Cougar Sports Saturday (BYU)

Cougar Sports Saturday is BYU sports talk by Cougar fans, for Cougar fans. Listen every Saturday from 12-3 p.m. MT as Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte go in-depth on the important news and topics you care about in BYU athletics.  It's all on the legacy home of the BYU Cougars, KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM and on KSLsports.com

Episodes

  • April 10, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday April 10th Highlights

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on April 10, 2021. 
    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk with former BYU QB John Beck about his work in draft prep with Zach Wilson and NY Jets insider Brian Costello joined to give BYU fans the insight on the Jets organization and Wilson's fit. BYU target Mike Saunders Jr joins to talk about his recruitment, as he is being pursued by BYU in the transfer portal. The guys also discuss the announced upgrades at LaVell Edwards Stadium and which BYU players could make a Zach Wilson-like rise next season. 

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  • April 10, 2021

    John Beck talks QB training + NFL draft prep with Zach Wilson

    Former BYU quarterback and QB coach John Beck joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about his work with QB Zach Wilson. Beck and his training with 3DQB has helped prepare Zach Wilson throughout his college career and in the pre-draft process. Beck says Wilson's personality and work ethic are what has led to his success.

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  • April 10, 2021

    Best NFL draft steals in BYU history

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the best draft steals in BYU history. The list includes players that greatly exceeded expectations or turned a late-round selection into a long NFL career. The list includes players like Kurt Gouveia and Fred Warner.

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  • April 10, 2021

    Mike Saunders Jr. discusses BYU, life in Transfer Portal

    Former Wasatch Academy and Cincinnati guard Mike Saunders Jr joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss his recruitment in the transfer portal. BYU is in the mix for the freshman guard who spent one season with the Bearcats. Saunders was teammates at Wasatch Academy with current BYU player Caleb Lohner and future Cougs Fousseyni Traore and Richard Saunders.

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  • April 10, 2021

    How will Zach Wilson fit with the New York Jets?

    New York Jets insider Brian Costello joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss Zach Wilson and his potential future in NY. Costello says the Jets fell in love with Wilson during the season, once it became clear that they wouldn't be able to draft Trevor Lawrence. Costello mentions that the lack of successful quarterbacks in New York goes back to the structure and team around those young signal callers. 

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  • April 10, 2021

    New scoreboards, video screens announced at LaVell Edwards Stadium

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the newly announced upgrades to LaVell Edwards Stadium. BYU announced this week new scoreboards and video board upgrades in the North and South end zones.  The guys are excited about the additions and anything that enhances the fan experience at BYU football games. 

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  • April 10, 2021

    Mark Pope in the mix for the Arizona head coach job

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show talking college hoops. Mark Pope has been rumored to be a candidate for the Arizona head coaching job and the guys discuss whether Pope should or will consider taking the job. The Wildcats fired Sean Miller after 12 seasons at the helm.  

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  • March 27, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday March 27th Highlights

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 27, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk BYU Pro Day and the stellar performance of Zach Wilson. Sam Farnsworth talks about his experience in person at BYU and the other standouts, including Brady Christensen. The guys also react to the disappointing end to BYU Basketball's season. Spring Football wrapped up this week and the guys talk about the ongoing QB battle. 

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  • March 27, 2021

    Jake Oldroyd on his perfect 2020 season

    BYU kicker Jake Oldroyd joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about his 2020 season. Oldroyd was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, which is given to the best kicker in college football. Oldroyd was a perfect 13-13 on field goals last season. 

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  • March 27, 2021

    Top 5 Undrafted BYU Players in the NFL

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the best undrafted BYU players ever. The list includes some Cougar greats like Chad Lewis and Bart Oates. Fans can expect BYU to have 3-5 players selected in the NFL Draft in April with more receiving opportunities as free agents after a successful Pro Day. 

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  • March 27, 2021

    BYU suffers a disappointing end to their 20-21 season

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk BYU basketball and the disappointing loss to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament. The #6 Cougars ended their season in the 1st round of the tournament and the guys discuss year 2 of the Mark Pope era. Both the guys are disappointed in how the season ended considering the high expectations and potential for a Sweet Sixteen run. 

