Eye On College Basketball

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

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.

Most Recent Episode

  • THE. SEASON. IS. HERE. (College Basketball 11/25)

    Say no more. We have finally made it. Get ready and bask in the regular season by listening to the pod as you watch games all day and all night long. Allons-y!

Episodes of This Show

  • The season starts in two days and cancellations are landing by the hour (College Basketball 11/23)

    It's been the longest offseason in 40-plus years in college basketball, but the week has finally arrived. The season will start Wednesday. There will be games -- and plenty of postponements and cancellations. On Monday, we learned Duke and Arizona will not play their season-openers due to COVID-19. Even the news of Rick Barnes testing positive broke mid-podcast. The guys discuss the logistics around starting the season this week and all the entanglements. They also get to Auburn, which is not expected to be good this season, self-imposing a postseason ban for 2021. Gary Parrish said this practice should no longer be part of the equation in the penalty process for the NCAA.

  • Top 10 Countdown: The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the No. 1 team heading into the start of the season next week (College Basketball 11/20)

    Mark Few has never before had Gonzaga at No. 1 heading into a season, but that is now the case. We wrap up our preseason top 10 series with an episode dedicates to the Zags -- and a peek around the WCC while we're at it as well.

  • Top 10 Countdown: The Baylor Bears are No. 2 and ready to do what they've never been able to achieve before (College Basketball 11/19)

    Baylor as a top-two team heading into the season? We're a long way from Bill Henderson. Bill who? BILL HENDERSON! Just listen to the pod -- we're less than a week to the start of the season, people!

  • Top 10 Countdown: Villanova is the No. 3 team according to Parrish ... but the No. 1 team according to Norlander! (College Basketball 11/18)

    There seems to be a clear top three in college hoops heading into the season. The order they should go in is however you prefer. We discuss Villanova in the 3 spots, as that's where Gary Parrish has it in his preseason rankings. Norlander thinks this is the top team in the sport. Let's have at it.

  • 🚨Gregg Marshall has resigned from Wichita State and will be paid $7.75 million to do so (Emergency Podcast)

    After being credibly accused of physical and verbal assault of multiple former players, student-athletes and an assistant coach -- and denying the physical assault in October -- Gregg Marshall stepped down Tuesday as coach of the Wichita State men's basketball program. This emergency pod provides context as to why WSU felt it necessary to pay Marshall $7.75 million to leave, discusses if Marshall will return to coach in college, and ends with the initial list of candidates to replace him in 2021.

  • Top 10 Countdown: Reigning champion Virginia will have some new faces but still checks in at No. 4

    Tony Bennett has brought Virginia to a plane of existence UVA fans could have never imagined six or seven years ago: the Cavaliers are expected to be one of the 10 best teams in college basketball almost every season. Here's why Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander both size up this seasons' Virginia squad as a Final Four contender.

  • 🚨NCAA decides to move the entire 2021 NCAA Tournament to one area, likely greater Indianapolis (Emergency Podcast!)

    The 2021 NCAA Tournament will be held in one general location, with that location hopefully being the greater Indianapolis area. What is and isn't doable, what has and hasn't been decided, what should and shouldn't happen: Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give you 30 minutes of reaction to Monday's big news.

  • Top 10 Countdown: This should be the best team in the history of the Iowa Hawkeyes (College Basketball 11/16)

    Hello, and let this be your first notice that college basketball starts NEXT. WEEK. Our countdown series continues with an examination of Gene Wilder's alma mater: Iowa. Parrish has the Hawkeyes ranked fifth, Norlander has them 10th. The AP Top 25 has Iowa fourth, its highest preseason ranking in history.

  • 2020 NBA Mock Draft podcast special: Projecting lottery picks and the rest of the first round for Wednesday's NBA Draft

    Wednesday night is the 2020 NBA Draft. It's never happened in November and never been so close (only ONE WEEK) up against the start of the college basketball season. If you're looking to get a sense of who will be picked -- or who SHOULD be picked -- in the first round, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander mock out the lottery and the rest of the top 30 picks on this episode. They also give insight to the names rising and falling, and include a few more players just outside the first round of this mock who probably work their way into the top 30 on Wednesday evening.

