Cougar Sports Saturday

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Can Jimmer Find a Spot on an NBA Roster?

Jimmer Fredette's return brings with it a lot of questions, mainly, how long can he last in the NBA. At 30 years old, can Jimmer find a spot on a roster and fit into the modern NBA? Alex and Robbie discuss his route to restarting his NBA career and whe...

Is Jimmer the Prodigal Sun?

Alex and Robbie continue to talk about the news that Jimmer Fredette is back in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns will be in Salt Lake City to play the Jazz on Monday, which means fans will be able to see the BYU legend play in Utah again. The guys talk about ...

Murray Is Not a State

Alex and Robbie give an update on the NCAA tournament, including Ja Morant's triple-double against Marquette and some of the big upsets, including Liberty and Oregon. So far, LSU is the only team to punch a ticket to the Sweet Sixteen. Utah State lost ...

Mitchell Juergens on Cougar Sports Saturday

Former BYU WR and current sideline reporter Mitchell Juergens joined Cougar Sports Saturday from BYU's scrimmage in Provo. Mitchell talks about why Spring Football is important, especially for guys lower on the depth chart who are trying to prove thems...

Steve Cleveland on Cougar Sports Saturday

Former BYU Basketball Head Coach Steve Cleveland joined Cougar Sports Saturday to talk with the guys about BYU's season and the fun of March Madness. Coach Cleveland agreed with BYU sitting out the CIT and CBI, saying that as Tom Holmoe stated, the NCA...

BYU Basketball Transfers

It was announced this week that Rylan Bergersen and Jahshire Hardnett will be transferring from BYU. Both players spent two seasons in Provo, with Hardnett starting 47 games over those seasons. Hardnett will be eligible to play next season as a grad tr...

Heisman or Naismith Award?

Alex and Robbie compare Ty Detmer's Heisman award in 1990 to Jimmer Fredette's Naismith National Player of the Year award in 2011 and discuss which award means more to BYU. Robbie says that the Heisman is a harder award to earn for mid-major schools, b...

BYU Spring Scrimmage Without Zach Wilson

BYU has their spring scrimmage today in Provo without their star QB Zach Wilson. With the public invited to view the team's practice and scrimmage today, Alex and Robbie talk about the appeal to fans to come out and see the team. 

Jimmer Is Back

Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough start of Cougar Sports Saturday by talking about the biggest BYU news: Jimmer Fredette is back in the NBA. He has signed a two-year contract with the Phoenix Suns for the remainder of this season and a team option for nex...

Men's Volleyball Upsets UCLA

Alex and Robbie take a look at other sports at BYU having success, including men's volleyball getting a come from behind victory against #4 UCLA. Men's baseball continues to have success early in their season as is Men's tennis. 

NO NO NO on Cougar Sports Saturday

Alex and Robbie play a game of NO NO NO starting by addressing the controversy with the Utah Jazz and how fans should behave during games. They look at it with BYU in mind and how it may affect BYU fans. Alex says he wants fans at BYU to be louder and ...

Zach Wilson Sitting Out Spring Football

Zach Wilson has sat out spring football with his injuries and the back-up QB competition has heated up with Jaren Hall leading the pack of QBs. Alex and Robbie discuss the significance of Wilson being out and whether or not they want to see him playing...

Utah Schools Playing in the Postseason

Utah had many schools playing in their postseason tournaments with some mixed results. Utah State is playing tonight in the Mountain West Championship. Utah was upset again by Oregon in the Pac-12 tournament. UVU, Weber State, Southern Utah all lost in...

Glass Half Full/Glass Half Empty (BYU Basketball)

Alex and Robbie play a new game called Glass Half Full/Glass Half Empty where they are forced to take a side on an argument. They talk about the state of BYU basketball and whether or not fans should be excited about the future. 

Brenna Chase on Cougar Sports Saturday

Brenna Chase, guard for BYU Basketball, joins the program to talk about her play in the WCC Tournament and where this team is at heading into the Big Dance. Brenna was a 1st-team All-WCC selection for the regular season and a real leader for this team....

Dan Nielson on Cougar Sports Saturday

Dan Nielson, an assistant coach for the BYU Women's team, joined Cougar Sports Saturday to talk about their victories in Las Vegas. He says they expect to be seeded at #7-#10 in the NCAA Tournament. Dan talks about the turnaround after the loss to Sout...

