Varsity 2015: The URN Directory

6th May 2015


Nottingham Varsity 2015 stands at 12-8 to the University of Nottingham after 10 straight days of sport. The series is won, with just one event left to go, which is cricket on Friday 5th June. No pressure on the cricket club, but at the start of this series I predicted the green and gold army would win 13-8 in URN’s series preview.

After a perfect opening night at the basketball, UoN went on to extend their series lead to 6-1 at the ice hockey. They never relinquished that lead. A good weekend for Trent, including two wins at the football and one in men’s rugby union, reduced Uni’s lead to 8-6. Fortunately, the rugby league team put to bed the previous year’s 40-12 defeat to win 20-12 on the Sunday, giving Uni of a 9-6 Varsity advantage that effectively removed any doubt as to which university would take the Varsity crown.

It was a particularly important win for the green and gold army because defeat in rugby league would have allowed Trent’s American Football side to level the series at 8-8. As it panned out, the closest Trent got to UoN was 0-0.

Varsity 2015 was secured at Highfields, where the men’s hockey team followed up the women’s victory to secure the crucial 11th point for the University of Nottingham.

It meant that Uni of’s comfortable win in the swimming pool on the last of the 10 days of Varsity simply extended an already unassailable overall lead.

In addition to providing live commentaries of basketball, ice hockey and both football matches, URN’s reporters were at every single event to live-tweet the action as it happened and to publish match reports with exclusive audio of all 20 events during the 10 days. You can find all of the series event previews and reports, as well as the highlights of our daily Varsity Tonight shows, in our URN Varsity directory below.

Patrick Hildred

Varsity Event Reports

Women’s basketball report and audio
Men’s basketball report and audio
Dodgeball report and audio
Lacrosse report and audio
Women’s futsal report and audio
Men’s futsal report and audio
Ice Hockey report and audio
Netball report and audio
Men’s and women’s volleyball report and audio
Women’s football report and audio
Men’s football report and audio
Women’s rugby union report and audio
Men’s rugby union report
Rugby League report and audio
American Football report and audio
Women’s hockey report and audio
Table tennis report and audio
Men’s hockey report and audio
Swimming report and audio

Varsity Event Previews

Men’s and women’s basketball preview and audio
Dodgeball preview and audio
Lacrosse preview and audio
Men’s and women’s futsal preview and audio
Ice Hockey preview and audio
Netball preview
Men’s and women’s volleyball preview and audio
Men’s and women’s footballl preview and audio
Men’s and women’s rugby union preview and audio
Rugby League preview
American Football preview and audio
Table tennis preview and audio
Men’s and women’s hockey preview and audio
Swimming preview and audio
Cricket preview and audio

Varsity Tonight

The podcast of URN’s first ever daily Varsity show, ‘Varsity Tonight’. James and Phil hosted episode 1 as the men’s basketball club took on the URN Sport Leaderboard Challenge, basketball presenters Calum and Sam received a special mission, and Dominika from the women’s basketball club answered URN’s quickfire questions:

Beth and James hosted episode 2 of URN’s daily Varsity Tonight show. They heard how URN’s basketball presenters Calum and Sam got on with the previous day’s word-sneak challenge. The women’s futsal team took on the URN Sport Leaderboard Challenge, and the team spoke to Elliott Chaplin at Clifton Campus to take in the atmosphere at Varsity Dodgeball:

Phil and Beth hosted the third Varsity Tonight show. They set Ice Hockey presenters Sam and Paddy their word-sneak challenge ahead of their live broadcast, and played a game of Ice Choccie with the women’s field hockey team. They also had the latest instalment of the URN Sport Leaderboard Challenge:

Phil and James hosted the fourth edition of Varsity Tonight. They exposed the URN Sport broadcasters’ latest gaffes, caught up on how the ice hockey presenters got on with their word-sneak challenge, and brought you a rap battle between the UoN Volleyball men’s and women’s teams:

Beth and James hosted Monday’s Varsity Tonight. They re-capped the series so far, heard “expert” drunken analysis from Varsity Rugby Union, got motivated by an inspirational team talk, examined our sports players’ inability to count to three, and brought you an, er… awe-inspiring table tennis rap battle:

Beth, James and Phil hosted Varsity Tonight on the evening where the question was: had Uni of wrapped up Varsity 2015? They brought you exclusively live commentary of table tennis, played ice choccie with the men’s hockey club, found out how the table tennis club got on in the URN Sport Leaderboard Challenge, and heard the greatest compilation of motivational speeches known to mankind: