Penn State men’s basketball returns to the Palestra for 2022-23 campaign

Story posted September 8, 2022 in CommRadio, Sports by Jonathan Draeger

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – Penn State released its Big Ten Conference schedule for the 2022-2023 season.
The Nittany Lions currently have 20 conference games, 10 home and 10 road games, listed with the Big Ten opener on Dec. 7 at the Bryce Jordan Center against the Michigan State Spartans.

Along with the Blue Blood of the Big Ten, the team hosts notable names like the Indiana Hoosiers, Michigan Wolverines, Wisconsin Badgers and Illinois Fighting Illini.

Penn State also travels to the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis., the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. and Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind., which marks the first time coach Micah Shrewsberry steps foot on Purdue’s campus since he joined Penn State’s program.

Times and network assignments have yet to be announced by the conference. It is scheduled to be revealed the week of Sept. 12 through Sept. 16.

The biggest story out of the release was a game that bolstered a lot of crowd reaction two years ago: Penn State makes its return to the Cathedral of College Basketball this season.

The Nittany Lions will travel to Philadelphia to play the Purdue Boilermakers in the Palestra, home to the Penn Quakers of the Ivy League. This comes with the announcement of their Big Ten Conference schedule.

The last time Penn State took to the court in the Palestra, then No. 21 Nittany Lions secured an 89-86 win over the No. 23 Iowa Hawkeyes. Leading the charge from the bench was guard Izaiah Brockington with 23 points on 9-15 shooting and 5-7 from the free throw line.

Forward Lamar Stevens contributed 16 points in 24 minutes due to being in foul trouble, picking up four fouls in his time on the court.

Iowa tried to keep it close behind center Luka Garza’s 34-point performance and an additional 23 points from guard Joe Wieskamp and 18 points from guard Joe Toussaint.

This came in part to a season where the Nittany Lions were looking to secure a bid to the NCAA Tournament, which was cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Palestra game will take place on January 8, 2023.

Jonathan Draeger is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email