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Cougar Tracks

<p>Cougar Tracks gives you a daily insider look into BYU athletics. KSL personality Mitch Harper hosts the show, bringing you everything from the latest happenings in the Cougar football and men's basketball programs, to the dish on the recruiting trail. Cougar Tracks is your go-to podcast for the best daily BYU conversation.</p>
January 14, 2022

Where BYU Fits In Way-Too-Early Top 25 Polls + Full Episode

Where BYU football fits in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 polls. Plus the entire episode of the January 14th edition of the Cougar Tracks Podcast that covers the Transfer Portal, College Football Playoff, and BYU basketball's loss to Gonzaga. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! A...   (42:50)
January 14, 2022

BYU football's remaining needs in the Transfer Portal

The latest in the ever-evolving Transfer Portal. What direction does BYU go, if at all? Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/podcast_results/?sid=2035&n=Couga...   (14:40)
January 14, 2022

BYU finally has a voice at the College Football Playoff negotiations

The College Football Playoff expansion is held up by one conference. Who is it? Mitch Harper breaks it down and also notes how BYU finally has a voice at the Playoff negotiations. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks...   (07:34)
January 14, 2022

Which conference is tougher to win: WCC or Big 12?

BYU basketball lost to Gonzaga, 110-84. It was a setback for the Cougars against a Gonzaga team that shot 69% from the field. Mitch Harper shared his takeaways. Plus, the future of the BYU-Gonzaga series when BYU joins the Big 12. Speaking of the Big 12, which league would be t...   (14:07)
January 9, 2022

BYU defeats Saint Mary's; CSS crew recaps the win courtside

BYU basketball defeats Saint Mary's 52-43 at the Marriott Center on January 8, 2022.  Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte recap the win courtside in Provo. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tra...   (25:38)
January 3, 2022

BYU Football QB Room for 2022 + Who's Staying, Who's Going?

With Baylor Romney entering the NCAA's Transfer Portal, what's the latest with the BYU football QB Room in 2022? Also, Mitch Harper runs down the latest on players who are staying and those who are leaving for BYU Football in 2022. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple...   (20:27)
January 3, 2022

2022 BYU Football Schedule: Early Breakdown

The 2022 BYU Football schedule will have 10 consecutive opponents before the first bye. Mitch Harper gives an early breakdown of the schedule. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://...   (06:49)
January 3, 2022

What We Learned From BYU Football During 2021 Season

The calendar has turned to 2022. 2021 is officially in the rearview mirror. With it, is the 2021 BYU Football season. What did we learn from this 10-3 team? Looking back on the Cougars 2021 season and what we learned. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podc...   (23:43)
December 18, 2021

One-on-One with Kalani Sitake + Independence Bowl Score Prediction

BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake spoke with Mitch Harper the day before the Independence Bowl against UAB. Hear from the coach of the Cougars. Also, Mitch gives his score prediction from Shreveport. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com...   (21:25)
December 18, 2021

Independence Bowl: Players to Watch from BYU & UAB

The players to watch from the 2021 Independence Bowl between BYU and UAB. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte broke it down during a special edition preview on KSL NewsRadio. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id11469...   (09:04)
December 15, 2021

BYU Football's 2022 Royal Crew: Getting to Know Cannon DeVries

Getting to know Weber HIgh's do-it-all star Cannon DeVries and why he chose BYU Football. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/podcast_results/?sid=2035&n=Cou...   (14:48)
December 15, 2021

BYU Football's 2022 Royal Crew: Getting to Know Vae Soifua

Getting to know Orem High OL Vae Soifua and why he chose BYU football. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/podcast_results/?sid=2035&n=Cougar%20Tracks Downl...   (13:42)
December 15, 2021

BYU Football's 2022 Royal Crew: Getting to Know Peter Falaniko

Pine View High (St. George) offensive lineman joined Mitch Harper to discuss why he is signing with BYU football. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/podcast...   (14:23)
December 15, 2021

