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Father and son sports media duo, Dirk and Austin Facer, host a semi-regular, semi-funny look at sports in the Beehive State. Sometimes they book guests, sometimes they don't.
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Donovan Mitchell is on his way out in Utah, is that a bad thing?

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Donovan Mitchell is on his way out in Utah, is that a bad thing?
Well, it seems that Donovan Mitchell's days with the Utah Jazz are drawing to a close. Is that a bad thing? Austin and DIrk discuss this, as well as Utah's outlook for next season, former Utah baseball star C.J. Cron's All-Star nod, and more about conference realignment in this episode.  Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com
29:24
July 19, 2022
Austin appears on The Blitz 1170 in Tulsa, Okla.
Austin was asked to appear bright and early on The Blitz 1170 sports radio in Tulsa to talk Utah Football and conference realignment. Check it out!
14:33
July 13, 2022
Did we miss anything? | This Is The Place Sports, The Podcast
It's been a while but Austin and Dirk are back to chat about the Utah Jazz's offseason, conference realignment affecting the Utes, and progress made and work to be done since the installation of Title IX. Check out more good stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com.
33:42
July 13, 2022
Catching up with Eric Jensen and Jim Burton halfway through NCAA Tournament
Eric Jensen and Jim Burton join the Facer Boys to discuss the NCAA Tournament as the brackets enter the Sweet 16 stage. Also they chat about women's hoops, a 3-game winning streak by the Utah Jazz, and the start to the MLB season. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com.
35:27
March 22, 2022
Utah's fate in NCAA & NIT, Snyder rumored to replace Pop, and bidding farewell to Wilson and Wagner
Moments after the Selection Sunday festivities, Dirk and Austin Facer discuss how the state of Utah was shut out of the men's tournament, while Utah and BYU both sent their women's squads to the Big Dance. The duo also chat about a rumor that Jazz coach Quin Snyder could a favorite to replace Gregg Popovich in San Antonio and lament the Seahawks' decision to part ways with Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com.
27:12
March 14, 2022
Jazz gear up for second half of season, NCAA hoops, RSL, and Bees, but also a big thank you.
Hey we've been away for a while, sorry about that. In this episode, we talk Jazz, NCAA hoops, RSL, and Bees, but mostly importantly we express our gratitude for those who have shown us love while Dirk has been dealing with a health issue. Thank you. Check out more great stuff on our site!
24:07
February 28, 2022
We gave Facebook Live a shot...talking College Football, Utah Jazz, and NFL Playoffs.
On a first for ThisIsThePlaceSports.com, Austin and Dirk air the show live on Facebook...should it be a thing in the future? Who knows? Anyways, the boys recapped the college football bowl season, discuss whether or not the Utah Jazz should make a trade, the issue with attendance at University of Utah basketball games, and take a glance at the NFL Playoffs. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com!
31:44
January 17, 2022
'Tis the Season: This Is The Place Sports' Bowl Preview Special
In their first annual Bowl Season preview, Dirk and Austin take a look at each of the major bowl games the local schools will be playing in. BYU will face UAB in the Independence Bowl, Utah State will meet Oregon State in the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, and Utah will take on Ohio State in the Granddaddy of Them All, the Rose Bowl. More great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Subscribe and leave a review!
27:25
December 15, 2021
Jazz live and die by the 3, Utes set for Pac-12 champ preview, and yes, we talk soccer
Dirk and Austin chat about some bumps in the road to the Jazz's season, a look at what Utah football fans can expect in the game against Oregon, and an actual conversation on Real Salt Lake. That last part was kinda hard for us.  Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com.
26:37
November 19, 2021
Up and down week in college football, NFL is crazy, Jazz start the season strong.
Austin and Dirk sit down on the couch to chat about an up and down week for college football in the state in which BYU and Utah State won a pair of close ones, but Utah blew a huge lead. Also, the Jazz season is underway, and the Facer Boys are very impressed with Rudy Gobert's play. For more great stuff check out ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Sign up for the giveaway here.
