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

Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights October 16th   (50:16)10-16-2021
This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on October 16, 2021.
Three & Out: BYU vs Baylor   (09:11)10-16-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview today's matchup between BYU and Baylor with Three & Out.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby on BYU's addition to the Big 12   (09:00)10-16-2021
Mitch Harper talks with Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby on how BYU received an invite to the Big 12 and what he expects from the new conference.
Chaz Ah You on adversity & bouncing back from the loss   (09:10)10-16-2021
Mitch Harper sits down with BYU linebacker Chaz Ah You to discuss his mindset after last week's disappointing loss.
BYU vs Baylor: The Beginning of a Rivalry?   (09:13)10-16-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss today's match-up between BYU and Baylor and if this should turn into a future rivalry once BYU joins the Big 12.
How does BYU bounce back from a disappointing loss?   (09:13)10-16-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show discussing last week's disappointing loss and how they can bounce back this week?
Reaction to BYU's upset loss to Boise State   (37:30)10-10-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to a disappointing loss at home by the Cougars.
Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights October 9th   (13:15)10-9-2021
This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on October 9, 2021.
Three & Out: BYU vs. Boise State   (05:15)10-9-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview BYU vs Boise State with Three & Out.
Know the Foe: Boise State Broncos with Bob Behler   (08:54)10-9-2021
The voice of the Boise State Broncos Bob Behler joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to help fans Know the Foe.
Top 5: Career Rushing Touchdowns   (09:26)10-9-2021
Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5.
Harvey Unga on Tyler Allgeier + Handling Success/Rankings   (11:18)10-9-2021
BYU running backs coach Harvey Unga joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss the RB room.
What are the heights for BYU Football this season?   (11:06)10-9-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss what BYU can accomplish this season.
BYU vs Boise State: Who is starting at QB?   (10:12)10-9-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off pregame coverage of BYU vs Boise State with the big question: who is starting at QB for the Cougars?
Reaction to BYU football taking down Utah State, 34-20   (26:40)10-2-2021
Cougar Sports Saturday host Mitch Harper and CSS Producer Dallen Graff were in Logan for BYU's 34-20 win over the Utah State Aggies. The two break down the win as the Cougars improve to 5-0 on the 2021 season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
BYU vs. Utah State: Three & Out   (09:02)10-1-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give you stats, players, and bold predictions to watch for in tonight's BYU football game against Utah State in a segment they call, "Three & Out." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
BYU vs. Utah State Preview + Reaction to Notre Dame game being added   (29:36)9-29-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte get you ready for BYU vs. Utah State on Friday night up in the Cache Valley.  The guys break down the matchup and discuss whether BYU should continue scheduling Utah State in the future. Also, Mitch and Matt discuss the Notre Dame addition to th...
Postgame recap of BYU's 35-27 win over USF   (32:30)9-26-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte recap BYU's 35-27 win over USF. The Cougars are now 4-0 on the season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights September 25th   (32:24)9-25-2021
This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on September 25th, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down BYU's win over ASU last week and award Helmet Stickers. They also look ahead at the toughest opponents remaining for the Cougars. Advancement VP Kei...
Three & Out: BYU vs USF   (08:57)9-25-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview BYU and South Florida in Three & Out. The guys give a stat of the game, player to watch and bold prediction for tonight's matchup between the Cougars and the Bulls. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
USF insider Chris Torello on the Bulls   (15:18)9-25-2021
USF insider Chris Torello joins Mitch Harper to shed some light on BYU's next opponent: the South Florida Bulls. The Bulls enter this game 1-2 with a win over Florida A&M and losses to Florida and NC State. Torello also speaks on how Big 12 expansion effects USF and their future....
Top 5: Last Five Seasons BYU Football Started 4-0   (13:25)9-25-2021
Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the last five times BYU started a season 4-0. The list includes some of BYU's greatest seasons, like 2020 and 2001. With a win tonight, this year's team can join this exc...
Keith Vorkink on BYU's path to the Big 12   (21:26)9-25-2021
BYU Advancement Vice President Keith Vorkink joins Mitch Harper to discuss how BYU made it into the Big 12 conference. Vorkink, who has just a year in his new role, speaks on the decision to play football in 2020. He also digs into the process of getting BYU into the Big 12 confe...
Ranking BYU's toughest remaining opponents in 2021   (03:45)9-25-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte look ahead at BYU's schedule and rank the toughest opponents left for the Cougars. BYU got through its first three Power 5 opponents with a 3-0 record and have four P5 opponents remaining. The guys mention Baylor and Boise State as the tougher oppo...
Helmet Stickers: BYU's win over ASU   (11:21)9-25-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down last week's win over ASU in Helmet Stickers. The guys award players from the offense, defense, and special teams for their contributions to the win over the Utes. Players like Tyler Allgeier and Max Tooley are mentioned as standouts from...
BYU is off to a 3-0 start in back-to-back seasons   (12:10)9-25-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte get started breaking down BYU's 3-0 start and what could be in store this season for this squad. The Cougars get through three Power 5 opponents unscathed and now, the schedule ahead opens the possibilities of a special season. The guys discuss the...
Reaction to BYU football taking down Arizona State   (37:07)9-19-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte hopped on the mic in the BYU football coaches booth to recap No. 23 BYU taking down No. 19 Arizona State, 27-17. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cougar Sports Saturday highlights September 18th   (47:10)9-18-2021
This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on September 18th, 2021.
Three & Out: BYU vs. Arizona State   (08:25)9-18-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview BYU and Arizona State in Three & Out.
ASU Insider Chris Karpman gives insight on the Sun Devils   (12:08)9-18-2021
Arizona State insider Chris Karpman joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to help Cougar fans get familiar with the Sun Devils.
BYU basketball releases their non-conference schedule for 2021-22   (05:43)9-18-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down BYU basketball's non-conference schedule for the upcoming season.
Top 5: Best Rushing Offenses since 2000   (13:04)9-18-2021
Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5.
Samson Nacua on win over Utah, prep for ASU   (11:15)9-18-2021
BYU wide receiver Samson Nacua joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss last week's big win over Utah.
Helmet Stickers: BYU's win over Utah   (14:45)9-18-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down last week's win over Utah in Helmet Stickers.
Was last week's win over Utah the biggest win of the Kalani Sitake era?   (04:51)9-18-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk about BYU's win over Utah and where it ranks among the best wins in the Kalani Sitake era.
BYU breaks the losing streak against Utah   (11:23)9-18-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to BYU's win last Saturday over Utah and the end of the losing streak.
BYU ends the nine-game losing streak against Utah with 26-17 victory   (27:01)9-12-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte recap BYU's 26-17 victory over the Utes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cougar Sports Saturday highlights September 11th   (42:08)9-11-2021
This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on September 11th, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down the big news of BYU joining the Big 12 conference and what it means for the future of BYU athletics. They also preview tonight's rivalry game betwee...
Game predictions for BYU vs Utah   (08:02)9-11-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give predictions for tonight's rivalry game between BYU and Utah. BYU looks to end the losing streak and Utah will try to achieve the first double-digit win streak in the history of the rivalry.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio...
Three & Out: BYU vs Utah   (08:40)9-11-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview BYU and Utah in Three & Out. The guys give a stat of the game, player to watch and bold prediction for tonight's matchup between the Cougars and the Utes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Get ready for BYU vs Utah with former QB Max Hall   (08:59)9-11-2021
Mitch Harper speaks with former BYU QB Max Hall about rivalry week. Hall shares his memories from the rivalry, what makes this game so special and what fans can expect tonight.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What is the future of the BYU/Utah rivalry?   (09:36)9-11-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss tonight's game between BYU vs Utah. This rivalry will take a few years off, making this game important for both teams. The guys discuss what the future of the game may look like once BYU joins the Big 12.  See omnystudio.com/listener for ...
Top 5: BYU vs Utah rivalry trivia   (11:18)9-11-2021
Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. With tonight's rivalry matchup, the guys compete in a game of BYU vs Utah trivia. Who is the most familiar with this longtime rivalry? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Helmet Stickers: BYU vs Arizona   (06:07)9-11-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte breakdown BYU's win over Arizona in the segment Helmet Stickers. The guys award helmet stickers to the players that had the biggest impact on BYU's win last week. They mention players like Neil Pau'u, Chaz Ah You and Isaiah Herron as the ones who s...