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  • March 27, 2021

    Sam Farnsworth says Zach Wilson confirmed what BYU fans saw all season

    KSL-TV's Sam Farnsworth joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about BYU's Pro Day. Farnsworth was on location and said Zach Wilson's performance in the passing portion solidified his status as a Top-5 pick and, most likely, the 2nd QB taken. He was also impressed with Matt Bushman, saying he had some great catches and will intrigue teams looking for a pass-catching TE. 

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  • March 27, 2021

    Who else increased their draft stock at BYU Pro Day?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk BYU Pro Day and some of the other players who helped themselves in the drills and measurements. OL Brady Christensen had a record broad jump and a sub 4.9 40-yard dash and now, Christensen goes from a 3-4 round pick to potentially a Top 50 player. Matt was also impressed with TE Matt Bushman, who is coming off a major injury suffered before the season.

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  • March 27, 2021

    Zach Wilson impresses at BYU Pro Day

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the showing reacting to BYU Pro Day. The eyes of the NFL were focused on Provo, Utah yesterday and Zach Wilson put on a show. The guys discuss whether Wilson secured himself as the #2 pick in the NFL Draft. 

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  • March 20, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday March 20th Highlights

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 13, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview BYU vs UCLA and talk with Mark Pope from the Indy bubble. BYU legend Jimmer Fredette joins the show to reminisce on the Sweet Sixteen run in 2011 and give his thoughts on this year's squad. Former BYU head coach Dave Rose also joins to share his memories and thoughts on the NCAA tournament. 

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  • March 20, 2021

    The Hurry Up: March 20th

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte wrap up the show with The Hurry Up. The guys hit on the quick news and notes from the world of BYU sports. Former BYU star Shawn Bradley was paralyzed in a bike accident earlier this week, NFL free agency began this week and the guys react to some of the Cougars signing new deals, and the guys react to a national championship for Women's Cross Country.

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  • March 20, 2021

    The Three-Pointer: BYU vs UCLA

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview tonight's matchup with The Three Pointer. The guys give a stat of the game, player to watch and a bold prediction for this game. UCLA defeated Michigan State in the First Four to earn a shot at the #6 Cougars.

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  • March 20, 2021

    Mark Pope is excited for Cougar Nation to enjoy March Madness

    BYU head coach Mark Pope joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk NCAA tournament. The Cougars have made their first NCAA tournament in six years and hope to make a run like the Jimmer-led team 10 years ago. Pope says UCLA is a tough match-up, especially with the tournament experience of Mick Cronin, but if BYU plays their game they can win. 

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  • March 20, 2021

    Dave Rose talks keys to winning games during March Madness

    Former BYU head coach Dave Rose joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about the NCAA tournament. Rose had some of the best runs in the tournament in BYU history, including the Sweet Sixteen run in 2011 with Jimmer Fredette. He talks about the process of recruiting Jimmer back after his junior season in 2010. Rose also shares his memories from March Madness as a player and a coach.

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  • March 20, 2021

    BYU Basketball All-Americans

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at BYU basketball All-American selections. The list includes Cougar greats like Jimmer Fredette, Danny Ainge and Michael Smith.

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  • March 20, 2021

    Jimmer Fredette talks March Madness + BYU's potential in the NCAA Tournament

    BYU legend Jimmer Fredette joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about March Madness. Jimmer shares his favorite memories from the NCAA tournament, including the 2011 run to the Sweet Sixteen. Jimmer also talks about his experience playing basketball in China. Jimmer is confident in this year's basketball team and their ability to make a run to the second weekend. 

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  • March 20, 2021

    BYU is in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show discussing the NCAA Tournament, with Mitch live from Indianapolis. BYU has not been in the tournament since 2015 and BYU fans missed out on seeing a special team last year due to COVID-19. Mitch says even with limited fans it still feels like a tournament atmosphere. BYU will take on UCLA tonight.

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  • March 15, 2021

    Mitch & Matt break down BYU returning to the NCAA Tournament

    Put on those dancing shoes BYU, you're headed back to the NCAA Tournament!

    Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte broke down BYU basketball receiving a 6-seed in the NCAA Tournament.

