Sport



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 ...


Scotland’s imperfect Autumn

26th January 2021

A couple of weeks on from Scotland’s loss to Ireland, Alexandra Bullard reflects on a mixed tournament for the national team. For as long as I can remember, the Scotland men’s national rugby team have always been branded as underdogs. Our little nation has for decades been on the receiving end of endless jokes and ...


John Higgins falls at final hurdle at an eventful Masters

26th January 2021

The “Wishaw Wizard” was defeated by an up-and-coming Yan Bingtao in the Master’s final. 45-year-old Wishaw born John Higgins, was defeated by Yan Bingtao in the most dramatic fashion earlier this week at the Masters snooker tournament. Bingtao, a name that is starting to become extremely familiar in the snooker universe has become even more ...


Pedalling through the pandemic

9th January 2021

Sports reporter Claire explores different ways we can venture on cycling holidays. The Covid-19 lockdown caused an explosion in bicycle sales, increasing cycling in the UK by as much as 200%. This means that the concept of a cycling holiday, or bicycle touring as it is otherwise known, is certainly one that will attract many ...


Scotland frustrated again by Ireland

19th December 2020

Scotland endured a difficult afternoon in Dublin as they were defeated 31-16 in their final Autumn Nations Cup match.  The final weekend of the Autumn Nations Cup arrived, with Ireland and Scotland contesting the third place play-off, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for Scotland, it was another frustrating encounter against ...