Once Again, Lou Prato Writes the Book on Penn State Football



For Nittany Lion fans still finishing their holiday shopping, Lou Prato ’59 has the perfect gift. The eminent historian of all things blue and white recently published his latest book, 100 Things Penn State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. As the title implies, it’s loaded with both information and advice that’ll make any even the most dedicated Penn Stater a smarter fan.

Featuring a forward from Adam Taliaferro ’05, Lou’s book covers an incredibly wide array of Penn State sports territory. There’s plenty of history, going back to the roots of the program with chapters on legends like Joe Bedenk and Levi Lamb, up through dozens of entries on teams, players, and unforgettable moments fom Joe Paterno’s tenure. And then there’s the to-do list, ranging from the the obscure the obvious. It’s a perfect mix of nostalgia and knowledge, from a guy who has probably forgotten more about the Nittany Lions than the rest of us will ever know.

And the best part? There’s still time to order for delivery before Christmas.

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