wyoming football http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Cowboy Football Signs 22 Recruits http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboy-football-signs-22-recruits <p>University of Wyoming Football Coach Craig Bohl signed 22 players from California to Florida during National Signing day today (Wednesday).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>His first recruiting class features 20 freshmen. &nbsp;Among his recruits were four tight ends, four defensive backs, and five defensive linemen.&nbsp;&nbsp; Gillette’s Austin Fort was among the three Quarterback recruits.</p><p> Bohl says they had a short time to recruit, but they exceeded their goals.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 01:08:04 +0000 Bob Beck 53605 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboy Football Signs 22 Recruits Bohl is excited about leading the University of Wyoming football team http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bohl-excited-about-leading-university-wyoming-football-team <p> Wyoming’s new football Coach says it is bittersweet leaving North Dakota State after eleven years, but Craig Bohl is excited about bringing winning football back to the Cowboy state.&nbsp; Bohl’s teams have won consecutive championships in the division below Wyoming, but he is convinced he will be successful at the Division one level.&nbsp; Bohl says his teams are good on offense, but are known for their defense.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:28:44 +0000 Bob Beck 51023 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bohl is excited about leading the University of Wyoming football team Wyoming looks to replace Dave Christensen http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-looks-replace-dave-christensen <p>The University of Wyoming is moving forward with its effort to replace football coach Dave Christensen who was fired Sunday.&nbsp; U-W Athletics Director Tom Burman said at a news conference that the school is prepared&nbsp; to make a competitive offer and he says the U-W Trustees and Acting President Dick McGinity are behind his efforts to drastically improve the football program.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:02:45 +0000 Bob Beck 50711 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming looks to replace Dave Christensen Wyoming fires Football Coach Dave Christensen http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-fires-football-coach-dave-christensen <p>After five seasons Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen has been fired.&nbsp; Christensen had 27 wins and 35 losses in his tenure and his teams were only 16 and 23 in the Mountain West Conference.&nbsp; He did take Wyoming to two bowl games, winning one.&nbsp; The last appearance was in 2011.</p><p>U-W Athletics Director Tom Burman said the football program“ has not achieved at the level of success we expect.”&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 01:58:16 +0000 Bob Beck 50655 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming fires Football Coach Dave Christensen Wyoming relieved to be able to pick up Saturday win http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-relieved-be-able-pick-saturday-win <p>It’s been a rough month for the Wyoming football team, but on Saturday Brett Smith had a record setting day throwing for seven touchdowns and running for another as the Cowboys held off Hawaii 59-56 in overtime.&nbsp;</p><p>“People who are around the complex just understand how hard we work and the time that everybody puts it.&nbsp; When you have a performance like that as an offense, when you are playing at that high of a level, especially when you win…the feeling is indescribable.&nbsp; That’s why I play the game” said Smith.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:54:38 +0000 Bob Beck 50387 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming relieved to be able to pick up Saturday win Cowboys move on with new Defensive Coordinator http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-move-new-defensive-coordinator <p>University of Wyoming Defensive-Line coach, Jamar Cain, has been promoted to Defensive Coordinator after this week’s firing of former coordinator, Chris Tormey.</p><p>The Pokes defense has been underwhelming this year. Ranked number 105 in total defense&nbsp;out of 123 teams in the NCAA, UW has given up over 50 points a game during the last two weeks.</p><p>Head Coach Dave Christensen says that firing Tormey was hard, but gives his team the best chance to win going forward.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:38:30 +0000 Jordan Harper 49177 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys move on with new Defensive Coordinator Wyoming holds off New Mexico http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-holds-new-mexico <p>In college football, Wyoming bolted to a 21 point lead, but had to hold on Saturday to beat New Mexico 38 to 31.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Cowboys jumped ahead 21-0, watched New Mexico tied it at 24 early in the fourth quarter, before Brett Smith scored on back to back touchdowns including a 48 yard run that put the game away.&nbsp; Smith was concerned that the offense stalled in the middle of the game, but he said once the Lobos tied it, it seemed to energize the team.</p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 00:47:55 +0000 Bob Beck 48307 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming holds off New Mexico Cowboys travel to face Texas State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-travel-face-texas-state <p>The Wyoming Cowboys football team returns to the road Saturday against Texas State.