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The University of Wyoming, located in Laramie, Wyoming, USA, first opened in September, 1887. It is the only educational institution in Wyoming that offers baccalaureate and graduate education. The University also offers outreach education in counties throughout Wyoming. As of 2002, the University had 12,766 students throughout the state. Alumni include management consultant W. Edwards Deming, lawyer Gerry Spence, Nebraska native and Vice-President of the United States Dick Cheney and businessman Solomon Trujillo.

The school's mascots are known as "Pistol Pete" & "Cowboy Joe", and the athletic teams are cheered on by the unique fight song "Ragtime Cowboy Joe." Men's athletic teams are known as Cowboys, and women's teams are called Cowgirls. Wyoming competes in NCAA Division I athletics (I-A for football) as a member of the Mountain West Conference.

In 2004 the Cowboy football team ended a 38 year drought in Bowl Game Wins by beating the Bruins of UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl on December 23.

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