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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

Joe Paterno's Effect on the Players He Led Joe Paterno's Effect on the Players He Led
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Frank Bodani, Town&Gown
Town&Gown talked with a player from each of the six decades Paterno coached, and they each described what their former coach meant to them, then and now. [Read More]
Remembering — and Trying to Resurrect — the Rivalry Remembering — and Trying to Resurrect — the Rivalry
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Editor’s note: This story that first ran in the November 2007 issue of Town&Gown. When he was growing up, linebacker Sean Lee had heard the stories about the mystique of the annual Penn State-Pitt football game. Lee, a former Nittany Lion who now plays with the Dallas Cowboys, grew up in [Read More]
A Lasting Impact A Lasting Impact
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the start of Joe Paterno’s head coaching career. Although he’s once again recognized as the winningest coach in big-time college football history, his legacy has not been completely rebuilt since he was fired shortly after the Jerry Sandusky [Read More]
Renovate or Replace? Renovate or Replace?
25 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?
26 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
35 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
47 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
48 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
87 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
111 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]
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