'cat Tales - Weber State Athletics



Weber State Athletic Director Jerry Bovee and WSU Director of Athletic Communications Paul Grua sit down with guests in and around Wildcat Athletics and the Big Sky Conference.


  • Scott Bamforth - 05-02-23

    02/05/2023 Duración: 25min

    Weber State men’s basketball standout Scott Bamforth is the guest for this latest ‘Cat Tales podcast. Bamforth played three seasons at Weber State from 2010-13. He played in 99 career games and is one of the top shooters in WSU history. He still ranks 15th in career scoring with 1,345 points. He is also second in career 3-pointers with 258 and also ranks second in career 3-point percentage and third in career free throw percentage. Bamforth was named to the Weber State 50th Anniversary team. Since leaving Weber State 10 years ago in 2013, he has played professionally in the top leagues in Europe, playing in Spain, Italy, and Montenegro. Bamforth talks about his many experiences playing overseas, including fan experiences and fitting into the cultures. He also looks back at memorable games and moments at Weber State, his family, and much more!

  • Grant Sands - Wildcat All In - 03/31/23

    31/03/2023 Duración: 10min

    Hear from Weber State junior Grant Sands in this Wildcat All In interview! Grant talks in length about what happened in the game at Montana State last year. He explains his emotions during the game and his feelings and experiences after the game. He also talks about the support of his teammates and coaches, his faith, and how he has grown. Grant also shares his experiences growing up in Arizona, working in Marketing and Promotions at Weber State, plans after football, golf, food, and much more!

  • Lauren Hoe - 03/27/23

    27/03/2023 Duración: 09min

    Get to know Weber State standout and former Big Sky MVP Lauren Hoe in the latest Wildcat All In with Paul Grua! Lauren talks about how she’s grown over her five years at Weber State, memorable wins and championships with the Wildcats, playing with her twin sister Faith, growing up in Washington, how she got into softball, how she initiated the recruiting to Weber State, graduating from college, future plans, her family, and much more.

  • Dillon Jones - 03/21/23

    21/03/2023 Duración: 43min

    Weber State men’s basketball superstar Dillon Jones, aka Do It All DJ, joins Director of Athletic Communications Paul Grua for this latest ‘Cat Tales podcast following the 2022-23 season. In this wide-ranging interview, Dillon talks about another heartbreaking defeat in the Big Sky Tournament, how this season turned around, offseason plans and draft workouts, opportunities to leave and why he chooses to stay at Weber State, how he handles distractions, using social media and when he shuts it off, his biggest rivals and how he gets up for them, and looking ahead to next season’s team. He also talks about people’s opinions on him and the team, his career records watch at Weber State, his feelings on not being named MVP, the art of rebounding, what it means to graduate from college, the influence of his brother, and much, much more. Jones has played three seasons at Weber State and was a unanimous selection as All-Big Sky first team and earned first-team all-district honors this season. He is the onl

  • Weber State radio show - 3/14/23

    15/03/2023 Duración: 49min

    The March 2023 Weber State Athletics radio show, hosted by Steve Klauke on 103.1 FM "The Wave". Steve is joined by Weber State Athletic Director Tim Crompton, men's basketball head coach Eric Duft, men's golf head coach Scott Erling, and new assistant football coaches Zach Larson and Jaylen Johnson.

  • Dillon Jones - All In Interview - 02/03/23

    03/02/2023 Duración: 10min

    Do it All DJ leads the Wildcats in points, rebounds, assists, and steals. Get to know Weber State star Dillon Jones in this latest Wildcat All In. Why he chose Weber State, how he excels at rebounding, memorable Wildcat wins, participating in Damian Lillard's summer camp, his favorite food, and much more.

  • Weber State radio show - 1/10/23

    11/01/2023 Duración: 50min

    It's the January 2023 Weber State Athletics radio show, hosted by Steve Klauke on 103.1 FM "The Wave". Steve is joined by Weber State Athletic Director Tim Crompton, new Wildcat football head coach Mickey Mental, men's basketball junior guard Steven Verplancken and women's basketball assistant coach Nate Levine.

  • Mickey Mental introduced as new Weber State football head coach - 12/21/22

    22/12/2022 Duración: 12min

    The press conference with Mickey Mental named the 12th head football coach at Weber State on Dec. 21, 2022.

  • Weber State radio show - 12/13/22

    14/12/2022 Duración: 50min

    It's the December 2022 Weber State Athletics radio show, hosted by Steve Klauke on 103.1 FM "The Wave". Steve is joined by Weber State Athletic Director Tim Crompton, football radio analyst and former head coach and AD Jerry Graybeal, men's basketball radio analyst and former Big Sky MVP David Patten, and WSU women's basketball head coach Velaida Harris.

  • Jay Hill - 7/26/22

    26/07/2022 Duración: 22min

    Weber State head coach Jay Hill is entering his ninth season as head coach of the Wildcat football team. Last season Hill became WSU’s all-time leader in coaching wins and this year he will coach his 100th game at Weber State and become the leader in games coached. In the latest ‘Cat Tales podcast with WSU Director of Athletic Communications Paul Grua, coach Hill talks about preparing for the 2022 season. He talks about what was missing last season, his current Wildcat team, and how the offense will look different this season. Hill also discusses how he finds balance in life and coaching, his schedule of preparation for games during the season, what he did this summer, and what he loves about coaching college football.

  • Randy Rahe after retriement - 05/20/22

    20/05/2022 Duración: 01h11min

    Randy Rahe retired after 16 years as the head coach at Weber State. He is the Big Sky's all-time leader in victories with 316 wins and led the Wildcats to five Big Sky titles and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. He was also named Big Sky Coach of the Year four times. In this podcast with Paul Grua and Steve Klauke, Rahe reflects on his time at Weber State. Highlights include: * How he almost didn't apply for the WSU job * How he nearly lost Damian Lillard because of a headband * What he heard and focused on during games * Becoming consumed with the job and trying to find balance * Did he really not check on the conference standings? * Intentionally getting a technical foul * Memories of favorite games * Retirement plans and much more.

  • Eric Duft introduced as new Weber State head coach - 5/19/22

    19/05/2022 Duración: 24min

    Eric Duft was introduced as the new head coach of the Weber State men's basketball team on May 19, 2022. Coach Duft spent 16 years as an assistant coach with the Wildcats before taking over as head coach.

  • Randy And Laura Rahe - 05/17/22

    18/05/2022 Duración: 26min

    Longtime Weber State men's basketball head coach Randy Rahe retired after 16 seasons as head coach on May 16, 2022. Rahe was the Big Sky Conference's all-time leader in wins with 316 wins. He led Weber State to five Big Sky titles and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. He coached 41 all-conference players and six Big Sky MVP's, including NBA superstar Damian Lillard. Rahe and his wife Laura spoke with the media following his retirement. Laura Rahe was a teacher as well as a Division I basketball referee for 30 years and is also retiring.

  • Robb Alexander - 1/7/22

    07/01/2022 Duración: 01h09min

    Robb Alexander has been associated with Weber State Athletics for nearly 60 years, with many years spent as the public address announcer for Weber State men’s and women’s basketball games. As an Ogden native, Robb grew up going to Weber State games as a child and has been involved ever since. In the latest ‘Cat Tales' podcast, Robb talks with Paul Grua about his numerous memories of Weber State Athletics, including calling games for several sports and working at the university for many years. He also talks about memorable games he has been involved with and multiple favorite players and experiences. He has never missed a men’s basketball game at the Dee Events Center.

  • Jerrick Harding - 07/13/21

    13/07/2021 Duración: 20min

    In the latest Weber State ‘Cat Tales podcast, former Wildcat men’s basketball standout Jerrick Harding joins Paul Grua to look back on his Wildcat career and his first season playing professionally in the Czech Republic. Harding finished his four-year career in 2020 as Weber State’s all-time leading scorer. He looks back on some memorable Wildcat moments, becoming the all-time leader, former teammates, living in Ogden, his first year professionally during the worldwide pandemic and much more.

  • Ask The AD - June 2021

    11/06/2021 Duración: 11min

    In the June 2021 edition of Ask the AD, Weber State Athletic Director Tim Crompton talks with Paul Grua, Director of Athletic Communications, about the state of Wildcat Athletics. He looks back on making it through this last season and looks forward to the next year. Also discussed is the new Big Sky partnership with ESPN+.

  • Radio Show 03 - 23 - 21

    24/03/2021 Duración: 37min

    It's the March 23, 2021, Weber State Athletcs radio show, hosted by Steve Klauke. Steve is joined by Wildcat football offensive coordinator Matt Hammer, volleyball head coach Jeremiah Larsen and women's cross country All-American Summer Allen.

  • Wildcat radio show - 03/02/21

    04/03/2021 Duración: 49min

    The March 2, 2021, Weber State coaches radio show, hosted by Steve Klauke. Steve is joined by WSU men's basketball head coach Randy Rahe, head football coach Jay Hill, athletic director Tim Crompton and head softball coach Mary Kay Amicone.

  • Wildcat radio show - 01/19/21

    20/01/2021 Duración: 50min

    The January Weber State Farr Better Radio Show, hosted by the voice of the Wildcats Steve Klauke. Hear from Weber State Athletic Director Tim Crompton, men's basketball head coach Randy Rahe, men's basketball senior forward Michal Kozak and volleyball head coach Jeremiah Larsen.

  • Ask The AD - November 2020

    09/11/2020 Duración: 15min

    In the November 2020 edition of the Ask the AD, Weber State Athletic Director Tim Crompton offers an update on Wildcat Athletics. He discusses the current COVID-19 situation, including beginning the basketball season with no fans in attendance. He also talks about recently released schedules for WSU teams, beginning athletics competition this month and much more.

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