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Pokes set to air on ROOT SPORTS this fall
Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports
The Mountain West Conference and ROOT SPORTS announced Thursday that eight Mountain West games will be televised by ROOT Sports during the 2014 college football season.
The Wyoming Cowboys will be featured in three of those eight games, including the Aug. 30 home game versus Montana, and road games at Colorado State on Oct. 25 and at New Mexico on Nov. 29. Game times were also set for those three UW games.
The Cowboys' home game vs. Montana will kick off at 2 p.m.
The road game at CSU is scheduled for 5 p.m., and the regular-season finale at New Mexico is set to kick off at either 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.
"We are extremely pleased that ROOT SPORTS will once again be televising several Wyoming Football games this coming season," said Tom Burman, University of Wyoming Director of Athletics. "The games televised on ROOT SPORTS are a great fit for our fan base as ROOT's footprint reaches a large number of Cowboy fans. We value the relationship that has been built between the good people at ROOT SPORTS, the Mountain West Conference and our athletic department -- a relationship that is now entering its third year.
"It is very positive for us to have our program and our student-athletes showcased on a quality network that also features the likes of the Colorado Rockies."
"We are excited to launch our Mountain West coverage this year with Cowboy football," said ROOT SPORTS General Manager David Woodman. "We look forward to another great year of bringing all the game action to the loyal fans of Wyoming in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond."
In 2014, ROOT SPORTS will televise over 170 live, exclusive collegiate events annually featuring matchups from conferences including the Mountain West, Big 12, Big Sky, ACC, Big East, West Coast Conference, and Conference USA.The Wyoming Cowboys will also be featured on five ESPN network channels.
Nance invited to camp
The University of Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. has been invited to the prestigious Nike Big Man Skills Academy from Monday to Wednesday in Union, N.J. Due to an ACL injury in February, Nance will be unable to compete in drills but will be on hand to observe and learn.
"To be invited to this event is an honor for me and the entire Wyoming team," Nance said. "This will include some of the best big men in the country and I obviously couldn't have been invited without the help of my teammates, so I thank them for that.
"I'm really looking forward to just watching, listening and learning from the coaches and players. I've been taught certain skills and techniques for three years, but if I can incorporate some of the things that are included at this camp, that could help take me to the next level."