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Triumph for St Andrews Pool Society

It’s not often that we get the chance to report on some of the lesser known sports societies. I find this somewhat surprising given the small nature of the university anyway. All that aside, the women’s 1stof the St Andrews Pool and Cue Society have provided me with a quality exception to the rule. It is a sport that I...

Men’s 1s triumph in St Andrews derby

It’s often a competitive and feisty encounter when two teams from the same university must play each other. On Tuesday this was no different for the men's 1st vs Mens 2nd team football match, the stakes were just a little bit higher than your average BUCS game. This was the semi-final of the BUCS Conference Cup. It was also...

Adam’s Column

Despite its popularity across the globe, golf can never seem to escape the stigma of being, well, a bit boring. It’s played by middle-aged white men in spotty trousers apparently. It might be a strange thing to say in a town like this which is, of course, dominated and makes a living from this very sport. Walk far enough...

Men’s 1s hold on for crucial narrow victory over Glasgow

As the sun’s rays cascaded through the trees on a blissful spring-like afternoon, St Andrews’ 1stXI Hockey team were gearing up for one of the most important games of the season against top of the league Glasgow. Glasgow, undefeated in the league, presented quite the challenge to a St Andrews team which had been unfortunate to come off the...

City and Saracens: How much is too much?

At first they just started out as innocent rumours. “City out”, “City banned” whispered their way around the hallowed streets of St Andrews at around 6 o’clock on another listless, predictably boozy Friday night (to others it may have been notable for being Valentine’s day). Yet a full on wildfire was to explode in the space of a few...

How should we deal with cheating?

If a student cheats at the University of St Andrews, be it via plagiarism or academic misconduct, the punishment is clear and systematic. Sanctions are in place to ensure that all students are playing by the same rules, thus meaning no one has an unfair advantage.  All sport requires the exact same level of oversight. In a market valued at...

St Andrews Persevere to get into the next round of Cup

The men’s first team have been in fine form since the New Year. The side have yet to drop a point. They have had dominant wins against Glasgow 2s and Dundee 1s. Many of the players have hit the ground running in 2020. Freshers like Kai Panniwitz, Seb Ratzan, Jamie Scott, and Sacha Weiss have really established themselves in...

Women’s 3s earn brilliant cup victory

Despite the snowy weather last Wednesday night, against all odds, the women’s third team’s match went ahead.  The setting was sunny albeit cold and strong wind definitely played its part in this fixture. This cup match was between the Women’s 3s, who were second bottom of the BUCS Scottish second division, and Edinburgh Napier 1s, who are flying high in...

Andy Murray: Resurfacing – Review

It’s early in the morning. Andy Murray is silently working on an exhausting-looking exercise machine when his phone rings. He receives some news and his head slumps against the glass. After hanging up, a visibly devastated Murray explains to the camera that his hip replacement surgery cannot take place until next week. Another week of worrying if he’s made...

Jones steals the show as Saints trounce Dundee

  A remarkable five-try performance from inside-centre Emily Jones saw the St Andrews Women’s Rugby 1stXV claim a much needed 53-10 triumph over rivals from across the Tay (Dundee) on a sunny yet freezing February day at the Sports Centre. Talking with club figures beforehand, it wasn’t hard to appreciate the Saints’ desperation for a victory in this clash. They lay...