Point Park Globe

Playoffs a possibility for Pioneers

Written By Alexander Stumpf

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

In the world of sports, turning a 9-16 team into a playoff contender is no easy task, but it is the one facing Point Park University's men's basketball team.Last year's team was young and injury-prone, so despite a good out-of-conference record, their poorly late in the season against their conference fo...

Point Park athletics to get a home court with new Convocation Center

Written By Doug Andiorio

June 29, 2016


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Point Park Athletic Director Daniel Swalga has been at Point Park for the last five years and for many athletic events, he has had to travel to places such as CCAC (Community College of Allegheny County) South and Green Tree Sportsplex.  He thought when he first arrived here that eventually the school wo...

Point Park cheerleaders flip into their second year

Written By Ashley Goodsell

June 29, 2016


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Point Park University cheerleading squad is heading into its second year as a club sport and is trying to earn a spot on Point Park athletic website."It's a big issue; we're [still] considered a club," Myrandah Straub, Point Park's sophomore cheerleading captain, said. "We can't get the funding from [U...

Point Park geared up for Bucs postseason

Written By Andrew Goldstein

June 29, 2016


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The Pirates hold a professional sports record of consecutive losing seasons, 20, a record which began in 1992. But this year, the Pirates are well on their way to ending the streak. The team is on pace to get win number 82 sometime this week, giving the team its first winning record in two decades.With th...

Pioneers ace first series

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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The week started with fun but then at the Fairmont State University Tournament, the Point Park University volleyball team got down to business winning all four of its games and becoming co-champions. “I think our ability to spread the ball effectively continues to improve over last weekend,” he...

Professor offers years of real world experience

Written By Sierra Tufts

June 29, 2016


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Point Park University's Gina Catanzarite is more than just a faculty member in the journalism department.  She has the real world experience in the industry and has overcome personal obstacles to become a respected and successful member of the local broadcasting community.Gina Catanzarite began her ca...

Pioneers continue to surprise

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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Despite being picked to finish eighth in the American Mideast Conference, the Point Park Pioneers have gotten off to a fast 4-2 start.The season began with the Daemen Tournment and a win over 25th ranked Siena Heights University 81-70. The team then won its second game, 90-6,3 against the University of...

‘Promising’ season comes to an end

Written By Emily Myers

June 29, 2016


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Their first game was a win against Rio Grande before the first class was in session and their first major injury to a junior who had 236 kills the year before was not long after. They won against their cross town rivals Carlow but lost to their conference rivals Walsh for the third year.The team we...

Pioneers pile up big wins

Written By Andrew Goldstein

June 29, 2016


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Being a team captain, Alex Sala knows how important it is to win conference games.So Sala, a senior midfielder, stepped up his game on Sept. 14 and 15, when the men’s soccer team faced two of its biggest matchups of the year against Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) opponents Asbury Un...

Pucks, Passes and Pierogies

Written By Josh Rowntree

June 29, 2016


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I was pretty young. I was probably in third or fourth grade when I went to the Mellon Arena, then known as the Civic Arena, for the first time.From that day on, I was in love.The Mellon Arena is so old, decrepit and crammed that I can understand why the beautiful Consol Energy Center is being built ac...

Pioneers reach lucky 13

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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The Point Park women's basketball team is continuing to make milestones and strides in their first season under Head Coach Tony Grenek.This past week, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics released their top 25 teams for Division II and for the first time ever, the Pioneers were on th...

Pucks, Passes and Pierogies

Written By Josh Rowntree

June 29, 2016


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Over the past four years, I have seen a lot around this school.  With graduation looming and my level of concern hitting an all-time low right about now, I decided to write my column this week as a farewell to those who have read this column for the last year.  The past several months for Pittsburgh...