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Cougar Sports Saturday (BYU)

All things BYU sports - Cougar football, basketball and more, plus commentary on other sports both amateur and professional.
March 30, 2024

Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - March 30, 2024

The best of Cougar Sports Saturday from Easter weekend on March 30, 2024.   (01:51:02)
March 30, 2024

Was Big 12 Pro Day an upgrade from BYU Pro Day?

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their thoughts on the Big 12's first Big 12 Pro Day and discuss whether or not it was a better product than the Pro Day BYU put on.   (06:02)
March 30, 2024

Interview with BYU safety Ethan Slade

Ethan Slade is someone that has been singled out by coaches for having a great spring camp. Matt Baiamonte spoke with him following practice earlier this week.   (12:44)
March 30, 2024

Talking defensive line with DL coach Sione Po'uha

Mitch Harper was able to talk with defensive line coach Sione Po'uha earlier this week. Catch that conversation here!   (07:43)
March 30, 2024

Top 5: Five leading receivers from 2023

In this week's Top 5 battle, Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte race to name the five leading receivers from 2023 in order.   (10:57)
March 30, 2024

What we learned from spring ball

Spring ball wrapped up this week, so Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about what they learned in the limited observation windows they saw.   (13:03)
March 23, 2024

Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - March 23, 2024

The best of Cougar Sports Saturday from March 23, 2024.   (01:54:18)
March 23, 2024

Final thoughts on BYU's loss to Duquesne

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take one last look at the BYU Duquesne game from Thrusday morning.   (08:32)
March 23, 2024

BYU RB Hinckley Ropati Is Happy To Back From Injury For 2024 Season

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte caught up with Hinckley Roptai who missed last season due to a knee injury. Hear what Ropati has to say now that he's been cleared to return to full contact.   (10:33)
March 23, 2024

Talking with BYU offensive line coach TJ Woods

Mitch Harper spoke with BYU offensive line coach TJ Woods at the Alumni Game Friday night.   (09:09)
March 23, 2024

Mark Durrant joins live to talk about the NCAA Tournament loss

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined live by BYU Sports Network analyst Mark Durant to share his insight from the season that was for BYU basketball.   (12:47)
March 23, 2024

Top 5: Which 5 players have hit 5+ threes in an NCAA Tournament game?

Jaxson Robinson joined a short list of BYU players to have hit 5+ threes in an NCAA Tournament game in the Cougars' loss on Thursday. For today's Top 5, Mitch Harper and Matt Baia...   (15:29)
March 23, 2024

Taking an early look at next year's basketball roster

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take an early look at how next year's basketball team will look.    (04:40)
March 23, 2024

Inconsistent officiating has hurt college basketball & Talking March Madness

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte sound off on officiating and discuss whether or not the Big 12 was the best conference in the nation this year.   (17:19)
March 23, 2024

BYU defensive tackle John Nelson is back from injury

Matt Baiamonte spoke with BYU defensive lineman John Nelson who is back from injury.   (07:45)
March 23, 2024

Linebacker coach Justin Ena is excited about the talent in the LB room

Mitch Harper caught up with BYU linebacker coach Justin Ena at the Alumni Game on Friday night. Hear what he has to say about the linebacker group at this point of spring ball.   (13:16)
March 23, 2024

What does BYU need to do to find more success in the NCAA Tournament?

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte dive into what BYU needs to do next year to be in a better position to make a run in March.   (07:31)
March 23, 2024

BYU bounced in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament

BYU was upset by Duquesne in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss what went wrong.   (13:44)
March 16, 2024

Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - March 16, 2024

It's almost time for March Madness! Join Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte as they talk about the Cougars' chances at a potential run this month, as well as hearing interviews with ...   (01:53:26)
March 16, 2024

Forecasting Where BYU Basketball Lands In March Madness

BYU is a lock for this year's NCAA Tournament, but where will they be seeded, where will they play, and who will be their first opponent? Listen to Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down the Cougars' chances in March.   (22:24)
March 16, 2024

