Welcome, folks! Fire away with any questions.
King ranks second in Colorado's Class 4A in tackles.
Basketball media day took place yesterday ... any questions there?
Well, summer and fall practices have been closed to media, but official practice begins tomorrow. I'll start attending practice as much as possible, so I'll have a better grasp on the freshmen then. From what I've heard, though, you'll like what you see from Justin James ... a lot.
Adrian King is a senior linebacker at George Washington High School in Denver. He is Wyoming's ninth verbal commit from the class of 2016.
That's a good question. From my understanding, I believe he could have asked for a challenged without using a timeout beforehand. I'm not sure if there was a misunderstanding on the sidelines that led to the burned timeout.
Even with an 0-4 record, I think patience is important. Wyoming is still another year away from really competing week in and week out. But that's to be expected. My feature that will be posted tomorrow will be of interest to you.
Wyoming appears to be in great shape with this recruiting class. At this time last year, UW had eight commits. Right now, it's got nine. And four have come since the start of the season, so amazingly, the Pokes' winless record isn't deterring kids. These recruits seem to genuinely believe in the coaching staff.
Quality appears strong. Chandler Garrett (Mustang, Oklahoma) is a three-star quarterback. Jace Webb (Hollis, Oklahoma) is a three-start lineman and had an offer from Arkansas. King is under the radar, but seems like he'll be the real deal. Jailyn Mays (Fort Myers, Florida) was another nice get. He had some solid FBS programs coming on strong, but committed to Wyoming, which offered him first.
How about UW volleyball? Ranked in the top 25. Pretty impressive.
Anyone on the East Coast heading down to App State? Looks like Boone, North Carolina, will get plenty of rain on Saturday.
You folks are awful quiet today. Any questions? Off-topic questions are welcome.
I haven't heard of anything yet. Where Wyoming is flying, it'll be inland enough that it should still be safe to land. I asked UW sports information director Tim Harkins if there's been any talk of the game being delayed or postponed and he told me App State hasn't said about that yet.
Anyone been to Boone before? Food/drink recommendations?
I'm not sure this one will be pretty... I'll say 49-21 App State. The spread is set at around 25.5 and I think the Mountaineers will cover. They're pretty darn good, and UW is struggling, obviously.
What are your score predictions?
Ha, sorry! I gave UW the benefit of the doubt last week, picking the Pokes to win even as a three-point underdog. That didn't work out in my favor.
The rainy weather could level the playing field a bit, so there's always the chance you'll see an ugly, low-scoring battle marred by turnovers caused by wet footballs.
Still about five minutes left. Any last questions?
I'm looking forward to hoops season as well. Already getting to work on our big basketball preview section ... some great stories planned there. Season ticket sales, the last I checked, were on pace to surpass last season's total (2,564). I wouldn't be surprised if they top 3,000 this year.
Herndon and Barnes are both listed as 5 pounds heavier than last season. I'd say that might be closer to 10 at this point. Hayden Dalton continues to add weight, but he's still very light and needs to bulk up.
I think Burman feels there's enough support from the board of trustees, legislators and the governor to get it done. In an economic downturn, the question is how important is it to the governor? There won't be a surplus, so the state would have to dip into rainy day funds or the 1 percent diversion. I'd say it's probably about 50/50, though.
Non-UW sports fans call it ridiculous, while UW fans say it's necessary. So Mead's between a rock and a hard place.
Agreed. Time will tell. HIs budget is due by Dec. 1.
On that note, I think i'll wrap this up. Thanks for tuning in today. If you have any other leftover questions, I'll have a live video chat via Periscope around noon MT on Saturday.
Thanks again, and keep reading the Casper Star-Tribune.