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All things BYU sports - Cougar football, basketball and more, plus commentary on other sports both amateur and professional.

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    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights July 2nd

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 92:26

    This is a compilation of Cougar Sports Saturday on July 2, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to crazy news around college sports, with USC and UCLA departing the Pac 12 for the Big 10. The guys discuss what conference realignment may mean for BYU and the Big 12. The guys also speak with BYU defensive lineman Gabe Summers and Lorenzo Fauatea. The latest BYU basketball player Noah Waterman also joins to discuss his commitment to the Cougars.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Noah Waterman Has Enjoyed The Reception From Cougar Nation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 12:28

    The newest member of the BYU Basketball team Noah Waterman joins Mitch Harper to discuss his commitment to the Cougars. Waterman, a transfer from Detroit Mercy, joins the roster as a stretch-four type of player who will fit well on the team. He talks about what drew him to Provo and what fans can expect from his game.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jaren Hall Projected As Top 10 Pick In 2023 NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 8:24

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss news around BYU QB Jaren Hall. Earlier this week, ESPN's Matt Miller projected Jaren Hall as the 9th pick and 4th QB taken in the 2023 NFL Draft.  The guys discuss Jaren beginning to see recognition from national analysts and the heights for Jaren in 2022.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Top 5: Best Pass-Catching Duos In BYU History

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 17:02

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the best pass-catching duos in BYU history. The list includes great pairings like Austin Collie-Dennis Pitta and Dax Milne-Gunner Romney.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Gabe Summers and Lorenzo Fauatea Talk Offseason Work, Defensive Line Group

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 10:26

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk with BYU players Gabe Summers and Lorenzo Fauatea to discuss their offseason and what they're looking forward to in the 2022 season. Summers and Fauatea are returning contributors on a defensive line that will need to be big next season for the Cougars.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Do BYU Fans Want Utah In The Big 12?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 12:22

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the possibility of Utah joining BYU in the new Big 12. With USC and UCLA leaving the Pac-12, there's a lot of unknown about what will happen with the remaining 10 teams. The guys discuss what it would be like if BYU and Utah ended up in the same conference yet again.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Who Should The Big 12 Add Amid Conference Realignment?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 7:45

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss who the Big 12 should be targeting in conference realignment. The guys mention Pac-12 teams like Arizona and Arizona State as potential additions. Matt adds Stanford and Cal into the mix, where Mitch says the Big 12 should look towards Oregon and Washington. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How Will Conference Realignment Affect The Big 12?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 8:14

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to discuss conference realignment and how it will affect the new Big 12 conference. The guys both agree that the conference should be aggressive in looking to poach some remaining teams from the Pac 12 or ACC. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    USC & UCLA Off To The Big 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 8:30

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show reacting to news around conference realignment. USC and UCLA will be leaving the Pac 12 in 2024 to join the Big 10, the latest move that pushes college sports further towards two super-conferences. The guys discuss the move and what it means for college sports.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights June 25th

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 94:14

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on June 25, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down BYU Media Day this week and the news and notes around BYU Football. They take a look at the first released depth chart and speak with head coach Kalani Sitake. They're also joined by wide receivers Brayden Cosper and Chase Roberts.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU's WR Room Is Deep In 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 12:25

    BYU wide receivers Brayden Cosper and Chase Roberts join Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte from BYU Media Day. Cosper and Roberts make up part of a talented group of receivers and they discuss how they push each other. They also highlight their paths to BYU and expectations for 2022.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Top 5: Best Coaches Among Former BYU Players

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 16:28

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys will look at the best coaches among former BYU players. The list includes the current BYU head coach Kalani Sitake, Andy Reid, and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    First Depth Chart of 2022 Released For BYU Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 14:14

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the first depth chart of 2022, which was released at BYU media day earlier this week. Matt was surprised by the right guard position, with Joe Tukuafu seemingly ahead of Campbell Barrington. Mitch mentioned that Jacob Conover was listed as QB2, not an "or", on the initial depth chart.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kalani Sitake Prepares For Seventh Year As BYU Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 12:55

