Edward Seidel

University of Wyoming President Hopeful Fall Sports Can Be Resurrected

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Could Wyoming have a football season this year?

Never say never. University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel issued a statement on Thursday stating he is “hopeful” that fall sports can be resurrected.

Although he didn’t specifically mention football and he didn’t specifically mention timing, he did say the university and its “colleagues” are working to find a way to bring sports back.

“Due to recent advances in COVID-19 testing technology, and in light of the decision by the Big Ten Conference to return to competition in October, I am hopeful that we will find a safe path forward to get our athletics program back in business,” Seidel said.

“Our coaches and players have done a phenomenal job of preparing in this difficult period. They have done every single thing asked of them, and I couldn’t be more proud of their work ethic — they have truly exhibited what it means to be a Cowboy or Cowgirl at the University of Wyoming,” he said.

“Our athletics director, Tom Burman, and our Department of Athletics are working hard with their colleagues to bring the postponement to an end for the Cowboys and Cowgirls,” he said. “We’re not able to announce anything right now, but be assured that we’re doing everything we can to make it happen.”

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