Latest from Dave Walsh
Dave Walsh: UW Student-Athletes Have That ‘Wow’ Factor
Dave Walsh writes, “I’ve always been impressed by the ability of the college athlete. What these young competitors do on the fields and floors, on the tracks and in the water is remarkable.”
Dave WalshJuly 13, 2023
Dave Walsh: It May Not Be A ‘Sport,’ But Downing 62 Hot Dogs In 10 Minutes Is Impressive
Dave Walsh writes, “I never would have believed that any human could eat and put that many hot dogs into a human stomach. I don’t know if this is a sport or if competitive eaters are athletes. Any way you look at it, that’s quite a physical feat for Joey Chestnut.”
Dave WalshJuly 06, 2023
Dave Walsh: For One Night, Embattled Yankees Pitcher German Was Perfect
Dave Walsh writes, “What a difference a few days make as well. Domingo German went from getting booed off the mound his previous start to a perfect game.”
Dave WalshJune 30, 2023
Dave Walsh: Jim Brandenburg’s UW Basketball Teams Were Gritty, Tough And Over-Achieving
Dave Walsh writes: “Wyoming very much took on the personality and style of their head coach. Jim Brandenburg teams played hard and tough. It was the Brandenburg style of play.”
Dave WalshJune 22, 2023
Dave Walsh: Remembering Former UW Men's Hoops Coach Jim Brandenburg As A Tough, Hands-On Leader Who Won — A Lot
Dave Walsh writes: “It was my privilege to call the last three seasons coach Brandenburg was at Wyoming. In those final three seasons under Brandenburg, the Cowboys would win 59 games, win a conference championship and make NIT and NCAA tournament appearances.”
Dave WalshJune 19, 2023
Dave Walsh: There’s Nothing Like The U.S. Open, Where Anyone Can Qualify And Play
Dave Walsh writes: There’s an added extra to this year’s U.S. Open. This will be the first major tournament played in the new PGA-LIV era. Less than two weeks ago, the PGA Tour merged with Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Golf and created a new golf league.
Dave WalshJune 15, 2023
Dave Walsh: It's 12 Weeks Before Wyoming Cowboys Football Begins
Columnist Dave Walsh writes, "What an opening game match-up that is for the Cowboys and their fans. A big-time opponent, from a big-time conference. And Cowboy fans have a great opportunity to take it all in, up close and personal. Wyoming versus Texas Tech, in War Memorial Stadium."
Dave WalshJune 09, 2023
Dave Walsh: Between The NBA And NHL, There’s Something So Final In The Air
Dave Walsh writes: “Finals will draw all kinds of different audiences. There are, of course, those who are regular fans and followers, which make up the biggest group. … In fact, there will be some who haven’t watched a minute of NBA all season who will take a peek of the finals.
Dave WalshJune 02, 2023
Dave Walsh: Track And Field Is Back Outdoors Where It’s At Its Best
Dave Walsh writes: “Like most, I prefer a clear day. It can be cool, but not freezing cold. I don’t mind bundling up a bit, but I don’t want to sit and shiver. I like the game to be played on a dry surface. Slipping and sliding on a slick surface can alter the game.”
Dave WalshMay 25, 2023
Dave Walsh: War Memorial Stadium Gets New Turf
Columnist Dave Walsh writes, "When the University of Wyoming Cowboys take on Texas Tech in War Memorial Stadium on Sept. 2, they will be playing on a new rug."
Dave WalshMay 12, 2023
By Dave Walsh: UW Athletic Programs Also Score High In The Classroom
Dave Walsh writes: “I’m so impressed by those who can compete in their sport at a very high level and all the while performing and achieving the classroom. Doing and accomplishing both, at the same time, is impressive.”
Dave WalshMay 04, 2023
Dave Walsh: The Brown and Gold Spring Game A UW Sports Annual Rite Of Passage
Dave Walsh writes: “It’s technically the final practice of the spring for the Wyoming Cowboys football team. Saturday’s 15th and final practice of the spring session is a bit more than that."
Dave WalshApril 27, 2023
Dave Walsh: Cowgirls Tennis On The Edge Of Making History With Conference Title
Dave Walsh writes: “It really doesn’t matter what sport we’re talking about. Wyoming vs. Air Force is very special in so many ways. And it could be anything from tennis to football to tiddlywinks. If it’s Wyoming vs. Air Force, it’s big.”
