American football

  • 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 […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans out for revenge against Newcastle

    Sunderland Spartans out for revenge against Newcastle

    February 19, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    The University of Sunderland American Football team will face off against local rivals Newcastle this Sunday, February 21, at Druid Park. The Sunderland Spartans sit 4th in the Scottish/North 1A table, with Newcastle lying in 2nd position. However, both sides, as well as fellow North East outfit Northumbria, are on 6 points, […]

     
  • Spartans set to play under the lights at Druids Park

    Spartans set to play under the lights at Druids Park

    December 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    The Sunderland Spartans hope to get their season back on track following their 6-0 defeat to Glasgow as they host the Lancaster Bombers on Sunday. Both teams have played two games already with the University of Sunderland side having the 16-point comeback win against Northumbria, before losing to Glasgow. Lancaster […]

     
  • Predictions: Sunderland Spartans on Super Bowl 50

    Predictions: Sunderland Spartans on Super Bowl 50

    December 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    As the year turns into December we’re getting closer and closer to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara on February 7. Five games remain in the regular season of the NFL, before the play-offs start in January, and players from the Sunderland Spartans American Football team have made their early […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans home win streak ends against division champions

    Sunderland Spartans home win streak ends against division champions

    November 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Sunderland Spartans suffered their first home loss in over three years, going down 6-0 against last year’s play-off finalists the Glasgow Tigers on Sunday. The game remained scoreless at half-time, despite possessions for both teams. Sunderland moved the ball a little better and were able to cause an interception through rookie […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans started the season with an emphatic win over Teesside Cougars

    Sunderland head coach wants “revenge” in Game of the Week

    November 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland Spartans are out for revenge as they host their first home game of the season against the Glasgow Tigers in Double Coverage’s game of the week on Sunday. Glasgow were the only team to beat the Spartans last year and narrowly missed out on Premier League promotion after falling […]

     
  • Spartans overcome 16-point deficit in season opener against Mustangs

    Spartans overcome 16-point deficit in season opener against Mustangs

    November 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Halloween turned into Blackout Saturday as the Sunderland Spartans overcame late drama and a 16-point third quarter deficit to beat Northumbria Mustangs 24-23. With only 33 seconds left on the clock, the season opener was halted for nearly 30 minutes because of a power outage, plunging parts of Druids Park […]