BYU Football's 2022 Royal Crew: Getting to Know Kaden Chidester

Getting to know Richfield's Kaden Chidester and why BYU football is the place for him. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/podcast_results/?sid=2035&n=Cougar...   (12:14)
December 11, 2021

Reaction to Kalani Sitake's Contract Extension with BYU DB Chaz Ah You

BYU football DB/LB Chaz Ah You joined Mitch Harper for his weekly interview during the 2021 season to discuss the new contract extension for head coach Kalani Sitake. The guys also discussed the Independence Bowl, what is taking place in bowl prep, the bowl swag, navigating fina...   (29:52)
December 11, 2021

Kalani Sitake & Tom Holmoe Contract Extension Press Conference

BYU football head coach Kalani Sitake and athletic director Tom Holmoe address the media after the new, unprecedented contract extension that Sitake received keeping him at BYU through 2027. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/co...   (29:45)
December 2, 2021

What happened to BYU Basketball at UVU?

No. 12 BYU suffered a tough overtime loss at UVU. Mitch Harper shares takeaways from the game and how the Cougars proceed going forward. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslspor...   (26:45)
December 1, 2021

Breaking down BYU's bowl opportunities + Coaching Carousel takeaways

Where will BYU football go bowling? Mitch Harper weighs in with some takes on the Cougars' bowl situation. Also, he shares thoughts on the Coaching Carousel moves that have been wild in the sport of college football, and how Kalani Sitake fits in all of it. Subscribe to the Cou...   (30:24)
November 28, 2021

Takeaways from BYU's comeback win at USC

Mitch Harper was at No. 13 BYU's win over the USC Trojans. He shared some of his late night thoughts from Los Angeles. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/po...   (10:47)
November 24, 2021

BYU/USC Football Series Memories + Cougars Path To NY6

This Saturday will mark the fourth time BYU and USC have ever met on the gridiron. The previous three meetings have included some notable moments and teams. Mitch Harper has attended all three of the previous meetings and will be in Los Angeles for No. 13 BYU vs. USC this Saturd...   (29:45)
November 24, 2021

Chaz Ah You On What He's Thankful For + Breaking Down USC's Offense

BYU defensive back/linebacker Chaz Ah You joined Mitch Harper for his weekly conversation discussing the latest with Cougar Football. The guys discussed the win at Georgia Southern, previewed USC, reflected on Chaz's experience being recruited by the Trojans, and in honor of Tha...   (19:56)
November 21, 2021

Breaking down BYU football's win over Ga. Southern; Hoops starts 4-0

It wasn't pretty, but BYU football took down Georgia Southern 34-17 in Statesboro, Georgia. Mitch Harper and Cougar Sports Saturday producer Dallen Graff broke down the game and shared their thoughts. Also, the guys were at the BYU basketball game. The Cougar Cagers are now 4-0 ...   (36:07)
November 20, 2021

BYU vs. Georgia Southern: Keys To Victory + Score Prediction

BYU versus Georgia Southern kicks off on Saturday, November 20 at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia.  Mitch Harper gives a preview of the game with keys to victory plus a score prediction. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podca...   (20:54)
November 19, 2021

Chaz Ah You provides update on rehab + Coaching Carousel talk

BYU DB/LB Chaz Ah You joined Mitch Harper for his weekly segment on the Cougar Tracks Podcast. The guys discussed Chaz's rehab back from injury along with the Coaching Carousel rumors surrounding BYU head coach Kalani Sitake. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: http...   (35:08)
November 17, 2021

Mark Pope press conference after 81-49 win over Oregon

BYU basketball head coach Mark Pope addressed the media after the Cougars crushed No. 12 Oregon 81-49 in the PK Invitational. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/cate...   (15:44)
November 17, 2021

BYU Basketball demolishes No. 12 Oregon; Postgame reaction with CSS crew

The hosts of Cougar Sports Saturday, Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte along with producer Dallen Graff discuss BYU's 81-49 victory over No. 12 Oregon in Portland. BYU lands a statement victory in a season that has the makings to be pretty special. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks ...   (24:03)
November 16, 2021

