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West Texas AandM Buffaloes

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Conference  Lone Star Conference
Athletic director  Michael McBroom
Varsity teams  14
NCAA  Division II
Location  Canyon, Texas
West Texas A&M Buffaloes
University  West Texas A&M University

The West Texas A&M Buffaloes, also known as the WTAMU Buffaloes or WT Buffaloes, and formerly West Texas State Buffaloes and WTSU Buffaloes, are the athletic teams that represent West Texas A&M University, located in Canyon, Texas, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Buffaloes, colloquially known as the Buffs (men) and Lady Buffs (women), compete as members of the Lone Star Conference for all 14 varsity sports.


West Texas A&M was a member of the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association from 1941-1961. The football team won a conference championship in 1950. The Buffs were members of the Missouri Valley Conference from 1972-1985.


The football team plays its home games in Kimbrough Memorial Stadium and holds Lone Star Conference championship titles for 1986, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012. The Buffs play its football rival Eastern New Mexico University each fall for the Wagon Wheel trophy.


The Lady Buff volleyball team is a three-time NCAA Division II National Champion, winning the title in 1990, 1991 and 1997 while holding one of the best home winning records in any level of competitive volleyball. The team plays its home matches at the WTAMU Fieldhouse “The Box.”

Cross Country

The Buffaloes and the Lady Buffs are one of the few Division II institutions that has an on campus cross country course, known as "The Range."

The Buffaloes have won the Lone Star Conference Championship in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. The men have had individual champions in 2013, 2015, and 2016.

The Lady Buffs have won the Lone Star Conference Championship in 2012 and 2013. The women have had individual champions in 2012 and 2014.

Notable alumni

  • Maurice Cheeks - former NBA basketball player and coach
  • David Tameilau — plays rugby for the United States national rugby union team
  • References

    West Texas A&M Buffaloes Wikipedia

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