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Saints storm to Cup success in rout

St Andrews University Men’s 1st XI lined up against Dundee in the BUCS Conference Cup final. Having already dispatched Abertay, Robert Gordon and Edinburgh 3s cumulatively 23-2 to reach the final, and beaten Dundee 12-2 and 6-0 in the league, the Saints entered the game confident of securing a result. The game ended up being more of a formality,...

Women’s Waterpolo: a review of an historic season

For a small university, St Andrews has a proud sporting culture. Our teams participate in memorable tournaments and occasions. We have produced Scottish and British champions in a huge diversity of sports and some have even dominated the other teams in the field. However, no St Andrews sports team in recent memory has done this to the same extent...

Saints Cricket: preview of the upcoming season

As the temperatures once again plummet towards the typical Scottish frigidity, the time for that most summery of sports is nearly upon us. After six months of indoor practice and maybe even a smidge of fitness in the gym, the BUCS Cricket season is finally at hand. With four BUCS teams across the men’s and women’s leagues, and nearly...

Champions League: last 16 review (part 2)

Imagine not liking football. As the champions league concluded its round of sixteen fixtures for yet another year, let’s look at what continues to be a competition filled with shocks at every turn this season. Juventus 3 – 0 Atlético Madrid (3-2) In my review of the last round of fixtures, I suggested PSG were the only team who, having gained...

Champions League: Last 16 review (part 1)

After a few months of painful waiting, the flip-flopping of the Premier League title race and the Chelsea goalkeeper’s soap-opera antics, Europe’s most elite competition returned a couple of weeks ago. As always, the competition’s first round of last sixteen fixtures both conformed to and went against our expectations with Spurs, Real Madrid and PSG all in the driving...

Saints slip up to Strathclyde

Despite the sunny weather that graced our coastal town this week, the performance for the Men’s First Basketball team was not quite so sunny. After a hard-fought battle, the boys just couldn’t quite come out on top, losing 53-69 to Strathclyde’s first team. Currently in fourth place in their BUCS league, they faced third-placed Strathclyde in their latest fixture. Winning...

BUCS Nationals success for St Andrews’ finest Judoka

Tensions were high on the morning of 15 February as 13 members of the Judo team set off on the long bus journey to Sheffield, to compete for our university in the BUCS national championships, due to a combination of anticipation for fighting, and hunger (as many had been cutting weight to make their weight categories for competing the...

Catching up with the Quidditch Club

The Harry Potter book and film series have been subject to a number of offshoots over the years. Perhaps most recent is the divisive issue of the Harry Potter-themed shop on Market Street. An obvious and growing descendant of the Harry Potter world is the wizard sport quidditch. The quidditch craze quickly reached St Andrews and St Andrews University...

Saints hold on for thrilling final game triumph

Looking out of the window as I am writing, the skies are leaden and the traditional Scottish mist has descended, but when St Andrews’ Women’s Rugby first XV played their final fixture of this year’s BUCS season it was as if spring had arrived for the late season fixture between the league leaders. Conditions could not be more perfect...

Saints slip up to clinical Aberdeen

Despite an improved second-half performance, St Andrews Women’s first team fell short to an Aberdeen side that took their chances well and frustrated the Saints throughout the game. The Saints came into this game in great form: with three successive league victories in BUCS Scottish 1A, they sat second in the table. Unfortunately, Edinburgh University’s firsts had completed all their...