UW FOOTBALL - The Wyoming football Cowboys finished off their season with a big win in the New Mexico Bowl Saturday.
Head coach Dave Christensen took over the Cowboy program in December of 2008 and had full control of the team after leaving the University of Missouri after their bowl game last season. Christensen was the offensive coordinator for the Tigers.
He was introduced as the head coach at UW last January, and said what all new coaches have to say about turning around the program they are coming to; Christensen got those things done in his first season.
The Cowboys were picked to finish last in the league this year; they finished 5th and had a 5-6 record heading into the regular season finale against CSU. They beat the Rams, got the record to 6-6 and got the invitation to the New Mexico Bowl. Christensen talks about how the Cowboys grew as a team during the season.
Wyoming fans were asked to purchase 4,000 tickets for the bowl game and came through, surpassing the 4,000 mark. It was something Christensen says the team really appreciated. And he says what a memorable first season as a head coach with the Cowboys.
We will have more on the Cowboys season Saturday, plus a look back at the biggest sports story of the year -- the State Football Championship of the Sheridan Broncs. All that will take place during the Coaches Show Saturday morning at 8:00 on AM 1410 KWYO.
UW BASKETBALL - The Wyoming basketball Cowboys play a road game at Northern Iowa tomorrow night, and we'll have it live on KWYO and 95.9 FM. Broadcast time is at 5:30.
Following the game tomorrow, the Cowboys will play four straight at home, including their Mountain West Conference opener January 6th against Colorado State.
SHERIDAN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS - High school basketball, wrestling and swimming is off until next week when practice resumes.
The Sheridan Bronc and Lady Bronc basketball teams will open 2010 January 7th, 8th and 9th at a tournament in Riverton. They will play games with Star Valley, Riverton and Evanston -- all six games will be broadcast live on KWYO.
The Big Horn and Tongue River basketball teams will also be back in action January 8th and 9th.
The Bronc wrestlers will have their first home match of the season Friday, January 8th against Casper Kelly Walsh. They will also have home duals with Billings Skyview and Gillette.
The Bronc swimmers and divers will be back in action Thursday, January 7th when they host a double dual with Gillette and Worland.
GENERALS AND LADY GENERALS - The Sheridan College basketball teams will also be back in action the first week in January, with home games on the 8th and 9th against Central and Western Wyoming.
NFL – The Denver Broncos are in the running for the AFC Wild Card play-off position.
They play at Philadelphia Sunday afternoon. The game can be heard live on AM 1410 KWYO.