Washington pursuing Kalani Sitake? Thoughts on Coaching Carousel

BYU football head coach Kalani Sitake has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the Washington Huskies coaching search.  Mitch Harper shared his thoughts on the speculation. Should BYU fans be concerned? Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.ap...   (37:18)
November 12, 2021

Chaz Ah You explains the BYU football bye week + NIL opportunities

BYU football LB/DB Chaz Ah You joined Mitch Harper for the weekly chat on Cougar Tracks. With the team off this week, the guys discussed a variety of topics from the bye week, NIL opportunities with Built Bar, Honor Code, recruiting and more. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podca...   (31:33)
November 11, 2021

One-on-One with BYU Basketball signee Collin Chandler

National Signing Day was a big success for BYU basketball as the Cougars landed a signature from Farmington's Collin Chandler. Chandler announced his commitment in front of classmates at the main gym at Farmington High. Mitch Harper then caught up with Chandler one-on-one to di...   (15:47)
November 10, 2021

Postgame reaction to BYU defeating Cleveland State from the Marriott Center

Mitch Harper and Cougar Sports Saturday producer Dallen Graff react to BYU Basketball's 69-59 victory over Cleveland State. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/catego...   (13:31)
November 9, 2021

Mark Pope Gears Up For Year Three Leading BYU Basketball

BYU basketball head coach Mark Pope joined Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to preview the third season of his tenure as head coach. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.co...   (21:11)
November 8, 2021

Alex Barcello Has Big Goals For Final Year With BYU Basketball

BYU basketball guard Alex Barcello is back for his third and final year with the Cougars. He has big goals in his final year in Mark Pope's program. Barcello spoke with Mitch Harper on leadership, the talent on this year's team, and the motivation to get back to the NCAA Tournam...   (09:46)
November 8, 2021

Caleb Lohner Takes On A Leadership Role For BYU Basketball

BYU basketball forward Caleb Lohner talks with Mitch Harper about fashion, daredevil stunts, the NBA players he studies, and his growing leadership role heading into his second year with the Cougars. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/p...   (09:46)
November 8, 2021

Te'Jon Lucas Could Be An 'Answer' For BYU Basketball

BYU Basketball grad transfer Te'Jon Lucas describes how practices with Mark Pope are compared to his previous stops. Also, the chemistry between him and Alex Barcello, and more. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/i...   (07:30)
November 8, 2021

Chris Burgess Breaks Down BYU Basketball's Frontcourt For 2021-22 Season

BYU Basketball assistant coach Chris Burgess joined Mitch Harper to discuss the Cougars frontcourt and the potential they have for the 2021-22 season. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: h...   (19:16)
November 8, 2021

BYU Women's Basketball: Shaylee Gonzales Embraces High Expectations

BYU Women's Basketball star guard Shaylee Gonzales is the preseason WCC Player of the Year pick. She embraces the high expectations. She joined Mitch Harper to discuss her upcoming sophomore year along with the NIL opportunities she's received in this new era of college athletics...   (06:13)
November 8, 2021

BYU Women's Basketball: Lauren Gustin Wants A Final Four Run

BYU Women's Basketball Forward Lauren Gustin joined Mitch Harper for a one-on-one discussion of the upcoming BYU Women's Basketball season. She broke down what she's looking to improve in her game and how far this team can go in 2021-22. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! ...   (05:52)
November 8, 2021

BYU Women's Basketball: Paisley Harding Ready For Final Year

BYU Women's Basketball star guard Paisley Harding gets one more year in her BYU career after a free year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She's looking to capitalize in her final year by leading the team to a deep run in March. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https:...   (06:00)
November 8, 2021

BYU Basketball: Getting To Know Atiki Ally Atiki

BYU Basketball forward/center Atiki Ally Atiki joined Mitch Harper to preview his first season with the Cougar hoops program. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/cate...   (07:31)
November 8, 2021

BYU Basketball: Getting To Know Fouss Traore

Mitch Harper caught up with BYU basketball freshman forward/center Fouss Traore. Traore grew up in Mali, played high school ball at Wasatch Academy, then signed with BYU. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id114697...   (09:22)
November 8, 2021

BYU Basketball: Getting To Know Trey Stewart

BYU Basketball freshman guard Trey Stewart chats with Mitch Harper to discuss his path to BYU, why he followed Coach Pope from UVU to BYU and more. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: http...   (07:54)
November 7, 2021

BYU closes out Senior Day with rout of Idaho State; Mitch Harper & Matt Baiamonte react

Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to BYU's 59-14 win over Idaho State on Senior Day. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/pod...   (29:19)
November 5, 2021

Kingsley Suamataia is transferring from Oregon to BYU Football

Former five-star offensive tackle Kingsley Suamataia announced he is transferring from Oregon to BYU football. Family was a big driver for Kingsley to pick the Cougars. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971...   (15:42)
November 4, 2021

Chaz Ah You shares his insight on BYU's Drop 8 defense

BYU football LB/DB Chaz Ah You joins Mitch Harper for his weekly appearance on the Cougar Tracks Podcast on KSLsports.com. The guys discussed what Chaz saw from the wild and crazy Virginia game, the College Football Playoff rankings, Drop 8, and more. Subscribe to the Cougar Tr...   (20:49)
November 3, 2021

BYU earns respect from CFP Committee + Under-the-radar players to watch

BYU football earned a No. 15 ranking from the College Football Playoff ranking. What does the ranking mean, and does BYU have a chance at a New Year's Six bowl? Also, this week is Senior Day. Mitch breaks down the list of BYU's senior class plus the COVID-19 Juniors. Finally, w...   (36:56)
October 31, 2021

Mitch Harper & Matt Baiamonte breakdown BYU's win over Virginia

No. 25 BYU takes down the Virginia Cavaliers in Provo, 66-49. In the return of Bronco Mendenhall. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their takeaways from the game, and what this means for BYU moving forward. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.ap...   (20:45)
October 29, 2021

Chaz Ah You reflects on being recruited by Bronco Mendenhall + Team Karaoke stories

BYU defensive back/linebacker Chaz Ah You joined Mitch Harper for his weekly visit on Cougar Tracks to discuss the win over Washington State. He also discussed Halloween, is he much of a Halloween guy, favorite candy, and stories from Team Karaoke nights. Then with Bronco Mende...   (31:28)
October 26, 2021

How should BYU fans welcome Bronco Mendenhall?

Bronco Mendenhall makes his return back to Provo. No. 25 BYU hosts the Virginia Cavaliers this Saturday in Provo with Mendenhall and 11 of his staffers returning to BYU for the first time since 2015. How should BYU fans react to Mendenhall returning? Should they give him an ovat...   (34:14)
October 24, 2021

Mitch Harper & Matt Baiamonte Analyze BYU's Win Over Washington State

Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down BYU's 21-19 win over the Washington State Cougars from Pullman. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsport...   (20:51)
October 21, 2021

Chaz Ah You talks defensive adjustments, NBA, True Blue Heroes

BYU football LB/DB Chaz Ah You stops by for his weekly interview with Mitch Harper on the Cougar Tracks Podcast. The guys recap the week that was at Baylor. The hospitality that was shown but then the need to bounce back and regain the physicality that's been missing. A lookahe...   (30:24)
October 17, 2021

BYU falls to Baylor: Postgame reaction from Waco with Jeremiah Jensen

BYU football lost to Baylor 38-24 in Waco. The Cougars struggled against the physicality of the Baylor Bears. KSL 5 TV's Jeremiah Jensen was on location in Waco with Mitch Harper. The two recapped the game and how BYU moves forward from here. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podca...   (15:32)
October 16, 2021

BYU vs. Baylor Game Day: Insider look at the Bears

Baylor Play-by-Play voice John Morris joined Mitch Harper to preview today's game between BYU and Baylor on the banks of the Brazos in Waco. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://ksl...   (08:25)
October 14, 2021

