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The Schuylkill 16 Week 5: Countdown to the Holy War

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 12:00 PM
Well, Penn has finally fallen all the way into last place in the Schuylkill 16. And these ballots were cast before last night's desultory 78-60 loss to Albany at the Palestra, which sank the Quakers' record to 0-6. But if there's a glimmer of light to be found on 33rd Street, it comes from Franklin... Read more

Life without football

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 1:17 PM
Game 13: Drexel 49, Northeastern 47 I had the choice yesterday of covering Penn State at Temple or Northeastern at Drexel. While there was more talent on the floor at the Liacouras Center, I went with the CAA matchup because it was a conference game and because it was closer. Lo and behold, it also... Read more

Game 12: Villanova 77, Drexel 58

Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 7:03 PM
Box score | Enhanced box score | Early Inquirer recap | Print Inquirer recap | Daily News recap Short analysis: When you have a player like Antonio Pena and the other guy doesn't, give it to him in the paint. And when you can defend Gerald Colds and Jamie Harris to the point where they shoot a combined... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 4: Rider rises

Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 4:03 PM
Before we get to this week's rankings, a few quick notes. First of all, it looks like voters were definitely paying attention to Rider's win over St. Joe's. 10 of this week's ballots had the Broncs ranked higher than the Hawks. We ignore Rider sometimes because they play in the MAAC, but I would not... Read more

Drexel needs a thermostat

Sunday, November 29, 2009, 8:17 PM
Game 10: Vermont 82, Toledo 49 (remember the name Marques Blakely come March) Game 11: Cornell 61, Drexel 54 We've all seen our share of games that coaches or reporters describe as being "a tale of two halves." Since I like to keep my trips to the cliché well limited to one per blog... Read more

Yes, the three-point shooting really was that bad

Sunday, November 29, 2009, 1:32 AM
So we finally wrap up one of the longer days in this blog's history. I got to four games and liveblogged three, which is a pretty good haul if I may say so. I've put together postgame audio from the day's basketball action in the player below, and I'm just about ready to finally call it a night. Before... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Week 3: Stuffed full of hoops

Thursday, November 26, 2009, 1:17 AM
I figure one or two of you might be sitting around this morning looking for something to read before stuffing yourselves full of poultry and bread crumbs. So here, a few hours later than I hoped, is the latest edition of the Schuylkill 16. Best wishes to all of you for a happy Thanksgiving, whether... Read more

Drexel beats Penn; Temple routs Ball State

Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 11:17 PM
Drexel 58, Penn 49: Box score | Enhanced box score | Inquirer recap | Daily News recap | AP recap Temple 66, Ball State 46: Box score | Enhanced box score | Inquirer recap | Daily News recap | AP recap Links to Daily News recaps will be added when I get them. Yes, Penn and Drexel really did shoot... Read more

Hoop Night

Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 6:11 PM
I'm stuck at the office tonight, but since the Drexel-Penn game is on TV I'll do some live commentary off the broadcast. Plus there's Maryland-Cincinnati in the Maui Invitational, and we can talk about whatever else is on your mind. Read more

The Schuylkill 16 2009-10: Opening Week

Friday, November 13, 2009, 3:22 PM
This isn't really a preseason version of the poll, because the season is already underway. And it's not really fair to call it a Week 1 poll, because there hasn't been a full week of games yet for all the teams. So we're going to call this the Opening Week edition of the Schuylkill 16. The next edition... 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.

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