sports



Sport on the big screen: Last Chance U:Basketball

19th October 2021

 There’s always hope. Over this difficult year and a half, having been confined to the four walls of my bedrooms, I have found myself searching for new interests. I’m a big football fan, but I’ve always been drawn towards the traditional American sports, such as basketball. The huge stadiums, tapestries of colour and noise drew ...


It’s time to put mental health before medals

22nd September 2021

Is the sporting world finally ready to commit to confronting the mental health crisis?  When Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympic women’s team event last month, the world’s greatest gymnast exposed that the heaviest burden of the Olympics is often the expectation to perform in them. Unlike most other athletes, Biles is held to the ...


GUSWPC make a splash at Scottish Masters Championships

21st September 2021

A promising start to the upcoming season for Glasgow University swimmers. On 10-11 September, Glasgow University Swimming and Waterpolo Club (GUSWPC) dived back in competition at the 2021 Scottish National Open Short Course Masters and Senior Age Group Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow following an 18-month long break. Eight swimmers competed in ...


GUSA Freshers’ Week

14th September 2021

Here’s your guide on how to get involved in the 50+ sporting clubs that the University of Glasgow has to offer Freshers’ Week is all about getting involved and looking for different ways to break yourself into university life. Finding your feet in a big pond is not always the most straightforward, but when you ...


Sports on the big screen: Goon

8th September 2021

To kick off our new series, Investigations Editor Jordan reflects on how the sports film Goon impacted his own sporting career Goons, enforcers, and other unflattering names have all been given to many athletes from all across the sports world, from the ironically named Metta World Peace and Dennis Rodman in basketball, to football’s Marco ...


How the 2018 World Cup saved my mental health

10th June 2021

Dylan Brewerton-Harper looks back on the emotional and meaningful experience he undertook whilst watching the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. It’s finally June and Euros fever is kicking in. England’s campaign begins on 13 June against Croatia, with the Three Lions looking to exact revenge on the team that ended English semi-final dreams at ...


Pure Fitbaw Euro preview proves to be the ideal pre-tournament listen

10th June 2021

The show, hosted by Glasgow University graduate Alasdair Madden, hits all the right notes ahead of football’s Summer showpiece. Pure Fitbaw (PF) has been an established part of the Scottish football podcast scene for several years but their latest podcast series, which previews Euro 2020, might be amongst their most exciting yet.  PF has produced ...


What the Rangers celebration in George Square really means

25th April 2021

With Rangers fans breaching Covid-19 guidelines to celebrate the end of a taxing nine years, questions must be asked regarding violence associated with Scottish football as fans wreak havoc on the streets of Glasgow. On 7 March, hundreds of Rangers fans encroached upon Glasgow’s historic George Square, where they showed their city pride by destroying ...


Rage, unity and galvanising Power: The European Super League

23rd April 2021

The attempts by Europe’s elite were thwarted by the passion of fans, but what will come from the fallout? The European football world was thrown into turmoil on Sunday evening after plans for a ‘European Super League’ (ESL) were revealed. The league proposed to involve the “big six” of English football – Manchester City, Manchester ...


Electric energy at UGRacing

2nd March 2021

Senior members of the UGRacing team spoke to The Glasgow Guardian about the team’s exciting plans for the future. So much seems to have stalled over this past year: wedding dates have been postponed, travel plans have been delayed, but UGRacing has been making exciting progress. The University of Glasgow team which competes in Formula ...