Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 (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...
Shortly after Leicester City’s Champions League loss to Sevilla Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan, Marc Albrighton, and Jamie Vardy were summoned to a meeting with Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha that spelled the end of Claudio Ranieri’s reign as manager. According to The Times, the group of senior players met Mr Srivaddhanaprabha at the team’s hotel in Seville and were asked...

In defence of Arsene Wenger

When talking about Premier League football, one person that springs to mind probably more than anyone else is the Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger. No matter how many times he has been belittled by the Arsenal fans, there is no mistaking that he is the one who has revolutionised the way the Premier League is seen in the modern world....
The University of St Andrews Rugby Club have launched a new vision, designed to help them become the best student rugby club in the world by 2020.