Rise & Shout

20
May

187: Wrubell on the Preseason Hype

Greg Wrubell, the voice of the Cougars on KSL, rejoins the podcast to discuss the preseason hype. Can the Cougars ignore their own press clippings? 

Adam and Matt then discuss the hype machine and whether it will affect these Cougars. They also discuss Tyler Haws’ chances to get drafted, Taysom’s chances to be in NYC for the Heisman, and why Skip Bayless hates children.

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13
May

186: Spencer Linton on conference expansion and scheduling

In Episode 186, Spencer Linton of BYUtv’s BYU SportsNation joins us to chat about conference expansion, Tom Holmoe’s difficult job, and Tyler Haws’ snub by the NBA. We also discuss Adam’s 40-yard dash time and why Spencer has yet to see Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Matt and Adam then discuss Taysom’s Heisman chances and BYU’s chances of cracking the top 25 in 2015. Then they get draft happy, and pick the best BYU QBs in program history. Also discussed: early baseball season stuff, favorites for the college football playoff, and Matt’s suggestion for the best throwback jerseys ever.

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5
May

185: Football schedule and NFL draft

In Episode 185, Adam and Matt fly solo to discuss the officially released football schedule, the NFL prospects of each BYU undrafted rookie free agent, and the fourth straight national title for men’s rugby. Also covered: Star Wars, Willy Wonka and Age of Ultron. 

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29
Apr

184: Skyler Halford; Avengers; P5 in 3

In episode 184, Adam interviews outgoing senior basketball player Skyler Halford. Skyler talks about his roller coaster senior season, and what prompted his second half breakout. He also discusses the great career of Tyler Haws, and the triple double machine Kyle Collinsworth.

Adam and Matt then talk about, what else, Avengers. They also discuss volleyball, Skye Povey to the NFL, Austin Collie in the CFL, and ESPN’s love affair with BYU.

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22
Apr

183: Jarom Jordan on volleyball and transfers

In episode 183, Jarom Jordan of BYUtv rejoins us to discuss men’s volleyball and the big upset over No. 1 Hawaii. He also breaks down the transfers of Isaac Nielsen and Frank Bartley IV and how that might affect the 2015-16 men’s basketball team.

Matt and Adam discuss the transfers and whether Dave Rose’s program has peaked. Bronco believes BYU needs to be in a P5 conference in three years, and the brothers talk about whether that’s true or not. Then they preview the NFL Draft focusing on three BYU players who might hear their names called. 

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15
Apr

182: Harmon on Haws’ legacy

In Episode 182 of the CougarFan Rise & Shout Podcast, Dick Harmon of The Deseret News joins us to discuss Tyler Haws’ legacy among the Cougar greats. He also breaks down the top storylines of spring football camp and what they mean for the 2015 season.

Matt and Adam then lay out the best and worst case scenarios for the 2015 football season. Other topics include: men’s volleyball's big matches against Hawaii; favorite baseball movies; and what movies they’re likely to see this summer.

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14
Apr

The Rise and Shout Podcast is now part of CougarFan

We are extremely excited to announce that the Rise & Shout Podcast is joining forces with the supreme BYU sports news hub CougarFan.com. So we're now the CougarFan Rise & Shout Podcast. For the most part, nothing will change. Matt and I will still be doing weekly shows babbling about BYU sports and whatever else pops into our heads. In the near future, the podcast will be housed within CougarFan.com. The benefits are obvious: CougarFan is the place where thousands of BYU fans go to get the latest news. The CougarFan Rise & Shout Podcast will reach many more fans, bringing our unique voice to new ears.

More changes will be coming, but suffice it to say that the show will continue and become even bigger and better than it's been the past four and a half years. Thanks for listening, thanks for downloading, and Go Cougars!
8
Apr

181: Jarom Jordan on P5 chances, MLB preview

Jarom Jordan of BYU SportsNation fame returns to the podcast to talk about the BYU defense and what we learned about the newly-Bronco-led unit. We also talk P5 conference expansion and must-see summer movies.

Matt and Adam break down the BYU depth chart and make bold MLB predictions.

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1
Apr

180: Brandon Gurney on Spring Football

Brandon Gurney of The Deseret News joins the podcast to chat about spring football. He tells us what we've learned about the deep receiving corps and what we haven't learned about a defensive unit with lots of question marks. He also weighs in on the back-up QB situation, and gets excited about the front court depth coming to the men's basketball team in 2015-16.

Matt and Adam then break down the Final Four, talk about their favorite General Conference traditions, and play a little over/under with the receivers, running backs and tight ends. 

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25
Mar

179: Jay Drew on Spring Football Concerns

Jay Drew of The Salt Lake Tribune returns to discuss the major spring football story lines, including concerns in the defensive backfield. He also helps us cut through coach and player speak to understand what we are learning, and not learning, this spring.

Matt and Adam break down Kentucky's quest for perfection, including a discussion as to whether an undefeated champion is good or bad for college basketball. Based on spring football, they weigh in on what needs to happen for BYU football to have a special season in 2015. And with a loaded men's basketball roster, they discuss whether we can expect the 2015-16 Cougars to be better than this year's squad. 

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