LARAMIE -- Sundance Wicks has assembled a new staff and inked seven new faces in just two short months on the job.

Wyoming's new men's basketball coach has been a busy man.

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Now the focus can shift to scheduling, an art that can seem downright impossible around these parts. Just ask former bench boss Jeff Linder, who often expressed his frustration about compiling the annual non-conference slate, especially securing games inside Laramie's Arena-Auditorium.

That won't be as big of a challenge this year thanks to the balanced schedule rolled out by the Mountain West Conference. Now all 12 member institutions will faceoff at home and away, adding an additional marquee game in Laramie.

What else do we know?

Wyoming, as of now, has six non-league home tilts already under contract, per a public records request obtained by That is highlighted by a visit from longtime rival BYU. The Cougars will pay a visit to the high plains Dec. 7, making the return trip to Laramie as part of a home-and-home series. The Cowboys lost to BYU 94-68 last December in Provo.

These two will meet again in 2025, this time in the Marriott Center.

Wicks and Co. will also take part in the Cancun Challenge, a three-game series that will begin on Maury Brown Court and culminate with two meetings inside the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Convention Center. The Cowboys will host Southeastern Louisiana on Friday, Nov. 22. The pair of contests in Mexico will take place Nov. 26 and 27. Those opponents are to be determined.

Wyoming is also supposed to play a road game at Texas Tech this season as part of Linder's buyout after he accepted a job as a top assistant in Lubbock. Final details have yet to be ironed out, per a source familiar with the situation.

Here's the rest:

Saturday, Nov. 10 -- Tennessee State -- 1 p.m. -- Laramie (UW football bye week)

Saturday, Nov. 16 -- Utah Tech -- TBD -- Laramie (UW football plays at CSU Friday)

Friday, Nov. 22 -- Southeastern Louisiana -- TBD -- Laramie (UW football hosts Boise State Saturday)

Tuesday, Nov. 26 -- Cancun Challenge -- TBD -- Cancun, Mexico

Wednesday, Nov. 27 -- Cancun Challenge -- TBD -- Cancun, Mexico

Tuesday, Dec. 3 -- Portland -- TBD -- Laramie

Saturday, Dec. 7 -- BYU -- TBD -- Laramie (MW football title game Friday)

Thursday, Dec. 19 -- Bellarmine -- TBD -- Laramie

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

Gallery Credit:

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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