Dave WalshApril 21, 2023
Dave Walsh: UW Puts 10 Athlete-Scholars On Prestigious Honor Society List
Dave Walsh writes: “These are people who are not only challenged by athletic competition, they’re also challenged by the classroom. And these are folks who take on both challenges – and excel.”
Dave WalshApril 14, 2023
The 2023 Wyoming Cowboy Football Season Has Begun
Columnist Dave Walsh writes: Sure, the first game of the season is still five months away. But the 2023 Cowboy Football season began last week when the Pokes conducted their first spring practice.
Dave WalshApril 07, 2023
Dave Walsh: Tough Not To Be A Homer With My Alma Mater San Diego State In The Final Four
Dave Walsh writes: “San Diego State is second only to Wyoming on my list of favorite teams. Of course, that has a lot to do with being a San Diego native and a San Diego State alum.”
Dave WalshMarch 30, 2023
Dave Walsh: Transfer Portal, NIL Will Change College Sports As We Know In, Including At UW
Dave Walsh writes: “Let’s face it, there is really no such thing as “amateur” college sports anymore. College sports generates billions of dollars in revenue each year. Now players are getting a chunk of it."
Dave WalshMarch 23, 2023
Dave Walsh: Game On! Do The UW Cowgirls Have Another NIT Championship Run In Them?
Dave Walsh writes: “It’s a bold call to predict a victorious tournament run for any team. And it’s even a bit unfair to predict the kind of run the Cowgirls made in 2007 for this team. But this squad is good – very good.”
Dave WalshMarch 16, 2023
Dave Walsh: How ‘Bout Them Postseason-Bound Cowgirls?
Dave Walsh writes: The Cowgirls final record should be enough to get them in; 22 victories should be plenty to qualify. Add to that a runner-up finish, second place in the Mountain West Conference, and it seems the Cowgirls have done more than enough to play on.
Dave WalshMarch 09, 2023
Dave Walsh: UW’s Best Regular Season Closer Was A Conference-Winning Classic
Dave Walsh writes: The victory the Cowboys got March 2, 2002, is certainly one the biggest wins in University of Wyoming basketball history.
Dave WalshMarch 03, 2023
Dave Walsh: Even Announcers Can Be Done Dirty During Border War Rivalry Games
Dave Walsh writes: Midway through the first half I got a chill. It took a few moments before I realized what had happened. Someone seated directly behind had done me dirty and poured a soft drink down the back of my neck. It was enough to cut a wide, cold swath down my back to my pants. I was drenched with cola from neck to rear end.
Dave WalshFebruary 24, 2023
Dave Walsh: Conrad Dobler and Marty English – Two Pillars Of UW Football
Dave Walsh writes: Conrad Dobler passed away Sunday. Marty English retired this week. These are two people with very strong ties to University of Wyoming who made their marks on Cowboys football and the sport in general in different ways.
Dave WalshFebruary 17, 2023
Dave Walsh: Keep An Eye Out For Philly’s No. 22, Former UW Star Marcus Epps In The Super Bowl
Dave Walsh writes: No. 22 on the Philadelphia defense brings special interest. Former Wyoming Cowboy, Marcus Epps, will be manning the secondary for the Eagles."
Dave WalshFebruary 10, 2023
Dave Walsh: Recruiting Is The Lifeblood Of UW Football Program
Dave Walsh writes: Many recruiters, mainly Wyoming opponents of course, will say that living in Wyoming is like living on the moon. They will tell you that Laramie is like the North Pole."
Dave WalshFebruary 03, 2023
Dave Walsh: Watch For Trifecta Of Former UW Cowboys On NFL’s Championship Sunday
There are three former Wyoming Cowboys who will be playing this weekend in the NFL conference championship games. Logan Wilson of the Cincinnati Bengals, Marcus Epps of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Tashaun Gipson of the San Francisco 49ers. Gipson is in his 12th season in the NFL.
