Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now

Podcast: Looking at the leagues and which ones are in rough shape

By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer
It's been a bad, blurry nonconference season for most of the SEC. The league is in a down cycle. (US Presswire)

After a banner year of Wednesday podcasts in 2012, the first Norlander/Goodman/Parrish midweek show of 2013 picks up where we left off. With league play under way across the country, it's time to assess which conferences are in bad shape, and, unfortunately there are a few of them ... more than we'd like to believe. The SEC is among the worst.

We also run down the Player of the Year race as it stands now, the Kentucky-Louisville fallout, eying Doug McDermott's draft stock -- plus, how we rang in the new year Monday night. Thankfully, Parrish did not pass out in a ditch, nor was he stranded in a random town. In other words: a disappointing victory.


  • From the beginning: Let's recap our NYEs. By that I mean: Parrish hasn't been on radio for a few days, so he needs to talk to someone other than his family about random stuff. It's why I love doing these pods.
  • 7:40: A quick note on that bizarre UConn-Marquette ending from Tuesday night segues into our overall impressions and assessments of the leagues as they are right now.
  • 13:25: Concerns and complaints about the quagmire that is the SEC.
  • 17:20: Moving on to the ACC, which was covered on Monday's pod in full, but how do these two flimflammers feel about the league? Note how Goodman basically says NC State is not going to the NCAAs. (I keed, I keed.)
  • 22:50: Player of the Year is still Mason Plumlee as of now. Why that's guaranteed to change by Monday. This eventually segues in and out of a few topics. Good stuff in general.
  • 33:40: Goodman was at that Louisville win over UK, and I wanted to give it some time on the podcast. UK fans now feeling a Final Four is reasonable in light of the close loss at Ville, apparently.

--> MP3: download the episode here.

--> Popout player: to play pod in a separate window on the Web.

--> If you're not already subscribed via iTunes, please do so now.

For more college basketball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnCBB on Twitter, subscribe to our RSS Feed and college hoops newsletter. You can follow Matt Norlander on Twitter here: @MattNorlander.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest Video

August 7, 2014
UK and Calipari prepare for tournament (1:04)
1 July 22, 2014
NCAA autonomy
2 July 7, 2014
Jim Rome Newsmaker: Isaiah Austin
3 June 24, 2014
Jabari Parker 'Student of the Game'


Most Popular Shop