W Texas A&M keeps interim coach after playoff run

West Texas A&M is keeping Mike Nesbitt after he led the

Buffaloes to the Division II quarterfinals as interim coach

following the firing of Don Carthel days before the season started

amid an NCAA investigation.

The school says the move will be announced at a news conference

Monday.

The Buffaloes went 11-3 under Nesbitt and beat Indianapolis and

Ohio Dominican before losing to Grand Valley State 35-28 on

Saturday. West Texas A&M finished third in the Lone Star

Conference but had the best overall record and got the league’s

only playoff bid.

Athletic director Michael McBroom said Carthel was fired Aug. 22

for providing false information to the NCAA. Carthel said he paid

for Texas Rangers tickets for two of his players, but they

reimbursed him.