basketball http://wyomingpublicradio.net en “Cowboys” The Story Of The 1943 National Basketball Champions Hits The Big Screen http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/cowboys-story-1943-national-basketball-champions-hits-big-screen <p>The University of Wyoming won the national college basketball championship in 1943. Shortly after their triumph, several Cowboys started training for a bigger fight: World War II.</p><p>A new movie about the Cowboys’ epic championship game victory over St. John’s University in fabled Madison Square Garden premieres tonight, March 6, in Laramie at The Wyo Theater at 7pm.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:54:09 +0000 Bob Beck 54964 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net “Cowboys” The Story Of The 1943 National Basketball Champions Hits The Big Screen Basketball teams face Nevada http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/basketball-teams-face-nevada <p>Both the Wyoming men’s and women’s basketball teams open conference play this weekend.&nbsp; The Cowboys face Nevada on the road, while the Cowgirls host the Wolfpack in Laramie.</p><p></p><p>The Cowboys have yet to win a road game, and to win in Reno, the Pokes will have to shut down Nevada’s Deonte Burton, who is averaging 22 points a game.&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming Coach Larry Shyatt (SHY-at) says the entire team can score…</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 00:17:31 +0000 Bob Beck 52173 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Basketball teams face Nevada Martinez will serve time and pay restitution for misdemeanor battery http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/martinez-will-serve-time-and-pay-restitution-misdemeanor-battery <p></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Former University of Wyoming basketball player Luke Martinez has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and is serving a sentence of 45 days in the Albany County Jail.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p2">&nbsp;</p><p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:40:55 +0000 Bob Beck 45316 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Martinez will serve time and pay restitution for misdemeanor battery UW Senior Leonard Washington named to to NABC All-District Team http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-senior-leonard-washington-named-nabc-all-district-team <p></p><p></p><p>The National Association of Basketball Coaches has named The University of Wyoming’s Leonard Washington to the All-District 17 Second Team.</p><p></p><p>This is the second year in a row that Washington was named to the squad.&nbsp; The senior helped lead the Pokes to a 20-14 record and a berth in the College Basketball Invitational. He averaged of 12 and a half points and just over eight rebounds a game.&nbsp; Washington’s 12 double-doubles ranked second in the Mountain West during the regular season.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:09:39 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38575 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW Senior Leonard Washington named to to NABC All-District Team Cowboys take on Western Michigan tonight http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/cowboys-take-western-michigan-tonight <p></p><p>The Wyoming Cowboys will face a Mid-American Conference team in the second round of tonight’s College Basketball Invitational tournament.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Western Michigan had 21 wins and 12 losses this year and features two solid inside players in Junior Shayne Whittington and Freshman Darius Paul.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Wyoming Head Coach Larry Shyatt says they will have to be contained.</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:55:29 +0000 Bob Beck 38442 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Cowboys take on Western Michigan tonight Pokes beat Nevada in first round http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/pokes-beat-nevada-first-round <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Wyoming Cowboy’s Men’s Basketball beat Nevada 85-81 in the first round of the Mountain West Championships in Las Vegas last night.</p><p>Although the Pokes were down by four in the first half, they made a strong showing in the second, at one point holding a double-digit lead. Sophomore forward Larry Nance led the Cowboys with 19 points.&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming now advances to the quarterfinals where they’ll face number-one seed, New Mexico, at 7:30 tonight.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:24:19 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37920 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Pokes beat Nevada in first round Wyoming Cowboys Get Ready For CBI http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-cowboys-get-ready-cbi <p>While the Wyoming Cowboys Basketball team did not get invited to play in the National Invitation Tournament, players say they are still happy to be playing in the College Basketball Invitational.&nbsp; Head Coach Larry Shyatt says the key is that the team gets to keep playing and getting better.&nbsp; Wyoming center Adam Waddell says it&rsquo;s nice to play in the postseason.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:21:08 +0000 Bob Beck 20965 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Cowboys Get Ready For CBI Kenny Sailors to be inducted to Hall of Fame http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/kenny-sailors-be-inducted-hall-fame <p>Former Cowboys Basketball star and three-time All American Kenny Sailors of Laramie will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Missouri this fall.</p><p>Sailors, who is now 91, is the second Cowboy to join. His first college-level coach, Everett Shelton, was inducted in 2006.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:21:13 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 20845 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Kenny Sailors to be inducted to Hall of Fame