Episodes
Our annual draft-prospect-profile episodes are back for another season. We start with Chet Holmgren, who did some eye-popping things in his one season at Gonzaga. Despite all of that, there's still some skepticism about Holmgren's prospects as an NBA player. Should there be? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down the enigmatic and tantalizing prospect. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to...
Published 05/23/22
Slow news week in college hoops, so it's time for the first offseason mailbag! Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander respond to your questions. Enjoy, and be sure to drop more questions in the reviews of Apple Podcasts for future episodes. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of...
Published 05/19/22
Published 05/19/22
Does it matter how the NBA Draft lottery shakes out to determine who will be the No. 1 pick in the draft? Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone says it shouldn't -- that Chet Holmgren is the obvious top pick in the draft. Plus: the Iowa State Cyclones raid the A-10 for some reinforcements. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers!...
Published 05/16/22
Julian Phillips commits to the Vols; where does that put them in GP's rankings? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander dig in. Plus: Mike Brey wants coaches and ADs to stop complaining about the changing landscape in college sports. Does he have a point? And: Norlander and GP remember the legacy of former Michigan State star/NBA player Adreian Payne. (00:45) - Julian Phillips commits to Tennessee (20:50) - Mike Brey tells coaches to put a sock in it. (33:18) - Remembering Adreian Payne Eye on...
Published 05/12/22
If you took the names off the front of the jerseys, threw age out the window and discarded recruiting accolades, it would be interesting to see how perceptions around the top of the 2022 NBA Draft class would change. Kyle Boone invites David Cobb on the show to complete this thought experiment.   Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your...
Published 05/11/22
Everyone knows about the Jabari Smiths, Chet Holmgrens and Paolo Bancheros of this year's NBA Draft. However, who are the guys on the fence who have yet to make a draft decision yet that could the NBA Draft ... or college basketball? Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone do a deep dive on 10 prospects you need to know. (2:07) -Patrick Baldwin Jr (7:55) - Shaedon Sharpe (11:02) - Max Christie (16:15) - Justin Lewis (20:21) - Julian Strawther and Drew Timme Eye on College Basketball is available on...
Published 05/09/22
Earlier this week, Matt Norlander reported on the nonconference change that could potentially change how mid-major teams get at-large bids. So we brought the topic on the pod and discussed in depth. It stands to be a sport-changing idea. Also, John Calipari made some interesting comments on NIL. Does he have a point? Plus: Gary is on Version 8.0 of the Top 25 And One. What spurred this change? READ Norlander: The bold, new college basketball flex scheduling model that would bring big...
Published 05/05/22
Isaiah Wong renegotiated his NIL deal in public and the entire college basketball media landscape went nuts. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down the story behind that story, as Norlander's reporting illuminated a LOT of what is happening behind the scenes. PLUS: who are the uncommitted players in the transfer portal you need to pay attention to? Lastly, Parrish shares the player that many thought was the most NBA-ready prospect at last weekend's Iverson Classic. The name might surprise...
Published 05/02/22
NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down from the job no later than June of 2023. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take a look at Emmert's legacy and come to one conclusion: it was pretty bad. The guys also wonder if the job can be salvaged and what that job might look like in 18 months. Where is the NCAA headed? PLUS: a preview of this weekend's Allen Iverson Classic, and a heartfelt farewell to one of the greatest basketball SIDs ever, Kenny Klein, who is retiring. Eye on College...
Published 04/28/22
On Sunday afternoon, UNC point guard Caleb Love announced his return to the Tar Heels. Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone break down why the Heels are likely the No. 1 team headed into the '22-23 season. Plus, Nijel Pack makes a lucrative transfer and the guys explain why NIL is here to stay — and why it's a great thing for college basketball. Boone and Parrish also keep up with the latest in transfer portal news, including Hunter Dickinson (Michigan) and Yuri Collins (Saint Louis). Learn more about...
Published 04/25/22
We thought there would only be one emergency episode on Wednesday. Shortly after that, rumblings that legendary coach Jay Wright would retire emerged. And then it actually happened. So you're getting a second emergency podcast. You're welcome. Norlander takes you behind the scenes of how this decision came to be, and Parrish puts Wright's career into perspective. The guys also have a few good Wright stories to share. What a stunner this was. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 04/21/22
The Naismith Player of the Year has decided to return to the world of college basketball. What does Oscar's return mean for the Kentucky and the rest of the sport? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. (01:02) - Oscar Tshiebwe returns (20:38) - Johnny Juzang and Kofi Cockburn head for the NBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/20/22
The transfer portal is still active, and some fans are upset. But should they be? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander examine if the transfer portal has done more to help college basketball than hurt it. A long discussion with a lot of context than any fan should be aware of as guys continue to go into the portal. Plus: is there a new number one team in college basketball? Could it be North Carolina is making its way toward the top? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/19/22
During the NCAA Tournament, a crazy thing happened: schools started filling all of their coaching vacancies. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander go through all of the hires in power conferences and give out superlatives and predictions for most of them. (02:58) - Which coaching hire will be the best three years from now? (18:14) - The SEC has six new coaches; we rank them. (31:03) - Todd Golden headlines the three first-time power-conferences coaches. Is he best set up to succeed? (48:20) - Thad...
