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WTAMU soccer keeps on kicking

With COVID-19 still a concern, sports have taken a major hit. However, WTAMU's soccer teams are still striving for success.
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter November 13, 2020

With COVID-19 still a concern, sports have taken a major hit. Seasons have been shortened, games have the chance of being canceled last minute and athletes are having to take extra precautions. The same...

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Lady Buff volleyball team beats Lubbock Christian Chaps

The Lady Buffs checking out the competition.
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter November 12, 2020

On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Lady Buff volleyball team beat the Lubbock Christian University Chaps not in just one game, but two. In the first game, the Lady Buffs took it in three out of four and in the second...

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Softball with the Buffs

The Buffs take the mound for this years annual softball intramural league.
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter November 5, 2020

Intramural sports is playing a big role with many students here on campus at West Texas A&M University. Intramurals is finally gearing up for softball to be ready to run the bases starting Nov. 3, 2020. ...

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Esports plays on while staying safe

Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor October 26, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted a number of sports at West Texas A&M University. Though there have been some adjustments to the way athletics are normally run, students are still able to participate in their...

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Benjamin Azamati: The young decorated Buff all the way from Ghana-Africa

Benjamin Azamati at the finish line at the Spring 2020 LSC conference.
Jennifer Tuttor, Junior Reporter October 6, 2020

Many a time, there are people who chance upon stepping into the limelight, and there are others who are simply intentional about the minutest of opportunities granted them to work their way all up...

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Buffaloes beat OPSU in first football game of the season

First football game in Buffalo Stadium against Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter September 24, 2020

On Saturday, Nov. 19, The West Texas A&M University Buffaloes beat the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Aggies in their first official game at J. Ferg Field at Buffalo Stadium. In the first...

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First Public WTAMU Football Outing Prepares Buffs for Upcoming Schedule

The Maroon and White scrimmage on Sept 12, 2020
Jeffrey Williams, Senior Reporter September 17, 2020

The Maroon and White game took place on Sept. 12, 2020 to showcase the talent the 2020-21 West Texas A&M University football team has to offer. This was the first football scrimmage open to the public,...

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The Buffaloes mask up for this upcoming football season

The buffaloes gear up for Football season amid COVID-19 however this year may look different due to regulations and safety protocol.
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter September 10, 2020

This football season will prove to be unlike any other. With the ongoing battle of COVID-19 still at the forefront, we are all wondering what is going into effect this fall. The precautions being implemented...

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How WTAMU athletics are preparing to play

The 2020 Buff Football season will start in September.
Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor August 31, 2020

As a new fall semester begins at West Texas A&M University, several changes have been made to comply with COVID-19 safety measures to protect students, faculty and staff.  Along with a new...

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NASCAR makes a pit stop

In a computer-generated image, Denny Hamlin raced his No. 11 Toyota on March 29 at virtual Texas Motor Speedway in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series.
Jeffrey Williams, Senior Reporter April 8, 2020

All sporting events have come to a stop due to COVID-19. March Madness, both the NHL and NBA seasons, the College World Series, PGA tours, Wimberly and the Tokyo Olympics have been canceled or postponed...

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WTAMU Equestrian jumps to regions success

WTAMU Equestrian's Hunt Seat team celebrates their success at Texas Tech this weekend.
March 13, 2020

West Texas A&M University’s hunt seat equestrian team spent the weekend at Texas Tech University in Lubbock to end the main season where they secured their fourth consecutive regional title.  The...

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WT equestrian’s western team slides into 14th consecutive regional title

WTAMU Equestrian's Western team wins 14 consecutive regional titles in the longest winning streak in WT Athletic history.
Olivia Spiezio, Senior Reporter March 7, 2020

West Texas A&M University’s equestrian team won Western Regional Championships on Sunday for the 14th consecutive year, making them the only team in the history of WTAMU’s athletic program...

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