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LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES

WT PICKED 2ND IN LSC PRESEASON FOOTBALL POLL

Coming off of an 11-3 season in 2013, the West Texas A&M football team was picked second in the 2014 Lone Star Conference Preseason Poll Tuesday at the annual conference football media day at Coyote Ridge Golf Course in Carrollton, Texas.

Tarleton State, the co-defending champion from 2013, was picked as preseason conference favorite, followed by the Buffs and co-defending champion Eastern New Mexico was selected third.

The Texans had a league-best eight first place votes and 139 points as the poll was voted on by the league’s coaches, sports information directors and various media representatives throughout the league.

WT, coming off its second-straight NCAA playoff appearance and berth in the NCAA National Quarterfinal, tallied 127 points and four first place votes. ENMU have five first place votes and 115 points, followed by Midwestern State with two first place nods and 111 points.

The Rams of Angelo State were selected fifth with 99 points and one first place vote. Texas A&M-Commerce rounded out the first place votes with one and 95 points which was good for sixth. Texas A&M-Kingsville was selected seventh with 49 points and conference affiliate member McMurry was eighth with 21 points.

Angelo State junior quarterback Kyle Washington was selected as LSC Offensive Player of the Year, while Texas A&M-Commerce senior defensive lineman Charles Tuaau was named LSC Defensive Player of the Year.

WT opens the 2014 season Thurs., Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. (CT) at Colorado State-Pueblo. The home slate begins Sat., Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium versus Tarleton State. 

WT ANNOUNCES KICKOFF LUNCHEON

Following the most successful athletic and academic season in school history, the West Texas A&M Athletic Department invites members of Buff Nation to join us for the annual WT Athletics Kickoff Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, August 21st at I Don’t Know Sports Bar & Grill in Amarillo beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Tickets for the event are $15 and ONLY available for advance purchase, fans can purchase their tickets online or by calling the WT Ticket Office at (806) 651-1414. Local fans can purchase their tickets at the WT Ticket Office located inside of the First United Bank Center on Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The final day to purchase tickets for the event will be Friday, August 15th.

The event, presented by the WT Buffalo Club, will see head football coach Mike Nesbitt along with selected student-athletes taking the stage to talk about progress of preseason workouts along with a preview of the upcoming campaign. Coaches and student-athletes from the other fall sports will also be on hand to meet-and-greet with members of Buff Nation.

Following lunch, the WT Athletic Department is proud to welcome current Fox Sports Southwest Host/Reporter and former Lady Buff softball standout Erin Hartigan as the event’s special guest speaker. Hartigan played for the Lady Buffs from 2006-09, being named an All-Region selection her senior season while graduating with her degree in Broadcast Journalism. 

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