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  • March 13, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday March 13th Highlights

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 13, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about BYU's run in the WCC tournament and their potential in the NCAA tournament with former player Mark Durrant. The guys react to the additions of Puka and Samson Nacua through the transfer portal and updates on spring football. The guys also reflect on the past year and what they've learned throughout the pandemic. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    The Hurry Up: March 13

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte wrap up the show with The Hurry Up. The guys hit on the quick news and notes from the world of BYU sports. The Women's basketball team fell to Gonzaga at the buzzer and will have to wait until Monday to see if they make the NCAA tournament. BYU's Pro Day will be broadcast on the NFL Network as hype around Zach Wilson continues to build ahead of the NFL Draft. The guys also react to a BYU rap song about Zach Wilson. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    Where will BYU be seeded in the NCAA Tournament?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte predict where BYU will end up seed in the NCAA tournament. This year's team will be the first tournament team since 2015, although last year's squad was set to appear in the tourney before it's cancellation. Matt predicts that BYU will be rewarded with a 6-seed, while Mitch believes they will end up as a 7-seed. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    Where will former Cougars end up in NFL Free Agency?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte look ahead at NFL Free Agency, which begins next week. There are several notable former Cougs who are free agents this year. The guys give their ideal fit or situation for guys like Jamaal Williams, Kyle Van Noy & Daniel Sorenson.

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  • March 13, 2021

    One Year of COVID-19 + how it affected BYU sports

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte reflect on the past year and how the pandemic has changed their lives and the sports world. A year ago, BYU basketball's season ended due to COVID and the team missed out on a NCAA Tournament. The guys talk about the excitement of this year and the optimism heading into the rest of the year. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    Last Five BYU teams to be seeded higher than 8 in the NCAA Tournament

    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 earned a seeding higher than 8 in the NCAA tournament. The list includes some of BYU's best squads, including the Jimmer-led 2011 team and Danny Ainge's Elite Eight team in 1981.

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  • March 13, 2021

    Spring Football update + reloading talent on the BYU roster

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give an update on BYU spring ball. Fesi Sitake talked about the balance on roles with new OC Aaron Roderick and the guys are optimistic that the blend of Sitake and Roderick will continue to be successful for BYU. The guys say this year is looking less like a rebuild, but a reload with all the talent that exists on the roster. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    Puka and Samson Nacua transfer to BYU

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down BYU's additions of Puka and Samson Nacua in the transfer portal. Samson is a grad transfer from Utah and Puka comes to BYU from Washington, after spending the last two seasons in Seattle. Mitch is very high on Puka, saying he's the best WR to come out of the state of Utah. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    Mark Durrant says BYU should be confident heading into NCAA Tournament

    Former BYU player and color analyst Mark Durrant joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about the WCC tournament and BYU's potential in the NCAA tournament. Durrant says BYU should be confident that they can compete with anybody in the NCAA tournament, despite the loss the Gonzaga. He also mentions that playing so well in the last few weeks will help the Cougs in March Madness. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    2020-21 BYU Basketball Season Awards

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give out season awards for BYU basketball. The guys award an MVP, most improved player, and best performance from the season. The Cougars season will continue in the NCAA tournament as they await Selection Sunday to find out their seeding and match-up. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    BYU challenges the Zags, but falls short in the WCC Championship game

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show talking about BYU's performance in the WCC Tournament. The Cougars defeated Pepperdine in overtime late Monday night before losing to Gonzaga in the championship. BYU gave the Zags their toughest test all season and will look to build upon the game into the NCAA tournament. 

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  • March 6, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights March 6, 2021

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 6, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk BYU spring football and the position battles waging on in week one. They also talk with WR Kody Epps. Mitch and Matt preview the WCC tournament for BYU basketball with former star Tyler Haws and assistant coach Cody Fueger. They also react to the new Navy and Royal helmets unveiled this past week. 

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  • March 6, 2021

    The Hurry Up: March 6th

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte wrap up the show with The Hurry Up. The guys hit on the quick news and notes from the world of BYU sports. The Men's and Women's basketball team received recognition in the WCC awards this week, Kyle Van Noy is being shopped by the Dolphins and will likely be released after one season, and BYU adds Ole Miss and Dixie State to future schedules. 

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  • March 6, 2021

    BYU WR Kody Epps on his high school success + goals for 2021

    BYU freshman WR Kody Epps joins Mitch Harper to talk about his first season in Provo and what his goals are for the 2021 season. Epps was a decorated high school player and an All-American at the California powerhouse Mater Dei. With Dax Milne headed to the NFL, Epps could be the guy to step into the starting rotation. He says he's a playmaker and is looking forward to the opportunity to show what he can do. 

