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 21, 2021 45 min
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 Liv...
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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 megaphon...
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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 Mem...
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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 ...
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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
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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 immed...
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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
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*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, pr...
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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...
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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 p...
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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-dr...
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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. Bi...
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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 interestin...
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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...
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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
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'Attacking Third' a new tri-weekly podcast from CBS Sports is available now. Download and follow now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get episodes as soon as they are released. A soccer podcast from CBS Sports covering the NWSL, US Women's National Team and more. Attacking Third will bring you insider analysis, commentary, preview & recaps while tackling the biggest news stories f...
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College hoops is going to be loaded next season. A lot of big names and really good players decided in the past week to take their names out of the NBA draft pool and head back to school. The most notable among them is UCLA’s Johnny Juzang. His pick to play for the Bruins again next season leads the pod, but Norlander and Parrish also touch on nearly 20 other notable decisions from the past few days, including Hunter Dickinson retu...
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We hope you had a safe-but-lively Fourth of July weekend. Fear not, another draft-profile episode awaits you. This week's appetizer-portioned podcast on a prospect focuses on Davion Mitchell, last seen leading Baylor's men's team to its first national championship. He was the best defender in the sport last season. He could be an immediate role player of impact on a good team. But is his value overstated at this point? ...
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July 1, 2021, truly signals a watershed day for college athletes. Now every NCAA athlete can profit off their name, image and likeness, as the NCAA officially pushed through a temporary rule that enables all schools to determine (unless their state laws mandate otherwise) how student-athletes can legally make money while still in college. It's a huge day, and we've got a long conversation on that. The interesting, the funny...
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Norlander loves Scottie Barnes, placing him at No. 3 on his big board. Parrish slots him No. 6 to Oklahoma City in his latest mock draft. It seems the most likely landing spot for Barnes will fall between No. 5 and No. 8. But what's there to love? Well, almost everything about his game — except the one thing that matters most. Therein lies the rub. Listen to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch...
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