Chaz Ah You on facing adversity + His favorite road venues

BYU linebacker Chaz Ah You joined Mitch Harper for his weekly conversation on Cougar Tracks. This week the guys discussed adversity. BYU lost to Boise State last week, how will the Cougs respond? They have a tough matchup this week against the Baylor Bears from the Big 12 Confe...   (24:52)
October 14, 2021

BYU-Baylor: Future rivalry? + Storylines heading into Saturday

BYU vs. Baylor have only met twice, but it has the potential to be a special series when BYU officially joins the Big 12 Conference in 2023.  Mitch Harper weighed in on the potential of the series. Also, key storylines in this Saturday's game between the No. 19 Cougars and Bear...   (33:05)
October 13, 2021

One-on-One with BYU VP Keith Vorkink discussing the Big 12 move

BYU Advancement Vice President Keith Vorkink was appointed into his role during the spring of 2020. He has seen an incredible shift in college athletics during his time, which now includes BYU's move to the Big 12 Conference. Vice President Vorkink sat down with Mitch Harper to...   (23:26)
October 11, 2021

Final takeaways from BYU's loss to Boise State + Aisea Moa commitment

BYU squandered an opportunity to be in the Playoff conversation with the loss to Boise State. Now BYU looks to bounce back after the setback. What went wrong in the loss to Boise State? Mitch Harper breaks it down. Also, the Cougars are doing damage on the recruiting trail with...   (30:04)
October 7, 2021

Chaz Ah You discusses the family culture within the BYU football program

BYU football defensive back/linebacker Chaz Ah You joins Mitch Harper every week on the Cougar Tracks Podcast to discuss football, life, and everything in between. The two discussed BYU's win over Utah State, the family culture in the BYU football program, some of Chaz's favorit...   (29:01)
October 6, 2021

BYU QB situation heading into Boise State + Big 12 expansion

The big storyline for BYU football heading into their game against Boise State is the quarterback situation. Who is going to play, Jaren Hall, Baylor Romney, or Jacob Conover? Then Mitch gets into the future of Big 12 expansion. Should the league add programs like Boise State to...   (28:00)
October 2, 2021

BYU takes down Utah State in Logan; CSS Reaction Show

Mitch Harper and Cougar Sports Saturday producer Dallen Graff were in Logan for BYU's 34-20 win over the Utah State Aggies. The two share what they saw and what they expect going forward for this BYU team. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.c...   (26:17)
October 1, 2021

BYU vs. Utah State Preview with CBS Sports' Jenny Dell

CBS Sports sideline reporter Jenny Dell joined Mitch Harper on Cougar Tracks to preview tonight's game between BYU and Utah State. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-track...   (10:53)
September 30, 2021

Chaz Ah You Shares Why Addressing His Mental Health Helps Him Find Peace

BYU defensive back/linebacker Chaz Ah You joined Mitch Harper for his weekly interview to discuss the position change to linebacker and the upcoming game against Utah State. Ah You and Mitch Harper also get into Mental Health. The month of October is a mental health awareness mo...   (39:39)
September 30, 2021

BYU Football Recruiting + Hoops practice + Battle for the Old Wagon Wheel

Mitch Harper has a loaded edition of Cougar Tracks for your listening pleasure. From BYU/Notre Dame game in 2022, eyeball emojis, basketball practice, and Friday night's BYU/Utah State game. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/c...   (25:28)
September 26, 2021

Reaction to BYU football taking down USF; CSS breakdown

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte from Cougar Sports Saturday break down BYU's 35-27 victory over USF. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/podcast_results/?sid...   (32:06)
September 24, 2021

Chaz Ah You Gives Pro Tips On How To Handle The Recruiting Process

BYU defensive back Chaz Ah You was a four-star recruit coming out of Timpview High School. He had offers from all of the top programs around the country. Ah You caught up with Mitch Harper in his weekly appearance on Cougar Tracks to give insight to young athletes and their pare...   (30:20)
September 23, 2021

The only man who played for both BYU and USF during his football career

Former BYU wide receiver RJ Anderson played for the Cougars from 1995-97 and then transferred to play at USF in their early years as a I-AA team. Anderson hopped on Cougar Tracks to reflect on his days at BYU, but also discuss his son, Maguire, who is part of the BYU football pr...   (18:03)
September 22, 2021

Insider look at USF + Why were the Bulls left out of Big 12 expansion?

