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King dethrones Wilberforce University on last-second layup

King dethrones Wilberforce University on last-second layup

Written By Derek Malush

December 11, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s basketball team put together another heroic finish as the Pioneers overcame Wilberforce University on Thursday night, beating the Bulldogs 73-72 on a last-second layup to give them their fourth win of the season. With the absence of senior guard Gavin Rajahpillay due to an ongoing hip inju...

Barlow’s buzzer beater lifts men past Rio

Barlow’s buzzer beater lifts men past Rio

Written By Derek Malush

December 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

It was the late-game heroics of junior Aaron Barlow that gave the Point Park men’s basketball team its third win of the season as it kicked off River State Conference (RSC) play at home by edging the University of Rio Grande on Wednesday night, 81-79. “They gave me the ball at the end and I just knew it was go...

Women’s basketball falls short late in first pair of RSC games

Women’s basketball falls short late in first pair of RSC games

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The women’s basketball team opened River States Conference (RSC) play last week, but despite two close finishes, did not record a win. The first RSC game was against Rio Grande last Wednesday. This was the first conference game that Point Park played in their new home, the Community College of Alleg...

Davis, Shields qualify for nationals at season opener

Davis, Shields qualify for nationals at season opener

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The track and field teams are sending two athletes back to the national championships this season after a strong showing at the first meet of the season. Jryi Davis and Anna Shields will represent Point Park in Pittsburgh, Kan. in March after qualifying for the National Association of Intercollegiat...

Less may be more from long range

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

December 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Point Park basketball has undergone a swift transformation in the last year. Not only has the program transitioned its personnel for the first time in nearly three decades, it is also in the process of changing the style of play that has been known for since the early 1990s. Last week, the team’s...

Student-Athlete: Balancing books with sports

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

When looking for student-athletes during the recruiting process, coaches also have to be mindful of the past academic success of the potential recruit. At Point Park, the criteria to play a sport include maintaining at least a 2.0 grade point average, participating in the team and school’s mandat...

Shields claims Point Park’s first XC All-American honors

Shields claims Point Park’s first XC All-American honors

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Anna Shields raced to a 12th-place finish at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national championships and became the first All- American in Point Park cross country history. The junior from Torrington, Connecticut led the women’s team to a 26th-place finish at the national...

Student-Athlete: Balancing books with sports

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Junior Kaitlyn Smith had her choice when it came to schools, but chose Point Park because of women’s basketball head coach Tony Grenek’s recruiting style. Senior Amber Mole credits her sanity to excessive time management. Junior Brad Calleja faced his biggest balancing act yet when when he had to fly across...

Men’s basketball nets win in home opener

Men’s basketball nets win in home opener

Written By Derek Malush

November 28, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The Point Park men’s basketball team snapped its five-game losing streak last week by beating the Washington Adventist Shock 92-79 at their new home, CCAC-Allegheny. “It feels unreal right now, I feel like I still want to play,” said senior guard Rushan Roberts. “I’m so excited.” After being ...

Croup’s Corner – Thankful for Fous

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

November 28, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Fousseini Konate had a career night on Thanksgiving Eve, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The men’s basketball team was riding a five-game losing streak entering its home opener. The game also marked the last non-conference game before Point Park enters River States Conference (RSC) play. The ...

Pompeani father-daughter duo returns to alma mater for talk on TV industry

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS, SPORTS

Students and faculty filled the Lawrence Hall Ballroom last Tuesday to hear Bob and Celina Pompeani share advice on broadcasting and the current state of the industry. “I always look forward to coming back,” Pompeani said afterward. “I think one of the best things this university does is bring...

Rivers guides team as lone captain for senior year

Rivers guides team as lone captain for senior year

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

When women’s basketball head coach Tony Grenek went to a round ball tournament at Geneva College four years ago looking for a point guard, two girls caught his attention. One was Shaniya Rivers. The other was a better basketball player, but was not what Grenek was looking for. “Shaniya fit the mol...