The Big 12 may not be done with conference expansion   (08:29)9-11-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about the future of the Big 12, as commissioner Bob Bowlsby suggested they may not be done with conference expansion. The four new schools will all enter the conference by 2024, with Texas and Oklahoma planning to leaving in 2025.  See omnys...
What will be the impact of BYU in a Power 5 conference?   (09:49)9-11-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to discuss BYU to the Big 12. The guys discuss what it means for the Cougars, the importance of competing for a conference championship and the ripple effect of joining a Power 5 conference.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy infor...
BYU joining the Big 12: Is this the biggest moment in BYU sports history?   (05:26)9-11-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the big announcement of BYU joining the Big 12. The guys ask whether this is the biggest moment in BYU sports history. Other moments include the 1984 football championship, Ty Detmer's Heisman win in 1989 and the beginning of the Independen...
BYU officially joins the Big 12 conference   (12:54)9-11-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show with the big news that BYU is officially joining the Big 12 conference in 2023. The news was announced yesterday, and the guys give their reactions to what is one of the biggest moments in the history of BYU athletics.  See omn...
Cougar Sports Saturday highlights September 4th   (50:34)9-4-2021
This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on September 4th, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte get you ready for BYU vs. Arizona tonight in Las Vegas. The guys preview the game in Three & Out and discuss the match-up with Alex Kirry. Brett McMurphy joins ...
Game predictions for BYU vs. Arizona   (07:45)9-4-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give predictions for BYU's opening game against the Arizona Wildcats. Both guys expect a BYU win with a double-digit margin of victory. Arizona is on a 12-game losing streak and enter the season with a brand new head coach Jedd Fisch.  See omnyst...
Three & Out: BYU vs. Arizona   (12:51)9-4-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview BYU and Arizona in Three & Out. The guys give a stat of the game, player to watch and bold prediction for tonight's match-up between the Cougars and the Wildcats.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Three newcomers to watch in BYU's opener against Arizona   (08:15)9-4-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share the three newcomers they're excited to see play tonight against Arizona. Matt mentions Jaren Hall, Dallin Holker and Atunaisa Mahe as his three players. Mitch names Puka Nacua, Jakob Robinson, and Kaleb Hayes as his three players to watch. S...
Is the Big 12 targeting the right four teams for expansion?   (12:34)9-4-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss if the Big 12 has targeted the right four teams for expansion. The league expects to add BYU, Cincinatti, UCF and Houston in the coming years. Brett McMurphy reported that the Big 12 also considered Boise State, Memphis, USF, and SMU.  Se...
BYU's Top 10 players: No. 1   (06:09)9-4-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue the countdown of the KSL Sports Top 10 BYU players with No. 1. Running back Tyler Allgeier comes in at number one after rushing for over 1000 yards last season. Allgeier should be the focal point of the Cougar offense in 2021 with three ne...
Top 5: Last five times BYU played in an NFL stadium   (11:58)9-4-2021
Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the last five times BYU played in an NFL stadium. The list includes a match-up with LSU at the Superdome and the 2016 win over Arizona at State Farm Arena.  See omnystu...
Brett McMurphy on reports of BYU joining the Big 12   (21:57)9-4-2021
College football insider Brett McMurphy joins Mitch Harper to breakdown the rumors around BYU and the Big 12. McMurphy reported yesterday that BYU is the 'clear-cut number 1 choice' and that they could join the conference as soon as next season. McMurphy says BYU would be joining...
Alex Kirry on Big 12 expansion and BYU vs. Arizona   (18:52)9-4-2021
KSL's Unrivaled host Alex Kirry joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about this busy weekend for BYU Football. Kirry says the BYU to the Big 12 reports are fun, but he still feels like something could derail the expansion. They also preview tonight's game, with Kirry say...