In this episode of Cougar Tracks, Mitch Harper gives you an insider look at the USF Bulls with Chris Torello from Spectrum Sports and Bay News 9 in Florida. Torello breaks down this 2021 USF team and also discusses Big 12 expansion. Why was USF not considered more? Subscribe to ...   (15:32)
September 21, 2021

Is it time for BYU football fans to start dreaming big in 2021?

BYU football is off to a 3-0 start and No. 15 ranking in the AP Top 25 poll. What's the potential for this team going forward and is it time for Cougar fans to start dreaming big? Mitch Harper breaks it all down plus he gives insight into Keenan Pili's season-ending injury and w...   (25:36)
September 19, 2021

BYU Football takes down No. 19 Arizona State; Mitch Harper & Matt Baiamonte react

Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to No. 23 BYU taking down No. 19 Arizona State 27-17 in Provo. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/...   (36:45)
September 16, 2021

Chaz Ah You on being "shapeless," reaction to Big 12 invite

Each week on the Cougar Tracks Podcast, BYU defensive back Chaz Ah You joins the show to co-host with Mitch Harper. Ah You and Harper discuss a variety of things this week from the win over Utah, BYU's Big 12 invite, and an inspirational quote that caught Chaz's eye from Bruce L...   (32:32)
September 16, 2021

USC targeting Kalani Sitake? + Breaking down BYU vs. Arizona State

BYU football returns this week for a Top 25 matchup between No. 23 BYU hosting No. 19 Arizona State. Mitch Harper shares his thoughts on the matchup and the need to be focused for BYU against the Sun Devils. Also, is USC going to target Kalani Sitake in their coaching search? ...   (31:24)
September 14, 2021

Final takeaways, observations from BYU's memorable win over Utah

What a weekend for BYU fans. A Big 12 invite and then a win over the Utes. Mitch Harper shares his final takeaways from the game and discusses some highlights and notable players from the 26-17 win. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/p...   (27:44)
September 12, 2021

Mitch Harper & Matt Baiamonte recap BYU's win over Utah

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte from Cougar Sports Saturday recap the memorable BYU win over Utah on Saturday night. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/podc...   (27:01)
September 11, 2021

🚨 BYU TO THE BIG 12 🚨

The wait is over Cougar fans, BYU has arrived. BYU is in the Big 12 Conference. Mitch Harper shared his reactions on the big news from Provo after the press conference. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971...   (29:23)
September 9, 2021

Chaz Ah You Opens Up On His Path To BYU + Preview Of Utah Game

BYU defensive back Chaz Ah You has signed on to join the Cougar Tracks Podcast for a weekly interview throughout the 2021 college football season. This is the first installment of a weekly series as Mitch Harper chats with the talented BYU safety. Growing up in the game of foot...   (38:23)
September 8, 2021

What Big 12 Membership Could Mean For BYU Athletics

As the build-up towards Friday's reported vote among Big 12 presidents, Mitch Harper explores what Big 12 membership would mean for BYU athletics. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https...   (29:18)
September 6, 2021

Final takeaways and reaction from BYU's win over Arizona

Closing the book on BYU's 24-16 win over the Arizona Wildcats. Mitch Harper shares his takeaways and you can listen to Kalani Sitake share his reaction from the game. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609...   (33:54)
September 6, 2021

Recapping BYU's win over Arizona on the field at Allegiant Stadium

Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte recapped BYU's 24-16 win over the Arizona Wildcats in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/pod...   (05:34)
September 3, 2021

