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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.






10/15: The NCAA opts not to punish North Carolina despite decades of academic misconduct

The NCAA opted not to punish North Carolina on Friday. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss it from every angle. Each minute of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast is dedicated to the North Carolina case. They explain why the NCAA didn't punish UNC even though the NCAA acknowledged student-athletes benefited from fraudulent classes for more than a decade. Parrish asked two reasonable questions: 1. If the NCAA had no case, why did the NCAA ever create a case? 2. Should...

Duration: 00:40:35

10/03: Latest with FBI, Louisville, what's next, and what coaches are saying

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have a litany of updates on where everything stands with the FBI, the NCAA, college basketball and the evolving fallout from the biggest story in the sport. The pair offers up context from conversations they've had with coaches and others in the past week, and ponder how much trouble head coaches like Bruce Pearl, Sean Miller, Andy Enfield and Mike Boynton could be in. There's a lot to discuss. They also delve into LaVar Ball's unusual decision to yank LaMelo...

Duration: 01:25:52

09/27: An extensive discussion on the FBI case that has rocked college basketball

The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced early Tuesday that charges of fraud and corruption have been brought against four current college basketball assistant coaches. Managers, financial advisers and representatives of a major sportswear company have also been charged with federal crimes in a scandal that has rocked the sport. So, yeah, it was a crazy day. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discussed it from every angle in this episode of the Eye On...

Duration: 01:14:03

09/21: The Pac-12's scheduling approach to Arizona-UCLA is nonsensical

The Pac-12?s scheduling approach to Arizona-UCLA is nonsensicalWhy would the Pac-12 have a scheduling formula that doesn't maximize the number of interesting games that can be played? More specifically, why aren't UCLA and Arizona forced to play each other twice every regular season no matter what just like Duke and North Carolina are forced to play each other twice every regular season no matter what? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander dive in. Also, Rick Pitino recently said he thinks the...

Duration: 00:32:46

09/11: The transfer reality; NCAA takes PR hit with hurricane relief; Marvin Bagley fully cleared

A change in transfer protocol could be coming college sports ... eventually. Most coaches are against it. Which makes them somewhat hypocritical, according to Parrish and Norlander. The two have a long convo on that, then recap why the NCAA was ripe for criticism -- but some of it misguided from media members. They wrap by talking through how the NCAA managed to clear Marvin Bagley III so quickly for eligibility at Duke.

Duration: 01:06:58

09/01: Will LaMelo Ball ever play in college? Is Coach K the most powerful person in the sport?

Gary and Matt are back with an hour-plus Labor Day weekend episode that starts with a long, detailed debate about why LaMelo Ball could be the person to challenge, and potentially change, how the NCAA views amateurism. The pair also discusses the results from their Candid Coaches series on the most powerful people in college basketball. Plus, stories and remembrances of Jud Heathcote and Rollie Massimino, two national championship-winning coaches who died earlier this week.

Duration: 01:06:16

08/25: Inside our Candid Coaches series; Mitchell Robinson bypassing college

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander go an hour-plus on this week's episode to flesh out why Mitchell Robinson's Western Kentucky journey is over, and why he's unlikely to ever play in college. They also offer up the pros -- and cons -- of the 3-on-3 tournament that's been proposed for the Final Four, then get into a number of questions that were posted on this week in regard to their annual Candid Coaches survey series. Plus, some Mayweather-McGregor discussion caps the episode.

Duration: 01:03:02

08/15: Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke, but still hasn't been cleared by the NCAA

So how big is Marvin Bagley's commitment to Duke? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discussed that at the top of this episode. And one thing they both made clear is this: Folks should slow down on the "Bagley will play for Duke this season" tweets. He probably will. But it's remains reliant on the NCAA, in simple terms, accepting his transcript and certifying his amateur status. Then they talked about Bagley's potential impact at Duke. Will he be a great player or merely a great prospect?...

Duration: 00:34:35

08/10: Missouri's tournament hopes, Arizona's top-ranked class, college hoops' attendance issue

It may be the middle of the summer, but your favorite podcast duo is not taking a break. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander cover four topics in this episode: Missouri's NCAA Tournament expectations for 2017-18 now that Jontay Porter is joining the roster; Arizona's top-ranked class for 2018, and what's to come for the Wildcats; college basketball's seemingly permanent problem with attendance; and the head coach that came very close to dying in July.

Duration: 00:49:52

08/02: Why we cover LaVar Ball; Mitchell Robinson bails on WKU; Dayton player's epic arrest

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back from Las Vegas, and they start by addressing why LaVar Ball commands so much media attention -- and why what he did in Las Vegas warranted coverage. Beyond that, the two recap their Vegas experience, including anecdotes from coaches, on what made 2017 different. From there, they get into the mess at Western Kentucky, and detail an arrest with a Dayton player, who got drunk and arrested -- and subsequently beat up in his jail cell.

