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  • 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 ahead to making some strong recruitment in a bid to challenge for the BUCS 1A North division title next term. Sunderland narrowly avoided relegation on goal difference ahead of […]

  • University cricket takes place indoors until April.

    Lewis Aiken impressed by University cricket’s Varsity victory over Teesside

    March 28, 2017 at 8:45 am

    University of Sunderland cricket captain Lewis Aiken was impressed with his team’s “overall excellent performance” after they comfortably beat Teesside University in their Varsity tie on Wednesday. Lewis admitted feeling confident his team would come away with a win before the game: “As Varsity came around again I was very confident with the […]

  • Chris Dobey in action at the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. Steven Paston/PA Wire.

    Chris Dobey knocked out of German Darts Championship first round in deciding leg

    March 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Chris Dobey bowed out of the German Darts Championship at the first round stage, losing 6-5 to Jamie Bain. The Bedlington thrower led twice during the match and broke Bain’s throw for a 5-4 lead with a wonderful 108 checkout. However, “Hollywood” was unable to grind out the victory, with Bain […]

  • Sunderland Stars squad, president Natalie Gray (back row, fifth from right)

    Sunderland Stars narrowly miss out on a Varsity victory over Teesside Wildcats

    March 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    University of Sunderland’s cheerleaders missed out on taking the Varsity crown after losing out to Teesside Wildcats by 3.4 points. Both teams produced fantastic routines that demonstrated both dance and acrobatic ability. Routines were scored out of 80, with Stars scoring 71.9 and Wildcats carding 75.3. The home side snatched […]

  • Sunderland Dancer squad 2016/17

    Carter is ‘proud’ of dancers despite Varsity loss

    March 24, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    University of Sunderland dance squad lost out to their Teesside rivals for the Varsity title in Middlesbrough on Wednesday. Both teams performed two routines – one street routine and one mixed routine. Head coach Molly Carter said: “We choreographed and rehearsed those routines in a week and a half, we […]

  • University cricket takes place indoors until April.

    Sanderson leads University cricketers to Varsity win in Teesside

    March 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Sam Sanderson scored an unbeaten 49 as Sunderland’s cricketers convincingly beat their Teesside counterparts in their Varsity clash on Wednesday. Having won the toss and bowled first the visitors produced a disciplined bowling performance to hold Teesside to 91-4 off their 10 overs. Sanderson and Shiraz Hussain took early wickets […]

  • 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 occurred midway through the third quarter, with Sunderland leading 16-8. And given the circumstances, the referees had no option but to bring the game to an early […]

  • Josh Carr golf

    Golf president Carr disappointed as golfers fail to field a full team

    March 21, 2017 at 10:23 am

    The University of Sunderland mixed golf team president Josh Carr was “disappointed” after his side were unable to field a full team in their 4-2 defeat at the hands of Durham thirds.  This was the golfers’ final game of the 2016/17 Northern 2B League season, and things ended on a sour […]

  • The initial fixture against Liverpool was postponed.

    Sunderland golfers go down fighting in final day defeat

    March 16, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    The University of Sunderland mixed golf team suffered an agonising 4-2 defeat in their final game of the season against Durham 3rds.  Captain Will Herron and president Josh Carr led the team out and both secured points in tightly contested matches, while David Barwise and Karl Bowman couldn’t follow suit. It […]