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All In With Allison – Formidable Fresh Faces

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

January 15, 2020

Every athletic team has their standout player. For the Pittsburgh Penguins, it is captain Sidney Crosby; for all of the NBA, it is LeBron James. For the Point Park Pioneers, a few names come to mind: veterans that led both basketball teams to numerous victories over the years. This year for...

Pioneers split games with Midway Sports

Pioneers split games with Midway Sports

Written By Mason Strawn, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

The Point Park basketball teams split a double header against Midway University on Thursday in Kentucky. In the men’s game, both teams led for almost an entire half each, but the Eagles would just barely edge out the Pioneers in the final two minutes of the game and defeat Point Park 84-82. The...

Cheer and dance open season

Cheer and dance open season

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-chief

January 15, 2020

The Pioneer Competitive Cheer and Dance teams began their seasons last weekend with dance at the Concordia (Mich.) Cardinal Invite and cheer at Lourdes (Ohio) University for a dual meet. The dance team participated in an exhibition match last semester on Dec. 7 in Michigan, but the invite was the...

All in With Allison – 2020 Vision

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

January 8, 2020

First of all, I am sorry for the headline, but we did not make any 20/20 vision jokes anywhere else in the paper, so I felt it was my obligation.   Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about growth and change in the year (and decade) to come, in regards to our basketball teams.   We...

Men’s basketball goes 2-3 over winter break; set record at 9-7

Men’s basketball goes 2-3 over winter break; set record at 9-7

Written By Mason Strawn, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

While most students at Point Park spent their winter breaks away from campus or with their family and friends, the men’s basketball team was hard at work as soon as break started. The Pioneers played at West Virginia Tech University (WVU Tech) the first day after finals had finished, losing to the...

Women remain shutout in RSC play, go 3-3 over break

Women remain shutout in RSC play, go 3-3 over break

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

January 8, 2020

The women’s basketball team stayed busy this break, facing six opponents over the three-week pause in academics.   The first game for the Pioneers was their River States Conference (RSC) season opener just across the city at Carlow.   Point Park got up to a 37-29 lead at the half,...

Esports team to become 18th varsity sport

Esports team to become 18th varsity sport

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2020

As the fall 2019 semester came to a close, Point Park University announced that it will offer a varsity esports team beginning the fall 2020 semester, according to the press release from Dec. 9.   “The addition of esports provides another opportunity for the university to offer a quality...

Grad student finishes tenure with The Globe, looks ahead to future in the sports industry

Grad student finishes tenure with The Globe, looks ahead to future in the sports industry

Written By Austin Alkire, Co-Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

After over a year at The Globe, graduate student Rachael McKriger will be leaving the student paper to focus on finishing her degree. McKriger began writing for The Globe in her first semester of graduate school, last year.  “I was tasked to cover the women’s soccer team as my beat,” McK...

Men fall to 4-4 overall after 0-2 run over break road trip

Men fall to 4-4 overall after 0-2 run over break road trip

Written By Mason Strawn, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

The men’s basketball team faced off against Salem University and Malone University over the last two weekends, losing to both 93-86 and 79-76, respectively. The team’s record is now at 4-4 overall and 2-4 on the road this season.  The Pioneers will have a two-game home stand starting this S...

All In with Allison – #1BigTeam

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

December 4, 2019

As you may know from the front page of this fine newspaper, this week we are doing a Mister Rogers-themed issue to celebrate “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” coming out in theaters (to celebrate one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved celebrities).  For those of you that do not know, Mister Roge...

Women pick up big victories over Thanksgiving break

Women pick up big victories over Thanksgiving break

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

While the rest of the students on Point Park’s campus were home for Thanksgiving break, the women’s basketball team was traveling around the area for three non-conference matchups.  The first of their three wins came on Nov. 20 at Washington Adventist University thanks to sophomore guard M...

All In with Allison – Bittersweet Defeat

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

November 20, 2019

So remember last week, when I was talking about how all of our teams were in contention for a championship? Well, it turns out the women’s cross country team is running solo on this one. Things did not quite work out for the teams we talked about last week. Let’s start with the men’s soccer team again....