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Could Big Ten expansion benefit Temple?

Thursday, December 17, 2009, 4:17 PM
It's been out there for a few days now that the Big Ten has waded about half a millimeter into the waters of possibly adding another team. The names I've seen batted around so far are Missouri, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Notre Dame. Adding the Fighting Irish would be the holy grail, of course... 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

College football quackery

Friday, October 30, 2009, 12:51 PM
GREENWICH, Conn. - I'm en route to Providence for the Penn-Brown game at the moment, and I know I owe you a blog post heading into the weekend. So here it is. For yet another week, there aren't many great college football games this Saturday. I wasn't going to do a Spectacle of the Week poll initially... Read more

More Big East hoops analysis

Monday, October 26, 2009, 6:51 AM
Last week at Big East men's basketball media day, I took my video camera around and interviewed a bunch of reporters to get their predictions on how the season will play out. The piece is finally ready, and here it is. I talked to Joe Juliano of the Inquirer, Mike Kern of the Daily News, Liz Clarke... Read more

Slinging in the rain

Saturday, October 24, 2009, 1:19 PM
Greetings from Franklin Field, where Yale and Penn are about to play a football game in this spectacular weather. This morning I was at the Palestra, which is something I haven't been able to say in a while. It wass pouring rain outside, but it was as warm and toasty as ever in there. I went to watch... Read more

Corn fields and corn dogs

Friday, October 16, 2009, 10:53 AM
As I write these words, I'm passing by Franklin Field on a train from Washington to New York. I'm taking a few days of down time, and I'll (hopefully) for a live chat during the Penn-Columbia football game. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. With the great baseball weather we've had the last two days expected... Read more

Fields of dreams

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 1:59 PM
It's way too nice a day to stay indoors, so I'm going to keep this post as short as possible. Both of this weekend's biggest games kick off at the same time: 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. Michigan-Iowa and Florida-LSU are certainly deserving of that honor, but there are a few other interesting matchups... Read more

Casey Stengel and Joe Paterno

Thursday, October 1, 2009, 7:08 PM
After last week's upheaval, there are more than a few people out there wondering whether any teams in college football can actually play this game. Florida and Texas seem to be the two top teams in the country, but they haven't really been tested yet. And as they're both off this week, we'll have... Read more

Spectacle of the Week and Top 10 Chart

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 9:21 PM
There aren't too many blockbuster games this weekend, but the ones we do have should be worth watching. Obviously, a lot of folks around here will be paying attention to Iowa at Penn State. But the games I think will be best are Cal at Oregon and Miami at Virginia Tech. All four teams would make big... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 3: Iowa favored at Penn State?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 10:07 PM
Before we get to the stats, here are a few things worth reading today. First, as it's Tuesday, that means there's a new Forde-Yard Dash. Second, check out this long piece by Andy Katz about how college basketball recruiters are using social networking websites to go around coaches in order to contact... 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 Staff Writer
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