Cougar Center


#203: BYU-Utah no longer needed? BYU Hoops ready for final stretch.

Topics on episode #203:

  • Tom Holmoe and Dr. Chris Hill have been discussing a possible extension to the Holy War rivalry.  Is it necessary anymore?
  • Spring football starts in one week. What are the top storylines to watch from camp?
  • Alani Fua's performance at the NFL Combine.
  • BYU Basketball is streaking at the right time heading into the final week in the pacific northwest.
  • Two months since the teams last met, where has BYU improved to give them a better chance against the #3 Zags this Saturday?
  • Luke Worthington is going on a mission.
  • Jennifer Hamson signs with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.  BYU's superstar has next folks.
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#202: Breaking down Spring Football Personnel & Cagers creeping back on bubble

Topics on episode 202 of Cougar Center

  • #ThisIsY: 2015 slogan for the BYU Football team
  • Thoughts on signee Charles West's legal battles.
  • BYU Basketball is on a three-game winning streak and creeping their way back on to the bubble.
  • Former BYU LB Alani Fua is going to the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend. What does Fua need to do to get drafted?
  • Breaking down the personnel and story lines on the defensive side of the ball for BYU during spring football.
  • BYU Baseball off to a slow start to open the season.
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#201: Andy Katz Interview & BYU Basketball Upgrades

Topics on episode #201 of Cougar Center:

  • BYU Basketball Head Coach Dave Rose signed a five-year extension that keeps him at BYU till 2020.
  • Senior Writer, Andy Katz joined the podcast to discuss Dave Rose and BYU Hoops.
  • BYU Basketball Facility Upgrades.  What will the new practice facility and seating do for the program on a national level?
  • Kyle Collinsworth recorded his 5th triple-double on the year, setting an NCAA record.  Should K.C. go to the NBA after this season?
  • Spring Football is 20 days away. As we start previewing spring ball, we analyze the personnel on the offensive side of the ball.
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#200: Signing Day 2015 Recap & Partnership

Topics this week include:

  • Episode #200! To celebrate this great milestone at the podcast we announce the partnership.
  • You can now listen to the Cougar Center Podcast from every Wednesday and on iTunes.
  • In-depth breakdown of BYU's 2015 Signing Day class with Jeff Hansen, Editor at Lawless Republic.
  • Overall impressions of the class. Did BYU address needs?
  • Thoughts from Mendenhall's quotes at the press conference.
  • Who are the names to get familiar with that could make an immediate impact?
  • Returned Missionaries.  Who are they?
  • LANGI! All 6'8" 410-pounds of him.
  • BYU Basketball Update

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#199: Signing Day Predictions & BYU Basketball Struggles

Topics this week include:

  • Signing Day is next week and joining the show to preview what is going to happen in the final week of recruiting is Lawless Republic co-editor, Jeff Hansen.
  • Jeff gives us his predictions on the remaining prospects that are uncommitted.
  • What's the impact of James Empey and Brittain Covey committing to Utah over BYU?
  • The big official recruiting visit is taking place this weekend? What's going to take place, and who is going to be there?
  • BYU Basketball had a bad loss last Saturday at San Diego.  Are the Cougars NCAA Tournament hopes done?  What can they do to right the ship and get back on track?
  • Devin Mahina played in the Senior Bowl.  What's Mahina's Draft prospects now?
  • Super Bowl XLIX Predictions: Who do Mitch and Bean have winning the the championship?
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#198: Dayan Lake De-Commits & Charles West is coming to BYU

Topics this week include:

  • The Memphis Tigers announced that 12 players would be punished from the Miami Beach Bowl brawl that took place last night vs. BYU.  Will the Cougars lay down similar punishments?
  • Recruiting Update with Jeff Hansen, Lead Editor at (@rakoto10).
  • What's the latest on Dayan Lake who has now opened up his recruitment?
  • How significant is the Charles West commitment for BYU?  What type of impact can he make in his career?
  • Names to watch in the final two week stretch to Signing Day.
  • Jeff discusses the new transfers that are in the program.
  • BYU Basketball Update: Cougars fall at St. Mary's.
  • Tyler Haws deserves better in his senior season.
  • Is BYU hoops trending in the wrong direction?
  • The struggles with the front court.
  • BYU Volleyball shout-out
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#196: Bronco will Oversee the Defense in 2015

Topics this week include:

  • Bronco Mendenhall is going to oversee the BYU defense again starting in 2015. How do Bean and Mitch feel about the move?
  • Where does Nick Howell figure into all of this?
  • Should Bronco have hired a new face to take over the defense?
  • College Football Playoff National Championship preview: Ohio State vs. Oregon
  • BYU Basketball is on a roll with the Cougars winning three straight since the loss to Gonzaga. Kyle Collinsworth has been nothing short of terrific.
  • Shout-out to Stuart Scott
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#195: Whittingham Rumors & BYU Basketball Falls to the Zags

Topics this week include:

  • Kyle Whittingham to BYU rumors have been running wild the past week. What does the crew think of these rumors? Was there any legitimacy to any of them?
  • Will there be any changes to BYU's coaching staff?
  • 2015 expectations
  • BYU Basketball falls to #8 Gonzaga. What's the outlook the rest of West Coast Conference play?
  • Year in Review: Best and worst stories in BYU sports in 2014.
  • College Football New Year's Day 6 Picks
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#194: Miami Beach BRAWL Recap

  • Miami Beach Bowl recap and a breakdown of the post-game brawl that took place.
  • Brawl aftermath.  Will there be any suspensions from this fight?
  • The game itself.  BYU falls to Memphis in double overtime, 55-48.  Ends the 2014 season at 8-5.
  • What were BYU's problems?
  • Will there be changes to the coaching staff now after that loss? The guys have some bold takes.
  • Looking ahead to 2015
  • BYU Basketball ends non-conference at 10-3.  Gonzaga awaits.
  • Women's Volleyball ends the season as National Runner-Up
  • Bowl Picks
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