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John Patishnock

John covers sports for the Gazette.

Articles by John Patishnock

Newbill: Invite to LeBron camp ‘a breathtaking experience’ Newbill: Invite to LeBron camp ‘a breathtaking experience’
5 days ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Some phone calls don’t have to be returned right away. You can listen to the voicemail message, make a mental note and return the call in the near future. The phone call that D.J. Newbill missed a few weeks ago doesn’t qualify for this category. The Penn State [Read More]
Former co-captain stays connected to football program Former co-captain stays connected to football program
5 days ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Bob White never really left Penn State. White, co-captain on the 1986 national championship team, has worked for Penn State in a variety of roles for the last two decades, including one season as an assistant coach at the suggestion of Joe Paterno. Now, he’s responsible [Read More]
University archivist captures, maintains Penn State's history University archivist captures, maintains Penn State's history
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Patishnock
While summer represents somewhat of a slow time for Penn State's University Park campus, the same can't be said for Jackie Esposito, the university archivist who oversees the operation, storage and maintenance of hundreds of thousands of pieces of Penn State memorabilia. [Read More]
University archivist captures, maintains Penn State’s history University archivist captures, maintains Penn State’s history
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — While summer represents somewhat of a slow time for Penn State’s University Park campus, the same can’t be said for Jackie Esposito, the university archivist who oversees the operation, storage and maintenance of hundreds of thousands of pieces of Penn State [Read More]
Retirement not ordinary for local adventurer Retirement not ordinary for local adventurer
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — For seemingly the millionth time, Paul Ruskin reminded me that he doesn’t think like other people. After finishing lunch earlier this month at The Corner Room, Ruskin picked up his plate as he was describing to me how he spent his previous week gazing at the galaxy while [Read More]
Spikes GM Ensuring Franchise Remains Popular Draw Spikes GM Ensuring Franchise Remains Popular Draw
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Patishnock
"I think what's great about this community is that they have embraced everything that minor league baseball has to offer. They’ve embraced the baseball, they've embraced the promotions and they’ve embraced the ambience of the ballpark." [Read More]
On the Attack: Total team effort fuels Spikes' surge On the Attack: Total team effort fuels Spikes' surge
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Anyone who’s following the State College Spikes this season knows all about Rowan Wick’s unreal start; the Canadian native ended the weekend having already amassed 11 home runs 28 RBIs; both led the New York-Penn League, while the homers are already a Spikes [Read More]
At the Helm At the Helm
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — A year after winning their first division title, the State College Spikes are near the top of the standings again. Jason Dambach, the team's senior vice-president and general manager, discusses his extensive experience working in minor league baseball — 10 years [Read More]
Rediscovering Happy Valley: 'Mike the Mailman' Rediscovering Happy Valley: 'Mike the Mailman'
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Patishnock
He doesn't post his status online. Instead, Mike greets everyone who enters the post office with the same courtesy and graciousness. It turns out that stuff still matters to some people. [Read More]
Rediscovering Happy Valley: ‘Mike the Mailman’ Rediscovering Happy Valley: ‘Mike the Mailman’
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Nearly everyone has a favorite story about Mike Herr, better known as “Mike the Mailman” around Penn State. For generations, he’s managed the University Park post office. Here’s my favorite story about Mike. I stopped into the post office, located [Read More]
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