    BYU Head Coach Kalani Sitake joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss his team in 2022 and expectations for the season. Sitake discussed the transition to the Big 12, saying the legacy of greats before him have paved the way.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tom Holmoe on the State of the Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 5:16

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to discuss BYU Media Day and comments made from BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe in his State of the Program address. He addressed NIL, saying it isn't working and suggesting the government needs to be involved. He also discuss the transfer portal and how it's changing the landscape of college sports.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Final BYU Media Day Of The Independence Era

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 14:02

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the showing reacting to a busy BYU Media Day this week. The final of the independence era, the guys react to the tone from players and coaches and look ahead at 2022.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Closing the book on BYU Football Media Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 9:55

    CSS hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte fired up the podcast to recap the day that was at BYU Football Media Day. The guys spoke with dozens of people surrounding the BYU football program. Listen to some of their takeaways from an eventful day down in Provo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights June 18th

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 112:30

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on June 18, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte look ahead at the BYU Football season and get ready for BYU Football Media Day next week. Josh Pate of 247sports joins to discuss Jaren Hall and why he is underrated in college football. The guys also react to the Utah Jazz rebrand and discuss BYU football uniforms. Mitch and Matt talk BYU basketball and react to the news of transfer Jaxson Robinson.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Liz Darger on BYU's Transition Into The Big 12 Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 10:07

    Senior Associate Athletic Director Liz Darger joins Mitch Harper to discuss Big 12 spring meetings and the work ahead as BYU transitions into the Big 12 conference in 2023. Darger, who serves as the sports administrator over BYU women's sports, talks about the challenges ahead and the vision for BYU in a power five conference.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What Will BYU Basketball's Rotation Look Like in 2022-23?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 7:30

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk BYU hoops and project how the rotation will look in 2022-23. With the addition of Robinson, BYU will have just one roster spot open for next season. The guys discuss how Robinson will fit into the rotation and what the starting lineup may look like in the fall.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU Basketball Picks Up Commitment From Transfer Jaxson Robinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 12:15

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the commitment of Jaxson Robinson, a former Top-65 recruit from Arkansas. Robinson was a highly touted recruit out of high school who hasn't been able to find steady minutes at Texas A&M and Arkansas. The guys discuss the player and how he will impact BYU's roster next season.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Top 5: Best Offensive Lineman In BYU History

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 14:57

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys revisit a list from the past with the best offensive lineman in BYU history. The list includes greats like John Tait and Mo Elewonibi. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Who Is The Next Great BYU Quarterback After Jaren Hall?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 7:47

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk quarterback position at BYU and what comes next after Jaren Hall. Hall, who is expected to play his final season at BYU in 2022, has followed the steps of Zach Wilson well after taking over last season. The guys look ahead at life post-Hall and who is the next great Cougar signal-caller.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jaren Hall Among Underrated College Quarterbacks in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 12:36

    Josh Pate of 247 sports joins Mitch Harper to talk about Jaren Hall, his success last season, and his potential in 2022. Pate says Hall is one of the more underrated quarterbacks in college football, saying he's accurate, mobile and should be garnering more buzz. He also shares his thoughts about the new Big 12 and the anticipation of the new look conference.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Getting Ready For BYU Football In 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 18:18

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte get ready for BYU Football Media Day looking ahead at some of their questions and interests ahead of the 2022 season. The guys discuss the best road game on the schedule, Oregon or Notre Dame, and which player you're most intrigued to see in the fall.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Utah Jazz Uniform Rebrand, What Is The Worst BYU Look?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 20:28

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start the show reacting to the Utah Jazz jersey rebrand and discuss some of their favorite and least favorite BYU uniforms. The Utah Jazz have added Black, Yellow and White as their new color scheme and the fan reception is not good. The guys also discuss what color they would add to the BYU color palette.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights June 11th

