Matt Norlander

CBS Sports Senior Writer /

College basketball season starts in 50 days: Get ready for 2023-24 with 50 names, games, storylines to know

Matt Norlander counts down storylines to follow, players to know and what to be hyped about this college hoops season

Big 12, Big Ten, Big East in talks to participate in new postseason event for teams not in NCAA Tournament

The proposed 16-team tournament in Las Vegas would be for teams who missed the Big Dance and didn't play in the NIT

Candid Coaches: Will Zach Edey win national player of the year in back-to-back seasons?

It's been four decades since someone won the Naismith/Wooden/Robertson NPOY awards two straight years ... but Edey's got a great shot

ACC adding Stanford, Cal and SMU means the conference's days of being an elite basketball league are over

Cal, Stanford and SMU will make the ACC bigger, but with 18 teams it will definitely not be better

Candid Coaches: What are the biggest fixes needed with the transfer portal?

The portal is here to stay but there are still major improvements that can be made, according to the 100-plus coaches we surveyed

Dribble Handoff: Duke, Kansas, Gonzaga boast college basketball's best home-court advantage

The sport has so many elite arenas, so we pick five of our favorites for this week's Dribble Handoff

Candid Coaches: Which on-court rule change should come next to men's college basketball?

Four quarters? Advance the ball past half-court? Six fouls? A 24-second shot clock? We got all of those answers and many more

Candid Coaches: Is burnout becoming an epidemic among college basketball coaches?

Drastic evolutions to off-the-court rules — and the sport's slow response to adapt with its calendar — has led to an inflection point for some

Candid Coaches: Would Gonzaga be better off staying in WCC, or moving to Big 12, Big East or Pac-12/MW combo?

We asked coaches their opinion on if the Bulldogs should stay put and remain bullies in a mid-major league

Dribble Handoff: UConn, Gonzaga among teams that would benefit from a basketball-first realignment plan

These are the basketball-centered conference realignment moves we'd like to see

Big 12 leaving UConn, Gonzaga behind in conference realignment will prove best for both in long run

The Big East and the West Coast Conference have been spared in realignment -- at least for now. That's a good thing for the Huskies and Zags

Major calendar changes coming in college hoops: Spring and summer overhaul, more time away for mental health

CBS Sports obtained a memo outlining the biggest makeover of the college basketball calendar in a very long time

Citing burnout from NIL, transfer portal and non-stop recruiting, college basketball coaches make big changes

'We are all exhausted,' one coach told CBS Sports amid a crisis that's spooking many and prompting a movement

Kansas vs. North Carolina: College basketball blue bloods agree to two-game series starting in 2024

Surprisingly, the Jayhawks and Tar Heels have only met 12 times in their history, but have agreed to a home-and-home series

Inside how Notre Dame hired Penn State's Micah Shrewsberry to succeed Mike Brey as Irish basketball coach

CBS Sports was given an exclusive behind-the-scenes look as Notre Dame went from 80 coaching candidates down to one

Matt Norlander is a two-time national award-winning senior writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his 13th season reporting on college basketball for CBS Sports and co-hosts the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Norlander is also a college basketball analyst and insider for CBS Sports HQ. In addition to college hoops, he covers the NBA Draft, is CBS Sports' lead Olympics columnist and occasionally writes on golf. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two sons, is an avid guitarist and (amateur) drummer. You're happily invited to send him story tips and music correspondence.

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