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CBS Sports’ official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year lo…

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    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 33:13

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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 51:25


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


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 36:27

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

    Parrish and Norlander give quick reaction and analysis of the 2021-22 preseason AP Top 25 poll (College Basketball 10/18)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 33:20

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

    College hoops preseason spectacular: Diving in and debating Norlander's 1-358 ranking of college basketball teams (10/14)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 57:15

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

    Coaches dish on cheating in college hoops, best new hire and who replaces Coach K as the biggest coach in the sport (10/07)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 70:02


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


    Duke after K or UNC after Roy—who will be better? Plus: men's + women's F4s in same city, vaccine rates in CBB (College Basketball 09/30)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 65:19

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

    Duke lands huge get in 5-star Dereck Lively Jr.; with JJ Redick retiring, we rank the 10 most famous college basketball players from this century (09/21)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 45:11

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

    You asked, we answered: Our special listener mailbag episode is back! Kentucky, Gonzaga, Duke, Georgetown and more (College Basketball 09/16)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 67:18


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


    Kentucky moving toward No. 1 '22 class; Mark Few cited for drunk driving; sizing up new Big 12 with BYU, Houston, Cincy, UCF (College Basketball 09/08)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 66:39

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

    Louisville suspends Chris Mack for six games; grading skeds for Duke, Kentucky, UCLA, Gonzaga, Michigan, Kansas, UNC (College Basketball 08/31)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 65:39


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


    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 50:04

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

    Where will Emoni Bates go: Memphis, Michigan State, Oregon or the G League? (College Basketball 08/18)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 37:12

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

    Special mailbag show! Big 12's future, Gonzaga in Pac-12, 2022 title dark horse, Big Ten tourney teams (College Basketball 08/11)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 70:26

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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 1:19

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

    No. 1 prospect Jalen Duren reclassifies and picks Memphis over Kentucky, Miami and the G League. Here's why. (College Basketball 08/06)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 31:47

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

    How Big 12 can save itself, why Texas and Oklahoma leaving for the SEC is terrible, and Duke lands big gets for post-K era

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 36:19

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

    2021 NBA Draft Recap: Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, Scottie Barnes & Jalen Suggs picked in Top 5 (College Basketball 7/30)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 59:44

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

    Special 2021 NBA Mock Draft podcast episode: Cade Cunningham, Jalen Suggs, Evan Mobley, Jalen Green are the top four picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 70:58

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

    EYBL takeaways; Jalen Duren might play in college this fall; Emoni Bates didn't deserve to be overhyped (College Basketball 07/20)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 70:28

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

    LIVE! from Augusta we're talking top recruits, major transfers and Tom Crean's obsession with Little Caesar's (College Basketball 07/16)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 59:59

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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 23:27

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

    CBS Sports Presents - The 'Attacking Third' Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 2:02

    'Attacking Third' a new tri-weekly podcast from CBS Sports is available now. Download and follow now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get episodes as soon as they are released. A soccer podcast from CBS Sports covering the NWSL, US Women's National Team and more. Attacking Third will bring you insider analysis, commentary, preview & recaps while tackling the biggest news stories from the sport you love. Hosts Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman welcome a rotating cast of guests from former and current players for interviews and analysis. This is your podcast for the latest news and stories from the world of soccer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Johnny Juzang, Hunter Dickinson, Kofi Cockburn all coming back: Winners, losers from NBA Draft deadline (College Basketball 07/08)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 50:10

    College hoops is going to be loaded next season. A lot of big names and really good players decided in the past week to take their names out of the NBA draft pool and head back to school. The most notable among them is UCLA's Johnny Juzang. His pick to play for the Bruins again next season leads the pod, but Norlander and Parrish also touch on nearly 20 other notable decisions from the past few days, including Hunter Dickinson returning to Michigan, Kofi Cockburn returning to college (but transferring?), Marcus Bagley returning to Arizona State, EJ Lidell returning to Ohio State, Ochai Agbaji returning to Kansas, Max Abmas returning to Oral Roberts and many more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft profiles: Davion Mitchell was the star of Baylor's national title run. Is his NBA stock overvalued because of that?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 23:04

