The Wyoming Cowboys football season fell apart last year. The Cowboys finished with five wins and seven losses, but lost five of their last six games. After the season ended the Cowboys also lost their Coach, and watched their starting quarterback AND his backup leave the team. New Coach Craig Bohl had a lot of success coaching at North Dakota State where he won three National Championships in a division below Wyoming. The question is whether he and his coaching staff can turn things around in Laramie.
University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl has been a winner at a number of places. While an assistant Coach at Nebraska the Cornhuskers won two national championships and his last three teams at North Dakota State won the last three Football Championship Subdivision titles.
He is taking over a Wyoming team that has struggled with consistency in recent years, especially on a defense. Bohl is friendly, but businesslike. Unlike most football coaches he wears a jacket and a tie to work. He told Bob Beck that the transition to Wyoming has been a good one.
Modern roller derby is a contact sport that features two teams roller skating on a track, attempting to score by passing players of the opposing team. While the sport’s origins can be traced back to beginning of the 20th century, it was revived in the early 2000s in Texas…BY women and FOR women.
Since then, teams have started up all over the world. Wyoming has been a late adopter of the sport, but women here are making up for lost time.
[AMBI Sports announcer: “And she makes it through! That is a grand slam folks!]
An ice climber from Powell, Wyoming is lucky to be alive after spending the night in the rugged South Fork Drainage several miles east of Cody. The Drainage is world renowned for its climbing opportunities and that is what drew second year climber, 54-year old Kenneth Richmond to the area Wednesday.
Sports and horse race wagering in Wyoming dropped by more than 14% from 2009 to 2010, according to a new report. However, Casino City’s North American Gaming Almanac also showed a growth in those wagers of nearly 40-percent between in the previous two years.
Vin Narayanan is the managing editor for the report. He the 14% drop Wyoming saw in 2010 tracks closely with the national trend.