ESPN’s FPI Predicts Wyoming’s 2022 Football Record

ESPN’s FPI Predicts Wyoming’s 2022 Football Record What does this computer rating have to say about the 2022 season? Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire How many wins for the Cowboys? ESPN’s Football Power Index was recently released and that …

ESPN’s FPI Predicts Wyoming’s 2022 Football Record


What does this computer rating have to say about the 2022 season?


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How many wins for the Cowboys?

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ESPN’s Football Power Index was recently released and that gives us a whole slew of numbers to pore over and try to figure things out for the upcoming season.

The FPI does give out a very precise win and loss totals and they put Wyoming at 5.7 wins for this season.

The FPI also goes deeper with percentages to win the division and conference. The Cowboys are given a 10.3% percent chance to win the division and 4.4% to win the conference.

Below we will go through and see how many games the Cowboys are favored to win.

SP+ Predicts Wyoming’s 2022 Football Schedule

Wyoming’s FPI comes in at 94.

2022 Full Mountain West Football Schedule

Aug 27 at Illinois (FPI: 73 | LOSS)

Sept 3 Tulsa (FPI: 92 | LOSS)

Sept 10 Northern Colorado (FPI: N/A | WIN)

Sept 17 Air Force (FPI: 71 | LOSS)

Sept 24 at BYU (FPI: 46 | LOSS)

Oct 1 San Jose State (FPI: 109 | WIN)

Oct 8 at New Mexico (FPI: 126 | WIN)

Oct 15 OPEN DATE

Oct 22 Utah State (FPI: 88 | LOSS)

Oct 29 at Hawaii (FPI: 108 | WIN)

Nov 5 OPEN DATE

Nov 12 at Colorado State (FPI: 112 | WIN)

Nov 19 Boise State (FPI: 47 | LOSS)

Nov 26 at Fresno State (FPI: 69 | LOSS)

Based on these FPI rankings, Wyoming is projected to be favored in five of its 12 games.


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Ohio State women’s tennis out of NCAAs after loss to Vanderbilt

It was still a season to be proud of.

The Ohio State women’s tennis team’s season has come to a conclusion before anyone wanted. Ranked No. 10 nationally and coming off of a regular-season Big Ten championship, the Buckeyes had their eyes on making a deep run in the NCAA tournament. That came to an end this weekend though when OSU lost to Vanderbilt by a total score of 4-2 in second-round action in Columbus.

As most losses in college tennis do, it all started with a loss of the doubles point to go down 1-0. Irina Cantos Siemers evened the score 1-1 for Ohio State after winning the first singles match, but the Commodores won the next two to take a commanding 3-1 lead. Sydni Ratliff won to close the gap to 3-2 and the remaining two singles matches went to three sets, but Vanderbilt sealed the deal on the next finishing match on court six to punch its ticket to the round of 16.

“It just wasn’t a good day today,” said head coach Melissa Schaub. “We haven’t been playing our best down the stretch and that’s something we need to look at closely. It’s a long, tough season and we just weren’t where we needed to be. I’m obviously disappointed, but proud of our season up until this point. Looking ahead to next year, I feel we will have a good group in the locker room and a bright future.”

OSU finishes the season with a 21-6 record and will now turn its attention to singles and doubles NCAA championships from May 23-28 in Champaign, Illinois following the team tournament.

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OU Hockey is alive and well, will play next season at Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Edmond

After some uncertainty about the future of the program, OU Hockey will play next season at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Edmond.

After some uncertainty about the future of the program, OU Hockey will play next season. The club will be playing their home games at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Edmond, Oklahoma, which also houses the University of Central Oklahoma’s hockey team. 

News of the move came after the NAHL’s Wichita Falls Warriors announced they would be moving into the Blazers Ice Centre. 

OU Hockey will still practice through the week at the BIC in Oklahoma City, and will play their home games at Arctic Edge on the weekends. 

While there are a few possible transfers, the roster remains almost completely intact. 

OU Hockey will start to have a bigger presence on campus moving forward with the full support of OU’s Student Affairs office as they try to get more exposure to the student body. 

OU Hockey has big things planned for the 2022 season. 