    We hope you had a safe-but-lively Fourth of July weekend. Fear not, another draft-profile episode awaits you. This week's appetizer-portioned podcast on a prospect focuses on Davion Mitchell, last seen leading Baylor's men's team to its first national championship. He was the best defender in the sport last season. He could be an immediate role player of impact on a good team. But is his value overstated at this point? Stats and cases for, and against, therein. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NIL era officially arrives; Penny stays at Memphis; five big roster decisions this week (College Basketball 07/01)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 62:35


    July 1, 2021, truly signals a watershed day for college athletes. Now every NCAA athlete can profit off their name, image and likeness, as the NCAA officially pushed through a temporary rule that enables all schools to determine (unless their state laws mandate otherwise) how student-athletes can legally make money while still in college. It's a huge day, and we've got a long conversation on that. The interesting, the funny, the fallout and more. That's the first 36 minutes of this podcast. Then Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get to Penny Hardaway (38:00) staying at Memphis, despite recently interviewing for the Orlando Magic job, and hiring 80-year-old Larry Brown to his staff in the process. The guys close with some news and notes from this week on important players (51:00) staying or going with top 25-level programs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    NBA Draft profiles: Scottie Barnes has top-three upside and would be a good-to-great fit with almost any team in the top 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 24:59

    Norlander loves Scottie Barnes, placing him at No. 3 on his big board. Parrish slots him No. 6 to Oklahoma City in his latest mock draft. It seems the most likely landing spot for Barnes will fall between No. 5 and No. 8. But what's there to love? Well, almost everything about his game — except the one thing that matters most. Therein lies the rub. Listen to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft profiles: The Orlando Magic have the No. 5 pick. Will they trade it, or will they use it to draft Jonathan Kuminga?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 25:51

    He didn't play college basketball, and he's not a top-tier prospect in this year's draft. But is Jonathan Kuminga for sure the best option at No. 5? What will the Magic do with that pick? Norlander doesn't regard Kuminga as a top-10 pick in this year's field, while Parrish slots him No. 5 in his latest mock draft, which you can scroll through here as you listen to the pod. https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-mock-draft-2021-cade-cunningham-goes-to-the-lottery-winning-pistons-at-no-1-jalen-suggs-to-rockets/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Supreme Court rules 9-0 against the NCAA in one of the most significant college cases ever (College Basketball 06/21)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 40:49

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander offer their insights and opinions on what Monday's huge news means. The Supreme Court returned its opinion on the NCAA v. Alston case, ruling 9-0 in favor of Alston, which equates to a win for college athletes everywhere. While the case did not tie to paying players, the Court did send a message to the NCAA that its current definition of amateurism falls outside of antitrust laws. It's a huge day for the future of collegiate athletics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft Profiles: Jalen Green spent the past nine months in the G League. Here's why he's a lock to go in the top four (College Basketball 06/14)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 22:12

    This is episode No. 4 of our NBA Draft profiles, and it's the first one that features a player who didn't spend last season in college basketball. Jalen Green was once considered the top prospect in his class. He's a guarantee to go in the top four of this year's draft. Today's ep explains why, with an interesting player comp from Gary Parrish included. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Predicting which new coach will be best next season, and the most likely first-time nationa (College Basketball 06/11)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 46:18

    We've got a fun, thought-provoking offseason ep for you here. Gary Parrish hopped on the horn with Chris Beard earlier this week -- you can read that story here -- and so GP and Norlander discuss a few things tied to the column. No. 1: Of the 60 hirings made in men's college basketball this year, is Beard most likely to be the best hire? No. 2: Is it Beard or someone else most likely to have the best first season in 2021-22? No. 3: Predicting the five-or-so coaches most likely to win a national championship that have yet to do so. Norlander has a few fun dark horses, while Parrish breaks ‘em down into different categories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft profiles: It is borderline impossible not to love Jalen Suggs' game and NBA ceiling (College Basketball 06/07)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 25:56

