British IndyCar Star Dan Wheldon Killed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Young Academic can bring tragic news regarding the death of British IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon. The sport’s 2011 Indianapolis 500 winner and one of the most popular drivers in open-wheel racing died yesterday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. An awful multi-car crash on Lap 11 of the IndyCar Series season finale unfortunately inflicted ‘unsurvivable’ wounds to the father of two from Emberton.


Seventh Rugby World Cup Finals One Day Away!

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The 7th Rugby World Cup is just around the corner and in true Young Academic style, we have our finger right on the pulse of everything that is going on in New Zealand. The hosts kick proceedings off tomorrow evening against Tonga and we will be bringing you match reports and features on every stage of what is set to be a fantastic tournament. Make sure you keep an eye on our great Rugby Union section.


Facebook Takes it First Step Towards Live Premiership Football

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Facebook has taken the next step in its bid for world domination with its announcement that it is to stream its first live professional football match. Young Academic has learnt that the social networking platform will demonstrate its growing social power following the revelation earlier in the week that students across the country will soon be able to rent movies using the website.


Student Owned Racehorse Tae Kwon Do Claims First Victory

Some fantastic student news from the horseracing industry this Bank Holiday Monday as Tae Kwon Do romps home to claim a first victory. Young Academic has learnt that the horse, being ridden by top jockey Richard Johnson, is owned by a student syndicate called ‘Students Love the Races’.


Watch England Take On the Barbarians at Twickenham with Young Academic | Young Academic Sports News

England fans can now take advantage of a 2-for-1 ticket offer for the upcoming visit of the Barbarians to Twickenham Stadium on Sunday May 29 kick off 2.30pm. The game is part of a Bank Holiday weekend of high class rugby being played at Twickenham. At Young Academic we understand that you have all been studying hard and need some respite from all of our educational and student news.


Wales clash make or break for Capello as Terry’s captaincy comes under scrutiny | Young Academic National Sport

The decision by England manager Fabio Capello to reinstate John Terry as England skipper raised eyebrows across the land, sent the country’s tweeters into overdrive and gave Capello’s critics more ammunition to fire in the Italians direction. A year after being stripped of the armband for his off-field antics, it remains to be seen the impact John Terry’s return to the position of captain will have on the national side.