Conversation with tight end coach Kevin Gilbride

While Mitch was in Kansas City for the baketball tournament, Matt had a chance to catch up with tight end coach Kevin Gilbride. Hear that conversation here.   (13:00)
March 16, 2024

Jay Hill joins live after a spring scrimmage concludes

Defensive coordinator Jay Hill joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte live following a spring scrimmage to give some insights on the Cougar defense after three weeks of spring ball.   (17:12)
March 16, 2024

Recapping BYU's first Big 12 Basketball Tournament

The Cougars went 1-1 in the Big 12 Tournament after defeating UCF in Round 1 and losing to Texas Tech in Round 2. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their takeaways.   (14:27)
March 13, 2024

Big 12 Tournament BYU vs UCF - Extended Pregame

Join Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for extended pregame coverage for BYU vs UCF in the Second Round of the Big 12 Tournament.   (19:50)
March 11, 2024

Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - March 9, 2024

Catch the highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 9, 2024.   (02:03:55)
March 9, 2024

Score Predictions: BYU vs Oklahoma State

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give their score predictions for BYU's revenge game against Oklahoma State in a soldout Marriott Center.   (07:03)
March 9, 2024

Former BYU Basketball Star Jake Toolson Is Excited For This Year's Team

Former BYU guard Jake Toolson joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to share his thoughts on this year's hoops squad.   (17:19)
March 9, 2024

3-Pointer: Key stats, players to watch, bold predictions for BYU vs Oklahoma State

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give their key stats, players to watch, and bold predictions for BYU's regular season finale against Oklahoma State.   (06:55)
March 9, 2024

Jake Retzlaff's thoughts on the QB battle

Mitch Harper had a good conversation with Jake Retzlaff about the quarterback battle and how the offense has been looking one week into spring camp.    (14:22)
March 9, 2024

Catching up with WR coach and passing game coordinator Fesi Sitake

Matt Baiamonte spoke with wide receiver coach and passing game coordinator Fesi Sitake earlier this week. Hear what Fesi says is his unit's greatest strength this year as the Cougars gear up for the 2024 season.   (10:39)
March 9, 2024

Top 5: Last 5 players to drop 30+ in a game

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte battle in this week's Top 5 - who were the last five players to score 30+ in a game?   (12:44)
March 9, 2024

Observations from another week of spring football

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte were in Provo for a couple of days earlier this week to watch BYU football practice. Hear their takeaways here.   (05:13)
March 9, 2024

Final thoughts on #Big12Eats

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte finish discussing the list of food items on this year's #Big12Eats menu.   (17:01)
March 9, 2024

Breaking down this year's #Big12Eats at the Big 12 Tournament

The team-specific Big 12 Tournament menu has been shared for this season. Find out what this year's food items include.   (08:24)
March 9, 2024

1-on-1 with Noah Waterman

Noah Waterman is listed as a senior on this year's roster, but won't be honored at Senior Day tonight. Mitch Harper caught up with him earlier this week to hear why Waterman is confident he'll be back in Provo next season.   (11:57)
March 9, 2024

Could BYU be looking for a new basketball coach this offseason?

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss which schools could interested in hiring Mark Pope, and what the odds are that he actually leaves.   (10:16)
March 9, 2024

What went wrong in the second half at Iowa State?

