CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

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The world’s most popular and entertaining podcast on all things college basketball, brought to you by Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander.
02/21: Zion Williamson’s knee injury was not as bad as initially feared, but it nevertheless ignited a national debate
Feb 21 • 69 min
Zion Williamson’s shoe-busting, knee-spraining spectacle less than a minute into the UNC game was the perfect storm of content creation for national discourse about Zion, Duke, the amateurism model and the NBA. But Parrish and Norlander do their best to…
02/20: The UNC-Duke preview you crave, plus Kentucky’s worrisome injury and VCU as the cream of the A-10
Feb 20 • 46 min
The greatest rivalry in sports renews on Wednesday night, so Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander prep you for what to expect in Durham. But first, the duo opens on Indiana hitting a new low — but offering hope for Hoosier fans. Then it’s time to, finally,…
02/17: Kentucky’s win over Tennessee doesn’t mean the Vols were overrated, and the same is true of Gonzaga now
Feb 17 • 54 min
Matt Norlander attended Tennessee-Kentucky on Saturday, then wound up stuck at the Indianapolis airport for more than seven hours. So this is the first podcast in our history to record from an airport. The opening starts with that, and of course, UK over…
02/14: A lovingly fun Valentine’s Day episode that previews what’s sure to be a sweet weekend in college hoops
Feb 14 • 40 min
We love our listeners, and so that’s why we’ve made sure to start this Valentine’s Day episode with a little love chatter at the top before getting to the game of the weekend (6:00): Tennessee-Kentucky. Then, it’s on to Iowa State and Kansas State (17:00)…
02/13: Louisville blows it vs. Duke; did Kentucky get jobbed vs. LSU?; and how did John Beilein get ejected?
Feb 13 • 38 min
Tuesday night was wild in college basketball. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on Louisville’s epic collapse vs. Duke, then get to the controversial ending between LSU and Kentucky (17:30), before wrapping (30:00) on K-State, Michigan, the Big Ten and…
02/11: Duke dominates Virginia; UVA-UNC lookahead; recapping selection committee’s top 16; Georgia lands No. 1 player
Feb 11 • 55 min
This Monday episode is loaded with tons from the weekend, plus has a preview of the big Monday and Tuesday night games, with Norlander on site in Chapel Hill. The guys open with Duke-Virginia and then get to Virginia-UNC. From there, they talk the…
02/07: Kansas loses another player, Arizona loses another assistant, and it’s a beautifully loaded weekend
Feb 7 • 66 min
The latest episode of your favorite college hoops pod starts with Kansas announcing Lagerald Vick is out indefinitely due to a personal matter. From there, Norlander and Parrish preview Duke-Virginia (8:45), talk Nevada and Gonzaga (13:45), preview…
02/06: MSU, Marquette and KU all take different kinds of bad losses; love for Tennessee, shouts to mid-majors
Feb 6 • 45 min
Parrish and Norlander take a diverse tour through college hoops, touching on a bunch of teams they normally don’t get a chance to chat about. It starts with Michigan State’s loss against Illinois, then onto St. John’s beating Marquette (7:30) before…
02/03: NCAA bans Kansas’ Silvio De Sousa for two years; Michigan schools get upset; NC State scored only 24 points (?!)
Feb 3 • 66 min
It was a noisy weekend in college basketball, starting with the NCAA’s two-year suspension on Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa. Parrish and Norlander open on that — and get into a deep discussion on what is and isn’t fair, what is and isn’t known, and how…
02/01: Villanova is 3-point-shooting its way back into title contention; your weekend preview, bold picks included
Feb 1 • 47 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this episode by discussing Villanova’s nine-game winning streak and getting into why it’s happened. From there, the weekend preview gets going with UNC-Louisville (11:00), Kentucky-Florida (18:00), Texas Tech-Kansas…
01/30: Kansas is 1-5 on the road and might be broken for good; Ethan Happ and Grant Williams’ cases vs. Zion for POY
Jan 30 • 44 min
Kansas’ loss at Texas has many wondering if the Jayhawks will fail to finish atop the Big 12’s regular season standings for the first time in a decade and a half. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander start on that, then get to the eligibility case of Silvio De…
01/27: Kentucky in title form, Kansas is flawed, Purdue snaps Michigan State, Big East is a bunch of mush
Jan 27 • 57 min
The biggest game of the weekend was Kentucky beating Kansas, so this ep opens on UK, then gets to Kansas’ glaring issues (9:50). From there, Parrish and Norlander give Purdue some love (21:30) and pass on fretting about Michigan State. In the SEC, LSU is…
01/24: Tennessee wins close again, but was the controversial call all that controversial?
Jan 24 • 47 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open up on Tennessee’s win over Vandy to get to 17-1, then eventually touch on Grant Williams’ (11:11) campaign for NPOY. From there, the guys preview Kansas-Kentucky (19:35), Auburn-Mississippi State (26:15), Iowa…
01/23: The SEC, Big Ten and Big 12 have a bunch of teams swiping and slipping in opposite directions
Jan 23 • 36 min
Parrish and Norlander open with Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn hitting the skids on Tuesday, then touch on Indiana (8:35), which has now lost five straight and is approaching a crisis. There’s also Duke and Virginia (15:00) to get to, as those…
01/20: Down goes Virginia! Down goes Michigan! No undefeated teams remain, So who is No. 1 now?
Jan 20 • 59 min
Saturday represented the busiest day of college basketball on the 2018-19 calender: the 150 games played were the most in one day of any this season. From that, 7-10 outcomes stood out most. Parrish and Norlander touch on those, leading with an in-depth…
01/18: Weekend preview: Virginia at Duke sets up as the best game of 2019 so far; will the final two unbeatens fall?
Jan 18 • 42 min
Before the guys look ahead, Norlander and Parrish check in on Kansas State and the Big 12 at the top of this episode. Plus, Iowa State and TCU (7:10) have had notable weeks. That league is seemingly set to get more unpredictable by the week. The big topic…
01/15: Syracuse stuns Duke, which loses Tre Jones to a shoulder injury; Indiana hits a troubling skid
Jan 15 • 35 min
Monday night brought the unexpected: not just a Duke loss to Syracuse, but Tre Jones’ troubling shoulder injury that is expected to keep him out for a while. Parrish and Norlander open this episode by discussing the game and the injury, then get to…
01/13: What’s wrong with UNC; how Duke escaped at Florida State; the Big Ten has 10 teams in play for the NCAAs
Jan 13 • 59 min
North Carolina continued its bipolar ways this weekend. Just five days after winning at NC State, the Tar Heels lost 83-62 at home to Louisville. GP and MN open with that, then get to Cam Reddish (15:27), who buried a 3-pointer in the final second to lift…
01/11: Markus Howard challenging Zion for POY; big, extended weekend preview
Jan 11 • 39 min
Markus Howard became the first Division I player in the past 20 years to have multiple 50-point games when he got 53 in Wednesday’s win at Creighton. So Parrish and Norlander open this episode with that (and camels). From there Murray State’s Ja Morant…
01/09: Explaining why Zion Williamson is, no exaggeration, tracking to be the best freshman in Duke history
Jan 9 • 33 min
Zion Williamson finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Tuesday’s 87-65 win at Wake Forest. So he’s now the first freshman in Duke history to hit each of those numbers in the same game. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on that. And…
01/06: Who will be the last undefeated team — Virginia, Michigan or Houston?
Jan 6 • 46 min
Matt Norlander’s Chicago Bears lost a playoff game to the Philadelphia Eagles in the worst possible way, so he and Gary Parrish open this episode on that, with Norlander just trying to talk through the aftershock. But there’s plenty of hoops to get to.…
01/04: Mid-season picks to win all the big leagues; Bol Bol’s college career apparently over; previewing the four big games
Jan 4 • 45 min
A big weekend for Big Ten hoops awaits. On this episode, GP and Norlander open with a note on Michigan, then get into the bad Bol Bol news (6:00). From there, an extensive rundown on their picks to win each of the seven major conferences: the Pac-12…
12/31: Surprise podcast! Steve Alford was fired, so now UCLA is ringing in 2019 without a head coach
Dec 31, 2018 • 51 min
Early Monday morning, UCLA fired Steve Alford midway through his sixth season. That called for an emergency podcast from Parrish and Norlander. The guys start on the news, then discuss the problems with the expectations of what the UCLA job is (and…
12/30: UCLA lost to Liberty. Bruins are now 7-6. Is Steve Alford going to get fired before the season ends?
Dec 30, 2018 • 60 min
UCLA fell 73-58 (!) at home (!!) to Liberty (!!!!) on Saturday. Bruins coach Steve Alford does not seem long for that job now. Parrish and Norlander open on that and go back in time to the reactions from multiple media members in 2013, when Alford was…
12/28: College basketball 2018 Year in Review
Dec 28, 2018 • 80 min
When you take into account everything of consequence that happened in 2018, it’s not that hard to make the argument that the sport won’t see another year like this any time soon. Vacated national titles, federal convictions, a 98-year-old nun becoming the…
12/26: The 2018-19 Almost-Midseason Awards, including updated picks for who will win the national title
Dec 26, 2018 • 46 min
Today’s day-after-Christmas podcast opens with some holiday cheer (well, sort of!), then gets to Parrish and Norlander’s top-three picks for National Player of the Year (6:15) as conference play is set to begin in earnest in the coming week. Then it’s…
12/24: Who should be No. 1: Tennessee, Duke, Michigan — or someone else? Plus, a full recap of a headline-making CBS Sports Classic
Dec 23, 2018 • 47 min
A fun audio stuffing stocker of sorts for our loyal listeners, as Parrish and Norlander didn’t let the weekend wrap before getting a good episode in to look back at the weekend and reflect on what went down in Chicago. The guys open — briefly! — on deep…
12/21: Duke-Texas Tech reaction, Kevin Keatts’ great start at NC State, and a big preview of the CBS Sports Classic
Dec 21, 2018 • 35 min
This Friday episode of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast opens with Duke’s comeback win on a quality Texas Tech team that showed some ways in how the Blue Devils can, and eventually may, be defeated. From there, the guys get into NC State’s 10-1 start…
12/19: Penny Hardaway and Rick Barnes already don’t like each other; Duke-Texas Tech preview; Buffalo’s awesome 11-0 start
Dec 19, 2018 • 46 min
The Memphis-Tennessee rivalry is back on in a huge way, with Penny Hardaway telling Rick Barnes to “get the f—- out of here.” Parrish and Norlander open on all that fire, with Norlander pointing out why this could ultimately be a bad thing. From there,…
12/16: Kansas is No. 1 but doesn’t look like it; Gonzaga’s hopes for a 1 seed aren’t lost; will Big Blue Nation forgive Rick Pitino?
Dec 16, 2018 • 52 min
Kansas is 9-0 and ranked No. 1. But the Jayhawks haven’t looked so great much of the season. Is this team overrated? Norlander and GP open on that, then get to Gonzaga (7:45), which lost its second straight on Saturday. Elsewhere, Indiana (18:06) provided…
12/14: Is Kentucky slipping under John Calipari? And a huge weekend awaits with loads of great games
Dec 14, 2018 • 46 min
Quade Green has transferred out of Kentucky. Are the Wildcats losing a bit of their grip — or is Calipari losing his touch? Parrish and Norlander start there, then give Crossroads Classic preview (14:24), as Notre Dame-Purdue and Butler-Indiana play on…
12/12: Villanova is cracking; the Big East is open to expansion chatter; Mark Few takes aim at Mark Emmert
Dec 12, 2018 • 40 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this episode by discussing Villanova’s worst nonconference performance since 2013, with a focus on the drama surrounding freshman point guard Jahvon Quinerly. From there, the guys discuss Norlander’s report about the…
12/09: Tennessee proves it’s a legit national title contender; Kansas is now No. 1; Kentucky isn’t top-25 material
Dec 9, 2018 • 50 min
Tennessee upset Gonzaga 76-73 on Sunday afternoon. Incredible game. Parrish and Norlander open on that and touch on a whole bunch with both teams, then get to Kentucky (16:09) dropping out of Parrish’s Top 25 and 1 rankings. The new No. 1? Kansas (27:44).…
12/07: Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura might be the POY so far — and here comes a huge test vs. Tennessee this weekend
Dec 7, 2018 • 44 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander look ahead to a stacked weekend of good college hoops, but start at the top with Duke landing Vernon Carey Jr., the No. 2 prospect in the class of 2019. From there, predictions and chatter on undefeated Nevada playing…
12/05: Oklahoma seems like it’s better without Trae Young; Kansas’ big injury; Fred Hoiberg’s chances of returning to college
Dec 5, 2018 • 34 min
Matt Norlander was at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night for a doubleheader featuring Oklahoma-Notre Dame and Florida-West Virginia. This episode opens on that, and specifically: Is Oklahoma better without Trae Young? Florida (6:17) beat West…
12/02: Lagerald Vick saves Kansas; Nevada exceeding the hype; comparing the CFP to the NCAA Tournament
Dec 2, 2018 • 57 min
There were no major upsets this weekend. But a handful of good teams — No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 2 Kansas, No. 20 Texas Tech, etc., — were pushed by unranked opponents. The pod opens on that, then gets to Lagerald Vick and Kansas (3:09) and Nevada’s 8-0 start…
11/30: Michigan looks as good as any team in college hoops; Bob Knight documentary; weekend rundown
Nov 30, 2018 • 30 min
Michigan is 7-0 with blowout wins over the past two national champions. And the Wolverines are, once again, excellent defensively thanks to John Beilein’s hiring of Luke Yaklich. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish open this episode by discussing what appears…
11/28: Louisville tops MSU, Duke throttles Indiana, Coach K throttles his jacket, and early thoughts on the NET
Nov 28, 2018 • 55 min
Chris Mack got his first signature win as Louisville’s coach Tuesday night when the Cardinals upset Michigan State in overtime. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on that, then get to a lot going on with Duke and its win over Indiana (13:04), including…
11/25: Villanova clicking again, but something’s still amiss; Big Ten-ACC Challenge picks and preview
Nov 25, 2018 • 41 min
Villanova got its first quality win of the season by beating Florida State 66-60 on Sunday in the title game of the AdvoCare Invitational. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander start this episode by discussing a lingering curiosity with Villanova, then get to…
11/24: Kansas should be ranked ahead of Gonzaga at No. 1; tourney takes from throughout Thanksgiving week
Nov 24, 2018 • 36 min
Parrish and Norlander were all over the country this week, covering top-five matchups in person and reporting on them for CBS Sports. This special Saturday episode leads with Kansas beating Tennessee late Friday night at Barclays Center. From there, the…
11/22: Gonzaga puts an end to all that premature Duke-undefeated talk; No. 1 prospect James Wiseman picks Memphis over Kentucky
Nov 21, 2018 • 44 min
The undefeated talk is over. Duke didn’t make it past Thanksgiving without a loss. No. 3 Gonzaga beat No. 1 Duke 89-87 in the championship game of the Maui Invitational. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lead this Thanksgiving podcast with that — and give…
11/18: Villanova and Syracuse plummet; a full-blown preview of the stacked Maui Invitational
Nov 18, 2018 • 50 min
At the top, Norlander and Parrish open on Hawaii. Then it’s on to Villanova (12:42), which lost again on Saturday — to Furman. Also 2-2: Syracuse (20:49). The Orange lost to UConn and Oregon at Madison Square Garden. Which team is more disappointing at…
11/16: Michigan’s stunner at Nova; UConn’s great start under Dan Hurley; Big Ten is the best league to start the season
Nov 16, 2018 • 56 min
Friday’s episode leads on arguably the most shocking result of the season so far: Michigan’s 73-46 win at Villanova on Wednesday night. From there, Parrish and Norlander touch how good Tennessee’s looked to star the year (16:30), get into Zion…
11/14: Georgetown’s Mac McClung is a dunking cult hero; the Big Ten’s good start; Cuse-UConn preview
Nov 14, 2018 • 41 min
Georgetown went in and got a road win at Illinois on Tuesday night, doing so behind the entertaining play of freshmen duo James Akinjo and Mac McClung (:50). It’s been a long time since the pod talked about the Hoyas. Parrish and Norlander also get into…
11/11: A whiparound wrapup of college hoops’ first weekend of 2018-19, with a debate over who has the best resume one week into the season
Nov 11, 2018 • 42 min
After a weekend with a few notable upsets, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with West Virginia being the only ranked team to drop a game to an unranked team. Then it’s onto Auburn (8:20), which looked great Friday night in an 88-66 win over…
11/09: No, Michigan’s Fab Five wasn’t definitely better—and certainly not more talented—than Duke’s current freshman class
Nov 9, 2018 • 32 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander address, for the first and likely only time this season, some of the absurd early talking points already bubbling up around Duke. They open with the reaction to the reaction of Duke’s debut, then get into some unexpected…
11/07: On-site Champions Classic reactions: Did Duke just pull off the greatest season-opening win in history?