What is BYU's fit in the Big 12?   (09:41)9-4-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss BYU's fit in the Big 12 conference. If the Cougars do join the conference, both guys agree that they could become a top-tier team in a few years. BYU would come in with the biggest football and basketball stadium in the conference and a nat...
BYU & the Big 12   (12:32)9-4-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to all the news this week surrounding BYU and the Big 12. Reports say BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF will formally apply to join the conference next week and are expected to receive membership. The guys react to what BYU athletics would lo...
2021 BYU Football Kickoff Special   (36:59)9-3-2021
Alex Kirry and Mitch Harper go through the biggest news surrounding BYU football's upcoming season. Big 12 invite this month and an invite for all sports? How cool would it be to play Oklahoma and Texas before they leave to the SEC? How will Jaren Hall fare as the starting QB and...
Big 12 chatter continues to heat up + setting the stage for BYU vs. Arizona   (27:39)9-3-2021
Cougar Sports Saturday host Mitch Harper and Producer Dallen Graff are in Las Vegas. They set the stage for BYU vs. Arizona and what stands out with the Wildcats. Also, Big 12 talks are heating up. What's the latest for BYU with the Big 12 Conference? The guys discuss. See omny...
Cougar Sports Saturday highlights August 28th   (01:33)8-28-2021
This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on August 28, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to Jaren Hall being named the starting quarterback against Arizona. They also get into the rumors of the Big 12 looking to expand and potentially add BYU. Bla...
Cougar Classic: BYU beats Texas A&M in the Pigskin Classic   (19:44)8-28-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte revisit a classic BYU win from the 1996 season. It's the 25th anniversary of one of the best seasons in BYU history and the guys look at the win to start it all: BYU's revenge against Texas A&M to start their season. The Cougars outlasted the Aggie...
Chad Lewis on 1996 BYU football team, big win over Texas A&M   (22:01)8-28-2021
Former BYU Cougar Chad Lewis joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to reminisce on the 1996 football team and their big win over Texas A&M. Lewis speaks on playing the Aggies and their motivations headed into that season. BYU went 14-1 that season, capping it off with a win over ...
BYU's Top 10 players: No. 2   (07:06)8-28-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue the countdown of the KSL Sports Top 10 BYU players with No. 2. Center James Empey comes in at No. 2, the anchor of a talented BYU offensive line. Empey was a freshman All-American and will be one of the Cougar's top draft prospects in 2022...
Top 5: BYU's five wins vs the Big 12   (13:39)8-28-2021
Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, with the rumors swirling around the Big 12, the guys look at BYU's five wins vs the conference. The list includes some of BYU's best wins, including beating #3 Oklahoma and the Cotton Bow...
Blaine Fowler says the QB factory is back at BYU   (16:16)8-28-2021
BYUtv's Blaine Fowler joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss the latest news around the BYU Cougars. Fowler says Hall has 'rare' skills and that he was confident he would win the job in fall camp. He says Hall's big-play ability with his legs makes him a dangerous weapo...
Who else should get an invite from the Big 12?   (11:23)8-28-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss who else they would like to see added to the Big 12 if BYU joined the conference. The other schools often mentioned in expansion include Houston, Cincinnati, UCF, Memphis, and Boise State. Big 12 is currently at 10 members and would need to...
How would BYU fit in the Big 12 conference?   (10:35)8-28-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the fit between BYU and the Big 12 conference. The focus is on football and the value added there, but BYU's other sports, namely Men's basketball, would benefit from a strong conference. The guys discuss what it could look like for hoops a...
Will BYU get an invite from the Big 12?   (08:10)8-28-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to reports this week that the Big 12 is looking to expand and that BYU may be at the top of their list. With the imminent departure of Oklahoma and Texas, the conference needs to retool and after a successful 2020 season the Cougars are in a ...
BYU names Jaren Hall as QB1   (12:40)8-28-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show discussing the news that Jaren Hall will be the starter against Arizona next week. Offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick announced it earlier this week, saying he earned the job in fall camp. The guys discuss what they expect from...
Cougar Sports Saturday highlights August 21st   (02:37)8-21-2021
This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on August 21st 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte speak with Keenan Ellis and Blake Freeland after BYU's 2nd scrimmage of fall camp. The guys discuss the QB battle, which is winding down with a few weeks left bef...
