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.
New details about racist letter a reminder of the perils of assuming
6 hrs ago by Olin Buchanan
New details about racist letter a reminder of the perils of assuming
After a racist letter was sent to Kevin Sumlin following a loss to UCLA in the 2017 season opener, a reporter with a history of anti-A&M sentiments was quick to blame Aggies. The truth has proven a bit less convenient, a reminder of what assumptions do.
Limiting turnovers key to Aggies upsetting No. 14 Auburn
The Aggie men's basketball team got their first SEC win last game against Alabama in thrilling fashion. On Wednesday, Texas A&M will look to pull of an upset win over No. 14 Auburn and notch their second SEC victory.
Limiting turnovers key to Aggies upsetting No. 14 Auburn
1 day ago by Olin Buchanan
Starks buzzer beater lifts Texas A&M over Alabama, 81-80
4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Starks buzzer beater lifts Texas A&M over Alabama, 81-80
The Aggies traveled to Tuscaloosa under .500 and looking for their first SEC win. Despite an 11-point halftime deficit, A&M battled back by taking care of the ball and riding a strong game by Josh Nebo in the paint and found themselves in position for the game-winner.
Texas A&M looks to make strides in offensive efficiency against Alabama
The Texas A&M men's basketball team will look to turn their 0-2 start to SEC play around against Alabama on Saturday. To leave Tuscaloosa with a victory, the Aggies will have to take care of the basketball and continue to knock down outside shots.
Texas A&M looks to make strides in offensive efficiency against Alabama
5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Despite NFL departures, Aggies have cause for optimism in 2019
6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Despite NFL departures, Aggies have cause for optimism in 2019
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Many might be worried about the upcoming football season due to the losses of veteran players to the NFL, but predictions of doom and despair seem unnecessary as Jimbo Fisher and A&M are reloading more than rebuilding.
Strong night from the perimeter can't propel Aggies past No. 18 Kentucky
The Aggies needed nearly everything to go right for them to upset No. 18 Kentucky inside Rupp Arena. While Texas A&M shot well from outside, they could not find the basket late and their 19 turnovers were too much to overcome.
Strong night from the perimeter can't propel Aggies past No. 18 Kentucky
8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Perimeter shooting critical if Aggies want to upset Kentucky
The Aggie men's basketball team makes the trip to Lexington for a match against Kentucky tomorrow night. If Texas A&M wants an upset, they'll have to shoot the ball better than they have thus far and shut down the Wildcats' interior scoring.
Arkansas defeats Texas A&M 73-71 following late game push
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 11 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Arkansas struggled shooting the basketball from deep for most of the game. Late in the game, however, the Razorbacks got red hot to put away Texas A&M, who was led in scoring by TJ Starks and Savion Flagg.
Despite recent struggles, Aggies remain optimistic heading into SEC play
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M dropped their last game to Texas Southern, but Billy Kennedy and the Aggies are remaining optimistic heading into the SEC play. With Arkansas in town this weekend, Texas A&M will need to limit turnover and shoot the ball more effectively to beat the Hogs.
Texas A&M center Erik McCoy will enter the 2019 NFL Draft
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Starting Aggie center Erik McCoy will forgo his final season of eligibility and make himself eligible for the NFL Draft. McCoy redshirted in 2015 and then started on the offensive line, mostly at center, for the past three seasons.
Trayveon Williams declares for NFL Draft after record-breaking season
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After a season in which he broke the thirty year-old Texas A&M single season rushing record, running back Trayveon Williams announced that he will leave Aggieland to enter the NFL Draft. Williams ran for 1,760 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2018.
Texas A&M junior Linebacker Tyrel Dodson declares for NFL Draft
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Junior linebacker Tyrel Dodson, one of the cornerstones of the Aggie defense, announced on Wednesday morning that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft. Dodson finished the 2018 season with 70 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and an interception return for a touchdown in the Gator Bowl.
All-American Texas A&M tight end Jace Sternberger headed to the NFL
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Aggie tight end Jace Sternberger, an under-the-radar JUCO recruit who burst onto the scene to become a first-team All American, announced Tuesday morning that he will enter the NFL Draft.
With NFL decision looming, Trayveon Williams shatters records in Gator Bowl
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies put an exclamation mark on the final hours of 2018 and Jimbo Fisher's first year in Aggieland with a dominating 52-13 win over North Carolina State. Now, with the season officially behind him, Williams must decide between the NFL Draft and his senior year at A&M.
 
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