Associated Press

Growing list of bicyclists clash with automobiles

June 13, 2014

GILLETTE (AP) — On a warm Sunday afternoon in early April, Nathan McLeland decided to take his light, fiber-carbon bicycle out for a ride along the winding roads of Gillette. The 38-year-old pedaled east on Southern Drive toward a loop he likes to ride and powered up the hill. As he began his descent down Read More

Pundits evaluate Wyo. draft prospects

May 9, 2014

LARAMIE (AP) — The speculation is almost over. The NFL Draft descends on New York City this week, and in the days leading up to it talking heads and anonymous bloggers will continue to deliberate — pumping out mock draft after mock draft, pondering potential trades and examining “deep sleepers” on grainy YouTube game reels. Read More

Cowboys upend No. 5 SDSU

February 12, 2014

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt was familiar with this feeling — even if it had been a while. Riley Grabau scored 17 points, Larry Nance Jr. had 14 and the Cowboys beat No. 5 San Diego State 68-62 on Tuesday night to end the Aztecs’ 20-game winning streak. Shyatt was Wyoming’s coach 16 Read More

UNLV holds on for 48-46 win over Wyoming

February 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deville Smith made a layup with 1:16 remaining to give UNLV just enough cushion to get past Wyoming 48-46 Saturday night. Riley Grabau made a 3-pointer with 1:05 remaining to close the gap to 48-46 and give Wyoming a chance for the victory. UNLV was running the clock down when Derek Read More

New Mexico outlasts Wyoming in overtime 66-61

February 6, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Although New Mexico power forward Cameron Bairstow stands 6-9, he’s not exactly a terror on the glass. But in the four previous games this season that he reached double-digit rebounds, the Lobos have won. They made it five-for-five with a 66-61 overtime victory over Wyoming as Bairstow had 23 points and Read More

Start dreaming

January 31, 2014

CHEYENNE (AP) — Meet YoLo the Jackalope, the face of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation. It beat out the bucking horse and other state icons to star as the centerpiece of the lottery logo. Warehouse Twenty One, a Cheyenne-based marketing firm, designed YoLo and the insignia. The fictitious critter received its name because it is jumping Read More

Cowgirls get big win over Fresno

January 30, 2014

LARAMIE — The Wyoming women’s basketball team responded from a three-point loss over the weekend with an 87-76 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday at the Arena-Auditorium. Junior guard Kaitlyn Mileto led all scorers with 21 points and forward Kayla Woodward added 20 for the Cowgirls (13-5, 4-3 Mountain West). “This was a really nice Read More

Wyoming beats Nevada 64-62 in OT; Cowgirls falter

January 27, 2014

LARAMIE — After the first meeting between Nevada and Wyoming, Wolf Pack forward A.J. West said he didn’t know who Larry Nance Jr. was. He does now, after Nance scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and sank a running 8-foot hook shot over West with four seconds remaining in overtime to lift Wyoming over Nevada Read More

Pokes comeback, beat Air Force 66-59

January 23, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Wyoming’s 66-59 comeback victory against Air Force on Wednesday night. Nathan Sobey’s 3-pointer with 3:59 left put Wyoming (12-6, 3-2 Mountain West) ahead 56-54, its first lead since the opening minutes. The Cowboys had battled for over 20 minutes Read More

Cowboys defeat SJSU 67-56

January 20, 2014

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr., the leading shot-blocker in the Mountain West Conference, showcased his defensive prowess during crunch time Saturday, swatting away several San Jose State shots and helping the Cowboys to their second straight victory. Nance, who was averaging 3.3 blocks per league contest, added five more in a 67-56 win Read More

Officials: Wyoming concussion policy working well

January 15, 2014

CHEYENNE (AP) — New protocols for dealing with concussions suffered by student-athletes in junior and senior high school sports appear to be working well, but more can be done, such as educating classroom teachers about brain injuries, officials say. Ted Schroeder, executive director of the Wyoming Coaches Association, said he hasn’t heard any concerns or Read More

Pro rodeo cowboys threaten to form own association; Wyo organizers’ reactions mixed

January 14, 2014

(AP) — Some of the top contestants in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association are threatening to form their own association, the latest potential change in a sport already undergoing significant upheaval. Cowboys such as Trevor Brazile, Fred Whitfield and Bobby Mote — who have 23 world championships between them — asserted their intentions to take Read More

Nance jumper earns Wyoming a 52-50 win at Boise St

January 13, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. hit a baseline jump shot with 1.6 seconds left, and Wyoming rallied from a nine-point deficit to stun Boise State 52-50 Saturday night. Nance finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds to help Wyoming (10-6, 1-2 Mountain West) win its first game on the road. Nance also blocked Read More

