addition to Emoni Bates and what coaches are talking about on the ground here at the site of the Peach Jam. The back end of the pod discusses Kevin Obanor going to Texas Tech, Kofi Cockburn staying at Illinois, and the potential for Marcus Carr to go to Texas. The pod wraps with the most important news of the week: Tom Crean’s love of Little Caesar’s pizza.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

16 Jul 2021

59 MINS

59:59

16 Jul 2021


#661

NBA Draft profiles: A deeper examination of a player with elite offensive upside: UConn's James Bouk...

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the potential of former UConn shooting guard James Bouknight, who could be picked as high as No. 6 ... or potentially fall to the back end of the lottery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

12 Jul 2021

23 MINS

23:27

12 Jul 2021