The Bulldogs are six days away from officially joining the Mountain West on July 1. GoBulldogs.com will be previewing a MW school each day leading up to July 1. Today's Mountain West spotlight is the University of Wyoming
June 26, 2012
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University of Wyoming
|Wyoming Quick Facts|
|| Dr. Tom Buchanan
|| Tom Burman
|| Brown and Gold
|| Cowboys & Cowgirls
|University of Wyoming|
|Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium
|QB Brett Smith
2011 MW Freshman of the Year
Men's: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field, Wrestling
Women's: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Football: Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium (29,181)
Men's & Women's Basketball: Arena Auditorium (15,028)
Volleyball: UniWyo Sports Complex (1,200)
MW Championships (not including tournament championships for those sports that crown both a regular season and tournament championship):
Men's Basketball: 2 (2001*, 2002)
* denotes co-champions
Jerry Buss - owner of the Los Angeles Lakers
Dick Cheney - former Vice-President of the United States of America (George W. Bush President), former U.S. Congressman, former White House Chief Of Staff (served under Gerald Ford) and former U.S. Defense Secretary (served under George H. W. Bush)
Sheridan Downey - Democratic U.S. Senator for California 1939-1950
Matt Mead - Governor of Wyoming
Stephen Nicholas - founder of Incarnation Children's Center (for children with AIDS/HIV); chief of pediatrics, Harlem Hospital
Craig Thomas - U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator
Chuck Pagano - head coach for the Indianapolis Colts
Paul Andrews - Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Kroenke Sports Enterprise
Malcolm Floyd, NFL player
Adam Goldberg, NFL player
Art Howe, former MLB player and manager
Jim Kiick, former NFL player, member of the 1972 Miami Dolphins undefeated team
Jay Novacek, former NFL player, five-time pro bowler, three-time Super Bowl Champion
Chuck Pagano, head coach of Indianapolis Colts
Theo Ratliff, former NBA player
Ken Sailors, former NBA player, invented the jump shot
Scott Usher, Olympic swimmer
The skiing programs won the 1968 and 1985 NCAA Division I National Championships.
The men's basketball team won the 1943 NCAA National Championship.
The club hockey team won the National Championship in 2001.
Sitting at 7,215 feet above sea level, War Memorial Stadium is the highest Division I college football stadium in the nation.
The nickname Cowboys was used as early as 1891 when a true cowboy assisted the Wyoming football team against a team from Cheyenne, Wyo.
The Wyoming Cowboys rival is Colorado State. Wyoming and Colorado State meet annually in the Border War; the winner receives the Bronze Boot trophy. The boot was worn by a member of the Colorado State ROTC during the Vietnam War.
Fresno State-Wyoming Classic:
Oct. 31, 1992 - In the first-ever meeting between the Bulldogs and Cowboys on the football field, Fresno State defeated UW 42-31 at Bulldog Stadium.
Aided by two Wyoming turnovers, the 'Dogs scored on four of their first five possessions to take a commanding 28-0 lead after the first quarter. However, the Bulldog offense stalled in the middle quarters and by the start of the fourth quarter, Wyoming had cut the lead down to three, 28-25.
Fresno State finally got back on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter on an Anthony Daigle touchdown run and Daigle later sealed the game with his third TD of the game, a three-yard plunge with 2:35 left. Daigle ran for 81 yards on 14 carries and his three TDs while Ron Rivers had 105 yards rushing and one score and Lorenzo Neal added 98 yards on the ground. Quarterback Trent Dilfer completed 19-of-30 passes for 282 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the win .
Also of Note: An early goal by Nicole Gutierrez in the third minute was all the Fresno State women's soccer team needed to beat Wyoming back on Sept. 16, 2007 in the only game played between the schools in soccer. Fresno State went on to finish the 2007 season with a 13-7-1 record, tied for second in the WAC during the regular season and reached the championship game of the WAC Tournament.
|Fresno State's Series History with Wyoming|
||4-3, Wyoming leads
||Dec. 19, 2009 - UW 35, FS 28 in Albuquerque, N.M. (2009 New Mexico Bowl)
||9-6, Fresno State leads
||Feb. 20, 1997 - FS 76, UW 68 in Fresno, Calif.
||8-8, Series Tied
||Feb. 26, 1998 - UW 78, FS 70 in Laramie, Wyo.
||10-8, Wyoming leads
||Sept. 5, 2009 - FS 3, UW 1 in Laramie, Wyo.
|| Never Met
||1-0, Fresno State leads
||Sept. 16, 2007 - FS 1, UW 0 in Laramie, Wyo.