BYU Women's Basketball Are the WCC Champs

BYU Women's Basketball beat Gonzaga for a 3rd time this season (the Zags only have 4 losses all year) and won the league tournament in Las Vegas earlier this week. BYU was already a lock for March Madness and now with another victory over Gonzaga they ...

BYU Football's Offense Is Progressing

As spring football continues for BYU, Alex and Robbie look at some of the thoughts coming out of the staff in Provo. Coach Sitake mentioned Jaren Hall specifically as standing out to him and being a leader. Now as BYU hits the 2nd season under new offe...

Where Does BYU Men's Basketball Go From Here?

After a disappointing exit in the WCC Tournament, Coach Rose and the program are in an unfamiliar situation. As they sit on the outside of the NIT, should they play in the CBI or CIT or if they fail to get an NIT bid should they sit out? Alex and Robbi...

BYU Basketball With Mixed Postseason Results

Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough start off the show talking about BYU's tough loss in the WCC Tournament last week against San Diego. They suffered a huge loss and now they are looking at the fringes of the NIT tournament. The guys begin to discuss if or...

WCC Awards Snubs

The All-WCC Honors were announced this week and some feel that BYU was snubbed on the 1st-team level. For the Men, Yoeli Childs was an obvious 1st teamer with TJ Haws ending up with 2nd team honors. Gavin Baxter was placed on the All-WCC Freshman team....

Developing Depth at Spring Practice

Robbie and Matt talk about this first week of BYU's Spring football practices and the importance of this time, where they can develop depth at all positions. Specifically with QB, BYU has a history of needing the QB depth, so the reps for Joe Critchlow...

Paisley Johnson on Cougar Sports Saturday

BYU Guard Paisley Johnson joins Cougar Sports Saturday to talk about her experience from Las Vegas. They await the winner of Pepperdine/Pacific tonight. Paisley has averaged 14.5 ppg this season and was honored this week with a berth on the All-WCC 2nd...

Coach Jeff Judkins on Cougar Sports Saturday

BYU Women's Basketball Head Coach Jeff Judkins joins Cougar Sports Saturday to talk about the team's upcoming game on Monday. They earned the #2 seed in the WCC tournament after a 20+ win season and a sweep of #1 Gonzaga. They await the winner of #3 Pe...

BYU in the Quarterfinals

Robbie & Matt preview this match-up with San Diego tonight in Las Vegas. BYU needs Yoeli and TJ to play their game, but the also need contributions from some of the role players, like Nick Emery, McKay Cannon & Zac Seljaas. The guys also discus...

Jeremiah Jensen on Cougar Sports Saturday

Jeremiah Jensen, from KSL Sports, joins the program to talk BYU basketball. Jeremiah will be in Las Vegas covering the WAC, WCC & Pac-12 tournaments. He talks about the top players and programs in the state between Utah State, BYU & Utah. Defen...

The WCC Tournament

Robbie and Matt take a look at the current state of the WCC Tournament with both underdogs winning on the Men's side last night. #8 Pepperdine beat LMU and #7 San Diego beat Santa Clara to move on to the Quarterfinals. Gonzaga and Saint Mary's await th...

Sione Takitaki on Cougar Sports Saturday

LB Sione Takitaki joins the program to talk about his experience at the NFL Combine last week in Indianapolis. He participated in both the Shriner's Game & the Senior Bowl and earned his invite to the Combine through his performances. He had a soli...

Greg Wrubell on Cougar Sports Saturday

Greg Wrubell, the voice of the Cougars, joins the show to talk about the WCC Tournament game tonight for BYU against San Diego. This will be the 3rd match-up in three weeks for these two teams. San Diego is coming off two big wins in the tournament and...

BYU's 3rd Match-up With San Diego

Robbie Bullough and Matt Baiamonte start of the show with a brief preview of BYU Men's Basketball's Quarterfinal match-up with San Diego. These two teams played just a week ago, with the victory going to the Cougars. With a win today, BYU would face Sa...

BYU Women's Basketball is Going Dancing

BYU's Women's basketball team has recovered from their 3 game losing streak and secured themselves as either the 1 or 2 seed in the WCC tournament. BYU is projected as an at-large 9 seed in the NCAA tournament. With a potential WCC tournament win, they...

The Importance of Postseason Play

Alex and Robbie discuss the importance of postseason play for BYU and whether it would be worth it even if they have to pay to play. Playing in the postseason means more practices for the team and experience for young players. 

Jeff Call on Cougar Sports Saturday

Deseret News BYU writer Jeff Call joined Cougar Sports Saturday to talk about BYU's big game tonight and the implications of seeding with a win against San Diego. Jeff also discussed their chances in the tournament and having to beat Gonzaga in a poten...

