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Steve Palermo

With 15 years of dedication as a Major League Baseball Umpire, Steve Palermo was ranked as the number one umpire in the American League in 1991 by Sporting News­ for his overall performance. Prior to joining the MLB Umpire Development...

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Mary Lou Palermo

At age 13, Mary Lou Palermo made it to her first roller derby as a spectator and immediately fell in love with the sport. At age 15, Palermo became a part of the sport, joining with a team and traveling across the country by train. Palermo was...

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John Panelli

John Panelli was one of the great players in Notre Dame football history, leaving the Golden Dome to star in the NFL, with the Lions and Cardinals. In John Panelli’s time playing college football, the idea of the two-way player was the rule...

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Babe Parilli

An icon of SEC football, Vito “Babe” Parilli played quarterback for the great Bear Bryant at the University of Kentucky, where Parilli became an All-American. Born in Rochester, Pennsylvania, an industrial suburb of Pittsburgh, Parilli overcame...

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Dan Pastorini

Dan Pastorini attended Santa Clara University in California, where he was a star in both football and baseball. In 1971 the Houston Oilers selected him as the #3 overall pick of the NFL Draft. In the draft that was dubbed, “The Year of the...

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Joe Paterno

A celebrated coach who aims to produce valuable citizens, not just football players. “He’s tough as hell but he does things the way they’re supposed to be done. He follows the rules. He believes you’re there for an education. He teaches you more...

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Generoso Pavese

In the history of sports, perhaps there is no greater story than that of Professor Generoso Pavese, one of the legendary fencers of all time, a man who could do things with a sword that no other man in the world could do. Pavese started his...

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Vinny Pazienza

One of boxing’s most charismatic and exciting fighters for over two decades. Vinny Pazienza has won five world titles in three different weight classes: lightweight, junior middleweight and super middleweight. Over time, he fought all the top...

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Vincent Pazzetti

A triple-threat on the football field, the first Italian American to be named All-American. Vincent Pat Pazzetti was born January 2, 1887 in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. In 1911, at Lehigh University in Connecticut, Pazzetti quickly became...

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