Games against the newly reestablished Oklahoma State Hockey Club are in the works to bring Bedlam to the ice. A Red River Matchup against the University of Texas Hockey Club is in the works as well.  

The schedule for the coming season is nearly complete for the Sooners as they look to return to nationals like their new rink mates UCO did last season. 

The UCO Bronchos have been very supportive of the Sooners during these times for the club. 

There is still much work to be done for the future of the program, but the important thing is this: OU Hockey is alive and well. 

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Celebrity Sooners: Oklahoma’s most famous fans and alumni

We see some of them striding the sideline while others work behind the scenes. Here are some of the most famous alumni and fans of the Oklahoma Sooners.

A university with a long and distinguished history as the University of Oklahoma is bound to have a distinguished group of alumni and fans. We’re not simply talking about athletes, because the Oklahoma Sooners have some of the most recognizable athletes going in Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, and Trae Young.

But outside the lines, the Sooners are well represented by alumni and fans as well. There are actors, CEOs of major corporations, owners of professional sports teams, pro wrestlers, musicians, a Miss America, and an astronaut.

We took the liberty to compile some of the most famous personalities with connections to the University of Oklahoma. We mostly stayed away from sports figures, but several former Sooners have become famous for something other than the sport they played at the university, so they’re worth mentioning.

Instant Analysis: Auburn beats Mississippi Stats 81-68 in overtime

Auburn has clinched a SEC regular-season championship.

Auburn will get to hang a banner.

The Tigers watched as their 19-point first half lead evaporated in the second half but K.D. Johnson took over in overtime to defeat Mississippi State 81-68 on Wednesday night.

With the win Auburn improved to 26-4 overall and 14-3 in SEC play. Even more importantly, the win clinched a share of the regular-season title. It is just the fourth time Auburn has won the regular-season title and second time in the past five seasons.

Here are our immediate takeaways from the win.

Sooners Wire Team of the Week: OU Track and Field

Oklahoma left the 2022 Big 12 Indoor Championships in Ames, Iowa, with four individual titles and several school records.

Oklahoma made it a memorable trip to Ames, Iowa, for the 2022 Big 12 Indoor Championships. The Sooners men’s and women’s track and field teams left with four individual titles to earn the Sooners Wire Team of the Week Award.

Payden Montana

Junior Payden Montana threw a 56-8 (17.27m) in women’s shot put to capture her first conference title. The Berwick, Pa., native’s previous OU indoor best was 55-5.75 in 2021 at the K-State Winter Invite.

Vernon Turner

Redshirt senior Vernon Turner took home the gold in men’s high jump, clearing at 7-3.75. His all-time indoor best came at the Tyson Invitational in 2018 when he registered a jump of 7-7.75, but this has to feel sweet after three previous second-place finishes at the Big 12 Indoors. Here’s a look at the All-American’s winning jump.

Olivia Lueking

Freshman Olivia Lueking captured the women’s pole vault title with a height of 14-6. Her vault was a new program record, a meet record and a facility record.

Rayvon Allen

Redshirt senior Rayvon Allen tied his personal best and snagged his first Big 12 Indoor Champion title with a leap of 25-10 in the men’s long jump. Allen is Oklahoma’s outdoor program record holder with a long jump of 26-10.5 in 2021.

Other school records

Redshirt senior Isaiah Levingston finished the men’s 600-yards with a school record time of 1:08.18 in the prelims. Senior Kristo Simulask finished in second place in the men’s heptathlon after recording a personal best and a new school record of 5,727 points.

“The conference championship is like no other meet on the season. It provides the unique opportunity for the highest competition environment that cannot be duplicated otherwise. Our teams fought event after event to prove that we are one of the best teams in this league. It was such a blessing to see the programs rise to the occasion. From the conference champions, new record setting performances, and every point tallied this weekend, our Sooner pride shines through,” Oklahoma head men’s and women’s track and field coach Tim Langford said.

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Team of the Week: OU Women’s Tennis makes history, taking out No. 1 Texas en route to National Championship berth

In the ITA Indoor National Championships, the Oklahoma Sooners women’s tennis team made history, taking out No. 1 Texas on their way to the National Championship match.

