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India suspend Caribbean tours, Murray wins Vienna Open, and Agueroooo

posted 21.10.14 at 8:55pm

Simon was joined by Adam, Bradley and Jack to discuss the latest stories making headlines in the world of sport.

The panel commented on India's decision to suspend tours to the Caribbean after the West Indies abandoned their tour of India last week due to a pay dispute.

Andy Murray beat David Ferrer to win the Vienna Open. The victory meant Murray pushed back into the top 8 of the men's world rankings, helping his prospects of reaching the Tour Finals at the O2.

The guys also discussed Sergio Aguero and compared him with Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

Southampton's incredible 8-0 win over Sunderland also led to debate over the two clubs and their differing fortunes.

For more discussion of national and international sports stories, tune into URN Sport next Tuesday from 6pm.

Ben Flower's punch and Russian Grand Prix

This week Simon was joined by Nick, Bradley and Calum. Rugby League led the agenda after Wigan's Ben Flower was handed a six month suspension for punching St Helens' Lance Hohaia in Saturday's Grand Final.

The next topic on the programme was England's football team after its 1-0 win over Estonia in their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying group. The panel began by discussing Raheem Sterling's request to be rested prior to the game.

Wayne Rooney scored the winning goal in England's 1-0 victory, but Bradley questioned whether he was a suitable captain.

Towards the end of the show the guys discussed F1 after the first ever Russian Grand Prix took place at the weekend. They reflected on the narrow gap between Hamilton and Rosberg in the standings, and whether the double points system in place for the last race on the circuit is fair.

To hear more debate on the world's big sports stories, listen to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6pm.

Sports membership: do the changes work for you?

posted 10.10.14 at 4:50pm

On 1st August 2014, the university replaced its old 3-level sports membership pricing structure with a new, flat rate, which is now £135. Sports Editor Patrick Hildred explains...

Table tennis club President Jonathan Spinks gave his views on Thursday's URN Sport.

Sam asked the panel - Ben, James and Calum, for their views on the changes.

The guys also compared the price of sports membership at the University to Nottingham to those of other universities, and found that Nottingham came out favourably.

To hear more coverage of university and local sport, tune into URN Sport from 6pm on Thursdays.

Vettel jumps ship, Balotelli, and KP

posted 07.10.14 at 11:58pm

This Tuesday Simon was joined on URN Sport by Danny, Bradley and Chris. The panel began with F1, and among other things discussed Sebastian Vettel's decision to leave Red Bull for Ferrari.

Football was next on the agenda. Liverpool beat West Brom at the weekend, but Mario Balotelli started on the bench after being dropped by manager Brendan Rodgers. The lads discussed Balotelli and the reasons for Liverpool's sluggish start to the season.

At the end of the show Simon asked the panel for their thoughts on Kevin Pietersen, who has claimed there was bullying in the England dressing room in his new autobiography, which is launched on Thursday.

Tune into URN Sport from 6pm next Tuesday for more discussion about the latest national and international sports stories.

Tryouts: fun or fear?

posted 02.10.14 at 11:42pm

At the beginning of a new university year, tryouts are taking place at many of the University of Nottingham's sports clubs.

But what is the experience like for students?

This was the question asked on URN Sport earlier tonight.

Sports Editor Patrick Hildred went out and about on campus to find out...

Sam Barker was joined by Calum Scotland and Jordan Rinsler in the studio to give their take on tryouts. They began by discussing how appropriate they were for clubs of different sizes, and also highlighted how for some sports, finances can also be a factor in students trying to make teams.

The panel finished by considering to what extent tryouts can be intimidating, and discussed what could be done to promote more inclusivity in the university's sports clubs.