Welcome to our new feature: This Week In Hoops. Every Monday morning we’ll take a quick look back at what we learned from the last week of games and a look forward at this week’s slate of games.Read more "This Week In Hoops: Tournaments, Challenges, and Holiday Cheer"
It’s Thanksgiving week! Everyone hold hands and say what you’re thankful for. I’ll go first. (It’s all basketball stuff)Read more "The Palestra Back Thanksgiving Spectactular"
Five Cats come in, Five Cats come out. Coach Calipari is trying something you don’t see in Division I, and it’s working.Read more "9 Scattered Thoughts About Kentucky, Platoons, and Coach Cal"
Gonzaga came out firing Monday night against SMU. Update: they looked really good against St. Joe’s too.Read more "Gonzaga Is As Good As Advertised, If Not Better"
The Sixers are tanking for the second straight season. Brad Pitt recently made a film about tanks. I used Microsoft Paint to put Sixers faces on faces from that movie. It’s pretty good. Going on my mom’s fridge for sure. Shane McNichol is the founder, editor, Head of Microsoft Paint, and lone contributor at […]Read more "#TankCrew"
The Sixers have rolled out the tanks again. Here’s why rookie KJ McDaniels might be worth sitting through some ugly blowouts.Read more "Why KJ McDaniels is the Best Reason to Watch the Sixers This Season"
If you’re going to start a blog with the word “Palestra” in the title, what better way to start than arbitrarily ranking the Big Five schools in a number of categories? That won’t polarize my readership or anger the diehard fans because I said I didn’t like their uniforms or something, right? Yeah, that would never happen. Let’s get to it.Read more "Ranking the Big Five, in Every Way Possible"
It’s November. Let’s make some predictions that will look ridiculous (or brilliant) in March.Read more "The Predictions Post (From Someone Whose Predictions Almost Never Work Out)"
For a brand new blog, the first post should probably explain what you’re going to see here and what the hell the name means. That’s what this one does.Read more "Welcome to Palestra Back"