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Temple leaps, Villanova plummets in Sagarin ratings

Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 2:08 PM
There's not all that much use in preseason Sagarin data, because the computerized index is based primarily upon current season results. Nor is it always fair to draw too many conclusions after just one week, because there's only the smallest amount of data possible. But hat won't stop us from taking... Read more

College GameDay going to Penn State-Alabama

Sunday, September 5, 2010, 12:01 PM
This isn't too much of a surprise: ESPN's College GameDay football show is headed to Tuscaloosa, Ala., this coming Saturday for the 7 p.m. Penn State-Alabama matchup. ESPN will broadcast the game, and it is the featured telecast across the Disney networks as ABC will have NASCAR in prime time. It... Read more

Temple has learned how to win

Saturday, September 4, 2010, 12:04 AM
Once all the frenzy over how the game ended had finally died down, Temple coach Al Golden took a moment to reflect on the broader significance of the Owls' 31-24 win over Villanova. "There's going to be skeptics and cynics tomorrow morning that say, 'Well, you beat a I-AA team,'" Golden... Read more

'Nova football coach addresses Big East rumors

Thursday, September 2, 2010, 2:25 PM
Villanova football coach Andy Talley has heard all the rumors. He’s seen the stories across the national media by reporters who think his program could, or should, move up to the Big East. And he’s heard plenty from fans and alumni who dream of seeing big-time games on the Main Line. But... Read more

New Big Ten divisions announced

Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 2:26 PM
UPDATE: It's official now. Here's the Big Ten's press release, and here's the schedule of conference games for 2011 and 2012. The guaranteed cross-division games are Ohio State-Michigan, Penn State-Nebraska, Illinois-Northwestern, Indiana-Michigan State, Purdue-Iowa and Wisconsin-Minnesota. Big Ten... Read more

Penn football looks to stay on top

Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 1:36 AM
The Penn football program unveiled its 2010 squad at Franklin Field yesterday. The primary storylines are well-known: that the team was picked to finish second in the Ivy League despite having won last season's championship, and that the program is still recovering from Owen Thomas' suicide. So I headed... Read more

Temple football gets points in season's first AP poll

Saturday, August 21, 2010, 1:58 PM
Temple's football team got two points in the season's first Associated Press Top 25 college football poll. Both came from the same voter: Joe Giglio of the Raleigh News and Observer. This year's ballots can be found at the new AP poll website, It's a pretty impressive presentation, with... Read more

Penn State football to host Navy in 2012

Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 3:25 PM
I know I don't normally write about Penn State football, but this is pretty interesting... The Nittany Lions will host Navy on September 15, 2012, the two schools announced today. It will be the first meeting between the programs since 1974, when the Midshipmen upset then-No. 8 ranked Penn State at... Read more

Tragedy strikes Penn football again

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 5:00 AM
Four and a half years ago, Penn fullback Kyle Ambrogi committed suicide. I still remember being at the church in Bryn Mawr a few days after Ambrogi's death on October 10, 2005. So many people came to the service that I had to stand outside and listen to the eulogies through an open window. The event... Read more

UCLA 30, Temple 21

Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 4:27 PM
Pregame coverage From the Inquirer and Daily News Bruins face Owls with recruiting edge by Kevin Tatum After 30-year wait, Temple booster gets with with today's bowl game by Mike Kern Hardin reminisces about Temple's last bowl game by Mike Kern UCLA-Temple breakdown by Mike Kern From me A look... 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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