Point Park Globe

Lady Pioneers make fourth playoff appearance

Written By Emily Myers

June 29, 2016


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Rallying to three straight wins, the Point Park University's women's volleyball team earned its fourth league playoff birth in the past five years while posting an impressive 29-9 record."We have a good standing in the playoffs," said senior defensive specialist Angela Nelson after the Pioneers knocked of...

Former Point Park Basketball star still living the dream

Written By Sarafina M. Brooks

June 29, 2016


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To this day, Bobby Franklin, remains the all-time leading scorer in Point Park University men's basketball history. Franklin has won many awards and achievements during his lifetime, yet this now successful sales director for the Mattel Toy Company remains humble and excited about whatever else is...

Lady Pioneers receive honors, move on

Written By Malik Vincent

June 29, 2016


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In retrospect, Point Park University's sophomore guard April Austin has no regrets about what her team accomplished in the 2010-11 season.In fact, she's proud.Despite the team falling short of the postseason for the second year in a row, the women's basketball team made history.They were first to re...

Fourth Annual ‘Volley for Vision’ an inspiration

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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Cassie Bruno was born 15 weeks premature to Point Park University Volleyball Head Coach Mike Bruno and his wife Jennifer, and were ready to go home after going to Magee NICU, however they were stunned to learn that their daughter had stage five Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disorder that ca...

Game, set, match

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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The Pioneers volleyball team was up two sets to one on Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) foe, and 19th ranked, Indiana University East. However it was unable to hold on, losing in five sets.This loss ended a chance at going 3-0 in the week after victories against KIAC foes Carlow Un...

Geary, Roddy rise up

Written By Emily Myers

June 29, 2016


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 Junior setter Katie Geary led Point Park University women's volleyball with over 50 assists on Saturday to help the team win one of two games in a tri-match hosted by Wheeling Jesuit University. The Pioneers won three straight matches against West Virginia State University, which has not won a ga...

Grise’s leadership contributes to success

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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The last few years have been long and troubling ones for the Pioneers' baseball program. After stumbling through a 13-26 record last season, they needed to call upon some of their best players in order to turn their fortunes around.Players like team captain Brian Grise.The senior outfielder and elementary ed...

Hall of Fame adds four members

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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Point Park University will name its newest Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame members on Oct. 10. The honorees are current Detroit Tiger Don Kelly, basketball player and soccer star Chris Heh, golfer Sam Depe III and volleyball and softball player Linda Keibler-Guercio.            To get into th...

Hall of Fame inductees honored

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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Golfer Sam Depe III, basketball player Linda Keibler-Guercio, soccer player Chris Heh and baseball playerDonnie Kelly were all inducted to the Pioneer Hall of Fame on Sunday Oct. 10 in Lawrence Hall in front of family, friends and members of the Point Park University community.            Th...

Heinz Field potential winter wonderland on New Year’s Day

Written By Doug Andiorio

June 29, 2016


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Rumors have been swirling since the start of the Winter Classic a few years ago concerning when Pittsburgh is going to get its chance to host this memorable National Hockey League (NHL) event.  The 2011 Classic was supposed to be held in New York City, but due to scheduling issues, Pittsburgh is...

Here we go

Written By Doug Andiorio

June 29, 2016


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For the eighth time, the Pittsburgh Steelers are heading back to the Super Bowl, and this time they will be taking on the Green Bay Packers.  Now the Steelers only need one more victory to get to seventh heaven.When the Steelers played the Packers last season, the Steelers came away with the victory in...

High expectations on the par

Written By Ashley Goodsell

June 29, 2016


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 The men's golf team is gearing up for five tournaments this fall with high hopes to improve their season records from last year.Beginning this weekend at the Kuhn Invitational [Allegheny College], the Point Park University Pioneers will be teeing off for the first time this season at The Country Cl...