January 12, 2022 |
Most if not all of the players on the Cowboy basketball team tested positive or entered COVID protocols over the last several weeks, sources close to the Wyoming team tell Bigfoot 99. The Cowboys have not played a single game since wrapping up the Diamond Head tournament in Hawaii on Christmas Day.
The Cowboys are scheduled to play Utah State on Saturday night in Logan. It’s a good bet they’ll be rusty. Head Coach Jeff Linder said this Monday that NCAA and team protocols regarding the virus have meant practices have been limited, as well.
As players come out of quarantine protocols, they’ve been focusing on timing and conditioning drills. Coach Linder said being sidelined by ‘rona has not affected their attitude or motivation to play and win.
The Mountain West has been shuffling schedules to make up for postponed games around the league. Saturday night’s matchup at Utah State will tip as scheduled at 7 p.m. Then comes a couple of quick turnarounds.
The Cowboys will play a rescheduled contest at Nevada on Monday. The game time still has not been announced. To accommodate Monday’s make-good game, Tuesday’s home game against San Jose State has been moved to Wednesday, January 19th. The tip is set for 7 p.m. on that one. Coming out of the reset, Wyoming will still be 11-2 without a single conference game played yet.
The Wyoming Cowgirls are scheduled to play New Mexico at home on Thursday night. 7:00 tip.