Sport



Next stop Birmingham for the Scottish Thistles

31st March 2022

This summer’s Commonwealth Games are fast approaching and the Scottish Thistles netball team name qualified just in time.  With just over 100 days until the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the final six netball teams have been confirmed, including the Scottish Thistles. After ninth place finishes in Glasgow and on the Gold ...


Glasgow wins Taxis Cup for first time in four years

24th March 2022

For the first time in four years, Glasgow won the Taxis Cup – Scotland’s largest student varsity sporting competition – against Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University. The competition usually takes place annually, however returned this year following a three-year hiatus due to Covid-19. Just under 1,000 students participated across 21 fields of sport, including football, ...


Shane Warne: A legend of the game, and beyond

23rd March 2022

A reflection on the life of the Australian leg-spin bowler who was widely regarded as one of the best cricketers of all time. Friday 4 March 2022. The day the game stood still. The collective cricket world stopped, anxiously holding its breath, desperate in the hope that there had been some kind of mistake. It ...


Rising UofG sports star Fay Henderson has her sights set on international curling success

18th March 2022

Sports Editor Claire Thomson interviews UofG student and Scotland Junior Team Skip Fay Henderson about her recent successes, motivation and goals for the future. For several decades now, curling is a sport that Scotland has continuously excelled in at all levels of competition, including the current 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China, where the ...


Glasgow University Cheerleading Showcase 2022

18th March 2022

After a long period of Covid-19 restrictions, GUC are back better than ever with their annual showcase in April. Classified as a “contact sport” by the Scottish Government, cheerleading has suffered through the toughest of sporting Covid-19 restrictions over the last two years. Finally, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for ...


Sport can change lives and lives can change sport

13th March 2022

Sports Editor Claire Thomson interviews trampoline club captain Hollie Fullerton about how they and the trampoline club have welcomed and encouraged LGBTQ+ and unisex representation in sport. For several years, transgender and non-binary athletes have been at the heart of sporting debates and become political lightning rods in a sex-segregated sporting world. Amid all this ...


Scottish Women’s Premier League to form new league under SPFL from the start of 2022/23 season

10th March 2022

Isobel Adams discusses the changes that are expected to be made to women’s football in Scotland this summer. Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) clubs will form a new league and cup competition under the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) umbrella from the start of the 2022/23 season.  The move has been confirmed following months of ...


The beautiful game (of counting): Covid cases, injuries and players

9th March 2022

Since the season’s first instance of postponement of football matches, games have been continuously cancelled as Covid and injuries continue to disrupt football leagues. The rate of Covid infections in the English Football League (EFL) and English Premier League (EPL) has remained high among players and staff alike. With players constantly in and out of ...


Should teams be responsible for the misdemeanours of their fans?

8th March 2022

Melanie Goldberg explores the controversy surrounding the fining of the Scottish football team after fans booed the Israeli national anthem. At the beginning of November, FIFA fined the Scottish football team as retribution for their fans booing the Israeli national anthem. The fine was imposed due to an alleged breach of FIFA policy stating that ...


Winter Olympics doping scandal: Another slippery slope for the Russian Olympic Committee

8th March 2022

Russian Olympic Committee skating on thin ice once again following doping scandals at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The history of Russia at the Olympics is troubled. Participating first as the Russian Empire, they later competed as the Soviet Union, Unified Team, Russia and finally, following the 2017 state-sponsored doping scandal uncovered in the ...