&nbsp; The Cowboys are coming off of their best offensive effort in 15 years and Head Coach Dave Christensen has been preaching focus and preparation with his team this week.&nbsp;</p><p>He noted earlier in the week that his team hasn&rsquo;t always played with the same energy every week and Christensen wants to follow-up on the Air Force win with another great effort.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:47:48 +0000 Bob Beck 47591 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys travel to face Texas State Wyoming prepares to face Air Force http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-prepares-face-air-force <p>Wyoming and Air Force renew their college football rivalry Saturday night in Colorado Springs when the two teams meet to open the Mountain West Conference season.&nbsp; Wyoming is focused on getting its offense back on track while preparing for the difficult Air Force offense.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:47:08 +0000 Bob Beck 47259 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming prepares to face Air Force Wyoming's offense is not where it wants to be http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-offense-not-where-it-wants-be <p>The Wyoming Cowboys football team beat Northern Colorado Saturday by the score of 35 to 7.&nbsp; But the Cowboys offense is disappointed that it has not been more consistent.&nbsp; &nbsp;After another slow first quarter, Wyoming scored 21 second quarter points to lead 21 to nothing.</p><p>But the offense only scored one more touchdown and failed to connect on several additional scoring opportunities.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:12:28 +0000 Bob Beck 46970 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's offense is not where it wants to be Cowboys prepare for Northern Colorado http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-prepare-northern-colorado <p></p><p>The Wyoming Cowboys football team is hoping to make it two straight wins Saturday/today when the Pokes host Northern Colorado.&nbsp;</p><p>U-N-C typically plays a level below Wyoming, and so the Cowboys are heavily favored to win.&nbsp; But Head Coach Dave Christensen notes that Wyoming lost to a lower division team last year, and he’s reminded his players of that.&nbsp; Christensen says that the Bears will present some challenges.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:02:58 +0000 Bob Beck 46902 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys prepare for Northern Colorado Christensen wants the offense to get off to a faster start http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/christensen-wants-offense-get-faster-start <p></p><p> Despite a 42 to 10 win over Idaho, Wyoming football Coach Dave Christensen is focused on fixing some problems with his offense this week in practice.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>After reviewing the game film from Saturday, Christensen said during his weekly press conference that he’s disappointed with how the Wyoming offense started the game.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:50:57 +0000 Bob Beck 46644 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Christensen wants the offense to get off to a faster start Wyoming pounds Idaho 42 to 10. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-pounds-idaho-42-10 <p>After a slow start on offense the Wyoming Cowboys football team rattled off 42 straight points on the way to a 42-10 victory over Idaho on Saturday.</p><p>Wyoming’s Quarterback Brett Smith started out 1 for 10 throwing the ball and the Cowboys failed to score in the first quarter.&nbsp; But thanks to Wyoming’s defense, Idaho couldn’t take advantage.&nbsp; Head Coach Dave Christensen says the defense dominated the game.</p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 01:23:35 +0000 Bob Beck 46565 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming pounds Idaho 42 to 10. Wyoming opens its home season against Idaho. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-opens-its-home-season-against-idaho <p>Wyoming hosts Idaho Saturday and hopes to build on last weekend’s near upset of Nebraska.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Wyoming raised a lot of eyebrows across the country last weekend with its ability to move the ball against a normally stout Nebraska defense.&nbsp;</p><p>The key last week was Wyoming’s offensive line.&nbsp; The line was re-tooled at the end of last season and Head Coach Dave Christensen said this week that it has exceeded his expectations.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 23:28:29 +0000 Bob Beck 46532 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming opens its home season against Idaho. Cowboys football helps Laramie businesses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-football-helps-laramie-businesses <p>According to the Laramie main street alliance’s executive director, Trey Sherwood, business owners in&nbsp;retail and food services look forward to the football season’s home games to boost Laramie’s foot traffic and the overall number of people walking through their doors.</p><p>“We see the most feedback from our restaurants in terms of them being busy for either lunch or dinner, depending on what time the game is.”, says Sherwood.&nbsp;</p><p>She also says that bars see their business pick up the most on the nights after home games.