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Saints Sport to launch 5k running programme

In association with CAPOD, Saints Sport are set to launch a weekly five kilometre running programme around University Park. Whilst only one run is scheduled at the moment, event organiser Claire Scott hopes it will become a regular fixture on the St Andrews calendar. Booking for the run, which is open to students, staff and the wider community, has already opened, with...

Six Nations review: two in a row for dogged England

Whilst some stout defence and pinpoint kicking from Ireland prevented England from securing back-to-back Grand Slams, nothing could stop Eddie Jones’s side from retaining the Six Nations. The tournament was one of the best in years, with most games proving that on their day, anyone could beat anyone (well, other than Italy, who seem incapable of scoring, let alone winning)....

Saints coaches travel to New Zealand to learn from the best

University of St Andrews Director of Rugby David Ross, assistant coach Chris Martin and performance analyst Burhan Torgut are traveling to the other side of the world to spend time with one of the most successful rugby teams in the world, The Canterbury Crusaders, in order to learn and develop as coaches. Established in 2008, The Crusaders International High Performance...

Saints Golf edge nail-biter to make BUCS semi-finals

A dramatic victory on the second hole of a play-off for Bjorn Bojesen saw the University of St Andrews Golf team defeat Northumbria University and secure their passage to a first-ever BUCS Championship semi-final. The team had good conditions and home advantage for their game on the Jubilee Course last Wednesday and began the morning in impressive fashion with three...

Joe Root and the fine art of cricketing leadership

Leaders are not one and the same. They are not uniform. Whether within or outside of sport, you will rarely find leaders who are carbon copies of one another. From the combative Martin Keown to the innovative Bill Gates and the disarmingly respectable Alistair Cook, it is very difficult to categorically define a leader. This means one often doesn’t know...

Student golf tuition returns for third consecutive year

Duke’s Course, the Old Course Hotel’s heathland, started offering student golf tuition alongside the University of St Andrews Men’s Golf Club three years ago. Due to the popularity of the initiative, it is now back for a third year in a row and open to both male and female students. St Andrews is a breeding ground for new golfers. It...

Saints lose nail-biting varsity rematch

St Andrews may have comfortably won the historic varsity game at the start of the season, but Edinburgh got the better of the team last Wednesday in the BUCS trophy quarter-final, running out 22-18 winners. There was a palpable sense of excitement amongst the crowd at University Park, with fans of both sides knowing that a solid 80 minutes would...

Saints lose first game of the season in close cup contest with Sheffield Hallam

On Wednesday 22 February, the St Andrews women’s volleyball team faced off against Sheffield Hallam University in the quarter-finals of the BUCS trophy. St Andrews came into the game on the back of some excellent form. In the Scottish 1A league, the team is top of the table after only dropping two sets in eight games. In the cup, St...

Despite everything, the magic of the FA Cup lives on

In recent years, the FA Cup, football’s oldest cup competition, has lost some of its zest. The top English clubs do not hold it in as high regard as they once did: just last year, Louis Van Gaal was sacked by Manchester United only two days after he won the competition. Top teams often play weakened sides and see...

Artificial intelligence in sport

Artificial intelligence (AI) in any field is always a contentious topic. Even the name artificial intelligence sparks fears of a dystopia styled like Ex Machina or I, Robot. However, in the case of sport, there is strong argument to suggest that an increasing dependence on AI can only be a good thing. Firstly, I want to take you back in...