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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
March 31, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Will Venable was at the Palestra for one of the more memorable nights in the arena's storied history. Penn rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit in February 2005 to defeat rival Princeton. The Palestra rocked and fans stormed the court. Quakers guard Tim Begley called it the favorite win of his career. Penn clinched the Ivy League title two weeks later. Venable, who joined the Phillies on Tuesday, was on the losing end. He was a senior for Princeton, as the Tigers unraveled under the pressure of Penn's full-court defense and raucous crowd.
SPORTS
March 28, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF
Not much is known of the meeting that gave birth to postseason college basketball, but cigar smoke surely choked the air. Several crusty New York sportswriters, encouraged by a colleague's financial windfall, were eager to make a few extra bucks as promoters. From the ashes of their smoky session arose the concept that is now an American sporting phenomenon. They decided that when the 1937-38 regular season ended, six worthy teams from around the country would be invited to play in a mini-tournament at Madison Square Garden.
SPORTS
March 25, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, Staff Writer
ROY WILLIAMS, now 65, was in his third season as an assistant coach in 1981 when arguably the most controversial NCAA championship game was played at the Spectrum. Williams' hair was black, his suits no-doubt leisurely and he was a young assistant under Dean Smith. North Carolina was loaded that year with a crew that included Al Wood, Sam Perkins, James Worthy and Jimmy Black. Philadelphia hasn't played host to the most NCAA Tournament games, but it's sure been the site of some of the most memorable.
SPORTS
March 23, 2016 | BY KASEY CHAMBERS, For the Daily News
WHEN I stepped on the court for warmups Saturday, for what would turn out to be the last time this season, it felt different. All of a sudden, everything that we had accomplished finally felt real. Winning the Ivy League championship was one of the best moments of my life, and there was no better reward than being a part of the NCAA Tournament. It's every basketball player's dream to make it to the Dance and I understand why - we were among the best women's basketball players in the country and we deserved to be there.
SPORTS
March 18, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Fran Dunphy has been coaching at the college level for 27 seasons. Fran McCaffery, another Philly guy, has been doing it for 19. They've gone against each other only twice. Even though Dunphy, when asked about that on Thursday, said, "It's amazing our paths haven't crossed before. " Well, at least not for a while. McCaffery, whose Iowa team will get Dunph's 10th-seeded Owls in Friday's first round of the NCAA South Regional at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, remembers things differently.
SPORTS
March 12, 2016 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, Staff Writer
Say goodbye to Ivy League basketball as it's been known since the conference was founded in 1954. Beginning next March, the Ancient Eight hoops season will conclude with conference tournaments for the first time. The announcement was made official by the league office Thursday morning. No longer will the 14-game full round-robin determine the league's champion and NCAA tournament participant. Instead, the top four teams in the standings will travel to the Palestra for a knockout competition.
SPORTS
March 11, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Staff Writer
THE IVY LEAGUE was the last basketball postseason tournament holdout, calling its regular-season a "14-game tournament. " Now, after approving a four-team tournament for men and women starting next March at the Palestra with the automatic NCAA Tournament berth on the line, the league has joined the rest of college hoops. "I was calling former players both at Cornell and at Penn," said Penn men's coach Steve Donahue. "Something that stuck with me was what David Klatsky said, 'That the most exciting game of my life was the Yale playoff game' . . . At Cornell, we won championships and one time we won it at Brown.
SPORTS
March 10, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Staff Writer
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Princeton women's basketball team has lost seven Ivy League games in the last seven seasons. Penn won its second Ivy title in three seasons Wednesday night at Jadwin Gym, beating the Tigers, 62-60, in a game the Quakers led from late in the first quarter until the final two minutes. Penn gave up the lead for exactly 15 seconds, got it back on a three-point play from Anna Ross, the most skilled player on the court, and held it to the wire. "As I just told my players, you don't get these opportunities too many times in sports to celebrate something like this," Penn coach Mike McLaughlin said.
SPORTS
February 26, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
FOR A GUY like Mike McLaughlin, who grew up at Frankford and Pennypack in Northeast Philly, and would worship at the Palestra if the place had an altar, the greatest fringe benefit to being a Penn basketball coach is 3-inch piece of metal. "There's not a day that goes by that I don't come (to work) through the back door so that I can use MY KEY to the Palestra," he said with a huge smile. "Seven years later and every day I go in the same way. I take out MY KEY - my No. 2 key - come in and take my walk through the Palestra and go up to my office . . . I hope that never gets old. " Star sophomore Michelle Nwokedi, who is the leading scorer for the 20-3 Quakers, shared an interesting anecdote.
SPORTS
February 25, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
Imagine if this happened today. The Penn Quakers win the Ivy League men's basketball title, find out their NCAA draw, begin practicing for March Madness - then announce they are declining the invitation, protesting how the NCAA is imposing academic standards on the league. It happened - 50 years ago. Stan Pawlak still can't believe it. Pawlak was the top scorer on that team. He doesn't expect people to remember. Certainly not the current players. A couple of weeks ago, Pawlak looked over at the century-old Penn basketball team photos on the wall of the Palestra press room.
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