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John Patishnock

John covers sports for the Gazette.

Articles by John Patishnock

Penn State's Shep Garner not playing like newcomer Penn State's Shep Garner not playing like newcomer
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The ball caromed off the rim, and nobody moved. No one except Shep Garner, that is. During Penn State’s home victory against Virginia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Garner corralled the loose ball and easily deposited the rebound. Everyone else stayed [Read More]
Penn State Grad's Perspective Shines Through in 'Season of Saturdays'
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Penn State Grad's Perspective Shines Through in 'Season of Saturdays'
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Patishnock
"The roads are narrow, the traffic is suffocating, and the tailgates go on for miles, tethered to recreational vehicles and pickup trucks. Everything is so huge; even the air seems weighed down with smells, charred meat, and churned-up dirt and manure of varied origins. ..." [Read More]
Weinreb’s perspective shines through in ‘Season of Saturdays’ Weinreb’s perspective shines through in ‘Season of Saturdays’
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — What makes great writing so great is that it can make you feel like you’ve been transported to any place and time, even if you’re sitting by yourself on a futon in a College Heights basement apartment. Confused? Stick around, I’ll explain shortly. I never [Read More]
Penn State breaks through for home sweep Penn State breaks through for home sweep
8 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State seemed on the brink of scoring for the longest time. Then, it finally happened. And then, it happened again. And again. And it didn’t ever really stop. The Penn State men’s ice hockey team bulldozed Holy Cross, completing a weekend sweep with a 7-1 [Read More]
Spikes ground crew takes field to keep ballpark in top shape Spikes ground crew takes field to keep ballpark in top shape
15 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — For the moment, Matt Neri’s crucial job takes on even more importance. On a Monday afternoon in mid-July, Neri hovers over home plate at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, attempting to soak up every last bit of moisture that the ballfield has absorbed during the last [Read More]
Bundy Prepares for Last Season Leading Penn State Blue Band Bundy Prepares for Last Season Leading Penn State Blue Band
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Patishnock
We're hoping to do some things this year that we haven't been able to do before and hopefully incorporate this new hi-definition scoreboard in what we're doing with the band. [Read More]
Bundy prepares for last season leading Blue Band Bundy prepares for last season leading Blue Band
17 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK —Dr. Richard Bundy, the longtime director of the Penn State Marching Blue Band who joined the Penn State faculty in 1983, recently announced that he’ll retire at the end of this academic year. A two-time graduate of Penn State, Bundy recently talked about the growth of [Read More]
Success With Honor, Rotelli Partner for Penn State vs UCF Fundraiser Success With Honor, Rotelli Partner for Penn State vs UCF Fundraiser
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Patishnock
Success With Honor, a non-profit organization that helps connect volunteers with Penn State-related charities, will host a viewing party for the Penn State season opener. Breakfast includes an all-you-can-eat Irish-style breakfast buffet that will feature bangers, eggs, Irish bacon and soda bread. [Read More]
Success With Honor, Rotelli partner for UCF party Success With Honor, Rotelli partner for UCF party
18 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — While every television in every bar and restaurant in Pennsylvania will most likely have the Penn State-Central Florida football game on when the teams clash at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Saturday, Aug. 30, Nittany Lion fans might have a difficult time distinguishing one party from [Read More]
James expected to ‘dominate’ this season James expected to ‘dominate’ this season
18 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Jesse James has a one-word assignment for the entire season. Sounds simple, right? Well, there’s a lot more to it than that. “Dominate” is what offensive coordinator John Donovan expects out of James every game this year. And while that’s hardly a [Read More]
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