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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 November 27th

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 94:28

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on November 27, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte get you ready for BYU vs USC and discuss the implications of a 10-win season and a NY6 bowl game. USC insider Ryan Abraham breaks down a struggling Trojan squad and Max Tooley shares his memories of the matchup in 2019. BYU basketball has a rivalry game against Utah tonight and Gideon George shares his thoughts on the rivalry.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Three & Out: BYU vs USC

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 13:15

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview tonight's match-up between BYU and USC in Three & Out. The guys give a stat of the day, player to watch and bold prediction ahead of the game between the Cougars and the Trojans.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Know the Foe: USC Insider Ryan Abraham Breaks Down The Trojans

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 11:39

    USC Insider Ryan Abraham joins Mitch Harper to discuss a struggling USC team and what's at stake tonight. The Trojans are 4-6 on the season and are playing with an interim head coach in Donte Williams. They also discuss if Kalani Sitake is a legit candidate for the head coaching job at USC.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Top 5: BYU Basketball Teams That Started Season 6-0

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 13:35

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the five times BYU basketball teams started a season 6-0. The list includes some of BYU's best teams, like the Jimmer-led squad in 2010-11. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU Basketball: BYU-Utah Game Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 8:59

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte get you ready for tonight's basketball game between BYU and Utah. The two undefeated squads clash at the Huntsman Center in the first rivalry game for new Utes head coach Craig Smith.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Gideon George: Hope To See Lots Of BYU Fans Tonight At The Hunstman Center

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 9:54

    BYU basketball player Gideon George joins Mitch Harper to discuss the hot start to the season and his time at BYU. George talks about his shoe drive and the impact that will have in his home country, Nigeria. He also shares his thoughts on the BYU-Utah rivalry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Best Football Stadiums BYU Has Played In

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 6:46

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the best venues BYU Football has played in in their history. The Cougars travel to the historic LA Coliseum and the guys reflect on some of the best stadiums the team has visited.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Max Tooley Shares Memories of BYU-USC in 2019

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 11:26

    BYU linebacker Max Tooley joins Matt Baiamonte to discuss today's matchup against USC. Tooley played against the Trojans in 2019 and he shares his memories from the game. He also discusses the many injuries occurring in the linebacker position group and how they've overcome those challenges.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU Has Chance At 10 Wins Tonight Against USC

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 10:49

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show talking about the big game on the BYU sports slate tonight, BYU Football vs USC. The Cougars have a chance at back-to-back 10 win seasons and, potentially, a New Year's Six bowl invite. The guys discuss the implications of a win tonight and what needs to happen for the Cougars to secure a NY6 bowl bid. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Reaction to Big Wins for BYU Football and BYU Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 36:07

    Mitch Harper and Dallen Graff react to a busy day in BYU sports. BYU Football earns a win over Georgia Southern, 34-17, while BYU basketball took care of Central Methodist, 97-61. The guys react to the standouts on the gridiron and the court on a jam-packed day for Cougar athletics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights November 20th

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 58:53

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on November 20, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte get you ready for BYU vs Georgia Southern. They discuss what they are watching for today and speak with Tyler Batty on the team's mindset coming off the bye week. Mitch and Matt also discuss rumors of interest in Kalani Sitake and what BYU needs to do to continue to move up in the College Football Playoff rankings.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Three & Out: BYU vs Georgia Southern

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 11:20

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview today's game between BYU and Georgia Southern with Three & Out. The guys give a stat of the game, player to watch and bold prediction for the match-up between the Cougars and the Eagles.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU Football: How Can BYU Earn A New Year's Six Bowl Game?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 6:06

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss BYU's standing in the College Football Playoff rankings and what needs to happen for BYU to move up this week. The Cougars ideally need to be Top 10 by season's end to earn an at-large bid in the New Year's Six. BYU needs Cincinnati to make the playoff and the Pac-12 to miss the playoff. Oregon would need to win the Pac-12, while missing out on the playoff.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tyler Batty: We Don't Measure Defensive Success on Individual Stats

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 9:31

    BYU defensive lineman Tyler Batty joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss the rest of the season and the team's focus coming off the bye week. He speaks on how the defense views success, saying it's execution and scheme not individual stats. Batty discusses his health this season and how he's working to get back to 100%.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kalani Sitake: Rumors of Interest From Pac-12 Schools

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 11:02

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss some of the rumors around Kalani Sitake and potential job opportunities for him in the offseason. With many Pac-12 teams having already moved on from their head coaches, Sitake has been a name mentioned as a potential candidate. Sitake said this week he's focused on this week and this team, but what could potentially lure him away? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU vs Georgia Southern: What Are We Watching For?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 6:38

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss BYU vs Georgia Southern and what they are watching for in today's game. With a 3-7 Sun Belt opponent on tap, BYU should win easily. The guys mention players or moments they're looking at in today's game.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU Football Is Back Against Georgia Southern

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 9:26

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show discussing today's game against Georgia Southern. BYU is coming off of their bye week and travels to Statesboro, Georgia to take on the Eagles of the Sun Belt. The guys discuss some of the storylines headed into this game.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Postgame reaction to BYU Basketball's blowout win over Oregon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 24:26

