UW sports live chat replay

Here’s the replay from my weekly live chat on University of Wyoming sports on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Lots of good questions and dialogue from Wyoming’s season-opening 40-34 triple-overtime win over Northern Illinois last week, as well as some UW hoops news as Pine Bluffs’ Hunter Thompson committed to play for the Pokes earlier this week.

I will live chat from the UW-Nebraska football game Saturday, starting at 9:45 a.m. from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. Links to the chat will be at wyosoprts.net and this blog.

For more UW sports coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang and log on to wyosports.net.

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My AP top 25 college football poll

I was asked to be a voter in The Associated Press College Football Poll this year, and I’ve done so many times in the past. I also voted in the Harris Poll, which was the human element in the old Bowl Championship Series format of figuring out a national champion.

Here is how I voted in this week’s poll, which wasn’t easy to come by based on a crazy and exciting opening weekend.

My poll                                                   Real poll

1. Alabama                                            1. Alabama

2. Clemson                                            2. Clemson
3. Florida State                                      3. Florida State
4. Ohio State                                         4. Ohio State
5. Michigan                                           5. Michigan
6. Stanford                                            6. Houston
7. Houston                                           7. Stanford
8. Tennessee                                        8. Washington
9. Michigan State                                  9. Georgia
10. TCU                                              10. Wisconsin

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Cowboys begin preparations for Cornhuskers

Labor Day was no holiday for Wyoming football and the people who cover the team.

Coach Craig Bohl held his weekly news conference Monday afternoon, and the team began its preparations for its next game Saturday at Nebraska.

Here is the link to Bohl’s entire news conference.

http://www.wyosports.net/university_of_wyoming/facebook-live-craig-bohl-s-sept-news-conference/article_94c43ef2-7392-11e6-97cd-5b98c7d9d6f1.html

No significant changes to the Cowboys’ depth chart this week. Take a look for yourself.

Wyoming depth chart vs. Nebraska

Wyoming depth chart vs. Nebraska

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UW beats Northern Illinois 40-34 in 3OT; what we learned

The No. 1 think I learned from watching Wyoming beat Northern Illinois 40-34 in triple overtime: You  never know what to expect covering college football.

A game that was supposed to start at 8:30 p.m. didn’t start until 10:20 p.m. due to severe weather with a lot of rain and lightning. The lightning was what delayed the game. After redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Allen’s 7-yard TD run to win he game in the third overtime, it was 2:35 a.m. Sunday when the game ended.

Here are the highlights of UW’s game-winning drive, capped by Allen’s run, and of Northern Illinois kicker Christia Hagen missing a 38-yard field goal in that third overtime.

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Wyoming vs. Northern Illinois football live chat replay

Here’s the replay of my live chat from the University of Wyoming’s 40-34 triple overtime victory over Northern Illinois that started late Saturday night and ended Sunday morning at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

For more UW and prep sports coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang. Log on to wyosports.net and log, and check back to this blog.

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Wyoming vs. Northern Illinois State football primer

Some news, notes and quotes for Wyoming’s season-opening game Saturday night at home against Northern Illinois. Kick off is at 8:30 p.m. at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised by CBS Sports Network.

First, my No. 1 key for the Cowboys:

Craig Bohl

Craig Bohl

A good start: Third-year UW coach Craig Bohl said earlier this week he wants his team to start strong and finish stronger throughout the season. The Cowboys must get off to a good start, which was a problem last season as they were outscored 125-28 in the first quarter. Finishing stronger won’t make a difference if UW finds itself in an early hole like it did most of the 2015.

Agree or disagree? For more keys and coverage of the game, see Saturday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.

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UW sports live chat replay

Here’s the replay of my first live chat on University of Wyoming sports of the fall season on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Some great conversation and questions on UW football and basketball, along with other topics in sports. I also will host a live chat for the UW-Northern Illinois football game Saturday. The chat will start at 8:15 p.m., and links will be at wyosports.net and this blog.

For more UW and prep sports coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang. Log on to wyosports.net, and also check back to this blog.

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Cowboys release depth chart for opener vs. Northern Illinois

We’re finally in game-week mode for Wyoming football, and that means the first depth chart of the regular season.

Instead of just listing names, here is a photo of the first depth chart.

Wyoming football depth chart vs. Northern Illinois

Wyoming football depth chart vs. Northern Illinois

Not a lot of big surprises here. Perhaps the biggest is redshirt freshman walk-on Josiah Hall starting at one defensive end spot over sophomore Kevin Prosser. Both will play, but Hall gives UW a little more size at 237 pounds. Prosser is 215. Third-year UW coach Craig Bohl said: “It’s not a knock on Prosser, but more of a compliment to Hall.”

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40-yard dash feature: Brian Hill

This is the second of a season-long video series called 40-yard dash.

Myself, along with the help of WyoSports editor Jeremiah Johnke behind the camera, Wyoming football players meet him at the 40-yard line at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. I asked them questions until they got to the end zone.

Hoping to have a little fun with this, and from the looks of it, the players did.

Junior running back Brian Hill is this week’s feature. Having Hill for this week’s feature seemed appropriate since WyoSports’ 68-page UW football preview section was in Sunday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang. Hill was on the cover, and the theme of the section played off his name: “King of the Hill.”

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Images from UW football fall camp

Fall camp concluded for Wyoming Saturday with its second and final scrimmage.

Hope you enjoyed the video highlights and interviews I posted throughout camp. I shot a few photos I wanted to share that I though were fun and somewhat funny.

Brendan Turelli and his short shorts.

Brendan Turelli and his short shorts.

First, senior long snapper Brendan Turelli is one of my favorite guys on the team. A great guy who does his job well. During the last week of camp, Turelli and senior punter Ethan Wood got some pairs of workout shorts from UW’s equipment guys, and they are very much old school. Here is Turelli showing them off. Sorry for the titled angle on all these photos you are about to see. Both Wood and Turelli said they made them look like your old-school gym teacher/coach. I think that description does it justice.

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