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Scots victorious in Calcutta Cup clash

17th February 2021

Scotland beat England at Twickenham for the first time in 38 years In case you missed it, something very special happened during Round 1 of this year’s Guinness Six Nations.  For Scotland fans, it was a rousing win at a familiar Scottish graveyard; Twickenham Stadium. None of the players today were alive when Scotland last ...


Super Bowl socialising

6th February 2021

The Super Bowl is fast approaching but many of the traditions surrounding the game will not be possible this year. This year is the 55th Super Bowl, and the two teams competing are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Super Bowl is the final National Football League (NFL) game of the ...


Taking the plunge: an exploration into wild swimming

3rd February 2021

Sports Reporter Claire Thomson shares her newfound love of wild swimming in Scotland. During lockdown, keen swimmers up and down the country made the conversion to open water swimming after being faced with the challenge of the Covid pandemic, which forced the closing of leisure centres for over six months in Scotland. Wading into seas, ...


John Higgins falls at final hurdle at an eventful Masters

26th January 2021

The “Wishaw Wizard” was defeated by an up-and-coming Yan Bingtao in the Master’s final. 45-year-old Wishaw born John Higgins, was defeated by Yan Bingtao in the most dramatic fashion earlier this week at the Masters snooker tournament. Bingtao, a name that is starting to become extremely familiar in the snooker universe has become even more ...


Scotland frustrated again by Ireland

19th December 2020

Scotland endured a difficult afternoon in Dublin as they were defeated 31-16 in their final Autumn Nations Cup match.  The final weekend of the Autumn Nations Cup arrived, with Ireland and Scotland contesting the third place play-off, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for Scotland, it was another frustrating encounter against ...


University team hope for Scottish Cup success

12th December 2020

Phil Storrier, Glasgow University Men’s Football First Team coach, and Robbie Smith, the team’s captain, spoke to The Glasgow Guardian about their upcoming Scottish Cup game against Linlithgow Rose. The University’s Men’s Football first team have had a difficult time in the Scottish Cup in recent years, difficult draws are something the club have become ...


ATP Tennis pro accused of domestic violence

9th December 2020

Number 7 in men’s tennis Alexander Zverev has been accused of domestic violence by former girlfriend Olga Sharypova. Trigger warning: domestic violence 23-year-old German professional tennis player Alexander Zverev has recently been accused of domestic violence by his former girlfriend and childhood friend, Olga Sharypova. The accusations came to light only days after finding out ...


Les Bleus end Scottish hopes of a sixth win in a row

8th December 2020

Scotland’s fine run of form comes to a juddering halt with a frustrating loss to France in the Autumn Nations Cup. Scotland ended a French Grand Slam dream with a three-try victory at BT Murrayfield in what was the last international weekend before Covid-19 shut down the global sporting calendar. Fast forward eight months later, ...


This week’s Intramural League roundup

5th December 2020

GUSA publicity convenor Anna Woodcock gives The Glasgow Guardian a roundup of an eventful week in the Intramural League. The much anticipated Intramural League, continued in its quest to save first-semester University sport at Glasgow, with drama seen on the volleyball and tennis courts in the starting stages of the tournament. This week introduced the ...


Diego Maradona: The Golden Boy

27th November 2020

On Wednesday evening the world was brought the news that Diego Maradona, arguably one of the greatest footballers to ever have played, had died aged 60. Diego Maradona is regarded as one of the greatest men to have ever kicked a football, idolised by hundreds of millions worldwide. When you think football, you would not ...