Cowboys games on TV

The Mountain West Conference released the 2020 football TV schedule on Tuesday and all eight Wyoming Football games will be televised by either CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) or FS1.

Wyoming’s season opener at Nevada on Oct. 24 will be the first of six Cowboy games to be televised by CBSSN this coming season. CBSSN will also televise: Wyoming’s road game at Colorado State on Thursday, Nov. 5; UW’s home game vs. Air Force on Saturday, Nov. 14; the Pokes’ home game vs. Utah State on Nov. 19; Wyoming’s road game at New Mexico on Dec. 5; and the Cowboys’ home game vs. Boise State on Dec. 12.

FS1 will air two Cowboy games in 2020. UW’s home game on Oct. 30 versus Hawaii will be televised on FS1, and Wyoming’s road game at UNLV on Friday, Nov. 27 will also be telecast by FS1.

Wyoming’s eight-game schedule will feature five games against opponents who played in the postseason last year, including four home games versus postseason teams highlighted by home contests against both 2019 MW Division Champions Hawaii and Boise State.

Wanted: CWD-testing samples

As hunters bag their harvest this fall, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking for a lymph node sample from deer and elk for chronic wasting disease testing in focused monitoring hunt areas across Wyoming. Hunters are an important component in helping Game and Fish understand the disease and achieve CWD monitoring goals.

“We are asking hunters in these hunt areas to please submit a lymph node sample from their harvested deer or elk for testing,” said Hank Edwards, Wildlife Health Laboratory supervisor. “The samples hunters submit are critical to monitoring CWD within Wyoming’s deer and elk populations.”

Hunters outside this year’s focused surveillance areas can still submit a sample for testing. Hunters can learn how to take a sample by watching a video on the Game and Fish website. Hunters can also have animals sampled at any game check station this season or at the Game and Fish Headquarters or regional offices from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Results from CWD testing are available online within three weeks. Hunters can expedite results within 10 working days for a $30 fee; contact the Wyoming State Veterinary Lab in Laramie at 307-766-9925 for more information.

Virus cancels football for Burns

Due to COVID-19 quarantines, the Burns Broncs 2A football team will not play its scheduled game against Torrington. Its game against Newcastle has been rescheduled for Oct. 29.

“I feel awful for the kids. It has always been about student safety and still is,” Burns athletics director Barry Ward told “We are thrill that Newcastle has agreed to reschedule our game on Oct. 29 and give the kids from both schools an opportunity to play one more game.”

The Newcastle-Buffalo and Powell-Douglas games were canceled earlier this season due to COVID-19 outbreaks, but all of those teams resumed their schedules the following week.

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