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look back at the Iowa State loss on Wednesday night.   (13:02)
March 2, 2024

Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - March 2, 2024

WIth BYU hoops coming off an all-time win over Kansas and football starting spring practices, today's show is a loaded one. Catch the best of Cougar Sports Saturday from March 2, 2024.   (02:07:13)
March 2, 2024

Score predictions for BYU vs TCU

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their score predictions for another sell out in the Marriott Center.   (06:43)
March 2, 2024

Catching up with assistant coach Kahil Fennel

Mitch Harper caught up with assistant coach Kahil Fennell after the Cougars upset Kansas in Lawrence. Hear what the coach has to say about BYU as they begin play in March.   (12:25)
March 2, 2024

3-Pointer: Key stats, players to watch, bold predictions for BYU vs TCU

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte each share key stats, players to watch, and bold predictions for BYU vs TCU.   (09:26)
March 2, 2024

Player comments from Day 1 of spring football practices

Hear comments made by Kalani Sitake, Jake Retzlaff, Gerry Bohanon, and Tyler Batty at practice earlier this week.   (14:34)
March 2, 2024

Top 5: The 5 current BYU QBs to have thrown the most recent touchdown passes

In this week's Top 5 battle, Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are tasked to name the five current BYU QBs to have thrown a touchdown pass in a game most recently.    (13:06)
March 2, 2024

Observations from Day 1 of Spring Ball

Believe it or not, spring practices began earlier this week. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte attended the media observation period; hear what they came away with.   (14:39)
March 2, 2024

NCAA Tournament bracket projection update

Selection Sunday is just a couple of weeks away! Get updated with the latest bracket projections. What are the chances BYU can play the first couple of rounds in Salt Lake? Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their thoughts.   (10:03)
March 2, 2024

Conversation with Spencer Johnson

Spencer Johnson had a wild week beating No. 11 Baylor, becoming a father, and beating No. 7 Kansas. Catch his convo with Matt Baiamonte!   (11:05)
March 2, 2024

Was the Kansas win the best in BYU basketball history?

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk about BYU winning at Kansas and ask, is this the best win in BYU basketball history?   (15:30)
March 2, 2024

Taking a look back at BYU's win over No. 7 Kansas

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their biggest take aways from BYU's big win at No. 7 Kansas earlier this week.   (07:23)
February 10, 2024

BONUS: Conversation with BYU guard Spencer Johnson

Matt Baiamonte spoke with BYU guard Spencer Johnson this week at practice.   (07:10)
February 10, 2024

Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - February 10, 2024

Catch the best of Cougar Sports Saturday from February 10, 2024.   (02:03:52)
February 10, 2024

Score Predictions: Kansas State @ BYU

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give their score predictions for tonight's game between BYU and the Kansas State Wildcats.   (07:14)
February 10, 2024

BYU assistant basketball coach Collin Terry happy to be at BYU

Mitch Harper caught up with BYU assistant basketball coach Collin Terry at the Marriott Center Annex earlier this week.   (13:21)
February 10, 2024

2024 Position Preview: Defensive Line & Linebacker

The defensive line appeared to be a big point of emphasis this signing day. Get to know some of the names Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte expect to contribute right away.   (08:32)
February 10, 2024

2024 Position Preview: Safety & Defensive Back

The safety room is full of players who have played a bunch of snaps, but which players start? And who replaces Eddie Heckard and Kamden Garrett at corner? Listen as Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview the BYU secondary.   (12:46)
February 10, 2024

Super Bowl Predictions

Mitch Harper, Matt Baiamonte and Nate Slack share who they think will win the Super Bowl tomorrow night.   (04:44)
February 10, 2024

Top 5: Total Tacklers Since 2000

For this week's Top 5, Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte battle to see who can name the 5 players with the most total tackles since 2000.   (16:22)
February 10, 2024

Transfer QB Gerry Bohanon talks about his journey to BYU

Former Baylor/USF quarterback Gerry Bohanon joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about his decision to transfer to BYU and gives an update on his health.   (23:11)
February 10, 2024

2024 Position Preview: Running Backs & Offensive Line

Who are the guys that will be carrying the rock for the Cougars in 2024? Listen to Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte go over the running back and offensive line groups.   (08:39)
February 10, 2024

BYU Football Spring Position Preview: Quarterbacks

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their confidence level with the quarterback room in 2024 and pick who they think will start in Game 1 and who could be a potential sleeper.   (13:41)
February 10, 2024

