By Bob Geha, Cowboy State Daily
University of Wyoming officials are working to fill the hole in the school’s football schedule with the announcement that Clemson will not play the Cowboys as scheduled in 2021.
But the University of Wyoming will be well-compensated for the cancellation.
“Clemson will pay Wyoming $1.1 million to buy out its contract to play the Cowboys during the 2021 season, according to the contract signed by both parties in July of 2013,” the Greenville News reported.
UW Athletic Director Tom Burman said the university is holding off on making formal comment on Clemson’s decision until a replacement game can be scheduled.
“We’re still trying to figure out how we can replace that game and Clemson’s working with us to solve that,” he told Cowboy State Daily.
The Cowboys were originally scheduled to play at Clemson in September 2021, but Clemson canceled the game in favor of one against Georgia.
Burman said the game was scheduled around 2009, before Clemson had gained national championship status.
He added a game against Georgia would be difficult for Clemson to pass up.
“That’s a big national game, I don’t know what the money is but the money’s going to be significant for them,” he said. “Those are the kinds of games schools like that are looking for.”
Burman said he will issue a formal statement about the game in about two weeks.