Scottish football is aiming for the Sky

10th February 2019

  Rory Clark Sport Editor   Sky will be receiving the rights to Scottish football starting in 2020. Does more money equal progression? Sunday 22 May 2005: the last day of the year’s Scottish Premier League season. Ask any amateur pundit who would take the SPL title home at 5 o’clock and you would’ve probably ...


Tackling gender stereotypes in sport

9th February 2019

    Theodore Wilcocks Writer   Theodore Wilcocks discusses the importance of putting aside our harmful preconceptions of certain sports “A boy’s sport” is what the teachers called it. “A lesbian” is what the other children labelled her. “Don’t let a girl tackle you,” said the parents at the side of the pitch. This is ...


Scots across the pond

7th February 2019

Rory Clark Sport Editor The Scottish heart beneath the surface of American major leagues The Scotiabank Arena is currently the site of some of the most fluid and exciting basketball in all of North America. It is home to the Toronto Raptors and since the start of this National Basketball Association calendar, its lights have ...


Bielsa, Spygate & the So-Called ‘Etiquettes’ of Football

5th February 2019

Dylan Tuck Culture Editor “I know that not everything that’s legal is not right to do. You have many things that are legal, but not right”. The words of Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa might have more of philosophical tinge to them than you’d commonly expect from a football head coach, yet his morals have ...


Why Andy Murray is a tennis legend

3rd February 2019

    Andrew Quinn Sport Editor   The Scot could have played his last ever match Andy Murray crashed out of the Australian Open to world number 23 Bautista Agut in what could be his last competitive tennis match. A chronic hip injury, for which he had surgery last year, could end the three-time Grand ...


“Football – bloody hell”

14th January 2019

  Andrew Quinn Sports Editor I love football. I always have and always will. I enjoy playing, and spent much of my childhood on my PS3 and laptop playing FIFA and Football Manager. I watch lots of matches too, having been a season ticket holder at St Mirren Park in my first two years of ...


Football’s racism problem is not on the decline

31st December 2018

  Lewis Paterson Online Editor It hasn’t felt that long since it last happened, but the old “racism in football” conversation has been forced to make another unwanted appearance. When the Manchester City player Raheem Sterling faced racial abuse live on TV at the hands of Chelsea fans, it again brought to light the systemic ...


Are athletes ever ‘asking for it’?

16th December 2018

    Ruairidh Barlow Writer Recent tensions in the Edinburgh derby brought taunting to light, but should we accept it as a wider part of sports? The dramatic nature of this year’s Scottish Premiership season shows no signs of slowing down after a season rife with debate, histrionics and plenty more club statements. It all ...


GUBC bears all for Beatson

15th December 2018

  Angus Robson Writer The Glasgow University Boat Club are back for another year of bearing all in the name of charity. We started the annual men’s and women’s naked calendars three years ago and it’s been going from strength to strength each year. We row in Scotland where the winters are long, dark and ...


Solveig’s “twerk” comment shone a spotlight on sexism in sport

13th December 2018

Rory Clark Sports Editor Last week, Martin Solveig made one of the biggest faux-pas in sports history, reopening the debate on sexism in sport   Ada Hegerberg is only 23. Despite this, her professional footballing career already spans close to a decade. Rubbing shoulders with adults in her native Norway for Kolbotn IL, from the ...