Olin Buchanan
Columnist
Olin joined TexAgs in July of 2012 as a columnist. He previously was a national college football writer for Rivals.com and Yahoo. A graduate of White Oak High School in East Texas, Olin worked at newspapers in Longview and Tyler before covering the Aggies for the Bryan-College Station Eagle from 1993-95. He also worked at the Austin American-Statesman for 11 years. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and a Heisman Trophy voter.
Texas A&M escapes low-scoring affair with Alabama, 56-53
Texas A&M needed a win over the Crimson Tide to keep its postseason hopes alive and got won on Saturday night with a win over Alabama. Tonny Trocha-Morelos came up with a block with 1.3 seconds left to preserve the win.
Saturday tilt with Alabama crucial to Texas A&M's NIT hopes
With the NCAA Tournament out of the 2017 picture, Texas A&M is looking to the NIT for a postseason opportunity. The Aggies have some work to do if they want to get in, however. To start, they'll need to top the Crimson Tide on Saturday.
Shoes to Fill: Texas A&M defense must avoid pass rush regression
Texas A&M's defense has steadily improved since a dismal performance in 2013. Much of that was due to an improved pass rush from stalwarts Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall. Those guys are gone now. Who will step in to fill their shoes?
Texas A&M Men's Hoops falls to Arkansas in Fayetteville, 86-77
Despite 90-percent shooting and 21 points from Tyler Davis, Texas A&M was unable to overcome the Razorbacks in Fayetteville. Admon Gilder added 17 points, and Robert Williams posted a double-double in the loss.
Texas A&M seeking to maintain momentum in rematch with Arkansas
Texas A&M delivered its best performance of the season when it thrashed Auburn this past weekend. Now the Aggies need to take that show on the road to Fayettevile, and they'll need to do it against a team that beat them at home earlier this season.
Texas A&M Men's Hoops finds new life in 81-62 shellacking of Auburn
Texas A&M has struggled to find it's identity on offense throughout the season, but that wasn't a problem for the Aggies on Saturday. With big performances from nearly every corner, the Maroon and White pounced on the Tigers and didn't look back.
Efficiency a must for Texas A&M against up-tempo Auburn squad
Texas A&M may be facing an uphill battle against the Tigers on Saturday. The Aggies are short on rest and scoring options, while Auburn is fresh and averages over 80 points per game. To get the win, A&M will have to dig deep and get production from the bench.
Texas A&M stumbles in final minutes in 72-67 loss to Vanderbilt
As has been the case so often this season, Texas A&M was unable to find enough offense to overcome a hot three-point-shooting team. Though the Aggies kept the game close, Vanderbilt pulled away in the final minutes for the victory.
Truth in numbers: Scoring A&M's jump from the Big 12 to the SEC
Texas A&M is sending nine players to the NFL Combine. The ten-team Big 12 is sending just 18. As Olin Buchanan writes, this is just one more indication that the Aggies' move to the SEC has paid off in a big way.
Texas A&M seeking elusive victory in Nashville versus Vanderbilt
Since Texas A&M joined the SEC in 2012, trips to Nashville to play Vanderbilt have been the stuff of nightmares for the Aggie basketball team. Going into a hostile environment, the Aggies will try to avenge their January loss to the Commodores.
Texas A&M getting humble playmaker in do-it-all LB Anthony Hines
Texas A&M Football has seen its share of four- and five-star busts over the last few seasons, but Plano East coach Joey McCullough claims Anthony Hines is different. With top-notch speed, humility and loyalty, Hines is everything you want in a linebacker.
Turnovers, poor bench play plague Aggies in loss to Florida, 71-62
Texas A&M entered Saturday's game against Florida hoping it had turned a corner, but old specters came back to haunt the Aggies in Gainesville. A rash of turnovers, minimal bench production and poor shooting from distance caused the Ags to fall short.
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Texas A&M looking to prove itself on road against No. 17 Florida
Texas A&M has won four of its last five SEC games, but all of those were against below-.500 competition. For the Aggies to realize their postseason dream, they'll need to prove they can do it against one of the best teams in the conference, the Florida Gators.
Behind Gilder and Williams, A&M keeps Missouri at bay in 76-73 victory
Texas A&M was unable to put Missouri away for good on Wednesday night, but with hot shooting performances from Admon Gilder and Robert Williams, the Aggies were able to outlast the last-place Tigers en route to their second straight conference win.
Player development key piece to Texas A&M Football's 2017 puzzle
Texas A&M brought in a lot of promising talent with the 2017 signing class, and much of it may need to contribute immediately. If the Aggie staff can develop its new tools at LB, WR, DE and QB, they may exceed last year's results.
Challenging season continues as Aggies face improving Missouri Tigers
Texas A&M has seemed to face a constant uphill climb this season, and Wednesday's contest against Mizzou is no exception. The Aggies need to continue playing a more mature, consistent brand of basketball against a Tigers team coming off a good win.
Texas A&M Men's Basketball breezes past LSU for second time, 85-73
Texas A&M beat LSU by 30 points at home last month and completed the season sweep of the Tigers on Saturday. Five Aggies scored in double figures on the way to a 12-point victory. The Aggies have won three of their last four SEC games.
Searching for answers, Aggies eye season sweep of struggling LSU
Both Texas A&M and LSU have had disappointing seasons, though the Tigers are in worse shape than the Aggies. But Kennedy and his team know they can't take anything for granted on the road against a desperate team.
Texas A&M feels the most like home to Magnolia West CB Myles Jones
Though the Aggies had to fight to hang on to Magnolia West defensive back Myles Jones, the rangy cornerback prospect says he knows Texas A&M is the right place for him.
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