One ring to rule them all

28th April 2009

Rosie Davies takes to the hills to investigate the latest toast of cycling’s thrill-seekers The railings at Blytheswood Square, one of Glasgow’s highest points, are covered in bikes. Beneath the streetlamp’s orange glare is the glint of metal upon metal. It’s beautiful. But tonight, on a balmy bank holiday Saturday evening, it’s not just bike ...


Women’s hockey heartbreak

28th April 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith It is the consoling pundit, with arm draped around the losing finalist, who claims “it’s better than losing in the semis” yet that remained a hard fact to swallow judging by the despair etched on Glasgow faces after an agonising cup final loss at the hands of bitter rivals Edinburgh. It was ...


GUSSC enjoy winter of content

28th April 2009

Andy Bryce Saturday 28th February saw over 100 of Scotland’s best student skiers and snowboards descend on Cairngorm Mountain Resort, Aviemore, for the Scottish Universities Snowsports Championships. Degrading snow conditions over the last decade have meant that the competition has not been able to run, however record snowfall this year lead to a team of ...


Tigers earn their stripes

2nd March 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith Glasgow University Tigers overpowered the Teeside Cougars as they impressively continued their march to the playoffs. Whilst the start of the season saw the new squad struggling to generate momentum, their imperious home form at the aptly named ‘Fortress’ Garscube, has propelled their charge into the post-season. Caused largely by the hostile ...


You only swing when you’re winning

2nd March 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith I’m about as far away from Carnoustie as you can probably imagine; I’m currently huddled in a dank pub toilet in Carluke on the phone to golf captain David Taggart. He is about to head out on a rather arduous 240 mile round trip to Golspie to face the University of Highlands ...


Hockey team back on form

2nd March 2009

In a season that has been marred all too often by frustration and set backs Glasgow University hockey managed to haul their campaign back on track with an emphatic victory over a beleaguered Ayr side at the Garscube. Glasgow started off the brighter of the two, yet struggled early on to find the break through ...


Three cheers for Glasgow

2nd March 2009

Rebecca Day dusts off her pom poms to train with the GU cheerleaders It is hard to ignore the stereotype entrenched in the mind when someone mentions the word ‘cheerleader’. It has almost become a by-word for blond, tanned and sparkly-toothed American Girls pushing past the high school geeks with one flick of the pompom. ...


GUSA honours Glasgow sporting achievements

2nd March 2009

Colin Daniels The Marriot Hotel was the scene of great rejoicing as the annual GUSA Blues Reception took place. The awards ceremony — a pinnacle of the university sporting calendar as part of the GUSA Ball — is held annually to acknowledge those university teams and students who have made outstanding contributions to sport over ...


City derby ends in stalemate

10th February 2009

Colin Daniels Glasgow 4-4 Strathclyde With eight goals, a glut of stramashes and the woodwork taking a battering, the latest womens’ derby at Glasgow proved anything but predictable, for both spectators and coaching staff alike. The early action gave some indication of the extraordinary events that were to unfold in the all-Glasgow derby; the deadlock ...


Kelvin Hall hosts 2014 warm-up

10th February 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall played host to the Aviva International Athletics championships. It was a heartening performance from the British contingent following a wholly disappointing display on the track in Beijing. The weekend belonged to Mo Farah, the perennial underachiever who finally lived up to his potential by shattering the long standing UK ...