American football

  • North East American Football Clubs Searching for Gridiron Talent for National League Campaigns

    December 14, 2018 at 10:13 am

    American Football teams in the North East are hoping to unearth the next Tom Brady as they search for new talent. The sport grew in popularity in the UK during the 1980’s when Channel 4 began to cover the NFL. This popularity increased further when the NFL introduced the International […]

     
  • American Football | Spartans Dominate Pyros in Borders 2A

    American Football | Spartans Dominate Pyros in Borders 2A

    December 11, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    The Sunderland Spartans defeated the University of West Scotland Pyros 34-0 in their latest BUCS fixture, scoring four touchdowns on the ground and one through the air.

     
  • Spartans suffer heavy defeat to Edinburgh Predators

    Spartans suffer heavy defeat to Edinburgh Predators

    November 20, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Sunderland Spartans faced a rampant Predators side who defeated them 33-6. The first points were put on the board for the Predators after their Running Back received a quick play from the Quarter Back, who then charged through the heart of the Spartans team to the end and converting to […]

     
  • Pick 6 Podcast 3: “Falcons are Scary Birds”

    Pick 6 Podcast 3: “Falcons are Scary Birds”

    November 2, 2018 at 9:43 am

    This week on the Pick 6 Podcast in association with Sportsbyte at Sunderland University Stuart Dick, Ed Painter, Jason Button and Connor Bromley discuss: The week 7 action in the NFL including the Eagles/Jaguars at Wembley Game. The trade deadline, with multiple moves made on the final day including the […]

     
  • Pick 6 Podcast #2 | “But an Eagles can fly about”

    Pick 6 Podcast #2 | “But an Eagles can fly about”

    October 25, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      This week on the Pick 6 Podcast in association with Sportsbyte at Sunderland University Stuart Dick, Ed Painter, Jason Button and Connor Bromley discuss: The week 67 action in the NFL including a thriller between the Saints and the Ravens, another overtime game for the Cleveland Browns and a […]

     
  • Pick 6 Podcast | Episode 1

    Pick 6 Podcast | Episode 1

    October 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    This week on the Pick 6 Podcast in association with Sportsbyte at Sunderland University Stuart Dick, Ed Painter, Jason Button and Connor Bromley discuss: The week 6 action in the NFL including a big win for the New England Patriots against the Chiefs, a close game between the Atlanta Falcons […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans: We’ve been to Hull and back

    Sunderland Spartans: We’ve been to Hull and back

    October 17, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Spartans vs Sharks sounds like a cheesy late-night B-movie to me. On Sunday we travelled to Hull to play against the UH Sharks in a pre-season friendly; the final score being 7-2 to the Sharks. Hull are a division above us, so we were outnumbered, to begin with, many of […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans first official training session

    An interview with Kyle Thirlwell President of the Sunderland Spartans American football team

    October 1, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    SportsByte’s Connor Guest interviewed Sunderland’s American Football team president Kyle Thirwell in preparation for a new season of University sport. SB: Why did you join the team? KT: I was first interested in joining the team as my brother who came to Sunderland uni also played so he convinced me to […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans mid-season review: What we have learnt so far

    Sunderland Spartans mid-season review: What we have learnt so far

    December 5, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    With Sunderland Spartans having reached the midway point in their season, below are four key issues which head coach Pete Nichol will need to address before their next game on January 28. The size of the squad With such a small pool of players to pick a starting eleven from, […]

     
  • Spartans beaten by Napier Knights in one-sided game

    Spartans beaten by Napier Knights in one-sided game

    December 4, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Sunderland Spartans failed to score for the second time this season as they lost 35-0 to Edinburgh Napier Knights. In their last game before the Christmas break, the Spartans also lost QB Trevor Hill early in the fourth quarter to a shoulder injury, leaving back-up QB Mark Daniel Laing to […]