Slaughter’s Sports Talk

West Texas A&M University may be located in an unknown city to most, but the NFL definitely knows what Canyon, Texas is about. On March 14, 22 NFL scouts gathered to watch 15 senior Buffalo football players (including myself), as we chased our dreams towards a professional career. The teams in attendance included the Denver…

Read More

Lady Buffs reach NCAA regional final

On March 14, the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament kicked off with the top-seeded West Texas A&M Lady Buffs advancing past the St. Edward’s Hilltoppers, 90-72. On March 15, the semifinal game of the tournament regional saw the Lady Buffs come out of the gate in the second half with a bang while tying together…

Read More

Slaughter sports Talk

Undisputed boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather took a unique approach to announcing his next opponent. Mayweather used his Shots iPhone App to announce that he would be selecting Marcos Maidana as his next opponent in the ring. The Shots app is a fun “hater free” feature that is similar to Instagram, but only contains “Selfie”…

Read More

Ladies defeat Zias

On March 1, the West Texas A&M women’s basketball team defeated Eastern New Mexico University 86-58 in the regular season finale. The Lady Buffs finished the regular season strong with a 24-2 overall record and 15-1 in conference action. The Lady Buffs had all five starters in double figures, as well as having two double-doubles…

Read More

Buffs Basketball tumble down stretch

Stumbling down the stretch proved fatal to the West Texas A&M Buffalo men’s basketball team as the #3 ranked Texans of Tarleton State outlasted the Buffs at the Wisdom Gym in Stephenville 81-68, on Feb. 15 while the same ailments helped the Lions of Texas A&M-Commerce steal a 84-83 victory from the Buffs on Feb…

Read More

Slaughter’s Sports Talk

For what has been called the underwear Olympics, the NFL Combine has grown from year to year. The current top eligible draft prospects participate in an array of drills to gauge their NFL potential. The NFL invites 335 college football players each year. West Texas A&M has two participants, quarterback Dustin Vaughan and defensive end…

Read More

Lady Buffs basketball clinch title share

Last week proved to be an exciting week in Lady Buffs women’s basketball, as they went on to defeat the Midwestern State Mustangs in overtime 88-77 on Feb. 12 before returning to Canyon to host Cameron on Feb. 15. WTAMU easily defeated Cameron by shooting efficiently and being aggressive on defense. With these victories, WT…

Read More

Amarillo Bulls beat Lone Star Brahmas

The Amarillo Bulls and the Lone Star Brahmas met on Feb. 14 to Feb. 5 at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center. The two weeks that the Bulls were off were well spent practicing as they took both victories with scores of 9-2 and 4-0, respectively. These two victories increased Amarillo’s overall…

Read More

Slaughter’s Sports Talk

It has been a groundbreaking week in sports. Michael Sam, 2013 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year and 2014 National Football League (NFL) draft prospect, announced he is gay. The announcement took the sports world by storm. This announcement came with immense buzz, due to the fact that Sam broke the status quo and…

Read More

Buffs Basketball splits with LSC rivals

On Feb. 5, turnovers were the West Texas A&M Buffaloes’ Achilles heel as they fell to the Angelo State Rams 69-47 at the First United Bank Center in Canyon, before earning their tenth win of the season on Feb. 8 as they defeated the Javelinas of Texas A&M-Kingsville 58-51 at Kingsville. The Buffs started strong,…

Read More