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:48:17 +0000 Jordan Harper 46483 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys football helps Laramie businesses Christensen pleased with his team and improvement of the defense http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/christensen-pleased-his-team-and-improvement-defense <p></p><p></p><p>As the Wyoming Cowboys prepare for their home football opener against Idaho, Head Coach Dave Christensen says there is no doubt that his team is better than past years.&nbsp;</p><p>People have taken note of Wyoming’s near upset of 18<sup>th</sup> ranked Nebraska.&nbsp; While the offense impressed a lot of people, Christensen is raving about the improved play of his defense that was worn down in the third quarter, but bounced back to help the team rally.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:46:10 +0000 Bob Beck 46351 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Christensen pleased with his team and improvement of the defense Cowboys prepare for Nebraska http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-prepare-nebraska <p>The Wyoming Cowboys football team has a daunting task this weekend.&nbsp; The Cowboys travel to face the 18<sup>th</sup> ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers who have won 27 straight season openers.&nbsp; Nebraska features one of the top offenses in the Big Ten Conference, led by Quarterback Taylor Martinez.&nbsp; Wyoming Head Coach Dave Christensen is impressed with their size.</p><p>“They are difficult to defend because they got great players.&nbsp; They have an offensive line that is 6-6, 6-7, 6-7…320 pounds…they’re bulldozers”</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:49:23 +0000 Bob Beck 45948 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys prepare for Nebraska Wyoming football falls to 0-3 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-football-falls-0-3 <p>The Wyoming Cowboys football team remains winless after losing Saturday to Cal-Poly 24&nbsp; to 22.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Cal Poly's <a href="/collegefootball/player/deonte-williams/978804">Deonte Williams</a> rushed for 187 yards, including a 65-yard score on the game's fourth play.</p><p>Wyoming rallied from an early 14 point deficit to lead 15-14 at the half.&nbsp;&nbsp; But without injured Quarterback Brett Smith, the Cowboys struggled to get much going on offense and the defense struggled for the third straight game.</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 02:27:15 +0000 Bob Beck 30127 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming football falls to 0-3 Wyoming begins the 2012 football season at Texas http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-begins-2012-football-season-texas <p>The Wyoming Cowboys football team begins play Saturday (today) at nationally ranked Texas.</p><p>The Cowboys lost to the Longhorns in Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen’s first two seasons.&nbsp; He says his team is better this year, but they will have to prove it.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:55:28 +0000 Bob Beck 29459 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming begins the 2012 football season at Texas Cowboys get ready for #15 Texas http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-get-ready-15-texas <p>The Wyoming Cowboys football team opens the season at nationally ranked Texas Saturday night.&nbsp; The Cowboys have spent the offseason trying to fine tune their defense, which struggled at times last season.&nbsp; Head Coach Dave Christensen says his defense is showing improvement.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:03:03 +0000 Bob Beck 29209 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys get ready for #15 Texas Wyoming football coach will sign a five year extension http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-football-coach-will-sign-five-year-extension <p>University of Wyoming coach Dave Christensen says he has agreed in principle to a new, five-year<br />contract.&nbsp; Christensen and athletic director Tom Burman confirmed the agreement Saturday, the day the Cowboys were beaten by Temple 37-15 in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, N.M.</p><p>&nbsp;Burman said that Christensen would get a substantial raise. No other details of<br />the pending contract were announced. Burman says he expects the contract to be finalized this week.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:04:53 +0000 The Associated Press 16753 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming football coach will sign a five year extension The Wyoming Cowboys are excited to be bowl eligible http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-cowboys-are-excited-be-bowl-eligible <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Wyoming Cowboys football team has reached a goal, but the head coach says there is more to do.&nbsp; With Saturday&rsquo;s 31-10 win over New Mexico, the Cowboys became eligible for a post season bowl game with a 7-3 record.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a goal that few thought was possible with Wyoming starting a freshman quarterback and several other young players.&nbsp; But Head Coach Dave Christensen said Saturday that he always believed.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:06:11 +0000 Bob Beck 15334 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org The Wyoming Cowboys are excited to be bowl eligible