Nov 7, 2018 • 34 min
No. 4 Duke’s 118-84 win over No. 2 Kentucky was record-setting in many ways. The Blue Devils’ freshmen showed up, showed out and exceeded the hype. And now Duke should probably be No. 1 in every legitimate poll out there. For Kentucky, yikes. How…
11/04: The season is HERE. Let’s preview everything great about opening night (college basketball podcast)
Nov 4, 2018 • 54 min
College basketball has finally wised up and made the adjustment to its schedule that benefits the sport best. For the first time in the modern era, college hoops will start its season on a Tuesday night. The Champions Classic is the big event — but there…
11/02: Big—and potentially crazy—predictions for the 2018-19 college basketball season (College Basketball Podcast)
Nov 2, 2018 • 56 min
You need this episode, college hoops fans. It’s the final piece of wide-ranging preseason college basketball content to hold you over the final weekend without college basketball until April. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish get into some of the big and…
Our All-America selections and picks at which 2018 NCAA tourney teams won’t make in back in 2019 (10.30)
Oct 30, 2018 • 38 min
Is the R.J. Barrett love overstated heading into the season? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this episode by discussing the CBS Sports All-America teams and focus on Barrett’s widespread recognition as a preseason national player of the year. They…
Let’s talk BASKETBALL! A wide-ranging preseason predictions conversation (10.26)
Oct 26, 2018 • 45 min
Now it’s time for hoops hoops hoops. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into what we can expect for 2018-19, and they start by discussing Final Four darling Loyola-Chicago. Ramblers overrated? Not here. Norlander has them at 63 in his 1-353 ranking of…
Guilty verdicts across the board make for a historic, landmark day in college sports — and not for the better (10.24)
Oct 24, 2018 • 54 min
A shock wave was sent through college basketball on Wednesday when Jim Gatto, Merl Code and Christian Dawkins were all found guilty on seven total counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Matt Norlander has been covering the trial from Manhattan, and he…
Kansas, Duke, LSU face the federal fire; Zion Williamson’s name attached to case; best players in college hoops (10.19)
Oct 19, 2018 • 80 min
There is a boatload of new information to get to — and we’ve got some on-court preview content as well. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this week’s episode by extensively discussing and picking apart just what happened in federal court during week…
Taking you inside a contentious courtroom after a huge week in the federal corruption trial (10.12)
Oct 12, 2018 • 64 min
Two critical government witnesses took the stand this week in the case of US vs. Gatto et al., which is the massive trial that has college basketball collectively curious, if not nervous. Matt Norlander was in New York City all week to watch and report…
College basketball’s federal trial gets underway with some big opening statements (10.3)
Oct 3, 2018 • 41 min
It’s been a few weeks — but the guys are back! Matt Norlander had a second child, so the podcast went on a brief hiatus, but he and Gary Parrish are in typical rhythm as they catch you up on the start of the highly anticipated federal trial in connection…
Loyola-Chicago’s non-con schedule shows why college hoops is still a rigged game (9.5)
Sep 5, 2018 • 50 min
On this episode, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander dive into some details with Rick Pitino’s new book and debate over what it really accomplishes. They also touch on the dilemma surrounding Loyola-Chicago. Final Four darlings from last season, the Ramblers…
We polled 100-plus coaches on the biggest issues in college basketball; here’s what they said (8.31)
Aug 31, 2018 • 56 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have a fun-loaded, nearly hour-long podcast heading into Labor Day Weekend that touches on a number of topics. In recent weeks, the duo has published their annual Candid Coaches series over at CBSSports.com. It touched on…
The RPI is officially dead; long live the new and improved NCAA Tournament (8.22)
Aug 22, 2018 • 32 min
On Wednesday, the NCAA officially announced the end of the RPI era. The Division I men’s basketball selection committee will now use a new metric, known as NET, to rank and sort teams for inclusion to the Big Dance. So what is NET, why is it better, and…
A conversation about Kentucky in the Bahamas and Duke in Canada (8.16)
Aug 16, 2018 • 22 min
It’s a pretty slow time in college basketball right now. No coaches are on administrative leave. No notable players have been arrested. There’s not much going on. But Kentucky just wrapped a four-game trip to the Bahamas. And Duke is in the middle of a…
Parrish and Norlander give instant reaction to major/controversial NCAA rule changes (8.8)
Aug 8, 2018 • 32 min
The NCAA on Wednesday announced sweeping changes to college basketball’s bylaws and recruiting calendar — and new legislation that gives more entitlements to student-athletes. But how much will it matter? Will it solve any problems within sport? Gary…
With the future of the July recruiting period hanging in the balance, how will the NCAA vote? (7.17)
Jul 17, 2018 • 61 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spent the week in North Augusta, S.C. and took in their annual viewing of the Peach Jam. There is speculation and real concern from virtually every coach they spoke to that the NCAA is going to overhaul July recruiting to…
Kansas or Kentucky for No. 1? Or … Gonzaga? (7.6)
Jul 6, 2018 • 48 min
Welcome back to the pod. On this episode, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander try to get to the bottom of who should be No. 1 heading into the season. Kansas has a good case, but Kentucky’s could be better. And why not Gonzaga, though? The Bulldogs just added…
Should Wendell Carter’s mom really be ‘pissed’ at Coach K? Should Kevin Ollie lose millions? (6.27)
Jun 27, 2018 • 50 min
Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish open with discussing Wendell Carter Jr.’s mother’s comments about how she was “pissed” when Marvin Bagley III reclassified, enrolled at Duke and caused her son to play a secondary role. After that, the guys discuss … 18:45:…
The players we love, ones we like, and who we’re most dismissive of in the 2018 NBA Draft (6.14)
Jun 14, 2018 • 56 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have a 56-minute podcast entirely dedicated to the 2018 NBA Draft, including an opening debate about what is happening with Michael Porter Jr. Is a hip issue now affecting his stock? Norlander says he wouldn’t draft him.…
John Beilein is staying at Michigan and Bruce Pearl gets extended at Auburn (6.8)
Jun 8, 2018 • 34 min
John Beilein will probably retire at Michigan. The 65-year-old announced on Twitter earlier this week that he would be continuing to coach the Wolverines. So, no Detroit Pistons future there. At Auburn, Bruce Pearl was rewarded with a contract extension.…
The Pistons would be wise to hire John Beilein; fallout from the final NBA Draft decisions (6.2)
Jun 2, 2018 • 47 min
It’s a special Saturday offseason podcast, as Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have in-depth discussions about the two most interesting developments in college hoops in recent days: John Beilein interviewing for the Detroit Pistons job, and the teams who…
Why we’ve got Tennessee at No. 3; top two draft sleepers; multiple universe theory (5.24)
May 24, 2018 • 35 min
A slow week in college basketball has Matt Norlander trying to explain to Gary Parrish what multiple universe theory is, and why this very podcast might be part of a simulation of what we perceive to be reality. (You can thank NBA draft prospect Lonnie…
Coaches are lobbying to expand the NCAA Tournament again; will it work? (5.18)
May 18, 2018 • 53 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into an issue that bothers both fo them: the idea that a 72-team NCAA Tournament is superior to a 68-team NCAA Tournament. But that’s the proposal put forth by the ACC coaches. Will it catch steam? The guys give reasons…
Kentucky gets better, and somehow, so does Arizona; plus, a curious hire tied to FBI probe (5.10)
May 10, 2018 • 49 min
The headlines haven’t stopped for college hoops. On this episode, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss: ? Condoleeza Rice’s curious clarification on college players getting paid ? Kentucky getting better by earning a five-star commitment ? Arizona…
Romeo Langford, the program-changer for Indiana; why wasn’t Donovan Mitchell this great at Louisville? (5.3)
May 3, 2018 • 46 min
Romeo Langford’s Indiana commitment has that state as optimistic about the Hoosiers as it’s been in more than a half-decade. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander look at what Archie Miller’s assembled — and try to envision what IU will be like next season.…
What the Commission on College Basketball got wrong — and where it’s right (4.25)
Apr 25, 2018 • 59 min
Wednesday morning brought a long-awaited reveal: a lengthy report compiled by the NCAA-appointed Commission on College Basketball. Condoleezza Rice was the chair, and she spoke in Indianapolis to assembled media and NCAA-related tastemakers in…
Villanova’s No. 1 ranking hangs in the balance; the top coaching hires of 2018; Penny vs. Calipari (4.20)
Apr 20, 2018 • 72 min
Don’t worry, the guys aren’t taking the offseason off. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back for a 70-minute episode to discuss: ? Some NBA Draft declarations, and why many are destined to miss out on getting picked ? Villanova’s interesting waiting…
The FBI case gets new legs, now includes details pertaining to Kansas and NC State(4.11)
Apr 11, 2018 • 44 min
The FBI’s case regarding bribery and wire fraud in college basketball gained significant movement on Tuesday with a superseding indictment that was published against current defendants. In that indictment, Kansas and North Carolina State were named/looped…
Why Villanova has a case as one of the greatest teams ever, plus a recap of the entire season’s biggest stories (4.4)
Apr 4, 2018 • 82 min
Today’s episode is sponsored by www.ziprecruiter.com. Is the 2017-18 Villanova team one of the best ever? As in: on the short list of greatest teams of all time? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander make that case. They recap the Wildcats’ title-game win over…
TITLE GAME PREVIEW: Villanova vs. Michigan, and who we think wins (4.2))
Apr 2, 2018 • 30 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander chat from San Antonio not just on the national title game Monday night, but also touch on the results from Saturday’s national semifinals that led to Villanova playing Michigan for the 2018 title. They offer up their picks…
Previewing and making picks for the 2018 Final Four (3.31)
Mar 31, 2018 • 26 min
The national semifinals are Saturday night here at the Alamodome. So Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish got together Saturday morning to preview both games. They start with UConn’s lost to Notre Dame from Friday, then … 6:38: Loyola-Chicago vs. Michigan.…
Hello from San Antonio; Chris Mack to Louisville; Jeff Capel to Pitt (3.28)
Mar 28, 2018 • 43 min
Today’s episode is sponsored by www.ziprecruiter.com. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are on the ground in Texas. They open with some San Antonio and Final Four, then get into Chris Mack taking the Louisville job, Jeff Capel taking Pitt, and looking at…
Elite Eight recaps and first impressions of a pretty awesome Final Four field (3.26)
Mar 26, 2018 • 50 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are both back at home, and before they head out to San Antonio, they touch on the regional final results that have given us a Final Four of Loyola-Chicago, Michigan, Villanova and Kansas. There’s also a discussion of…
A Sweet 16 recap and an Elite Eight preview — with our picks (3.24)
Mar 24, 2018 • 47 min
A 9 vs. an 11. A 3 vs. a 9. A 1 vs. a 3. A 1 vs. a 2. That’s the Elite Eight, and Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are here to give their thoughts. They react to what the Sweet 16 gave us and what the Elite Eight is presenting. Come on in and listen before…
Previews and predictions for every Sweet 16 game (3.21)
Mar 21, 2018 • 57 min
The NCAA Tournament starts back up on Thursday. Parrish and Norlander go long on their thoughts with all eight regional semis. They cap off the podcast with a discussion on Penny Hardaway going to Memphis. This episode is presented by www.ziprecruiter.com
That might have been the wildest first NCAA Tournament weekend ever (3.19)
Mar 19, 2018 • 75 min
Well, your bracket is in flames and the NCAA Tournament just put on an unpredictable carnival of upsets. So was it the best ever? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lay out the results from every region and take a deep look at all corners of the bracket. If…
A No. 16 has finally beaten a No. 1: UMBC is the story of the 2018 tournament (3.17)
Mar 17, 2018 • 57 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spend much of this podcast discussing American sports history, as UMBC did the unthinkable on Friday night. They have so much to say, and discuss, about both teams and how this makes the 2018 NCAA Tournament already one of…
Parrish and Norlander make their picks for every game in the bracket (3.13)
Mar 13, 2018 • 30 min
Before the NCAA Tournament begins on Tuesday night, the guys give you not just their Final Four and national title picks, but go through each region and share their thoughts and picks on the games that stand out to them most. From the first round into the…
Special Edition: Bracket Analysis!
