Channel Ten Missing the mark on Glasgow 2014

Anna Meares (centre) with her silver & bronze counterparts in the cycling (image: Herald Sun website)

Anna Meares (centre) with her silver & bronze counterparts in the cycling (image: Herald Sun website)

After just one day of competition, and the Opening Ceremony, social media has already thrown the spear at Channel 10’s Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games coverage.

With two channels that can be used for games coverage, and a plethora of events running until August 4, fans are asking; why is there a) not more sport and b) so many ads? Continue reading

Cricket: England are being overcooked and then burnt

Alastair Cook's facial expression says it all (photo: The Mirror)

Alastair Cook‘s facial expression says it all (photo: The Mirror)

After a 95 run drubbing at the hands of India, and having not won any of their last 10 Tests, England are searching for answers that should have come six months ago.

Unfortunately, the management of the situation at the time, the Kevin Pietersen drama included, did not allow for the fresh overhaul that the England Cricket Board and on-field team needed. Continue reading

EFL: Warrandyte and Park Orchards rivalry intensifies as Bloods prevail

Park Orchards drives forward while shepparding Warrandyte out (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Park Orchards drives forward while shepparding Warrandyte out (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Warrandyte Reserve, home to the mighty Bloods, played host on Saturday to a dominant performance from the red and the white against Park Orchards Sharks in Division 4, on a surface that was slippery in the pockets and suited a sharp kicking style. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Wrap-up: La Trobe University outstanding on home turf

RMIT & Monash Ultimate Frisbee players fly in the SUG gold medal match (photo: Davis Harrigan)

RMIT & Monash Ultimate Frisbee players fly in the SUG gold medal match (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Another year, and another Unigames has been wrapped up.  Held in the city of Wodonga, and some sports in Albury, 1,950 students descended on the town this week to contest 14 sports, with the desire to win a gold medal or secure the overall championship trophy. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Day 2: Tossing balls and Frisbees with Netball, Touch, Tennis and Ultimate

In close, La Trobe & Melbourne University (photo: Davis Harrigan)

In close, La Trobe & Melbourne University (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Once again, the city of Wodonga greeted competitors with a slight chill, but no sign of rain.

With all sports beginning to hit the peak stage of their respective divisions, securing as many wins as possible became crucial in the race for a top spot. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Day 1: Hitting the track with Cross Country, Futsal & Basketball

Swinburne v UTAS, men's futsal (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Swinburne v UTAS, men’s futsal (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Fog in Wodonga on the first day of Southern University Games competition greeted the cross country competitors on a picturesque but somewhat muddy La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Edition Three: Red and White Cheer from the North

The Griffith Uni Cheer team hard at training for SUG (photo: Rix Ryan Photography)

The Griffith Uni Cheer team hard at training for SUG (photo: Rix Ryan Photography)

(This article was first seen here at Australian University Sport)

Every year, the demand and popularity of cheerleading at Southern University Games is increasing.

So much so, that this year, the competition has attracted a team from Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Continue reading

Cricket: Day/night test cricket a pink blow to the heart

Kane Williamson of NZL v West Indies; shots like this may disappear with the pink ball (photo: WICB Media/Randy Brooks)

Kane Williamson of NZL v West Indies; shots like this may disappear with the pink ball (photo: WICB Media/Randy Brooks)

As the traditional form of the game, test cricket is not something that can – or should – be radically altered.

Now, though, that scene has the potential to change. Continue reading