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Shut Up and Jimmer podcast: Are the NCAA’s sanctions on BYU basketball unfair?

Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs discuss the new NCAA sanctions handed down against BYU, and recap the Cougars’ first two games of the season.

NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga at Brigham Young Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

It was an eventful first week of the BYU basketball season — and not just because of what happened on the hardwood.

In the second episode of our brand new, all-hoops podcast, Shut Up and Jimmer, Vanquish The Foe’s own Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs discuss the new sanctions handed down against the Cougars by the NCAA. Was this a fair resolution to the Nick Emery improper benefits saga? Did the punishment fit the crime? And how will this impact BYU moving forward? We discuss it all, and you can listen using the player embedded below.

We also look back at the first two games of the season — a hard-fought loss (and perhaps a moral victory of sorts?) to the No. 7 Nevada Wolf Pack, and an ugly win over the crosstown rival Utah Valley Wolverines. What was good? What was bad? And what should BYU fans take away from these performances? All you have to do is listen (again, using the player below!) to find out.

Shut Up and Jimmer is available on all major podcast platforms — including Apple Podcasts. Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher. We’ll release new episodes weekly on Mondays throughout the season, where we’ll break down the latest action from the boys in blue, look ahead to future matchups and maybe even talk a little recruiting.

Listen to Episode 2 of Shut Up and Jimmer here: