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Crunchy Numbers Week 12

Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 8:57 PM
I want to run through this quckly so we can get on to other stuff. In addition to the results below, Ursinus beat Kean in the Division III ECAC Southeast Bowl last week, and Delaware Valley will host Albright in the second round of the Division III playoffs on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. 17. Penn State... Read more

Penn wins the Ivy League title

Sunday, November 22, 2009, 12:18 AM
Football: Penn 34, Villanova 0 | Temple 47, Kent State 13 | Villanova 30, Delaware 12 (And let's not forget Delaware Valley's 66-7 blowout of Susquehanna in the Division III playoffs.) Basketball: Temple 73, Siena 69 | Delaware 97, Penn 94 (2 OT) Below, you'll find audio of the Penn football team's... Read more

Live college football chat

Saturday, November 21, 2009, 1:07 PM
It's a spectacular day to be outdoors, isn't it? I figure most of you are at the Linc, Villanova Stadium or here with me at Franklin Field. If I had the choice, I think I'd most like to be at the Temple game. But I'm covering Cornell-Penn for the Inquirer, so at least I get to hear the bands play... Read more

Why Temple? 'The ACC stinks'

Friday, November 20, 2009, 3:52 PM
WILMINGTON, Del. - I'm on a train back to Philadelphia, and am doing a bit of work in a cafe car full of Yale alums en route to New Haven for The Game tomorrow. (You think I'm kidding. I'm not. One of them is a former player. I'm trying to decide whether to tell the rest how bad their team is this... Read more

Profiting from Isaiah

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 9:17 PM
Updated after the La Salle-South Carolina game. See below. WASHINGTON - Let me start by saying that I missed both the Villanova and Penn State games this afternoon. I had the nerve to step away from sports for a few hours. Apologies for that. But I followed the Wildcats' 69-68 win on Twitter, and... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 11: More views on Temple football

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 10:05 PM
WASHINGTON - I have definitely noticed an increase in traffic on the blog on days when I've written about Temple football. Were I not going to be at Franklin Field this Saturday to cover Cornell-Penn for the Inquirer, I would be at the Linc for the Owls' last home game of the season against Kent State... Read more

California, Pittsburgh like Temple football

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 10:40 PM
Temple got 23 points in this week's AP football poll. That's the equivalent of 33rd place, higher than Georgia and Oklahoma among others. Looking at the AP voters' ballots this week, I was struck by the two voters who ranked the Owls 20th: Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News and Ray Fittipaldo... Read more

Penn-Harvard aftermath

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 1:10 PM
Penn 17, Harvard 7: My Inquirer recap | New York Times | Boston Globe Postgame reactions from players and coaches on both teams are in the audio player below. NEW HAVEN, Conn. - I've only covered two funerals in my life, and both were just a few months apart. I forget the exact date, but it was... Read more

Live blog: Penn 17, Harvard 7

Saturday, November 14, 2009, 11:54 AM
It's over. Penn has its first Ivy League football championship in six years. BOSTON - Let's get this out of the way first: it's absolutely pouring here at Harvard Stadium. It has been all day, and it's not going to let up at all from the forecasts I've seen. If you were picking blind between... Read more

'Sometimes you'd rather be lucky than good'

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 9:37 PM
You knew Villanova coach Andy Talley would talk about the Wildcats' win at Richmond during this afternoon's local college football coaches luncheon. But as happens every once in a while, Talley took a moment to step away from the football field. You may recall that a few weeks ago, I noted that Talley... 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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