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URN Sport: Special Reports

URN Sport ended the year with two special extended reports on Thursday.

In the first report, Emma Pearce followed transgender student Luke Hutchinson's attempts to fight transgender discrimination. It follows the cancellation of a Football v Homophobia event that was due to take place on campus this semester, due to controversy over barriers to transgender participation.

URN Sport Investigates: Football v Transphobia

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Our second report looked at the issue of mental health in university sport, and the campaign launched by the University of Nottingham Students' Union to try and tackle the problem.

URN Special Report: Welfare in Sport

Queen's, England beat Slovenia and Copa America

posted 17.06.15 at 10:17pm

Simon presented the last Tuesday URN Sport of the academic year and was joined by Chris, David and Amar. First on the agenda was Queen's, and whether Rafael Nadal's early exit to the unseeded Alexandr Dolgopolov was the sign of an irreversible decline for the Spaniard.

The next topic was the England cricket team who lost the third one-day international against New Zealand at Southampton.

England beat Slovenia 3-2 on Sunday in their latest Euro 2016 qualifier. The boys discussed the match.

Finally, the panel chatted about the Copa America.

The Tuesday edition of URN Sport will be back in September. Tune in on Thursday from 6-7pm for two special reports on transgender exclusion from football, and mental welfare in sport.

Thanks to Simon for hosting the show throughout the year, and the many sports team members who have panelled.

Women's World Cup, Wawrinka and Wiggins

Joe was joined by Elliott and David for the penultimate Tuesday URN Sport of the year. First up was Barcelona's 3-1 win over Juventus in the 2015 Champions League final.

The women's World Cup is also underway and the panel examined the tournament so far.

Also the subject of discussion was Wawrinka's shock win over Novak Djokovic in the French Open men's final. The result meant the world number one is still without a French Open title - the only grand slam still eluding him.

One of the final topics of the show was Bradley Wiggins who broke cycling's hour record on Sunday night, registering a mark of 54.526km.

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

Varsity Cricket Report

posted 05.06.15 at 5:33pm

NTU 141-5, UoN 143-6

Cricket post-match interview:

The University of Nottingham rounded off a victorious Varsity series on Friday with a win in the cricket at Clifton Campus.

A beautiful sunny day helped to attract a healthy crowd of 700-800 people as Trent batted first. The home side started brightly, and it took until the 16th over for Uni of to take their second wicket. That however was the beginning of a late flurry of wickets as NTU went from 119/1 to a final score of 141/5.

UoN lost batsmen more quickly than their hosts, finding themselves 59/3 at one point, but always maintained a satisfactory run-rate to reach their attainable target of 142 with 3 overs to spare.

Varsity: The Winners' Story

posted 04.06.15 at 9:30pm

In 2015 the University of Nottingham won the Varsity series for the fourth year in a row. URN covered all 20 events over a ten-day period, and on the eve of the final one - cricket on 5th June, we broadcasted a special one-hour documentary telling the story of the series.

You can hear it again in full below.