  • Top 10 Countdown: The Illinois Freaking Fighting Illini are No. 6 and capable of winning the national title (College Basketball 11/13)

    Illinois doesn't get many seasons like this anymore. Preseason top-10 expectations and boasting two of the 20 best players in the sport. Brad Underwood enters his fourth season in Champaign with a chance to win the Big Ten at Illinois for the first time in 16 years. Here's all you need to know about a team getting a good dose of preseason hype -- and who Norlander and Parrish are higher on than the preseason metrics.

  • Top 10 Countdown: Kansas was the best team in college basketball last season; now we think it's No. 7 (College Basketball 11/12)

    Kansas was securely the best team in college basketball in 2019-20. That's probably the No. 1 reason why the Jayhawks, who have a roster that's far from stacked the way other KU teams have been stacked in the past 15 years, nonetheless finds itself ranked No. 7 in our preseason countdown. As Norlander promises on the pod, here's a link to our Top 100 And 1 players list, which published Wednesday.

  • Top 10 Countdown: No. 8 Duke doesn't looks as loaded as recent years, but here's why it deserves the benefit of the doubt (College Basketball 11/11)

    Duke is No. 8 in Gary Parrish's preseason Top 25 And 1. Norlander's got Duke No. 12. KenPom rates Duke No. 3 heading into the season. It's an interesting team with plenty of questions, but on today's episode the guys give the case for and against Duke as a Final Four contender for the season ahead.

  • Top 10 Countdown: Creighton has its most anticipated season in school history thanks to its highest preseason ranking ever (College Basketball 11/10)

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lay out the case for Creighton as a top-10 team (though Norlander has it No. 11 in his 1-357 rankings) and why the Bluejays are looking at school history. Greg McDermott's done a stellar job guiding CU from Missouri Valley pillar to Big East power player in the past seven/eight seasons.

  • Top 10 Countdown: The 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers should have one of the strongest frontcourt duos in America (College Basketball 11/09)

    We begin our top-10 countdown series with an examination of the under-hyped Wisconsin Badgers, who are Final Four contenders thanks to so many quality players returning from a team that would have been the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tournament last March. Greg Gard's doing quite well for himself after all.

  • NBA Draft Profiles: Cassius Winston will make idiots out of teams if he drops into the second round

    Cassius Winston was a highly rated point guard prospect coming out of high school. He went on to a stellar four-year career at Michigan State. No 2020 NCAA Tournament may have dinged his draft stock, but in this episode Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander explicitly make the case for why Winston should be taken in the mid-to-late 20s of Nov. 18's draft.

  • CONFERENCE PREVIEW: The American could be anywhere from a two-to-five-bid league this season (College Basketball 11/06)

    The Houston Cougars are looking like the best team in the American Athletic Conference. Memphis isn't far behind. But then? Well, it's going to get interesting. This is a big year for the American, which loses UConn. It's still a major-seven conference, but that distinction isn't promised for the years to come. What teams will be in the NCAA Tournament mix? Our final league preview is here.

  • CONFERENCE PREVIEW: The Big East has, by far, the biggest gap between its top two teams and the rest of the league (College Basketball 11/05)

    OK, it's settled. The Big East by far the most unpredictable league Nos. 3-8 in college basketball. Our latest podcast episode takes an informative scan of every team in the conference. Parrish and Norlander only agree on the placement of four teams. Villanova is the best, that's clear. Creighton is right behind. Then? Hey, UConn is back here, and they've got good potential. As Norlander notes, his 1-357 has now published in full. You can read the top tier, No. 1-68, right here.

  • CONFERENCE PREVIEW: The SEC looks to be a toss-up between loaded Tennessee and brand-new Kentucky (College Basketball 11/04)

    Let's chat now about the SEC, which has NCAA Tournament contenders in Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, LSU ... and then who? There's a lot to be determined there, a lot of intrigue. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander fill you in in the fifth of our seven conference preview eps.