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  • March 6, 2021

    Top 5 in Career Receiving Yards at BYU

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the Top 5 in career receiving yards at BYU. The Cougars will look to replace the very productive Dax Milne and Gunner Romney could be a big name to step up. A big season for Romney could push him towards the top of this list. The Top 5 includes Cougar greats like Austin Collie and Dennis Pitta. 

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  • March 6, 2021

    BYU Football Unveils Alternate Navy, Royal Blue Helmets

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the new helmet designs released by BYU this week. BYU introduced a Navy and Royal helmet, giving the team 26 different uniform combinations between Navy, Royal and White. Both the guys are big fans of the new lids and are excited that BYU is looking to step up their game when it comes to uniforms. 

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  • March 6, 2021

    Cody Fueger on preparing for the WCC tournament and March Madness

    BYU basketball assistant coach Cody Fueger joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about BYU's preparation for the WCC tournament. He says that after the events of the last year, he is grateful to again be in the position to play in the NCAA tournament. He mentions the talent of the trio of seniors (Alex Barcello, Matt Haarms & Brandon Averette) and their unique paths to BYU. Fueger is hopeful about his team's chances in March.

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  • March 6, 2021

    How does BYU football replace the production lost from last year's team?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk BYU spring football and replacing talent in the WR room. With Dax Milne heading to the NFL, BYU will have to replace their WR1 from last season. Gunner Romney and Neil Pau'u will certainly play a role, but Mitch says keep an eye on Chris Jackson and Kody Epps. Matt says he is confident that Fesi Sitake will have this group ready to go and points to the development of Milne and Micah Simon as prove that Sitake can find hidden gems. 

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  • March 6, 2021

    BYU spring football position battles

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about the first week of BYU spring football. In discussing the QB battle, Mitch says BYU will be set with Jaren Hall, Baylor Romney, or Jacob Conover at the position. He feels confident any of those three players can lead the Cougars to a successful season. Matt is concerned with the safeties position, with two starters leaving and no clear replacements mentioned by Ilaisa Tuiaki. 

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  • March 6, 2021

    Tyler Haws on BYU's chance in the WCC tournament + what it will take to beat Gonzaga

    Former BYU basketball star Tyler Haws joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about BYU's chances in the WCC tournament. Haws says that during his playing time, winning the conference tournament was always the number one goal. He says BYU has the right person in place with Mark Pope and the staff around him and that with time, they can build BYU up to the level of a team like Gonzaga. He mentions getting transfers like Matt Haarms and Alex Barcello as a great example of the recruiting and development of this staff. 

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  • March 6, 2021

    Would winning the WCC Tournament this year be the greatest moment of BYU hoops history?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show talking BYU hoops in the WCC tournament. The Cougars will play Monday night and await the winner of Pepperdine and Santa Clara. BYU will look to win their first WCC tourney title since joining the league. The guys discuss if winning the tournament would be the greatest moment in BYU basketball history. 

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  • February 28, 2021

    BYU Basketball closes out regular season with another memorable Senior Night

    Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte hopped on the mic to discuss BYU's victory over Saint Mary's and look ahead to the Cougars trip in the WCC Tournament.

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  • February 27, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights February 27, 2021

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on February 27, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk with the newest additions to BYU football's coaching staff: Kevin Clune and Darrell Funk. The guys also preview spring football, which begins next week. Mitch and Matt also preview Senior Night for the Men's hoops team as they take on Saint Mary's. 

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  • February 27, 2021

    The Hurry Up: 2-27

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte wrap up the show with The Hurry Up. The guys hit on the quick news and notes from the world of BYU sports. BYU equipment teased new uniform combinations on Twitter this week, the Women's basketball team is rolling as winners of 8 in a row, Men's Volleyball played in the longest set in NCAA history and the football team adds two in-state players from transfer portal.  

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  • February 27, 2021

    Darrell Funk brings years of experience to the BYU coaching staff

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk with new BYU offensive line coach Darrell Funk. Funk comes to Provo with a lot of experience and looks at the BYU o-line job as one of the best in college football. Funk will look to build upon one of the strengths of BYU's team last season, while replacing starters along the line. 

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  • February 27, 2021

    The Three Pointer: BYU vs Saint Mary's

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview tonight's match-up between the Cougars and the Gaels. Mitch and Matt give a stat to know before the game, a player to watch and a bold prediction. Saint Mary's sits at third in the WCC ahead of the conference tournament. BYU beat the Gaels in Moraga on January 14th, 62-52.

