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Archive: September, 2009

UPDATED: Will the Union open their first season at the Linc?

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 5:13 PM
UPDATE: Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News talked to Philadelphia Union president Tom Veit this morning and sent along some quotes that I have permission to post here: “Right now everything is running on schedule construction-wise, but we are on a real tight schedule and with MLS yet to announce... Read more

Hoops marathon, local football and other tidbits

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 6:08 PM
I'm sure most of you have heard this by now, but just in case you haven't, Temple and Drexel will be a part of ESPN's 24-hour college basketball marathon on Nov. 17. It will be the Dragons' second straight appearance on what has become college basketball's unofficial Opening Day. They will travel... Read more

Independence get a big name in expansion draft

Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 8:43 PM
I haven't had much to say in a while about the Philadelphia Independence, the women's soccer team that will start playing in Chester next spring. But this afternoon's expansion draft for the Independence and Atlanta Beat brought some notable news. You will want to remember the name Lori Lindsey. The... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 2

Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 7:12 PM
Before we get started, I have a favor to ask. I know many of the local small-college SIDs read this blog. I am not going to be at the coaches luncheon tomorrow, and while I'm pretty sure I'll be covered for Penn and Villanova, if anyone else does a recording of what's said please let me know. Thanks... Read more

One-on-one with CAA commissioner Tom Yeager

Monday, September 14, 2009, 7:24 PM
Life is pretty good for the Colonial Athletic Association these days. After three wins over I-A football teams in Week 1, New Hampshire routed defending MAC runners-up Ball State and James Madison took Maryland to overtime in College Park before losing by a field goal. (The latter of which wasn't... Read more

Live blog: Richmond at Delaware

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 3:16 PM
NEWARK, Del. - Greetings from the press box moderately high above a rain-soaked Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium. I'm here to see Pat Devlin's Blue Hens face Richmond, the No. 1 team in both Division I-AA polls, and to write about it for tomorrow's Inquirer. But I'm also here to take in the... Read more

Spectacle of the Week and Top 10 Comparison

Thursday, September 10, 2009, 5:57 PM
Time to head back to the ballot box. There are quite a few good games this weekend, highlighted by Notre Dame-Michigan and USC-Ohio State. I will be in Newark, Del., for the Richmond-Delaware game. Kickoff is at 3:30 and I'll try to run a live chat during the first half. I hope you'll join me. I... Read more

'I don't really like the I-A game'

Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 8:28 PM
Villanova coach Andy Talley admitted at today's local football coaches luncheon that he's not a fan of the challenges that come with playing teams a level above his Wildcats on the Division I ladder. But he acknowledged the value of cashing a big check after getting home, such as the one 'Nova got... Read more

'Nova on 'Big Monday' three times

Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 4:55 PM
ESPN just announced its schedule of "Big Monday" Big East basketball telecasts for the coming season. Villanova will appear three times. Here's the full schedule, with all games starting at 7:00 p.m.: January 11: Villanova at Louisville January 18: Syracuse at Notre Dame January 25: Georgetown... Read more

Crunchy Football Numbers: Week 1

Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 8:51 PM
So one week of football is in the books. Villanova and Penn State look strong, while Rutgers could be in big trouble after getting blown out at home by Cincinnati. Here's what Sagarin makes of it all. Last week's ranking is in parentheses. Opponents' rankings are listed as last week's followed by... 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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