  • CONFERENCE PREVIEW: The Pac-12 will be a three-team race and the conference could send seven to the NCAA Tournament

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander do not agree on the best team in the Pac-12 this season. In fact, they might disagree more about this league than any other. That's a great thing for Pac-12 teams, because it means the conference is again built to put a minimum of five teams into the NCAA Tournament and a maximum, most likely, of seven. Which seven? What are the tiers? Should Arizona State be the pick? We hope you get out and vote on this Election Day, and if you are, and if this podcast helped pass the time while waiting in line, we're happy to have provided some info and entertainment. Five stars and nice comments, you know what to do!

  • CONFERENCE PREVIEW: Baylor is predicted to win the Big 12 for the first time in program history (College Basketball 11/02)

    The Big 12 has seven of its 10 teams in position to be NCAA Tournament-good this season. But there seems like there's a top half and a bottom half, though. Who's in the top five beyond Baylor, Kansas and West Virginia? Well it's Texas Tech and Texas, clearly. But are the Longhorns really a sleeper team to win the league? There is a case. Also, the conference could have the best player in America: Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham.

  • NBA Draft Profiles: Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey needs to tighten up a few things about his game, but there's a good case to take him in the lottery

    After seven straight years of producing at least one top-10 pick, John Calipari's Kentucky program is looking at a second straight year of not getting a Wildcat taken in the top 10. This was a wild streak to begin with, but no shame in it ending. If there's one guy who has a distant shot, it's combo guard Tyrese Maxey.

  • CONFERENCE PREVIEW: All evidence points to the Big Ten being the best league in America for a second straight season (College Basketball 10/30)

    Our conference-preview pod miniseries continues with the B1G. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take a good look at a great league. Ten teams figure to be good enough to make the NCAA Tournament, and four of them are built to be a top-three seed come NCAA Tournament time.

  • CONFERENCE PREVIEW: The ACC has Virginia in the catbird seat, with Duke, North Carolina, Florida State and Louisville all giving chase (College Basketball 10/29)

    Virginia is our pick to be, clearly, the best team in the ACC. But who's the best player? Best freshman? How many tournament teams are going to come out of a league that had only four tournament locks last season? The ACC might be coasting on its reputation a bit, and maybe that becomes more exposed this season if UNC can't get back to top-25 status and if Duke winds up living outside the top 10 in the polls much more often than it does in most years. A scan of the conference inside, with predictions on 1 all the way to 14.

  • Our picks for All-American teams, Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year (College Basketball 10/28)

    Happy hump day. We've got our preseason awards-show special for you. CBSSports.com published our First, Second and Third All-America teams this week, in addition to the collective's picks for preseason Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander reveal all those on this episode, but also reveal their personal ballots and disclose which of their picks did NOT make it on to the CBS Sports All-America teams. So much to get to, and two Trivia Time! segments, as well!

  • NBA Draft Profiles: Precious Achiuwa has his draft stocked helped more than any other player thanks to James Wiseman leaving

    We hope you're enjoying our weekly draft profiles, and guess what? For the next month, Eye on College Basketball will be coming into your feed on an almost-daily basis with preview pods, reaction pods, draft pods and more. Today's episode focuses on Memphis one-and-doner Precious Achiuwa who, when he's picked, will clinch the first time in 15 years that the Tigers produced two first-round picks in the same year.

  • Major news: ESPN bails on its Orlando bubble entirely and Arizona has been hit with NINE allegations of wrongdoing from the NCAA (College Basketball 10/26)

    On Sunday, The Athletic broke the news that Arizona has been assessed with nine NCAA violations, including five of the worst variety, by the NCAA. One of them is a Level I toward coach Sean Miller. The podcasts first 30 minutes touch on that (and Norlander's back from vacation), and then at the 30-minute mark, GP and Norlander react in real time to the news that, following Norlander's report from Sunday, ESPN has decided to kill all of its games and multi-team events scheduled to be held from Nov. 25-Dec. 4 in Orlando at Walt Disney World. That has huge scheduling fallout, of course. Will it lead to conferences opting to go league-only? Maybe.

