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February 9, 1995 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The basketball game between the University of Massachusetts and Rutgers University will be completed on March 2 at the Palestra, the Atlantic Ten Conference announced yesterday. The game will resume at the point of interruption - halftime - two days after the regular season ends and two days before the A-10 tournament is scheduled to begin. "Both schools were adamant that they wanted the game decided on the court and nowhere else," said A-10 commissioner Linda Bruno. "And the tournament is at the Palestra, so traveling would be of an inconvenience to no one, and everyone's OK with it. "Everyone understands (the protest)
SPORTS
March 21, 2006 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Appropriately enough, it's at the Palestra. Ten years and two days after Lower Merion (starring Kobe Bryant) and Chester slugged it out in an overtime classic, the District 1 teams will go at it again in another PIAA Class AAAA semifinal at the famed Penn arena. The game - a rematch of last year's state final, this year's District 1 final, and of a December regular-season clash - is set for tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. After Lower Merion (26-6) and Chester (25-7) advanced Saturday - the Aces with a 63-48 win over Lancaster McCaskey and the Clippers with a 97-89 victory over William Allen - the PIAA contacted Villanova, in hopes of securing the Pavilion.
NEWS
March 4, 1991 | By Scott Huff, Special to The Inquirer
A local cable television station crew, which beamed back Bensalem's thrilling 65-63 victory over Plymouth-Whitemarsh in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal contest played Friday at William Tennent, rushed onto the floor along with the joyous Owls fans when the final buzzer sounded. "We're going to the Palestra," shouted senior Bensalem center Ed Tharp into the hand-held camera. "We're going to the Palestra. " It may not be Disney World, but the lure of the Palestra is still very much a part of area scholastic basketball.
SPORTS
January 5, 1999 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
It's the second month of the scholastic basketball season. Do you know where some important playoffs will be held? John Koskinen, Joe Parisi and Bob Ruoff have no idea, and they're feeling flustered. More than three months after promising to provide an answer, University of Pennsylvania officials still have not decided whether the Public League, Catholic League and District 1 of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association will be able to use the Palestra for playoffs.
NEWS
April 24, 1999
You had to be there. No nostalgic reminiscence can recapture the flavor of Big Five basketball - the round-robin basketball tournament in which La Salle, Penn, St. Joseph's, Temple and Villanova played each other in a city series that mattered to each at least as much as their standing in their respective conferences. Most of the games were played in Penn's venerable Palestra - still a great milieu for basketball, despite the advent of the modern state-of-the-art arena. From 1955 to 1991, Big Five games packed the Palestra stands with multitudes of roaring zealots who made the rafters rattle.
SPORTS
January 31, 1989 | By Frank Dolson, Inquirer Sports Editor Inquirer staff writer M. G. Missanelli contributed to this article
Athletic officials from La Salle, Penn and St. Joseph's agreed yesterday to hold further talks in what appeared to be an eleventh-hour attempt to avert a further breakup of the Big 5. Bob Mullen, the La Salle athletic director, acknowledged at a meeting of the officials, held yesterday at Penn, that his school was considering an offer from Spectacor Inc. to move its home basketball games from the Palestra to the Civic Center, which is managed by...
SPORTS
December 19, 1994 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
The Palestra scoreboard said there was little to choose between Villanova and St. Joseph's at the conclusion of the first game of the Big 5's 40th season. St. Joe's was a 60-57 winner, but to those without allegiance or those willing to take a step back, it was more about playing and competing than just about winning and losing. The cold, hard facts said that the Hawks won partly because their four bench players accounted for 41 minutes, 12 shots and six points while 'Nova's two subs played just 12 minutes, took two shots and did not score.
SPORTS
February 9, 1988 | By TIM KAWAKAMI, Daily News Sports Writer
As time flies by, so do the Palestra doubleheaders. And tonight, for the last time during the regular season, that shrine of hoopdom by the Schuylkill will be host to the feast of college basketball feasts, a Big Five doubleheader. There'll be one more Palestra doubleheader this Saturday, but it's not a pure Big Five doubleheader, what with Drexel capping off that night's action. (Also, the Temple-St. Joseph's game on March 2 likely will be followed by La Salle against a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponent in the first round of the that conference's postseason tournament.
SPORTS
December 1, 1987 | By LES BOWEN, Daily News Sports Writer
Tonight, Marianne Stanley walks onto the court of the Palestra for her first home game as coach of the Penn women's basketball team. "There's always a special feeling for me in that building," Stanley said yesterday. For Stanley, who grew up in Upper Darby, the Palestra holds all of the typical Big 5 memories, plus some more personal ones. Stanley won a Catholic League title on the Palestra floor for Archbishop Prendergast, then was a two- time All-America for Immaculata as the Macs won two AIAW national championships.
NEWS
October 27, 1998
A shooting outside the Palestra after a Public League championship game last March shocked the city and left the University of Pennsylvania understandably skittish. A 22-year-old man was killed and three people - including a Penn student working in a campus building - were wounded. If asked, officials undoubtedly would say what happened is a rare event for the University of Pennsylvania. And they would be right. So why is the university still nervous about hosting future Public League championship games, which it has been doing for years?