Mar 12, 2018 • 52 min
You can never get enough bracket analysis, predictions and picks this time of year. On this special edition of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast presented by Old Navy, Jamie Erdahl and Reid Forgrave give you their takes on the NCAA Tournament bracket…
2018 NCAA Tournament bracket breakdown (3.11)
Mar 12, 2018 • 71 min
The most wonderful time of the sports year is finally back. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish go for an hour-plus on the field of 68, plus a few teams that got left out. Region-by-region breakdowns of the trends, games and storylines that stick out. It’s…
Who’s going to get all the 1 seeds? This is the best race for the top line in years (3.9)
Mar 9, 2018 • 55 min
It’s the final podcast before the brackets come out! Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into the biggest storylines from Thursday and Friday, plus break down why Pitt needed to fire Kevin Stallings. They wrap up with a must-listen debate over the chase…
Gonzaga destined to be underseeded? More conference champ talk; Penny Hardaway to Memphis? (3.7)
Mar 7, 2018 • 58 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are in full March form. Come on in and hear them dish on Gonzaga’s 30-4 season, Saint Mary’s putting itself in a bad spot for the selection committee, and Cincinnati’s chances for a No. 2 seed. They also get into Parrish’s…
The Big Ten needs to get back to MSG; here comes Duke; champ week chatter! (3.5)
Mar 5, 2018 • 47 min
After Michigan’s run to a second straight Big Ten title, Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discuss the Wolverines as a Final Four threat and also why the Big Ten would be smart to try and replicate its 2018 tournament experiment at some point again in the…
Arizona has risen from the ashes; UVA miracle; B1G apple; Michael Porter Jr. playing? (3.2)
Mar 2, 2018 • 62 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander deliver the goods on this episode, spanning the sport. They open on an unexpected, fortunate turn of events for Sean Miller and Arizona. Then they get to Louisville blowing against Louisville, losing after being up by four…
Awaiting what’s next with Sean Miller; Miami pulls a Villanova on UNC; looking at A-10 picture (2.28)
Feb 28, 2018 • 55 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander continue with the Sean Miller saga at Arizona. As of when they recorded, no further word had come from the school. But given everything Miller is facing, is there a reasonable scenario under which Miller could continue…
Sean Miller isn’t coaching but Deandre Ayton is playing, so what and who to believe with this story? (2.25)
Feb 25, 2018 • 77 min
After an explosive story about Sean Miller came out Friday night, the Arizona coach did not appear on the sideline of the Wildcats’ loss to Oregon on Saturday. Miller released a statement saying he believes he will be “vindicated.” Deandre Ayton has been…
Truths and myths about Friday’s big story and fallout from the FBI investigation (2.23)
Feb 23, 2018 • 53 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander fill you in on what to know and what to keep in mind, now that everyone is raising their voice over the issues overtaking college basketball. What does the Yahoo! Sports story actually mean for the sport? The guys dedicate…
Was the NCAA right to vacate Louisville?s 2013 national title? (2.21)
Feb 21, 2018 • 52 min
What has been clear for a while became official Tuesday: Louisville will vacate its 2012 Final Four appearance and its 2013 national championship. So the Cardinals are suddenly one of just three programs to vacate multiple Final Fours. The others are…
This actually could be the strongest bubble in years (2.18)
Feb 18, 2018 • 59 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have a lot to get to, starting with all the noise from the Big 12. They also touch on almost every single bubble team winning over the weekend, and evaluate Xavier, Villanova and the Big East and so much more. Michigan…
If college basketball had a midseason All-Star Game, here’s how we would draft our teams (2.16)
Feb 16, 2018 • 63 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander riff for an hour on the state of college basketball’s impossible-to-predict 2017-18 season. Top teams can’t stop losing to unranked competition. They explain why this is going to be problematic in a year of change for the…
Player of the Year up for grabs; Ole Miss job candidates; Rhode Island’s rampage; game picks (2.14)
Feb 14, 2018 • 47 min
Oklahoma has dropped seven of its past nine games. Trae Young has missed 18 of his past 19 3-point attempts. Consequently, the Player of the Year race has undeniably opened up. So Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discussed that at the top. At 15:23: How…
Analysis, and some criticism, of the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s new process (2.11)
Feb 11, 2018 • 77 min
After the selection commiteee’s top-16 reveal on Sunday, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give a full rundown not just of the teams picked and those snubbed, but go in depth on the new process and what you need to know about how the NCAA is changing the…
Big Pac-12 problems, big home upsets, Christ Holtmann for COY, and a beefy rundown of the weekend (2.9)
Feb 9, 2018 • 45 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander yap on this episode about a litany of upsets over the past 48 hours. Arizona lost at home to UCLA. Villanova lost at home to St. John’s. Purdue lost at home to Ohio State. Auburn lost at home to Texas A&M. Those teams were…
Kentucky’s resume issues, Trevon Bluiett’s greatness, schools who should make coaching changes, Duke-UNC preview (2.7)
Feb 7, 2018 • 56 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with a discussion on the strength of Tennessee and the problematic resume of Kentucky. Then they give a lot of love to current No. 1 Xavier and reflect on the All-America season of Trevon Bluiett. And with February in…
Arguments over Kansas, surprise over Washington, and an unprecedented event in college hoops (2.4)
Feb 4, 2018 • 48 min
What a weekend. For the first time ever, Arizona, Duke, Kansas and Kentucky lost on the same day as ranked teams. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into all of that, plus talk about Washington’s buzzer-beating win, the consistency and secret formula to…
Weekend preview and picks; what’s wrong with Wichita State; Tom Izzo’s latest tactic (2.2)
Feb 2, 2018 • 56 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get to plenty on this Friday episode. They open with thoughts on Arizona and Purdue combining for a 34-1 record since they met in November. Then they touch on Wichita State. How good is this team? They run down the…
Clemson’s revenge, Trae Young’s 44 points, Bruce Pearl’s Coach of the Year problem (1.31)
Jan 31, 2018 • 33 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get a quick, fun podcast chat in by leading on Clemson’s win over UNC, which includes a short discussion on the mysterious suspension of Jalek Felton. They also touch on Trae Young going for 44 in Oklahoma’s win over Baylor…
Tom Izzo responds, Kentucky shocks, NC State upsets, and Virginia owns the ACC (1.28)
Jan 28, 2018 • 60 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this episode with reaction and discussion on Tom Izzo’s press conferences from Friday night and Sunday afternoon. They go deeper into the Michigan State crisis, then transition to discussing the weekend’s biggest…
Michigan State’s AD resigns; should Tom Izzo be next? Plus: UConn being investigated by NCAA (1.26)
Jan 26, 2018 • 55 min
Friday was a huge news day in college sports. Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis announced his resignation, then hours later ESPN released a bombshell story that depicted a culture of failure within MSU’s athletic department regarding sexual…
Trae Young as the new Grayson Allen; Cal vs. K, the next chapter; Villanova’s rough news (1.24)
Jan 24, 2018 • 42 min
Trae Young’s nine-shot performance in a win on Tuesday night vs. Kansas has Parrish and Norlander wondering if something is set to change in a big way for the Oklahoma Sooners. They also touch on the quiet senior season of Grayson Allen so far, look at…
Duke is no guarantee because of Zion Williamson; preparing for the incoming Trae Young debate (1.22)
Jan 22, 2018 • 59 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap the weekend with the three biggest headlines: A. Zion Williamson shockingly picking Duke. B. Kentucky continuing to spiral after its home loss to Florida C. Trae Young needing 39 shots to get to 48 points, while…
Wednesday’s results and a weekend preview, including Zion Williamson possibly picking Clemson (1.18)
Jan 18, 2018 • 39 min
South Carolina beat Kentucky. Which means the Gamecocks won the annual #DevanDowneyGame in Columbia. Did you catch Gary Parrish shouting out DD the GOAT on TV? Where else did you think he and Norlander were going to start this episode. At he 7:02 mark:…
Nevermind: Kansas is gonna win the Big 12 after all (1.16)
Jan 16, 2018 • 39 min
Kansas and Duke were on the road Monday night and facing double-digit second-half deficits. Then the bluebloods pulled off just crazy wins for very different reasons. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into all of that, plus preview three really solid…
Big 12 is a cluster of fun; Big Ten is a cluster of weird; why court-storming can’t be stopped (1.14)
Jan 14, 2018 • 54 min
After a solid Saturday with a lot of discussion points, Gary Parrish and Matt Noralnder lead with Trae Young’s 43-point performance vs. TCU that helped push the Big 12 to a four-team clog atop the standings. They also get into Michigan State’s weird slump…
The fairest outcome for Brian Bowen at South Carolina; midseason awards; weekend predictions (1.12)
Jan 12, 2018 • 46 min
Matt Norlander got Frank Martin on the phone earlier this week and asked the South Carolina coach why he decided to take a chance on former Louisville player Brian Bowen. Friday’s ep leads with a long discussion with Gary Parrish on that, then the guys…
Reaction to Kentucky-Texas A&M, and the most entertaining team you don’t know about (1.10)
Jan 10, 2018 • 38 min
Kentucky is still a mystery. Texas A&M is on the bubble. Marquette’s the most entertaining team you might not be watching. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss all those things, and plenty more, in a vintage episode.
