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A cracking year of sport: 2018/19 overview

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2018/19 saw yet another successful season for sport at Newcastle. A ninth-place finish with 2541.7 points overall in the BUCS table was Newcastle’s first since the 2015/16...

A year that changed the face of sport: in conversation with AU Officer Maggie Elstob

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Sports Editor Rebecca Johnson talks to outgoing AU Officer Maggie Elstob about varsity, BUCS Nationals and all things sport So, just to start off with, how’s your year as AU...

The daftest sports moments of 2018-19

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Rebecca Johnson and Jack Smillie discuss the daftest sporting moments to grace our screens across the academic year. ...

The Courier Sport PFA team of the year

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Our sports writers offer their alternative PFA team of the year suggestions. ...

Review: Billie Eilish- When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

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Rebecca Johnson reviews the debut album from controversial teenage superstar Billie Eilish...

Thrilling Fight Night gives spectators delight

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Our writers report from the return of Fight Night to Newcastle University on May 2nd. ...

Sight at the museum: Dippy comes to Hancock

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A year into his UK tour, May 18 sees Dippy the Dinosaur visit the Great North Museum in Newcastle. The Diplodocus, nicknamed “Dippy”, has been a regular feature at Natural...

Card games as sports- a bridge too far?

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Rebecca Johnson discusses the doping scandal that has rocked bridge, and debates its labelling as a sport. ...

The Olympics: weird sports of yesteryear and what’s to come

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Our sports editors uncover some of the strangest Olympic sports, as well as some unexpected 2020 additions. ...

Another World Cup run for SheBelievesCup winners England?

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Rebecca Johnson assesses the chances of a World Cup run for England this summer. ...