Point Park Globe

All in With Allison – The New (Temporary) Norm

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

This is all so surreal. I do not remember a time when I went this long without getting overly invested in a game or a match or a meet. I miss silently disagreeing with the (wrong) sports opinions on Twitter. I miss turning on the Buccos to play in the background while doing homework. I mis...

RSC Mascots – Ranked

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-Opinions Editor

April 1, 2020

Shammie the Shamrock from Carlow University- I understand that Shammie means well, but I hate him. I hate that he reminds me of Gumby, in that it looks like he’s rubbery enough to contort into some other form, or at least to have some other face, but THAT is what he decides to look like. It’s re...

The history of Black Diamond

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-Opinions Editor

March 25, 2020

While Point Park is home to the Pioneers, that’s not what the symbol on Point Park’s logo happens to be, which has caused some confusion regarding the real mascot of Point Park.  While the athletes may be referred to as the Pioneers, Point Park’s mascot is a bison. There is a difference betw...

All in With Allison – A World Without Sports

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

Not once in my entire writing career— no, scratch that, not once in my entire life did I think I would even have to imagine a world where sports did not exist, let alone live in one. I knew I would be bored when the announcement of all of the athletic seasons’ postponements came out, but I did no...

All In with Allison – CNCLD-20

Written By Allison Schubert

March 18, 2020

COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, has taken the entire world by storm. What started in Wuhan, China has slowly made its way internationally, with countries like Italy and the United States issuing nationally-recognized states of emergency, widespread quarantine and, in Italy, extensive av...

Baseball captures one more win ahead of canceled season

Written By Allison Schubert

March 18, 2020

The baseball team was able to fit one last game ahead of the remainder of the season being canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Pioneers traveled to close-by Chatham in Munhall, Pa. for a non-conference game against the Cougars. Sophomore Easton Klein started on the mound for the Pioneers, giving up three runs ...

Pioneers one of only twelve teams to advance to nationals

Pioneers one of only twelve teams to advance to nationals

Written By Zoey Angelucci, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The competitive dance team won the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Competitive Dance Southeast Regional title, giving them an automatic bid to compete in the NAIA National Championship. Two weekends ago, the Pioneers competed in Montgomery, Ala. against teams from five different...

Chris Gaul hired as new varsity esports coach, compliance coordinator for fall 2020 semester

Chris Gaul hired as new varsity esports coach, compliance coordinator for fall 2020 semester

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Point Park athletic department announced last Thursday that they have hired Chris Gaul as both the varsity head coach of the upcoming esports program and the department’s compliance coordinator. “Gaul quickly emerged as the No. 1 candidate during the search for our head esports coach and compliance...

All In with Allison – For Crying Out Cloud

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

March 11, 2020

It is no secret that Pittsburgh is a rainy city. The United States average for days with precipitation is 106.2; Pittsburgh comes in well above that at 140.4. Similarly, the United States average for sunny days is 205; Pittsburgh is not even close with just 160 days with sunshine per year. Baseball,...

Baseball loses series to IUK, improves to 9-3

Baseball loses series to IUK, improves to 9-3

Written By Mason Strawn, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The baseball team continued their March road trip, visiting Brescia University in Kentucky and Indiana University (IU) Kokomo this week. The Pioneers swept the remaining Brescia game on Sunday, March 1 and won one of the three games against IU Kokomo last Saturday and Sunday. They now stand at a strong...

Athletes gain national honors in last indoor meet of season

Athletes gain national honors in last indoor meet of season

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Indoor Track & Field National Championships in Brookings, S.D. last week, taking home multiple national honors. The women saw action on the first day of Nationals last...

Men’s basketball falls to IUK in RSC Quarterfinals

Men’s basketball falls to IUK in RSC Quarterfinals

Written By Mason Strawn, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

The men’s basketball team’s season came to an end after being defeated by No. 22-ranked Indiana University Kokomo in Indiana in the first round of the playoffs, 97-63. Before the playoff game, the Pioneers claimed the third seed in the River States Conference (RSC) East Division, finishing the...