Spring Practice Has Arrived

BYU Football spring practice begins this week and Alex and Robbie discuss what to look for during this next month. With Zach Wilson not participating and the injury history of BYU QB's, BYU needs to develop a good backup QB. 

Sione Takitaki at the NFL Combine

LB Sione Takitaki is participating in the NFL combine this weekend in Indianapolis. He is BYU's only invite to the combine after his exceptional performances in the Shriner's game and Senior Bowl. He is currently projected as a mid-round to late-round ...

Senior Night in Provo

Seniors McKay Cannon and Luke Worthington will play their last home game for the Cougars tonight against San Diego and the guys take a look back at their careers for BYU and what this team will look like moving forward. 

BYU's Fight for the 3 Seed

BYU plays San Diego tonight with a chance to secure the 3 seed in the WCC Tournament. They're coming off a week of rest after last week's game in Spokane. San Diego is also looking to secure a higher seeding with a win tonight and Alex and Robbie discu...

College Basketball in Utah is in a Difficult Spot

With both BYU and Utah's programs struggling in recent years and not succeeding at the top level, Alex and Robbie discuss what needs to be done to help these two programs. They talk specifically about the respective head coaches and what should be expe...

Who Should BYU Want to Play in the WCC Tournament?

Alex and Robbie discuss the implications of tonight's game against San Diego and the possible seedings and match-ups in the WCC Tournament. There is a ton of fluidity in the middle seeding and therefore, BYU doesn't know who they could be playing next ...

Jackson Emery on Cougar Sports Saturday

Former BYU player Jackson Emery joins the program to talk about the state of this BYU Basketball team going into Senior Night tonight. Emery talked about what it will take to get BYU back to the NCAA Tournament and his experience in the basketball prog...

The Cougars Were Dominated in Spokane

Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough start off the program by reflecting on the rough loss to Gonzaga last week and what that means for their WCC Tournament seeding. BYU will either end up as the 3 or 4 seed depending on the outcome of tonight's game against...

A Tough Road Game Against LMU

BYU has a difficult road game today against LMU who put up a good fight against Gonzaga this last Thursday. LMU led with under 9 minutes left, but Gonzaga had a 20-6 run to close the game. BYU beat LMU at home earlier this season despite being down at ...

Can BYU Get to 20 Wins?

BYU has 4 games remaining and only one in which they're not favored, that being on the road against Gonzaga. BYU is gunning for 20 wins and second in the WCC in order to secure that bye in the conference tournament. Alex and Robbie discuss what lies ah...

TJ Haw's Big Night

TJ Haws had a career-high 35 points in the win against San Diego in OT. TJ passed his father, Marty, on BYU's all-time leading scorer list. BYU needed this win and with so few remaining, this win means a lot for their season and potentially their NCAA ...

BYU Needed the Win Against San Diego

BYU had an overtime victory on Thursday in San Diego 88-82. BYU trailed by 14 and were able to ultimately get the victory behind a career-high 35 points by TJ Haws. Yoeli Childs had 27 points and 12 boards with McKay Cannon scoring 10 and hitting 3/4 f...

BYU's Easiest Remaining Game is Tonight

BYU faces Pacific tonight at home, whom they beat by 3 in the beginning on January. This is BYU's easiest game of the 6 remaining games. Those games are split 3 at home and 3 on the road. Robbie and Alex talk about the must win tonight, especially with...

Is BYU Now a Defensive Juggernaut?

In their last two games, they have held their opponents under 50 points for the first time since 2010. Under Coach Dave Rose, BYU is 94-0 when holding the other team under 60 points. Can BYU continue to play such great defense and can that help them pu...

Brandon Gurney on BYU's Recruiting Class

Brandon Gurney, of Deseret News, joins the show to talk about BYU's 2019 recruiting class. BYU was able to get some bigger names like Chase Roberts and Jacob Conover and is still in the running for Puka Nacua. Gurney talks about the class and what he s...

Zach Wilson's Not Playing Spring Football

Is it a big deal that Zach Wilson will not be playing spring football for BYU? Due to Zach's shoulder surgery, he won't be participating, but Alex and Scott said that he needs to be careful about coming back too early. Robbie and Alex discuss it here o...

Sione Takitaki's NFL Combine Invite

LB Sione Takitaki received an invite to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis after his performances in the Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl. Defensive players for BYU have traditionally received invites to the combine, however, they struggle to get offensive...