Adam Mangum

Editor, Podcaster

Adam Mangum is a former sports journalist who can't seem to get it out of his system. He has a degree in communications from BYU and an MBA from Purdue. Adam has been writing for Vanquish The Foe since 2011 and has been blogging about BYU since blogging was a thing. He's also the host of the Rise & Shout Podcast since 2010. When he's not watching sports, he's working as a marketer or hanging with his family.


Just how good is San Jose State?

Depending on who you ask or what you look at, you may think SJSU is a top 30 team, or simply mediocre. How good are the Spartans, and should Cougar Nation be more worried about this game?

Podcast 88: SJSU and NYC preview with Greg Wrubell


It's a big weekend for BYU sports, and we have you covered with our preview of both the basketball team's big weekend in NYC, and the football team's match-up against San Jose State, with special...

Podcast 87: Tough questions with Robbie Bullough


In Episode 87, Adam talks with BYUtv reporter Robbie Bullough about asking the tough questions, and Adam and Matt talk about all the major headlines surrounding BYU sports.

Podcast 86: GT recap and hoops preview


Adam is joined by Dick Harmon of the Deseret News to talk football and basketball. Matt also comes on to tackle those topics and the year 1986.

Coaching decisions haunt the Cougars

Two critical fourth down decisions seem inconsistent with a coaching staff that has played it aggressive throughout the season.

Podcast 85: ND in review and Georgia Tech preview


Adam and Matt look back at the Notre Dame game, including their experiences at the storied campus. They also preview Georgia Tech and break down the best music and movies from 1985.

Podcast 84: Notre Dame preview, mid-season MVPs


Adam and Matt break down the QB situation, preview the Notre Dame game, and discuss the best songs of 1984. Notre Dame blogger Chris Wilson then joins Adam to discuss the Fighting Irish.

BYU's Offensive Crisis Needs Resolution


The BYU offense is not good, and it's a combination of bad scheming and a lack of top talent , especially at QB and the OL. It's time for some change, or 2013 is going to be a lot like 2012 (or...

What we need to see from the offense: Part 3

Newsflash: the BYU offense has not been good. Here are three things the Cougars will need to do to be successful on Saturday.

Podcast 83: OSU preview, QB craziness, and Jabari


In episode 83, Matt and Adam discuss the fallout from the Taysom Hill injury, discuss the state of the offense, praise the defense, and preview the Oregon State game. They might also discuss the...

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