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.
Mother knows best: Buddy Johnson's survival, success rooted at home
Buddy Johnson has emerged as one of the leaders of the A&M defense, but his success story began long before he arrived in Aggieland. With the benefit of time and maturity, Johnson credits his mother's guidance in shaping his journey and his ability to make good decisions.
Late-game run propels Aggies past Alabama in Tuscaloosa
The Aggie men's basketball team trailed Alabama at halftime, but a second-half run helped give Texas A&M the lead for good. Four A&M players reached double figures, led by Quenton Jackson's 20 points.
With Tide on tap, Aggies know they must walk the line to stay competitive
Texas A&M evened their overall and conference records by leveling the season series against Georgia on Saturday. Head coach Buzz Williams says the narrow path to victory for the Aggies remains the same every game, with consistent effort the key.
Emanuel Miller's 21 points lifts Texas A&M past Georgia in hard-fought contest
Texas A&M prevailed in a nail-biter in their second meeting with Georgia, defeating the Bulldogs, 74-69, on Saturday afternoon. Emanuel Miller had a career-high 21 points, and four other Aggies scored in double figures.
Matching UGA's energy, defending Edwards key for Aggies on Saturday
Texas A&M will have the benefit of having already faced the Georgia Bulldogs when the two meet again at Reed Arena on Saturday afternoon. However, the Aggies hope the rematch is far from a repeat as A&M will have to guard Anthony Edwards much more closely in this one.
Beliucci Hour Lunch (2/13)
Each Monday and Thursday, Billy Liucci, filled-in for on this episode by Olin Buchanan, and Ryan Brauninger share their thoughts and observations on Texas A&M athletics during The Beliucci Hour Lunch radio show, which airs from 12-1 p.m. at The Tap on 1150 AM and 102.7 FM in College Station.
Disastrous second half plagues Aggies in 78-61 loss to Florida at Reed Arena
The Aggies struggled to do much on either end in the second half of their 17-point loss to Florida at Reed Arena on Wednesday. Emanuel Miller led the team in scoring with 19 points, followed by Josh Nebo with 12.
Beyond 'star' power: Promise of A&M's 2020 class runs deeper than the headliners
Texas A&M's 2020 recruiting class is heralded as a great class due to the four- and five-star talents the Aggies signed. But that class could be looked on more favorably if a few of the 11 three-star prospects outshine their rankings during their time in Aggieland.
If trends continue, Aggie basketball figures to bounce back against Florida
The Aggies had a rough outing the last time they took the court, losing to South Carolina in a disappointing showing. But if trends continue, the Aggies ought to bounce back in a big way against Florida on Wednesday.
Aggies unable to get offense going, 'bullied' by South Carolina in Columbia
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M dropped their second matchup of the season to the Gamecocks on Saturday, again getting outplayed in most areas of the court. Despite Quenton Jackson's 16 points, the Ags fell to a .500 record on the season once more.
A&M's goal in second meeting with South Carolina: Don't get 'punked'
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 13 days ago by Olin Buchanan
When Texas A&M and South Carolina met January, the Gamecocks befuddled the Aggies with a school-record-tying three-point performance. Buzz Williams says South Carolina "punked" them, and preventing that from happening again is key for the Aggies on Saturday.
Beyond borders: Aggies know national success requires national reach
Football Recruiting ⋅ 14 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Historically, Texas A&M football recruiting was limited to the region, but now, the Aggies can seemingly go into any state - and even other countries - to get players. The trend was highlighted in the 2020 cycle when A&M signed 14 out-of-state prospects.
McKinnley Jackson's signing provides A&M with another stud defensive lineman
Football Recruiting ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
In the SEC, championships are won with power in the trenches and McKinnley Jackson's signing seems to be one more step towards a championship for Texas A&M. His unique size, speed and strength should play in the most difficult conference in college football.
Flair and style points on display as Texas A&M defeats Missouri, 68-51
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 16 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M completed the season sweep of Missouri as the Aggies defeated the Tigers, 68-51, on Tuesday night at Reed Arena. Josh Nebo led the way with 18 points and Emanuel Miller notched his first career double-double, tallying 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Eyeing a sweep of Missouri, Aggies must get the fire started early
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 17 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Buzz Williams and Co. have already beaten Missouri once this season, and that was on the road. However, the Aggies have struggled at Reed Arena at times. Should A&M follow their gameplan on Tuesday, they could very well sweep the season series with the Tigers.
Jhamon Ausbon's business decision: why he's back for one last year at A&M
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 18 days ago by Olin Buchanan
While Quartney Davis and Kendrick Rogers declared for the NFL Draft, senior wideout Jhamon Ausbon elected to return for his final season in Aggieland. Aside from getting better and getting his degree, Ausbon knows there is still unfinished business for him and his teammates.
Aggies suffer from familiar shortcomings in lopsided loss to Georgia, 63-48
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 19 days ago by Olin Buchanan
A second-half meltdown from Texas A&M resulted in a fifteen point loss to Georgia in Athens on Saturday. The Aggies struggled from the field throughout the contest, and turnovers gave Georgia multiple opportunities to extend the lead.
Aggie basketball hopes to continue turning heads with trip to Georgia on tap
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 20 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Few, if any, expected the Texas A&M men's basketball team to have the SEC success they've had up to this point in the season. But with Buzz Williams at the helm, the Aggies are continuing to grind out big-time SEC wins, and they hope to secure another against Georgia.
Rhythm and rhyme coming soon to Texas A&M's receiving corps
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 21 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Behind the leadership of Jhamon Ausbon and the coming reinforcements, Texas A&M's passing game could - and should - be much improved heading into 2020. With Demond Demas, Devon Achane and Moose Muhammad, the Aggies might be clicking.
Ags dominate glass, Mitchell scores 23 as A&M upsets Tennessee, 63-58
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 23 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M shot just 30 percent from the field on Tuesday night against Tennessee, but a thoroughly dominating rebounding performance from the Aggies paved the way for a big-time win for Buzz Williams & Co. Wendell Mitchell hit a clutch 3-pointer to give A&M the lead late.
 
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