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Alex Kirry is here to breakdown all the football and basketball news you need from the BYU Cougars. Whether it's expansion talk in the Big 12, injury reports, quarterback drama or hoops hoopla, he's got you covered from the sports desk.

Alex Kirry is here to breakdown all the football and basketball news you need from the BYU Cougars. Whether it's expansion talk in the Big 12, injury reports, quarterback drama or hoops hoopla, he's got you covered from the sports desk.

Alex Kirry is here to breakdown all the football and basketball news you need from the BYU Cougars. Whether it's expansion talk in the Big 12, injury reports, quarterback drama or hoops hoopla, he's got you covered from the sports desk.
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Alex Kirry is here to breakdown all the football and basketball news you need from the BYU Cougars. Whether it's expansion talk in the Big 12, injury reports, quarterback drama or hoops hoopla, he's got you covered from the sports desk.




Can the Cougars Make an NIT Run vs. Stanford?

Starting tonight, the Cougars firing up a potential NIT run with Stanford but as Dave Rose pointed out with his team, this first game will be a real indicator in Palo Alto where his team is at. Plus, Alex Kirry and Cleon Wall chat about the football spring practices for BYU and the exit of former BYU QB Kody Wilstead. His leaving could be an indicator as to where the Cougars are in their search for a certain style of QB.


BYU Upsets St. Mary's in WCC Tourney, Will They Beat Gonzaga?

Cleon Wall and Alex Kirry chat about the stunning win BYU had against the St. Mary's Gaels at the WCC Conference Tournament in Las Vegas. Jock Landale was defended well by an inspired Yoeli Childs who poured in 33 points and the Cougars now face the Gonzaga Bulldogs who are an absolute juggernaut of a team right now having dispatched of BYU twice this season and San Francisco by nearly 30 in the semi-final matchup. Will BYU make the NCAA tourney with a win tonight?


Can BYU Make a Run at the WCC Tourney?

Alex Kirry and Cleon Wall chat about the possibility of the Cougars chances to win the West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas. Plus, with the Mountain West Conference inviting Gonzaga to join the conference as a basketball member, would BYU want to follow the Bulldogs back over to their former conference?


To Make The NCAA Tournament, BYU Needs miracles NOW

Cleon Wall and Alex Kirry talk about BYU's bad West Coast Conference loss to San Diego on Saturday, the Cougar Basketball team are on pace for an exact same result as we've seen in years past, a 3rd seed in the WCC conference tourney and losing short of an NCAA berth. But can the Cougars change the script this time around starting with wins against Portland on Thursday then Gonzaga and Mark Few on Saturday.


BYU eeks by Pepperdine, San Diego Could Steal a Win Tomorrow

The BYU Cougars basketball team have now played in two straight overtime games including against the Waves of Pepperdine who are the worst team, by far, in the WCC. Now awaits a San Diego team at their place who is licking their chops to play spoiler to BYU's run to stay firmly in the 3rd position in the West Coast Conference standings. Alex Kirry and Cleon Wall talk about the need for a consistent third scorer other than Yoeli Childs and Elijah Bryant.


BYU Hoops Can't afford a Loss At Abysmal Pepperdine

Many Thanks to Patti Labelle who is the sound track for today's Cougar Tracks podcast with Alex Kirry and Cleon Wall. BYU hoops hits the road twice this week and these double-dip trips to California are tough, even against the worst team in the WCC, the Pepperdine Waves, who have now beaten BYU for the past 4 seasons at the Firestone Fieldhouse. Yoeli Childs talked a little about the NEW ATTITUDE against the Waves and Dave Rose tries to get wins this final stretch of the season, despite...


BYU Ends Losing Skid, Jazz Make Trades

The BYU Cougars snapped a two-game losing streak against Santa Clara with a 80-58 win over the Broncos but the Cougars take on the Dons of San Francisco tomorrow and are looking for their 20th win of the season. Plus, the Jazz trade Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson and get Jae Crowder for themselves. Can they maintain the current winning streak and click or will the changes throw them for a loop tonight versus the Charlotte Hornets?


Who Chooses BYU on Signing Day Plus Basketball Tries to End Losing Skid

Cleon Wall and Alex Kirry go over some of the signing day highlights for BYU as they have secured a good offensive line group but overall the Cougars rank low nationally when it comes to a signing class. Cougar coaches worked hard to secure the commitment of receiver Gunner Romney, with the Arizona prep product reaffirming his commitment late in the process after being courted heavily by Arizona State. Romney ranks as a three-star prospect on Rivals and four-star on 247, and is considered...


