Point Park Globe

New in the herd

Written By Andrew Goldstein

June 29, 2016


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With an electrifying reaction from the crowd, Point Park's new mascot, the Bison, stampeded on to the court in his debut at the intermission between the women's and men's basketball games on Saturday afternoon. The Bison, dressed head to hoof in dark brown fur complete with white horns and a tail ra...

New pioneers stay ‘vocal,’ pitch in on, off court

Written By Malik Vincent

June 29, 2016


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Center David Menzies and guard Mike Carr, members of the Point Park University men's basketball team, both had starting roles on the court by their senior years of high school. Both are area natives who understood what their roles would be when they joined the team and are now developing their skills fu...

Lady Pioneers shoot for winning season

Written By Alexander Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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Technically speaking, if a team ends a season with a 14-13 record, they are an above-average squad, but nothing more. However, for last year's Point Park University's women's basketball team, that record indicated a major change in the program.The reason that 14-13 season was so special was that it wa...

Opening day should be a national holiday. Enough said.

Written By Doug Andiorio

June 29, 2016


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It's that time of year again when the snowfall finally stops, Rita's opens its doors, the Penguins are heading to the playoffs, and best of all its baseball season. This is my favorite time of year because it is opening day around Major League Baseball (MLB).For the last three years, I have walked th...

Lady Pioneers slay Daemen

Written By Emily Myers

June 29, 2016


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 Instead of the normal seriousness during Point Park University's volleyball team's warm-up, the players that had their worst loss of the season just days before was doing the "Cupid Shuffle," a popular dance to a song by the same name.The dance was the idea of the team, which sought a different ap...

Optimism runs high for duo of young golfers

Written By Malik Vincent

June 29, 2016


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After a 28-year hiatus, Point Park University's men's golf team returned last season and Head Coach Gabe Bubon believes the team's performance has met his.                 His star sophomore, Austin Elder, aspires to be a part of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Tour and no...

Lady Pioneers venture to Florida

Written By Malik Vincent

June 29, 2016


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After missing the playoffs by one game last season, the Point Park University softball team is looking to strengthen their weaknesses and come back for the 2011 season.Their road to redemption will begin today when they are set to leave for sunny Kissimmee, Fla. to begin spring training. "When we kn...

Pens student rush continues at Consol

Written By Ashley Goodsell

June 29, 2016


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Mid-afternoon, they began trickling around the corner of the Consol Energy Center.Past the Trib Total Media gate, the line began next to the will call booth at the box office.Sometimes the line may even wrap around the side of the building, too long for the eager fans at the back of the line to even co...

Large roster to benefit Lady Pioneers

Written By Emily Myers

June 29, 2016


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Head Coach Michelle Coultas' 2009-2010 team graduated only two seniors after last season and this year has seven new freshmen. In addition, one recruit from a junior college and one transfer giving her the largest softball roster for a team at Point Park University with 24 girls. "There's always so...

Pioneer baseball stepping up to the plate

Written By Doug Andiorio

June 29, 2016


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The Point Park Pioneer baseball team looks to have finally turned things around after years of finishing under .500 and missing the playoffs. So far this season they look to have changed from the laughing stock of the American Mideast Conference (AMC) to real contenders.The Pioneers have a strong hi...

Leadership, new additions bring hope of playoff run

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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Stating that Point Park University has a rich baseball history may be an understatement. They have gone to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) World Series ten times, which is 5th all time in section history. However, they have struggled the past few years and even though th...

Lucas leading Pioneers to victory

Written By Emily Levier

June 29, 2016


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             Junior Shane Lucas had but one word to describe how it feels to have more wins three weeks into the 2010 season than all the wins combined in the 2009 season, "awesome."            As a whole, the Point Park University men's soccer team has had more wins in six ga...