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By Jack H. Smith
Staff Writer 

Cheeks in the seats: It's time to support Pokes


Four-years-ago, University of Wyoming head basketball coach Larry Shyatt inherited a mess.

Shyatt took the reigns of the program from former coach Heath Schroyer.

Things were awful in Laramie, and it was time for a change. Schroyer’s record was under .500 and it wasn’t just that. Questionable coaching and the inner workings of the program led to a complete apathy with fans and the once rocking Arena-Auditorium was mostly empty when the Cowboys took the floor.

So in stepped Shyatt. It wasn’t his first go-round in Laramie, he had been the coach in 1998 and re-energized the program with...

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