  • Who replaces Pat Chambers? Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin eligible for Kentucky (College Basketball 10/23)

    We start with the resignation of Penn State coach Pat Chambers after an internal investigation into his conduct (0:10). After the break Gary and Kyle discuss who they think is in line to replace Chambers as the next coach for the Nittany Lions (11:30). We wrap with Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin becoming eligible for Kentucky after clearing transfer waivers. What impact will they have on the Wildcats this season (24:35)?

  • 2020 NBA Mock Draft: LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards or James Wiseman at No. 1? (College Basketball 10/19)

    October isn't typically 'Mock Draft' season, but this year is different. On this episode, Gary Parrish is joined by Kyle Boone to go through their picks for the entire first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. The guys alternate their picks from Timberwolves at #1 to the Celtics at #30. Will LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman be the top pick? Where does Obi Toppin deserve to be selected? Who will be the surprises of the draft? All the guys mentioned plus other top prospects like Deni Avdija, Isaac Okoro, Cole Anthony, R.J. Hampton, Killian Hayes, Tyrese Haliburton and Onyeka Okungwu are discussed. Listen to this mock draft podcast to get you ready for November 18.

  • NCAA does the right thing; Gregg Marshall denies assaulting his players; latest with Kentucky getting Olivier Sarr eligible (college basketball 10/15)

    The NCAA's Division I Council voted on multiple significant items on Wednesday, and two of them we get into on this podcast: 1) all winter-sport athletes get an extra year of eligibility no matter what, which clearly will have a big impact on college basketball. No. 2) When the vote is passed in January, every NCAA scholarship athlete will be able to transfer without having to sit a season the FIRST time they opt to do so. So those two topics, in addition to how Olivier Sarr's situation at Kentucky fits into all this. The podcast wraps with the latest on Gregg Marshall, who on Wednesday denied every physically assaulting anyone with his program. It's a denial Parrish and Norlander did not anticipate, and certainly not six days after the allegations surfaced.

  • CBS Sports Presents: ¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast

    '¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast' debuts on Wednesday, October 14. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released!

    A daily soccer podcast from CBS Sports, bringing you the very best analysis, commentary and gambling help from the world’s game. CBS Soccer host and insider Luis Miguel Echegaray is joined by a team of CBS talent to bring you the latest in Europe and beyond. From our Champions League coverage to Europa, the Premier League, La Liga and the top leagues, this is your one and only stop for your daily soccer fix.

  • NBA Draft Profiles: Iowa State is becoming a reliable factory for NBA picks, and Tyrese Haliburton should be a lottery lock

    Our latest draft-centric episode focuses on the statistically magnificent Haliburton, whose season was cut short more than a month before COVID canceled college basketball. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give an overview on the 1.5 seasons worth of production from Haliburton, who was a terrific college player and is one of the three or four best point guards in a point guard-heavy 2020 draft.

  • 🚨Bombshell allegations against Wichita State coach Greg Marshall: repeated physical and verbal abuse of players and coaches

    On Thursday evening, two reports dropped that revealed Wichita State has been investigating its coach, Gregg Marshall, after allegations of multiple incidents of physical and verbal abuse over the past half-decade. One story, via Stadium's Jeff Goodman, cites 26 former players and 10 former coaches giving credibility to the accusations. Marshall's job is clearly in jeopardy.

  • College basketball keeps adding huge November and December games; John Calipari responds to Chris Mack; Bob Huggins update

    Matt Norlander broke the news this week that Final Four frontrunners Gonzaga and Iowa have agreed to play each other Dec. 19 in South Dakota. What's the story? We've got it for you, and not only that, but let's look around and see how many top 25-level games are already in the works for the first two weeks of the season. Plus: GP and Norlander discuss John Calipari's weaker-than-wanted attempt at clapping back at Chris Mack, though there is a huge positive from it. The pod's got randomness as well: spanning the globe and checking in with our listeners in Chile, Sweden, Australia. You know, the usual spots. And we have a Bob Huggins update!