    There's still a chance Jalen Suggs could go No. 1 overall in July's NBA Draft. If that happens, it's going to be for the reasons detailed on this 25-minute podcast that evaluates Suggs' story, stats at Gonzaga and NBA projection. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lay out the case for Suggs to be as immediately impactful as Ja Morant and potentially as valuable as Donovan Mitchell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 42:07


    Maybe the biggest news story of the week dropped out of nowhere on Wednesday afternoon when it was reported by multiple outlets -- including CBS -- that Mike Krzyzewski plans to coach one more season, then retire in 2022. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have instant reaction to college basketball's biggest headline of the offseason yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    NBA Draft profiles: USC's Evan Mobley is the best big in the 2021 Draft. If he hits his ceiling, Anthony Davis is the ideal comp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 22:17

    We continue our weekly, up-to-the-draft specialized episodes on the top prospects by focusing on 4/5 hybrid big Evan Mobley, who was the Pac-12's Player, Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year last season. Mobley has been touted as a potential No. 1 pick for more than three years now. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander evaluate his case, with some thoughts from USC coach Andy Enfield included. As for the best comp, there's a name aside from Anthony Davis (and Kevin Durant, silly as that is) to consider. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft profiles: Cade Cunningham is currently the most likely candidate to be taken with the No. 1 pick in July

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 22:21

    The 2021 NBA Draft will be held July 29 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Being that we're a little more than two months out, it's time to bring back our appetizer-sized prospect episodes. We are opening with Oklahoma State one-and-doner Cade Cunningham, who is most likely to be taken with the No. 1 pick. These draft profile episodes will publish once per week through the end of July. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Overtime Elite swoops in and pays a couple of prospects more than $1 million; the absurd/sad extortion story at Louisville (College Basketball 05/21)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 49:52


    Friday's news: a couple of highly rated, five-star prospects in the class of 2023 will commit to playing for Overtime Elite, a fledgling league backed financially by the likes of Kevin Durant, Drake and Jeff Bezos. GP and Norlander open with thoughts on that and explain the difference between the viability of a league like this and why it barely affects college basketball. The second half of the podcast (27:30) focuses on the wild story from earlier in the week: former Louisville assistant Dino Gaudio was charged with extortion after he made threats to his boss, Chris Mack, after Mack did not renew Gaudio's contract. Again: WILD STORY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    We've never seen a Kentucky team like this; Gonzaga will again be No. 1; active coaches next up for Hall of Fame (College Basketball 05/17)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 39:26


    Kentucky received two significant backcourt commitments in recent days: five-star point guard TyTy Washington and Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler, who led the SEC in assists last season. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on Kentucky’s newest ranking and why this team looks different from any other ever under John Calipari. And while UK should be good, Gonzaga (12:00) will be great. The Bulldogs received a commitment from a point guard that only reinforces why the Zags will open the season ranked first. To wrap, the guys talk Jay Wright (22:00) making the class for the 2021 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, and Norlander peppers Parrish with 12 active coaching candidates’ cases to eventually get in.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Top-five prospect Pat Baldwin Jr. picks Milwaukee (!) over Duke and Georgetown (College Basketball 05/12)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 22:12

    Patrick Baldwin Jr., the No. 4-ranked prospect in the class of 2021, committed to play for his father at Milwaukee next season. He picked the Panthers over Duke and Georgetown. GP and Norlander hopped on the horn for a quick 20 to discuss the commitment. Programming alert! We will begin doing offseason mailbag episodes later this month, so please head to Apple Reviews and leave your questions and comments so the guys can read them on the show. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eye-on-college-basketball/id268800565 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    That's funny: Mark Emmert now asking NCAA to put name, imagine and likeness rules on the books ASAP (College Basketball 05/11)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 33:51

