Sport



Ex-Glasgow Warriors second row turned professional heavyweight boxer

2nd March 2021

Nick Campbell joins a select few professional athletes to risk it all in attempting to be a success at the elite level of another sport. In the past, fans have occasionally witnessed the greats of different sports turn their attention to a different activity within the sporting world. We have seen the likes of basketball ...


Electric energy at UGRacing

2nd March 2021

Senior members of the UGRacing team spoke to The Glasgow Guardian about the team’s exciting plans for the future. So much seems to have stalled over this past year: wedding dates have been postponed, travel plans have been delayed, but UGRacing has been making exciting progress. The University of Glasgow team which competes in Formula ...


Olympic athletes caught in vaccination debate

28th February 2021

Sports Reporter Claire Thomson gives her take on the ongoing discussions on Olympic athletes having their vaccines prioritised. In March last year, the Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made the decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the agreement that a second delay ...


Scots victorious in Calcutta Cup clash

17th February 2021

Scotland beat England at Twickenham for the first time in 38 years In case you missed it, something very special happened during Round 1 of this year’s Guinness Six Nations.  For Scotland fans, it was a rousing win at a familiar Scottish graveyard; Twickenham Stadium. None of the players today were alive when Scotland last ...


Super Bowl socialising

6th February 2021

The Super Bowl is fast approaching but many of the traditions surrounding the game will not be possible this year. This year is the 55th Super Bowl, and the two teams competing are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Super Bowl is the final National Football League (NFL) game of the ...


Scots seek Six Nations success

4th February 2021

After a disappointing Autumn Nations Cup then there is pressure on the Scottish men’s team to achieve success in the Six Nations. There can be no question that the past few months for Scottish rugby have been questionable. With a mixture of cancellations caused by Covid-19 and icy conditions, recent months have not been successful ...


Taking the plunge: an exploration into wild swimming

3rd February 2021

Sports Reporter Claire Thomson shares her newfound love of wild swimming in Scotland. During lockdown, keen swimmers up and down the country made the conversion to open water swimming after being faced with the challenge of the Covid pandemic, which forced the closing of leisure centres for over six months in Scotland. Wading into seas, ...


University side suffer Scottish Cup heartbreak

31st January 2021

Glasgow University’s Men’s Football team suffered a devastating 2-1 defeat to Linlithgow Rose in the second preliminary round of the Scottish Cup. In the halcyon days before the Scottish Cup and all other football beneath Scotland’s top two men’s divisions were suspended, Glasgow University’s men’s team began their Scottish Cup journey for another year on ...


Students tackle world’s toughest row

29th January 2021

Physics students Miriam Payne and Nia Hunter spoke to The Glasgow Guardian about their upcoming attempt to row the Atlantic. Everyone has fanciful dreams and ambitions, I doubt there are many of us who do not get lost in the idea of conquering challenges which in reality we will never bother to throw ourselves into, ...


Robert MacIntyre’s Cyprus Showdown win: just a hint of what is to come

27th January 2021

Oban born golfer Robert MacIntyre makes headlines as he claims his first European Tour victory at the Cyprus Showdown. Scotsman Robert MacIntyre became a European Tour winner for the first time by claiming first place in the Cyprus Showdown back in November at the Aphrodite Hills Resort in Paphos. The 24-year-old birdied four of his ...