  • NBA Draft Profiles: On Duke's Tre Jones, who could be picked in the teens or the low 30s. We say he's a first-rounder

    Tre Jones had a very good two-year run at Duke. He's left the Blue Devils behind and is now a prospect placed anywhere from No. 17 or 18 on draft boards to as low as No. 36 or 37. Is the truth somewhere in between? Yeah, probably. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander project the draft placement and career of Tre Jones, and share a Fred VanVleet story along the way as well.

  • Chris Mack going at John Calipari is absolutely amazing; Gonzaga-Baylor announced; Norlander reveals Big 12 December schedule in full

    We are thrilled to share a lively episode -- including a scoop on the Big 12. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with audio of Louisville coach Chris Mack airing the dirty laundry with Kentucky coach John Calipari. An elongated, appreciative breakdown of Mack’s two-minute Twitter exposé that was a top-three highlight of the offseason. Stories aplenty, too. Beyond a beefy first segment, the guys discuss the existential issue threatening college basketball’s season: testing inconsistency and quarantine mandates (32:30), which are even affecting the NFL right now. The podcast closes (51:00) with some great news from Thursday: Gonzaga vs. Baylor on CBS in December. Details on that, and then Norlander unveils the entirety of the Big 12 league schedule in December, which has not been officially released yet but was agreed to by the league earlier this week. A number of top-25 matchups await between Dec. 6 and Dec. 22. Come on in and enjoy.

  • NBA Draft Profiles: Villanova's assembly line of reliable NBA picks should absolutely continue with NBA-ready Saddiq Bey

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back with another appetizer-portioned podcast that focuses on an NBA Draft prospect of note. Today: Villanova's Saddiq Bey, who went from being the least heralded Villanova recruit two years ago to knocking on the door of being a top-10 pick. Norlander thinks he might be a top-five rookie. Parrish thinks he's lasting at least a decade in the NBA.

  • The Pac-12 gets cleared to play ASAP; will Louisville and Kentucky be able to figure out a way to play each other in 2020?

    Welcome back, Pac-12. On Thursday, the presidents and chancellors in the conference voted to allow hoops to return on the proper timetable so that all the teams will be playing with the rest of college basketball (save the Ivy League) when the season starts. The pod opens up with a discussion on that, then Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander split open some of the deeper issues with nonconference scheduling and why Thursday’s Pac-12 vote plays a big factor. The guys also discuss the expected reveal on Friday of initial COVID-19 guidelines (21:00) for basketball, which also will have a significant impact on what games we will or won’t get in November and December. The final third of the pod focuses on Kentucky (36:00) and its alumni just going off in the NBA bubble. Plus: Chris Mack can’t yet confirm Louisville will play, or host, Kentucky this year. Will arguably the best rivalry in college hoops go on a one-year hiatus?

  • NBA Draft Profiles: On the heels of a historically bad UNC season, Cole Anthony is fighting for top-10-pick status

    Happy Tuesday, everybody. College hoops will have no shortage of news later this week, so be on the lookout for another podcast in a couple of days. But before that, we continue with our NBA Draft profiles, focusing on one-and-done UNC point guard Cole Anthony. His stock was in the top-five range a year ago. Now he's reasonably somewhere between No. 12 and No. 18 in the eyes of many. His case is interesting; Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander evaluate the mercurial talent.

  • The NCAA decides Nov. 25 will be the start date for college basketball's season; here's how we got here

    On Wednesday, the NCAA's Division I Council approved a Nov. 25 start date. That's a good thing ... with some drawbacks. Good to have a date, bad for MTE events like the Maui Invitation which will now have to move around that date and create schedule chaos as a result. But there's a lot of positivity to get to! Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have everything you need to know about this -- plus a look at the historic vote that came to be on Wednesday as well.

  • CBS Sports Presents: 'All Things Covered with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden'

    'All Things Covered' with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden' debuts on Tuesday, September 22nd with special guest Tyrann Mathieu. Download and subscribe now to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released!

    Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden have made a living for their coverage skills on the football field, and while it's a different technique, they're now applying those traits on their new podcast 'All Things Covered'. Instead of wide receivers, tight ends and running backs, they'll be covering sports, entertainment, social issues, personal interests and more. Every Tuesday, the 8-time Pro Bowler Peterson and 2-time Super Bowl champion McFadden will discuss what's happening on the gridiron as well as what intrigues them off the field. Each week they'll welcome a star from the sports and entertainment world to have wide-ranging conversations about what interests them. Guests can include active or former football players but also athletes and influencers from other sports and walks of life. Football is how we know our hosts, but far from what defines Pat and BMac. The name says everything; expect all things to be covered!

  • NBA Draft Profiles: The reasons why Isaac Okoro reminds us Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard when they were drafted

    News: the NBA Draft's initial target date of Oct. 16 will be pushed back, with the new target being Nov. 18. That in mind, our Draft Profiles series continues with a player who could go as high as No. 4 or as low as No. 11: Auburn freshman Isaac Okoro. If you look at what Okoro does well right now and compare it to what Kawhi Leonard did well a decade ago, it's fairly surprising. We don't think Okoro will be a Finals MVP one day, but we do think his ceiling is what's going to get him drafted high.

  • ACC coaches are going to propose that every team in college basketball plays in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Thanks: WE HATE IT.

    On Wednesday morning an outrageous headline came in: ACC coaches agreed on a conference call to propose to the NCAA an all-inclusive 2021 tournament. Everybody into the pool. Uh, what? Is this even possible? It's not practical. The pod leads with Parrish and Norlander picking this plan apart, then getting to Norlander's story from Tuesday that revealed how dozens of teams could be playing in a bubble in Connecticut in December. This ep wraps with a quick thought on Billy Donovan being on the coaching market and whether he'll make his way back to college hoops. What's the percentage on that right now?

  • NBA Draft Profiles: Onyeka Okongwu is a high-ceiling, high-floor prospect who won't fall beyond the eighth pick

    Happy Labor Day weekend, listeners. Our latest profile pod focuses on a one-and-doner out of the Pac-12 who draws comparisons to Brandon Clarke and John Collins. Onyeka Okongwu could go as high as No. 4 and seems to be slotting well into that No. 6 and No. 7 range. If you missed out on most of USC's games last season, listen in to understand why he's set up well to be an immediate impact player on the defensive end.

  • Remembering the lives and Hall of Fame careers of two coaching legends: John Thompson and Lute Olson

    College basketball has lost two of its greatest coaches ever in the span of only four days. This episode honors their memories and gets into some personal storytelling, too. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with a long discussion about the late John Thompson Jr., Georgetown's greatest, who you can make a case for as the most important coach in college basketball history. And after the Thompson talk, the guys discuss Lute Olson (42:30), who is the most important basketball figure in the history of Arizona -- and the second-best coach in the Pac-8/Pac-10/Pac-12 to John Wooden. The tail end of the podcast touches on a bit of relevant news (1:02:00) on college basketball's start date and the NCAA trademarking "Battle in the Bubble."

  • CBS Sports Presents: 'Fantasy Football Today in 5' podcast

    Fantasy Football Today in 5, the fastest way to keep up with fantasy football, debuts on Monday, August 31. Download and subscribe now to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released!

    Want Fantasy advice, news and analysis fast? Fantasy Football Today in 5 will get you caught up on what you need to know to win your league in just 5 minutes every weekday morning. Join host Adam Aizer and a rotating cast of analysts including Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard, Heath Cummings and Ben Gretch as they guide you to a Fantasy championship. The FFT crew will filter through the news cycle and deliver what matters most from a Fantasy perspective so you can make your start/sit moves, Waiver Wire transactions and trades before breakfast.

  • 🚨Will Wade has been accused by the NCAA of offering at least 11 players impermissible benefits to play at LSU

    Two podcasts in one day? In August?

    We're here for you.

    This is a quickie emergency pod that addresses serious news that emerged late Wednesday morning: Will Wade, according to NCAA findings, has made at least 11 offers to players and/or former LSU prospects that included impermissible benefits. This information comes via an ESPN.com report, which cited documents obtained by the NCAA. This emergency pod not only lays out those details but also explains a potential timeline and discusses whether or not Wade is going to remain LSU's coach in the short-term -- because the long-term looks grim.

