6:42 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Wyoming Recruits Freshman Shooting Guard

A Swedish shooting guard will join the Wyoming Cowboys basketball team next season.  Alex Aka Gorski was given a scholarship by Wyoming. He's expected to provide an offensive boost to the team right away.  Head Coach Larry Shyatt calls him the kind of deep shooter that UW needs in order to compete in the Mountain West Conference.

“He’s mature, he left home as a 9th grader and went to Stockholm to play at the highest level in his country," Shyatt says. "He’s been extremely well coached, he knows how to play off the dribble as well as within the game.”

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4:54 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

“Cowboys” The Story Of The 1943 National Basketball Champions Hits The Big Screen

The University of Wyoming won the national college basketball championship in 1943. Shortly after their triumph, several Cowboys started training for a bigger fight: World War II.

A new movie about the Cowboys’ epic championship game victory over St. John’s University in fabled Madison Square Garden premieres tonight, March 6, in Laramie at The Wyo Theater at 7pm.

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5:17 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Basketball teams face Nevada

Both the Wyoming men’s and women’s basketball teams open conference play this weekend.  The Cowboys face Nevada on the road, while the Cowgirls host the Wolfpack in Laramie.

The Cowboys have yet to win a road game, and to win in Reno, the Pokes will have to shut down Nevada’s Deonte Burton, who is averaging 22 points a game. 

Wyoming Coach Larry Shyatt (SHY-at) says the entire team can score…

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Luke Martinez
6:40 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Martinez will serve time and pay restitution for misdemeanor battery

Luke Martinez

Former University of Wyoming basketball player Luke Martinez has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and is serving a sentence of 45 days in the Albany County Jail. 



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1:09 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

UW Senior Leonard Washington named to to NABC All-District Team

UW Senior Leonard Washington

The National Association of Basketball Coaches has named The University of Wyoming’s Leonard Washington to the All-District 17 Second Team.

This is the second year in a row that Washington was named to the squad.  The senior helped lead the Pokes to a 20-14 record and a berth in the College Basketball Invitational. He averaged of 12 and a half points and just over eight rebounds a game.  Washington’s 12 double-doubles ranked second in the Mountain West during the regular season.

NABC member coaches vote on the award and honored 242 student athletes this year.

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8:55 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Cowboys take on Western Michigan tonight

The Wyoming Cowboys will face a Mid-American Conference team in the second round of tonight’s College Basketball Invitational tournament. 

Western Michigan had 21 wins and 12 losses this year and features two solid inside players in Junior Shayne Whittington and Freshman Darius Paul. 

Wyoming Head Coach Larry Shyatt says they will have to be contained.

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7:24 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Pokes beat Nevada in first round

Larry Nance, Jr.
Credit University of Wyoming

Wyoming Cowboy’s Men’s Basketball beat Nevada 85-81 in the first round of the Mountain West Championships in Las Vegas last night.

Although the Pokes were down by four in the first half, they made a strong showing in the second, at one point holding a double-digit lead. Sophomore forward Larry Nance led the Cowboys with 19 points. 

Wyoming now advances to the quarterfinals where they’ll face number-one seed, New Mexico, at 7:30 tonight.

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6:21 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Wyoming Cowboys Get Ready For CBI

While the Wyoming Cowboys Basketball team did not get invited to play in the National Invitation Tournament, players say they are still happy to be playing in the College Basketball Invitational.  Head Coach Larry Shyatt says the key is that the team gets to keep playing and getting better.  Wyoming center Adam Waddell says it’s nice to play in the postseason.

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4:21 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Kenny Sailors to be inducted to Hall of Fame

Former Cowboys Basketball star and three-time All American Kenny Sailors of Laramie will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Missouri this fall.

Sailors, who is now 91, is the second Cowboy to join. His first college-level coach, Everett Shelton, was inducted in 2006.

“Ev was the greatest coach I’ve ever played for, and I’ve played for about 25, 26 coaches,” Sailor said. “He had a real knowledge of the science and tactics of the game of basketball that I frankly don’t think a lot of coaches have today.”