American football

  • 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 […]

     
  • Spartans in action last season

    Spartans ranked ninth in pre-season Power Rankings

    October 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    After narrowly missing out on the play-offs last season, Sunderland Spartans quarterback Nick Whitehead thinks his adjusted side have potential to go one step further this year. University American Football has had yet another reshuffle with the introduction of a third tier, putting Sunderland in the BUCS American Football 2015-2016 […]

     
  • Thirlwell happy with Varsity win despite below par performance

    Thirlwell happy with Varsity win despite below par performance

    May 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland Spartans Cornerback, Kieran Thirlwell, claimed he was happy with the win despite a below par performance, as the University of Sunderland’s American Football team claimed a 26-8 Varsity win over Teesside. The Wearsiders, who had only lost one league game all season, ensured they finished their season on a […]

     
  • Spartans Cornerback says failure is no option in fight for play-off place

    Spartans Cornerback says failure is no option in fight for play-off place

    February 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Spartans Cornerback Kieran Thirlwell has declared “failure is not an option” as the University of Sunderland American Football team look to make it into the BUCS play-offs. The Spartans face University of the West of Scotland this Sunday having defeated Edinburgh last week with a score of 36-14, bumping them […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans look to regroup over Christmas break

    Sunderland Spartans look to regroup over Christmas break

    December 29, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Sunderland Spartans head into the Christmas break sitting second in the BUCS American Football Borders division with a record of 3-1. The Spartans whooped up a 50-burger and a shutout in their first game against North-East rivals Teesside Cougars winning the game 50-0. Wins over Northumbria and Newcastle followed meaning […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans (in black) against Newcastle last season. Picture credit: Ganesh Rao

    Sunderland Spartans destroy Newcastle Raiders in Ryhope rout

    November 25, 2014 at 10:52 am

    A virtuoso home performance gifted Sunderland Spartans a dominant 33-0 win over the Newcastle Raiders at Ryhope field. The University of Sunderland team were physical throughout and imposed themselves at every opportunity in a passionate Tyne-Wear derby game. Quarterback Nick Whitehead rallied his offensive troops to pick up from where […]

     
  • Spartans in action last season

    Sunderland Spartans tame the Northumbria Mustangs

    November 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland Spartans continued their push for an unbeaten season with a convincing 26-7 victory over Northumbria Mustangs away at Gateshead. Following on from a fantastic victory over Teesside last week, the University of Sunderland side looked to dominate yet another local rival and succeeded on Sunday. The Spartans defence, high […]

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

    Sunderland Spartans smash Teesside in season opener

    November 3, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Four touchdowns from Spartans running back Johnny Mbuyi helped Sunderland smash Teesside Cougars 50-0 in their season opener at Ryhope field. In a fantastic team performance the Spartans set an early season bench mark. Teesside regularly found it hard to keep up with the Spartans intensity and it showed, as […]