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Joe Battista

From ice hockey to Intercollegiate Athletics and Smeal, JoeBa has been an integral part of the Penn State and State College communities. Battista was an influential player in the effort to bring varsity ice hockey to Happy Valley. He is now Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Buffalo Sabres.

Articles by Joe Battista

Joe Battista: A Hat Trick of a Weekend in Hockey Valley
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Joe Battista: A Hat Trick of a Weekend in Hockey Valley
149 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
When you're our columnist on the move, a Penn State home football weekend only means one thing -- Nittany Lion hockey. By the way, Joe, how's that resolution working out? [Read More]
Joe Battista: Nothing Small About Little League
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Joe Battista: Nothing Small About Little League
151 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Even a cynic about youth sports took delight in the spectacle that is the Little League World Series in Williamsport. [Read More]
JoeBa’s Promise To Change: His New School Year’s Resolutions
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JoeBa’s Promise To Change: His New School Year’s Resolutions
153 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Vacation's over and columnist Joe Battista is resolute about wanting to change his life. Well, at least he has good intentions. [Read More]
Hey Hockey Valley, Get Ready to 'Roar into the Future!'
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Hey Hockey Valley, Get Ready to 'Roar into the Future!'
155 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Joe Battista is excited about the new era of hockey about to begin at Penn State and in "Hockey Valley." Can you blame him?! [Read More]
Remembering Pat Boland: A Hard-working, Honorable Friend
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Remembering Pat Boland: A Hard-working, Honorable Friend
157 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Pat Boland, who died earlier this month of cancer, was a professional with a great sense of humor and always treated those he dealt with with dignity and respect. [Read More]
Joe Battista: The Fourth of July, With Meaning
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Joe Battista: The Fourth of July, With Meaning
159 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Columnist and ex-coach Joe Battista says it's time to quit complaining about America and start working together to make things better and to feel good about ourselves as a nation again. [Read More]
School Is Out, and the Valley Is Happy!
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School Is Out, and the Valley Is Happy!
161 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
With everything going on, this is a good time to be reminded of why living in the State College area is so great, all year round, columnist and Happy Valley ambassador Joe Battista says. [Read More]
Joe Battista: As Camp Season is About to Begin, Recalling Some of Coach Pappas' Greatest Lines
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Joe Battista: As Camp Season is About to Begin, Recalling Some of Coach Pappas' Greatest Lines
163 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Nick Pappas is famous for the one-liners -- "Pappyisms" -- he dished out during hockey camps. Columnist Joe Battista remembers more than a few. [Read More]
Pegula, Salzburg Share 'Characteristics for Success' with Penn Staters
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Pegula, Salzburg Share 'Characteristics for Success' with Penn Staters
165 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Joe Battista listened carefully to the Penn State commencement addresses delivered by Terry Pegula and Barry Salzburg. Both men "essentially had the same message," Battista writes. [Read More]
A Mother's Day Adventure
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A Mother's Day Adventure
167 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Mother's Day in the Battista household was filled with family functions, making Mamma -- and everyone else -- happy. [Read More]
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