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Frank Bodani, Town&Gown

Frank Bodani, a beat reporter for the York Daily Record, has covered Penn State since 1994.

Articles by Frank Bodani, Town&Gown

Renovate or Replace? Renovate or Replace?
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Frank Bodani, Town&Gown
The future of Beaver Stadium is being debated as Penn State and architectural and design firm Populous evaluate the school's athletics facilities in a master design and renovation plan [Read More]
Renovate or Replace? Renovate or Replace?
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Work is bringing the linebacker home yet again. Scott Radecic has been spending extra time in State College and at Beaver Stadium with his high-profile engineering job, reminding him of one of the most important milestones in his life — running out onto that field at Beaver Stadium as [Read More]
The Season Begins with Paper and Pen The Season Begins with Paper and Pen
13 weeks ago - Town and gown
The house lights go down and the Blue Band begins blaring in front of a few thousand football fans on a winter’s night. The cheerleaders and dance team stroll in, then the Nittany Lion mascot. Players’ highlights flash on giant screens as Penn State football head coach James Franklin, [Read More]
Brett Gravatt: An Ability to Inspire Brett Gravatt: An Ability to Inspire
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Frank Bodani, Town&Gown
He realized, bit by bit, how his life would be forever changed as he lay in a hospital bed a few days after Christmas. As Brett Gravatt emerged from a painkiller-induced fog, his whereabouts and the realities of his future began making sense in the harshest ways. [Read More]
An Ability to Inspire An Ability to Inspire
26 weeks ago - Town and gown
He realized, bit by bit, how his life would be forever changed as he lay in a hospital bed a few days after Christmas. As BrettGravatt emerged from a painkiller-induced fog, his whereabouts and the realities of his future began making sense in the harshest ways. He could not move his legs. He could [Read More]
In the Trenches Against Cancer In the Trenches Against Cancer
65 weeks ago - Town and gown
Devon Still wanted to give up football again. He was ready to walk away in the middle of his NFL career and forego the big salary and his teammates and doing what he loves —all of it. He went through this once before, but that was more about immaturity and impatience. Back then, he was in his [Read More]
Life Lessons Life Lessons
89 weeks ago - Town and gown
The man in the wheelchair continues to teach the up-and-coming football star. Tom Kirchhoff, maybe the best quarterback ever from Cedar Cliff High, can no longer walk or even talk clearly enough for most to understand. He’s still only in his early-40s. Penn State’s Adam Breneman, who [Read More]
Perfect Timing Perfect Timing
117 weeks ago - Town and gown
In many ways, the Bill O’Brien Age at Penn State was like fast-flowing fuel. It ran quick and hot and drove a program further than most could have imagined. Sparks always seemed to be shooting for one reason or another, mostly away from the field. And just when everyone truly started to [Read More]
Beyond the Headlines Beyond the Headlines
127 weeks ago - Town and gown
The premise for the Penn State movie was set. All that was needed was the right director. The goal was to present a slow-cooked and evenhanded view of how the Penn State community is dealing with the Jerry Sandusky scandal as it continues to ripple out, two years later. It would be a [Read More]
Snapshot: Eric Shrive Snapshot: Eric Shrive
148 weeks ago - Town and gown
Eric Shrive grew up in one of the larger extended families in West Scranton, one of 25 grandchildren. There was always someone to help, some fundraising effort to support, some cause to join. It began with his two older brothers’ sports teams (sub sales, pie sales, pizza sales) and with his [Read More]
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