    Mark Emmert told The New York Times over the weekend that he wants the NCAA to have name, image and likeness rules on the books by July 1. Why July 1? That's when five states will have their own rules go live. It's a sticky situation, and change of tune, for the president of the NCAA. This is a story with a few layers, and we continue to follow and keep you up to speed on it because it's a huge story -- the biggest -- in college athletics this spring and summer. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander also touch on Hartford (20:30), fresh off its first NCAA Tournament in school history, heading to D-III ... unless something can be changed in the next couple of months. Here is Dennis Dodd's story on NIL that's referenced in the pod: https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/ncaa-rushing-a-name-image-likeness-rule-as-its-power-over-college-athletics-is-quickly-diminishing/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Should college basketball go to six fouls? And quarters? Plus: Gonzaga-UCLA rematch imminent, and Kentucky loads up (College Basketball 05/06)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 64:40

    GP’s feeling a little froggy, so beware! The guys are back to discuss three topics: the rules changes that could be coming to college basketball next season, Gonzaga-UCLA (23:40) closing in on playing each other and why other top-20 programs should be trying to do the same right now, and Iowa’s CJ Fredrick committing to Kentucky (42:00), bolstering the Wildcats’ desperate need for 3-point shooting. The end has some fun housekeeping notes as well. Terry Teagle … no longer a legend? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    With almost no justification for doing so, the NCAA stupidly but unsurprisingly extends Mark Emmert's contract (College Basketball 04/28)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 50:15

    The NCAA quietly announced late Tuesday night that president Mark Emmert had his contracted extended through 2025. It's baffling, and it's why we open this week's pod on the topic. Then Norlander and Parrish get to Loyola Chicago (22:00) hiring the youngest coach in D-I basketball -- while somehow keeping the roster almost entirely in tact. Pretty impressive. The pod closes with some thoughts on Texas (35:45) and then a Trivia Time! for you, the listener! Here is the Trivia Time! Name the 17 coaches in the past 25 seasons to get their first head-coaching job while simultaneously inheriting a program that made at least the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament the season prior.  Parrish's column on Emmert: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/mark-emmert-receiving-contract-extension-as-ncaa-president-should-draw-disappointment-but-not-surprise/ Norlander's column on Drew Valentine: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/loyola-chicago-hired-29-year-old-drew-valentine-to-take-over-a-top-mid-major-and-then-things-got-even-better/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    No. 1 prospect Chet Holmgren is going to Gonzaga, giving Mark Few his best class in school history (College Basketball 04/19)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 24:16

    Gonzaga is reloading. On Monday the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2021, Chet Holmgren, announced he'd be playing next season in Spokane. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss whether or not this will move Gonzaga to No. 1 in the preseason rankings, and give insight into Holmgren's unique game/build and how he'll play alongside Drew Timme ... if Timme does indeed return for his junior season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 45:40


    Two big news drops hit Wednesday, prompting an emergency pod, The final two major-conference jobs have filled. We open with Tommy Lloyd leaving Gonzaga to take over Arizona, and all the details from behind the scenes in the past week that led to this moment. Then, at the 22-minute mark, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander share their thoughts on Wes Miller leaving UNC Greensboro after 10 seasons to be the next coach at Cincinnati. The podcast's final few minutes touch on the power-conference hiring from the past month-or-so that GP and Norlander each think will go down as the best one years from now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Villanova jumps to No. 3 in way-too-early offseason Top 25 rankings thank to two big decisions (College Basketball 04/13)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 28:14

    Villanova announced a double dose of good news Monday night: Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels will use their bonus free season of eligibility to return. That makes VU a national title contender; it also opens the pod. The guys also discuss Parrish putting Auburn into his way-too-early offseason Top 25 + 1 due to UNC transfer Walker Kessler committing to Bruce Pearl. And at the end of this Tuesday episode: shoutouts to those who finished atop our Bracket Games NCAA Tournament podcast. Our thanks to the Supreme Court! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Coaching carousel: Who will replace Sean Miller at Arizona; reaction to UNC hiring Hubert Davis, Oklahoma tapping Porter Moser (College Basketball 04/09)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 42:29


