Point Park Globe

Perfect plan or petri dish? Steelers allowing limited number of fans in Heinz Field

Written By Mason Strawn, Co-Sports Editor

October 14, 2020

Oh lordy, the yinzers are going to lose it. As of Oct. 6, Heinz Field will allow up to 5,500 fans into its seats for the first time during the 2020 season, about eight percent capacity of the famous North Side gridiron. I can already hear the ticket scrapers faking tickets as I type this: “Get tickets ...

Point Park XC competes in Huntington invite

Written By Chandni Shah, Copy Desk Chief

October 11, 2020

This past weekend the men and women’s cross country team traveled to Huntington University in Indiana for their second invitational of the season. Despite their last meet’s cancellation due to coronavirus concerns, the Pioneers continue to keep up their performance. The men’s team placed 5th overall,...

A Busy Weekend For Point Park Sports

Written By Colton DeBiase

October 7, 2020

Well, my article with Pitt Football did not age well after the heartbreak game on Saturday. However, the bright side is, Point Park Sports had a good week as the Volleyball team went 1-1 on the weekend in Kentucky. They lost to Midway University three matches to none on Friday but picked up a win ...

Mascot Mania: MASCOTS (2016) mockumentary misses the mark compared to similar projects

Written By Sarah Gibson, Mascot Correspondent 

October 7, 2020

Alright, I’m self-aware. I’m very proud of my mascot reporting, but I understand that it isn’t the most serious undertaking in the world. I think when your job description of “Mascot Reporter” can be used as a set up and punchline in, say, a mockumentary on mascots, then maybe you need to look in ...

Women’s soccer secures first win of the season over RSC rival

Written By Mason Strawn, Co-Sports Editor

October 7, 2020

Point Park’s women’s soccer team won their first game of the season last Saturday, October 3, defeating Brescia University 4-0 on the road in Owensboro, Kentucky.  In the Pioneers’ first River State Conference (RSC) matchup, the girls came out firing on all cylinders in the first half of the ma...

Mascot Mania: A Gritty Roast

Written By Sarah Gibson

September 30, 2020

Gritty,  Oh Gritty, you naïve little lint trap. You squeaky dunce. I hope you enjoyed your birthday.  For those of you who are unaware, it was the Orange Menace’s birthday last week, and on Twitter, he asked to be roasted in honor of his second year of being alive. Believe me when I tell you...

Women’s Volleyball players seen not wearing masks or social distancing, officials say this does not violate NAIA guidelines 

Written By Luke Mongelli

September 30, 2020

Women’s volleyball players were seen not wearing masks or social distancing at their game against Indiana University Kokomo.  An anonymous tip sent in by a concerned party revealed that some Point Park volleyball players were not masking up on the sidelines and after the match on Friday, Sept. 1...

Mascot Mania: Mascot Misogyny

Written By Sarah Gibson

September 23, 2020

Before we get started: No. No, I don’t think this is the most serious problem facing mascots and/or feminism. No, it is not something that I am legitimately mad about. And no, I am not interested in listening to any of your responses. I have spent the last year of my life reporting on mascots, and ...

Mascot Mania: Reject Modernity, Embrace Tradition

Written By Sarah Gibson

September 16, 2020

As entertainment evolves, I feel that production focus has shifted onto the “Bigger” rather than the “Better.” Every movie that does well gets a sequel, and even some movies that don’t do well get a sequel too. Everything is being rebooted and resurrected with budgets ten times their origina...

Women’s volleyball kicks off season 

Written By Luke Mongelli

September 16, 2020

Women’s Volleyball looks to stay atop rankings under third year head coach Bridget Bielich and second year assistant coach Destiny Tucker. The team was placed in the fourth spot in the River States Conference division, and sits on top of the east division for the RSC. Junior Ashley Castelli, Li...

Former assistant coach Jason Kim hired by CUAA as full-time pitching coach

Written By Mason Strawn

September 16, 2020

Point Park lost yet another member of their coaching staff this summer, after former part-time assistant coach Jason Kim landed a full-time pitching coach job in Michigan as a part of the Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) baseball team on August 1. Kim, who had been coaching with the Pioneers for ...

Big Ben’s Return to the Steelers. What Will the Impact Be?

Written By Colton DeBiase

September 16, 2020

On Sept.ember 16, 2019, it was announced that long-time Steelers Quarterback and two-time Super Bowl Champion "Big" Ben Roethlisberger would have to miss the remainder of the 2019-2020 season because he needed surgery on his right elbow after leaving a game against the Seattle Seahawks. After this wa...