The most chaotic weekend of the season — so who’s the best team in college basketball?(1.7)
Jan 7, 2018 • 43 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander got a 40-minute conversation in Sunday night on what amounted to the most upset-laden weekend in college basketball so far this season. From the bluebloods to Trae Young getting shut down, the guys cover all the biggest…
Richard Pitino has a lot of explaining to do; massive weekend preview and picks (1.5)
Jan 5, 2018 • 53 min
Gary Parrish is stuck in Manhattan, thanks to the “bomb cyclone.” He and Matt Norlander open with their tales of fighting through this blizzard in order to do this podcast. Then they get to Minnesota, whose Reggie Lynch has been playing while under…
Texas Tech can be the team to dethrone Kansas; Bonzie Colson’s injury dooms Notre Dame (1.3)
Jan 3, 2018 • 40 min
Welcome to 2018. This podcast opens with Parrish and Norlander in disagreement over Kansas’ future this season in the Big 12. They also talk up Texas Tech, then move on to Notre Dame’s disastrous turn of events with Bonzie Colson no longer on the floor…
Happy New Year! There are no unbeatens left in college hoops (12.31)
Dec 31, 2017 • 42 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander deliver the goods on a surprise New Year’s Eve edition of the podcast. They open with Butler’s big win that knocked off Villanova, then get into why Parrish has Duke as his new No. 1. Also on the menu: Arizona-Arizona…
UK romps U of L; predictions, previews for Saturday’s top games; looking back at 2017 (12.29)
Dec 29, 2017 • 59 min
With 2017 about to wrap up, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander go for an hour on this end-of-week podcast. They lead with Kentucky killing Louisville, then get into why the Cardinals are interesting, but probably not going to be good, for the next month.…
Not only is the Big 12 terrific, it could be historically great this season (12.27)
Dec 27, 2017 • 38 min
It is not discussed enough just how great — yes, great — the Big 12 is both now and in the past half-decade. Today’s podcast with Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander is all about putting this conference’s consistency into context — and having an in-depth…
Are Kentucky and Louisville doomed to underwhelm this season? (12.26)
Dec 26, 2017 • 34 min
Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back to bring you some college hoops podcast goodness on this day-after Christmas, and they start by discussing Miami and Kentucky’s tough losses in the past couple of days. Whose was…
Gonzaga’s wiggle room, Wofford’s legendary win, remembering Dick Enberg (12.22)
Dec 22, 2017 • 36 min
Happy Holidays to our listeners — so here’s an early pre-Christmas present. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander wrap up the week’s worth of episodes by discussing Gonzaga’s loss at San Diego State, reset Wofford pulling off a stunner at UNC, and try to figure…
Trae Young is becoming a star who’s transcending college basketball (12.20)
Dec 20, 2017 • 33 min
Trae Young tied an NCAA single-game record with 22 assists on Tuesday night. The Oklahoma freshman is now the frontrunner, by a long shot, for National Player of the Year. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on Young, then get into how the Naismith…
Indiana whiplash, Arizona curiosities, Duke myths (12.19)
Dec 19, 2017 • 30 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander chat for 30 minutes on Indiana hoops, Archie Miller’s chances at winning a national title one day, Arizona’s concern for Allonzo Trier’s knee, the Wildcats’ almost-return to form, and then debate if Parrish is out of line…
Six ranked teams lost to unranked foes on Saturday; UNC-Tennessee picks (12.16)
Dec 16, 2017 • 34 min
Oklahoma upset Wichita State on Saturday. Does that tell us more about the Sooners or Shockers? Matt Norlander answers that question from Gary Parrish at the top of this episode. At the 10:59 mark: Clemson’s upset of No. 22 Florida, Oklahoma State’s upset…
A conversation about Villanova, Jalen Brunson, Mark Price and Saturday?s games (12.14)
Dec 14, 2017 • 40 min
Villanova is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll. How long will the Wildcats stay there? Is all season possible? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discussed that at the top of this episode. At the 9:08 mark: How teams should be ranked in December. At…
Duke and Kansas go down, Arizona State makes its case for the No. 1 team (!) in college hoops (12.10)
Dec 10, 2017 • 39 min
Co-hosts Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish lead with the two bluebloods taking surprising defeats over the weekend. Which was more surprising: No. 1 Duke losing at Boston College, or No. 2 Kansas falling at home vs. No. 16 Arizona State? The guys have a lot…
Re-ranking the top teams, game picks for this weekend, and why Trae Young’s the best frosh (12.8)
Dec 8, 2017 • 37 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander try to figure out what’s gone wacky with college basketball this week. There have been bizarre upsets, which has led to an upside-down version of Parrish’s Top 25 (and one). The duo also previews and makes predictions on…
The case for Villanova as the best program in college hoops (12.6)
Dec 6, 2017 • 40 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss why Villanova has a case as the best college basketball program across the past five years. The Wildcats got to 9-0 with a win over ranked Gonzaga on Tuesday night. They also touch on Arizona’s unconventional win…
Xavier-Cincy rivalry reaches new level, Luke Maye’s big start; previewing top four Tuesday games (12.4)
Dec 3, 2017 • 43 min
The annual Cincinnati-Xavier showdown that once gave us “Zip’em up” produced another less-violent altercation Saturday. This time it was UC coach Mick Cronin and Xavier senior J.P. Macura at the center of things. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander hit that…
Georgia Tech’s loss to Grambling is the worst of the season; Gonzaga, Oregon, Purdue analysis (12.2)
Dec 2, 2017 • 33 min
A special Saturday edition of the podcast starts off with Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussing Purdue’s quality road win vs. Maryland. They also touch on Oregon’s uneven start to the season (are the Ducks going to miss the NCAA Tournament) and…
The Big Ten could be in some trouble; Trae Young is fire; ND-Michigan State picks (11.30)
Nov 30, 2017 • 26 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander assess what’s gone wrong for the Big Ten so far this season, make their picks for Notre Dame-Michigan State, discuss Trae Young’s big start to Oklahoma’s season, and try to compare a college basketball coaching search that…
Full PK80 recap; Big Ten-ACC Challenge preview; Tim Floyd out at UTEP (11.28)
Nov 28, 2017 • 40 min
Matt Norlander’s back from the PK 80, and he wraps up the one-of-a-kind tournament with Gary Parrish. They analyze most teams’ performance in Portland, plus discuss when an event like this could happen again. Then they look ahead to the biggest games…
What in the world has happened to Arizona; Norlander from Portland on PK80 (11.25)
Nov 25, 2017 • 38 min
What in the world is going on with Arizona? Sean Miller’s Wildcats are now 3-3. They finished last in the Battle 4 Atlantis. It’s one of the worst early-season three-game efforts from a team ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press poll in college basketball…
Michael Porter Jr. devastation; Wisconsin slipping; Maui title game; PK80 preview (11.22)
Nov 22, 2017 • 40 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander prep you for pre-Thanksgiving hoops with a rundown on a number of talking points across college hoops. They open with a discussion on Missouri losing Michael Porter Jr. to back surgery. From there, they discuss Baylor’s hot…
Overrated Northwestern; Maui and HOF Classic picks; Trump rips LaVar (11.20)
Nov 19, 2017 • 32 min
How badly was Northwestern overrated heading into the season? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander kick off this episode with that question. They also preview the Maui and Hall of Fame tournaments (Parrish provides his first strrrrrraight up! pick of the…
Michael Porter’s mysterious injury; Billy Preston’s mysterious car; NCAA and NBA meeting (11.17)
Nov 17, 2017 • 52 min
Just what’s up with Mizzou freshman Michael Porter Jr? He didn’t travel with the team to Utah, and there is no timetable for just what’s wrong with him. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open the podcast with that, then get to the flawed resolution the NBA…
Recapping an interesting, revealing Champions Classic; UCLA frosh return home from China, thanks to Trump? (11.15)
Nov 16, 2017 • 49 min
Gary Parrish is back from Chicago, and he joins Matt Norlander to recap a lot from the Champions Classic. The duo also discusses UCLA’s indefinite suspension for LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill. They close with the NCAA doubling back on Braxton…
11/13: Previewing the Champions Classic
Nov 13, 2017 • 33 min
The podcast is now at a thrice-a-week pace. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander touch on notable results from Saturday and Sunday, discuss is Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim will be the only coaches in their lifetimes to win 1,000 games at one school, then…
11/11: Recapping an eventful opening night, plus our All-Americans and Final Four picks
Nov 11, 2017 • 44 min
The season is finally, officially here. Did you miss what happened Friday night? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have you completely covered, from the SEC going 13-0 to the suspensions revealed that are tied to the FBI investigation. Plus: standout…
11/08: Global college hoops catastrophe in China; Collin Sexton’s eligibility uncertain at Bama
Nov 8, 2017 • 40 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are now on a thrice-a-week schedule, and the two get at it right away with the crazy — and scary — story coming form China regarding LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA freshmen that were arrested after allegedly shoptlifting…
11/07: The story behind the story of the man who turned on Josh Pastner
Nov 7, 2017 • 43 min
Gary Parrish’s scoop on the man — and the details — that led Georgia Tech and coach Josh Pastner to self-report violations that’s led to the suspension of two players is the subject of today’s podcast. Parrish details how he got the story and lays out why…
11/02: Auburn suspends two players, and now we wait on other schools to follow suit
Nov 2, 2017 • 57 min
Auburn has announced indefinite suspensions to two of its four best players. That means a lot for the Tigers — and for other schools. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander kick off this episode by discussing that, then go into the latest round of embrassing…
10/25: Joel Berry breaks hand; more FBI theories; breaking down our 1-351 team rankings
Oct 25, 2017 • 61 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander touch on plenty in this hour-long episode. They start with Joel Berry’s hand injury at UNC. It happened playing video games. And now UNC is going to be a much different team for at least a month. They also discuss Miami…
10/15: The NCAA opts not to punish North Carolina despite decades of academic misconduct
Oct 15, 2017 • 40 min
The NCAA opted not to punish North Carolina on Friday. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss it from every angle. Each minute of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast is dedicated to the North Carolina case. They explain why the NCAA…
10/03: Latest with FBI, Louisville, what’s next, and what coaches are saying
Oct 3, 2017 • 85 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have a litany of updates on where everything stands with the FBI, the NCAA, college basketball and the evolving fallout from the biggest story in the sport. The pair offers up context from conversations they’ve had with…
09/27: An extensive discussion on the FBI case that has rocked college basketball
Sep 27, 2017 • 74 min
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced early Tuesday that charges of fraud and corruption have been brought against four current college basketball assistant coaches. Managers, financial advisers and…
09/21: The Pac-12’s scheduling approach to Arizona-UCLA is nonsensical
Sep 21, 2017 • 32 min
The Pac-12?s scheduling approach to Arizona-UCLA is nonsensicalWhy would the Pac-12 have a scheduling formula that doesn’t maximize the number of interesting games that can be played? More specifically, why aren’t UCLA and Arizona forced to play each…
09/11: The transfer reality; NCAA takes PR hit with hurricane relief; Marvin Bagley fully cleared
Sep 11, 2017 • 66 min
A change in transfer protocol could be coming college sports … eventually. Most coaches are against it. Which makes them somewhat hypocritical, according to Parrish and Norlander. The two have a long convo on that, then recap why the NCAA was ripe for…
09/01: Will LaMelo Ball ever play in college? Is Coach K the most powerful person in the sport?
Sep 1, 2017 • 66 min
Gary and Matt are back with an hour-plus Labor Day weekend episode that starts with a long, detailed debate about why LaMelo Ball could be the person to challenge, and potentially change, how the NCAA views amateurism. The pair also discusses the results…
08/25: Inside our Candid Coaches series; Mitchell Robinson bypassing college
Aug 25, 2017 • 63 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander go an hour-plus on this week’s episode to flesh out why Mitchell Robinson’s Western Kentucky journey is over, and why he’s unlikely to ever play in college. They also offer up the pros — and cons — of the 3-on-3 tournament…
08/15: Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke, but still hasn’t been cleared by the NCAA
Aug 15, 2017 • 34 min
So how big is Marvin Bagley’s commitment to Duke? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discussed that at the top of this episode. And one thing they both made clear is this: Folks should slow down on the “Bagley will play for Duke this season” tweets. He…
08/10: Missouri’s tournament hopes, Arizona’s top-ranked class, college hoops’ attendance issue
Aug 10, 2017 • 49 min
It may be the middle of the summer, but your favorite podcast duo is not taking a break. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander cover four topics in this episode: Missouri’s NCAA Tournament expectations for 2017-18 now that Jontay Porter is joining the roster;…
08/02: Why we cover LaVar Ball; Mitchell Robinson bails on WKU; Dayton player’s epic arrest
Aug 2, 2017 • 42 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back from Las Vegas, and they start by addressing why LaVar Ball commands so much media attention — and why what he did in Las Vegas warranted coverage. Beyond that, the two recap their Vegas experience, including…
07/27: LaVar Ball, LaMelo Ball, Zion Williamson, and the event too big for LeBron
Jul 27, 2017 • 33 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are in Las Vegas, and what a ridiculous scene they saw unfold on Wednesday night. LaVar Ball and LaMelo Ball’s AAU team went up against YouTube phenomenon Zion Willamson, and it was such a frenzy, it has vets and coaches of…
07/17: No. 1 recruit Marvin Bagley mulling playing college hoops this season; NCAA tourney tweaks
Jul 17, 2017 • 48 min
Gary Parrish is back from his trip to the Peach Jam, and he discusses with Matt Norlander the biggest stories from that annual event. Will the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018, Marvin Bagley III, actually maneuver his way into college hoops this…
07/06: Mo Bamba drama at Texas, plus great Mark Few and Brad Stevens stories
Jul 6, 2017 • 52 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander chat for 50 minutes about LaVall Jordan’s challenge at Butler, Mark Few’s DVR problems, a great Brad Stevens story with the Celtics, Mo Bamba’s situation with Texas (truths and myths) and why fireworks are terrible.
06/27: Post-draft predictions on players, and an in-depth debate on how to fix the NBA draft rules
Jun 27, 2017 • 54 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give their rearview mirror insights on the 2017 draft, lay out which college players look like top-10 picks for 2018, and discuss the likelihood that the NBA can/will change its draft rules. If the “one-and-done era” will…
06/13: Remembering Kevin Durant in college; Ohio State and Butler make their choices for new coaches
Jun 13, 2017 • 46 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the reputation now-NBA champion Kevin Durant had coming out of college. Parrish reminds listeners just how unbelievable Greg Oden was to make it sensible for Portland to pass on Durant. Then they transitioned into a…
06/06: Ohio State surprisingly fires Thad Matta; full analysis, candidate speculation
Jun 6, 2017 • 53 min
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has made the borderline unprecedented decision to part ways with 13-year Buckeyes coach Thad Matta. Why did it come to this — in early June? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander share their opinions on the firing, then…
05/25: Draft deadline analysis; Hamidou Diallo stays at UK; Cam Johnson saga at Pitt
May 25, 2017 • 46 min
Did Hamidou Diallo make the right decision by returning to Kentucky? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that — and the deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft in general — at the top of this episode. They touched on Diallo, Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan,…
05/19: Texas gets Mo Bamba; NBA draft decision predictions; the worst of LaVar Ball
May 19, 2017 • 65 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander find themselves with plenty to talk about. They start with Mo Bamba’s commitment to Texas, then move on to Missouri establishing a top-10 class. The two programs are in very different stages, however. Plus, the two…
05/10: Kentucky’s roster changes; Valpo to the Valley; mid-major recruiting loopholes
May 10, 2017 • 41 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander sit down for a 40-minute pod to discuss Kevin Knox committing to Kentucky, Hamidou Diallo potentially never playing for UK, and why this probably means UK isn’t a top-five team heading into next season. They also chat on…
04/27: NBA draft decisions, teams still waiting on edge; thoughts on college hoops media
Apr 27, 2017 • 47 min
The 137 college underclassmen who declared for the NBA Draft are not stupid or misguided or delusional or whatever other negative adjective you might’ve heard. They’re merely taking advantage of a system in place that presents little to no downside to…
04/19: Grayson Allen returns, Nigel Williams-Goss departs, NCAA back in North Carolina
Apr 19, 2017 • 37 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss Grayson Allen’s decision to come back to Duke for his senior season. Is it the right call? What were the factors that dictated his choice? They also argue that Nigel Williams-Goss absolutely made the right decision…
04/13: Michigan State and Arizona now top-five teams; the Lawson debacle in Memphis
Apr 13, 2017 • 33 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the pair of big decisions that boosted college hoops on Thursday: Miles Bridges returning to Michigan State, Allonzo Trier returning to Arizona. Both mean their teams are now consensus top-five squads for next…
04/06: Title game recap, our offseason top 25, Ewing gets Georgetown
Apr 6, 2017 • 69 min
With the season complete, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander share their appraisals of the UNC-Gonzaga title game, but also the year on the whole. They also get into the Way Too Early Top 25 (and one), plus discuss the mess at Memphis, Patrick Ewing taking…
Final Four recap, national title game preview, and an old friend stops by
Apr 3, 2017 • 42 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap Saturday’s semifinals, set the table for the final game of the 2016-17, offer their predictions, and bring on an old friend of the podcast. It’s more than a cameo, it’s an all-out guest appearance. A true throwback…
03/31: Previewing the national championship game and big storylines
Mar 31, 2017 • 23 min
Because Parrish and Norlander love you all, here’s a late-Friday podcast from Phoenix to prep you for Saturday’s national semifinals.
