Point Park Globe

Shields cruises to 2 national championships

Shields cruises to 2 national championships

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

Six individuals and two relay teams from Point Park University’s track and field teams flew to Pittsburg, Kansas last weekend to compete in the NAIA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship. Junior Anna Shields highlighted the women’s roster as she finished with two national title...

Baseball off to best start since 2012

Baseball off to best start since 2012

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The baseball team is off to its hottest start since the 2012 season when it posted a program-record of 53 wins. The 2012 team was the last to reach the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) College World Series. The Pioneers finished the season ranked No. 6 in the final NAIA Top 25 p...

Women’s playoff push ends in OT

Women’s playoff push ends in OT

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Features Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

When the women’s basketball team last traveled to Pippa Passes, Kentucky in late January, it was trailing by 17 points to Alice Lloyd College in the first quarter. The Pioneers battled back to take a 80-73 win against the top team in the River States Conference (RSC) West Division. Point Park tra...

Top pitchers, hitters return to softball lineup

Top pitchers, hitters return to softball lineup

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

One of the top pitching rotations in the River States Conference (RSC) returns this season to Point Park this year to attempt another run at a conference title.    The softball team finished fifth in the RSC last season behind an 11-7 conference record and 21-21 overall record. The Pioneers ret...

Dance team clinches first-ever Nationals bid

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The competitive dance team will head to the second annual NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance Championships on March 9-10 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma after receiving an at-large bid at the NAIA Northwest Regional Qualifying Tournament. The dance team boasted an undefeated streak this season until the Coll...

Croup’s Corner – Fun in the sun

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

March 6, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Starting a season 7-1 is impressive, no matter who the team is or who its opponents are throughout the opening stretch. The Point Park baseball team opened its season in Florida during spring break and won seven in a row in the Sunshine State after dropping its season-opener 1-0. Reuniting with sunshine w...

Top sports and entertainment agents visit campus

Written By Meghan Macioce

March 6, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Two talent agents of the world’s top agency for sports and entertainment spoke to Point Park students about their experiences representing major league athletes. The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing hosted Creative Artists Agency (CAA) sports television and marketing agents David...

Croup’s Corner – Women’s basketball team’s successful season cut far too short

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

February 27, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The women’s basketball team missed the playoffs last year for the first time since the 2010-11 season. Head coach Tony Grenek said repeatedly last season that he thought his team was getting out-hustled, outworked or outplayed. Point Park started 5-1 in conference play last year but fell to 8-9...

Stephens finally lands nationals bid

Stephens finally lands nationals bid

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Xavier Stephens saw multiple races this indoor track season that met the qualifying standards for the national championships.

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Senior, shooting victim honored at showcase event

Senior, shooting victim honored at showcase event

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Family, friends and students filled the Student Center Gym Sunday to watch Point Park’s competitive cheer and dance teams perform for the first time outside of a basketball game this year in Pittsburgh.

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Men’s basketball blown out in road games to finish year

Men’s basketball blown out in road games to finish year

Written By Derek Malush, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The 2017-18 season has not been kind to the Pioneers’ men’s basketball team. Point Park dropped the final three games of the regular season last weekend to extend its losing streak to 15 games. With three River State Conference (RSC) losses to the University of Rio Grande, Ohio Christian University ...

New commissioner hired to lead RSC

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The River States Conference announced the hiring of its second full-time commissioner last week. Michael Schell will lead the conference after serving as either the athletic director or assistant athletic director at Oregon Institute of Technology for 20 years. He replaces Scott McClure, who resigned afte...