27:31
October 26, 2021
Catching up with Utah, BYU football, MLB Final Four, and what to expect from the Jazz this season
No guests this week, just the Facer Boys going face-to-face on the latest edition of This Is The Place Sports' podcast. This week, the boys discuss how Utah and BYU's football season have gone so far, make their World Series predictions, and look ahead to the start of the Utah Jazz's season. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Produced by Sammy Facer.
22:50
October 18, 2021
Will Utah make it 10 straight over BYU? 1280 The Zone’s Saturday Show hosts join the show
This Saturday is the biggest day of the local sports slate, so who better than the hosts of 1280 The Zone’s Saturday Show, Jake Hatch and Alex Lundberg, to join the Facer Boys? The four preview the Utah-BYU matchup, discuss the start of the college football season, and take a minute to chat about the NFL season as well. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Tune in to Jake and Alex on the Saturday Show every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on 1280 AM or 97.5 FM. Produced by Sammy Facer.
30:42
September 09, 2021
Summer draws to an end, Jazz make moves, football season gears up
CLICK HERE TO ENTER IN THE WEEKLY DRAWING The Facer Boys are joined on this week's episode by sportswriter and novelist John Coon and host of the EndZone Pod, 1280 The Zone radio producer, and Utah Chronicle sportswriter Eric Jensen. The four catch up on what happened over the summer break involving moves by the Utah Jazz and look ahead to a fall packed with action. Produced by Sammy Facer. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Merch available here.
40:39
August 12, 2021
Donovan goes to the next level, Suns advance, and football talk in the summer
CLICK HERE TO ENTER IN THE WEEKLY DRAWING The Facer Boys are joined on this week's episode by longtime sports writer Jim Burton and UteZone.com writer and producer/host at 1280 The Zone Alex Lundberg. The four talk about whether or not Donovan Mitchell has reached the next level, react to the Suns advancing to the Western Conference Finals, the proposed 12-team College Football Playoff, and how the NFL QBs from Utah will fare this season. Produced by Sammy Facer. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Merch available here.
32:18
June 14, 2021
Remembering Mark Eaton, Jazz move on to face Clippers, arenas back to full capacity
The Facer Boys are joined by professional basketball player Parker Van Dyke and longtime sports columnist Brad Rock to recap a busy week of local sports news and preview the upcoming NBA Playoffs series between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers.   Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com   Produced by Sammy Facer
33:25
June 07, 2021
Jazz lock up No. 1 seed, Rylan Jones goes to USU, celebrating 50 since Utah Stars’ title
Shortly after the Utah Jazz locked up the top spot in the NBA Playoffs, the Facer Boys hopped on a pod with former Runnin' Ute guard Parker Van Dyke and longtime SLC sports writer Mike Sorensen. The four talk about the Jazz's chances in the postseason, react to news of former Utah guard Rylan Jones transferring to Utah State, and also tease some great content about the 50th anniversary of the Utah Stars' ABA championships. Produced by Kirsten Facer Check out more great stuff on ThisIsThePlaceSports.com
27:39
May 17, 2021
Zach Wilson and other NFL locals get drafted, Jazz slip against Minnesota, and Bees open season after year-long absence
The Facer Boys are joined by Eric Jensen and Jim Burton once again. The four discuss the NFL Draft, whether or not Jazz fans should be concerned after a few bad losses and the upcoming opening day for the Bees. There’s a bunch of weird nonsense in this episode as well haha. Check out more great stuff on ThisIsThePlaceSports.com Produced by Sammy Facer
38:06
May 03, 2021
D-Wade joins the Jazz ownership, Utes play their spring football game, and Utah high schoolers set to highlight NFL Draft
The Facer Boys are joined by 1280 The Zone producer and host Austin Horton and longtime sports writer and columnist Mike Sorensen. The four chat about Dwyane Wade joining the Jazz ownership group, Utah QB Charlie Brewer showing a strong outing in the Utes' spring game, and the fact that two former Utah high school football players are set to be selected in the top 5 of the NFL Draft. Produced by Sammy Facer. Check out more check stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com.