    Arizona fired Sean Miller Wednesday. Weird timing. Norlander explains more as to why it happened the way it did. And Parrish's column on this can be read in the description below. The guys open on the Arizona opening, including the candidate list, before moving on to talk North Carolina (23:30) hiring Hubert Davis to replace Roy Williams. The pod closes around the 32-minute mark with some thoughts on Texas Tech promoting Mark Adams to replace Chris Beard and Oklahoma hiring Porter Moser. https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/arizona-fires-sean-miller-but-it-would-have-made-more-sense-for-everybody-if-this-had-been-done-much-sooner/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    NCAA title game reaction pod: Baylor stuns by dominantly ending Gonzaga's undefeated dream season (College Basketball 04/06)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 54:58

    Baylor's 86-70 win Monday night over Gonzaga was fairly shocking. Nobody had the Bears winning by more than 15 points. Nobody. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish open with their thoughts on what BU did to demolish Gonzaga. And as for the Zags, this team is probably now out of the all-time-great conversation (23:00) because of how poor it looked against Baylor. What's next for these two? Parrish reveals where he's ranking both teams (41:00) in his early look at the 2021-22 offseason Top 25 + 1. Here is Norlander's championship-night column from Lucas Oil. https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/baylors-scott-drew-never-let-others-change-his-story-path-or-program-and-with-a-title-is-really-happy-now/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NCAA Tournament title game picks + preview: Gonzaga-Baylor is statistically and practically one of the best title games of the past 40 years

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 51:41

    The stakes of Monday night's title game are as big as they could possibly be. Undefeated Gonzaga. No. 1 vs. No. 2. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander set the table and make their picks. Did you know: Gonzaga and Baylor combine for two losses, which ties for the fewest ever by two teams entering a title game. The stats, storylines and everything to set the table for a game we've been waiting for months to see. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Final Four reaction: Gonzaga 93, UCLA 90 is one of the 3-5 greatest games in NCAA Tournament history (College Basketball 04/04)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 64:39

    The NCAA Tournament is the best event in sports. What a magical night we had. An epic of all epics to close out the national semis on Saturday. Jalen Suggs' deeeeep, banked-in 3-pointer to win in OT and keep Gonzaga undefeated is a highlight for the ages. The top of the podcast features audio cuts from CBS, Westwood One and arena sound via CBS/Turner. The guys go long on Zags-Bruins, then touch on Baylor's convincing performance vs. Houston (36:00), which sets up the best title game in a very long time. Here are Norlander and Parrish's columns from Saturday night as well. https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/gonzagas-jalen-suggs-calmly-took-three-dribbles-then-made-one-of-the-biggest-shots-in-march-madness-history/ https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/gonzagas-jalen-suggs-calmly-took-three-dribbles-then-made-one-of-the-biggest-shots-in-march-madness-history/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Final Four preview: Parrish and Norlander make their picks for Baylor-Houston, Gonzaga-UCLA (College Basketball 04/02)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 45:18

    With the Final Four a day away, it's our promised preview episode. GP and Norlander open with some thoughts on Indy and overarching takeaways on the scene there, then preview Baylor-Houston (10:15) and Gonzaga-UCLA (25:00). As referenced, here is Norlander's must-read story on the Baylor staff, who is war vet and who donated a kidney to save a life last year. https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/a-life-saving-story-behind-baylors-final-four-run-how-a-kidney-donor-on-bears-staff-helped-a-friend-in-need/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 38:07

    Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish reflect on Roy Williams' career, name their candidates for the UNC opening, talk Chris Beard's fit at Texas and toss out a few names for the Texas Tech job as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Elite Eight recap: #SandtheCourt, #NellCanStay, Mick Cronin has taken UCLA to the Final Four ... to face mighty Gonzaga (College Basketball 03/31)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 35:23

    The podcast must have some sort of karmic power. Because first it was Baylor, and now it’s Mick Cronin and UCLA. The Bruins upset Michigan, and in the process locked up the most upset-riddled tournament in history. Gonzaga casually destroyed USC to continue their run toward history. Parrish and Norlander look back on Tuesday night’s regional finals, setting the table for Saturday’s Final Four.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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