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After many years away, Ibrahim Jaaber returns to Penn

Sunday, January 24, 2016, 4:51 PM
If you were among the 8,030 fans at Wednesday's Big 5 doubleheader, you might have noticed that during the Penn-St. Joe's game, public address announcer Rich Kahn made a point of saying "Welcome back to the Palestra" when introducing Ibrahim Jaaber as one of the stars of the 2000s. It wasn't just... Read more

Princeton at Saint Joseph's preview

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 2:58 PM
Teams and records: Princeton (4-1) vs. St. Joseph’s (5-2) Where: Hagan Arena When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. TV/Radio: A-10 Digital Network, WTEL 610-AM Top three Tigers F Henry Caruso, 6-4 Jr.: 17.6 ppg., 7 rpg. F Spencer Weisz, 6-4, Jr.: 8.2 ppg., 5.0 rpg., 4.4 apg. F Steven Cook 6-5 Jr.: 11.6 ppg... Read more

Steve Donahue stands on his own as Penn's coach

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:27 PM
Even amid the din of shooting drills, Steve Donahue’s trademark whistle echoes with gusto off the painted brick walls that surround Penn’s practice court. To anyone who has come across Donahue during his coaching career, it’s a familiar sound. Indeed, it’s been heard on 33rd... Read more

'College GameDay' going to Independence Mall for Temple-Notre Dame

Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:47 PM
It's official: ESPN's "College GameDay" show is coming to Philadelphia to set the stage for Saturday night's Temple vs. Notre Dame showdown at sold-out Lincoln Financial Field. And as has been rumored, the site for the show will be Independence Mall. The Inquirer's Marc Narducci confirmed Monday evening... Read more

Penn eyes IAAF Diamond League meet for new Franklin Field track

Monday, October 19, 2015, 4:06 PM
Updated on Monday, Oct. 19: Representatives of the IAAF and Diamond League told me that in order for Franklin Field to get a Diamond League-status meet, Penn would have to create a meet first and then apply to get it Diamond League status. The Diamond League representative also said the organization... Read more

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 9:25 AM
NEW YORK - If the headline looks familiar, it is. I used the exact same one last year. To no one's surprise, Villanova tops the Big East preseason coaches' poll, which was released Wednesday morning as the conference's basketball media day began at Madison Square Garden. Jay Wright's team went on... Read more

Steve Smith is helping former Explorers on and off the court

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 12:55 AM
Steve Smith looked at the stat sheet handed out by The Basketball Tournament staff following his 20th and Olney team’s win over Max’s All-Stars. Smith, the elder of the team by 10 years or so, was caught by one statistic on the paper. The 32-year old had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the... Read more

Khalif Wyatt still playing at his own pace

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 11:53 PM
A six-foot-four man stood at the top of the key on the main court at Philadelphia University. There was a head fake. Then a drive. Then a dish. Then a made three from a teammate. It wasn’t fast. It wasn’t quick. It wasn’t flashy. It was textbook Khalif Wyatt. The Temple alum... Read more

Massenat happy playing professionally in Germany

Friday, July 17, 2015, 9:52 PM
The last time Frantz Massenat played a competitive basketball game in the city of Philadelphia was on February 26, 2014 in a 56-45 Drexel win over the College of Charleston. he scored 24 points in his final game in front of his home fans at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Market Street. He had not... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is'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.

Jonathan Tannenwald Staff Writer
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