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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spread of the disease.

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Coaches, players and team executives don’t exactly shrug when major injuries occur on an NFL field. They don’t bury their heads in the turf about it, and they certainly don’t wave a white flag in surrender.

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The Pac-12 is set to kickoff a seven-game football season Nov. 6 after it followed the Big Ten in overturning an August decision to punt on playing in the fall because of concerns about COVID-19.

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CASPER — Once the Big Ten changed course and announced earlier this week that it will play a fall football season beginning in late October, players, coaches and fans of Wyoming and the rest of the Mountain West schools began asking the same question: Are we going to get a fall season, too?

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SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them "a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service" before the November election.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr's message was clear: Aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence.

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LANSING, Mich (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said Thursday her requirement that athletes wear masks applies to Big Ten football in Michigan, but a face shield will suffice for players and the administration is open to potentially changing the order.

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LARAMIE — Having played his pee wee football games a hop, skip and a jump away from the old Mile High Stadium, Denver Broncos nose tackle and former University of Wyoming player Mike Purcell had dreams of professional football that not everyone around him thought were particularly realistic.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West announced the indefinite postponement of all scheduled fall sports contests and MW championship events in response to ongoing challenges with the effective mitigation and management of the COVID-19 virus in conjunction with athletic competition. Th…

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President Donald Trump on Monday joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches calling to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown as supporters pushed the premise that the players are safer because of their sport.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West Board of Directors agreed Wednesday on an adjusted 2020 fall sports structure for football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross-country. The board said this decision is designed to allow additional time to monitor ongoing…

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LARAMIE – Quinn Weidemann began her sophomore year by being voted as a team captain. The Omaha, Nebraska, native had not yet started a game for the Cowgirls, but her impact was already felt her teammates.

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LARAMIE -- Head coach Pete Cuadrado and the University of Wyoming women’s soccer team opened up pre-season practices for the upcoming year on Tuesday afternoon and will continue the remainder of the week at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. They will alternate morning and afternoon practic…

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CASPER (WNE) — The University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium will likely be kept at roughly a quarter of its capacity in the coming season and student capacity may be slashed by as much as two-thirds, the school’s athletic director told faculty Monday night.

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TEMPE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2020 Division I Women’s scholar-athletes and All-Academic Teams on Monda. Five Cowgirls — Oleksandra Balaba, Mihaela Kaftanova, Ida Krause, Clara Mansart and Ana Royo — were honored as scholar-athletes.

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LARAMIE -- The Mountain West Conference announced the results of its 2020 Preseason Media Poll, and the Wyoming Cowboys were picked to finish second in the Mountain Division by conference media members. The Cowboys received a total of 90 points, including one first-place vote. It is the seco…

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LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming and University of Arizona athletics departments announced a future home-and-home football series. Wyoming will travel to Tucson, Arizona, on Sept. 14, 2030, to play the Wildcats. Arizona will play in Laramie on Sept. 17, 2033.

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On Oct. 14, 1962, police in Battle Creek, Michigan, punched a 13-year-old Black youth in the jaw so hard it sent him to the hospital. Now 71, that kid has a lifetime of both discrimination and accomplishment behind him, yet he remembers the encounter vividly.

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LARAMIE – University of Wyoming redshirt junior offensive lineman Patrick Arnold, who started 10 games for the Cowboys over two seasons, has opted to retire from football and instead pursue his master’s degree in physiology, he announced on Twitter on Saturday afternoon.

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LARAMIE – When you've been roommates for your entire college career, you tend to learn the tendencies of your partner in crime.

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LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is sponsoring the first Tracing Our Roots Virtual 5K Walk/Run for alumni and friends Saturday, June 20, to commemorate the association’s first meeting 125 years ago. The exact same date in 1895 also is when UW’s school colors were…

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LARAMIE – Though he's been surrounded by family and friends in Colorado, Alijah Halliburton has admittedly spent the better part of the past three weeks stuck inside the depths of his own head.

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LARAMIE – Season ticket renewals for the University of Wyoming football season have been extended to June 15 in an effort to ease the minds of potential buyers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, UW associate athletics director for ticketing and sales Joe Verschueren told WyoSports on Friday.

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LARAMIE − When you’ve been around college football for as long as University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl has, things have a funny way of coming full circle.

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LARAMIE – Life’s inevitable highs and lows have a funny way of announcing themselves. Dan Starzinski has run the entire gamut in recent months, weeks and even days.

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LARAMIE – Shooting guard Marcus Williams of Dickinson, Texas and Indian River State College (Florida) forward Drew LaMont have verbally committed to play at the University of Wyoming, both announced on Twitter on Thursday. Williams and LaMont are the third and fourth commits for the Cowboys …

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LARAMIE – Indian Hills Community College guard Drake Jeffries has verbally committed to play at the University of Wyoming, he announced on Twitter late Saturday night.