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 106:26

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on June 11, 2022. Matt Baiamonte and Dallen Graff discuss BYU hoops in the Big 12 and Trevin Knell joins the show to share how BYU is bringing back the "best locker room in America" in 2022. Anonymous coaches shared thoughts on BYU football in 2022 and the guys also discuss Jaren Hall's NFL prospects. Dave McCann joins to add his thoughts to the conversation around the BYU-Utah rivalry and how often the game should be played.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Dave McCann On BYU-Utah Rivalry + BYU Football In 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 19:41

    BYUtv's Dave McCann joins Matt Baiamonte to talk all things BYU football. Last week, Matt stirred feelings around the BYU-Utah rivalry and Dave shared his opinion on how often the two teams should play. McCann also shares his thoughts on some of the issues around college athletics and BYU football's potential in 2022.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Top 5: BYU In The NFL Trivia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 12:57

    Matt Baiamonte and Dallen Graff play a trivia version of the Top 5. With Mitch out this week, Dallen brings some BYU in the NFL trivia to challenge Matt. The list includes true/false questions around some of BYU's stars in the NFL.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jaren Hall Poised To Lead Top Offense For BYU

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 8:09

    Matt Baiamonte and Dallen Graff discuss Jaren Hall and the potential for BYU's offense. The returning talent around him and with a year of experience, Hall could put up big numbers in 2022. The guys discuss his prospects as an NFL draft pick next year.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Anonymous Coaches Scout BYU Football For 2022 Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 11:00

    Matt Baiamonte and Dallen Graff discuss some anonymous coach quotes about BYU football in 2022. In their 2022 college football preview magazine, Athlon sports included quotes from coaches in regards to the Cougars. One coach had high praise for Jaren Hall, calling him legit. Another coach expressed concern over replacing Tyler Allgeier in 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Trevin Knell: We're Getting Back To The "Best Locker Room In America"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 16:30

    BYU guard Trevin Knell joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss last year's struggles and looking ahead at the 2022 season. Knell says the team stepped away from the "best locker room in America" last season. He adds that every player left is bought in and ready to win.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Transfer Portal Is Changing College Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 7:32

    Matt Baiamonte and Dallen Graff continue to discuss BYU hoops in the Big 12 and comments made from Mark Pope. Coach Pope said the high roster turnover of this offseason will be the new norm in college basketball. Matt and Dallen share their thoughts on how that affects BYU heading into the Big 12.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU Basketball In The Big 12 Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 8:33

    Matt Baiamonte and Dallen Graff start off the show reacting to a report by John Rothstein, stating the Big 12 will play 18 conference games when the league expands in 2023. The guys discuss what this means for future non-conference scheduling and how BYU will adapt to a much more difficult league schedule.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights June 4th

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 122:45

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on June 4, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to Big 12 spring meetings this week, which took place in Texas this week. BYU AD Tom Holmoe and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby join the program to discuss those meetings and the path ahead for BYU and the conference. The guys also discuss the future of the BYU/Utah rivalry and how often the rivalry should be played.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How Often Should The BYU & Utah Rivalry Be Played?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 20:40

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the future of the BYU-Utah football series. Earlier in the week, Matt was on Unrivaled on 97.5 The Zone and he said he wants BYU and Utah to play a home-and-home series once a decade. The guys discuss the future of the series, the challenges as both teams will be in power conferences, and non-conference scheduling.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Top 5: Single-Season Receiving Leaders From BYU Wide Receivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 14:27

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the single-season receiving leaders all-time among BYU wide receivers. The list includes greats like Austin Collie and Reno Mahe. BYU will be led by two talented wide receivers, Puka Nacua and Gunner Romney, who have the potential to break the 1000 yard mark and potentially join this list.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bob Bowlsby: BYU & The Big 12 Is "Match Made In Heaven"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 15:40

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby joins Mitch Harper to discuss Big 12 spring meetings and the impending transition with four new members. Bowlsby, who will be stepping down as commissioner in a few months, shared his thoughts on the process of adding four teams, what the league will look like with Texas and Oklahoma, and the importance of the new TV deal. He called the pairing of BYU and the Big 12 as a "match made in heaven". See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tom Holmoe On Excitement For The Future Of The Big 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 15:51

    BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe joins Mitch Harper to discuss Big 12 spring meetings and BYU's future in the league. Holmoe is excited about the future for the Cougars and the relationships they're building with their future conference mates. He discuss the preparation still needed for the transition and how BYU is working towards 2023.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Future Of Big 12 Scheduling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 6:40

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to discuss Big 12 spring meetings, which took place this week in Texas. The guys discuss scheduling in the new Big 12, do they need to keep divisions and what the non-conference schedule should look like.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU Participates In Big 12 Spring Meetings This Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 14:06

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start the show discuss Big 12 spring meetings, which took place this week in Texas. Mitch Harper was in Dallas this week and he breaks down the biggest news to come out of the meetings. BYU has just over a year until they officially join the conference in 2023.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU In The Big 12 Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 40:48

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte bring you an hour special on BYU in the Big 12. Live from the Big 12 conference spring meetings in Texas, Mitch and Matt give you the latest on BYU's transition into the Big 12, the timeline for the full conference, what it will look like, and more. Hear clips from BYU AD Tom Holmoe and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights May 28th

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 113:10

    This is a compilation of highlights of Cougar Sports Saturday on May 28, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss announced kickoff times for BYU Football in 2022 and if BYU likes late night kickoffs. The guys also discuss Jaren Hall being left off a Top 25 Quarterbacks in college football. Kahil Fennell, the new BYU basketball assistant coach, joins the show to discuss his path to Provo and the guys discuss his impact on this program.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Do Fans Enjoy Late Night Kickoff Times For BYU Football?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 11:32

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk about the announced kickoff times for 2022 with the poll question of the day. The guys ask if fans like late night kickoffs or prefer a different time. Matt loves the late night games whereas Mitch prefers the morning/early afternoon kickoff.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Top 5: Best Matchups of Independence Era

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 19:39

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the best matchups of the independence era for BYU Football. With the final year of independence ahead in 2022, the guys look at the best matchups put together by BYU over the last decade. The list includes visiting Camp Randall in 2018 and putting together the 2020 matchup with Coastal Carolina in 48 hours.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jaren Hall Left Off List of Top 25 QB's In College Football

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 14:11

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss an article this week of the Top 25 quarterbacks in college football from 247sports which left off BYU QB Jaren Hall. Utah's Cam Rising was ranked 13th, former USC now Ole Miss QB Jaxson Dart was ranked 19th, but Jaren Hall was nowhere to be found. The guys discuss where he would fit in their own Top 25 list.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How Kahil Fennell Improves The BYU Basketball Coaching Staff

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 4:35

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte breakdown the hire of Kahil Fennell as the newest BYU basketball assistant coach. Fennell adds a unique background to the staff and said he will have a big role in recruiting. The guys discuss the impact he will have and where the basketball program sits now with two open scholarships available. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kahil Fennell Discusses His Path To BYU

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 13:36

    The newest assistant basketball coach, Kahil Fennell, joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss his hire on BYU's coaching staff and how he ended up in Provo. Fennell comes from Louisville and has unique experience around college basketball. He discusses his role on the coaching staff and his relationship with Mark Pope.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kickoff Times Announced For 2022 BYU Football Season

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 18:50

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show reacting to some of the announced kickoff times for BYU Football's final schedule of Independence. The guys discuss the season opener against South Florida, which will be a hot and humid afternoon kickoff in Tampa. BYU will have a late night kickoff against Baylor in the home opener, a precursor for the future in the Big 12.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    100 Days Till BYU Football Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 7:54

    BYU Football in 2020 kicks off in 100 days. Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Matt Baiamonte and Mitch Harper discuss what has them intrigued going into Kalani Sitake's seventh year as the head coach. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights May 21st

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 116:51

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on May 21, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss Tennessee's buyout of the 2023 game in Provo and how BYU will fill that season opener. They also react the NCAA decision that could change the structure of the new Big 12 and NIL drama between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher. Mitch and Matt also discuss the hire of Amber Whiting as the new women's basketball coach and are joined by Braedon Moore, the newest commit to the men's basketball team.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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