Dave WalshJanuary 26, 2023
Dave Walsh: Josh Allen vs. Logan Wilson Is Biggest Showdown But Former Pokes In All Four Games
Dave Walsh writes: There will be quite a few players competing in these NFL playoff games who once played in the Brown and Gold at the University of Wyoming. There will be former Wyoming Cowboys playing in all four games."
Dave WalshJanuary 20, 2023
Dave Walsh: Watch Former Cowboys In The NFL Playoffs
Dave Walsh writes: Im one of those who just really loves football and then theres the Pokes in the Pros' factor. There are 11 former Wyoming Cowboys football players on current NFL rosters and many will play this weekend."
Dave WalshJanuary 13, 2023
Dave Walsh: In An Instant On Monday Night Football, Sports Didn’t Matter
Columnist Dave Walsh writes: That whole situation, that entire scene, I had never seen before. It was like a tragedy that was unfolding in a fog. I hadnt experienced anything like this at a football game!
Dave WalshJanuary 06, 2023
Dave Walsh Predicts Wyoming Will Win Arizona Bowl
Columist Dave Walsh writes: Although the Cowboys have been hit by the injury bug and Wyoming's leading rusher was dismissed by the team, the Cowboys will be prepared and anxious to play."
Dave WalshDecember 29, 2022
Dave Walsh: University Of Wyoming Sports Gives Fans Plenty For The Holidays
Dave Walsh writes: The Wyoming Cowboys will be opening their Christmas present next Friday in Tucson, Arizona. The Arizona Bowl is their gift, and the Ohio Bobcats are their challenge.
Dave WalshDecember 23, 2022
Dave Walsh: College Football Bowl Season Is Here!
Columnist Dave Walsh writes: "I really enjoy the game, especially in person, but College Football on television is still a big favorite of mine. Sowall to wall coverage, bowl games on the tube nearly every day, is fine by me.
Dave WalshDecember 16, 2022
Dave Walsh: Arizona Bowl Has Been Good To The Cowboys
Dave Walsh writes: The 2019 Arizona Bowl, the game itself, would be one of those wonderful successes for the Cowboys. An offensive explosion led to a 38-17 win over Georgia State, and was one of the most important and impressive Wyoming bowl wins, ever!
Dave WalshDecember 09, 2022
Dave Walsh: Bold Prediction Puts Cowboys In Arizona Bowl
Dave Walsh writes: For most of College Football America, the biggest and most interesting day of the weekend is Sunday. After all those conference championships have been staged, there comes college footballs Selection Sunday.
Dave WalshDecember 01, 2022
Dave Walsh: It’s A Time For Family, Which Is What The Pokes Are
Dave Walsh writes: Your team becomes your family. Your teammates are your brothers and sisters. Coaches are often looked upon as father or mother-figures, or even older brothers or sisters.
Dave WalshNovember 25, 2022
Dave Walsh: ‘Safety Dance’ Was Born From Wyoming’s First And Only Win Over Boise State
Dave Walsh writes: The Cowboys had scored a safety with 1:25 showing on the clock. Josiah Hall shuffled across the end zone with his hands clasped above his head, signaling safety. The safety dance was born.
Dave WalshNovember 18, 2022
Dave Walsh: For Wyoming Football, Nothing’s More Special Than A Border War Win
Dave Walsh writes: The Border War game is special for all Cowboy football players, dating back more than a century. Saturdays game will be the 114th Border War, and the teams will play for the 77th year in a row.
Dave WalshNovember 11, 2022
Dave Walsh: UW Football And Basketball On The Same Day
Columnist Dave Walsh writes: "There were many times back in the '90's, and right on through present day, when a Cowboy Football game and a Cowboy Basketball game, somehow got scheduled on the same day."
Dave WalshNovember 04, 2022
Dave Walsh: When Barry Sanders And The Oklahoma State Cowboys Came To Laramie
Dave Walsh writes: It was during a 1987 pre-game discussion when the Oklahoma State SID told of a young back-up running back who, as he said, was even better than Thurman Thomas. Barry Sanders would win the Heisman the next season.
Dave WalshOctober 28, 2022
Dave Walsh: Much On The Line For UW Football With 3 Straight Trophy Games
Columnist Dave Walsh writes: The Wyoming Cowboys are entering a three-game stretch where they will play their three trophy game one after another."
Dave WalshOctober 20, 2022