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Night of Fights at Carnegie Music Hall goes to Round 2

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service:  Pro Boxing returns to the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead on Nov. 4. Integrity Fighter Management and the Conn-Greb Boxing Gym present the event following the first successful pro boxing night held at the venue back in March. Mike McSorley, a promoter, and trainer at Conn-Greb said they choose to return to the... Read More

Marrow’s run to tomorrow

By Bryan Partika, Point Park News Service: At track meets across the country, anxious athletes can be seen walking around the infield, focusing on their upcoming event. These athletes pace around each other, mingling in the crowd of warmup suits and backpacks. In Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Desmond Marrow was just another face in that crowd. Marrow said his running career had... Read More

Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

By Edward Trizzino & Michael Richter, Point Park News Service: Christian Winchell, 24, describes parkour as “interacting with the environment with your body.” As a coach at Steel City Parkour in Export, Pa., he practices this almost every day to maximize his potential in this sport. Steel City Parkour, which opened in November 2014, is a gym that was created to... Read More

PPU director of athletic communications reaches more viewers

  By Bryan Partika, Point Park News Service Point Park University’s Kevin Taylor has been an influential member in bringing innovation to the school. As the director of athletic communications and assistant athletic director, Taylor has changed the way viewers can watch Point Park athletic events. When Point Park was a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC), they... Read More

Reps from ESPN, AT&T discuss live coverage and sponsorships

By Victoria Bails, Point Park News Service: In celebration with the opening of the Center for Media Innovation, the Pittsburgh Center for Sports and Media Marketing hosted “The Speed of Live: Why Sports Matter Most to Fans & Brands” featuring two speakers from ESPN and AT&T in front of a standing-room only crowd in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom on Tuesday afternoon.... Read More

PPNS director discusses latest book, “The Color of Sundays”

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: Few are aware of the man who helped the Pittsburgh Steelers embrace diversity to build a historic team during a time of extreme racial tension. “The Color of Sundays,” a new book by Andrew Conte, a Tribune-Review investigative reporter and director of the Point Park News Service, explores how National Football League talent... Read More

Parents, kids turn to low-impact flag football

By Sara Mackulin, Point Park News Service: Flag football, a popular sports choice across the country for kids of all ages, provides parents a safe alternative as opposed to contact football. “He’s too little for contact,” Maria Tozzi of Portview said about her son James. “Flag football still teaches him the game, but it is not going to get him injured at... Read More

Q&A: Off the ice with Penguins’ Tom McMillan

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Tom McMillan has made a career out of taking gambles. The vice president of communications for the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team began his career working as a sports reporter for several Pittsburgh newspapers, including the Tribune-Review and the Post-Gazette. He covered the local teams, as well as events including the NBA Finals and the... Read More

Runners and Bikers Gear Up for Annual Poker Run

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service Running, biking and poker will come together this Labor Day to raise money to help maintain the Youghiogheny River Trail. The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter will be hosting its 22nd annual “Poker Run” at the Arthur H. King Access Area of the Youghiogheny River Trail in West Newton on the morning of the... Read More