In a new feature here at the Sooners Wire, we will be highlighting team and player of the week from Oklahoma Athletics.

In our first installment of the ‘Team of the Week” award, there were several compelling options. OU softball started the season right where they left off the 2021 campaign with a run-rule win to open the season and then went 4-0 in the Mark Campbell Invitational. Women’s gym had a memorable week of their own, putting on several perfect performances in their win over George Washington.

While they had fantastic weeks, it was the No. 8 Oklahoma women’s tennis team that stood out above the crowd. Over the weekend, they did something that no Sooners women’s tennis team has ever done, and that’s take down the No. 1 team in the nation. What’s extra delicious is that the No. 1 team in the nation was Red River Rivals the Texas Longhorns.

According to SoonersSports.com, it was the first time since 2003 that the Sooners had beaten the Longhorns in team play. They did so in a route on Saturday, with a four matches to one win over Texas in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships.

On Sunday, the Sooners beat No. 5 Pepperdine 4-2 to move onto the final of the ITA National Indoor Championships.

Over the weekend, Carmen Corley, Ivana Corley, Anchisa Shanta, and Emma Staker stood out to help the Oklahoma Sooners reach the national championship match against the No. 2 team in the country, the North Carolina Tar Heels. The action gets underway at noon from Madison, Wisconsn and can be streamed live here via Play Sight.

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Will Nolan named SEC Freshman of the Week

More SEC honors for Auburn athletes.

Auburn’s Will Nolan was named the SEC Freshman of the Week after a win at Georgia Tech.

Nolan, who is from Derbyshire, England, beat Georgia Tech’s Angel Guerrero 6-4 and 6-1 to clinch Auburn’s first road win of the season. He is now 5-0 in singles and has not lost a single set. He is also 2-0 in doubles.

“Will has been an unbelievable addition to our team this year,” head coach Bobby Reynolds said. “His carefree but intense on-court personality has given him confidence to anchor this team at No. 6. He battled through adversity this past week with an illness that kept him from practicing, but he assured the coaches he was ready to battle vs. Georgia Tech.

“He’s a player who wants the match to come down to his court and thrives in big moments and in the spotlight.”

With the win, Auburn improved to 5-0 on the season and is now ranked No. 24 in the Tennis Channel/USTA Top 25 and No. 24 in the ITA rankings. It’s the first time the Tigers have been ranked since 2013.

Auburn has two home matches this weekened. They will face South Alabama Friday at 2 p.m. and Tulane on Sunday at noon. Entry is free and free pizza is being given away.

Twitter reacts to the Jaguars firing Urban Meyer as coach

The Jacksonville Jaguars fired Urban Meyer after a 2-11 record. Here is how Twitter reacted to the news.

The Jacksonville Jaguars got a fresh start Thursday morning with the firing of coach Urban Meyer.

The move happened in the middle of the night, and comes after a string of embarrassments that range from his 2-11 record to getting shutout 20-0 at the hands of the Tennessee Titans in Week 14 to a story about how he allegedly kicked kicker Josh Lambo.

Like Jaguars owner Shad Khan when firing a coach, Twitter never sleeps, and the coaching change by Jacksonville was just what football fans needed as one jolt of excitement before bedtime. Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter.

Nation’s No. 4 LB Jalon Walker is officially a Georgia Bulldog

Jalon Walker is a DAWG

Jalon Walker, who ranks as the nation’s No. 41 overall player and No.4 ranked linebacker according to 247Sports, has signed his national letter of intent and is officially a Georgia Bulldog.

Walker, out of Salisbury, North Carolina, about a 45 minute drive from Charlotte, has been committed to UGA since March.

The 6-foot-2, 220 pounder is a three-sport athlete, also playing basketball and competing in track and field.

Walker’s ability to get off the edge quickly is apparent on film. He is disruptive and makes key tackles on special teams. He could see the field on special teams right away at Georgia.

Walker frequently finds his way into the opposing backfield.  He is a big-hitter with good speed. His tape is very impressive and shows why he was recruited by the top college football programs in the country.