University of Wyoming

TUESDAY, THE BURLSWORTH TROPHY ANNOUNCED A RECORD 83 PLAYERS NOMINATED FROM DIVISION 1 (FBS) SCHOOLS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR THE 2019 BURLSWORTH TROPHY. IN THE AWARD’S TENTH YEAR, THE TROPHY IS NAMED IN HONOR OF BRANDON BURLSWORTH, FORMER UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS WALK-ON AND ALL-AMERICAN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. BURLSWORTH’S LIFE IS ALSO THE SUBJECT OF A…

The interim report from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) working group is now available to the public. The report represents a consensus of recommendations from the 31-Wyoming citizens charged with examining CWD management in the state. The report comes after three work sessions that included information and presentations on CWD from experts,…

Former University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols is hoping to weigh in on whether the school will be required to provide news reporters with a number of records related to her demotion. The Laramie Boomerang reports Nichols’ attorney, Megan Overmann Goetz, is expected to file a formal motion Tuesday to join a case in which…

A Wyoming county district judge has announced plans to review documents related to the departure of a former university president potentially bringing a resolution. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that the initial Tuesday hearing set a Friday deadline for the University of Wyoming to hand over documents for review to District Judge Tori Kricken so she could decide…

Albany County Attorney Peggy Trent says she’s moving forward with the prosecution of a Uinta County man who open-carried a gun on the University of Wyoming’s campus in 2018. The Laramie Boomerang reports Trent’s office has filed for Albany County Circuit Court Judge Robert Castor to schedule a status conference, the first step in resuming…

Wyoming lawmakers have considered a few bills that would make changes to a state post-secondary education scholarship program. The Laramie Boomerang reported Friday that Joint Education Committee legislatures voted unanimously Thursday to have the Legislative Service Office draft a bill limiting the amount of Hathaway Scholarship funds used for University of Wyoming graduate school. Officials…

A University of Wyoming football player is facing felony charges after authorities say he pointed an unloaded handgun at two people. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Allen Smith III was charged Friday with two counts of aggravated assault and battery with the threat to use a drawn deadly weapon. Court records say two people told police…

The University of Wyoming’s new $105 million engineering education building opened for classes this fall. The Laramie Boomerang reports that last week hundreds of people attended the ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the Engineering Education and Research Building, which university and state officials see as helping make the college one of the nation’s top engineering schools. Former…

The University of Wyoming has announced plans to honor the Black 14 after they were cut from the school’s football team for wanting to protest during the civil rights movement. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that 14 student-athletes were dismissed for wanting to wear black armbands during a 1969 game against BYU in protest of the…

Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl is in line for a $100,000 bonus after his team upset Missouri 37-31. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Bohl’s contract calls for the award if the Cowboys beat a Power Five program in a regular-season game. Saturday’s victory in Laramie was the first such victory for Bohl, who is in…


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