LARAMIE -- Anyone up for another 1,888-mile road trip?

That's the exact distance from War Memorial Stadium to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. It's a trip the Cowboys made last September. It's a journey they will make again in 2029.

The University of Wyoming and UConn athletics departments Wednesday announced two programs will play a home-and-home series, beginning Aug. 29, 2026 when the Huskies pay a visit to the high plains. The Pokes will repay the favor three seasons later. That game is scheduled for Sept. 15, 2029.

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You might recall, it took a Rome Weber pass deflection on a 2-point conversion attempt for Wyoming to escape New England with a 24-22 victory last season. That was the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

UW went on to finish the season 7-6 and claimed a Famous Idaho Potato Bowl victory. The Huskies won just one game in 2021, knocking off Yale 21-15 in mid-October. It was the program's first victory in 751 days.

UConn, who is a football independent, didn't field a team in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic.

The Cowboys' 2026 schedule features three home non-conference games: UConn, North Texas and Northern Colorado.

The Cowboys are scheduled to kick off the upcoming 2022 season on Aug. 27 at Illinois followed by the home opener versus Tulsa on Sept. 3.

Tickets to the 2022 University of Wyoming Football season may be purchased online at www.GoWyo.com/tickets, by emailing tickets@uwyo.edu, by calling (307) 766-7220 or by stopping by the UW Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium on Willett Drive and North 19th Street in Laramie.

Below are Wyoming’s future football schedules. Wyoming home games are listed in CAPS and bold. All future schedules are tentative and subject to change.

 

University of Wyoming

Future Football Schedules

(As of April 2022)

 

                  2022

Date                     Opponent

Aug. 27                at Illinois

Sept. 3                 TULSA

Sept. 10               NORTHERN COLORADO

Sept. 17            AIR FORCE*

Sept. 24            at BYU

Oct. 1               SAN JOSE STATE*

Oct. 8               at New Mexico*

Oct. 15             BYE

Oct. 22             UTAH STATE*

Oct. 29             at Hawai’i*

Nov. 5               BYE

Nov. 12             at Colorado State*

Nov. 19            BOISE STATE*

Nov. 26             at Fresno State*

Dec. 3               Mountain West Championship Game

*Mountain West Conference games

 

                  2023

Date                     Opponent

Sept. 2                 TEXAS TECH

Sept. 9                 PORTLAND STATE

Sept. 16                at Texas

Sept. 23               APPALACHIAN STATE

 

                  2024

Date                     Opponent

Aug. 31                at Arizona State

Sept. 7                 IDAHO

Sept. 14               BYU

Sept. 21               NEW MEXICO STATE

 

                  2025

Date                     Opponent

Aug. 30                at Akron

Sept. 6                 CAL POLY

Sept. 13               UTAH

Sept.  20               at Colorado

 

                  2026

Date                     Opponent

Aug. 29                UCONN

Sept. 5                 NORTH TEXAS

Sept. 12               NORTHERN COLORADO

Sept. 19                at Central Michigan

 

                  2027

Date                     Opponent

Sept. 4                  at Utah

Sept. 11               SOUTHERN UTAH

Sept. 18                at North Texas

Sept. 25               CENTRAL MICHIGAN

 

                  2028

Date                     Opponent

Sept. 2                 IDAHO STATE

Sept. 9                 AKRON

Sept. 16                at Texas Tech

Sept. 23               UTEP

 

                  2029

Date                     Opponent

Sept. 8                 CALIFORNIA

Sept.  15               at UConn

Sept. 29                at UTEP

 

                  2030

Date                     Opponent

Sept. 14                at Arizona

 

                  2031

Date                     Opponent

No games yet scheduled

 

                  2032

Date                     Opponent

Sept. 4                  at California

 

                  2033

Date                     Opponent

Sept. 17               ARIZONA

 

All future schedules are tentative and subject to change. 

All Wyoming Home games are in CAPS and BOLD.

* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release contributed to this report

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, 7220Sports.com 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

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players