Special Promotions Planned for Rivalry Game Between the Cowboys and Falcons on Wednesday

Jan. 9, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

One of the most exciting series in the recent history of Mountain West Conference basketball will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in Wyoming's Arena-Auditorium as the Wyoming Cowboys host the Air Force Falcons in a 7:00 p.m. game. The Cowboys will enter the game 8-7 overall, 1-1 in conference play, while Air Force comes to Laramie with a 14-1 record, and a 2-0 MWC mark.

Over the past five seasons, the two teams have played four overtime games, including a four-overtime thriller won by the Cowboys in 2002 in Laramie and a single-overtime Wyoming victory last season in the Double A.

In addition to the great rivalry that has developed between the Cowboys and Falcons, the University of Wyoming Athletics Department has planned several special promotions for the game on Wednesday night.

Among the promotions that will take place Wednesday night are:

1.Verizon Wireless will give away 4,000 rally towels to Cowboy fans as they enter the Arena-Auditorium.

2. $300.00 in textbooks for UW students will be given away in a raffle at Wednesday's contest. Each UW student will receive a raffle ticket prior to the game, which will enter them in a drawing for the $300.00 in textbooks. That drawing will take place prior to the conclusion of Wednesday's Mountain West contest.

3. The Second Annual mascot game will also be held at halftime of Wednesday's game. The mascots will be signing autographs in the concourse prior to the game. At halftime, the mascot basketball game will pit the Wyoming Mascots against the Colorado Mascots. The mascots that will be competing are:

Colorado Team

  • Miles from the Denver Broncos
  • Dinger from the Colorado Rockies
  • Rapidman from the Colorado Rapids
  • Slapshot from the Colorado Eagles
  • Falcon from the Air Force Academy

    Wyoming Team

  • Pistol Pete
  • Inflate-a-Poke
  • Custer from the Wyoming Cavalry
  • Thunderbird from Casper College
  • Hobart from the Casper Rockies