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Two Regional Opponents Added to Cowboys Basketball Schedule Starting in 2011-2012


Laramie, WY – The Colorado Buffaloes and the Northern Colorado Bears have agreed to a series of basketball games with the University of Wyoming.

The University of Wyoming announced today that they have a four year deal with the University of Colorado and a two year deal with Northern Colorado.

The first of four games with Colorado will take place in Boulder during the 2011-2012 seasons. The Buffaloes will come north to Laramie during the 2012-2013 seasons for the first time over the four years.

During the 2013-2014 season The Pokes will go south back to Boulder and the Buffaloes will come back to Laramie during the 2014-2015 to finish out the series under the new agreement.

"We feel that both of these regional series are good for our basketball program and are attractive series for our fans," said UW Athletics Director Tom Burman. "We've been talking with CU about renewing our series for some time, and we're glad we were able to get this done. I know it's a series that Cowboy fans enjoy, and from a competitive standpoint it is great to get a team from the Pac 10 Conference to play on our home court twice during the four years of the contract.

"We also are happy to continue to play another regional school in Northern Colorado for the next two seasons. We've split our last two games with UNC over the past two years, and we expect a competitive series going forward."

The home-in-home series with UNC will see the Bears come to Laramie during the 2011-2012 season and the Cowboys will head to Greeley during the 2012-2013 season.

Both teams have a long history playing Wyoming, the series with the Buffaloes dates back to 1908 while the series with the Bears dates back to 1909.

Overall Wyoming leads both series. The count with the Buffaloes is 39 wins to 34 losses for the Cowboys while the Cowboys have dominated the series with the Bears winning 49 to only 18 loses.