Published 04/12/22
It's the offseason for college basketball, and Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander introduce said offseason in style. Here's how we begin ... (03:12) - Coach K is really retired. For real. No take-backs. (15:05) - Kansas! (24:10) - The Mitchell twins committed to Arkansas. Hogs moving up? (29:15) - A complete run through the 1.0 edition of GP's Top 25 And 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/07/22
The Kansas Jayhawks are your NCAA men's basketball champions, defeating the University of North Carolina Tar Heels 72-69. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take you through the entire game, ponder what's next for Bill Self and the Jayhawks AND give you a way-too-early look at Gary's Top 25 And 1. (00:41) - The Kansas Jayhawks are your national champions! (12:47) - Bill Self is the best coach in college basketball (38:20) - The first look at the 2022-2023 Top 25 And 1! Learn more about your ad...
Published 04/05/22
There's less than 24 hours away from the improbable National title game that is Kansas and North Carolina. The band is back together as Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down last night's UNC/Duke game, wax poetically about a Guster laptop sticker and preview the National Championship game. (4:17) - About that Guster laptop sticker... (16:39) - A look back at Coach K's final game (30:00) - Kansas/UNC preview (59:40) - Matt got a photo with Leaky Black Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 04/04/22
The long coaching tenure of Coach K is over at the hands of his biggest rival. The Kansas Jayhawks have turned the corner and routed everyone on their way to a national championship game. The games were epic and it sets up for a potentially classic title game. Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone recap Saturday Night's games and do a way too early preview of Monday's championship game. (0:51) - Coach K's career is over (27:56) - Kansas obliterated Villanova (37:45) - Championship game preview Learn...
Published 04/03/22
The Friday before the Final Four is officially upon us and it's time to make FINAL picks on what happens on Saturday night. But first, LaVall Jordan was terminated from his post over at Butler. Matt Norlander and Kyle Boone break all of that down. Plus make their final decision on Naismith player of the year and break the games down. (2:34) - LaVall Jordan out at Butler. (7:41) - Naismith Player Of The Year discussion (25:30) - Kansas/Nova Game Breakdown (44:06) -Duke/UNC Breakdown Learn...
Published 04/01/22
Big games mean big roundtables and this week’s On the Beat Live! has you covered as the InsideCarolina.com crew of Tommy Ashley, Gregory Hall, Joey Powell, Taylor Vippolis, Sean Moran and Sherrell McMillan get together to make sense of what is coming to college basketball on Saturday night. One could say that the National Semifinal between Duke and Carolina might be the biggest college basketball game in decades. And if one did say that, there is little doubt that the assertion would be...
Published 04/01/22
It is Final Four week and the Eye on College Basketball Podcast is taking the show on the road to the Big Easy! Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander begin by going over the great history of the Final Four in New Orleans. Then ask a question that many have asked this week -- is Villanova a blue blood program. And they finish off the show with previews of both Villanova-Kansas and UNC Duke! (04:21) - There's a long history with the Final Four and New Orleans (09:55) - Is Villanova a blue blood...
Published 03/30/22
The Final Four is set! UNC dispatched St. Peter's to punch their ticket and Kansas thrashed Miami to punch their ticket as well. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish set the stage for what looks like an epic Final Four In New Orleans (3:45) Kansas beat Miami to make the Final Four. (18:30) UNC beat Saint Peter's to make the Final Four. (41:30) So the Final Four is set. Game 1: Kansas vs. Villanova Game 2: Duke vs. North Carolina Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/28/22
On the first night of the Elite Eight, two teams punched their tickets to New Orleans! Villanova outlasted Houston to earn their spot and Coach K's career will end in New Orleans as Duke beat Arkansas punched their ticket to New Orleans. Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone recap all of the happenings. (03:20) - Duke beat Arkansas to get to Coach K's 13th Final Four. (18:50) -Villanova beat Houston to get to Jay Wright’s 4th Final Four. (35:50) - Memphis released its notice of allegations. Learn more...
Published 03/27/22
The Elite Eight is set as Saint Peter's magical run keeps on keeping on. UNC sends UCLA home. Kansas dispatches Providence and Miami beats Iowa State. Matt Norlander and David Cobb go through the slate of four games and get you prepared for Saturday (3:35) - Saint Peter's is an all-time sports story (24:16) - UNC beats UCLA (37:24) - Kansas beats Providence (48:21) - Saturday Picks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/26/22