(Note: This article was first published on May 4, 2017 with the official launch of PointParkSports.com)
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University is proud to launch a brand new athletics website, PointParkSports.com! The new website went live this week and is the new web home of the Pioneers.
The website was designed by SIDHelp, which Point Park has partnered with as the new web provider of the department. SIDHelp is the leader in hosting NAIA websites around the country and within the River States Conference.
The best part about PointParkSports.com is its responsive design, which means visitors get the full web experience no matter what device or screen size is used to access the site. There's no need for a mobile version of the site or an app to download -- just log on to PointParkSports.com to get all the photos, news and information as it was meant to be displayed. The site is designed to recognize the screen size of your computer, tablet or phone and adjust.
The Pioneers' site is just the second responsively designed site launched by SIDHelp. It is the first one within the River States Conference, which now has 10 of its 13 members and the conference website on SIDHelp. All web traffic from the old site of PointPark.edu/athletics is now redirecting to PointParkSports.com.
TOP STORIES, VIDEOS & NAVIGATION
PointParkSports.com is designed for you, the user, to access all the news and information on the Pioneers quickly, easily and no matter what device is used. The latest news is featured under the Top Stories tab, and the Video tab is just a click away for the latest video content on the Pioneers.
The main navigation takes you around the entire site with just a few clicks. Browse by Sport or Schedule or dive deeper within the Pioneers' department behind the Inside Athletics tab. And especially for fans and recruits, there is a Fan Zone and Recruits area to get you exactly where you need to go.
The very top of the page has the very important links to Point Park University. Click for Admission, Academics and Alumni areas to navigate to PointPark.edu web pages.
The Pioneers' social media channels @PointParkSports on Twitter and Facebook are readily displayed on the right-hand side of the athletics homepage and all team homepages. Share, retweet and like content directly from PointParkSports.com to your social media accounts. The upper-right corner of the site has links to all the athletics social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
SIGN UP! EMAILS & TEXTS
PointParkSports.com is equipped to push all the news updates to you via e-mail and text messages. Every time news hits PointParkSports.com, you can receive an alert message. Sign up for the email & text updates by hitting the phone icon in the upper right of the site or by clicking one of the banner ads on the page for this feature.
The Point Park Sports Network button takes you to the Pioneers video streaming home on Stretch Internet. The new website also provides an easier way to find PPSN with the creation of a direct web address of PointParkSports.com/live. Log on to Watch Live or On-Demand to just about every Point Park home game throughout the year. Under the Schedules menu, get the media schedule of upcoming games on the GAMEDAY LIVE SCHEDULE.
Scroll down the PointParkSports.com homepage for the latest results and the upcoming schedule in the Scoreboard area. This same feature, which is patterned after a ticket stub, is also available on the homepage for every sport. This is where the final scores and stats will hit the website directly after a game goes final. Also found in this area are links to live coverage of upcoming games.
Check out the News Archive for stories dating back the last nine years. Starting with the most-recent stories and going all the back to 2009, all the stories are there from the old site. After the six most-recent stories on the Top Stories tab, the next-most recent headlines are down below on the athletics homepage and team homepages.