• Sunderland men lose BUCS basketball clash against Leeds Beckett

    May 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm By Luke Vinton Sunderland men’s basketball seconds ended their 2016 BUCS campaign in defeat, losing 86-53 to a clinical Leeds Beckett side. The Northern 4B league clash saw both sides level on points in the division ahead of tip-off, despite Leeds having two extra games in hand. Sunderland, playing […]

  • 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 […]

  • Drew Lasker is hoping for cup success this season

    Eagles beaten by the better team, says Lasker

    January 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Newcastle Eagles guard Drew Lasker believes the side suffered the loss to Worcester Wolves because their opponents were the better team. The Point Loma graduate also thinks the team got it wrong on the defensive side of the ball in their defeat in front of the BBC Sport cameras at […]

  • The Eagles suffered a hangover following their BBL Cup win.

    Newcastle Eagles suffer loss to Worcester Wolves

    January 21, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Newcastle Eagles suffered just their second loss of the season when they went down 112-103 to the Worcester Wolves at Sport Central on Friday. The hosts led by five points at half-time after some fine shooting by Rahmon Fletcher, who finished with 34 personal, and Deondre Parks. Worcester notched up […]

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    Women’s basketball president hoping for winning record in 2017

    January 10, 2017 at 9:21 am

    University of Sunderland women’s basketball team are hoping to turn their season around in 2017 after they ended the year with a losing record. “This year we are 1-2 and hope to finish 3-2 at the end of the season,” explained Charlene Sambrooks, president of the women’s basketball team. The side lost their […]

  • Drew Lasker is hoping for cup success this season

    Drew Lasker elated after reaching BBL Cup final

    December 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Newcastle Eagles guard Drew Lasker was smiling from ear to ear after the team made it to their fifth-straight BBL Cup final. They saw off the London Lions on Friday night to book their place against the Glasgow Lions on January 15 and Lasker stated that he doesn’t want to […]

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    Three reasons Sunderland’s basketball sides can turn their season around

    December 19, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    It’s been a disappointing first half of the season for the University of Sunderland basketball team, as wins have been few and far between. Yet, the turn of the year offers hope and optimism that previous results can be forgotten and lessons have been learnt. The two 1st teams have […]

  • Team Sunderland's basketballers have only lost once this season.

    Team Sunderland basketball coach happy with team’s mentality

    December 19, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Team Sunderland’s basketball coach Brian Calder is happy with the structure and mentality of his squad this season. He said: “The mentality of my team just reinforces where they’re at,” in regards to Team Sunderland’s league position. He added: “I have got some good leaders and other players really competent […]

  • Team Sunderland's basketballers have only lost once this season.

    Team Sunderland basketballers restricted with training schedule

    December 18, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Team Sunderland is still improving despite having limited time to train during the week. Sunderland’s head coach Brian Calder said: “We are limited to one training session a week.” The side currently train at City Space at University of Sunderland and are allocated a two hour time slot per week. Time […]

  • Newcastle Eagles are used to featuring the BBL Cup final.

    Newcastle Eagles secure BBL final spot

    December 17, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Newcastle Eagles booked their place in the BBL Cup final for the fifth straight season after they beat the London Lions 89-82 in the semi-final second-leg on Friday night. Rahmon Fletcher scored 33 personal to set up a mouth-watering tie against the Glasgow Rocks in the final next month, but it […]