Eye On College Basketball

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.

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September 27, 2022 43 min
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 College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, ...
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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. Some great historical data on Villanova as a program, too. Eye on College ...
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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, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Y...
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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 surrounding Eastern Michigan's Emoni Bates. Eye on College Basketball is availab...
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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 state of Texas and the Longhorns. Eye on College Basketball is available on A...
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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 one year in? 4) Where does college basketball stand in 2022? Eye on Coll...
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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 tournament issue.    Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts...
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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 debate of all: should college basketball stick with 30 seconds on the shot clock...
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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 Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else yo...
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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 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcas...
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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, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Y...
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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 available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wher...
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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 College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the...
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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, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  You can listen to Eye on...
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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 Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest ep...
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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.  You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "...
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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 Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else y...
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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 on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play ...
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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, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts....
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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 Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you list...
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