David Nixon says BYU is in good hands at quarterback   (11:01)8-21-2021
Former BYU player David Nixon joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about BYU fall camp. Nixon says he believes QB1 will be Jaren Hall and that they will begin to prepare with him as the starter next week. He does say that BYU is in great hands no matter who is playing QB...
Gunner Romney on his chemistry with the QB's and the depth at wide receiver   (14:45)8-21-2021
Wide receiver Gunner Romney joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about fall camp and preparing for the 2021 season. Romney had a breakout season in 2020 and is the leading receiver returning from last year's squad. Romney was a highly touted recruit in high school and is...
BYU's Top 10 players: No. 3   (06:13)8-21-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue the countdown of the KSL Sports Top 10 BYU players with No. 3. Tight end Isaac Rex comes in third after a big freshman season. Rex led the Cougars with 12 touchdown receptions last season and will be a big target for BYU's new QB. Rex is a...
Top 5: Best offenses in the Kalani Sitake era   (13:47)8-21-2021
Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the best offenses in the Kalani Sitake era. Entering his 6th season, BYU has struggled at times on offense. Things have improved in the last few years under Aaron Roderic...
Jonathan Tavernari on his work to help refugees in Utah   (07:41)8-21-2021
Former BYU player Jonathan Tavernari joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about what he is doing to help refugees in the state. Tavernari is setting up drop off locations next Saturday for supplies for Afghani refugees. Get more information on locations and needed suppli...
Where does the QB battle stand after the 2nd scrimmage of fall camp?   (12:34)8-21-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to Kalani Sitake and Aaron Roderick's comments post-scrimmage today on the QB battle. Roderick said that they're getting close to determining the starting QB and that next week, they will begin to game prep with a QB1. Mitch and Matt hope the...
Keenan Ellis and Blake Freeland post-scrimmage at Camp Kalani   (13:25)8-21-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk with BYU players Keenan Ellis and Blake Freeland post-scrimmage. Ellis says the defense is working to improve every day and stay focused. Freeland spoke on the offensive line, saying the QB’s are making plays and the talent level is high acr...
BYU fall camp update + position battles   (07:50)8-21-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss BYU fall camp and the position battles happening now. The guys discuss the QB battle and when BYU should announce their starter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Would an ACC/Big 10/Pac 12 alliance help or hurt BYU?   (13:48)8-21-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show discussing a reported alliance to be formed between the Pac 12, Big 10 and ACC. An announcement is expected in the next 7-10 days and the guys discuss what effect this could have on BYU. This is a response to the move by the SEC ...
Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights August 14th   (56:07)8-14-2021
This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on August 14th 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte look at what happened this week at BYU fall camp, including hearing from players and coaches live after practice.  Defensive ends coach Preston Hadley and Hinckl...
Hinckley Ropati on his path to BYU and battling in fall camp   (11:44)8-14-2021
BYU running back Hinckley "Folau" Ropati joins Mitch Harper to discuss his path to BYU and his efforts in BYU fall camp. Ropati is a JUCO transfer who didn't play last year due to injury. He will compete to back up the tandem of Tyler Allgeier and Lopini Katoa.  See omnystudio....
Players poised to make a leap in 2021   (08:27)8-14-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the players poised to make a leap in 2021. BYU has holes to fill as a lot of talent left for the NFL in the offseason. The guys mention players like Keenan Ellis and Neil Pau'u who will stand out in 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for pr...
Preston Hadley on his new role with the defensive ends   (11:44)8-14-2021
BYU defensive ends coach Preston Hadley joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss BYU fall camp. Hadley moved from safeties to defensive ends this offseason and he speaks on what that change has been like. He speaks on youth at his position group and the potential they hav...
BYU's Top 10 players: No. 4   (08:28)8-14-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue the countdown of the KSL Sports Top 10 BYU players with No. 4. Wide receiver Puka Nacua comes in at No. 4, after transferring from Washington this offseason. Nacua played two seasons with the Huskies and is joined in Provo by his brother S...