  • Jay Wright leaving Villanova doesn't seem likely; when college basketball's season should start; welcome back, Marshall Henderson!

    The podcast is thankful that despite what's going to be the longest offseason in college basketball history, there are indeed headlines that surface weekly that provide us with fodder for the pod. Today's ep opens with a discussion on scuttlebutt about Jay Wright and the potential he'd leave Villanova for the 76ers job. Then the guys get to Norlander's scoop earlier in the week that detailed the four potential season-start dates (26:30) the NCAA and its power brokers are deliberating this week and next. Stick around for Norlander's suggestion on how the season should start and Parrish's point about Christmas break. The ep wraps by welcoming back Ole Miss legend Marshall Henderson (47:00) who was announced Tuesday night as a graduate manager for the program. This could be fun!

  • NBA Draft Profiles: If Deni Avdija played college basketball last season, he would've almost certainly been a top-10 player

    The fifth discussion in our draft-profile series focuses for the first time on an international prospect. Deni Avdija is now being regarded as a better NBA pick than all but maybe three players who played college basketball last season. What to know, why he's intriguing, why his situation should never be compared to Luka Dončić. Parrish and Norlander did their homework, and we think you'll enjoy getting to know more about one of the biggest 2020 draft risers over the past six months.

  • Gonzaga and Baylor agree to huge game for upcoming season; NCAA officially embracing playing college basketball in bubbles

    If Gonzaga and Baylor can maneuver on a dime and schedule each other for next season, then of course there's real optimism college basketball can pull off a regular season for 2020-21. This episode leads with Norlander's scoop on Few and Drew's coup, and gets into a lot of the scenarios and scuttlebutt Parrish and Norlander have heard from coaches in the past week. We also got news as of late: the NCAA is officially embracing using bubbles and we know college basketball will have a definitive word on its schedule start time and details by mid-September.

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  • NBA Draft Profiles: James Wiseman played three games in college. He's still in the mix to go No. 1. Is it justifiable?

    This week's prospect analysis looks at all of the off- and on-court attributes and setbacks that make James Wiseman a fascinating case. Wiseman is our fourth profile so far, and he's the final player with a realistic chance of being selected No. 1 overall in October. The biggest question we have: Will the fact he quit Memphis in December impact where he's selected two months from now?

  • The Pac-12 cancels all basketball games until January. Are all other conferences destined to soon make the same decision?

    What was mostly expected Tuesday: the Big Ten and Pac-12 announcing they were pushing football to the spring. What wasn't? The Pac-12 also announcing it will not have any sports of any kind played before January. So 12 Pac-12 men's basketball programs just had more than 100 nonconference games taken out from underneath them. Truth is, the rest of the sport is probably going to follow suit, but those decisions aren't expected until September. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this pod by discussing the Pac-12, and then they get to speculating and building out what college basketball and the NCAA needs to do in order to best ensure college hoops doesn't end up like college football (21:50). Parrish reveals his template for holding college basketball's regular season and NCAA Tournament in 2021, while Norlander reveals some of his details on a 2021 NCAA Tournament that would be hosted and played in one state and mostly one city: Indianapolis.

  • NBA Draft Profiles: Why Anthony Edwards is going to be the toughest yes-or-no decision for any team drafting in the top three

    The NBA Draft lottery is two weeks away. Whatever teams land in the No. 1, 2 and 3 spots of that lottery will heavily weigh selecting Georgia's Anthony Edwards. He's a lock to go in the top five. But his one-and-done season with the Dawgs was hit-or-miss. Is his floor lower than most are acknowledging? Are analysts doomed to refer to him in the next few months as a "poor man's James Harden"? Hopefully not. Our latest prospect profile episode is here.

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  • NBA Draft deadline decision day arrives and who are the biggest winners? Iowa and Illinois! Full recap ⬇️ (08/03)

    Monday was the NCAA's deadline for college players to declare whether they would remain in the draft pool or return to school. There were less than 10 meaningful and noteworthy decisions that came down in the 48 hours leading up to the deadline; this pod discusses all of those stay-or-leave calls, led by Illinois benefitting as much or more than any other school. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give a full rundown, including some Trivia Time!

