University sport

  • Sunderland University Cricket team fall short

    Sunderland University Cricket team fall short

    May 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland Cricket team fell to a disappointing defeat in their first match of the season against Newcastle seconds. Jones was Newcastle’s match winner, taking four wickets in his first four overs for just 11 runs. The Sunderland outfit had initially started well in drizzly conditions, reducing their […]

     
  • Sunderland Shafts Chilver looks forward to the future

    Sunderland Shafts Chilver looks forward to the future

    May 7, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Sunderland Shafts member Chris Chilver says he is looking forward to the future after an unsuccessful season for the Wearside team. Sunderland finished bottom of the Northern University Darts League table with no wins after a narrow 6-5 defeat to Durham last week. And Chilver, who lost the deciding leg, […]

     
  • Last season's Sunderland Futsal team, above, competed at the regional finals in Leeds

    Ferguson pleased to have taken Futsal chance

    May 5, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    University of Sunderland men’s Futsal goalkeeper Andrew Ferguson hopes to taste academic success in his three years university stint while remain standing as solid as a rock between the goalposts on the Futsal court. The current second year History student started showing keen interest in Futsal this year after the […]

     
  • Sunderland University well represented at BUCS championships

    Sunderland University well represented at BUCS championships

    May 5, 2014 at 8:49 am

    There were four athletes competing for the University of Sunderland at the BUCS championships this weekend with two representatives in the high jump, one in the 400M hurdles, and 1500M. Barry Maskell was the only athlete to make it through to the second day after he comfortably finished 4th in […]

     
  • Shafts final game goes down to wire

    Shafts final game goes down to wire

    May 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    The Sunderland Shafts were left devastated as they were defeated in the last leg of the game against Durham at Sloanes Sports Bar. The last leg consisted of Shafts’ Chris Chilver going agonisingly close against Durham’s Matt Coward, with Coward hitting double 20 to win his game 2-1 and gave […]

     
  • Sunderland crowned Tees Wear Varsity Champions

    Sunderland crowned Tees Wear Varsity Champions

    April 30, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    The University of Sunderland ended a three year wait to win the Tees Wear Varsity after defeating Teesside University 16.5-7.5 on Wearside. After loosing the last two Varsity events, Sunderland were given an early boost when Teesside pulled out of the Cricket, women’s Rugby and men’s Football 4ths on Tuesday […]

     
  • Sunderland come up short in women’s Basketball

    Sunderland come up short in women’s Basketball

    April 30, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    University of Sunderland women’s Basketball team fell to a 54-32 defeat against Teesside University in the Tees-Wear Varsity. Despite battling hard, Sunderland were 2nd best for most of the contest, despite briefly threatening to run them close during the 2nd quarter. The start was delayed by over two and a […]

     
  • Sunderland and Teesside compete in Dance Off

    Sunderland and Teesside compete in Dance Off

    April 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    The Teesside and Sunderland ‘Step Up’ dance off was an intense competition, holding the audience’s attention throughout. Teesside danced to a medley of popular songs from artists such as Will.I.Am and Justin Bieber, Neon Jungle and Beyonce in their first performance, opening the dance off in style. Sunderland fought back […]

     
  • Netball First team thrash Teesside in Varsity thriller

    Netball First team thrash Teesside in Varsity thriller

    April 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    A 49-22 victory for the University of Sunderland Netball first team saw them secure a comfortable win over their North East rivals Teesside at Varsity. From the whistle Sunderland looked to dominate in both the attacking and defending thirds, scoring several goals and intercepting many of the Teesside passes. Shooters […]

     
  • 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, […]