Cougar Sports Saturday (BYU)

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

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    April 21, 2024

    Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - April 20, 2024

    Catch the best of Cougar Sports Saturday with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte from April 20, 2024.

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    April 20, 2024

    Cougar Tales: New Cougartail wrapper and 2024 College Football rule changes

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about the new and improved Cougartail wrapper and rule changes we will see this football season with a two-minute warning, helmet communication and tablets on the sidelines.

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    April 20, 2024

    What things will new BYU head coach Kevin Young bring with him from the Phoenix Suns?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss what they think newly named head coach Kevin Young will bring BYU from his time coaching in the pro ranks.

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    April 20, 2024

    Thoughts on the NHL coming to Utah

    Mitch Harper, Matt Baiamonte and producer Nate Slack share their thoughts on Ryan Smith purchasing the Arizona Coyotes and bringing them to Utah.

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    April 20, 2024

    Top 5: The five leading scorers from BYU basketball the last five seasons

    In this week's Top 5 competition, Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte race to name the five leading scorers from the last five BYU men's basketball teams.

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    April 20, 2024

    BYU QB Jake Retzlaff is optimistic for this season heading into summer workouts

    Matt Baiamonte caught up with BYU quarterback Jake Retzlaff at the final practice of spring ball. Hear what he has to say as the players begin summer workouts.

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    April 20, 2024

    Assistant coach candidates and transfer portal activity for BYU basketball

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss Dallin Hall, Richie Saunders, Aly Khalifa, Collin Chandler, and Jaxson Robinson who have been impacted by the BYU coaching change, as well as who BYU could bring in as assistant coaches.

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    April 20, 2024

    Former guard Jake Toolson is excited for the future of BYU basketball

    Former BYU basketball player Jake Toolson joined Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte, and talks about how excited he is for the hire of Kevin Young and the future of BYU basketball.

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    April 20, 2024

    Overreaction / Under the Radar to BYU Basketball hiring Kevin Young

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their overreactions and under the radar topics when it comes to the hire of Kevin Young.

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    April 20, 2024

    Reacting to the Kevin Young press conference

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the Wednesday press conference where Kevin Young was announced as the head coach.

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    April 20, 2024

    Suns assistant coach Kevin Young named new head coach of BYU Basketball

    BYU announced the hiring of its newest head coach, Kevin Young from the Phoenix Suns. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their thoughts on the hire.

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    April 18, 2024

    Takeaways From Kevin Young's Introductory Press Conference

    Mitch Harper, Matt Baiamonte, and Nate Slack chat inside the Marriott Center after BYU basketball head coach Kevin Young held his introductory press conference.

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    April 13, 2024

    Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - April 13, 2024

    Mark Pope is now the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats. What is next for BYU basketball? Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break it all down on this week's show.

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    April 13, 2024

    This week's edition of Cougar Tales

    Mitch Harper shares some of the highlights from around the BYU athletic department, including a big win at No. 2 Oklahoma for the softball team, in this week's edition of Cougar Tales.

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    April 13, 2024

    Who should be contacted first in the coaching search?

    Mitch Harper runs down the list of coaches he think should be contacted first by BYU as they look to find a replacement for Mark Pope.

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    April 13, 2024

    What does BYU need out of its next head coach?

    What are someof the key things BYU should look for in its next head coach? Mitch Harper explains here.

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    April 13, 2024

    Analyzing the state of the basketball program

    The departure of Mark Pope has already resulted in a number of players entering the transfer portal. How quick can BYU hire a replacement?

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    April 13, 2024

    Does BYU need to open up the coaching pool?

    Though it's not a policy, BYU has historically only hired coaches who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Should they look entertain the idea of hiring a coach who is not a member of the church? Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their thoughts.

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    April 13, 2024

    Top 5 players of importance to retain

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte rank the top five players from next year's projected squad that BYU needs to keep in Provo.

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    April 13, 2024

    Reacting to players in the portal

    Following the departure of Coach Pope, so far, Aly Khalifa and Dallin Hall have entered the portal. What are the chances they come back, and who could be next? Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss here.

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    April 13, 2024

    Tom Holmoe urges fans to donate to the NIL Collective

    BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe recently encouraged fans to donate to the NIL collective. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give their feedback on his message to fans.

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    April 13, 2024

    Who are the sneaky candidates for the coaching vacancy?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share who they think could be a sneaky pick to fill the head coaching vacancy at BYU.

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    April 13, 2024

    Roster outlook for next season

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte forecast what the BYU basketball roster could look like next season. Who's out? Who stays?

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    April 13, 2024

    Diving into the candidates

    Who are the leading candidates to be the next head coach of BYU basktball? Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss.

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    April 13, 2024

    Mark Pope leaves for Kentucky. What's next?

    BYU basketball's head coach of five years, Mark Pope, is now headed to coach at his alma mater, Kentucky. What's next for BYU hoops?

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    March 30, 2024

    Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - March 30, 2024

    The best of Cougar Sports Saturday from Easter weekend on March 30, 2024.

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    March 30, 2024

    Was Big 12 Pro Day an upgrade from BYU Pro Day?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their thoughts on the Big 12's first Big 12 Pro Day and discuss whether or not it was a better product than the Pro Day BYU put on.

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    March 30, 2024

    Interview with BYU safety Ethan Slade

    Ethan Slade is someone that has been singled out by coaches for having a great spring camp. Matt Baiamonte spoke with him following practice earlier this week.

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    March 30, 2024

    Talking defensive line with DL coach Sione Po'uha

    Mitch Harper was able to talk with defensive line coach Sione Po'uha earlier this week. Catch that conversation here!

