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Varsity 2015 dates revealed

posted 25.02.15 at 9:10am

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University Radio Nottingham can exclusively reveal the dates for the 2015 Nottingham Varsity series. After the Pulse broke the news at the beginning of the year that this year's Varsity was to be radically changed and held over a two week period after the Easter break, URN Sport can now bring you the full list of dates.

The series will begin on Monday 27th April with Basketball at the Capital FM Arena. Ice Hockey is on Wednesday 29th April.

Football is on Friday 1st May, followed the next day by Rugby Union on Saturday 2nd May.

The only event not to be held inside the two-week period is the Men's Cricket, which will be the concluding event of the series on Friday 5th June.

Tickets will be available in early March, with details to be posted on the official series website, nottsvarsity.co.uk.

UoNSU Sports Officer Kiri Madhani told URN the idea of holding the series over a short period of time:

Sports Editor Patrick Hildred summarised how the series will work:

For all your Varsity coverage, tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7pm, Saturdays from 3-5pm, and follow @URNSport on twitter.

URN: your number one Varsity source.

Varsity 2015

Monday 27th April

Six Nations, Lance Armstrong and Rooney's dive?

posted 18.02.15 at 3:10pm

Simon was joined by Chris and David for Tuesday's edition of URN Sport. First on the agenda was the Six Nations. They began by discussing England's triumph over Italy.

The conversation moved on to debate Lance Armstrong being ordered to pay $10 million to SCA Promotions, a Dallas sports insurance company that paid Armstrong's bonuses for winning the Tour de France and then helped cause his epic fall from grace in 2012.

The latest round of the FA Cup saw West Brom beat West Ham United 4-0, which the boys discussed.

Finally, Manchester United beat Preston North End 3-1 on Monday night (also in the FA Cup). Wayne Rooney won a controversial penalty. The panel discussed whether the England captain had dived.

For more national and international sports chat, tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Six Nations, AP McCoy and pressure on Pearson

Simon was joined by Elliott, Joe and David for this week's show. They began by discussing the Six Nations, which kicked off at the weekend with victory for England at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.

Also on the agenda was AP McCoy's retirement as a jockey.

The panel then moved on to talk football, and started with Tottenham's 2-1 win at home to Arsenal in the North London derby.

Having lost to Chelsea but ended their 659-minute goal drought, Aston Villa's troubles were also discussed.

And finally, the panel touched upon Leicester City and their boss Nigel Pearson, who is still in his job despite rumours of his sacking on Sunday night.

For more national and international sports discussion, tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Super Bowl review, Pearce sacked and relegation predictions

Simon was joined by Elliott, Nick and Joe this week to discuss the latest goings-on in the world of sport.

They kicked off by talking about the Super Bowl and its appeal (or lack of) to the European market.

The panel moved on to discuss Andy Murray's defeat to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open, and Serena Williams's women's title win.

Following Sunday's news of Nottingham Forest sacking Stuart Pearce and bringing in Dougie Freedman as manager, the boys discussed Forest's string of unsuccessful managerial appointments and what the future holds for Pearce.

On the theme of managerial departures, Harry Redknapp's resignation from QPR was also up for debate.

Finally, as per tradition Simon asked the panel for their Premier League relegation predictions.

For more sports chat tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Super Bowl Special

posted 29.01.15 at 2:44pm

With the Super Bowl taking place at the end of this week, the team from our NFL podcast, 'Turn Down for Watt', took over Tuesday's URN Sport for a Super Bowl special. For an outsider's perspective, Joe joined Calum, Ben and Matt on the show.

They began by discussing deflate-gate, which has taken up plenty of column inches in the build-up to the event.

The panel then looked ahead to the game itself as the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots.

Each of our NFL experts then put their necks on the line with their predictions for Super Bowl XLIX.

Finally, Calum pitted his podcasting regulars Ben and Matt against Joe in a completely fair and impartial quiz.

For more discussion of all the big sports stories of the week tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm, and for more NFL chat, check out our American Football podcast, Turn Down for Watt, here: http://urn1350.net/podcast/217.