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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 long.

Eye On College Basketball Podcast CBS Sports

    • Basketball
    • 4.6, 1.8K Ratings

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 long.

    05/21: Finally, some good news tied to sports and coronavirus: College players given the OK to return to campus for workouts starting June 1

    05/21: Finally, some good news tied to sports and coronavirus: College players given the OK to return to campus for workouts starting June 1

    We have encouraging news to pass along: many college basketball and college football players will be permitted to return to campus for social distance-aware workouts starting in early June. But first: the pod opens with the most urgent news of all. Both Gach is in the transfer portal. Then Parrish and Norlander get to discussing the first significant step in trying to get college sports on schedule (8:15), followed by a chat on the NCAA kicking the transfer-rule can into 2021 (30:15) and wrapping with some discussion on a top-10 team losing a player to the NBA process (44:00) and a tantalizing Trivia Time! 


    Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander
    For more college basketball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    05/13: The Zion Williamson story that have plenty of Duke haters hoping the NCAA will somehow manage to punish Coach K's program

    05/13: The Zion Williamson story that have plenty of Duke haters hoping the NCAA will somehow manage to punish Coach K's program

    College basketball's had some interesting headlines the past few days, huh? A pandemic isn't slowing talking points or salaciousness in this sport, no way. Today's ep opens up with some quarantine catchup, which then segues into Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussing a question Parrish asked this week: if professors aged 60-and-up are being advised to not return for in-person teaching on campuses in the fall, then where does that leave the many college coaches of that age? From there, the guys get into the buzzed-about situation with Zion Williamson's (38:15) former marketing agent, who is countersuing against Williamson and agency CAA, and with that, there have been some leading questions -- but not allegations -- in what could eventually bring about depositions. The guys blend this topic with Kansas (58:00) and its battle with the NCAA, then somehow get into a bizarre basketball colloquialism of GP's.

    Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander
    For more college basketball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    05/04: Next up in the NCAA's notice of allegations assembly line: The Louisville Cardinals

    05/04: Next up in the NCAA's notice of allegations assembly line: The Louisville Cardinals

    Monday brought yet another big headline for college basketball. It's the offseason, coronavirus is still very much a threat to the United States, but the news cycle in college hoops will now slow. Louisville announced it had received its notice of allegations from the NCAA. There is one Level I allegation and a few more Level II charges, including a notable one against former coach Rick Pitino. This episode gets into the news and provides a bit more clarity on what's to come for Louisville and why this case is different from every other one under the broader umbrella of NCAA infractions cases tied to the Department of Justice's probe into college hoops recruiting.

    Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander
    For more college basketball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/
    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/
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    • 57 min
    🚨We have a replacement for Danny Manning at Wake Forest: It's East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes (04/30 Emergency Podcast)

    🚨We have a replacement for Danny Manning at Wake Forest: It's East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes (04/30 Emergency Podcast)

    Podcasts on back-to-back days because we love ya that much. On Thursday Wake Forest completed its five-day coaching-search process by deciding that ETSU caoch Steve Forbes will be the one to replace Danny Manning. This emergency pod is dedicated almost entirely to that, in addition to a potentially messy situation that awaits Wake Forest. It appears that the school is going to try and not pay Manning his $15 million buyout. Obviously Manning wants his money. As for Forbes, he amassed a 130-43 record with the Buccaneers and guided ETSU to the 2017 and NCAA Tournament. The team would have gone back this year if not for COVID-19 cancelling the Big Dance. Get informed on what could be the only major-conference coaching change of 2020 in college sports.

    Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander
    For more college basketball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/
    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/
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    • 32 min
    04/29: NCAA rubber-stamps that college players will be allowed to make money off their name, image and likeness beginning in 2021 -- but here's the catch

    04/29: NCAA rubber-stamps that college players will be allowed to make money off their name, image and likeness beginning in 2021 -- but here's the catch

    Wednesday was a historic day in NCAA history. The organization, through the power of its Board of Governors, announced that name, image and likeness legislation has been approved, with the vote going into action come January of 2021. There are obviously issues and criticisms, two of which stab at the heart of all of this, so Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander make it much clearer in the first 30 minutes just how much still needs to be done and where the NCAA is going to find itself in some trouble. There's some basketball to discuss as well. After Sunday's NBA Draft decision deadline (34:20), Norlander lists the eight biggest stay-or-go decisions that remain, plus five other really good players in the draft pool he thinks will inevitably return to college basketball. The podcast definitely loses the plot around the 52-minute mark, so you've got that to look forward to as well.

    Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander
    For more college basketball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/
    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    🚨Wake Forest has fired Danny Manning (04/25 Emergency Podcast)

    🚨Wake Forest has fired Danny Manning (04/25 Emergency Podcast)

    Saturday morning brought a shock wave to college basketball: Wake Forest fired Danny Manning. We fired up the podcast machine to get an emergency episode to you. The show opens with reactions to Manning getting canned after six years, including an outrageous buyout that’s reportedly north of $15 million. Then Parrish and Norlander get to the four candidates (16:30) most likely to replace Manning. That’s not all. We had big recruiting news on Friday afternoon when Greg Brown (34:30) said no to $400,000 and the G League and opted to play for Shaka Smart and Texas. 
    Eye on College Basketball' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS, @MattNorlander
    For more college basketball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/
    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

22winjammer ,

Your expertise

You guys need to stick to sports. You do know college basketball.You obviously know nothing about viruses. You are good at regurgitating what you hear on mainstream media. Go back to your safe spaces and curl up.

BeaverdogND ,

Parrish’s Neck

This is a great show for even a casual college basketball fan. Their deep dives into stories off-the-court make watching games on-the-court much more interesting. Also, they are a couple of relatable dudes who like to give each crap, which makes for an enjoyable podcast.

With the obligatory nice comments out of the way, there is a topic that came up on the pod a couple of months ago that I feel warrants further discussion. This is the fact that Parrish shaves the back of his neck…himself?!?. Did this not strike anyone else as odd? And also very challenging...even for a guy without DTE? Maybe this is a southern thing or a black guy thing. Either way, every time I reach for the razor in the shower, I find myself thinking of Parrish’s fat gullet, which is definitely not an ideal way to start my day. Some resolution on this topic would be very much appreciated.

Blue Gator Fan ,

DPOY Question

After hearing “wet-knee Norlander” dis’ Tre Jones as a final 4 nominee for DPOY makes me want Parrish to ask him to break down Jones’ defense on Prospective Top 3 NBA pick Cole Anthony. Will he take the challenge to break that down “dead-leg” (we need an update on that leg also, btw)?

No rush. I’d just love to hear you discuss.

—From Blue Gator

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