March 29, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming fans will once again see their Cowboys face some of the nation's top teams in War Memorial Stadium this coming season as 2009 Top 25 ranked Boise State and Utah are among the six home opponents for the Pokes this coming season. Added to that are home games versus longtime conference rivals Air Force, Colorado State and San Diego State. The season will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 4 versus Southern Utah with the first night game in War Memorial Stadium since the 2004 season.
The season opener versus Southern Utah will be played at 7 p.m. to showcase the enhancements to War Memorial Stadium that have been completed over the past year.
Two weeks later, the Cowboys will host Boise State on Saturday, Sept. 18 in a second night game (kickoff set for 6 p.m.) that will be televised nationally on CBS College Sports. The Boise State Broncos concluded the 2009 season ranked No. 4 in both the final Associated Press Poll and USA Today Coaches' Poll. The Broncos are ranked in the Top Five in numerous 2010 preseason polls as they return the majority of their team, including leading All-America candidate, quarterback Kellen Moore.
League play will open for the Pokes on Saturday, Sept. 25 when they host Air Force at noon. The other three conference home games will feature Utah on Saturday, Oct. 16 in a 4:00 p.m. game. The Utes ended the `09 season ranked No. 18 by both AP and the USA Today Coaches' Polls. San Diego State will travel to Laramie on Saturday, Oct. 30 for a game beginning at noon, and the home finale will feature the "Border War" between Wyoming and Colorado State on Saturday, Nov. 20 at noon. The Wyoming-CSU game is being played the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving, while UW students are still on campus.
"We feel that we are again playing one of the top schedules in the country," said second-year head coach Dave Christensen. "In Boise State, we will have one of the top-ranked teams in the nation playing in front of our fans.
"In our first season, we made significant strides in our program, ending the season with a win in the New Mexico Bowl. We're looking forward to playing one of the most competitive schedules in college football this coming year. Last year, our schedule was ranked the eighth toughest in the country, and I believe this year's schedule will be even more challenging. We will be playing five teams that ended last season ranked in the Top 25 in Boise State, Texas, TCU, Utah and BYU.
"A year ago, we had an opportunity to play Texas on national television before a sellout crowd at home, and I expect the night game against Boise this year will feature that same atmosphere for a nationally-televised game.
"By playing such a challenging schedule as we build this program, it gives us an opportunity to earn respect on a national level."
In addition to playing in one of the strongest football conferences in the nation -- the Mountain West -- Wyoming continues to schedule many of the most prominent, non-conference opponents in college football.
"We are very excited to have such an outstanding home schedule in 2010," said UW Athletics Director Tom Burman. "We have worked hard to develop home football schedules that will reward our fan base for their great support and position our program for national exposure. With Texas coming to Laramie last year, Boise this year, Nebraska in 2011 and Oregon and Missouri in future seasons, we have aggressively sought out some of the top programs in the country."
Other Notes on Wyoming's 2010 Football Schedule
Season tickets are on sale now for the 2010 Wyoming Football season. Cowboy fans are encouraged to purchase season tickets on-line at www.WyomingAthletics.com. One of the best incentives for purchasing on-line is a great offer from the Cowboy Joe Club. The CJC is offering members five priority points for purchasing on-line.
This year, the University of Wyoming Athletics Department is offering discounts on season tickets purchased prior to April 5. The cost of a season ticket for the 2010 Wyoming Football season is $170 per ticket if purchased prior to April 5 and $182 after April 5. UW faculty and staff season tickets are $142 each if purchased prior to April 5 and $154 after April 5.
Fans may purchase a season-ticket Family Plan. Each season ticket in a Family Plan sells for $100 with a required minimum purchase of four tickets for a total of $400 for a Family Plan of four season tickets.
Cowboy 3-Packs are also available for purchase, allowing fans to choose either the Boise State game and two other games in a 3-pack or the Colorado State game and two other games in a 3-pack. The Boise State 3-Pack will cost $84 per ticket for each 3-pack. The CSU 3-Pack will cost $75 per ticket.
Fans who have questions or need additional information on purchasing tickets for 2010 Wyoming Football games can call the UW Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 922-9461 or (307) 766-4850, or visit www.WyomingAthletics.com.