03/29: Final Four buildup, we hand out our major college basketball awards
Mar 29, 2017 • 40 min
Live from Arizona! Well, halfway. Parrish is still in Memphis; he gets into Phoenix on Thursday. Norlander was at his cousin Eric’s house (and shoutout to Aunt Nancy!) as they discuss their season-end awards, including First Team All-Americans, Freshman…
03/27: An extensive Sweet 16, Elite Eight recap; Archie Miller to Indiana
Mar 27, 2017 • 63 min
Nobody had this Final Four, but it’s a pretty interesting one nonetheless. The blueblood and the new blood. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap everything from Chris Chiozza’s buzzer-beater Friday night for Florida to Luke Maye’s last-second shot to…
03/24: Gonzaga, Xavier; Elite Eight lookahead; Georgetown’s job opening
Mar 24, 2017 • 47 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander look back at Thursday night’s fun foursome of games, and make their picks for who will go to the Final Four. They also run down the realistic candidates for the Georgetown opening. Also, they debate leaving their spouses to…
03/22: Sweet 16 game-by-game preview, latest with coaches on the moves
Mar 22, 2017 • 49 min
With the Sweet 16 set to begin, Parrish and Norlander give their predictions and opinions on each game, plus touch on storylines in each region. But this is an unusual podcast. It’s the fist one interrupted by housekeeping, and Norlander has a laughter…
03/20: First weekend recap, coaching carousel latest, Baylor-South Carolina on tap!
Mar 20, 2017 • 71 min
After a riveting first weekend of the NCAAs, Parrish and Norlander are enthralled with the Eye on College Basketball Podcast Sweet 16 special: Baylor vs. South Carolina. Shoutout to Terry Teagle, shoutout to Devan Downey! And yes, they cover the entire…
03/17: Thursday lookback, Saturday preview; Indiana’s realistic coaching candidates
Mar 17, 2017 • 46 min
With the tournament in full bloom, Parrish and Norlander look back at Thursday and recognized that, OK, it wasn’t all that wild. But it also sets up a really fantastic Saturday. The guys preview all eight games, plus give their opinion on what Indiana…
03/15: Game-by-game, region-by-region bracket predictions
Mar 15, 2017 • 47 min
Parrish and Norlander go through the bracket and run through their thoughts on why they’re picking the way they’re picking. You’ll notice some interesting facts, trends and coincidences with some of the games and potential matchups, too. Additionally,…
03/13: Selection Sunday recap, expanded debate on all things bracket
Mar 13, 2017 • 64 min
Let’s not waste any time. A full-fledged, hour-long bracket evaluation. And pointed words to the committee about Duke not being a 1 and Wichita State being a 10 and how to fix this process forever going forward.
03/10: Josh Jackson?s inability to avoid trouble cost KU the No. 1 overall seed
Mar 10, 2017 • 26 min
Josh Jackson did another dumb thing, got suspended and watched his Kansas teammates lose to TCU in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals without him. He cost the Jayhawks in a very real way. So Matt Norlander and Gary discussed that, touched on Duke-North…
03/08: Josh Jackson suspended, small league fever, predicting big-conf winners
Mar 8, 2017 • 47 min
Josh Jackson will be suspended for KU?s first Big 12 Tournament game because of the improper way in which he handled a traffic incident. So add that to the list of troubling Kansas headlines this season. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish talked about that…
03/05: At-large talk, Missouri’s job, how to fix small-conference tourneys
Mar 5, 2017 • 52 min
Can Illinois State get an at-large? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They followed that conversation with a conversation about Missouri?s opening. They close the episode…
03/03: Wacky Big Ten; worthy weekend preview; job talk
Mar 3, 2017 • 39 min
So is the Big Ten the wackiest conference or what? Gary Parrish discussed that with Matt Norlander at the top of this episode, including Wisconsin?s struggles, Northwestern?s amazing win over Michigan and the interesting Big Ten Coach of the Year race.…
03/01: Duke’s strong resume, some fun trivia, and a big look at Wednesday’s games
Mar 1, 2017 • 32 min
Three teams have a college basketball-best 10 top-50 RPI wins. Butler Villanova Duke You might be surprised by Duke?s place on that list given everything the Blue Devils have endured this season. Matt Norlander certainly was when Gary asked him about it…
02/26: Gonzaga loses, and now the 1 seed debate really gets interesting
Feb 26, 2017 • 58 min
Gonzaga lost. At home. To BYU. So Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lead with that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then discussed UCLA?s win at Arizona that has the Bruins in contention for a No. 1 seed — and Kentucky?s…
02/24: Is North Carolina going to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament?
Feb 24, 2017 • 47 min
Maurice Watson was a legitimate National Player of the Year candidate guiding a top-10 team and leading the nation in assists six weeks ago. Now he?s recovering from ACL surgery, suspended from Creighton and … facing a felony sexual assault charge. Matt…
02/22: Is Wichita State really on the wrong side of the NCAA tourney bubble? (Full episode)
Feb 22, 2017 • 38 min
Would the NCAA Tournament selection committee really leave Wichita State out of the Field of 68 if the Shockers are 29-5 on Selection Sunday and in need of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top.…
02/22: Is Wichita State really on the wrong side of the NCAA Tournament bubble?
Feb 22, 2017 • 21 min
Would the NCAA Tournament selection committee really leave Wichita State out of the Field of 68 if the Shockers are 29-5 on Selection Sunday and in need of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top.…
02/19: Calipari callout; Bill Self should be in HOF; Virginia concerns; Michigan State bad luck
Feb 19, 2017 • 43 min
Kansas winning a 13th straight Big 12 title is basically in the books after Saturday’s win at Baylor. Why isn’t this achievement universally appreciated properly? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on…
02/17: Who can NC State hire? The best Gonzaga stat; fun weekend preview
Feb 17, 2017 • 48 min
Are NC State fans bananas? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed Mark Gottfried’s firing at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, then spent a few minutes dispelling myths about this great Gonzaga team. They also previewed…
02/15: We gotta talk about Kansas-WVU; Duke-UVa; Maryland-Northwestern; Gottfried done?
Feb 15, 2017 • 27 min
How wild was Kansas’ comeback win over West Virginia? Are the Jayhawks guaranteed to win a 13th straight Big 12 title now? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss those things at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, then turn…
02/12: Discussing how the selection committee got it wrong with Gonzaga
Feb 12, 2017 • 40 min
What did the selection committee get right? What did the selection committee get wrong? Should Gonzaga fans be upset that the Zags were only made the fourth No. 1 seed in the bracket reveal show? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top…
02/10: Thoughts from Cameron on UNC-Duke; Oregon-UCLA aftershocks; two huge weekend games
Feb 10, 2017 • 43 min
Is Duke starting to look like a true Final Four contender? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they turn their attention to UCLA’s win over Oregon, that weird call in the Indiana-Purdue…
02/07: Frank Mason takes the lead; debunking Kentucky myths; previewing Duke-Carolina
Feb 7, 2017 • 36 min
Did Kansas guard Frank Mason solidify his place atop the Player of the Year rankings with Monday night’s performance at Kansas State? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talked about that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they…
02/05: So, the weekend got nuts, and we’ve got a lot to talk about
Feb 5, 2017 • 46 min
Saturday was a crazy day of college basketball. The teams that were ranked second, third, fifth, seventh, eighth and ninth in the AP poll all lost. So Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talked about that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast…
02/02: Kansas’ issues; big weekend to sort out; Cincinnati appreciation; Coach K back
Feb 2, 2017 • 36 min
A special Thursday release for our final podcast of the week, as Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander touch on Wednesday’s Kansas-Baylor game, get into the off-the-court issues hanging over Bill Self’s head, and discuss who they think the best team is in…
02/01: Creighton’s huge win, Monk’s big night, Baylor-Kansas preview, and Maryland’s Final Four chances
Feb 1, 2017 • 39 min
How big was Tuesday’s win at Butler for Creighton? And what does it say about Butler? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Kentucky’s win over Georgia,…
01/29: KU cuts off UK, Nova with another buzzer-beater, Luke saves Duke
Jan 29, 2017 • 57 min
Is there any way for Kentucky to still get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after taking a second home loss this weekend? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk…
01/27: Coach K punishes his players; weekend preview; Devan Downey anniversary
Jan 27, 2017 • 37 min
It’s now been seven years since Devan Downey put 30 points on Kentucky. So Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander opened on that, obviously, before quickly turning their attention to Mike Krzyzewski banning Duke’s players from their locker room. The players are…
01/25: A conversation about Villanova, Kansas and Kentucky all losing Tuesday
Jan 25, 2017 • 33 min
Tuesday’s wild night of results — Marquette over Villanova, West Virginia over Kansas, Tennessee over Kentucky — is the main topic of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Gary Parrish spends part of it insisting Matt Norlander credit him…
01/22: Hello, Arizona! Goodbye, UCLA? Weekend recap and Tuesday preview
Jan 22, 2017 • 37 min
Was Arizona more impressive or UCLA more disappointing this weekend? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before diving into UCLA’s Final Four hopes. Can the Bruins make it with a…
01/20: Big-time weekend preview, and ranking, in order, the best point guards
Jan 20, 2017 • 39 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander updated their national championship picks this week and both went with Kansas. But Parrish almost went with UCLA. And they discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that,…
01/18: Creighton’s Final Four hopes dashed; the funniest moment of the season; game picks
Jan 18, 2017 • 43 min
How brutal is Maurice Watson’s torn ACL for Creighton? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball before getting into a conversation about Kentucky’s SEC dominance. They then talk about Jimmy Patsos’…
01/15: Everything from the weekend, including questioning Duke’s title contention
Jan 15, 2017 • 51 min
Is it time to be concerned about Duke? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander answer that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before discussing Gonzaga’s win over Saint Mary’s and the possibility of the Zags entering Selection…
01/13: We can’t stop loving UCLA; NCAA tourney just got smarter; weekend picks
Jan 13, 2017 • 40 min
Is Friday the 13th still a thing? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before turning their attention to UCLA’s incredible offensive performance at Colorado. Then they discuss the…
01/11: Discussing those big wins by Villanova, Florida State and West Virginia
Jan 11, 2017 • 28 min
Villanova killed Xavier. Florida State killed Duke. West Virginia killed Baylor. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed all three blowouts in this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, and Parrish explained why he’s moved Villanova back to…
01/09: More Grayson drama; debating Baylor at No. 1; Nevada’s comeback; previewing a loaded Tuesday
Jan 9, 2017 • 53 min
Are Grayson Allen’s legs going to be a story the rest of this season? Yes, apparently. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that near the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talked about Baylor’s No. 1 ranking, Kentucky’s…
01/06: Criticism for Coach K; deep dive on the ACC; love for Baylor
Jan 5, 2017 • 42 min
Did Coach K handle the Grayson Allen situation correctly? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before discussing Louisville, Virginia and the ridiculousness of the ACC schedule.…
01/04: Refs botch Kansas ending; Indiana in trouble; Coach K steps away
Jan 4, 2017 • 32 min
How did the referees miss that travel in Kansas’ win over Kansas State? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Indiana’s struggles, Mike Krzyzewski’s back…
01/02: A recap of the bizarre starts to ACC and Big Ten play; Nova repeating is on the table
Jan 2, 2017 • 28 min
A wild weekend of college basketball featured Duke losing at Virginia Tech and North Carolina losing at Georgia Tech, which produced some really weird ACC standings. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that — plus the craziness of the Big Ten — in…
12/30: Oregon over UCLA; Indiana-Louisville; Villanova-Creighton; and Butler’s plane scare
Dec 30, 2016 • 39 min
Butler had a scary experience on a flight home after its Thursday night loss at St. John’s. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they look back at Oregon’s win over UCLA and…
12/28: The best and worst moments of college basketball in 2016
Dec 28, 2016 • 36 min
What were the biggest college basketball moments and memories in 2016? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss them at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talking about Texas’ disappointing season and Michigan…
12/26: College vs. NBA officiating; we visit our preseason predictions and see what we got right (and wrong)
Dec 26, 2016 • 42 min
NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy took a shot at college basketball officials during Sunday’s Cavaliers-Warriors broadcast and referenced how often foul trouble affects college basketball games. Does he have a point? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that…
12/22: Grayson Allen saga; UNC vs. NCAA, part III; Louisville beats Kentucky
Dec 22, 2016 • 36 min
What in the world is going on with Grayson Allen? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the Duke guard’s suspension for tripping at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that, they talk about Louisville’s win over…
12/19: Monk’s masterpiece; Giles debuts; previewing UK-Louisville; Butler rolling
Dec 19, 2016 • 41 min
What to make of Harry Giles’ lackluster debut at Duke? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talk about it at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they discuss Malik Monk’s historic effort against North Carolina and preview…
12/15: Carlton Bragg cleared; UK-UNC preview; Bob Huggins stories; weekend breakdown
Dec 15, 2016 • 39 min
How wild is the Carlton Bragg story? Turns out, according to police, the Kansas sophomore was falsely accused of battery by his girlfriend. So the charge was dropped. And Bragg is back on the team. But if you’re expecting Gary Parrish or Matt Norlander to…
12/12: Grayson Allen finally has a big game; Josh Hart leads POY; Carlton Bragg arrested
Dec 11, 2016 • 46 min
Should Josh Hart now be the leading candidate for National Player of the Year? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Villanova as a team, Notre Dame coach…
12/08: Duke finds its next level; Washington is wasting Markelle Fultz
Dec 8, 2016 • 39 min
How good did Duke look against Florida? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Which leads to a conversation about Duke’s NBA prospects. Which leads to a conversation about…
12/05: Nothing fluky about UCLA’s win over Kentucky; running down undefeateds
Dec 4, 2016 • 35 min
How surprising was UCLA’s win at Kentucky? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Both agree the Bruins are legitimately good and that there was nothing fluky about their upset at…
12/01: There is real meaning to Indiana’s win; Roy Williams calls out UNC fans; Kentucky-UCLA preview
Dec 1, 2016 • 41 min
How meaningful will Indiana’s win over North Carolina be on Selection Sunday? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then talk about North Carolina coach Roy Williams’ shot at…
11/28: Unbeatens; predicting the winners for every game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Nov 27, 2016 • 44 min
Just how impressive is Baylor’s 6-0 start? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that, they got into the nice early results for three SEC programs — namely Kentucky, South…
11/25: UNC looks like the best team right now; Creighton and Baylor not too far behind
Nov 25, 2016 • 47 min
Is North Carolina the nation’s best team? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Indiana’s loss at Fort Wayne, the hot starts from Creighton and Baylor,…
11/21: MSU controversy; Austin Nichols booted from UVa; Thanksgiving Week smorgasbords
Nov 20, 2016 • 47 min
This is the first episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast since Gary Parrish and his wife welcomed a baby into the world. The baby is eight weeks premature. So, naturally, Parrish and Matt Norlander dive into the craziness of that at the top.…
11/14: Let’s recap that fun opening weekend, and look ahead to the 24-hour marathon
Nov 14, 2016 • 34 min
Is Markelle Fultz about to pull a Ben Simmons and spend his one year in college not winning enough to make the NCAA Tournament? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that…
11/10: Discussing — it’s finally here! — college basketball’s opening weekend
Nov 10, 2016 • 43 min
Who is going to win Kansas-Indiana? Michigan State-Arizona? Is North Carolina on upset alert? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the opening weekend of college basketball — yes, it’s finally here — at the top of this episode of the Eye on College…
11/4: Ben Simmons’ hypocrisy with the NCAA; why we picked who we picked for All-Americans
Nov 4, 2016 • 55 min
Former LSU standout Ben Simmons believes the NCAA is “f-cked up.” Is he right? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that — and the “One & Done” documentary starring Simmons — at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They…
10/28: Breaking down and debating the top 100 (and one) players; Jayson Tatum’s foot injury;
Oct 28, 2016 • 30 min
The CBS Sports list of the Top 101 college basketball players has been published. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed it at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, and Parrish made Norlander explain why he has Villanova’s…
10/21: What punishments for Louisville/Pitino; Michigan State in big trouble?