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    March 30, 2024

    Top 5: Five leading receivers from 2023

    In this week's Top 5 battle, Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte race to name the five leading receivers from 2023 in order.

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    March 30, 2024

    What we learned from spring ball

    Spring ball wrapped up this week, so Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about what they learned in the limited observation windows they saw.

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    March 23, 2024

    Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - March 23, 2024

    The best of Cougar Sports Saturday from March 23, 2024.

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    March 23, 2024

    Final thoughts on BYU's loss to Duquesne

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take one last look at the BYU Duquesne game from Thrusday morning.

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    March 23, 2024

    BYU RB Hinckley Ropati Is Happy To Back From Injury For 2024 Season

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte caught up with Hinckley Roptai who missed last season due to a knee injury. Hear what Ropati has to say now that he's been cleared to return to full contact.

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    March 23, 2024

    Talking with BYU offensive line coach TJ Woods

    Mitch Harper spoke with BYU offensive line coach TJ Woods at the Alumni Game Friday night.

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    March 23, 2024

    Mark Durrant joins live to talk about the NCAA Tournament loss

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined live by BYU Sports Network analyst Mark Durant to share his insight from the season that was for BYU basketball.

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    March 23, 2024

    Top 5: Which 5 players have hit 5+ threes in an NCAA Tournament game?

    Jaxson Robinson joined a short list of BYU players to have hit 5+ threes in an NCAA Tournament game in the Cougars' loss on Thursday. For today's Top 5, Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte try to name the five BYU players to have hit 5+ threes in an NCAA Tournament game.

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    March 23, 2024

    Taking an early look at next year's basketball roster

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take an early look at how next year's basketball team will look. 

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    March 23, 2024

    Inconsistent officiating has hurt college basketball & Talking March Madness

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte sound off on officiating and discuss whether or not the Big 12 was the best conference in the nation this year.

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    March 23, 2024

    BYU defensive tackle John Nelson is back from injury

    Matt Baiamonte spoke with BYU defensive lineman John Nelson who is back from injury.

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    March 23, 2024

    Linebacker coach Justin Ena is excited about the talent in the LB room

    Mitch Harper caught up with BYU linebacker coach Justin Ena at the Alumni Game on Friday night. Hear what he has to say about the linebacker group at this point of spring ball.

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    March 23, 2024

    What does BYU need to do to find more success in the NCAA Tournament?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte dive into what BYU needs to do next year to be in a better position to make a run in March.

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    March 23, 2024

    BYU bounced in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament

    BYU was upset by Duquesne in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss what went wrong.

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    March 16, 2024

    Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - March 16, 2024

    It's almost time for March Madness! Join Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte as they talk about the Cougars' chances at a potential run this month, as well as hearing interviews with defensive coordinator Jay Hill and tight end Coach Kevin Gilbride.

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    March 16, 2024

    Forecasting Where BYU Basketball Lands In March Madness

    BYU is a lock for this year's NCAA Tournament, but where will they be seeded, where will they play, and who will be their first opponent? Listen to Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down the Cougars' chances in March.

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    March 16, 2024

    Conversation with tight end coach Kevin Gilbride

    While Mitch was in Kansas City for the baketball tournament, Matt had a chance to catch up with tight end coach Kevin Gilbride. Hear that conversation here.

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    March 16, 2024

    Jay Hill joins live after a spring scrimmage concludes

    Defensive coordinator Jay Hill joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte live following a spring scrimmage to give some insights on the Cougar defense after three weeks of spring ball.

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    March 16, 2024

    Recapping BYU's first Big 12 Basketball Tournament

    The Cougars went 1-1 in the Big 12 Tournament after defeating UCF in Round 1 and losing to Texas Tech in Round 2. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their takeaways.

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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

    Best of Cougar Sports Saturday - March 9, 2024

    Catch the highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 9, 2024.

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    March 9, 2024

    Score Predictions: BYU vs Oklahoma State

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give their score predictions for BYU's revenge game against Oklahoma State in a soldout Marriott Center.

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    March 9, 2024

    Former BYU Basketball Star Jake Toolson Is Excited For This Year's Team

    Former BYU guard Jake Toolson joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to share his thoughts on this year's hoops squad.

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    March 9, 2024

    3-Pointer: Key stats, players to watch, bold predictions for BYU vs Oklahoma State

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give their key stats, players to watch, and bold predictions for BYU's regular season finale against Oklahoma State.

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    March 9, 2024

    Jake Retzlaff's thoughts on the QB battle

    Mitch Harper had a good conversation with Jake Retzlaff about the quarterback battle and how the offense has been looking one week into spring camp. 

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    March 9, 2024

    Catching up with WR coach and passing game coordinator Fesi Sitake

    Matt Baiamonte spoke with wide receiver coach and passing game coordinator Fesi Sitake earlier this week. Hear what Fesi says is his unit's greatest strength this year as the Cougars gear up for the 2024 season.

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    March 9, 2024

    Top 5: Last 5 players to drop 30+ in a game

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte battle in this week's Top 5 - who were the last five players to score 30+ in a game?

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    March 9, 2024

    Observations from another week of spring football

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte were in Provo for a couple of days earlier this week to watch BYU football practice. Hear their takeaways here.

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    March 9, 2024

    Final thoughts on #Big12Eats

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte finish discussing the list of food items on this year's #Big12Eats menu.

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    March 9, 2024

    Breaking down this year's #Big12Eats at the Big 12 Tournament

    The team-specific Big 12 Tournament menu has been shared for this season. Find out what this year's food items include.