Cowboys' Participation in Great Alaska Shootout Confirmed

July 26, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming Athletics Director Lee Moon confirmed Friday that the Cowboys' participation in the 2002 Great Alaska Shootout was within the guidelines set by the NCAA, and the Mountain West Conference.

An internet story that appeared earlier this week had indicated Wyoming was not eligible to compete in the Shootout because it did not comply with the NCAA's "2-in-4 exempted tournament" rule. The article was incorrect.

"We knew this was not an issue, and were confident that our participation in the Shootout was never in question," Moon said. "We want to assure our fans, especially those who made plans to make the trip, that the Cowboys will compete in the tournament."