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Mascot Mania: If He Hollers, Let Him Go

Written By Sarah Gibson

September 9, 2020

While mascots are one of the more lighthearted features of professional sports, it would be naive to assume that they don’t have their own controversy that we must take upon ourselves to review critically. I’ll save a certain string of controversies that I’m sure you’re well aware of for a la...

Mascot Mania: Who is left when the lights go out?

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

September 2, 2020

Hello! My name is Sarah Gibson. You may know me as the SGA Beat writer for the Point Park Globe, but if you’ve seen the Pioneer Sideline on UView, you’ve probably also seen me as the Senior Mascot Correspondent, a role I’ve held for about a year now. At the Pioneer Sideline, my job was to cover t...

Athletics prepares for full seasons despite COVID-19

Athletics prepares for full seasons despite COVID-19

Written By Luke Mongelli and Mason Strawn

September 2, 2020

On Friday, August 14, all fall sports athletes returned to campus to begin training and practices for their respective upcoming seasons.  Point Park University, the River States Conference, and the NAIA have cleared all fall sports to continue on schedule for the fall 2020 semester, throughout...

Esports preparing for first season

Written By Luke Mongelli

September 2, 2020

The Point Park Esports team will have their first active season for the Fall 2020 semester.  In December of 2019, Point Park University unveiled the newest addition to the athletics department as the eighteenth varsity sports team on campus.  "Point Park University is a leader in growing the...

New Head Coach Brings Spark to Women’s Soccer

Written By Luke Mongelli

September 2, 2020

Point Park University’s Women’s soccer team heads into the fall 2020 season under new leadership, fresh young talent, returning veterans and new guidelines.  In January of 2020 Point Park appointed John Newbery, former coach at University of Cumberlands in Kentucky, as head coach for the women'...

All In with Allison – Pop the Champagne

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Editor

April 16, 2020

This is not how it was supposed to end. On Oct. 2, 2019, I wrote a column entitled ‘The First of Lasts.” In it, I talked about how much I dreaded the end of my time doing everything at Point Park that I cared about. One of those things was my final column. This is that column. The closu...

Justice Cuthbertson: Alum Profile

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Editor

April 8, 2020

Justice Cuthbertson only sported a Point Park uniform for one season, but in that time, he racked up a 43.8-percent field goal percentage, was 39.5-percent from beyond the arc and led the team with an average 14.4 points per game. Not only was Cuthbertson a force to be reckoned with on offense, but on th...

All In With Allison – Q&As With The Coaches

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

April 8, 2020

With the rest of the 2019-2020 school year moved online and the cancelation of the remainder of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, content to fuel the Point Park athletics website has been sparse. That being said, our sports information director Kevin Taylor has been doing an a...

All in With Allison – The New (Temporary) Norm

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

This is all so surreal. I do not remember a time when I went this long without getting overly invested in a game or a match or a meet. I miss silently disagreeing with the (wrong) sports opinions on Twitter. I miss turning on the Buccos to play in the background while doing homework. I mis...

RSC Mascots – Ranked

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-Opinions Editor

April 1, 2020

Shammie the Shamrock from Carlow University- I understand that Shammie means well, but I hate him. I hate that he reminds me of Gumby, in that it looks like he’s rubbery enough to contort into some other form, or at least to have some other face, but THAT is what he decides to look like. It’s re...

The history of Black Diamond

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-Opinions Editor

March 25, 2020

While Point Park is home to the Pioneers, that’s not what the symbol on Point Park’s logo happens to be, which has caused some confusion regarding the real mascot of Point Park.  While the athletes may be referred to as the Pioneers, Point Park’s mascot is a bison. There is a difference betw...

All in With Allison – A World Without Sports

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

Not once in my entire writing career— no, scratch that, not once in my entire life did I think I would even have to imagine a world where sports did not exist, let alone live in one. I knew I would be bored when the announcement of all of the athletic seasons’ postponements came out, but I did no...