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Philadelphia to host 2016 NCAA men's basketball East Regional

Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:26 PM
The NCAA gave Philadelphia college basketball fans some very good news on Monday: the 2016 men's basketball tournament's East Regional rounds are coming to the Wells Fargo Center. La Salle will serve as the host institution. It will be the 28th time that the Big Dance has come to town, and the eighth... Read more

Free college hoops across Philadelphia

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2:46 PM
If you're a top-25 team that schedules an exhibition game against a Division II program at a NBA arena, and you want to get people to watch, you sometimes have to get a bit creative. So, credit to Villanova, which is offering free tickets to Sunday's exhibition against Nyack at the Wells Fargo Center... Read more

Temple picked 6th in AAC preseason coaches' poll

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:45 AM
Fran Dunphy's Temple Owls were picked sixth in the American Athletic Conference's preseason coaches' poll, which was released Wednesday morning at the conference's media day in New York. Connecticut barely edged out Southern Methodist as the favorite. Huskies guard Ryan Boatright was named preseason... Read more

Villanova picked No. 1 in Big East men's basketball preseason poll

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:19 AM
NEW YORK - By now, we've all been subjected to a year's worth of harrumphing about how the Big East isn't what it used to be. It's true. No one disputes it at this point. For as much as has changed, though, there's a familiar feeling around the Villanova basketball program these days. It's a combination... Read more

Saint Joseph's picked 8th in Atlantic 10 preseason poll, La Salle 7th

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10:08 AM
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - It's no secret that Saint Joseph's lost a lot when Halil Kanacevic, Langston Galloway and Ronald Roberts Jr. left City Ave. last spring. And the Hawks lost even more earlier this month when Papa Ndao was ruled out for the season due to health issues. On Tuesday, we learned what the... Read more

New Penn athletic director M. Grace Calhoun settling into job

Monday, August 4, 2014, 10:40 PM
Just over a month ago, M. Grace Calhoun officially succeeded Steve Bilsky as Penn's athletic director. I recently had the chance to sit down with her at her office in Weightman Hall for an exclusive one-on-one interview. Here's the transcript of our conversation. So how have things been so far? Things... Read more

Al Bagnoli eyes future role with Penn after retirement

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:08 PM
On Wednesday morning, it became official: Al Bagnoli’s 23rd season as Penn football coach will be his last. But it might not be his last on 33rd Street. It was clear from Bagnoli’s remarks during a press conference at Franklin Field that he’d like to move from the sidelines to the... Read more

Penn football coach Al Bagnoli to retire

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:52 PM
Penn football coach Al Bagnoli will retire after the 2014 season, a source with knowledge of the decision confirmed to me Tuesday afternoon. A press conference has been called at Penn's Weightman Hall for 11 a.m. Wednesday morning to make the news official. The Inquirer's Mike Jensen reports that... Read more

Steve Bilsky named Big 5 executive director

Monday, April 14, 2014, 1:25 PM
Even though Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky is retiring at the end of June, he isn't going far. In fact, he isn't even leaving his alma mater's campus. Bilsky will become the executive director of the Philadelphia Big 5 this summer. According to a release from the organization, his role "will... Read more

Frozen Four leaves lasting memories in Philadelphia

Monday, April 14, 2014, 12:50 PM
I was ready for Philadelphia to host the Frozen Four from the moment the city was first awarded the event back in 2010. Those of you who've been reading my blog for a long time might remember that I covered the 2009 edition when it was in D.C. It was one of the most fun college sports spectacles I've... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

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