Sport



GU edged out in seven goal thriller

19th October 2009

Menzieshill 4-3 Glasgow Clare Toner A first round draw against one of the best sides in the country is not the easiest start to a Scottish cup campaign. Glasgow University were undeniably the underdogs heading into this fixture. However, as the 4-3 defeat suggests, they were certainly prepared to put up a fight against a ...


Time to fight for your rights

19th October 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith We find ourselves in sinister times. The news treats us to a daily deluge of general unpleasantness; so much so that even now a simple trip to the shops can leave us with a sense of impending doom. On my first arrival in Glasgow from the comparative safety of Edinburgh and the ...


Bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy fun

19th October 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith Choosing a fitness regime can often leave you feeling like a kid in a candy store. If I do that thing I’m going to get totally ripped abs, yet if I do that, the advert states that there is a fantastic chance that in no time at all I’ll be infinitely more ...


GURC continue to ride hard

19th October 2009

Joe McLean The earliest “horsey” memory I recall is of me sitting on the arm of our sofa, pretending to be a jockey whilst watching The Grand National. Sadly, my dream of becoming the next top jump jockey never got any further than that sofa, but it ignited a passion that has continued to this ...


GUBC win after last gasp heroics

19th October 2009

Glasgow 82-79 Stirling Joe McLean Tonight I find myself court side at the Donald Dewar Centre, named after a past alumnus of the University and, of course, Scotland’s first ever First Minister. This was the setting for Glasgow’s opening game of the season against Stirling, and it was a fine vantage point to view what ...


GU Scottish Cup heartbreak

28th September 2009

Glasgow 1-4 Girvan Harry Tattersall Smith A great man once said, “Football is a funny old game,” but the laughter was conspicuous in its absence from a muted Garscube faithful, as they saw their team clinically dismantled by a superior Girvan outfit in the first round of the Scottish Cup. It was a day on ...


A body of spirituality

28th September 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith … gets himself all tied up in knots at the Bikram Yoga Centre. Yoga is for middle–class housewives, yuppies and people who are too lazy to do a proper sport right? Wrong. It’s easy to stereotype ‘Yogis’ as a rabble of humming hippies, entrenched in some crumbling commune, high on hallucinogens and ...


GUSA Fair kicks off the year in style

28th September 2009

Joe McLean The 2009 Sports Fair was a proverbial melting pot of student clubs, all jostling and vying for fresh talent to swell their ranks. The Fair had a vast array on display to suit the most discerning of sportsmen, from the mainstream and the obscure to the downright insane. It seemed as if there ...


GU feel brunt of Hillhead hump

28th September 2009

Clare Toner Glasgow University Women’s Hockey Club’s (GUWHC) first game of the season against Hillhead was never going to be easy. With a squad of twenty arriving to be considered for team selection, new playing rules to contend with, and facing a team from the league above their own, the 3-0 defeat belies the many ...


Glasgow Tennis get smashed

28th September 2009

Alastair Coe The Universities Glasgow and Stirling came head-to-head in the first Scottish Conference match of the season at Garscube. Glasgow, with captain Tim Campbell, Brian Wasige, Marcus Pops and Andrew Smillie, were in a confident mood, but faced a tough task against a strong Stirling side. Being the National Tennis Centre, Stirling University has ...