An introduction – Croup’s Corner

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

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If you followed The Globe this past semester, you know that Zac Weiss wrote his last Word From The Weiss column and final story as a Point Park student after 3.5 years as a beat writer.
Let me welcome you to the new Globe sports column and introduce its writer.
I’m a broadcast reporting major who loves watching, playing and covering sports. I spent the last semester with The Globe as the Rugby Club beat reporter.
The rugby beat was an interesting challenge. I traveled with the team to their games and learned a sport that was foreign to me and I loved every minute.
The spring semester for Point Park sports is going to be an interesting one for me to write about and for you to read about.
For starters, the mens’ basketball team is well on their way to having a successful season. They picked up their tenth win of the season Jan. 10 against Indiana University Kokomo, something they didn’t do until Feb. 2 last year.
We’ll get to see how the woman’s team can fair after the loss of sophomore center Sam Weir. Weir suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice Nov. 21. She led the team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots last season.
Track and Field joins basketball as the second sport that Point Park offers during the winter months. Both the men and women under the direction of head coach Kelly Parsley will compete next at the Spire North Coast Open in Geneva, Ohio Jan. 24.
The basketball teams’ regular seasons end right before spring break begins. Hopefully, we can see each team have a successful postseason run and play well into March.
After that, the spring sports season kicks off with golf, softball and baseball. Point Park’s baseball team enters 2015 ranked 22 in the National Association Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) preseason top 25 poll.
With this column, I plan to write something that’s different and goes beyond the story of a game. I hope to entertain and inform you as a reader.

So again, welcome to the new sports column, “Croup’s Corner.”

 

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