27:35
April 18, 2021
Dirk Facer appears on The Big Show on 1280 The Zone Sports Network
The Founder, Dirk Facer, joined 1280 The Zone's afternoon drive show, The Big Show, to talk Utah football and basketball on Wednesday. Much love to our friends at The Zone.
19:06
April 17, 2021
Masters recap, Utah schools in V-ball Championships, Jazz update and NFL Draft
Jim Burton is on the show, once again, but his presence is relieved by that of Eric Jensen, who works at the Daily Utah Chronicle and as a producer at 1280 The Zone. The four chat about the Masters finish, the four Utah schools in the NCAA Volleyball Championships, check in on the Utah Jazz and get ready for the NFL Draft. Produced by Sammy Facer. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com
36:53
April 15, 2021
Final Four is set, Utes hire Craig Smith, Jazz have plane issues and Zack Wilson to Jets?
In a late night edition of the podcast, the Facer Boys are joined by former sportswriting great Jim Burton and Associated Press writer and fiction author John Coon. The four, battling sleepiness, discuss the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, the U's hiring of Craig Smith, the Jazz's plane issues and the success Zach Wilson had at BYU Pro Day. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Produced by Sammy Facer.
36:26
March 31, 2021
March Madness, Utah's coaching vacancy, and the Jazz stumbling after the break featuring Jake Hatch and Parker Van Dyke
The Facer Boys are feeling the March Madness spirit and have invited a pair of college hoops experts on the show; Jake Hatch, morning show producer at 1280 The Zone and host of Locked On Cougars and Locked On Utes, and Parker Van Dyke, former Runnin' Utes guard and current pro ball player. The four discuss BYU and USU's quick exits from the NCAA Tournament, the coaching vacancy at the U, and where the Utah Jazz stand after a few games back from the All-Star break. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Produced by Sammy Facer.
26:55
March 21, 2021
Talking NCAA Tournament, Weber State football, Utah Jazz and Minor League Baseball with Steve Klauke and Jim Burton
The voice of the Salt Lake Bees and the Weber State Wildcats, Steve Klauke, and aspiring professional NBA 2K player and longtime sports writer Jim Burton, join the show. Along with the Facer Boys, the four discuss and preview the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, chat about Weber State football, the Jazz and go on a bunch of tangents about other random things. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Produced by Sammy Facer.
33:57
March 15, 2021
Jazz enter All-Star Break with NBA's top record, Beehive State teams look for tourney bid with Craig Bolerjack and Mike Sorensen
In the 10th episode of the podcast, the Facer Boys booked a pair of big-time guests. The Boys are joined by longtime sports writer and columnist Mike Sorensen and the Utah Jazz’s television play-by-play voice Craig Bolerjack. The four discuss the Jazz’s outlook for the second half of the NBA season, the disrespect handed to Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell as the last two picks of the All-Star Draft, and the Beehive State’s chances of landing multiple teams in the NCAA Tournament. The podcast was recorded at the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Museum. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com.
21:01
March 05, 2021
Ogden Reunion with Brandon Garside and Jim Burton
In this week's episode, the Facer Boys reunite a pair of alums from the Ogden Standard Examiner, Brandon Garside and Jim Burton. The four chat Weber State football's chances of winning a national championship this year, do a college basketball roundup around the state and discuss what lies ahead for the Utah Jazz. Produced by Sammy Facer. Check out more great stuff at ThisIsThePlaceSports.com.
