American football

  • 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 […]

     
  • Bittersweet season for Sunderland Spartans

    Bittersweet season for Sunderland Spartans

    May 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland Spartans’ campaign has now ended, with the side finishing in 4th position in the BUCS Northern/Scottish Division 1A. The Spartans won three of their eight league games, as well as overcoming Teesside Cougars 14-0 in the Tees-Wear Varsity – although the score was reversed as a 1-0 win to […]

     
  • Sunderland and Teesside women's football teams in action at Southern Areas Playing Fields.

    Sunderland crowned Tees-Wear Varsity champions

    April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland have won the 2016 Tees-Wear Varsity in one of the closest contested competitions in recent history, as they beat Teesside University 13-12. With over 12 hours of sport taking place across Sunderland and 25 fixtures taking place, Sunderland edged out their Teesside rivals by the narrowest […]

     
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    Sunderland Spartans confident ahead of Varsity clash

    April 27, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Sunderland Spartans face Teesside Cougars in this years Tees-Wear Varsity event at Raich Carter this afternoon. Line-backer Sam Kirby forward to the game. The University of Sunderland man said: “It’s a good time to get more reps on the field and especially because we haven’t played them in the league […]

     
  • Former San Francisco 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis made the decision to sit out of the 2015 season to "allow his brain and body a chance to heal" and is yet to return to the NFL. Picture credit: Clive Gee/PA Archive/Press Association Images

    Sport’s concussion crisis: Has progress been made?

    March 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Within the space of 11 days in February, two sporting fan favourites were forced to end their careers in what should have been their peak years. Two men from entirely different worlds, yet two men united by an injury which stripped them of their livelihood. Andy Wilkinson, a Stoke City […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans end season with defeat in local derby

    Sunderland Spartans end season with defeat in local derby

    February 23, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s American Football side lost 6-13 to local rivals Newcastle Raiders on Sunday, in what was the final game of the season. The Spartans finished 4th in the table, having won three and lost five of eight games, while Glasgow ran away with the title, having won […]