BYU to apply for membership into the Big 12, vote could come next week

BYU and Big 12 Conference talks are moving at warp speed. According to a report from Sports Illustrated, BYU, Houston, Cincinnati, and UCF will apply for membership into the Big 12 next and a vote could take place next week as well. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple...   (16:32)
September 3, 2021

Brett McMurphy breaks down BYU-Big 12 expansion talks

The Big 12 Conference expansion talks continue to fire up. Brett McMurphy from The Action Network reported that BYU could be invited this month to the Big 12.  McMurphy joined Cougar Tracks to discuss the BYU/Big 12 talks and what the next steps are going to be. Subscribe to t...   (20:18)
September 3, 2021

CSS: Big 12 talks continue to escalate + Setting the stage for BYU vs. Arizona

This is a podcast from the Cougar Sports Saturday feed. You can subscribe to Cougar Sports Saturday here: https://kslsports.com/category/podcast_results/?sid=2003&n=Cougar%20Sports%20Saturday%20(BYU) BYU Insider Mitch Harper and Cougar Sports Saturday producer Dallen Graff get y...   (27:39)
September 2, 2021

BYU vs. Arizona: Catching up with ESPN sideline reporter Stormy Buonantony

On the sidelines for BYU vs. Arizona will be ESPN's Stormy Buonantony. Stormy was on the sidelines for five BYU games last season. She shares her thoughts on BYU in 2021 and her favorite memories from covering the Cougars last season. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! App...   (13:23)
September 2, 2021

BYU vs. Arizona: Insider look at the Wildcats

The countdown to BYU vs. Arizona rolls on. To get an insider look at the Wildcats, Mitch Harper welcomed in Michael Lev from the Arizona Daily Star. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: htt...   (13:37)
September 1, 2021

Details on Allegiant Stadium parking, fan experience heading into BYU/Arizona game

The BYU vs. Arizona game in Las Vegas is set to create a record for the highest-attend college sporting event in the history of the state of Nevada. A lot of people are going to be coming into town for the catfight between the Cougars and Wildcats. Allegiant Stadium just recent...   (13:00)
September 1, 2021

Kalani Sitake signs new contract extension with BYU Football

BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake landed a new contract extension that will keep him leading the Cougars through the 2025 season. Why did BYU announce this move now? That and a bunch of other questions are answered in the Cougar Tracks Podcast. Subscribe to the Cougar Track...   (15:21)
September 1, 2021

BYU Football Season Predictions + Depth Chart Tidbits

The 2021 BYU football season is finally here. Game week is upon us. BYU and Arizona in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium. Cougar Tracks host Mitch Harper shares some predictions he has for the upcoming 2021 BYU season along with insider insight into the Cougars depth chart. Subscr...   (35:39)
August 27, 2021

Big 12 'Seriously Discussing BYU'; Expansion Talks Are Heating Up

With reports surfacing that the Big 12 Conference is "seriously discussing BYU," conference realignment is heating up once again. The question though, if the Big 12 came calling, should BYU want the Big 12? Mitch Harper weighs in with his thoughts. Subscribe to the Cougar Track...   (31:33)
August 26, 2021

Jaren Hall is QB1 + Modern Day Quarterback Factory at BYU?

Jaren Hall is your starting quarterback in week one against the Arizona Wildcats. Cougar Tracks host Mitch Harper breaks it all down. Is Hall the right answer? What happens next with Baylor Romney and Jacob Conover? Also, is BYU ready to launch a new QB factory under Kalani Sit...   (28:10)
August 6, 2021

BYU QB battle made progress in deciding a winner after day one of Camp Kalani

BYU Football fall camp opened up, or as I like to call it, Camp Kalani. The quarterback battle was a significant storyline entering camp. Mitch Harper shares his takeaways and observations from the first day of Camp Kalani. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https:/...   (28:49)
August 5, 2021