33:08
February 28, 2021
Jazz's winning streak ends, how many All-Stars will they get plus college hoops and MLB
Dirk and Austin are joined by Bryan "Big Bear" Brown and Mike Sorensen. They all chat about the Utah Jazz, who have been on a tear, winning 20 of 22 despite a setback to the LA Clippers on Friday night. With the NBA All-Star Game coming up, they wonder how many Jazzmen will join coach Quin Snyder at the game in Atlanta. They also discuss which college hoops teams in the state could make the NCAA Tournament and look ahead to the start of the Major League Baseball season. Check out more good stuff on ThisIsThePlacesSports.com. Produced by Sammy Facer.
28:13
February 21, 2021
Jazz are performing like champs, All-Star voting and Bees sign agreement with Angels
Austin and Dirk threw together a last-second podcast invitation and managed to score a couple of really good guests! The Facer Boys are joined by Tony Parks and Jim Burton. The four chat about how well the top team in the NBA, the Utah Jazz, are playing, the ridiculousness of All-Star voting, the Salt Lake Bees' affiliation agreement with the Los Angeles Angels, and the prospect of NCAA conference basketball tournament. For more great stuff, check out ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Produced by Sammy Facer. 
38:13
February 15, 2021
Jody Genessy and Jim Burton join the Facer Boys as Tom Brady wins 7th Super Bowl, Alex Smith honored as Comeback POY and Jazz lead NBA with best record
Shortly after the final whistle of Super Bowl 55, Dirk and Austin are joined by longtime newspaper greats and friends, Jody Genessy and Jim Burton. The quartet discuss Tampa Bay's victory over Kansas City — to Jimbo's chagrin — as well as the Tom Brady's legacy as one of the greatest athletes of all time. They also chat about former Ute great Alex Smith, who was honored as the NFL Comeback Player of the Year as well as the Utah Jazz's current hot streak as winners of 15 of their last 16. For more great stuff, check out ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Produced by Sammy Facer.
27:24
February 08, 2021
Jazz are red hot, BYU and USU cast doubt on NCAA hopes and Super Bowl predictions
Dirk and Austin are joined by longtime SLC sports writer Mike Sorensen and columnist and Tyson Ewing, who works as the statistician for the Utah Jazz's TV broadcast as well as the play by play voice of Utah women's basketball. The group discusses what the Utah Jazz are doing so well at the beginning of the NBA season, whether the Beehive State can hope to have any representatives in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and finish up with predictions and insights on the Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Check out more content on ThisIsThePlaceSports.com.
27:02
January 30, 2021
Donovan Mitchell, College Athletics and Hammerin' Hank with Parker Van Dyke and Jim Burton
Dirk and Austin are joined by Parker Van Dyke, former University of Utah star and professional basketball player, and Jim Burton, former University of Utah attendee and NBA 2K13 Hall of Famer, to discuss a myriad of topics. The four chat about the Jazz's hot start, Donovan Mitchell's awkward run-in with Shaq and the TNT crew, Larry Scott's departure as Pac-12 Commissioner, and the legacy of Hank Aaron, who passed away this week. Check out more content on ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Produced by Sammy Facer.
34:22
January 23, 2021
Remembering Ty Jordan, playing sports without fans and the secret to beating Alabama
Dirk and Austin are joined this week by former Utah and NFL defensive back Robert Johnson and Locked on Utes and Locked on Cougars host Jake Hatch. The four discuss the tragic loss of Utah running back Ty Jordan, discuss the impact that playing without fans has on athletes, and what Ohio State should consider when facing Alabama for the national championship next week. Check out more content on ThisIsThePlaceSports.com. Produced by Sammy Facer.
26:24
January 06, 2021
Jazz go big with Gobert, Utes load up on QBs
Dirk and Austin Facer, along with former Runnin' Utes point guard Parker Van Dyke and legendary Utah sports columnist Brad Rock discuss Rudy Gobert's contract extension with the Jazz, Utah's crowded QB situation, Utah State's messy hiring of its new head football coach, and BYU's 2020 football campaign. Check out ThisIsThePlaceSports.com Connect with This Is The Place Sports on Facebook, Instagramand Twitter. Produced by Sammy Facer.
22:36
December 22, 2020