American football

  • American football coach Pete Nichol reflects on “okay” season

    American football coach Pete Nichol reflects on “okay” season

    March 29, 2017 at 8:15 am

    University of Sunderland’s American football head coach Pete Nichol has called his side’s season an “okay” one.  Nichol is also looking towards next season by gaining a good recruitment in a bid to challenge for the BUCS 1A North division title next term. Sunderland narrowly avoided relegation on goal difference […]

     
  • Netball's point had levelled the scores at 2-2 overall.

    Teesside regain Varsity title with big win over Sunderland

    March 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

    University of Sunderland were unable to retain their Tees Wear Varsity crown as they fell to a heavy defeat to Teesside University on Wednesday. The Wearsiders claimed wins in American football, cricket, netball and basketball. Rowing shared a point in contentious circumstances, adding to Sunderland’s equestrian victory from earlier in the […]

     
  • Sunderland won the point but celebrations were muted after the injury.

    American football’s Varsity clash abandoned due to Teesside injury

    March 23, 2017 at 9:27 am

    University of Sunderland’s American football team had their Tees Wear Varsity match abandoned due to a serious injury to a Teesside player. The injury to the Tees player occurred midway through the third quarter with Sunderland leading 16-8. And given the circumstances, the referees had no option but to bring […]

     
  • Spartans get first season win over Newcastle

    Spartans get first season win over Newcastle

    December 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Sunderland Spartans got their first win of the season on Sunday, shutting-out Newcastle Raiders in a 14-0 win. Running-back Misba Islam ran into the end-zone for both scores, and the win sees Sunderland move above Newcastle in the BUCS 1A North table. Islam was delighted with the touchdowns, but also for […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans face Newcastle Raiders

    Sunderland Spartans face Newcastle Raiders

    December 11, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Sunderland Spartans face off against local rivals Newcastle Raiders this Sunday hoping to kick-start their season. After a narrow 6-2 defeat to last season’s league winners Glasgow in their opening game, the Spartans have been defeated by Hull and Northumbria in games since. Team president Sherief El-Shakankery believes the sides […]

     
  • Spartans lose out in Northumbria derby

    Spartans lose out in Northumbria derby

    December 6, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Sunderland Spartans lost 38-6 to Northumbria Mustangs at Druids Park on Sunday. The game however was postponed early due to faulty lighting. The defeat sees Sunderland prop up the table after three games, and running-back Misba Islam was disappointed with the result. “We should’ve given them a closer game but […]

     
  • Spartans prepare for American Football derby with Northumbria

    Spartans prepare for American Football derby with Northumbria

    December 2, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Sunderland Spartans are gearing up to face local rivals Northumbria Mustangs on Sunday in search of their first win of the season. Spartans have begun the season with two losses – a narrow 6-2 defeat to Glasgow and then a 35-0 defeat to Hull Sharks. President Sherief El-Shakankery spoke about the […]

     
  • Spartans suffer unlucky season opening defeat

    Spartans suffer unlucky season opening defeat

    November 8, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Sunderland Spartans lost a close encounter against Glasgow Tigers, with a final score of 6-2 to the Scots on Sunday. After a scoreless first half, Sunderland took the lead through a safety in the third quarter. A poor snap from Glasgow on fourth down saw the ball go straight over […]

     
  • El-Shakankery looks ahead to American Football season opener

    El-Shakankery looks ahead to American Football season opener

    November 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Sunderland Spartans American Football team play their first game of the season this Sunday when they face off with Glasgow Tigers. Team president at the university Sherief El-Shakankery is looking forward to a ‘tough’ encounter. “Glasgow are always going to be a very tough opposition because of the have a […]

     
  • Anderson looks ahead to American Football season opener

    Anderson looks ahead to American Football season opener

    October 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Sunderland Spartans have their first game of the season on Sunday when they face off with local side DC Presidents. This friendly takes place before their first league game of the season when they host Glasgow Tigers on November 6. Wide receiver Patrick Anderson is excited for what will be his […]