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.
Three Aggies land on AP All-America team: Sternberger, Mann & Williams
Texas A&M tight end Jace Sternberger and punter Braden Mann were named to the first team of the AP All-American Team, and running back Trayveon Williams was named to the second team on Monday. Sternberger and Mann are the first Aggies on the AP first team since 2012.
Boston College cancels Saturday's basketball game at Texas A&M
Citing travel concerns, Boston College informed Texas A&M that they would not be coming to College Station to take on the Aggies on Saturday. A&M officials offered several alternative travel suggestions which BC declined, opting instead to cancel the game.
Aggies look to prove they've taken steps in the right direction against Boston College
After losing four of their first five games, the Aggies have rattled off double-digit victories against marginal opponents. The maroon and white will face a bigger test as Boston College comes to town on Saturday night.
Braden Mann takes home Ray Guy Award for nation's best punter
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Following one of the most dominant seasons by a punter in college football history, Braden Mann was given the Ray Guy Award. Mann broke multiple college football punting records throughout his award-winning season.
Four Aggies on All-SEC freshman football team
4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Chomping the numbers: An early look at how the Aggies match up in the Gator Bowl
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
On Sunday evening it was announced that the Aggies will play NC State in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Eve. Olin Buchanan previews the matchup including the key notes, numbers, and matchups to keep an eye on.
Same 3 Aggies on coaches All-SEC team
6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Aggies defeat Northwestern State 80-59, Isiah Jasey to leave program
The Aggies downed the Demons of Northwestern State 80-59 on Monday night behind a career night from Wendell Mitchell. Despite the improvement on the defensive front, the win was overshadowed by the announcement that Sophomore F Isiah Jasey will leave the program.
Isiah Jasey
6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Three Aggies awarded 2018 First Team All-SEC Honors
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
As A&M prepares for the Gator Bowl against North Carolina State, Trayveon Williams, Jace Sternberger and Braden Mann were honored with a First Team All-SEC awards on Monday, leaving little doubt that they are some of the best players in the country.
Texas A&M to add Missouri tight ends coach Joe Jon Finley to staff
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Only days after TE Coach Tim Brewster departed for North Carolina, Jimbo Fisher moved to fill the opening, landing Joe Jon Finley from Missouri. Finley is widely considered one of the top young coaches in the game and led the top tight end group in the nation in 2017.
Aggies look to end slump against Northwestern State
The Aggies have lost 4 of the their first 6 games, 3 of which were losses of ten points of less. With a tough schedule ahead before SEC play begins in January, Texas A&M will look to bounce back starting with Northwestern State.
Texas A&M slated for Gator Bowl clash with North Carolina State
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After closing the regular season with three straight wins, the 19th ranked Aggies earned a Florida holiday where they'll play the Wolf Pack in the Gator Bowl. Texas A&M finished the year 8-4 while NC State posted a 9-3 mark on the season.
Man of his word: Fisher backing up bold proclamations he made when hired
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Since he was hired at A&M, Jimbo Fisher has made bold proclamations including the infamous "it ain't like it used to be." The head coach hasn't backed down from any of his sentiments and rightfully so, as he has already instituted a culture change an Aggieland.
Around CFB: Chaos could ensue in fight for fourth playoff spot
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After a not so chaotic November, the top four teams seemed almost set. But then Ohio State blew out Michigan and now all of sudden the playoff committee might be in for more chaos then they ever expected. Plus Olin's Heisman watch list and playoff predictions.
Press Row: Aggie beat writers recap historic overtime thriller against LSU
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by TexAgs
Week thirteen of Press Row relives the victory over LSU in 7OT and looks forward to the upcoming bowl season. This week features Gabe, Olin, Billy, Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, and Robert Cessna of the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
Aggies' 74-72 overtime win over No. 7 LSU is one for the history books
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
All Texas A&M fans have football games they remember, and the Aggies made sure this would be one of them. A five hour thriller full of ups and downs for both teams saw the Maroon & White come away with the win in overtime number seven.
Post Game Review: No. 22 Texas A&M 74, No. 7 LSU 72 (7 OT)
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies made big plays late to force OT, and then the highest scoring game in FBS history broke out. Both A&M and LSU appeared to clinch the game multiple times, but ultimately it took seven overtimes for the Aggies to seal it on a clutch two point conversion.
Aggie basketball dominates South Alabama to end losing streak, 74-62
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 16 days ago by Olin Buchanan
In a bounce back win to end a four game losing steak, Texas A&M overpowered the Jaguars of South Alabama. An emotional Savion Flagg gave a memorable, career-high 25 point performance at Reed. Nebo, Starks, and Mekowulu also contributed in a great team win.
Toughness in the trenches vital in taking down LSU on Saturday
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Olin Buchanan
LSU has been routinely taken down A&M on the football field for nearly a decade. On Saturday night, the Tigers come to Kyle Field, and the Aggies will have to bring physicality on offense and defense if they want to pull off the upset.
 
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