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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

How a Penn State Ice Hockey Dream Came True
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How a Penn State Ice Hockey Dream Came True
200 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
From a “hockey mom” who helped hundreds of kids get a shot a PSU degree to a university administrator who championed ice hockey in the halls of Old Main, Joe Battista thanks the people who helped bring Division I ice hockey to Penn State. [Read More]
Battista: 'One of the Happiest Days of My Life' Battista: 'One of the Happiest Days of My Life'
202 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
A look back on the day when a lifelong dream of a varsity ice hockey program finally came true. [Read More]
Joe Battista: Musings on Fall in Happy Valley -- A Little Slice of Paradise
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Joe Battista: Musings on Fall in Happy Valley -- A Little Slice of Paradise
202 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Cherishing the hallmarks of a new school year in State College, from meeting old friends at home Penn State football games to golfing in the crisp air. [Read More]
Getting Your Athlete Into College
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Getting Your Athlete Into College
206 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Parents and students will spend more time on picking out a car than they will choosing an education -- one of the most important decisions a young person will ever make. [Read More]
Youth Sports: The Good (Forget The Bad And Ugly)
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Youth Sports: The Good (Forget The Bad And Ugly)
208 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Sports taught me that life isn’t always fair, and the best athlete or team doesn’t always win. Sports taught me to relish the role of the underdog and that everyone can be beaten. [Read More]
Youth Sports: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
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Youth Sports: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
210 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
I have been waiting for the right moment to take on what I believe will be an interesting and perhaps, at times, controversial look at the topic of youth sports. [Read More]
From Mountain T.O.P. to Happy Valley
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From Mountain T.O.P. to Happy Valley
212 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Two weeks ago I experienced one of the most amazing weeks of my life. It was transformational, emotional, spiritual, entertaining, hilarious, and completely enjoyable. [Read More]
The Cup Almost Runneth Over Me
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The Cup Almost Runneth Over Me
214 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Not many people are lucky to be at the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs. I was not only there, I was also on the ice and nearly run over by the Stanley Cup. [Read More]
Major Memories From Little League
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Major Memories From Little League
216 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
The team I coached was made up of kids of all shapes, sizes, ability and attitudes. But all of them helped teach the true lessons of Little League baseball. [Read More]
Preparing for the Playoffs
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Preparing for the Playoffs
218 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Once again, I'd like to share with you one of my coaching/managing/administrative articles from my 25 years as a hockey coach, camp director, and clinic instructor. [Read More]
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