Our biggest stories of 2019
LARAMIE -- We launched on June 1, and if our analytics are correct, 7220sports.com has published 511 stories in that time frame.
That's nearly 2.5 stories about the Cowboys every single day.
Since we were a tad busy in Tucson during the New Year, we figured this week would be a good time to re-share the Top-10 most-read stories of 2019.
Plus, does anyone really want football season to be over? We sure don't.
10. Williams to make first career start in Arizona Bowl
TUCSON, Ariz., — Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl announced Monday afternoon that true freshman Levi Williams will make his first career start under center against Georgia State in the Arizona Bowl. Read that story HERE.
9. The broken warrior
PUEBLO, Colo., — His battle scars are blatant. Whether it’s the elbows, shoulders, wrists or knees, his prominent disfigurement dictates a tale all on its own.
Oh, the knees.
Gaudy foot-long stitching surrounds large, lumpy swollen masses. Those marks are visual evidence of more than 30 surgeries, including nine knee replacements alone in the right one. Doctors urged him to amputate it. Staph infections and unusable tissue almost left him no choice. Read more about Conrad Dobler right HERE.
8. BREAKING: Vander Waal adds name to transfer portal
LARAMIE — Tyler Vander Waal, Wyoming’s sophomore quarterback, who has started the team’s last four games, added his name to the NCAA transfer portal Tuesday.
Now that is Vander Waal’s name has been added, any college coach in the country can reach out to him for his services. However, if Vander Waal signs with another FBS program, he will still have to sit out for a full academic year. Read that full story HERE.
7. Bohl on Addazio hire: ‘No comment’
LARAMIE — The Wyoming Cowboys are preparing for a bowl game. National signing day is just two days away, too.
Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl was in no mood to welcome Colorado State’s new head football coach, Steve Addazio, to the Mountain West Conference Monday during his weekly press conference.
After all, he’s a busy man. Read that full story right HERE.
6. Bigger than life
SAN ANTONIO – A 37-page police report describes it as a burglary of a habitation.
There were reports of multiple shots fired. Neighbors heard them. Officers swarmed the old white, single-family home on the corner of North Pine Street. Thirteen of them, to be exact.
Lying on the enclosed paint-chipped porch of the east San Antonio house, a young man was doubled over, resting on his left side. From what officers could initially tell, he suffered at least two gunshot wounds. The pool of blood that had formed under his head indicated that the situation was grave, one officer scribed in his notes. Read more about Fennis Dembo right HERE.
5. Recruitment HQ: Pokes welcome 18 on signing day
Read all about Craig Bohl's seventh recruiting class at Wyoming right HERE.
4. Arizona Bowl bound
LARAMIE — Wyoming’s New Year’s Eve party will be spent in the desert.
Sunday afternoon, it was announced that the Cowboys will play Georgia State of the Sun Belt Conference in the fifth-annual Arizona Bowl Dec. 31 in Tucson. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. Read about Wyoming's third bowl trip in four seasons right HERE.
3. 'The tears will be flowing'
CHEYENNE – When Austyn Carta-Samuels ran off the field after the 44-0 victory over Colorado State in the 2010 season finale, his mind was already made up.
He was leaving the University of Wyoming.
The Cowboys former quarterback has never spoken publicly about that before.
He remembers embracing the fans, taking a long look around War Memorial Stadium, a place he would no longer call home. Admittedly, uncontrollable tears leaked from his eyes. Read all about ACS's return to Laramie with the Mizzou Tigers right HERE.
2. My brother’s keeper
LARAMIE – Ben Wisdorf was trotting off the field to more than 23,000-plus, clapping and cheering in approval for what the Cowboys had just done to the Rebels over the first 30 minutes of play in Saturday night’s game.
The Cowboys senior linebacker was soaking in the moment. That’s what you do anytime you step foot in this stadium. Especially when you’re a Wyoming native.
Before he could get to the locker room, head coach Craig Bohl stopped him dead in his tracks. Read about an emotional moment for the Wisdorf Bros. right HERE.
1. BREAKING: Injury takes Chambers out of action for season
LARAMIE — Wyoming quarterback Sean Chambers will likely miss the rest of the season with an injury, according to multiple sources.
Chambers rushed for 567 yards and 10 touchdowns through eight games while leading Wyoming to a 6-2 record. The redshirt freshman from Kerman, Calif., passed for 915 yards and seven touchdowns. Read about Wyoming's QB right HERE.