Top 5: Best defenses in the Kalani Sitake era   (11:58)8-14-2021
Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the best defenses in the Kalani Sitake era. Entering his 6th season, BYU has always produced a Top 50 defense under Sitake. Last season was his best, ranking 4th in all o...
Chaz Ah You on switch back to safety and depth in safety room   (05:55)8-14-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to discuss BYU fall camp and, specifically, the safety position. Matt caught up with Chaz Ah You, who talked about his switch back to safety. He also mentioned the depth at the position and players that have stood out, like walk-on Mitchel...
Aaron Roderick says QB picture is "becoming more clear each day"   (13:03)8-14-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to Aaron Roderick's comments post practice today about the QB battle. He says it's getting clearer every day and the guys discuss their thoughts on the battle.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lopini Katoa speaks post-practice on Cougar Sports Saturday   (11:50)8-14-2021
BYU running back Lopini Katoa joined Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte post-practice. Katoa speaks on the running back room and the duo he forms with Tyler Allgeier. Katoa says he hopes to have an even bigger role in the passing game this season.  See omnystudio.com/listener for ...
Kyle Whittingham refuses to acknowledge BYU as a rival   (06:06)8-14-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the BYU/Utah rivalry. Coach Kyle Whittingham refused to answer a question about his rival BYU and the guys discuss whether Kalani Sitake should treat the rivalry the same as Coach Whitt.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio...
BYU signs team-wide endorsement deal with Built Bar   (13:34)8-14-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the NIL deal BYU football made with Built Bar. Built will compensate all players, including paying walk-on's the equivalent to their tuition. The guys discuss the impact this deal will have on future recruiting and the product on the footb...
Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights August 7th   (39:11)8-7-2021
This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on August, 7th 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the first week of BYU fall camp. Blake Freeland and Naisa Mahe join the show, as both players look to fill the shoes of departing NFL players. The guys ...
Could BYU join the Pac-12 as a 'football-only' member?   (14:26)8-7-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss more potential moves in college football expansion. A quote from the Washington State University president caught the eyes of many this week, suggesting that the Pac-12 could be looking at "football-only" members of the league. In this scen...
Elijah Bryant on path to NBA and title run with the Bucks   (13:15)8-7-2021
NBA champion and former BYU Cougar Elijah Bryant joined Mitch Harper to discuss his path to the NBA and the experience of the title run with the Bucks. Bryant left BYU as a junior and spent the last few years playing overseas in Israel. Bryant joined the Milwaukee Bucks in May, j...
BYU's Top 10 Players: No. 5   (05:35)8-7-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue the countdown of the KSL Sports Top 10 BYU players with No. 5. Linebacker Payton Wilgar comes in at #5 after two solid seasons for the Cougars. Wilgar will be a key piece and a leader on the BYU defense in 2021.  See omnystudio.com/liste...
Top 5: seasons with multiple 750 yard pass catchers   (11:57)8-7-2021
Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly top 5. This week, the guys look at the last five times BYU had at least two pass catchers with over 750 receiving yards. The feat as only been accomplished 10 times in BYU history, most recently in 2020. W...
Atunaisa Mahe on overcoming health challenges and playing football in 2021   (06:33)8-7-2021
BYU defensive tackle Atunaisa Mahe joins Matt Baiamonte to discuss a difficult 2020 and his return to football. Mahe fills a big role left by a big man: former Cougar Khyiris Tonga, who is off to the NFL. Mahe discuss his health challenges, how he has overcome them and what he ho...
Who is standing out early in BYU fall camp?   (11:36)8-7-2021
Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share more observations from the first week of Camp Kalani. The guys discuss a few names that have stood out so far, especially Neil Pau'u in the talented WR room. They also discuss how the playing time will shake out in the room with other talente...
Blake Freeland on protecting the blindside in 2021   (12:05)8-7-2021
BYU tackle Blake Freeland joins Matt Baiamonte at BYU fall camp. Freeland takes over at left tackle after the departure of All-American Brady Christensen. Freeland discusses his work in the offseason and how he has prepared himself to take on a bigger role.  See omnystudio.com/...