About Matt Petersen

Matt joined the DeseretNews.com staff after three years of sports reporting and sports web editing at The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah. While there he covered BYU, UVU, high school and NBA sports. Born in Nebraska and raised in Phoenix, AZ, Matt has grown to love the scenery, sports and people in Utah since moving there in 2009 to finish his studies at Utah Valley University. Matt is an avid NBA follower and makes time to dust off the high-tops to do more than just write and watch the game.

Deseret News reporter Brandon Gurney and the crew from 960AM Cougar Sports radio talked BYU football recruiting, including the Cougars’ competition from programs big and small. You can listen to the audio segment in its entirety by clicking HERE. Gurney … Continue reading»

Dick Harmon spoke at length with the crew from 97.5/1280 The Zone Sports Network, touching on Bronco Mendenhall’s ongoing contract status, the offensive coaching staff overhaul and the decision to let Riley Nelson play while he was hurt last season. … Continue reading»

Former BYU Cougar and recent Detroit Lions draft pick Ziggy Ansah may still lack fundamental knowledge about football, but Deseret News columnist Brad Rock thinks his marketing savvy is better than any of us thought. Plus, how much pressure is … Continue reading»

While writing a series on columns analyzing the new faces involved in BYU football recruiting, Deseret News columnist Dick Harmon talked with the Cougar Sports crew about some of the behind-the-scenes interviews and research involved. Harmon on Garett Tujague and his California … Continue reading»

Questions still remain for BYU football after spring practices. Deseret News reporter Brandon Gurney, along with Jan Jorgensen and Ben Criddle from Cougar Sports 960AM radio, discusses which starting jobs are up for grabs and which ones might already be decided. … Continue reading»

With basketball season over, Deseret News columnist Dick Harmon talked with the Cougar Sports radio crew about what BYU needs most moving forward, as well as his lasting impression of Brandon Davies’ career as a Cougar. Harmon on the newcomers BYU … Continue reading»

Sports columnist Dick Harmon shared his BYU sports thoughts with DJ and PK, including thoughts on the future of the men’s basketball program in the WCC and the football team’s most pressing concerns. Will BYU men’s basketball be able to … Continue reading»