Dave Walsh “Voice of Wyoming Cowboys” Joins Cowboy State Daily

Cowboy State Daily on Tuesday announced the addition of Dave Walsh, the "Voice of the Wyoming Cowboys," to the digital news organizations staff.

March 29, 20223 min read

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Cowboy State Daily on Tuesday announced the addition of Dave Walsh to the digital news organization’s staff.

Walsh, known as the “Voice of the Wyoming Cowboys” for calling the play-by-play of both football and basketball games for the University of Wyoming for nearly four decades, will write a weekly column for Cowboy State Daily beginning on Friday.

Jimmy Orr, editor of Cowboy State Daily, said the addition of Walsh is significant because it further signals that “we are 100% Wyoming.”

“Dave Walsh is Wyoming,” Orr said. “No one is more of a household name than Dave Walsh. We are thrilled to have him on our team.”

Walsh has called more than 1,500 games for the Wyoming Cowboys.  During that stretch, he called out the names of many UW legends who went on to play in the NFL and the NBA such as Josh Allen, Fennis Dembo, Theo Ratliff, Larry Nance, Jr., Jay Novacek, and Logan Wilson.

Walsh said he was looking forward to putting his stories down on “paper.”

“I’m so excited to tell my stories and share my Wyoming experiences, accumulated over the last 40 years,” Walsh said. “We’ll be recounting some unique and extraordinary games, and there have been many of those.”

Walsh said his column will have a sports hook but will be broader than just a recap of games.

“There are so many places and things to write about, but it’s the people who I have come in contact with over the years who have provided most of the memories, and fodder for these columns,” Walsh said.

Orr said Dave Walsh was one of the top-two targets for Cowboy State Daily. He said bringing both Walsh and Wyoming meteorologist Don Day to the team was a priority.

The rapidly expanding organization will soon announce more hires, including a state government/political reporter, an energy reporter, a business/tourism reporter and a public lands, wildlife, and agriculture reporter.

“And this is just the start. We’re just beginning,” Orr said.  “It’s an exciting time for Wyoming journalism.”

Walsh’s column will be published on Friday and joins columns by other Wyoming authors such as Bill Sniffin, Rod Miller, Cat Urbigkit, and Dave Simpson.

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