Duration: 00:42:16

07/27: LaVar Ball, LaMelo Ball, Zion Williamson, and the event too big for LeBron

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are in Las Vegas, and what a ridiculous scene they saw unfold on Wednesday night. LaVar Ball and LaMelo Ball's AAU team went up against YouTube phenomenon Zion Willamson, and it was such a frenzy, it has vets and coaches of the summer circuit saying it was the biggest event they'd ever seen. Plus, the crowd got so big, LeBron James was advised to not sit courtside after he showed up to the event.

Duration: 00:33:36

07/17: No. 1 recruit Marvin Bagley mulling playing college hoops this season; NCAA tourney tweaks

Gary Parrish is back from his trip to the Peach Jam, and he discusses with Matt Norlander the biggest stories from that annual event. Will the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018, Marvin Bagley III, actually maneuver his way into college hoops this upcoming season? Plus, Norlander gives a full rundown on the major adjustment the NCAA made to its selection and seeding process for the NCAA Tournament, and explains why more change is coming within a year.

Duration: 00:48:37

07/06: Mo Bamba drama at Texas, plus great Mark Few and Brad Stevens stories

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander chat for 50 minutes about LaVall Jordan's challenge at Butler, Mark Few's DVR problems, a great Brad Stevens story with the Celtics, Mo Bamba's situation with Texas (truths and myths) and why fireworks are terrible.

Duration: 00:52:17

06/27: Post-draft predictions on players, and an in-depth debate on how to fix the NBA draft rules

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give their rearview mirror insights on the 2017 draft, lay out which college players look like top-10 picks for 2018, and discuss the likelihood that the NBA can/will change its draft rules. If the "one-and-done era" will soon be a thing of the past, will whatever comes next be any more morally or philosophically fair to the college players?

Duration: 00:54:24

06/13: Remembering Kevin Durant in college; Ohio State and Butler make their choices for new coaches

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the reputation now-NBA champion Kevin Durant had coming out of college. Parrish reminds listeners just how unbelievable Greg Oden was to make it sensible for Portland to pass on Durant. Then they transitioned into a conversation about Ohio State's coaching search that settled on Chris Holtmann. Then, a discussion on Butler's coaching search that settled on LaVall Jordan. Is Jordan right pick, and what level of a job has Butler become in the past decade?

Duration: 00:46:11

06/06: Ohio State surprisingly fires Thad Matta; full analysis, candidate speculation

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has made the borderline unprecedented decision to part ways with 13-year Buckeyes coach Thad Matta. Why did it come to this -- in early June? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander share their opinions on the firing, then get into deeper analysis on why this move makes for a possibly dangerous precedent. After that, the duo goes guy-by-guy in looking at realistic candidates to get this newly opened gig.

Duration: 00:53:58

05/25: Draft deadline analysis; Hamidou Diallo stays at UK; Cam Johnson saga at Pitt

Did Hamidou Diallo make the right decision by returning to Kentucky? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that -- and the deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft in general -- at the top of this episode. They touched on Diallo, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan, North Carolina's Tony Bradley, etc. And that led into a conversation about the updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one). Why Arizona No. 1? Who should be higher: Kentucky or Duke?

Duration: 00:46:17

05/19: Texas gets Mo Bamba; NBA draft decision predictions; the worst of LaVar Ball

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander find themselves with plenty to talk about. They start with Mo Bamba's commitment to Texas, then move on to Missouri establishing a top-10 class. The two programs are in very different stages, however. Plus, the two entertain the idea that Kentucky and Duke should tweak their recruiting philosophies. After that, they hit on NBA Draft stay-or-go predictions, and get into the pros and cons of all LaVar Ball has done to help and hurt his family's name.

Duration: 01:05:02

05/10: Kentucky's roster changes; Valpo to the Valley; mid-major recruiting loopholes

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander sit down for a 40-minute pod to discuss Kevin Knox committing to Kentucky, Hamidou Diallo potentially never playing for UK, and why this probably means UK isn't a top-five team heading into next season. They also chat on the Valley getting Valpo and what the Horizon will do next, and close up with a discussion on how other schools should try to be like ... DePaul. Plus, a quick chat on their favorite TV shows as of late.

Duration: 00:41:15

04/27: NBA draft decisions, teams still waiting on edge; thoughts on college hoops media

The 137 college underclassmen who declared for the NBA Draft are not stupid or misguided or delusional or whatever other negative adjective you might've heard. They're merely taking advantage of a system in place that presents little to no downside to them doing what they're doing. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish talked about it at the top of this episode. They also also discussed the winners and losers of the early entry deadline. And UNLV's recruiting class. They close with thoughts on...

Duration: 00:47:48

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