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  • MaCio Teague returning to Baylor: Are the Bears the Big 12/national preseason favorites? (College Basketball 7/31)

    The NCAA’s deadline to withdraw from the 2020 NBA Draft isn’t until next week — but Baylor’s MaCio Teague went ahead and made a decision (1:20). He’ll be back at Baylor. And now, provided Jared Butler also withdraws from the draft, Scott Drew’s Bears look like they’ll be the preseason favorite in the Big 12. So Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone opened this episode of the Eye On College Basketball podcast by discussing Baylor (and the Big 12 in general) before reacting to news that conferences are largely turning toward league-only football schedules (18:30). What, if anything, does that mean for college basketball? And is it even possible to play college football and college basketball outside of a bubble given that Major League Baseball is hitting one bump after another? It’s a fair question to ask.

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  • NBA Draft Profiles: Why isn't Obi Toppin in the conversation to be the No. 1 pick?

    In the lead-up to October's NBA Draft, the podcast will be adding more episodes to your weekly feed that include breezy but knowledgeable discussions on the biggest and best prospects in the 2020 draft pool. Our second episode of this variety focuses on Obi Toppin, who led Dayton to its best season in school history. Norlander believes Toppin will be the best pro of any player in the 2020 draft, while Parrish is nearly as high on the 22-year-old. And on the topic of his age, it's there that we find the biggest reason for why Toppin isn't regarded as a No. 1 pick by most. Is that justifiable?

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  • NBA Draft Prospect Profiles: Why Parrish and Norlander disagree so much on LaMelo Ball's draft stock

    In the lead-up to October's NBA Draft, the podcast will be adding more episodes to your weekly feed that include breezy but knowledgeable discussions on the biggest and best prospects in the 2020 draft pool. This is the first of those episodes, and LaMelo Ball is the subject because Gary Parrish has him slotted atop his mock draft. We hope you enjoy some bonus pod content in addition to the regularly scheduled episodes.

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  • Gonzaga lost its best player Monday. Here's why Mark Few's program can now be compared to Duke and Kentucky (college basketball 07/20)

    Rather significant headline popped Monday: Gonzaga’s best player bolted on the team and didn’t tell them in advance. Filip Petrusev would’ve been a First Team A-A pick in the preseason had he opted to return, but that’s not the case. Parrish and Norlander react to the news and differ on where they’d slot the Zags heading into the fall. Some behind-the-scenes intel is shared as well, plus a preview of Gonzaga for next season on the whole. There’s more news: Baylor has the No. 1-rated class for 2021 at the moment (22:30). Scott Drew is ushering in what looks to be the golden age of Baylor hoops, and that’s saying something. Remember, there were the Terry Teagle years! Stick around until the end: Norlander’s got some coach/school name marriages to consider. 


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  • Two big commitments Wednesday: Moussa Cisse is going to Memphis and Jonathan Kuminga is going to the G League (College Basketball 07/15)

    Penny Hardaway and Memphis got a commitment Wednesday from 2020 five-star center Moussa Cisse. Surely nothing will go wrong in the next few months, right? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give you the particulars of what to know about the situation surrounding Cisse, and then they get to Jonathan Kuminga's Thursday evening announcement (22:30) that he will be playing in the G League pathway program. That makes for five players who have said no to college and yes to the G League. And then a most interesting discussion on one coach's idea to play a shortened 2020-21 season (30:30) and potential one-year configurations for the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

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  • What Ivy League's fall-sports cancellation means to college basketball; Makur Maker picks Howard (College Basketball 07/09))

    On Wednesday, the Ivy League made significant news in college sports when it announced all organized sports within the league would not be permitted through the end of the fall semester. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with thoughts on basketball -- and football -- and how these issues are interconnected and why college hoops' season is already impacted. The guys also discuss Makur Maker's commitment to Howard (29:40). Will he even get to play for the Bison? Will others follow? And the podcast wraps with the story of Rasir Bolton and Pat Chambers (44:00). The former PSU player went public this week, prompting Chambers to issue a formal statement and apologize.

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