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Palestra documentary to hit local stations

For the first time in its 80-year existence, the storied history of The Palestra is coming directly into the homes of local television viewers. Mikaelyn Austin’s documentary, The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball, will make its local television debut on Friday, Nov.…

Tennessee only start of tough schedule

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Mark Tyndale has played in a lot of tough venues throughout his four years with the men’s basketball team. He’s played at Georgetown, South Carolina and Alabama. He’s faced Villanova at both the Palestra and the Pavilion.…

Arena turns 10 years old

Year after year, John Chaney listened to the same question about his ambitious non-conference schedule. “Why don’t you play these games in our place?” Chaney recalled being asked repeatedly. For the men’s basketball team, “our place” was McGonigle Hall, a cramped gym that seated 3,900.The high-profile teams Chaney scheduled refused to play there.…

Dunphy stressing defense

His name has popped up in almost every conversation about the men’s basketball team in recent weeks. Although much of the media’s focus has been on senior Mark Tyndale and junior Dionte Christmas, among Temple players and coaches, freshman Lavoy Allen is the hot topic.…

Allen impresses Dunphy

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Fran Dunphy stood among a circle of reporters at Boardwalk Hall last Thursday, answering questions about the upcoming men’s basketball season which features several difficult non-conference opponents including Tennessee, Duke and Florida.…