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  • February 27, 2021

    Best freshman season for BYU hoops since 2000

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the best freshman seasons for BYU hoops since 2000. The list includes BYU stars like TJ Haws and Nick Emery. Freshman Caleb Lohner has had a great season and has been vital since joining the starting lineup. 

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  • February 27, 2021

    Kevin Clune inherits a talented group of Linebackers

    BYU linebackers coach Kevin Clune joins Matt Baiamonte to discuss his new position on the BYU coaching staff and his expectations in his first year. Clune comes with experience to a talented linebacker group, led by Payton Wilgar and Keenan Pili. The Cougars will need to replace a big leader in Isaiah Kaufusi. 

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  • February 27, 2021

    Three & Out: BYU Spring Football

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview BYU spring football with Three & Out. The guys give a stat to know, a player to watch and a bold prediction for spring football practices. BYU spring football begins on March 1 and will go through March 26 or 27.

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  • February 27, 2021

    BYU releases 2021 Football schedule

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show discussing BYU's 2021 Football schedule. The upcoming season will include seven games against P5 opponents, with Utah, Arizona State & Virginia visiting Provo in the fall. BYU will travel to play Washington State, Baylor & USC, while facing Arizona in Las Vegas to kickoff the season.

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  • February 13, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights February 13, 2021

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on February 13, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk with Aaron Roderick about the offseason and QB battle in 2021. Kalani Sitake comments on the QB battle and the new coaching hires. Mitch and Matt talk about more 'red flags' around Zach Wilson and talk about BYU hoops place in the NCAA Tournament. 

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  • February 13, 2021

    The Hurry Up

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte wrap up the show with The Hurry Up. The guys hit on the quick news and notes from the world of BYU sports. Kai Nacua signed an extension with the 49ers, Yoeli Childs and Jake Toolson begin their careers in the G-league and Provo was named the best city in Utah for football fans.

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  • February 13, 2021

    BYU Basketball in a good spot for the NCAA Tournament

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk BYU hoops as the Cougar's reach their final stretch of games before the WCC tournament. BYU has three games remaining on their schedule and the league is still planning to play its tournament in Las Vegas in March. Right now, the Cougars are projected to be in the field for the NCAA tournament as an at-large bid with a great non-conference schedule and big road wins. 

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  • February 13, 2021

    Kalani Sitake has high praise for the additions to the BYU Football staff

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down comments made by BYU head coach Kalani Sitake on the KSL Sports Front Page this week. Sitake said that the battle for starting QB in 2021 is open to any of the gun slingers in the room. He also commented on the new coaching hires in Darrell Funk and Kevin Clune. 

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  • February 13, 2021

    Six BYU players will participate in the NFL Combine

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the NFL combine and the six BYU players that earned an invite. Underclassmen Zach Wilson, Dax Milne and Brady Christensen received invites as well as Matt Bushman, Khyiris Tonga, & Chris Wilcox. Six invitees are the most BYU has sent to the combine since 2002, which had seven Cougars. The NFL Combine will be different in 2021 but will include team interviews and medical evaluations. 

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  • February 13, 2021

    Aaron Roderick looking ahead at BYU Football in 2021

    BYU offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte. Roderick discusses the new hires on the coaching staff and the QB battle next season. He also discusses the progress of Zach Wilson and his future in the NFL. Roderick was recently named the new offensive coordinator at BYU. He was and will continue to be the quarterbacks coach for the Cougars. 

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  • February 13, 2021

    Quarterback Battle 2021

    As spring football approaches, Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the upcoming QB battle. The guys answer the question whether or not the QB1 needs to be decided in spring ball or if that should happen during fall camp. The competition will include a pair of QB's with starting experience Baylor Romney & Jaren Hall and a pair of young guys in Jacob Conover and Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters.

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  • February 13, 2021

    Controversy around Zach Wilson not being named a captain to start the season

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show talking about the 'controversy' about Zach Wilson being named a captain this past season. ESPN's Todd McShay mentioned that Zach wasn't named a captain before the first game of the season. Mitch and Matt see no issues, especially considering Wilson went on to serve as a captain in every game after the season kickoff against Navy. 

