Sport



Sweeping up all the plaudits

1st February 2010

Harry Tattersall Smith When Rhona Martin cast the immortal stone that gifted Britain an Olympic gold medal, not only did it signify our first Winter Games victory since 1984, it rejuvenated a society disgruntled by the omnipresent image of the Adonis Athlete. The triumphant curling team of 2002 resembled more a gaggle of jovial housewives ...


GUTC continue to smash up critics

1st February 2010

James Lush Glasgow University Tennis Club enters 2010 with the men’s first team on the verge of a place in the BUCS Premier North division, where they will face the likes of Loughborough, Manchester and Stirling. Following an unremarkable 08/09 season which was blighted by injuries and the decimation of the previous team following graduation, ...


Spiritual confrontation

1st February 2010

Joe Mclean gets spiritual as he learns to fight with body and soul with the Kempo club Not all martial arts are the same you know  — take it from me, I now have personal experience. They may sound alike and even dress the same, but they are fundamentally different. Upon my arrival at the ...


Glasgow shows fighting spirit

1st February 2010

Clare Toner Glasgow University Hockey Club took a giant step towards promotion after a gruelling victory against fierce rivals East Kilbride Avondale in a pulsating match at the Garscube. Glasgow looked like they would have to settle for a draw, but Harry Tattersall Smith lashed in a late winner to snatch a crucial victory. With an ...


Frisbee more fun than in the sun

30th November 2009

Joe McLean I have to admit my sporting knowledge of Frisbee amounted to memories of playing it during lazy summers in Kelvingrove Park and on California’s sandy beaches. But guzzling cold beers, and avoiding tenacious dogs while doing so, didn’t exactly take a lot of exertion. So I was slightly cynical about the “sport” of ...


Kendo puts Glasgow to the bamboo sword

30th November 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith Everybody was Kung Fu fighting; yet the latest martial arts trend sweeping Glasgow is Kendo. You’ve probably seen them across campus — they cut striking figures dressed in long black robes with meshed silver masks. You could be forgiven for being slightly intimidated — there is a certain Harry Potter Death Eater ...


GUHXC title bid put on hold

30th November 2009

Glasgow 1-1 Aberdeen Clare Toner As Glasgow took on Aberdeen, spirits were high. Given their superior position in the league, the match should have been a straightforward win. However, throw a cup tie into the mix and anything can happen. Glasgow started the game well, mounting an early attack against a sloppy Aberdeen defence. This ...


Vets tame the GURFC Barbarians

9th November 2009

GURFC 11-25 Vets Harry Tattersall Smith After a year of tumultuous off-field controversies, it must have been a relief for the newly formed Glasgow Barbarians to start letting their rugby do the talking. Yet on a night when they were looking to put past demons to bed it was a performance that delivered perspiration but ...


Glasgow cash in on Bank frailties

9th November 2009

Glasgow 51-6 East Bank Joe McLean Glasgow lined up for their third league game of the new season at Strathclyde University’s Jordanhill Campus on a cold and dark November night. Inside on the netball court things were soon heating up as Glasgow played the game at a blistering pace. Coach Leanne Hillan’s attack-minded side dominated ...


Glasgow side don’t know Watt hit ’em

9th November 2009

Glasgow 4-3 Heriot Watt Clare Toner The pitch wasn’t looking its best after a day of heavy rain but as the 4-3 score-line suggests, conditions failed to dampen the spirits of either outfit when Glasgow University met Herriot Watt in a clash that saw the league’s top two sides come to blows. Heriot Watt kicked ...