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Alex Whitcomb

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UoM trounce MMU in American football varsity

The University of Manchester’s Tyrants have not lost a game all season, and are now looking towards promotion in their BUCS division

Photo: Graham Holliday@flickr

The BBC’s Olympics deal & the changing face of sports broadcasting

Innovative approaches to TV rights are keeping major events on free-to-air TV

Photo: University of Manchester American Football

Varsity 2016: American Football Preview

The undefeated UoM Tyrants take on MMU Eagles this Sunday at Burnage Rugby Club

Great Britain's Laura Trott (left) in action at Revolution Photo: Alex Whitcomb

Revolution 2015/16: Team WIGGINS dominate round 5 and take the Elite Series Title

Great Britain’s Jonathan Dibben won two out of the four races to guide the British team, WIGGINS, to a maiden Revolution victory

Photos (L-R): Jaguar MENA @Flickr, Wikimedia Commons, Walter Jabsco @Flickr, UN Women @Flickr,

2015: Our Sporting Highlights

With 2015 drawing to a close, the Mancunion SPORT team have come together to discuss our favourite moments of this calendar year!

Photo: Airwolfhound@flickr

Not giving a toss? Cricket’s pitch problems

The problems caused by cricket pitches have led to changes to a traditional element of the game

Photo: Charlie @Flickr

Rugby Roundup: Club rugby returns

After starting the competition late due to the World Cup, English rugby clubs are making an impact at home and in Europe

Jason Kenny of Team GB. Photo Credit: Marc (Flickr)

British Cycling: Manchester’s medal factory running low on gold

With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, Britain’s period of cycling dominance looks set to be over

Banned Russian Athlete Yuliya Zaripova Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Russian doping must be a wakeup call for professional sport

Alex Whitcomb looks into the potential consequences of the largest doping scandal in history

Stannard & Blythe Credit: Alex Whitcomb

Revolution 2015

Wiggins and Doull were on top form in the cycling competition, but Tennant and Keisse win the day

Photo: Chrsic @Flickr

‘Wiggo’ returns to Manchester for Revolution Elite Series

Alex Whitcomb previews the first round of the Revolution Track Series

MTN-Quebeka. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

MTN-Qhubeka: The first African Tour de France Team

To celebrate Black History Month, Alex Whitcomb explores the African new arrivals in cycling—MTN-Qhubeka