New Mexico outlasts Wyoming 72-69 in overtime

January 9, 2014

LARAMIE (AP) — New Mexico led nearly the entire second half but wound up in overtime on the road against Wyoming. The Lobos maintained their composure, though, and Cleveland Thomas hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in the extra period and sank four free throws in the closing moments, allowing New Mexico to escape with a 72-69 Read More

Washington leads Wyoming over Western State 69-52

January 2, 2014

LARAMIE (AP) — On a day when Wyoming’s starting guards struggled from long range, Trey Washington III stepped up and delivered. The 5-foot-11 freshman sank 5 of 8 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 24 points to lead Wyoming over Western State 69-52 on Wednesday. Washington was 8 of 11 from the floor and Read More

Wyoming’s Brett Smith announces he’ll forego senior season for NFL Draft

December 30, 2013

(AP) — Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith is leaving college football early to enter the NFL draft. Smith threw for 3,375 yards and 29 touchdowns for the Cowboys this season. The university said in a press release that Smith informed athletic director Tom Burman of his decision Friday. Wyoming Head Coach Craig Bohl and incoming Wyoming offensive Read More

Wyoming ends skid with win over N. Colorado, 72-59

December 23, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. scored 29 points and Wyoming shot 69 percent — its best shooting performance in 10 years — to rally past Northern Colorado 72-59 on Sunday. Nance was 11 of 14 shooting and also grabbed 13 rebounds as the Cowboys, who trailed by 12 late in the first half but Read More

Utah hires former Wyoming coach Christensen as offensive coordinator

December 20, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has hired former Wyoming coach Dave Christensen as offensive coordinator and demoted Dennis Erickson to running backs coach. Erickson and Brian Johnson were co-offensive coordinators last season but the Utes had another disappointing season on that side of the ball. Utah ranked 76th in the country in total offense Read More

Kenny Sailors Night Friday night UW-SMU game

December 19, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — The Wyoming-SMU men’s basketball game has been declared “Kenny Sailors Night” by the University of Wyoming Athletics Department. A halftime ceremony during the Friday night game will honor Sailors and the 70th Anniversary of Wyoming’s 1943 NCAA Championship Team. Sailors is the lone surviving member of the title team. Friday’s game is Read More

Nance drops 38, Cowboys fall short in Denver

December 16, 2013

DENVER (AP) — With time running out and a defender all over him, Brett Olson pulled up for a game-deciding jumper. He got nothing but net, on the shot and the free throw that followed. Olson converted a tie-breaking three-point play with 3.7 seconds remaining , giving Denver a 64-61 victory over Wyoming on Sunday, Read More

Flu mild in county, but increasing statewide

December 12, 2013

CHEYENNE (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state residents to take common-sense steps to prevent becoming ill with influenza or spreading it to others. Reggie McClinton, surveillance epidemiologist with the health department, said influenza activity has increased across the state in recent weeks, though it is not as high as the same Read More

Wright brothers at top of saddle bronc standings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Saddle bronc rider Jake Wright took over the season standings lead from his brother, Cody, during round seven of the National Finals Rodeo on Wednesday. Jake Wright of Milford, Utah, won the round with an 84.5 on Special Time and took over first place in the standings with $156,905 and in Read More

Cowboys introduce Bohl as new football coach

December 9, 2013

Wyoming hires 2-time FCS title winner from North Dakota State LARAMIE (AP) — Craig Bohl isn’t leaving behind the cold and snow in taking over the Wyoming football program after 11 years at North Dakota State. He is moving up a level in the college football hierarchy and likes the idea of undertaking a new Read More

NFR: Cody Ohl ties for first in tie-down roping

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six-time season champion Cody Ohl tied for first in tie-down roping Sunday night in the National Finals Rodeo for his second straight round victory. Ohl, from Hico, Texas, matched Ryan Jarrett of Commanche, Okla., with a 6.9-second run in the fourth round. Ohl earned $16,677 to move into second place in Read More

Wyoming defeats South Dakota 67-66 in OT; Lews grabs 21 boards in Cowgirls win

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Larry Nance Jr.’s three-point play with two seconds remaining gave Wyoming a 67-66 overtime victory over South Dakota Saturday night. Tyler Flack hit a 3-pointer to give South Dakota (3-5) a 66-62 lead with 1:43 remaining in overtime. Nance answered with a dunk, and the game-winning three-point play. Nance scored Read More