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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.

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.




League preview, picks, predictions: The Big 12 (College Basketball 10/27)

Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish continue our conference series with a 37-minute examination of the home of the reigning national champs, the Big 12. Can Baylor have a third elite season in a row? Kansas or Texas at the top? The guys lay out what's ahead and give analysis of every team in the league, including their picks to win the league, to be in the NCAA Tournament picture and the most notable new names in the conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


League preview, predictions, picks: The Big Ten (College Basketball 10/26)

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander continue their preseason package of power-conference previews with a look at the B1G. It's probably going to be the best league in America, and should have the most compelling race at the top. Michigan, Purdue, Illinois = the clear-cut top three. Ohio State = very strong No. 4. Then? Maryland, Indiana and Michigan State are forecasting as comfortable NCAA Tournament teams. Rutgers:also still pretty good! What's a reasonable expectation for Iowa after Luka...


League preview, predictions, picks: The Big East (College Basketball 10/22)

We're back into the swing of our conference previews, with the Big East getting today's spotlight. It's Villanova at the top, and then Xavier and UConn in a battle for No. 2. Will this be a four-bid league? Five? The guys go through the best players, projected order of finish and the five biggest storylines for the 11-team league that ... might be looking to expand with one more team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


🏀🏀The 2021-22 CBS Sports big preseason awards and three All-America teams (College Basketball 10/21)

Our picks for All-America teams, player of the year, freshman of the year and coach of the year published at CBSSports.com -- and on the CBS Sports app -- this week. Today's episode reveals who won out, plus Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander reveal each of their individual ballots. Read more about the CBS Sports 2021-22 preseason A-A teams here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


League preview, predictions, picks: The ACC (College Basketball 10/20)

Our league previews continue with a dive into the largest conference of them all: the 15-team ACC. Norlander and GP open with a riff on Coach K’s send-off season, then get into projected league order, talk Paolo Banchero as the best freshman and likely player in the ACC, but also discuss if there’s a true national championship contender in this conference, the five biggest storylines heading in, and every player of note to know. And as mentioned in the episode, a shoutout thanks to Reddit...


League preview, predictions, picks: The American Athletic Conference (College Basketball 10/19)

We're again loading up our preseason podcast schedule by delivering you episodes almost every weekday from now up until the opening day of the season. The first of our league previews is on the American, which has two Final Four contenders (Houston, Memphis), three more NCAA Tournament hopefuls (Wichita State, SMU, UCF) and then a drop-off in the bottom half of the league. Norlander and Parrish spend the first half of the episode discussing the top two, then get into the need-to-knows with...


Parrish and Norlander give quick reaction and analysis of the 2021-22 preseason AP Top 25 poll (College Basketball 10/18)

Monday brought about the latest bit of news that has us geeked for the season to get going: the release of the preseason AP Top 25. GP and Norlander detail who made the rankings, what surprises -- if any -- and give some time to St. Bonaventure, which finds itself with an AP ranking next to its name for the first time since 1971! The guy also discuss the KenPom rankings getting released over the weekend, and at the end of the pod, make their picks for unranked team most likely to break into...


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 Be sure to leave a review...


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...


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...


Duke lands huge get in 5-star Dereck Lively Jr.; with JJ 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...


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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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...


Louisville suspends Chris Mack for six games; grading skeds for Duke, Kentucky, UCLA, Gonzaga, Michigan, Kansas, UNC (College Basketball 08/31)

Chris Mack will not coach his Louisville Cardinals for the first few weeks/six games of the season. What more is there to the story? Matt Norlander and Kyle Boone open with that, then get to nonconference schedules (17:50) for arguably seven of the most relevant programs heading into the season: Duke, Kentucky, Gonzaga, UCLA, Kansas, North Carolina and Michigan. Who did best? Worst? Did Norlander delete his Coach K impression from this episode or foolishly opt to keep it in? Listen and...


🚨5-star recruit Emoni Bates commits to Memphis Tigers - Emergency Podcast (College Basketball 8/25)

Gary Parrish is joined by Kyle Boone to offer their immediate reactions to Emoni Bates committing to Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers. The guys break down why Bates chose Memphis over other options and what the next few years hold for the Tigers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Where will Emoni Bates go: Memphis, Michigan State, Oregon or the G League? (College Basketball 08/18)

A big decision awaits in the coming days/weeks for one of the most famous high school prospects of the past 15 years. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander offer the latest on Emoni Bates, who is taking visits to Memphis and Oregon this week/weekend. A decision in the next week or two is expected. Norlander puts percentages on each option, and then Parrish explains why Overtime Elite -- and not the G League -- has emerged as a more immediate challenger to plucking players away from the college...


Special mailbag show! Big 12's future, Gonzaga in Pac-12, 2022 title dark horse, Big Ten tourney teams (College Basketball 08/11)

We are in the thick of the summer, so what better time to finally introduce a long-overdue mailbag ep? Parrish and Norlander take a lengthy stroll through your questions. Have a question you’d like answered on a future mailbag special? Head to our Apple Podcasts page and leave your Q in the review section. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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*Fantasy Football Today DFS is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and wherever else podcasts are found* Want to dominate DFS this year? The Fantasy Football Today DFS crew will get you ready to crush Daily Fantasy Football. Join host Frank Stampfl alongside DFS analysts Mike McClure and Sia Nejad twice a week for the most well-rounded analysis in the industry. On Tuesdays the crew will focus on optimized lineups, pricing, stacks and more. On Thursdays they’ll deep-dive each...


No. 1 prospect Jalen Duren reclassifies and picks Memphis over Kentucky, Miami and the G League. Here's why. (College Basketball 08/06)

Well, this is going to be interesting for the podcast: Jalen Duren, the previous No. 1 player in the class of 2022, who on Friday announced he is reclassifying to 2021, is going to play for the Memphis Tigers. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander react to Friday's late news, share their intel, look at Memphis for next season and project where Duren will be (top 10? Top 20? Top 50?) as an overall college basketball talent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


How Big 12 can save itself, why Texas and Oklahoma leaving for the SEC is terrible, and Duke lands big gets for post-K era

The podcast hasn't had a chance yet to touch on this SEC expansion, with Texas and Oklahoma set to leave the Big 12 at some point in the next 1-5 years. So the guys open with what the Big 12 can do to save itself, then offer commentary on why this decision by OU and UT is bad for college sports. They also get into Duke (21:40) getting two prospects in less than a week's time, and why is that notable? They're the first players to commit to playing for the Blue Devils under future head coach...