Cougar Nation

Cougar Nation is a postgame reaction from the most recent BYU football game. Listen every Monday throughout the fall from 6-7 p.m. MT as Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down the game’s key plays and take calls from listeners. It’s all on the legacy home of the BYU Cougars, KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM, and on KSLsports.com.

Episodes

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    March 26, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation - March 25, 2024

    Catch the season finale of Cougar Nation from March 25, 2024.

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    March 26, 2024

    Projecting BYU Basketball's Starting Five For 2025 Season

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take an early look at next season's starting five based off what we know now.

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    March 26, 2024

    What gives you hope BYU will return to the dance next season?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about what gives them hope BYU will return to the NCAA Tournament next season.

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    March 26, 2024

    Takeaways from the BYU basketball season

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte reflect on the BYU basketball season and share three takeaways from its first year as a member of the Big 12.

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    March 19, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation - March 18, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte from March 18, 2024.

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    March 19, 2024

    Predictions for First Round game against Duquesne

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their predictions for BYU's First Round tournament game against Duquesne.

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    March 19, 2024

    How far can BYU make it in the NCAA Tournament?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss how far BYU can make it in the NCAA Tournament.

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    March 19, 2024

    Takeaways from BYU's draw in the NCAA Tournament

    BYU drew a 6-seed in this year's NCAA Tournament and will travel to Omaha to take on Duquesne on Thursday morning. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their takeaways from Selection Sunday.

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    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.

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    March 12, 2024

    Cougar Nation at the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City

    BYU wrapped up the regular season with a record of 10-8 in conference and 22-9 overall in its first season in the Big 12 Conference. Battling some technical difficulties for a portion of the show, we preview the conference tournament and discuss where this BYU team ranks all-time in program history.

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    March 5, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation - March 4, 2024

    Join Mitch Harper, Matt Baiamonte, and a handful of callers as they recap BYU's big wins over No. 7 Kansas and TCU and preview Wednesday's rematch against No. 6 Iowa State.

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    March 5, 2024

    Previewing No. 20 BYU at No. 6 Iowa State

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview the BYU - Iowa State game coming up on Wednesday.

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    March 5, 2024

    How far can BYU basketball go in the NCAA Tournament?

    Mitch Harper, Matt Baiamonte, and a couple of callers chime in on how far they think BYU can go in the NCAA Tournament.

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    March 5, 2024

    Takeaways from BYU's win over TCU

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their takeaways from BYU's big week with wins over Kansas and TCU.

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    February 27, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation - February 26, 2024

    Catch the best of Cougar Nation from February 26, 2024, as Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about the loss to Kansas State and preview the Kansas game.

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    February 27, 2024

    Previewing BYU at No. 7 Kansas

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte wrap up this week's show by previewing tomorrow night's game at No. 7 Kansas.

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    February 27, 2024

    What needs to happen for BYU to upset Kansas?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a stab at what BYU needs to do Tuesday night to upset Kansas at historic Allen Fieldhouse.

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    February 27, 2024

    Takeaways from BYU's setback at Kansas State

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look back at the 10-point loss BYU suffered at Kansas State over the weekend.

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    February 20, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation - February 19, 2024

    BYU dropped a game to Oklahoma State on Saturday night but return to the Marriott Center for a Top-25 showdown with No. 11 Baylor on Tuesday night. Gear up for that game and more with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte on this week's edition of Cougar Nation.

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    February 13, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation - February 12, 2024

    Catch the best of Cougar Nation from February 12, 2024.

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    February 13, 2024

    Previewing UCF's visit to No. 19 BYU

    Learn all you need to know about the upcoming UCF - BYU game.

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    February 13, 2024

    What has been the biggest surprise to you during BYU's first 10 games in Big 12 play?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte takes a few calls from fans wanting to share what their biggest surprise has been after BYU's first 10 games in conference play.

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    February 13, 2024

    Takeaways from BYU's win over Kansas State

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share some of their key takeaways from BYU's win over Kansas State. 

