Scott Van Pelt's One Big Thing: The Palestra

By John Morgan on January 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm
The Palestra
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Penn State is set for their matchup with Michigan State Saturday at the iconic Palestra. During his "1 Big Thing" on Sportscenter, anchor Scott Van Pelt paid homage to the legendary Philadelphia building, which turns 90 this month.

Van Pelt mentioned the Nittany Lions have six players from the Philadelphia area (Shep Garner, Julian Moore, Mike Watkins Nazeer Bostick, Tony Carr and Lamar Stevens) and also talked about this being Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo's first visit to the Palestra. Izzo has been on record saying that coaching in the legendary gym is a "bucket list trip" since 2014.

To those of you going to the Palestra for the first time, congratulations on your bucket list achievement. 

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