    Mitch Harper, Matt Baiamonte, and Dallen Graff from Cougar Sports Saturday chop it up to break down BYU's 81-49 victory over the Oregon Ducks in the PK Invitational. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights November 13th

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 100:15

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on November 13, 2021.  Mitch Harper reacts to the big week for BYU basketball, including two big wins and a commitment from Collin Chandler. Chandler joins the show to talk about that commitment and freshman big man Fousseyni Traore speaks on his expectations for his first collegiate season. Matt Baiamonte joins from Hawai'i to discuss the biggest storylines and Chaz Ah You discusses how the team is handling the late-season bye week.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Which schools will come calling for Kalani Sitake this offseason?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 12:52

    Mitch Harper discusses some of the head coach openings around college football and who may be calling Kalani Sitake for an interview this offseason. Multiple jobs have opened up in the Pac-12, will they look at Sitake based on his success in Provo? Washington State and USC currently have openings and it seems imminent that Washington will move on from Jimmy Lake.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Midseason Report on Zach Wilson, BYU Rookies in NFL

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 8:48

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper to look at how BYU players have fared this year in the NFL. Zach Wilson is still recovering from his injury, but looks to be ready to play next week. Dan Sorenson has struggled during the season and the guys discus his future in the NFL. They also touch on the other rookies, including Brady Christensen and Khyiris Tonga.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Chaz Ah You talks NIL, Recruiting, and Bye Week Activities for BYU Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 11:16

    Mitch Harper is joined by BYU linebacker Chaz Ah You to discuss the bye week and the team's focus during this part of the season. BYU has just two regular season games remaining and their bowl game. Ah You also speaks on his injury and recovery. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What Are The Odds: Tyler Allgeier breaks single-season rushing record?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 13:59

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper to play a game of What Are The Odds. The guys look at the possibility of Tyler Allgeier breaking BYU records, BYU having multiple NFL draft picks and BYU hoops chances in the non-conference.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Matt Baiamonte: Mark Pope Can Accomplish Anything At BYU

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 18:31

    Matt Baiamonte joins Mitch Harper from Hawai'i to discuss the big week for BYU hoops and the upcoming games for BYU football. He says getting Collin Chandler proves that Mark Pope can accomplish anything he wants at BYU. Matt says the coaching is the biggest factor for bringing in big-time recruits, between Kalani Sitake and Mark Pope. They guys also discuss BYU's New Year's Six chances.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Get to know BYU Basketball freshman Fousseyni Traore

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 12:00

    Mitch Harper speaks with BYU freshman big man Fousseyni Traore, who has showed out well in his first two games. Traore is a native of Mali and played high school ball at Wasatch Academy. Traore will play a big role for BYU hoops this season.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU Snags Commitment From Collin Chandler

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 6:31

    Mitch Harper speaks with Collin Chandler, the latest BYU basketball signee and the highest-rated prospect in the state. He's the highest-rated recruit for BYU in the 21st century. Collin discusses his decision to commit to BYU and what he hopes to accomplish in Provo.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BYU Basketball: Big Wins On & Off-The-Court

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 12:54

    Mitch Harper starts off the show reacting to an exciting week for BYU basketball. The Cougars start off their season 2-0 with wins over Cleveland State and San Diego State and also picked up a big-time commitment from in-state prospect Collin Chandler. Mitch asks the question what has led the most to BYU's recent success on the recruiting trail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Postgame Reaction to BYU Basketball's Win over San Diego State

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 15:21

    Mitch Harper and Dallen Graff react to a big BYU win over San Diego State, 66-60. Alex Barcello led the team with 17 points as the Cougars survive a tough test. Fousseyni Traore had another big game in his young career, adding nine points and eight rebounds.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Postgame reaction to BYU Basketball's 69-59 win over Cleveland State

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 13:31

    BYU Basketball opens up the 2021-22 season with a 69-59 win over the Cleveland State Vikings. Mitch Harper and Dallen Graff broke down the win and shared their takeaways from the Marriott Center. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Postgame reaction to BYU crushing Idaho State on Senior Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 29:19

    Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down BYU's 59-14 win over the Idaho State Bengals on Senior Day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights November 6th

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 50:46

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on November 6th, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the first edition of the College Football Playoff rankings as BYU enters at #15. They also discuss a big addition to the program, Kingsley Suamataia, and the matchup today against Idaho State.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Three & Out: BYU vs Idaho State

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 8:08

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview today's game between BYU and Idaho State with Three & Out. The guys give a stat of the day, player to watch and bold prediction for the emotional matchup.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Under-the-radar BYU players to keep an eye on

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 7:43

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the upcoming game against Idaho State and some under-the-radar players to keep an eye on for the rest of the season. The guys mention some of the depth among the running backs and wide receivers, like Jackson McChesney and Falau Ropati. They also mention players on the defense like Josh Wilson, who will be big contributors in the coming years.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Should BYU keep the FCS game on future schedules?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 9:46

