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Live video: Saint Joseph's at George Washington

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 4:29 PM
As Saint Joseph's takes aim at its first NCAA tournament berth since 2008, we have a special treat for you tonight here on the blog. Thanks to a helping hand from Campus Insiders, we've got a live stream of the Hawks' game at George Washington. The teams are ranked second and fifth in the standings... Read more

Villanova coach Jay Wright 'would not have thought' his team would be 25-3

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:37 PM
CineSport's Noah Coslov sat down for an exclusive Q&A with Villanova men's basketball head coach Jay Wright. Check it out above. Read more

Theobald: Cuts bring Temple 'in line with all other mid-major athletic programs'

Monday, February 24, 2014, 5:25 PM
In the wake of Monday's announcement that Temple is restoring varsity men's and women's rowing and officially cutting five other sports, university president Neil D. Theobald sent a letter explaining the decisions to Temple alumni. I was sent a copy of the letter by a source and am republishing it... Read more

Temple-Louisville men's basketball game postponed due to snowstorm

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 9:50 AM
Due to the big snowstorm slamming Philadelphia, Temple has postponed Thursday night's men's basketball game against Louisville to Friday night at 6:00 p.m. ESPN2 will televise the game nationally. Temple's athletic department stated that ticket holders who can no longer attend the game due to the... Read more

Lack of discipline is Penn basketball's biggest problem

Friday, February 7, 2014, 10:05 AM
I was in Boston last weekend for Princeton-Harvard and Penn-Harvard. We already knew that the Crimson are the Ivy League's best team, but the gap between them and the rest of the conference seemed massive on Friday and Saturday. It's not just because of the quality of Tommy Amaker's players. Princeton... Read more

Video: Fran Dunphy enduring Temple's struggles

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 11:13 AM
Dick Jerard of the Daily News and Noah Coslov of CineSport talk about Temple's rough season, Michigan's success, and Warren Buffett's offer to pay $1 million to someone who gets a perfect NCAA bracket. Read more

2014 Big 5 Hall of Fame class announced

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 10:44 AM
This year's Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame class has been announced. I'm pretty sure you will be familiar with the honorees: former Saint Joseph's sharpshooter Pat Carroll, former Penn guard Michael Jordan, former La Salle forward Crista Ricketts, and longtime college basketball writer Dick Weiss... Read more

Fan info for College GameDay, Temple-La Salle at the Palestra

Monday, January 13, 2014, 1:20 PM
This coming Saturday is one of the most anticipated dates on the Philadelphia college basketball calendar, as the Palestra finally gets to host ESPN's College GameDay. The show will precede a twinbill on 33rd Street, as La Salle faces Temple and Penn faces Saint Joseph's. Both games have some tickets... Read more

A look back at Penn's win over Princeton

Monday, January 13, 2014, 12:16 PM
Penn's 77-74 win over Princeton on Saturday at the Palestra was one of the more dramatic - and certainly more unlikely - results the rivalry has seen in some time. For those of you who missed it - and given how much else was going on this weekend, it was easy enough to miss - here's a look back at... Read more

A few minutes with Joe Lunardi

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 9:15 PM
One of the side benefits to covering the Drexel-St. Joe's game Wednesday night was catching up with Joe Lunardi, the bracketologist who also does color commentary on the Hawks' radio broadcasts. As often happens during our chats, we bounced around a bunch of local and national subjects. Here's... 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.

Reach Jonathan at or 215-854-2330.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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