|NFL Sunday Double-Header|
|The San Francisco 49ers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 12Noon. The New Orleans Saints take on the St. Louis Rams at 3pm on Amarillo's News Leader....NewsTalk 710 KGNC.|
|Sprouse, Schrader, Smith Law Firm Presents|
|The 24 Hours Of Christmas Beginning at 6pm Christmas Eve Until 6pm On Christmas Day. It's Our Holiday Christmas Card To You With Special Messages From The Sprouse, Schrader, Smith Law Firm.|
Join Mel Phillip's every Saturday from 7am-8am.
The Melman will discuss local and regional Hunting & Fishing topics and answer all your questions. We invite you to call us with your questions.
Give us a call during the show at:
(806) 320-0710 or 1-800-320-0710
Email your questions to:
West Texas A&M Director of Athletics Michael McBroom announced Monday that Mike Nesbitt has been named head coach of the Buffalo football team at a press conference in the Buffalo Club Room of the First United Bank Center.
"Mike Nesbitt earned this opportunity," McBroom said. "I can't say enough about the job he did this year, as well as the work Stephen Lee, Nick Paremski, Brett Watson and Joel Hinton and the entire support staff of graduate assistants and student assistants have done in leading our team to the national quarterfinals. There are a lot of outstanding football coaches out there, but it is my decision that there is not a better fit for West Texas A&M than Mike. I believe in his leadership and his ability to recruit, to coach and manage our football program on and off the field."
Nesbitt served as interim head coach this season after former football head coach Don Carthel was relieved of his duties on Aug. 22. Nesbitt had been serving as assistant head coach prior to being named interim head coach.
"First of all, I would like to thank Dr. O'Brien and Mr. McBroom for this opportunity and for their continued support," Nesbitt said. "I am very excited for the future of this football program and am proud to be a part of this outstanding institution."
Under Nesbitt's guidance, the Buffs went 11-3 overall and 4-2 in the Lone Star Conference this season and earned a berth in their second consecutive NCAA playoff and seventh overall, all in the last nine years. The Buffs reached the quarterfinal round of the NCAA playoffs for the second time in as many seasons. They were the only team in the nation to be in the quarterfinals in both 2012 and 2013. WT opened the 2013 season with five consecutive wins and won a hard-fought 19-12 victory at Midwestern State in the regular season finale to earn a berth in the NCAA playoffs.
"I believe in his vision and the positive changes we will make to broaden our success and continue to make WT a special place for very talented student-athletes," McBroom added. "I am as excited about the future of our football program as I have ever been. Our team is in great hands, and our community is going to enjoy getting to know Mike and his wife Camille. They are both incredibly special and positive people."
The West Texas A&M volleyball team begins its second straight NCAA Division II Elite Eight Tournament today in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Lady Buffs will take on the East Region Champion LIU-Post this afternoon with first serve set for 12 p.m.
The Pioneers enter the weekend with an overall record of 25-9 following sweeps over Franklin Pierce, NYIT and New Haven to claim the program’s first ever East Regional Championship last weekend. This is the team's first ever appearance in the Elite Eight.
WT is making it's 13 appearance in National Quaterfinals in the program's history. The Lady Buffs beat Dallas Baptist, Regis University and Angelo State in impressive fashion to win the South Central Region. WT is also riding a 28-match winning streak.
The other quarterfinal matches include BYU-Hawaii vs Ferris State at 2:30 today, Conc.-St. Paul vs Tampa at 5 p.m. and Wingate against Wheeling-Jesuit at 7:30 p.m Central time.
The unbeaten West Texas A&M women's basketball team is getting ready to head out on the road for a brutal 3-game stretch against some very good competition. The 11th ranked Lady Buffs beat Northern New Mexico 99-52 last Saturday and head coach Mark Kellogg said the team is definitely making progress but they need to be tested at this point in the season and definitely will in the next three games.
The road trip starts at undefeated and 3rd ranked Emporia State on Sunday before the Lady Buffs head to Seattle Washington for games with Simon Frazier and #9 Seattle Pacific.
West Texas A&M senior guard Casey Land has been named the Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week in women's basketball. The Canyon High product Land led the Lady Buffs in scoring with 14 points against Northern New Mexico last Saturday. She had a season-high eight steals and six assists. WT held Northern New Mexico to 52 points which marked the fifth game in a row the Lady Buffs have held their opponent to under 40 percent shooting and under 55 points.
West Texas A&M JR- Forward Antjuan Ball has been named the Lone Star Conference defensive player of the week in men's basketball. In the Buffs' win over Newman University last Saturday in Canyon, Ball went 8-of-13 from the floor for 16 points while also grabbing an impressive 20 rebounds (8 offensive, 12 defensive) with one block and one steal. WT Interim head coach Vinay Patel said Ball has really played well since joining the proram.
The game marked the first for Patel as interim head coach. He took over when longtime Buffs coach Rick Cooper retired last week
The Buffaloes will host OPSU in their next game this Saturday at 4 p.m. in Canyon.
CLASS 1A DIVISION II
Wellington (12-0) vs. Albany (13-0), 2 p.m. Saturday, Lubbock's Lowrey Field
Tenaha (11-1) vs. Falls City (13-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Waco ISD Stadium
Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. Dec. 19, Arlington's AT&T Stadium
SIX-MAN DIVISION I
Crowell (13-1) vs. May (14-0), noon Saturday, Arlington's AT&T Stadium