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  • February 9, 2021

    Recapping BYU's loss against No. 1 Gonzaga at the Marriott Center

    Mitch and Matt recap BYU's 82-71 loss to No. 1 Gonzaga. What went sideways for the Cougars and what's the outlook going forward?

    Also, what does BYU need to do to close the gap against Gonzaga?

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  • February 6, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights February 6, 2021

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on February 6, 2021.

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the new coaching hires for BYU Football: Kevin Clune and Darrell Funk. The guys talk NFL draft prep with Chris Wilcox and a new debate between Zach Wilson and Trevor Lawrence. The guys also talk Super Bowl 55 with KSL TV's Sam Farnsworth. 

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  • February 6, 2021

    The Hurry Up on Cougar Sports Saturday

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte wrap up the show with The Hurry Up. The guys hit on some quick BYU news and notes before the end of the show. BYU Women's Volleyball had a Top 10 play on Sportscenter, a BYU women's hoops player had a historic game for the Lady Cougars and BYU and Utah State have renewed their series until 2026. 

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  • February 6, 2021

    The Three-Pointer: BYU vs Gonzaga

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview Monday night's match-up between the Cougars and the Bulldogs. Mitch and Matt give a stat to know before the game, a player to watch and a bold prediction. The Zags are the #1 team in the country and beat BYU 86-69 in early January. 

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  • February 6, 2021

    Chris Wilcox is steady preparing for the NFL Draft

    Former BYU DB Chris Wilcox joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about his preparation for the NFL Draft. Wilcox recently received an invite to the NFL combine. He says the combine will be a medical combine and will include interviews with NFL teams. Wilcox and fellow BYU player Troy Warner are both signed to Athlete's First and are currently training together for the NFL. 

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  • February 6, 2021

    BYU Signing Day 2021

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss what was a very quiet signing day for BYU this week. The Cougars big announcement came in the form of the list of return missionaries that will play for the team in 2021. The list includes players like Dallin Holker and Chase Roberts among others. Mitch also mentions Campbell Barrington as a name to watch along the offensive line. 

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  • February 6, 2021

    BYU in the Super Bowl Trivia

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week it's BYU in the Super Bowl trivia. The questions range from which BYU player was the first to appear in a Super Bowl and how has the most rushing yards in a Super Bowl for a quarterback. Mitch breaks the losing streak and gets a win this week on the Top 5.

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  • February 6, 2021

    Super Bowl 55 Predictions

    Mitch and Matt give their predictions for Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mitch says you cannot bet against Andy Reid and the Chiefs. He is picking the Chiefs to repeat as champs and so does Matt. 

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  • February 6, 2021

    Another BYU win in Super Bowl 55?

    KSL5TV's Sam Farnsworth joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss Super Bowl 55. BYU's Andy Reid and Dan Sorenson will look to repeat as Super Bowl champions, a feat only eight teams have accomplished in the NFL. Farnsworth gives high praise for Dan Sorenson for his great season and he expects to see Dirty Dan making more plays on Sunday.

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  • February 6, 2021

    EA Sports announces return of its college football video game

    Mitch and Matt discuss the announcement from EA Sports of a new college football video game coming soon. The NLI (Name, Image, Likeness) legislation is being pushed in Congress as the NCAA mulls ruling itself on compensating student athletes. Doing so would allow for the return of the beloved NCAA football video games. 

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  • February 6, 2021

    Zach Wilson > Trevor Lawrence?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to Joe Theismann's comments saying he would take Zach Wilson over Trevor Lawrence in the NFL Draft. Theismann, a Super Bowl-winning QB in the NFL, says his natural arm talent and ability to make all the throws makes him stand out. The guys give their thoughts on the high praise from a former MVP QB. 

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  • February 6, 2021

    Ilaisa Tuiaki in the mix for Montana State Head Coach job

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk about the BYU Football coaching staff and the reports around Ilaisa Tuiaki. Tuiaki is in the mix for the head coach position at Montana State, an FCS program. The guys discuss the appeal for Tuiaki and what BYU would have to do in order to replace their defensive coordinator. 

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  • February 6, 2021

    BYU Football fills out the coaching staff with two new hires

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show talking about the two new hires on the BYU Football coaching staff: Kevin Clune & Darrell Funk. Clune comes in to coach the linebackers while Funk will coach the offensive line. Both coaches come in with decades of experience in various levels. The guys give their thoughts on the hires and the new complete coaching staff in 2021. 

