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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 at least three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.

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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 at least three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.

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

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

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

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

    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?
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    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)

    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)

    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?
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Duke lands 5-star Dereck Lively Jr.; with J.J. Redick retiring, we rank the 10 most famous college basketball players from this century (09/21)

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

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

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

    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!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    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)

    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)

    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.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

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jacob_deyoung ,

Nice comment

Shouts to Corliss Williamson. Shouts to US Reed. Shouts to Ronnie and Ron Brewer. Shouts to my little homie Pat Bradley, legend.

Slim Schrady ,

Great Pod!

Long time listener first time rater/reviewer. Parish and Norlander are absolutely phenomenal! My favorite podcast. As a jayhawk i am locked in on college basketball year round so it’s great to have these guys putting our content for folks like me. I do have a question tho. My buddies and i got into a heated debate. Which program has the best crop of head coaches throughout their history? Would love to hear your guys thoughts! Thanks!

bjansen7 ,

Great podcast!

Mail Bag shouts!!!!

Boise, SDSU, USF, Memphis! Big 12 go to 16.

Last time big 12 added 2 and I think they are regretting not going bigger then.

Just go 16 teams (just in case a ku decides to jump ship once Texas and ou actually leave) you give these smaller teams a few years to grow with some power 5 money.

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