LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The last empty weekend on Wyoming's
football schedule this fall has been filled: The Cowboys will
travel to Syracuse for a game Sept. 30.
An agreement with Syracuse also brings the Orange to Wyoming on
Sept. 26, 2009, the athletics department announced Tuesday.
Last season Syracuse finished 1-10, including 0-7 in the Big
East Conference. This will the schools' first meeting on the
"Our goal is to schedule quality opponents on a home-and-home
basis," Wyoming athletics director Gary Barta said in a release. "Our
fans deserve to see national programs at War Memorial Stadium."
Head coach Joe Glenn said he had great respect for Syracuse
coach Greg Robinson and his program.
"Like Wyoming, they have
great tradition. When I think of Syracuse, I think of names like
Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little. This has been one of the
most colorful programs in collegiate football through the years,"
"We look forward to the game, and look forward to having them
come to Laramie."
Wyoming opens its season Sept. 2 at Utah State. The Cowboys play
at Virginia on Sept. 9, host Boise State on Sept. 16, and open
conference play at Air Force on Sept. 23.
After playing Syracuse, Wyoming plays at New Mexico on Oct. 7,
hosts Utah on Oct. 14 and Colorado State on Oct. 21, then plays at
TCU on Oct. 28.
The Cowboys host San Diego State on Nov. 4, play at BYU on Nov.
9 and close their season at UNLV on Nov. 18.