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  • January 30, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights January 30, 2021

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on January 30, 2021. 
    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk NFL Draft prep for prospects like Zach Wilson and the NFL Combine. The guys talk about BYU basketball's road loss to Pepperdine and how they can respond tonight against Pacific. Dave McCann & Mark Durrant join to talk BYU hoops with Mitch and Matt. TE Coach Steve Clark talks football roster with Matt Baiamonte. 

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  • January 30, 2021

    The Three-Pointer: BYU vs Pacific

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview tonight's game against Pacific with The Three-Pointer. Mitch and Matt give a stat to know before the game, a player to watch and a bold prediction. The Pacific Tigers are 5-3 on the season, having played so few games due COVID-19 protocols and restrictions.

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  • January 30, 2021

    Dave McCann is optimistic that open shots will start falling soon for BYU

    KSL TV's Dave McCann joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk BYU sports. He says the loss to Pepperdine won't affect BYU's tournament chances, but that they need to continue to beat teams in conference play. McCann is optimistic that the recent shooting woes suffered by this team will pass soon.

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  • January 30, 2021

    Fred Warner is a 2021 Pro Bowler: which BYU players have made multiple Pro Bowls?

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the last five BYU players to make multiple Pro Bowls in the NFL. Fred Warner, a third-year LB, makes his first Pro Bowl this season. The list includes players like Steve Young, Todd Christensen & more.

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  • January 30, 2021

    NFL Combine invites for Khyiris Tonga & Chris Wilcox

    Mitch and Matt talk all-star games in college football and draft prep for some of BYU's prospects. Despite no physical combine taking place, Tonga & Wilcox received invites to the NFL Combine. Mitch mentions that getting the invite won't bring a lot of value in preparation for the draft, but more for a status symbol of one of the best prospects this year. 

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  • January 30, 2021

    Mark Durrant is impressed with the bench players for BYU basketball

    Former BYU player and color analyst Mark Durrant joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk BYU hoops and how the Cougars can bounce back from the tough road loss. Durrant mentions consistency is big for this team, especially from their starters. The bench has been a strength this season, but Durrant warns that you don't want to be forced to rely on your bench to win every night.

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  • January 30, 2021

    The Tight End position should be a strength for BYU in 2021

    BYU tight end coach Steve Clark joins Matt Baiamonte discuss the success in 2020 and what he looks forward to in 2021. The Cougars will return the top TE from last season Isaac Rex, who had 12 touchdowns as a freshman. Matt Bushman, who missed the season with an Achilles injury, will move forward to the NFL.

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  • January 30, 2021

    BYU Signing Day & Walk-ons

    Mitch & Matt discuss BYU football, signing day and some of BYU's new walk-ons.  The Cougars signed most of the class during the early signing period in December. BYU also added a number of walk-on's to their, where they have had a lot of success in names like Tyler Allgeieir & Dax Milne. 

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  • January 30, 2021

    How does BYU respond to the loss to Pepperdine?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the showing talking BYU hoops and how they need to respond to the loss to Pepperdine. After the tough loss in Malibu, the Cougars will look to respond with a win tonight against Pacific in Provo

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  • January 23, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights January 23, 2021.

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on January 23, 2021. 
    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk NFL Draft and the building hype around QB Zach Wilson. The guys also discuss Wilson's ranking among the greatest BYU quarterbacks. Matt Bushman joined the show to talk about his NFL Draft process. Tyler Haws helps preview tonight's game against Pepperdine and what it will take for the Cougars to make the NCAA tournament. 

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  • January 23, 2021

    The Three Pointer: BYU vs Pepperdine

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview tonight's game against Pepperdine with The Three Pointer. Mitch and Matt give a stat to know before the game, a player to watch and a bold prediction. The Waves are 6-6 this season led by the duo of Colbey Ross & Kessler Edwards. 

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  • January 23, 2021

    Is this the year that BYU runs the table in WCC play outside of Gonzaga?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk about BYU hoops and if this will be the year BYU runs the table in conference outside of Gonzaga. After winning road match-ups with Saint Mary's and San Francisco, the Cougars are projected to win all of their remaining games aside from their second game against the Zags. 

