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Point Park athlete enjoys college experience both on and off the court

By Trish Miralles Point Park’s women’s basketball started last season using a more assertive approach to recruiting beyond state lines, placing a record total of six players from Ohio on the roster. These efforts were shown to have paid off, as the team successfully ended this past season with numerous regional awards. One standout player is Ohio native and freshman... Read More

Horse racing in Western PA draws both criticism and support

By: Zoe Esperseth As Dawnelle Mock walks through the paddocks where the standardbred racehorses are kept before they are set to compete, she lovingly reflects on the amount of care received by the horses. “They eat breakfast before we do, they get lunch before we do. These guys get a lot of care and attention.” Dawnelle Mock serves as both... Read More

Women in Sports: Dreams of Inclusion Are Coming True 

By Sarah Bagay  Stephanie Harrison wanted to enhance women’s involvement in sports, especially soccer, when she founded Steel City Football Club, a women’s professional team.    Christine Serkoch and Angela Tegnelia have become key players in the media and communications field for the Pirates and Steelers, respectively, and not only enjoy participating in key future decisions of the teams, but hope to pave... Read More

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