BYU Football Fall Camp Preview + Starting Lineup Predictions

Fall camp "Camp Kalani" is here for the BYU football program. The 2021 season is here. Mitch Harper gets you ready for Camp Kalani with storylines he's watching plus starting lineup projections now that we're one month away from kicking the season off against Arizona. Subscribe...   (31:28)
July 27, 2021

Big 12 Insider weighs in on the future of the league and where BYU fits

Conference realignment talks are in full swing as Texas and Oklahoma officially told the Big 12 they would not be renewing their Grant of Rights. What's the next move for the Big 12 Conference? Pete Mundo the Owner of Heartland College Sports joined me to discuss the future of ...   (34:00)
July 22, 2021

Conference Realignment is back again + Why is BYU adding more quarterbacks?

The Conference Realignment season is back. With Texas and Oklahoma reportedly looking at the SEC, it could send college sports into another frenzy of conference realignment. Where does BYU fit in all of this? Mitch Harper breaks down BYU's options and looks at the national land...   (28:45)
July 19, 2021

Seneca Knight explains why he is transferring to BYU from LSU

LSU/San Jose State transfer Seneca Knight announced that he is committing to the BYU basketball program. Knight caught up with KSL Sports' Mitch Harper to discuss the decision to play for BYU, and his life in basketball thus far. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: h...   (19:28)
June 23, 2021

BYU Football Unveils New Locker Room + Notre Dame Series Chatter

The BYU football program unveiled a new locker room for its players at the Student-Athlete Building.  Why does this matter and what's the importance behind it? Also, there's some chatter on the BYU-Notre Dame series. What would benefit both programs? Finally, the SCOTUS ruled...   (24:16)
June 23, 2021

Kalani Sitake joins the show to preview the 2021 BYU Football season

BYU head coach Kalani Sitake joins the program to preview the 2021 BYU football season. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id1146971609 Google Play: https://kslsports.com/category/podcast_results/?sid=2035&n=Couga...   (21:52)
June 18, 2021

BYU Media Day 2021 Recap: Personnel Notes + Examining Independence

BYU Football Media Day 2021 is in the books and it was an eventful one. Mitch Harper was on location at Media Day and shared his takeaways from the football event, while also giving the dish on some personnel nuggets and reexamining Independence. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks P...   (29:25)
May 3, 2021

Recapping BYU's big NFL draft weekend + Top 10 prospects for 2022

Led by Zach Wilson going No. 2 overall to the New York Jets, the 2021 NFL draft was a big weekend for the BYU football program. The Cougars ended up with five players being selected overall, tied with Clemson, Texas, USC, and UCF.  Mitch Harper breaks down the BYU players sele...   (36:56)
May 1, 2021

Why Zach Wilson will be the No. 1 QB in 2021 NFL draft class

Pro Football Network feature writer Crissy Froyd joined Mitch Harper to discuss New York Jets QB Zach Wilson and her piece on Wilson.   (16:38)
March 21, 2021

Takeaways from BYU's loss to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament + Mark Pope's postgame comments

BYU basketball falls to UCLA in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, 73-62. The loss ends BYU's season with a 20-7 record. Mitch Harper shares his takeaways from the game and also you can hear everything Mark Pope had to say in the postgame press conference. Subscribe t...   (33:14)
March 20, 2021

BYU head coach Mark Pope previews NCAA game against UCLA + discusses viral moments

BYU head basketball coach Mark Pope joined Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss the Cougars first round matchup against UCLA and the viral moments at the team hotel. Subscribe to the Cougar Tracks Podcast! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-tracks/id11469...   (12:01)
March 17, 2021

BYU in NCAA Tournament: History of Hinkle Fieldhouse with mascot Butler Blue IV

BYU Basketball will be playing in a College Basketball Cathedral on Saturday night, Hinkle Fieldhouse. Who better to discuss the history of Hinkle Fieldhouse with than Butler Blue IV, the mascot of the Butler Bulldogs? Check out Mitch's interview with Butler Blue IV and learn a...   (10:53)