Gonzaga Asks Fans Not to Dress as Mormon Missionaries in Stands

Cleon Wall and Alex Kirry break down the BYU LMU match up but also the recent decision of the administrators at Gonzaga who have asked their student body to stop dressing as Mormon Missionaries when BYU comes to town to play at the Kennel. The Bulldogs have dropped 3 in a row to BYU at home but the powers that be are trying to create a more friendly atmosphere toward its fellow WCC member.


BYU Hoops will avoid getting beat in LMU Trap Game before Gonzaga

Tough week ahead for BYU Basketball. LMU down in Los Angeles is first up for the Cougars who also have to travel Saturday to face #14 Gonzaga. It could be easy to get caught in this trap game at LMU because the Lions have been so bad in conference play. Can the Cougars take care of business ahead of their first match up with the Zags?


St. Mary Dominates BYU, Tom Holmoe Addresses Ty Detmer

Cleon Wall and Alex Kirry from KSL Newsradio discuss the beat down that St. Marys handed to BYU to sweep the regular-season series with the Cougars. Jock Landale owned Yoeli Childs and the Cougars were never able to recover in Moraga. Also, BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe addressed some concerns in a media round table down at BYU this week when he talked about the hiring and firing of Ty Detmer and how Kalani Sitake is handling the new staff.


Can BYU Slay St. Mary's This Week?

Cleon Wall and Alex Kirry discuss the best way for BYU to be able to finally get one from St. Mary's this week. The Cougars need to snap the Gaels' 14-game win streak for that to happen in Moraga this Thursday. The guys also discuss the newly signed contract between BYu and NC State's football programs to play a home and home series. The games are so far into the future that Alex is having a hard time getting excited for them.


Can BYU Go 2-0 This Week? Will They announce a Football Assistant?

Cleon Wall joins Alex Kirry for their weekly dose of grading the BYU Cougars' performance over the weekend. With BYu's Yoeli Childs becoming one of the best players in the WCC, he was honored with Player of the Week status by the conference, can they get wins at home over LMU and San Diego this week? Plus, Alex thinks that now that the LDS Church leadership has been announced and finalized the Football team and Kalani Sitake might make an announcement of a 10th assistant this week.


Yoeli Childs, WCC Hoops Player of the Week

Yoeli Childs gets the WCC Player of the Week honors for averaging 21.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in the two wins for BYU basketball last week. The Cougars beat Pepperdine and Santa Clara by a total of 54 points in an impressive week.


National Championship Reaction and BYU Loses to Pacific

Cleon Wall and Alex Kirry talk the National Championship game between Georgia and Alabama including the crashing of the party by true Freshman Tua Togavailoa whose single-handed win over Goergia seared him into the college football history books while Nick Saban looks like a genius and Kirby Smart was left scratching his head. Plus, BYU takes 2 steps back with puzzling loss to Pacific on Saturday.


BYU Football Family Tragic Loss

Alex Kirry updates Cougar Tracks daily on KSL Newsradio. The BYU Football Family suffered a very tragic loss. Ryan Folsom, former walk on running back from Oregon was killed in a traffic accident in California over the weekend. Training as a physician, Folsom was struck by a woman driving in the wrong direction on I-5. Folsom leaves two small children and his wife who is expecting their 3rd child.


How BYU goes 2-0 on their first WCC roadtrip

Cleon Wall and Alex Kirry chat about the Cougar's first hoops road swing to California. USF and Pacific await BYU who had an overtime loss to St. Mary's at home on Saturday and needs to get back on the track of winning as they can't afford to have any missteps with lesser opponents of the WCC if they have a chance at an NCAA tourney bid. Plus, Jeff Grimes has an offense that everyone wants to know about. What role will the QB play in that offense? If he wants a mobile QB, where does Tanner...


Cougars Prep For First WCC Road Trip of Season

With their first double-road trip of the season in conference play, can Dave Rose and his squad get back onto a winning track versus San Francisco then Pacific? Dave Rose's team had a shot to get a nice win over St. Mary's but they are young and still getting used to these lineups according to Rose.


St. Mary's Continues Dominance Against BYU

St. Mary's Overtime win over BYU on Saturday snapped the Cougars' 9-game win streak on the basketball court, now a tough week of conference road games lies ahead. KSL Newsradio's Alex Kirry has more.


Yoeli Childs and Elijah Bryant Dominate Portland

BYU Basketball opened up conference play with a huge win over Portland. Not huge because of the opponent but holding Portland to a mere 45 points was big. Career night for Yoeli Childs who also caught the eye of Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz who was in attendance.