Sport



A need for speedway

16th June 2009

George Binning Glasgow 52 - 38 Sheffield Guardian gets the back end out in the company of the fastest, loosest motorsport going - Speedway...


Counting down the seconds

16th June 2009

Ross McNab talks about the need to see continued investment in all levels of University sport...


Shinty club hit for six

28th April 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith Glasgow 2 – 6 Edinburgh A depleted Glasgow side were overrun by an experienced Edinburgh team on an icy day out at Garscube. The East-coasters edged out their rivals in a feisty encounter with the club from the capital displaying a master class in finishing from which the young Glasgow team can ...


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. ...