Michigan State may play Palestra
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Michigan State may play Palestra

Penn State may move home game with Spartans to Philadelphia

Photo: The Palestra was built in 1927

Think “Hoosiers” and Hinkle Fieldhouse and what the movie meant to renewed respect for the historic Indianapolis basketball arena that opened in 1928.

If Hollywood ever makes a basketball movie called “Quakers” with scenes from the Palestra, you’ll understand what the historic Philadelphia hoop shrine means to college basketball. It opened in 1927 and was known in its glory days as the Cathedral of Basketball. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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