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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    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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    November 20, 2023

    FULL SHOW: Oklahoma Recap

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take one last look at the Oklahoma game before turning their attention to the Cougars' regular season finale at Oklahoma State.

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    November 20, 2023

    Who should start for BYU at QB against Oklahoma State?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte debate about who should start at quarterback for the Cougars against Oklahoma State this week.

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    November 20, 2023

    Helmet Stickers: BYU vs Oklahoma

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte dish out their helmet stickers to the best performers from the BYU - Oklahoma game.

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    November 20, 2023

    Takeaways: BYU vs Oklahoma

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share three takeaways they had from the BYU - Oklahoma game.

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    November 13, 2023

    FULL SHOW: Iowa State Recap

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss what went wrong against Iowa State and discuss whether or not BYU will be making a bowl game this season. 

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    November 13, 2023

    Putting a bow on Iowa State and looking to Oklahoma

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte wrap up Cougar Nation taking calls from two individuals wanting to voice their frustrations and share what things they are looking forward to before turning the page to the Oklahoma game.

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    November 13, 2023

    What gives you hope for BYU football?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte lay out what things give them hope for the future of BYU football and take a call from someone with a question about BYU's postseason chances.

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    November 13, 2023

    3 Takeaways from Iowa State at BYU

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss three takeaways from the 45-13 loss BYU suffered to Iowa State on Saturday night.

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    November 6, 2023

    West Virginia Recap: Can BYU get one more win?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look back at the 37-7 loss BYU suffered at West Virginia on Saturday. They identify one major factor for the team's struggles as of late, and award helmet stickers to the top performers. The show wraps up with Mitch and Matt each sharing what they see trending up and trending down inside the program.

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    October 30, 2023

    Texas Recap: BYU's offense continues to struggle

    Cougar Nation hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look back at the Texas game and try to identify what the problems are with the BYU offense. Hear which players they award helmet stickers to and where they feel the team is trending up and down. Cougar Nation chimes in with phone calls throughout the show to voice their frustrations and ideas.

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    October 23, 2023

    Texas Tech Recap: Fast start leads to double-digit win

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte recap the Texas Tech game and share their thoughts on when the game was won and what impressed them most about win No. 5. They cover players who stood out, as well as what is trending up and down before taking an early peak at the Texas Longhorns.

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    October 17, 2023

    TCU Recap: How will the team respond from the loss?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte recap the BYU setback at TCU over the weekend and discuss what went wrong in Ft. Worth. Do expectations for the back half of the season need to be adjusted as a result? Listen in as Mitch and Matt take calls and talk about players who stood out and what things are trending up and down for the BYU football team.

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    October 9, 2023

    Bye Week Review: How will BYU fare in the second half of the season?

    Mitch Harper and producer Nate Slack share their thoughts on the remaining seven games for the BYU football team and take a look at the TCU matchup coming up this weekend. ESPN FPI ranks BYU's remaining schedule as the third most difficult slate in the country, only trailing Michigan State and USC. How many wins can the Cougars collect by season's end?

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    October 4, 2023

    Cincinnati Recap: BYU heads into bye week with momentum

    Cougar Nation hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down BYU's win over Cincinnati--the first Big 12 Conference victory in program history.

    They dish out helmet stickers, what's trending up, and trending down, and take Cougar Nation's phone calls.

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    September 26, 2023

    Kansas Recap: What was the most significant cause for the loss?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their takeaways from the Cougars' loss in their first Big 12 game and name the players they give helmet stickers to this week. Listeners call in and sound off on their biggest concerns and predictions for the rest of the season.

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    September 19, 2023

    Arkansas Recap: Is the BYU defense for real?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look back at the Arkansas game to uncover what led to the big BYU win in SEC country. Hear which players they felt stood out and what they anticipate seeing in this week's Big 12 contest against Kansas. Cougar Nation chimes in with their thoughts on the wide receiver, running back, and defensive line positions by calling in throughout the show.

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    September 12, 2023

    SUU Recap: Slovis shines, but is BYU ready for an uptick in competition?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte recap the Cougars game against Sam Houston and talk about what things they liked and didn't like in the 41-16 win. Find out who they give helmet stickers to, and what things are trending up/down for BYU football. Callers share their thoughts and concerns heading into Arkansas week; hear what Mitch and Matt have to say about the Cougars' chances this week in Fayetteville.

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    September 5, 2023

    Sam Houston Recap: Is it too early to be worried about the BYU offense?

    Riding solo this week, Mitch Harper breaks down the game that was between BYU and Sam Houston. Hear what his main takeaways were and which players he felt performed the best in the Game 1. Mitch answers the questions of whether or not it's too early to: 1) be concerned about the offense, and 2) feel great about the defense. As always, Cougar Nation shares their thoughts and concerns throughout the show by calling in. 

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    August 29, 2023

    Previewing Sam Houston & Bold predictions for 2023

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about the Cougars upcoming matchup with Sam Houston in the season opener and talk about the first depth chart of the season that was released earlier this week. Hear sound clips from head coach Kalani Sitake before Mitch and Matt share their bold predictions for 2023. As always, Cougar Nation chimes in throughout the show to share their thoughts and opinions.

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    August 22, 2023

    What does a successful year look like for BYU in 2023?

    In the debut of Cougar Nation, Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined throughout the show by several callers and share what they think would make this BYU football season a success. Learn what is trending up and what is trending down in the program, as well as some insight on what to expect from the new Cougar defense.

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