Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Juliano & Kern: Would Wright leave 'Nova?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 4:09 PM
The Inquirer’s Joe Juliano and the Daily News’ Mike Kern chat with CineSport’s Noah Coslov about what makes Villanova’s Jay Wright such a good head coach and question whether he’d ever leave. Read more

Juliano & Kern: Could ‘Nova Get a #1?

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 4:38 PM
The Inquirer’s Joe Juliano and Daily News’ Mike Kern chat with CineSport’s Noah Coslov about Villanova’s game on Saturday versus Georgetown and give a seeding outlook for the NCAA Tournament. Read more

Big 5 unveils stellar 2015 Hall of Fame class

Monday, February 2, 2015, 3:17 PM
If you were starting to wonder when the Big 5 would announce this year's Hall of Fame class, the news came Monday. And it was worth the wait. This year's class is loaded with marquee names. The biggest headliner is Temple legend Pepe Sanchez, a two-time Big 5 MVP who still holds the Owls' assists-per-game... Read more

Tom Gola honored with statue

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2:12 PM
La Salle’s interim president, Dr. James Gallagher, stood in front of a crowded lobby in the university’s Hayman Center wearing a sport coat and gold tie. He spoke to a crowd that included Dave Montgomery, Lionel Simmons, Fran Dunphy and Sonny Hill about Tom Gola and his ever-present legacy... Read more

Wilson answered Martelli's call

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 10:07 PM
It had been 26 days since Saint Joseph’s had won a basketball game going into Wednesday night. Three straight losses to open the Atlantic 10 season had some Hawks players hanging their heads, and Phil Martelli took notice. He called his senior point guard into his office. He challenged him in... Read more

Amar Stukes settling in at point guard for La Salle

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:42 PM
Right after Steve Zack won the opening tip to start La Salle's 63-50 beatdown of George Washington, Amar Stukes drove down the right side of the lane and tried to go up with his right hand. He lost the ball, which hit off his leg, and the possession was over. That is exactly what La Salle needs from... Read more

Cleon Roberts fueling La Salle's offensive surge

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 10:01 PM
Following a last minute loss to Temple at the Palestra, La Salle coach Dr. John Giannini finally admitted what many were thinking about his team: it was afraid to shoot the ball. And he did not know why. The Explorers were in the midst of a four-game losing streak in which their highest offensive... Read more

Villanova proves its mettle with gutsy comeback

Monday, December 22, 2014, 9:20 AM
As I headed into the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, I had some nagging questions stuck in the back of my mind. Was Villanova really, truly, the nation's seventh-best team? And were the Wildcats that high in the polls because of their undefeated record and a lack of alternatives? I knew they were... Read more

La Salle needs to start shooting

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:05 PM
La Salle has a problem. It's not that the team lacks chemistry, like last year. It's not that all the new pieces aren't adapting to playing with each other, like many thought could happen. No, the Explorers' problem is much simpler than anything anyone could have anticipated coming off last season's... Read more

Palestra's echoes wake up a familiar lament

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:43 PM
We hear all the time about what things like to be in the Big 5's halcyon days, when every City Series game was played at the Palestra and had the feel of a big occasion. The reminiscing gets repetitive after a while, and indeed tiresome. Perhaps that's because I've only ever lived here in an era when... 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
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