Amarillo Venom halt the Wildcatters

After nearly a month on the road, the Amarillo Venom returned home to host the Wildcatters of West Texas on April 26 at the Cal Faley Coliseum of the Amarillo Civic Center. After starting the season with three consecutive victories, they would drop the next two on the road to San Angelo and New Mexico…

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Slaughter’s Sports Talk

A common phrase in sporting communities is “leave it all on the field.” This phrase has motivated athletes to give it their all and leave no doubts once competition has ceased. Former NFL All Pro Chad Johnson believes he has plenty left in the tank to leave on the field. Once known for his popular celebratory…

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Slaughter’s Sports Talk

Injustice can only happen for so long until action by those being mistreated takes form. The College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) has taken monumental steps in breaking down the barriers presented to college athletes by the NCAA. Founded in early January, CAPA has set an agenda for the possibility for college athletes to collectively bargain…

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Johnny Manziel takes an unorthodox approach to presenting his game. Manziel, also known as Johnny Football, seems to have a unique ability in taking the world by storm. He shocked the world, by shredding defenses during his Heisman winning campaign in 2012. Time and time again he left football fans wondering how he continued to…

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Amarillo Venom rout LEXFA, 109 to 31

The Amarillo Venom made their home debut at the Amarillo Civic Center on March 23. The LEXFA All-Stars of Mexico came to town and took part in the inaugural International Arena Championship game that ended in an Amarillo victory with a final score of 109-31. LEXFA made the game competitive in their initial drive by…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Slaughter’s Sports Talk

Whether you are an avid reader of The Prairie or this is your first time picking up an edition, I would like to introduce myself. As the new kid on the block, I will provide sports commentary that will bring you inside the mind of an athlete. That may or may not be to your…

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