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    February 6, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation - February 5, 2024

    Don't miss the latest episode of Cougar Nation! Hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take calls and recap the nice win over West Virginia and look ahead to the Oklahoma game.

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    February 6, 2024

    Previewing No. 21 BYU at Oklahoma

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview the matchup between BYU and Oklahoma.

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    February 6, 2024

    Who has been BYU's best player through the first half of Big 12 play?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share who they think has been the best player through the first eight conference games. 

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    February 6, 2024

    Takeaways from BYU's 13-point win at West Virginia

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share three takeaways from BYU's big win in Morgantown over the weekend.

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    January 30, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation - January 29, 2024

    Catch the highlights from Cougar Nation with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte on January 29, 2024.

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    January 29, 2024

    Early Look At BYU Traveling To West Virginia

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about what BYU needs to do on the road the rest of the year to set itself up for a good seed in the NCAA Tournament.

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    January 29, 2024

    Is "Horns Down" classless?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about whether or not the "Horns Down" t-shirts needed to be removed from The ROC on Saturday.

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    January 29, 2024

    Takeaways from BYU's win over Texas

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share three takeaways they had from the 12-point win BYU had against Texas over the weekend.

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    January 23, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation - January 22, 2024

    With Mitch Harper out of town, Matt Baiamonte and producer Nate Slack recap BYU's loss at No. 25 Texas Tech and preview the upcoming matchup against Houston. What is the reason for BYU's second-half struggles?

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    January 22, 2024

    Previewing No. 21 BYU vs No. 4 Houston

    Matt Baiamonte and Nate Slack take a look at tomorrow night's big matchup with No. 4 Houston and share score predictions.

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    January 22, 2024

    Why do you think BYU has struggled in the second half in Big 12 games?

    Matt Baiamonte and Nate Slack discuss why they think BYU has struggled in the second half in Big 12 play.

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    January 22, 2024

    BYU falls to Texas Tech despite strong first half

    Matt Baiamonte and Nate Slack share three takeaways from BYU's setback in Lubbock over the weekend.

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    January 15, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation - January 15, 2024

    Catch the highlights from Cougar Nation on January 15, 2024.

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    January 15, 2024

    BYU back in the Marriott Center to take on Iowa State

    Mitch Harper previews BYU's next game against the Iowa State Cyclones.

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    January 15, 2024

    After three games, is the Big 12 even tougher than expected?

    Mitch Harper shares his opinion on today's question, is the Big 12 even tougher than we thought it would be?

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    January 15, 2024

    3 Takeaways from BYU's first Big 12 win

    Mitch Harper shares three takeaways from the Cougars' first Big 12 victory.

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    January 9, 2024

    Best of Cougar Nation - January 8, 2024

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look back at the loss to Cincinnati on Saturday night and preview the big game against No. 14 Baylor on Tuesday night in Waco, Texas.

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    January 9, 2024

    Previewing No. 18 BYU at No. 14 Baylor

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte touch on the interesting storylines for tomorrow night's game as No. 18 BYU heads to Waco to take on No. 14 Baylor.

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    January 9, 2024

    Where did things go wrong against Cincinnati?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take calls and try to diagnose what the biggest issues were for BYU on Saturday.

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    January 9, 2024

    Takeaways from BYU's loss to Cincinnati

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share takeaways from the Cougars' loss in their first Big 12 game.

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    December 4, 2023

    Cougar Nation Basketball Debut: December 4, 2023

    Cougar Nation pivots from BYU football to BYU basketball as Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down the first batch of games in the Cougar basketball season.

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    November 27, 2023

    FULL SHOW: Oklahoma State Recap

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take one last look at the Oklahoma State game and talk about what needs to happen this offseason for BYU football to improve in 2024.

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    November 27, 2023

    Who should BYU bring in to fill the OL and TE coaching vacancies?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte speculate who BYU should hire as the new offensive line and tight end coaches.

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    November 27, 2023

    What needs to change for BYU football next season?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share what things they would like to see changed before BYU kicks off in 2024.

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    November 27, 2023

    Takeaways from the Oklahoma State game

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share three takeaways from the setback at Oklahoma State on Saturday.

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