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This is the Internet's most entertaining and informative college basketball podcast. Host Gary Parrish brings the sport to your ears with guests who are smart enough to discuss various issues and topics.

This is the Internet's most entertaining and informative college basketball podcast. Host Gary Parrish brings the sport to your ears with guests who are smart enough to discuss various issues and topics.
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This is the Internet's most entertaining and informative college basketball podcast. Host Gary Parrish brings the sport to your ears with guests who are smart enough to discuss various issues and topics.






Coaches are lobbying to expand the NCAA Tournament again; will it work? (5.18)

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into an issue that bothers both fo them: the idea that a 72-team NCAA Tournament is superior to a 68-team NCAA Tournament. But that's the proposal put forth by the ACC coaches. Will it catch steam? The guys give reasons for why it could die a quick death -- or gain steam. They also get into some results from this week's NBA combine, focusing their discussions on Donte DiVincenzo, Marvin Bagley III, Michael Porter Jr. and Jaren Jackson Jr.


Kentucky gets better, and somehow, so does Arizona; plus, a curious hire tied to FBI probe (5.10)

The headlines haven't stopped for college hoops. On this episode, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss: ? Condoleeza Rice's curious clarification on college players getting paid ? Kentucky getting better by earning a five-star commitment ? Arizona managing to keep its boat afloat and land a big pledge ? La Salle's new coach opting to hire a former Louisville assistant who was fired because of the FBI investigation


Romeo Langford, the program-changer for Indiana; why wasn't Donovan Mitchell this great at Louisville? (5.3)

Romeo Langford's Indiana commitment has that state as optimistic about the Hoosiers as it's been in more than a half-decade. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander look at what Archie Miller's assembled -- and try to envision what IU will be like next season. Plus: Donovan Mitchell has been better as a rookie than anyone expected. In fact, he has no peer in recent years. No one has been this great after being a good-not-great college player. So what did we miss?


What the Commission on College Basketball got wrong -- and where it's right (4.25)

Wednesday morning brought a long-awaited reveal: a lengthy report compiled by the NCAA-appointed Commission on College Basketball. Condoleezza Rice was the chair, and she spoke in Indianapolis to assembled media and NCAA-related tastemakers in Indianapolis. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spend nearly an hour examining what was -- and wasn't -- addressed on Wednesday. For frequent pod listeners, some of their takeaways may surprise you.


Villanova's No. 1 ranking hangs in the balance; the top coaching hires of 2018; Penny vs. Calipari (4.20)

Don't worry, the guys aren't taking the offseason off. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back for a 70-minute episode to discuss: ? Some NBA Draft declarations, and why many are destined to miss out on getting picked ? Villanova's interesting waiting game on Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman ? The top 10 most notable coaching hires from the past month ? Who sets up as the best hire and which is most likely to fail? ? The fascinating recruiting battle between Penny Hardaway and John...


The FBI case gets new legs, now includes details pertaining to Kansas and NC State(4.11)

The FBI's case regarding bribery and wire fraud in college basketball gained significant movement on Tuesday with a superseding indictment that was published against current defendants. In that indictment, Kansas and North Carolina State were named/looped into the story. For Kansas, no coaches are being targeted; the FBI is alleging that people outside the school steered two players to play for the Jayhawks. With NC State, at least one former coach is being held partially accountable for...


Why Villanova has a case as one of the greatest teams ever, plus a recap of the entire season's biggest stories (4.4)

Is the 2017-18 Villanova team one of the best ever? As in: on the short list of greatest teams of all time? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander make that case. They recap the Wildcats' title-game win over Michigan, and get into what made Vilanova historically great. They also discuss Donte DiVincenzo's historic performance and the unnecessary side story about his six-year-old tweets that had nothing to do with what happened on Monday. From there, Norlander and Parrish looked back at the past...


TITLE GAME PREVIEW: Villanova vs. Michigan, and who we think wins (4.2))

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander chat from San Antonio not just on the national title game Monday night, but also touch on the results from Saturday's national semifinals that led to Villanova playing Michigan for the 2018 title. They offer up their picks and provide some statistical analysis to back up their predictions. Forgive their voices ... the guys got together Sunday night, and perhaps late in Monday morning. All for the sake of a quality title game preview podcast.