Oct 21, 2016 • 37 min
Did Rick Pitino really not know what was going on at Louisville? Will he be suspended by the NCAA? Should the Cardinals’ 2013 national championship banner come done? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss all of that at the top of this episode of the Eye…
10/12: Inside info on Kentucky’s frosh; Arizona still rising; preseason chatter
Oct 12, 2016 • 27 min
An NBA scout told Gary Parrish that DeAaron Fox will be Kentucky’s best pro prospect this season. Does Matt Norlander agree? The two of them discussed that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Is it going to be a down year…
Harry Giles’ surgery; Calipari’s new idea; NCAA doesn’t OK vet to play
Oct 6, 2016 • 43 min
How significant is Harry Giles’ string of knee surgeries? Will his lack of health prevent Duke from reaching its goals? Is there still any chance of the five-star freshman becoming the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft? CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish and…
09/30: Virginia follows Colin Kaepernick’s lead; the motive behind GW’s new coaching hire
Sep 30, 2016 • 37 min
Is that picture of the entire Virginia basketball team kneeling in support of Colin Kaepernick’s protest indicative of what we’re going to see once the season begins? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on…
09/23: Nova takes a big hit; the five once-proud programs who have fallen farthest
Sep 23, 2016 • 41 min
The NCAA has ruled five-star prospect Omari Spellman ineligible at Villanova. How big of a loss is that for the reigning national champions? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.…
09/14: The NCAA and ACC take postseason basketball out of North Carolina
Sep 14, 2016 • 47 min
The NCAA and ACC have both taken a stand against North Carolina because of its controversial HB2 bill. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Duke’s pro days, Mike…
09/01: Ayton picks Arizona; who’s the best coach not to reach a Final Four?
Sep 8, 2016 • 52 min
How surprising was it that DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2017, committed to Arizona over Kansas and Kentucky? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that on this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then dive…
09/01: Best new coaching hires; best coaches to drink with; Andrew White to Syracuse a big boost
Sep 1, 2016 • 37 min
How big of an impact will Nebraska transfer Andrew White make at Syracuse? Should the Orange now be ranked in the preseason? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they spend…
08/24: Coaches and cops; next college coach going to the NBA; our must-see hoops venues
Aug 24, 2016 • 49 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss their Candid Coaches series at CBSSports.com — specifically the question that showed how the experiences black coaches have had with law enforcement officials differs greatly from the experiences of white coaches.…
08/19: Nike, Under Armour and sophisticated ‘cheating’ in college basketball
Aug 19, 2016 • 48 min
How big of a factor is Under Armour in grassroots basketball and recruiting? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then get into whether recruiting is cleaner or dirtier than it was…
08/11: Talking about our Candid Coaches series and Gregg Marshall’s outburst in Canada
Aug 11, 2016 • 38 min
Should the NCAA take NCAA Tournament games out of North Carolina if the HB2 bill isn’t amended or eradicated? Who’s the one player in college basketball college coaches would take above all others? And what in the world got into Wichita State’s Gregg…
07/29: Las Vegas and the ‘Packet Racket’ men use to stack cash in July
Jul 29, 2016 • 52 min
Did Gary Parrish actually make that 6 a.m. flight out of Las Vegas? He and Matt Norlander discuss it at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then dive into the actual basketball that happened in Sin City and talk…
07/19: Talking changes to the NCAA Tournament, non-league scheduling and Michael Porter Jr.
Jul 19, 2016 • 36 min
Changes are coming to the NCAA Tournament. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss them on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Other topics include Washington hiring Michael Porter Sr. to get Michael Porter Jr., and the problem with…
07/14: Talking Larry Brown and the nation’s top football-basketball combo schools
Jul 14, 2016 • 38 min
How bizarre was it that Larry Brown resigned from SMU in the middle of July? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talk about that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then discuss the nation’s best football-basketball combo…
07/08: Parrish and Norlander talk hoops while at Peach Jam
Jul 9, 2016 • 48 min
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are both at the Nike Peach Jam in South Carolina — where the nation’s top basketball prospects are competing. They discuss the DeAndre Ayton-Marvin Bagley matchup, and explain why there’s no guarantee either will ever play…
06/16: How can anybody blame Ben Simmons for trying to force his way to the Lakers?
Jun 16, 2016 • 27 min
Is Ben Simmons smart to try to force his way to the Lakers? Will Denzel Valentine’s reported knee issue cost him on draft night? Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss those things on the latest Eye on College Basketball podcast. And they…
06/02: Why John Calipari is wrong; the strangest potential lottery picks
Jun 2, 2016 • 45 min
Does John Calipari really want to move the SEC Tournament to November? Would that actually fix any of the SEC’s issues? And is former Washington player Marquese Chriss about to be a top-five pick? Gary Parrish talks about these things and more with Matt…
05/26: Draft deadline decisions, the best and worst of ‘em all
May 26, 2016 • 45 min
Did the new NBA Draft rules work? What is Mississippi State’s Malik Newman doing? Is Kentucky’s Marcus Lee smart to transfer? Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie tackle those questions on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. And…
05/11: Pre-draft combine; Tim Floyd’s outburst; Calipari vs. Coach K
May 11, 2016 • 41 min
Is Syracuse about to lose Malachi Richardson? Is UTEP’s Tim Floyd going to kill a local radio host? What’s up with Kentucky’s John Calipari pretending like that blog post wasn’t clearly referencing Duke’s recruiting tactics? And can Richard Pitino survive…
04/27: NBA Draft declarations; the NCAA’s case vs. UNC
Apr 27, 2016 • 53 min
Is North Carolina going to get off easy with the NCAA? And what are we to make of all of these underclassmen making themselves eligible for the NBA Draft? Gary Parrish discusses those things and more with Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie on this episode of…
04/19: The coaching dominos and drama from the past two weeks
Apr 19, 2016 • 55 min
The coaching carousel has been spinning the past two weeks — thanks to Georgia Tech hiring Josh Pastner, Memphis hiring Tubby Smith, Texas Tech hiring Chris Beard and UNLV hiring Marvin Menzies. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it all…
04/06/16: Best title game ever with the best ending; amazing reactions; looking ahead to next season
Apr 6, 2016 • 61 min
The season is over. Villanova is the national champion. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it from all angles — Kris Jenkins’ buzzer-beating shot, UNC’s defensive breakdown, Jay Wright’s super-cool reaction, etc. They also dive into the…
04/03/16: Reaction to the shocking Final Four blowouts; predictions for the title game
Apr 3, 2016 • 28 min
The national championship game is set. It’s North Carolina vs. Villanova. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it from Houston, site of the 2016 Final Four.
03/31/16: Hello from Houston!
Mar 31, 2016 • 45 min
Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie are at the Final Four for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast. They discuss the two national semifinals, Jay Wright’s career, Roy Williams’ disgust with the Washington Post, coaching carousel…
03/28/16: Elite Eight recap; the UNC-Syracuse saga stories to come; which Final Four coach is the best?
Mar 28, 2016 • 63 min
The Final Four is set. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it from all angles — specifically how Syracuse got here via Virginia’s collapse. What does that mean for UVA’s Tony Bennett? And what does Kansas’ loss in the Elite Eight say, if…
03/25/16: Thursay recap; Coach K’s lecture to Oregon; Friday lookahead; Final Four guesses
Mar 25, 2016 • 46 min
Half of the Sweet 16 is set. And Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spent 46 minutes talking about Thursday’s results and previewing Friday’s games — including North Carolina-Indiana. Beyond that, was Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski right to try to teach Oregon’s…
03/23/16: Dixon leaves Pitt, so who’s gonna be the Panthers next coach; previewing the Thursday Sweet 16 games
Mar 23, 2016 • 31 min
The Sweet 16 is here. And Gary Parrish — with the help of Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie — previews it on this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Thursday’s matchups, including Kansas-Maryland. And they also talk about Jamie…
03/21/16: Everything from the best opening tournament weekend … ever?
Mar 21, 2016 • 64 min
The NCAA Tournament is underway … and Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss the craziness from the first week. Everything from Northern Iowa’s buzzer-beater to Northern Iowa’s collapse. And Wisconsin’s buzzer-beater. And Middle Tennessee’s…
03/18/16: Kentucky-Indiana, coaching carousel, seeding, etc.
