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Another shot at history – Croup’s Corner

Another shot at history – Croup’s Corner

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
November 15
Filed under SPORTS

For years, the Point Park women’s soccer and volleyball teams just haven’t been able to get over the hump. Year after year the women’s soccer team fell short in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) Tournament, failing to get that one key victory. 2012: Lost 1-0 at Carlow...

Guarnaccia, Shields qualify for National Championships

Guarnaccia, Shields qualify for National Championships

Written By Josh Croup, Editor in Chief
November 9
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Katie Guarnaccia is no stranger to national championship meets, and Saturday she punched her ticket to her fifth championship. The junior North Allegheny High School graduate and sophomore Connecticut native Anna Shields will represent Point Park at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athle...

Two sophomores form intramural volleyball club

Two sophomores form intramural volleyball club

Written By Beth Turnbull, Copy Editor
November 9
Filed under SPORTS

Kacie Jo Brown and Emilee Fails, both sophomores on the JV volleyball team, wanted more time on the court than they’re currently getting, so they came together to create the Point Park Intramural Volleyball Club. The sophomore advertising and public relations majors played volleyball through high...

A rough finish to a rough season – Croup’s Corner

A rough finish to a rough season – Croup’s Corner

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
November 9
Filed under SPORTS

It was a season of heartbreaking losses. It was a team that deserved better than its 9-8-1 regular season overall record and 3-5 River States Conference (RSC) record. It was a finish that was just as crushing as its regular season. And man, was it a gut-wrenching finish. The men’s soccer team...

NHL on NBC broadcaster gives advice to students

NHL on NBC broadcaster gives advice to students

Written By Robert Berger, Staff Writer
November 8
Filed under SPORTS

When speaking to a standing room only crowd in the JVH last Thursday afternoon, NBC’s Mike “Doc” Emrick explained to students that no matter what their dreams may be, they can be achieved with work and dedication. “I imagine some of you want to hear stories about Penguins and Pirates... I...

Clinching – Croup’s Corner

Clinching – Croup’s Corner

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
November 1
Filed under SPORTS

The fall semester got off to a rough start for the volleyball and soccer teams. It was rough. When you exit the Fort Pitt Tunnel and look right into Station Square, you see Highmark Stadium, the home of the Point Park soccer teams. When you drove through the tunnel in September with Point Park...

Volleyball secures national tournament bid

Volleyball secures national tournament bid

Written By Dara Collins
November 1
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The old cliché states “the third time’s the charm,” and Point Park has a chance to prove this statement true. For the third year in a row, the Pioneers are national tournament bound. They finished the regular season as the No. 1 seed in the River States Conference after a weekend of victorious...

NHL on NBC broadcaster to speak at Point Park

NHL on NBC broadcaster to speak at Point Park

Written By Robert Berger, Staff Writer
November 1
Filed under SPORTS

The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing will welcome NBC’s Mike “Doc” Emrick to the JVH auditorium Nov. 3 to speak to students about his sports broadcasting career. “Doc really likes Point Park…Tom McMillan has a good connection with him through the Penguins and he said for...

Wild Winning Weekend – Croup’s Corner

Wild Winning Weekend – Croup’s Corner

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Coloumnist
October 25
Filed under SPORTS

In late October of an election year, we’re all bound to get in some type of political debate, disagree with one of our friends or argue with Uncle Dave on Facebook. In late October of a Point Park fall sports season, we can all put our differences aside and agree on this: Winning is fun. Especially...

Volleyball inches closer to national tournament bid

Volleyball inches closer to national tournament bid

Written By Dara Collins, Staff Writer
October 25
Filed under SPORTS

The Carlow University Celtic’s gym may very well be a good luck charm for Point Park. Point Park traveled to the fellow city school to face off against the Celtics Oct. 18. The Pioneers went three for three in a series of conference matchups. “The first set, we literally destroyed them,”...

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