Previewing and making picks for the 2018 Final Four (3.31)

The national semifinals are Saturday night here at the Alamodome. So Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish got together Saturday morning to preview both games. They start with UConn's lost to Notre Dame from Friday, then ... 6:38: Loyola-Chicago vs. Michigan. Parrish took the Wolverines. Norlander took the Ramblers. 18:42: Villanova-Kansas matchup. And once again, they picked different winners. Norlander has Nova. Parrish took Kansas.


Hello from San Antonio; Chris Mack to Louisville; Jeff Capel to Pitt (3.28)

Today's episode is sponsored by Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are on the ground in Texas. They open with some San Antonio and Final Four, then get into Chris Mack taking the Louisville job, Jeff Capel taking Pitt, and looking at the Xavier opening. They also touch on Kansas and wrap with some more Final Four talk.


Elite Eight recaps and first impressions of a pretty awesome Final Four field (3.26)

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are both back at home, and before they head out to San Antonio, they touch on the regional final results that have given us a Final Four of Loyola-Chicago, Michigan, Villanova and Kansas. There's also a discussion of whether or not Duke's season could fairly be labeled as an underachieving one. Plus: Will Barack Obama get down to San Antonio to watch the Ramblers?


A Sweet 16 recap and an Elite Eight preview -- with our picks (3.24)

A 9 vs. an 11. A 3 vs. a 9. A 1 vs. a 3. A 1 vs. a 2. That's the Elite Eight, and Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are here to give their thoughts. They react to what the Sweet 16 gave us and what the Elite Eight is presenting. Come on in and listen before Saturday's regional finals get going.


Previews and predictions for every Sweet 16 game (3.21)

The NCAA Tournament starts back up on Thursday. Parrish and Norlander go long on their thoughts with all eight regional semis. They cap off the podcast with a discussion on Penny Hardaway going to Memphis.


That might have been the wildest first NCAA Tournament weekend ever (3.19)

Well, your bracket is in flames and the NCAA Tournament just put on an unpredictable carnival of upsets. So was it the best ever? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lay out the results from every region and take a deep look at all corners of the bracket. If you found yourself obsessed with the tournament this past weekend, this is the perfect way to cap off the experience.


A No. 16 has finally beaten a No. 1: UMBC is the story of the 2018 tournament (3.17)

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spend much of this podcast discussing American sports history, as UMBC did the unthinkable on Friday night. They have so much to say, and discuss, about both teams and how this makes the 2018 NCAA Tournament already one of the most historic, unforgettable ones ever.


Parrish and Norlander make their picks for every game in the bracket (3.13)

Before the NCAA Tournament begins on Tuesday night, the guys give you not just their Final Four and national title picks, but go through each region and share their thoughts and picks on the games that stand out to them most. From the first round into the second weekend, then explaining why they've picked who they've picked to win it all. Plus, they only agree on one Final Four team: Virginia.


Special Edition: Bracket Analysis!

You can never get enough bracket analysis, predictions and picks this time of year. On this special edition of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast presented by Old Navy, Jamie Erdahl and Reid Forgrave give you their takes on the NCAA Tournament bracket with potential upsets, Final Four predictions and championship picks.


2018 NCAA Tournament bracket breakdown (3.11)

The most wonderful time of the sports year is finally back. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish go for an hour-plus on the field of 68, plus a few teams that got left out. Region-by-region breakdowns of the trends, games and storylines that stick out. It's one of the biggest, best pods of the season.


Who's going to get all the 1 seeds? This is the best race for the top line in years (3.9)

It's the final podcast before the brackets come out! Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into the biggest storylines from Thursday and Friday, plus break down why Pitt needed to fire Kevin Stallings. They wrap up with a must-listen debate over the chase for 1 seeds. As of Friday morning, Virginia is the only lock for a 1. Five teams are chasing three spots. Who will get to the top line?


Gonzaga destined to be underseeded? More conference champ talk; Penny Hardaway to Memphis? (3.7)

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are in full March form. Come on in and hear them dish on Gonzaga's 30-4 season, Saint Mary's putting itself in a bad spot for the selection committee, and Cincinnati's chances for a No. 2 seed. They also get into Parrish's report about Memphis potentially replacing Tubby Smith with Penny Hardaway. Beyond that, the guys preview the Patriot League title game, take a look at the biggest bubble games in play on Wednesday, and discuss the latest with automatic bids.


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