Randle Declared Eligible for Competition

Oct. 2, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming offensive guard Henry Randle has been declared eligible to compete for the remainder of the Cowboys' football season after successfully completing work on a Communication and Journalism Independent Study course, Senior Associate Athletics Director Barbara Burke announced Wednesday.

Randle, a senior from St. Louis, Mo., was declared ineligible for Wyoming's first five games of the season because he had not completed requirements for the summer Independent Study course. Randle's certification of eligibility could not be completed, rendering him academically ineligible for competition. Upon completion of course requirements, his eligibility was certified by the normal departmental and university process.

"For the record, I wish to state that this resolution was reached and successfully completed solely under my direction," said Dr. Kenneth Smith, department head for Communication and Journalism. "This was achieved independently of the Athletic Academic Counseling Office."

After starting the final seven games of the 2002 season at right tackle, Randle was a projected starter at right guard for 2003. He had started 16 of 23 games for the Cowboys over the previous two seasons. He transferred to Wyoming from Coffeyville (Kans.) Community College following the 2000 season.

"I hope Henry can make a contribution to the team," Head Coach Joe Glenn said. "I know it's important to him in that this is his final season."