Mar 18, 2016 • 56 min
Gary Parrish, Chip Patterson and Sam Vecenie use this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast to discuss Providence’s win over USC, UALR’s win over Purdue, the terrible tone some reporter used to ask Baylor’s Taurean Prince a stupid question, and…
03/16/16: Previewing every region and discussing coaches’ favorite bands
Mar 16, 2016 • 57 min
Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie open this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast on Wichita State’s win over Vanderbilt. They also discuss every region of the NCAA Tournament, the sexual harassment story originating at California,…
03/14/16: Everything the committee got right, wrong, really wrong, and our picks for the Final Four
Mar 14, 2016 • 53 min
The NCAA Tournament bracket is out. Gary Parrish discusses it from every angle with Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. Who got snubbed? Where did the selection committee really mess up? What’s up with Tulsa’s inclusion? And which fan base is going to lose…
03/11/16: Dan Hurley to Rutgers? Plus: Bids and bubbles on the line
Mar 11, 2016 • 37 min
Gary Parrish and Sam Vecenie discuss the Rutgers opening and whether Dan Hurley should take the job, if offered. They also talk about Buddy Hield’s record-setting performance in the Big 12 Tournament, Tyler Ulis’ decision to enter the NBA Draft, Fran…
03/09/16: Cuse’s shaky tourney case; Buddy vs. Denzel is the best POY race in 10 years
Mar 9, 2016 • 48 min
Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss bubble teams and Championship Week developments on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They also get into the ongoing National Player of the Year race between Buddy Hield and Denzel…
03/06/16: Wichita State is the biggest at-large toss-up ever; revealing our big-conference awards
Mar 6, 2016 • 63 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They open on Wichita State’s resume and whether the Shockers should be in or out of the NCAA Tournament. Then they talk about Indiana’s…
03/02/16: Zona’s big win; Miami for the ACC title; coach of the year winners; George Mason 10 years later
Mar 4, 2016 • 55 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Arizona’s win over California, the 10-year anniversary of George Mason’s improbable run to the Final Four, Wichita State’s…
03/02/16: Indiana wins B1G; Iowa reeling; Oklahoma worrying?; Cal surging
Mar 2, 2016 • 31 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Indiana’s outright Big Ten title, Skal Labissiere’s nice performance against Florida, Buddy Hield’s shooting issues, the…
02/29/16: Bill Self’s 12 straight, and so much more
Feb 29, 2016 • 57 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kansas’ 12th straight Big 12 title, Indiana’s second Big Ten title in the past four years, rankings, brackets, OSCARS and why…
02/26/16: Grayson’s trip; Sean Miller’s anger; Nova-Xavier; weekend preview
Feb 26, 2016 • 70 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Sean Miller’s comments about court-storming, Grayson Allen’s reputation as a tripper, Ben Simmons’ one-and-none season, Tubby…
02/22/16: Gary is back; the biggest results and loads of No. 1 and at-large debate
Feb 22, 2016 • 61 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the technical foul at the end of the Kentucky-Texas A&M game, Kansas’ lead in the Big 12, Ben Simmons’ academic issue, what…
02/19/16: The carnage from the week; previewing a massive Saturday; ranking the best players
Feb 19, 2016 • 61 min
It’s been just an unreal week — what else is new? — in college basketball. On today’s ep, Matt Norlander subs in as host for Gary Parrish, and he’s joined by Sam Vecenie and Chip Patterson. They cover just about every game of consequence from Wednesday…
02/15/16: Kansas’ win, Grayson’s travel, Calipari’s ejection, and conference races
Feb 15, 2016 • 61 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kansas’ win at Oklahoma, Duke’s win over Virginia — and Grayson Allen’s controversial buzzer-beater — Kentucky’s win at South…
02/12/16: Thursday’s two big games; huge weekend ahead; Player of the Year race
Feb 12, 2016 • 47 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Iowa’s loss at Indiana, Oregon’s loss at California, this weekend’s games — Kansas-Oklahoma, Kentucky-South Carolina, Indiana-Michigan State,…
02/08/16: The No. 1 debate; looking ahead at the week; Louisville fallout
Feb 7, 2016 • 53 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss which team should now be ranked No. 1 in the nation, and whether their opinions of Oklahoma and North Carolina changed after…
02/05/16: Kentucky’s woes and new logo; Pac-12; Memphis debacle; Louisville
Feb 5, 2016 • 34 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kentucky’s new logo, Oregon, USC and the Pac-12 in general, the weekend’s schedule of games — including Purdue-Maryland — and…
02/01/16: Kansas-Kentucky; Wichita surging; Buddy!; Monday’s two big games
Feb 1, 2016 • 40 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Norlander’s first trip to Allen Fieldhouse, whether Kentucky has turned a corner (even with the loss at Kansas), Buddy Hield’s…
01/29/16: Maryland beats Iowa; huge weekend preview
Jan 28, 2016 • 37 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Maryland’s win over Iowa and then preview the weekend — everything from Kentucky-Kansas to Iowa State-Texas A&M to West…
01/25/16: Providence; coaching contracts; Big Ten curiosities and 3-point philosophies
Jan 25, 2016 • 67 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye On College Basketball podcast. They discuss SMU’s first loss, Providence’s win at Villanova, Iowa’s 7-0 Big Ten record, Indiana’s 7-0 Big Ten record, Michigan State’s win…
01/22/16: Omogbo’s tragedy; Gonzaga and MSU’s worries; Oklahoma still No. 1
Jan 22, 2016 • 48 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the tragedy that Colorado State’s Emmanuel Omogbo is dealing with, Michigan State’s struggles, Gonzaga’s at-large resume,…
01/18/16: What ails MSU, Duke and UK; the one rule change CBB really needs; OU-Iowa State
Jan 18, 2016 • 46 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the recent struggles of Michigan State, Duke and Kentucky, Virginia’s weird body of work, and whether Skal Labissiere should…
01/11/16: Dave Rice’s firing; Villanova vs. Big East; player of the year; week ahead
Jan 11, 2016 • 52 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss UNLV’s firing of Dave Rice, what ultimately undid him, and which candidates might replace him. Then they dive into Villanova’s…
01/08/16: UCLA-Arizona; the weekend’s biggest games; San Diego State and the NCAA
Jan 8, 2016 • 57 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the San Diego State situation, UCLA’s win over Arizona, Bryce Alford, Utah-BYU and preview the weekend — including Jim Boeheim’s return for…
01/04/16: Oklahoma-Kansas 1 vs. 2; PC; Iowa; So. Carolina; UK-LSU
Jan 4, 2016 • 50 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Noralder for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Monday night’s No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup between Kansas and Oklahoma, remember the 2008 matchup between No. 1 Memphis and No. 2 Tennessee, talk…
12/30/15: Who should be No. 1: Kansas, Oklahoma or Xavier? Plus: LSU’s debacle
Dec 30, 2015 • 36 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Michigan State’s first loss, the candidates to replace the Spartans at No. 1, the top of the Big East, LSU’s terrible start,…
12/28/15: The mystery of Skal Labissiere and the controversy of Rick Pitino
Dec 28, 2015 • 39 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss one scout’s dumb opinion of Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere, the Kentucky-Louisville game in general, Rick Pitino…
12/23/15: Tuesday’s huge night in hoops; Louisville-Kentucky on Saturday; Merry Xmas
Dec 23, 2015 • 47 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Oakland’s Kay Felder (and his great performance against top-ranked Michigan State), this weekend’s Louisville-Kentucky game,…
12/21/15: Valentine’s injury; Izzo HOF?; Monmouth’s top 25 case; huge Tuesday
Dec 21, 2015 • 45 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Denzel Valentine’s injury, Tom Izzo’s nomination for induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, Kentucky’s struggles,…
12/16/15: Bo Ryan’s abrupt retirement; Wisconsin’s coaching search; Monmouth fever
Dec 16, 2015 • 44 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Bo Ryan’s retirement at Wisconsin, whether AD Barry Alvarez is smart to wait to commit to assistant Greg Gard, and if…
12/13/15: Is LSU done? Texas’ crazy win over UNC; Gonzaga’s troubles
Dec 14, 2015 • 39 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss LSU’s rough start and NCAA Tournament hopes, Gonzaga’s struggles, North Carolina’s two losses, the issue of too many…
12/10/15: Dayton, Purdue, Sooners and Shockers; previewing the weekend’s best games
Dec 10, 2015 • 53 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the brilliance of Archie Miller, the return of Fred VanVleet, Lon Kruger’s Hall of Fame resume, Purdue’s impressive start, the…
12/07/15: Gonzaga’s gag; Providence’s push; Big East; Pac-12; Nova-Oklahoma
Dec 7, 2015 • 36 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Gonzaga’s early struggles, Providence’s surprising start, the impact of Bobby Hurley at Arizona State, the Pac-12 in general,…
12/04/15: Clark Kellogg on why we’re not seeing great teams this season
Dec 4, 2015 • 20 min
Gary Parrish is joined by CBS Sports analyst Clark Kellogg for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Ohio State’s struggles, Denzel Valentine’s breakthrough, Ben Simmons’ monster numbers, the lack of greatness at the top of…
11/30/15: Stuffed on college hoops after a huge weekend of outcomes
Nov 30, 2015 • 39 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Michigan State-Providence, Wichita State, Xavier, Syracuse, Rick Pitino’s Top 25 comments, Wisconsin and the Big Ten in…
11/25/15: Maui, Battle 4 Atlantis, Maryland, Indiana, and the Utah State debacle
Nov 25, 2015 • 50 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Ohio State’s struggles, Maryland’s close wins, Indiana’s defense, the David Collette situation at Utah State … plus turkey and…
11/23: The biggest surprises from the first week; Turkey week tourneys
Nov 23, 2015 • 48 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Miami (and the ACC in general), Ben Simmons, Skal Labissiere, Brandon Ingram, Feast Week, Wichita State’s injuries,…
11/16: A Weekend of Upsets
Nov 16, 2015 • 28 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the opening weekend of the season — the wild upsets, North Carolina’s 2-0 start, Skal Labissiere, Kris Dunn, Grayson Allen, etc., — and look…
11/11: The season is finally here! Our Final Four and POY picks
Nov 11, 2015 • 32 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the start of the college basketball season, which teams they believe will end up in the Final Four and … babies and baby…
11/04: CBB vs. CFB selection process; why certain coaches are on the hot seat
Nov 4, 2015 • 49 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss different coaches on the so-called hot seat — among them Tom Crean, Josh Pastner, Travis Ford and Lorenzo Romar — and talk…
10/28: Pitino skips ACC media day; online class fraud; dissecting KenPom rankings
Oct 28, 2015 • 53 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the Louisville scandal, Caleb Swanigan’s eligibility concerns, the Pacific investigation, KenPom’s preseason rankings and more.
10/21: The Louisville scandal grows larger; will Pitino last the season?
Oct 21, 2015 • 27 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for the latest Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the latest on the Louisville scandal and whether Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino will be able to survive it.
10/14/15: Breaking down the top 101 players and our Top 25 (and one),
Oct 14, 2015 • 48 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast that focuses on the CBS Sports preseason rankings of teams and players, the latest on Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere and … the Major League…
10/08/15: Louisville/Pitino vs. the NCAA; our All-American teams; Kentucky eligibility issues
Oct 8, 2015 • 44 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss the latest news on the Louisville scandal, the CBS Sports All-America teams and the eligibility of Kentucky freshman…
09/30/15: SMU’s 2016 postseason ban and the NCAA’s case vs. Larry Brown
Sep 30, 2015 • 40 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. And the three of them discuss SMU’s NCAA troubles from every possible angle.
09/23/15: Best players heading into the season; MSU’s No. 1 class; recruits seeking handouts
Sep 23, 2015 • 33 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. They discuss the possibilities for Preseason National Player of the Year, Michigan State’s recruiting class, the idea that coaches are being…
09/10/15: Possible San Diego State violations; top programs going forward
Sep 16, 2015 • 48 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss Jim Boeheim’s comments about the NCAA’s punishment of Syracuse being excessive, the NCAA’s investigation into…
09/10/15: John Calipari to the Hall of Fame, and other coaches who could join him
Sep 10, 2015 • 44 min
Gary Parrish is back with a new edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss John Calipari’s induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, whether his vacated Final Fours should…
09/01/15: Indiana drama, the best jobs in college hoops, summer stories
Sep 1, 2015 • 52 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss the latest dismissal at Indiana, a Big East assistant leaving his job to become a math teacher, what really are the…
07/13/15: Best of July recruiting, Austin Nichols leaves Memphis, Kansas wins int’l title
Jul 13, 2015 • 45 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Duke’s strong recruiting, Syracuse’s commitment of Tyus Battle, Austin Nichols’ transfer from Memphis, Kansas’ win at the…
06/08/15: New Iowa St coach; UNC+NCAA; Calipari’s comments; draft chat
Jun 8, 2015 • 36 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss North Carolina’s notice of allegations, John Calipari’s back-and-forth with Dan Patrick, the Okafor-Towns debate and Iowa…
04/29/15: Donovan to OKC; Duke reloads; re-ranking our top 10 teams
Apr 29, 2015 • 47 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the possibility of Billy Donovan leaving Florida for OKC, Duke’s recruiting class, how the preseason rankings should look, etc.
04/08/15: Duke wins fifth title; recapping all things Final Four
Apr 8, 2015 • 69 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball Podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. They discuss the Final Four from every angle, tell stories of credit card mishaps, discuss what it’s like to party with Tony Romo and finish…
04/03/15: Final Four preview; Shaka to Texas; Marshall stays in Wichita
Apr 3, 2015 • 38 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. All three are in Indianapolis for the Final Four. They discussed Shaka Smart’s move to Texas, Wichita State’s commitment to Gregg Marshall,…
03/30/15: Huge Elite Eight recap and Final Four lookahead
Mar 30, 2015 • 48 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They review the Elite Eight and look ahead to the magnificent Final Four.
03/27/15: Sweet 16; UK killing WVU; Donnie Tyndall out at Tennessee
Mar 27, 2015 • 35 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Tennessee firing Donnie Tyndall, what’s next in Knoxville, the future of Gregg Marshall, Thursday night’s Sweet 16 games —…
03/25/15: Arizona State job; Gregg Marshall’s Alabama comments; Thursday’s Sweet 16 games
Mar 25, 2015 • 50 min
ary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Arizona State’s firing of Herb Sendek and targeting of Jeff Capel before getting into Kansas State dismissing Marcus Foster and Gregg…
03/23/15: Ben Howland to Miss. State; Bama targets Gregg Marshall; Sweet 16
Mar 23, 2015 • 33 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.They discuss Mississippi State landing Ben Howland, Alabama’s pursuit of Gregg Marshall, the Sweet 16 and more.
03/20/15: Discussing an all-time great NCAA tourney Round of 64
Mar 20, 2015 • 32 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss goaltending, father-son moments, the Big 12 and pretty much everything else from a wild first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament.
03/18/15: Jim Boeheim leaving in 3 years; more NCAA tournament talk
Mar 18, 2015 • 39 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the developments at Syracuse, the First Four, the coaching situations at UNLV, Georgia Tech and Texas, etc.
03/16/15: NCAA tourney podcast extravaganza
Mar 16, 2015 • 66 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the NCAA Tournament bracket from every angle, then get into the coaching carousel that’s already spinning.
03/13/15: Texas/Rick Barnes’ future, the final bubble debates, and dog vomit
Mar 13, 2015 • 32 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Texas’ resume, Rick Barnes’ future, Murray State and dog vomit.
03/11/15: Bubble banter, championship week, and the hot seat season cometh
Mar 11, 2015 • 40 min
Gary Parrish is joined by NBCSports.com’s Rob Dauster for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk about Murray State, BYU and other bubble teams — plus Kentucky, Wisconsin, Villanova, etc. — before discussing what it must be like…
03/09/15: Put Murray State in; Boeheim’s no-show; tournament chatter galore
Mar 9, 2015 • 50 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Murray State’s chances to make the NCAA Tournament, Jim Boeheim skipping his postgame presser, possible No. 1 seeds,…
03/06/15: Syracuse sanctions and the final weekend of the regular season
Mar 6, 2015 • 30 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They spend the majority of it discussing the NCAA’s sanctions on Syracuse.
03/04/15: Seth Davis chats UK, KU and state of college hoops
Mar 4, 2015 • 24 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Seth Davis for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kentucky’s quest for perfection, KU’s 11th straight Big 12 title and the state of college basketball.
03/02/15: Biggest bubble debates; No. 1s and 2s; Cliff Alexander and Kansas
Mar 2, 2015 • 31 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the likelihood that Kansas will backdoor its way into a Big 12 title, the predictability of this season, BYU’s resume, KSU’s…
02/27/15: Kevin Stallings incident; Chris Jones’ arrest; Arkansas vs. Kentucky
Feb 27, 2015 • 38 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Chris Jones’ arrest and Kevin Stallings’ outburst before previewing Saturday’s slate of games.
02/25/15: Jerry Palm talks all things bubble, seeding, NCAA tourney
Feb 25, 2015 • 29 min
Gary Parrish is joined for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by resident Bracketologist Jerry Palm. They discuss misconceptions about the process, how to compare resumes of teams from vastly different leagues, why programs like Gonzaga…
02/23/15: L’ville drama; Sparty surging; Texas, UCLA in trouble
Feb 23, 2015 • 42 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie on the Monday podcast. They hit on the news of the weekend, the teams in some bubble trouble, and Monday’s big games for Kansas, Xavier and St. John’s.