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss today's game against FCS opponent Idaho State and whether BYU should continue to schedule FCS teams once they join the Big 12. The guys consider the positives of having a "guaranteed" win on the schedule and breaking up a long, difficult season.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kinglsey Suamataia transfers to BYU

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 8:35

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the addition of the former 5-star recruit Kingsley Suamataia. Suamataia prepped at Orem high and went to Oregon out of high school. He entered the transfer portal a few weeks ago and has chosen to come home and play for BYU. The guys discuss the impact of getting a player like him and what it means for their future in the Big 12.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Can BYU earn a NY6 bowl bid?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 16:36

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show reacting to the first College Football Playoff rankings. BYU begins at #15 in the rankings, higher than they are in the AP and Coaches polls. The guys discuss whether BYU has a shot at sneaking into a NY6 bowl game.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Reaction to BYU's 66-49 win over Virginia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 21:05

    What a game from BYU football as the Cougars defeated the Virginia Cavaliers, 66-49 on Saturday, October 30th, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte recap the thriller from LaVell Edwards Stadium and share their takeaways from the victory. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights October 30th

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 94:17

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on October 30, 2021.  Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the many storylines in tonight's matchup between BYU and Virginia and the return of Bronco Mendenhall. Former player Bryan Kehl talks about playing for Bronco and the emotions in tonight's game. The guys also talk with Mark Pope about the BYU hoops squad that begins their season in a few weeks.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Hurry Up + Score Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 4:32

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte wrap up the show with the Hurry Up, touching the biggest stories in the world of BYU sports. The guys discuss Zach Wilson's injury, the new uniform combination BYU will wear tonight and former AD Glen Tuckett's passing. They also give their score predictions for tonight's game.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Three & Out: BYU vs. Virginia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 10:01

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview tonight's game between BYU and Virginia with Three & Out. The guys give a stat of the day, player to watch and bold prediction for the emotional matchup.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bryan Kehl on playing for Bronco Mendenhall & expectations for tonight's game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 14:01

    Former BYU player Bryan Kehl joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about his time playing for Bronco Mendenhall and his return tonight. Kehl played for Mendenhall from 2005-2007. He says he was grateful to play under Mendenhall and he expects an emotional evening for both teams and coaching staffs.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Top 5: Rushing Attempts in a Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 12:55

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the players with the most rushing attempts in a single-season at BYU. Tyler Allgeier has 168 attempts on the season and is on pace to break the record. The list includes greats like Jamaal Williams and Harvey Unga. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mark Pope Gets You Ready for the BYU Basketball Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 20:54

    BYU basketball head coach Mark Pope joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to preview the 2021-22 season for the Cougars. Pope speaks on the return of Alex Barcello, the key transfer portal additions and what he has learned over two seasons at the head coach in Provo. He also speaks on the future of BYU hoops in the Big 12 and the unfinished business in the WCC.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Favorite Memories of the Bronco Mendenhall Era

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 8:53

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss their favorite and least favorite memories of the Bronco Mendenhall era. As head coach at BYU, Bronco Mendenhall was very consistent earning a bowl bid every season. The guys discuss big wins like the win over Oklahoma in 2009 and fun moments like Rosco Mendenhall.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How will you welcome back Bronco Mendenhall?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 7:52

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk about BYU vs Virginia and how fans will welcome back Bronco Mendenhall. Kalani Sitake said he hopes fans will welcome back Mendenhall and his staff with applause. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Familiar Faces Return to Provo Tonight

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 9:43

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show talking about the biggest storylines for tonight's game between BYU and Virginia. Former head coach Bronco Mendenhall makes his first return to Provo and the guys discuss what the reception will be like tonight at LES. Will fans welcome back the 2nd winningest coach in school history with applause or bitterness for his departure in 2016? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Breaking down BYU's 21-19 win over Washington State

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 20:51

    Mitch Harper was in Pullman and he was joined by Matt Baiamonte over Zoom to break down BYU's 21-19 win over the Crimson Cougs from Washington State. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Know the Foe: Washington State Cougars

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 7:03

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte help BYU fans know the foe with the voice of the Crimson Cougars Matt Chazanow. Chazanow sheds light on the current situation in Pullman and the pulse of the football team. The Cougars are winners of three straight games. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights October 23rd

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 82:02

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on October 23rd, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to last week's loss to Baylor and the upcoming matchup against Washington State. Chaz Ah You and Neil Pau'u discuss how the team is bouncing back from the loss. Jaren Hall discusses the matchup with Washington State and the chaos in their coaching staff. Know the Foe with WSU PxP voice Matt Chazanow and get ready for the game with Three & Out.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Three & Out: BYU vs Washington State

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 8:45

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview today's Cougar matchup with Three & Out. The guys give a stat of the day, player to watch and bold prediction ahead of this afternoon's matchup.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wide Receivers are a Strength for BYU

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 8:52

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the wide receiver group for BYU this season. Puka Nacua had a breakout game last week in Waco, scoring his first TD of the season. The depth at the position has been a strength this season for BYU.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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