January 22, 2016 |
An hour before tipoff, the front doors were open and a cold wind, more than a breeze, blew in from 33d Street down to the floor of the Palestra, where La Salle warmed up on the west end, Temple to the east. The building filled up, four schools getting their own quadrants. The place warmed up. The hoops ran hot and cold, but you didn't hear complaining. A Big Five doubleheader at the Palestra, once held twice a week, has come along once a decade lately. "Sitting in the huddle - I wanted to get out of the huddle," said Temple coach Fran Dunphy, mentioning how his old high school coach, Dan Dougherty, was in a group of former Big Five stars introduced during a timeout.
January 21, 2016 |
Devin Coleman understands that when his Temple team meets La Salle in a Big Five game at the Palestra, there will be added excitement in the place known as the cathedral of college basketball. To celebrate the Big Five's 60th anniversary, the Palestra will host a doubleheader Wednesday night, paying homage to the old days when these events were commonplace and gripped the basketball community. After the Temple-La Salle game at 7, St. Joseph's and Penn will meet at 9:30. "It's my first time playing in a doubleheader there and it will be a good experience," Coleman said.
October 9, 2015 |
If you're in University City in the next 24 hours or so, you have two chances to catch up-and-coming local singer-songwriter Jacob Snider at World Cafe Live. Tonight, Snider co-headlines with Jean Rohe at the West Bank musical mecca. Tomorrow he returns to sing "Jealous Guy" as part of WXPN-FM's free noontime celebration of what would have been John Lennon 's 75th birthday. It's probably fitting that Snider, a 25-year-old native of suburban Boston who grew up in Montgomery County, is part of the salute to a baby-boomer deity like Lennon.
October 5, 2015 |
Any doubt regarding which team will pick first in the Major League Baseball draft next June dissipated over six hours on the penultimate day of the regular season. The Phillies, long owners of baseball's worst record, made sure of that with their performances on a chilly, windy Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. In losing both games of their doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, the Phillies clinched the worst record in the majors and locked up the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft.
June 30, 2015 |
Maikel Franco stood on first base and gazed toward the video board in left field during the fourth inning of Sunday's 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals in Game 2 of a doubleheader Sunday. Franco's two-run single had triggered an offensive surge after the Phillies limped through a 3-2 loss in the first game of the rare single-admission twin bill. The video board replayed Franco's hit, which sliced up the middle for his third RBI of the game. The rookie's hot month continued to roll at a furious pace.
June 29, 2015
The Phillies attempted to brave the weather and ended up losing that battle. Saturday's game with the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park that began at 3:05 p.m. lasted just an inning and a half, with no score. After a 1-hour, 27-minute rain delay, the game was postponed. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1:05 p.m. (Sunday's game was originally scheduled to start at 1:35.) Fans holding tickets to Saturday's postponed game may exchange them for tickets to any remaining home games this year, including Sunday's doubleheader.
May 7, 2015
SOME OF the area's top high school juniors and seniors will face off tonight on the final night of the Clash of the Classes basketball tournament. The semifinal losers from tonight meet at Imhotep Charter at 6 p.m. followed by the championship at 7:30. Derrick Jones (UNLV), Ahmad Gilbert (Minnesota), Levan Alston (Temple), Samir Doughty (St. John's) and Mike Watkins (Penn State) headline for the seniors. Lamar Stevens, Tony Carr, Nazeer Bostick, Josh Sharkey and Zane Martin lead the juniors.
February 5, 2015 |
IF SOME DETAILS can be worked out and all the Big 5 schools are satisfied, the Daily News has learned that an annual City Series doubleheader at the Palestra could begin a 5-year run as soon as next season, the Big 5's 60th anniversary. Steve Bilsky, the executive director of the Big 5 since retiring as Penn athletic director last year, confirmed that the doubleheader concept is very much possible. "Each of the schools [other than Penn] would move a minimal number of home games to the Palestra over the 5-year cycle," Bilsky said.
December 4, 2014 |
JAY WRIGHT is always respectful of the tradition because he grew up revering it and respect is just his way. "It's a Big 5 game," the Villanova coach will say. "Anything can happen. " And that is mostly true - except when Villanova is playing. During its "Decade of Dominance," Villanova is 33-7 in City Series games, with five sweeps. The Wildcats keep breaking their own record for point differential in the four games. Last season's Wildcats now hold the record after winning by a combined 90 points.