02/20/15: No. 1 seed talk; Okafor > Kaminsky; Kansas’ Cliff Alexander miscue
Feb 20, 2015 • 41 min
Gary Parrish is joined, as always on Fridays, by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. On the table: Chris Jones’ suspension at Louisville is lifted. The eight teams still vying for No. 1 seeds. Jahlil Okafor should still be ahead of Frank Kaminsky for Player…
02/18/15: UK 26-0; the Sterling Gibbs fallout; Gonzaga deserves a No. 1
Feb 18, 2015 • 41 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Inside College Basketball’s Jason Horowitz for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kentucky’s quest to finish undefeated, the Sterling Gibbs-Ryan Arcidiacono incident, Gonzaga’s body of work and…
02/16/15: Calipari and Bo Ryan should be in HOF; frosh ineligibility a horrible idea; Utah can win Pac-12
Feb 16, 2015 • 47 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss John Calipari’s and Bo Ryan’s Hall of Fame nominations, Larry Scott’s silly proposal of freshman ineligibility, conference…
02/13/15: Great Tark stories; Gonzaga deserves a No. 1 seed; Villanova-Butler
Feb 13, 2015 • 40 min
Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie joined Gary Parrish early Friday. They discussed the life and legacy of Jerry Tarkanian. And also: Should Gonzaga, if it wins out, definitely get a No. 1 seed? Is the WCC better than most realize? Is Villanova-Butler this…
02/11/15: Frank Kaminsky for Player of the Year?
Feb 11, 2015 • 29 min
Gary Parrish is joined by NBCSports.com’s Rob Dauster for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Sam Dekker’s career-high night, Frank Kaminsky’s POY credentials, FIFA 15, parenting, the Big 12, the coaching carousel and more.
02/09/15: Dean Smith; Florida’s last chance gone; Adam Woodbury’s eye-poking
Feb 9, 2015 • 41 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk about Dean Smith’s death and his impact on and off the court. Then they discuss Virginia and Justin Anderson, Florida’s…
02/06/15: Why the NCAA shouldn’t be satisfied with Syracuse’s self-punishment
Feb 6, 2015 • 35 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Syracuse’s postseason ban, Texas’ struggles, whether the Orlando Magic can maybe hire a high-profile college coach … plus…
02/04/15: Kentucky vs. the SEC; Louisville Final Four capable?
Feb 4, 2015 • 23 min
Gary Parrish is joined on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by former Western Kentucky and South Carolina coach Darrin Horn, who is now a college basketball analyst for ESPN. The two discuss Kentucky, the SEC in general, Florida’s…
02/02/15: ACC now up for grabs; Briante Weber’s injury changes VCU’s season
Feb 2, 2015 • 38 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Duke’s win at Virginia, Briante Weber’s career-ending injury, how the officials screwed Arkansas at Florida, USC’s awful…
01/30/15: Sulaimon gone; D’Angelo as No. 2 pick; UConn not making NCAAs
Jan 30, 2015 • 45 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk Duke’s loss at Notre Dame and the subsequent loss of Rasheed Sulaimon. Then they get into D’Angelo Russell’s emergence at Ohio State, Utah’s…
01/26/15: 1K, Jahlil Okafor, and college hoops’ growth issues
Jan 26, 2015 • 41 min
Gary Parrish is joined in this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by USA Today’s Nicole Auerbach. They discuss Coach K getting his 1,000th win, Jahlil Okafor solidifying his place atop all NBA Draft big boards, the issues hindering college…
01/23/15: Truth and fiction with Indiana; D’Angelo Russell; weekend preview
Jan 23, 2015 • 43 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk Gonzaga, Indiana, D’Angelo Russell, Arizona, Utah and Stanford, Hugh Greenwood’s interesting postgame interview and preview the…
01/19/15: Florida and UConn not making the NCAAs? LeVert injury; SMU’s NCAA issues
Jan 19, 2015 • 38 min
Gary Parrish is joined in this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by ESPN analyst Sean Farnham. The two of them talk about Florida’s struggles — specifically Chris Walker. Then they turn their attention to Tennessee, Kentucky, Duke’s zone,…
01/15/15: What’s up with Duke? And the best games of the weekend. And assassins.
Jan 15, 2015 • 49 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Duke’s defensive woes, Traevon’s Jackson’s injury, the nation’s best football-basketball coaching combos and much more —…
01/12/15: Huge weekend of unexpected upsets
Jan 12, 2015 • 47 min
Gary Parrish is joined by NBC Sports’ Rob Dauster for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Sunday’s upsets — N.C. State over Duke, Oregon State over Arizona, Rutgers over Wisconsin — plus Virginia’s wild win at Notre Dame on…
01/08/15: Utah vs. Zona in Pac-12, Cuse’s rise and Pastner’s player issue
Jan 8, 2015 • 46 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. The two of them discuss whether Utah can challenge Arizona in the Pac-12, the nation’s three undefeated teams, Syracuse’s five-game winning streak, Kansas’…
01/05/15: UCLA in trouble; the Big East’s best; curious top 25 cases
Jan 5, 2015 • 50 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk UCLA’s struggles, the new Chris Jones, the three remaining undefeated teams, the Big East, the SEC and much more.
01/01/15: Big East’s prospects, the ACC’s best and NYC talent
Jan 1, 2015 • 32 min
Gary Parrish is joined by CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein. They talk New York hoops, the Big East, the ACC, the American, Kentucky, Duke, Virginia, Michigan State and more.
12/29/14: UK’s glories — and one lingering issue; addressing power leagues; Virginia ACC’s best?
Dec 29, 2014 • 39 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss Kentucky’s guards — specifically the Tyler Ulis/Andrew Harrison dynamic — as well Montrezl Harrell’s size, Virginia’s…
12/22/14: MSU’s BAD loss, Brad Stevens not going to IU, and previewing UK-L’ville
Dec 22, 2014 • 52 min
Happy Holidays to all! Gary Parrish is joined on this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss Kentucky’s destruction of UCLA, Virginia’s blowout of Harvard, Montrezl Harrell’s…
12/18/14: Big 12’s boom, SEC’s issues and Cincy’s solid start
Dec 18, 2014 • 34 min
Gary Parrish is joined by the Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the Cincinnati program, how Alex Poythress’ injury might lessen Kentucky, possible Big 12 expansion, the fantasy that is…
12/15/14: Montrezl Harrell for POY? And our picks for most disappointing teams.
Dec 15, 2014 • 36 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie in this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Montrezl Harrell’s Player of the Year candidacy, the loss of Alex Poythress at Kentucky, the nation’s biggest disappointments,…
12/11/14: Best of the west; Nebraska’s struggles; Bryce Dejean-Jones arrest
Dec 11, 2014 • 33 min
Gary Parrish is joined by Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Eisenberg. The two of them discuss Kansas, Nebraska, “I Can’t Breathe” shirts and Mark Emmert’s idea of maybe letting D-League players return to college. And, because Eisenberg lives on the West Coast, there’s…
12/08/14: Arizona-Gonzaga; Kentucky’s historic D; giving unbeaten UVA some love
Dec 8, 2014 • 50 min
This week’s Eye on College Basketball podcast features Gary Parrish being joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss, Arizona, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Virginia, VCU, Nebraska, the Player of the Year race and much more.
12/04/14: Duke’s amazing night and Wichita’s streak ends at 35
Dec 4, 2014 • 38 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guest this time is NBC Sports’ Rob Dauster. The two of them discuss Duke, Wisconsin, Kansas, North Carolina, Texas-Kentucky, Gonzaga-Arizona, Memphis, Wichita State and much, much more.
12/01/14: Curious Kansas; terrific Texas; Duke-Wisconsin; AAC in big trouble?
Dec 1, 2014 • 46 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vacenie. The three of them discuss Kansas, Texas, Gonzaga, Butler, the Poll Attacks and preview this week’s Duke-Wisconsin and Gonzaga-Arizona games.
11/24/14: Bad losses, best teams and UConn’s issues
Nov 24, 2014 • 41 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by his colleagues, Matt Nolander and Sam Vacenie. The three of them discuss Duke, Gonzaga, Nebraska, West Virginia, Ohio State, Memphis, the Big East and much, much more. Plus,…
11/21/14: One week in, nobody looks as good as Kentucky — and Gonzaga
Nov 21, 2014 • 32 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined this time by The Bleacher Report’s Jason King. They talk Kentucky, Kansas, Gonzaga, Wichita State, Donnie Tyndall’s NCAA troubles and … Kamala the Ugandan Giant.
11/17/14: First-weekend reactions and previewing a loaded Tuesday
Nov 17, 2014 • 46 min
Gary Parrish is back on regular schedule with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by his colleague, Matt Norlander. The two of them discuss the start of the college basketball season, and Gary tells a story about sticking a jalapeno in his…
11/12/14: Strange and sad recruiting saga; season outlook; our F4 picks
Nov 12, 2014 • 60 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie, and the three of them discuss the sketchy situation surrounding the recruitment of Skal Labissiere, the NCAA’s investigation into Southern…
11/05/14: Tom Crean’s crossroads and Coach K’s unexpected thoughts on ISIS
Nov 5, 2014 • 53 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball Podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and new CBSSports.com college basketball writer Sam Vacenie. They discuss Tom Crean’s troubles at Indiana, Jahlil Okafor, Cliff Alexander, Mike Krzyzewski’s…
10/29/14: Drama at ACC media day and dissecting the top 100 players in college hoops
Oct 29, 2014 • 56 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander, who expresses his love for a Big West player in between Parrish discussing his afternoon at ACC Media Day talking with Roy Williams and Jim Boeheim about the…
10/22/14: Reaction to the North Carolina academic fraud report
Oct 22, 2014 • 40 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander, and the two of them discuss the North Carolina academic scandal in great detail before turning their attention to Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison, Madness…
10/15/14: Our favorite of the favorites, autograph scandals and Brandon Miller’s future
Oct 15, 2014 • 62 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander, and the two of them discuss autograph scandals, Andrew Harrison and Kentucky, Wisconsin, Arizona, Butler and Brandon Miller, Kelly Oubre and Kansas, Rick Ross,…
10/8/14: Explaining our preseason All-American picks
Oct 8, 2014 • 58 min
Gary Parrish is back with the latest Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by CBSSports.com colleague Matt Norlander, and the two of them discuss everything from Jahlil Okafor to the All-America teams to the situation with the Alabama women’s…
9/22/14: USA Basketballl drama; ethics of shoe companies in recruiting
Sep 22, 2014 • 43 min
I sat down Monday with Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander to conduct a fun offseason chat on college basketball. We touched on lots of different topics, among them: Does Mike Krzyzewski actually gain a recruiting advantage by working with USA Basketball?
7/22/14: Emmanuel Mudiay to China; the best prospects from July
Jul 22, 2014 • 44 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined this time by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. They talk extensively about the Emmanuel Mudiay situation — what it means for Mudiay, SMU and college basketball in general. Then…
5/21/14: Situations at Oregon schools; Kevin Ollie’s future; top pick of the draft
May 21, 2014 • 43 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander. The three of them discuss the situation at Oregon, the coaching carousel, Kevin Ollie’s new deal at UConn and much, much more.
4/29/14: Winners and losers from draft deadline; picking next year’s best
Apr 29, 2014 • 49 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined in this episode by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. The three of them discuss the NBA Draft deadline, the No. 1 ranking Kentucky will take into the preseason, potential First…
4/9/14: Recapping the Final Four
Apr 9, 2014 • 51 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. The three of them look back at the Final Four and ahead to next season. They also discussed the tragic death of Lacey Holsworth, the huge…
4/3/14: Hello from Dallas! Setting up the Final Four
Apr 3, 2014 • 35 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined for this episode by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. All three of them are at the Final Four. They discuss a lot of basketball and a little Hooters, and they do it all while…
3/31/14: A surprising but very satisfying road to the Final Four
Mar 31, 2014 • 51 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guests as usual on every Monday are CBSSports.com writers Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. They look back at the regional finals and ahead to the Final Four.
3/24/14: Was that the best first weekend in more than a decade?
Mar 24, 2014 • 66 min
We’ve got a loaded podcast for you. After week-long break, of course we have to dive into every aspect of the bracket, talking 68 teams down to 16. Virtually every major headline/game from the past four days is covered in today’s podcast. But Gary…
3/17/14: Diving into all the tournament talk
Mar 17, 2014 • 41 min
It’s the Monday after Selection Sunday. You know exactly what to expect. Gary Parrish brings on Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello to give an overview of the field of 68, offer their Final Four picks, choose their favorite Thursday/Friday games and discuss…
3/13/14: What March means for the big stars — from an NBA perspective
Mar 13, 2014 • 31 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guest for this episode is DraftExpress.com’s Jonathan Givony. They discuss college basketball players as NBA prospects — everybody from Doug McDermott to Joel Embiid to Andrew Wiggins to…
3/10/14: Wrapping up the regular season and setting the table for Championship Week
Mar 10, 2014 • 41 min
Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander join Gary Parrish for the weekly Monday podcast to look back, look ahead and discuss issues in the sport. How awesome is Wichita State’s 34-0 season to date? Why do people who claim to respect KenPom still question the…
3/6/14: Wally Szczerbiak on No. 1s, McDermott comparisons and his old teammate, Fred Hoiberg
Mar 6, 2014 • 35 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guest for this episode is CBS Sports Network college basketball analyst Wally Szczerbiak. The two of them discuss Doug McDermott, Wichita State, Florida, Kentucky and Szczerbiak’s old…
3/3/14: Everything of impact from a loaded weekend
Mar 3, 2014 • 71 min
What a big weekend that was. Host Gary Parrish has on the Monday regulars — Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello — to discuss Kentucky’s big slip, Mick Cronin’s verbal altercation with Ted Valentine, the continued Wichita State doubting, San Diego State’s…
2/27/14: Setting up a critical weekend in college hoops
Feb 27, 2014 • 24 min
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He’s joined this time by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. The two of them discuss the SEC, the ACC, Atlantic 10, the Big East, the American … and Villanova, Saint Louis and Wichita State…
2/24/14: It’s time to hold college coaches responsible for their sideline antics
Feb 24, 2014 • 54 min
Gary Parrish and the guys are back for the usual Monday podcast. They get into it over Syracuse-Duke and discuss Jim Boeheim’s outbrust and ejection. Why aren’t we holding a higher standard for the way college coaches treat referees? Beyond that, was the…