2024 Position Preview: Tight End & Wide Receiver

Dive into the 2024 BYU tight end & wide receiver position groups with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte.   (07:59)
February 10, 2024

Recapping 2024 BYU Football Signing Day

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share who they think the best HS product is & who may be the hidden gem from this year's signing class. Hear from Kalani about the importance o...   (14:54)
February 3, 2024

Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - February 3, 2024

Catch the best of Cougar Sports Saturday with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte from February 3, 2024.   (02:06:34)
February 3, 2024

Score Predictions: BYU @ West Virginia

Mitch Harper, Matt Baiamonte, and producer Nate Slack share score predictions for BYU @ West Virginia.   (04:19)
February 3, 2024

KSL TV's Sam Farnsworth hops on to talk BYU football, hoops, & Super Bowl

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined by Sam Farnsworth of KSL TV to talk about the BYU football schedule, this year's hoops squad, and preview the upcoming Super Bowl.   (17:30)
February 3, 2024

Mark Pope commentary leading up to West Virginia game

Catch a portion of the weekly press conference with BYU head coach Mark Pope as the team prepares to take on West Virginia.   (09:32)
February 3, 2024

Three-Pointer: BYU @ West Virginia

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share a key stat, player to watch, and bold prediction for this afternoon's matchup between BYU and West Virginia.   (11:52)
February 3, 2024

What's with the SEC & Big Ten creating a college sports advisory committee?

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the report from Pete Thamel that says the SEC & Big Ten are creating an advisory committee that will look at the entire college sports landscape and solutions within it.   (09:46)
February 3, 2024

Top 5: Best shot blockers in BYU basketball history

Producer Nate Slack jumps in to host this week's Top 5 battle between Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte. Who are the top 5 shot blockers in BYU basketball history?   (13:44)
February 3, 2024

Conversation with BYU assistant coach Cody Fueger

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte have an exclusive interview with BYU hoops assistant coach Cody Fueger leading up to the West Virginia game. Hear what things have surprised him as...   (13:19)
February 3, 2024

Jimmer Fredette talks BYU hoops, broadcasting debut, 3x3 future at the Olympics

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined by BYU legend Jimmer Fredette to talk BYU hoops and the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.   (12:14)
February 3, 2024

Reaction to the 2024 BYU football schedule

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the release of the 2024 Big 12 football conference schedule. Are there advantages to BYU playing Utah in early November as opposed to the last week of the season?   (15:37)
January 20, 2024

Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - January 20, 2024

Catch the best of Cougar Sports Saturday with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte from January 20, 2024.   (01:45:11)
January 20, 2024

Score Predictions: No. 20 BYU @ No. 25 Texas Tech

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their score predictions for today's game.   (06:07)
January 20, 2024

3-Pointer: Key stats, players to watch, bold predictions for BYU @ Texas Tech

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their key stats, players to watch, bold predictions for BYU @ Texas Tech.   (09:49)
January 20, 2024

Weekly press conference with BYU head coach Mark Pope

Catch the highlights of this week's weekly press conference with the head man Mark Pope.   (07:52)
January 20, 2024

Conversation with KSL Sports Kyle Ireland

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte welcome Kyle Ireland to this week's show.   (15:29)
January 20, 2024

Top 5: Most FT attempts in BYU history

Producer Nate Slack comes to this week's Top 5 with a list of the five BYU players who visited the FT line the most in the careers. Will Mitch Harper or Matt baiamonte come out on top this week?   (09:20)
January 20, 2024

Interview with new BYU TE coach Kevin Gilbride

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte have their first conversation with new tight end coach Kevin Gilbride.   (19:57)
January 20, 2024

Coaching Carousel Impacts Big 12

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about the ripple affect from the retirement of Alabama's Nick Saban that cost a Big 12 team its head coach.   (09:01)
January 20, 2024

BYU Football Staff Changes

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte tell you everything you need to know about the new additions to the BYU football staff.   (11:21)
January 20, 2024

