Penn State has been a visitor the Palestra in the past. But when it faces Michigan State there on Jan. 7 early in the Big Ten season, it will serve as the host. And on Wednesday afternoon, PSU head coach Pat Chambers said the game was sold out, according to StateCollege.com.
Pat Chambers say the Penn State/Michigan State game at the Palestra is sold out.
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The game will take place at noon or 1 p.m. and will air on ESPN. It’s the first Penn State men’s basketball game to air on ESPN since 2012.
PSU last played at the Palestra against Drexel last season. But has also faced Penn and La Salle there with Chambers — who attended the University of Philadelphia — at the helm.
The Palestra is home to the University of Pennsylvania basketball team, but many Philadelphia-area teams use the venue. It will also host the first-ever Ivy League Tournament this season. It’s often called the Cathedral of College Basketball. The Palestra seats 8,725 and has hosted more college basketball games since its inception in 1927 than any other venue.