UW Athletics Evaluation

Submitted by: K2 Sports, sports@k2tv.com

University of Wyoming president Robert Sternberg has hired an independent consulting firm to look into the university's football and men's basketball programs. Sternberg, who became president of the university on July 1st, hired collegiate sports associates on September 6th to quote, "Improve and sustain the unviersity's football and men's baskebtall programs' competitiveness." The university agreed to pay the firm CSA...$35,000 dollars to assess the football and men's baskebtall programs. The firm was on campus in Laramie earlier this fall. This move by Sternberg came well before the 30 point loss in the border war this weekend.

So what exactly are they assessing? The football program has won 26 games to their 31 losses under fifth year head coach Dave Christensen, with two bowl game appearances. In that span they've also defeated rival Colorado State 4 of the last 5 years...although suffered their worst loss to the rams this weekend since 1925. The Men's basketball program has seen it's ups and downs as well, they've gone 41-16 under third year head coach Larry Shyatt.
With invites to the college basketball invitational both years, Christensen, Shyatt, and athletic director Tom Burman were all interviewed during the firm's on campus visit.

The firm will look into the performances of the coaching staff, but the university does not have to implement or act on the firm's findings. The firm has until November 15th to submit their findings. Be sure to tune into the K2 news tomorrow, as K2's Ryan Hillman will sit down with Sternberg himslef to get the details behind this investigation.