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SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Darnell Foreman waited all basketball season to hear from a college coach such as Jerome Allen of the University of Pennsylvania. He finally did, a few hours after leading Pitman to the Group 1 state championship on March 9. "They came in late, and they came in fast," Foreman said of Penn's efforts to recruit him. Foreman, a 6-foot-1 senior guard, on Wednesday committed to Penn. "It's a great fit," Foreman said. "The Palestra has a lot of history there, and it's a great place to play.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A December doubleheader between Atlantic Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference schools at the Barclays Center will be held for three seasons, from 2015-17 as part of an agreement that puts the ACC postseason tournament in the Brooklyn arena in 2017 and '18 and the Atlantic Ten tournament at Barclays from 2019-21. The A-10 tournament will be in Brooklyn through 2016. Commissioner Bernadette McGlade said the tournament could be in one city or two cities in 2017-18. "Obviously, we love Philadelphia," McGlade said of the possibility of the A-10 returning to the city.
SPORTS
March 24, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - It's time for Penn and St. Joseph's to get back to work Sunday, when the two Big Five women's teams open play in the NCAA tournament. Penn (22-6), a 12th seed, meets No. 5 Texas (21-11) 30 minutes after Maryland plays Army (12:30 p.m.) at the Comcast Center as part of the Louisville Regional. St. Joseph's (22-9), a ninth seed, meets No. 8 Georgia (20-11) at 5:30 p.m. at Gample Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., as part of the Lincoln (Neb.) Regional. Since beating Princeton on the road almost two weeks ago to win the Ivy League title and Penn's first trip to the NCAA tournament in a decade, the Quakers have been stockpiling memorable moments.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
IT HAS BEEN a whirlwind last week or so for the Penn women's basketball program. They have been waiting patiently for their first NCAA Tournament game in 10 years since they took down Princeton last Tuesday night. "It has been a tremendous week for our program," head coach Mike McLaughlin said. "The excitement of winning the Ivy League for the first time here at Penn in 10 years, the remarkable turnaround the program has had, particularly with the seniors that have set the tone for the program over the last 4 years, it has been an exciting week.
SPORTS
March 20, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Chances are there won't be many 15-year-olds sitting by themselves high in the First Niagara Center on Thursday night when St. Joseph's and Connecticut meet in a second-round NCAA tournament game. And if there are, when that Buffalo doubleheader concludes about midnight, it's doubtful any will be hitchhiking part of the way home. The world and the NCAA tournament have changed since the last time the Hawks and the Huskies opened against each other. On Monday, March 8, 1965, I attended the Palestra tripleheader that launched the NCAA tournament that year.
SPORTS
March 19, 2014
The Penn women's basketball team (22-6, 12-2 Ivy) will be making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in a decade, following this year's Ivy League championship. Senior Courtney Wilson and freshman Sydney Stipanovich will write a daily diary for the Daily News throughout the team's run in the tournament. "Special. " That is the word that Coach [Mike] McLaughlin has been drilling into our heads since we arrived at Penn. "You have the chance to do something special"; "You have to be a special group and stay true to who you are"; and finally, "We did something special.
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
PRINCETON - To become the Ivy League champion, the Penn women's basketball team ended the four-year reign of Princeton on Tuesday night with an 80-64 upset of the Tigers at Jadwin Gym. The win sends the Quakers (22-6, 12-2 Ivy) to the NCAA tournament for the third time in the program's history and the first time since 2004. Princeton (20-8, 11-3) had easily handled Penn in 11 straight meetings, including an 84-53 league opener at the Palestra on Jan. 11. The Ivy League is the only conference that does not have a postseason tournament to determine an NCAA automatic bid. Penn and Princeton went into Tuesday night's final regular-season game tied for first.
SPORTS
March 2, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
TONY HICKS took a huge hack at Brown's Steven Spieth with 1:31 remaining to send him to the line. Penn's sophomore guard was frustrated, and reasonably so. The Quakers let another game get out of hand, as they fell to Brown, 76-67, at the Palestra. Hicks did all he could possibly do to keep Penn in the game last night. He poured in 25 points on 10-for-24 shooting, and was the only Quaker who got anything going. He had 17 points on 13 shots in the first half alone. "In the first half, he took initiative to say, 'Despite who is in front of me, I am going to get us a bucket,' " Penn coach Jerome Allen said.
SPORTS
February 23, 2014 | By Aaron Bracy, For The Inquirer
Penn's turnover problem reminds coach Jerome Allen of his grandmother's broken record player. New game, same song. The Quakers have been plagued by turnovers all season, and they committed 20 in an 83-63 loss to Harvard at the Palestra on Friday. It was the worst-ever home defeat to Harvard for Penn (6-16, 3-5 Ivy League), which had won 74 of 87 home contests against the Crimson (21-4, 8-1) entering Friday. The Quakers lost those previous 13 games by a combined 61 points and never had been beaten by more than 13 points at home until Friday's blowout.
SPORTS
February 21, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
SHEP GARNER does a lot of things for Roman Catholic's basketball team that don't make it into the box score. Loose ball on the floor? Expect Garner to be the first one to dive for it. Teammate misses an assignment? Look for Garner to explain the gaffe - sometimes calmly, sometimes not so calmly. "Shep's like a player/coach," sophomore point guard Tony Carr said. "He's the captain. He's a senior and this is his last year. " Before Garner moves on to Penn State, where he will play in the rugged Big Ten, he is making sure every piece of his heart will be left out on the Palestra floor - and anywhere else Roman's postseason takes it. With eight points, six rebounds and a few knee burns, Garner led Roman past stubborn La Salle, 52-45, last night to advance to Monday's Catholic League championship game (7 p.m., Palestra)
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