Point Park Globe

Hawkins transitions from Marine to cheerleader

Hawkins transitions from Marine to cheerleader

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


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Benjamin Hawkins used to lift weights during Marine Corps Recruit Training and now he lifts his teammates. His plans have changed to teaching students instead of military officers. The Bethel Park native has completed his fair share of travel before returning close to home to follow his true passions. ...

Dominating first quarter launches IU East past women

Dominating first quarter launches IU East past women

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Features Editor

January 16, 2018


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The women’s basketball team ended its four-game River States Conference (RSC) winning streak last Tuesday against Indiana University (IU) East. The Red Wolves were “receiving votes” and in the 27 spot in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II Top 25 Poll that wa...

Top track and field athletes represent at Penn State meet

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


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Three of the top Point Park track and field athletes represented the program at the Penn State University Nittany Lion Challenge last weekend. Anna Shields carried the No. 1 indoor mile time in collegiate track and field into last weekend. The junior posted the top collegiate time at the meet that was ...

Croup’s Corner – Taking lumps, building a program

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

January 16, 2018


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There were two conference basketball games in Pittsburgh last week that featured the road team dominating the home team in games with more than a few parallels. Both road squads were clearly on a different level compared to their hosts and left Pittsburgh with blowout wins. One was Duke University and ...

King reigns as top scorer in first year as Pioneer

King reigns as top scorer in first year as Pioneer

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

January 9, 2018


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Detroit native Daniel King is no stranger to Western Pennsylvania after beginning his college career at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) in 2016. King attended WCCC and played as a guard and forward for the men’s basketball team before trading the blue and green jerseys of the Wolfpack f...

Conference winning streak extended to 4 for women’s basketball team over break

Conference winning streak extended to 4 for women’s basketball team over break

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Features Editor

January 9, 2018


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The Point Park women’s basketball team is heating up the new year with a four game River States Conference (RSC) winning streak. The Pioneers opened play in 2018 at home with an RSC match against Cincinnati Christian University (CCU) on Jan. 2. Senior guard Maryssa Agurs led the Pioneers with...

Men’s basketball drops pair of games after holiday

Men’s basketball drops pair of games after holiday

Written By Derek Malush

January 9, 2018


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With two straight River State Conference (RSC) losses coming off the holiday break, the Point Park men’s basketball team is now on a four-game losing skid that dates back to early December citing losses to Cincinnati Christian University on Tuesday night 92-82 and coming up short Thursday night at Mid...

Croup’s Corner – Women’s basketball carries RSC winning streak into 2018

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

January 9, 2018


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Tuesdays are the worst. Well, at least for the Globe. The men’s and women’s basketball teams host arguably their toughest opponents Tuesday night when Indiana University East comes to town. We put the print edition of the Globe together on Monday nights and the paper is delivered in print on ...

King dethrones Wilberforce University on last-second layup

King dethrones Wilberforce University on last-second layup

Written By Derek Malush

December 11, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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...