Regression not progression

5th December 2018

  Ruairidh Barlow Writer Recent times have seen controversy return to Scottish football, following uproar over the scheduling of the Betfred League Cup semi-finals: Aberdeen against Rangers and Hearts facing Aberdeen. After initially arranging both semi-finals, to be played at Hampden on Sunday 28th October, the SPFL then announced nearly a week later that they ...


Fork up for the screens… and the stadia

2nd December 2018

  Ruairidh Barrow Contributor The time-honoured tradition of gathering at your friend’s house for the big game, the one who pays for the sports channels, is under threat. The dismay of Sky Sports subscribers has been growing with every passing year. This summer marked the loss of yet more UK broadcasting rights, with La Liga ...


More Scots than ever involved in community sport

27th November 2018

Credit: Greyerbaby Tara Gandhi Deputy News Editor The Community Hubs aimed to get young people and disadvantaged groups engaged in sports Community Sports Hubs across Scotland are at an all time high of 192, after a push for an increase by the Scottish government after the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. First launched in 2011, ...


Europe shows it can still be a Union

26th November 2018

    Rory Clark Sports Editor It was a sight that would make any Brexiteer sad, although I imagine many were in attendance in Paris on the last Sunday in September. Phil Mickelson shanked into the water on the 16th to confirm what had already been known for the best part of an hour. Europe ...


Mike Ashley buys House of Fraser

26th November 2018

Sam Doak Reporter The Sports Direct owner has purchased the department store Earlier this year Sports Direct purchased the landmark Frasers building from Glasgow City Council. Sports Direct took control of the Frasers brand this August, prompting fears of store closures and job losses across the brand’s numerous outlets. In September Mike Ashley, the company’s ...


Youth Sport on the Springfield Road

24th November 2018

Amy Shimmin Contributor Too often sport is painted in a bad light – promoting competitiveness, funded by big money, and too focused on the result, rather than the process. While these – and other criticisms – are perhaps rightly deserved, the social power of sport cannot be understated: that’s where groups like Scottish Sports Futures ...


Thriving for a kendo attitude? Can do!

23rd November 2018

Dzachary Zainudden Writer The University of Glasgow offers its students numerous martial arts amongst its ever-growing list of sports. From Muay Thai boxing to Karate, new practitioners are introduced to one of many forms of fighting systems that instils discipline, self-respect and character into anyone eager to learn and reflect who they are as individuals. ...


Edinburgh College too strong for Glasgow

20th November 2018

Andrew Quinn Sports Editor Edinburgh College’s Casey Morrison scored 20 points in a player of the match display to give the visitors victory in their first ever BUCS game. The endurance of the Edinburgh players was particularly impressive, considering that they only had one substitute when Glasgow had seven. It was a poor day at ...


Glasgow University women’s hockey 3s nearly provide cup upset

18th November 2018

  Andrew Quinn Sports Editor I arrived at Garscube Sport Complex on 7 November with the cold wind cutting through my body, but my excitement about reporting on another sporting match warmed me up. I was there to watch the Glasgow University Men’s Rugby Football Club take on Robert Gordon University Rugby Club. Glasgow’s third ...


In it for the long haul

18th November 2018

Rory Clark Sports Editor Under Kerr’s reign, they made it into the second round proper for three years running, quite an achievement considering that they were always knocked out by full-time members of the SPFL Partick Thistle are currently one point from a relegation play-off spot in the Scottish Championship. Having broken up the previously ...