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  • January 23, 2021

    Tyler Haws sees toughness and fight as the identity of this BYU Basketball team

    Former BYU hoops star Tyler Haws joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss this year's BYU team and their potential as a NCAA Tournament team. Haws mentions tonight's match-up with Pepperdine as a sneaky challenging team for the Cougars. He also breaks down what it will take for this team to make the NCAA tournament, being a part of the last tournament team at BYU. 

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  • January 23, 2021

    Last five QB's selected #2 in the NFL Draft

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the last five QB's drafted #2 overall. Zach Wilson is poised to potentially be the #2 selection in the NFL Draft in April. The list includes NFL QB's like Mitchell Trubisky, Marcus Mariota & RG3.

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  • January 23, 2021

    Early Look At Returning Leaders For BYU Football In 2021

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take an early look at the returning leaders on the 2021 BYU football team. The Cougars will have to replace top contributors on both sides of the field as many seniors and underclassmen will pursue careers in the NFL. The guys break down what the holes are on the roster and what they expect in 2021.

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  • January 23, 2021

    Where does Zach Wilson rank among the greatest BYU QB's?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss where Zach Wilson ranks among the best QB's in BYU history. Mitch put out on article on the topic earlier this week and the guys discuss the rankings. Wilson is competing against many great quarterbacks like Jim McMahon, Ty Detmer and John Beck, among others. 

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  • January 23, 2021

    Matt Bushman creates foundation + preparing for NFL Draft

    Former BYU standout Matt Bushman joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about the NFL draft process and his injury recovery. Bushman suffered a season-ending achilles tear in September that led him to miss his entire senior season. Now, Bushman is training, recovering, and hoping to show out at his Pro Day for a chance to be drafted. He also discusses his new charitable foundation: The Matt Bushman Foundation. 

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  • January 23, 2021

    BYU has multiple draft-worthy players in 2021

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk NFL Draft and what lies ahead for Zach Wilson and the other BYU players. Along with Wilson, Brady Christensen is building buzz ahead of the draft and will hope to move from a 3rd round grade to potentially a late-1st. The guys also discuss where Matt Bushman could fit in the NFL Draft.

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  • January 23, 2021

    Zach Wilson projected as the 2nd pick in NFL Draft

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show with Zach Wilson NFL Draft hype. This week, NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah had Wilson as the 2nd pick in the draft going to the New York Jets. Mitch and Matt react to that fit for Wilson and the other projected landing spots for the BYU QB. 

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  • January 16, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights January 16, 2021.

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on January 16, 2021. 

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down a big win for BYU basketball over Saint Mary's and preview the Cougar's match-up with San Francisco. BYU head coach Mark Pope joins the show to discuss the challenges of coaching amidst the pandemic and what his team has done well so far this season. The guys also talk NFL playoffs with KSL Sport's Kyle Ireland and BYU's QB battle in 2021. 

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  • January 16, 2021

    The Three Pointer: BYU vs San Francisco

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview tonight's game against San Francisco with The Three Pointer. Mitch and Matt give a stat to know before the game, a player to watch and a bold prediction. The Dons are 9-6 this season with a big win over #4 Virginia. 

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  • January 16, 2021

    Way too early look at the 2021 BYU football schedule

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take an early look at the 2021 football schedule. Next season will feature seven P5 opponents, including five from the Pac-12. BYU will also face former OC Jeff Grimes and Baylor as well as former BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall and Virginia. 

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  • January 16, 2021

    Best NFL landing spots for Zach Wilson

    KSL Sports Kyle Ireland joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss BYU players in the NFL. Ireland breaks down the best landing spots for QB Zach Wilson and what he expects to see from the four BYU players left in the NFL playoffs. 

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  • January 16, 2021

    Career Rushing Yards Leaders in BYU History

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the career rushing yard leaders in BYU history. The list includes great Cougar legends like Jamaal Williams and Harvey Unga. After a 1130-yard season as a sophomore, Tyler Allgeier is on pace to join this group. 

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  • January 16, 2021

    2021 BYU Football QB Battle

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the QB battle in 2021 after a picture of Jaren Hall in uniform appeared on social media this week. Hall look strong and healthy and has Mitch and Matt wondering about his potential as BYU's starting quarterback next season. 

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  • January 16, 2021

    BYU Football coaching vacancies

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte look at the coaching vacancies on BYU football's staff and where they could look to fill those vacancies. They look at the offensive line coach opening and where BYU will go to fill the 10th assistant spot.

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