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Username Post: Macquarie Court?        (Topic#22013)
10Q 
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11-08-18 02:18 PM - Post#264826    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

Sharswood Hall for me.

 
palestra38 
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11-08-18 02:26 PM - Post#264829    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

I remember going to the urinals in the basement of Bennett Hall and looking up. It said...

90-47

 
10Q 
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11-08-18 02:48 PM - Post#264835    
    In response to palestra38

Why were you looking up at such a moment?

 
palestra38 
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11-08-18 03:10 PM - Post#264841    
    In response to 10Q

I have enough practice that I don't have to look down

 
10Q 
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11-08-18 03:13 PM - Post#264842    
    In response to palestra38

Wide left

 
gopenngo 
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11-08-18 03:49 PM - Post#264848    
    In response to 10Q

Don't eat the big white mint.

 
rbg 
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11-12-18 08:17 AM - Post#265272    
    In response to gopenngo

http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commen tary/p...

 
palestra38 
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11-12-18 08:31 AM - Post#265273    
    In response to rbg

Howard IS a Luddite. But he is among the 10 greatest living Penn fans.

 
Streamers 
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11-12-18 08:44 AM - Post#265277    
    In response to palestra38

He’s absolutely right about this one, and he makes the point very effectively.

 
section110 
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11-12-18 04:59 PM - Post#265304    
    In response to Streamers

Amen

 
Quakers03 
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11-12-18 05:39 PM - Post#265313    
    In response to QHoops

Speaking of this, AJ was on the twitter machine fighting for a very good cause. He makes some strong points. What could they be thinking?

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So @pennathletics sold out Palestra floor, I was part of huge successful fundraising campaign, yet there are budget cuts not allowing @penncheer and @PennBand to stay in hotels on our league games. Only reason band can go is they make own accommodations. Where’s the money going?

Besides the actual teams there’s nothing more “college sports” than band and cheerleaders.. especially since they are among our biggest supporters. Also weird that this is new this year only after we raised all of this money.



 
dperry 
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11-12-18 06:18 PM - Post#265335    
    In response to Quakers03

1.) Who's AJ?
2.) Link, please?
David Perry
Penn '92
"Hail, Alma Mater/Thy sons cheer thee now
To thee, Pennsylvania/All rivals must bow!!!"


 
palestra38 
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11-12-18 07:45 PM - Post#265345    
    In response to dperry

Brodeur

 
palestra38 
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11-16-18 01:52 PM - Post#265846    
    In response to palestra38

Article on AJ's thoughts today in the Inq:


http://www2.philly.com/philly/sports/college s/penn...

 
DCAJedi 
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11-16-18 01:58 PM - Post#265847    
    In response to palestra38

A minor clarification to the above: if you go looking in today's paper, it isn't there because it just went online today. Might be in tomorrow's (hopefully it will be, but it's not my decision of course).
"Here will be an old abusing of God's patience, and the king's English."


 
Quakers03 
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11-16-18 02:11 PM - Post#265850    
    In response to DCAJedi

So we still have no idea what actually happened with the band and cheerleaders. It's really all about being there for more women's games? I have to assume some folks in these parts know more.

 
rbg 
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11-17-18 05:33 PM - Post#266138    
    In response to Quakers03

Former AD Steve Bilsky weighs in on the Macquarie Court controversy.

It does not seem that Bilsky approves of Calhoun's decision.

https://www.thedp.com/article/2018/11/steve -bilsky...

Below are some excerpts:

- It is not an exaggeration to say the Palestra court is sacred to legions of former players and fans throughout the Philadelphia region. We all know the storied history that has enabled the Palestra to be referred to as the Cathedral of College Basketball. To place a corporate name on its floor tarnishes that image and detracts from the pureness and spectacle that has made the Palestra experience unduplicated. The Palestra is unlike any other arena in the country and keeping it unique adds to its reputation. -

- I assume that the University’s senior leadership participated in the decision to name Macquarie Court. Since Penn is fortunate to have outstanding senior leaders who do understand and are sensitive to institutional history, it is surprising that, in this case, dollars seemed to outweigh sentiment and tradition.

No one knows more than I do about the challenge of funding an immense enterprise like Penn Athletics and Recreation. In fact, I was approached several times about naming the Palestra floor. Once, a senior University official approached me about a potential donor who was considering making a $25 million gift to Penn, the caveat being it had to include the naming of the Palestra. I admit I was initially tempted, but ultimately told the official that the Palestra was not for sale. -

- The Palestra has hosted more college basketball games than any other arena. Franklin Field was the country’s first two-tiered stadium and the oldest stadium still operating for football games. The Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States. We are so lucky that these treasures all belong to Penn.

However, with these blessings come responsibilities. The Palestra court, Franklin Field turf, and Penn Relays name should never be shared with any corporate entity. Otherwise, we’ll be like everyone else. Is this the outcome we desire?

I do not want to see our marketing and advancement efforts handcuffed. I’m sure there are other ways to utilize the Palestra and Franklin Field in revenue enhancement strategies, that don’t come at the expense of cheapening our classic venues. -

 
Silver Maple 
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11-17-18 09:16 PM - Post#266154    
    In response to rbg

I'm not crazy about this court-naming decision, but I really don't want to hear ANYTHING from Steve Bilksy. If he had a shred of decency, he would just shut up and go away. And if he were standing next to me right now, I would tell him that to his overly tanned face.

 
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