American football

  • 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 […]

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

    Sunderland Spartans backed to go unbeaten

    October 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Sunderland Spartans have been backed to go unbeaten this season after the publication of the BUCS Division 1 pre-season rankings. The University of Sunderland American Football team are ranked 7th in the latest power rankings and, according to the website Double Coverage, the Spartans are backed to better their 7-1 […]

  • Spartans in action last season

    Sunderland edge Varsity American Football

    April 30, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    After a rocky start to the game, the University of Sunderland’s American Football team recorded a 26-21 Varsity win against Teesside University. Though the final result ended in a 26-21 score line tilted in Sunderland’s favor, the first half was an entirely different tale. With five turnovers committed by Sunderland, […]

  • The 2014 TeesWear Varsity Preview Show

    The 2014 TeesWear Varsity Preview Show

    April 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    SportsByte previews the 2014 TeesWear Varsity with a special edition of the SportsByte TV show ahead of the big day tomorrow. With the big day just around the corner, SportsByte are building up tomorrows Varsity with an in-depth preview show, made by SportsByte’s Head of Live, Tom Leak and fellow […]