Previewing BYU at Texas Tech

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview today's game at No. 25 Texas Tech.   (08:23)
January 20, 2024

Recapping the Iowa State win

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look back at the blowout win over Iowa State on Tuesday night in the Marriott Center.   (11:16)
January 13, 2024

Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - January 13, 2024

Catch the best of Cougar Sports Saturday with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte from January 13, 2024.   (41:02)
January 13, 2024

Score Predictions: BYU @ UCF

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their score predictions for BYU @ UCF.   (06:40)
January 13, 2024

3-Pointer: Key stats, players to watch, bold predictions for BYU @ UCF

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share key stats, players to watch and bold predictions for BYU at UCF.   (14:15)
January 13, 2024

Interview with BYU coach Nick Robinson

Matt Baiamonte spoke with BYU assistant coach Nick Robinson at the Marriott Center Annex this past week about the setback in Waco and the matchup at UCF.   (09:41)
January 13, 2024

What can we learn from BYU's loss to Baylor earlier this week?

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take one last look back at the Baylor game from earlier this week before turning attention to UCF.    (11:56)
January 6, 2024

Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - January 6, 2024

Catch the best of Cougar Sports Saturday from January 6, 2024.   (01:48:34)
January 6, 2024

Score Predictions: BYU vs Cincinnati

Mitch Harper, Matt Baiamonte and producer Nate Slack share their score predictions for the first Big 12 basketball for BYU.   (04:26)
January 6, 2024

2-on-1 interview with BYU head coach Mark Pope

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte had a good convo with Mark Pope earlier this week at the Marriott Center Annex. Hear what he has to say about turning his attention to conference play.   (16:41)
January 6, 2024

3-Pointer: Key stats, players to watch, bold predictions for BYU vs Cincinnati

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their key stats, players to watch, and bold predictions for BYU vs Cincinnati.   (10:57)
January 6, 2024

Conversation with the Egyptian Magician: Aly Khalifa

Mitch Harper caught up with BYU big man Aly Khalifa at practice earlier this week. You can hear that conversation here.   (11:28)
January 6, 2024

Are BYU fans getting priced out of basketball games in the Big 12?

Mitch Harper, Matt Baiamonte and producer Nate Slack debate whether or not BYU is charging too much for basketball games as a member of the Big 12 Conference.   (07:02)
January 6, 2024

Top 5: Best assist-to-turnover ratios in BYU basketball history

Listen to this week's Top 5 battle between Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte and see if they can name the top 5 assist to turnover ratio leaders in BYU history.   (13:46)
January 6, 2024

Taking an early look at the 2024 BYU football offense

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview the BYU football offense and who could be the face of it in 2024.   (08:37)
January 6, 2024

Western Michigan transfer QB Treyson Bourguet joins the show

Just 30 minutes after announcing his committment to BYU, transfer quarterback Treyson Bourguet joins the program for a conversation with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte.   (15:57)
January 6, 2024

How will the environment look tonight at the Marriott Center?

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look at the BYU Cincinnati game tonight and talk about the environment they expect to see in the Marriott Center for the first Big 12 game of the year.   (04:00)
January 6, 2024

Who is the new 4-star BYU football commit Faletau Satuala?

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte introduce BYU's newest committment Faletau Satuala. Satuala is the second-highest ranked recruit in the 2024 class and picked the BYU hat over hats...   (09:07)
January 6, 2024

BYU lands commitments from QB Gerry Bohanon and 4-star safety Faletau Satuala

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down the committments from Baylor/USF transfer quarterback Gerry Bohanon and high school 4-star safety Faletau Satuala who committed from on ...   (14:32)
January 4, 2024

Big 12 Conference Preview: 1-hour Special

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte dive into Big 12 hoops and talk title contenders, share bold predictions, and have a conversation with head coach Mark Pope. Gear up for Big 12 play with this one-hour special!   (37:13)