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Bernard Pierce vs. Evan Royster

Monday, September 20, 2010, 8:20 PM
Today's Inquirer sports poll asks whether you'd rather have Temple running back Bernard Pierce or Penn State running back Evan Royster on your team. Cast your vote here, and share your thoughts in the comments. Read more

Much at stake for Temple football this weekend

Friday, September 17, 2010, 10:33 AM
The timing surely wasn't intentional, but it is what it is. As the discussion swirls about Villanova following in Connecticut's footsteps from I-AA football to the Big East, the Huskies come to Philadelphia tomorrow to face a team that got kicked out of the Big East not too long ago. As Mike Kern... 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

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

Three Big 5 teams in ESPN's hoops marathon

Monday, August 16, 2010, 1:26 PM
ESPN released the schedule for its season-opening 24-hour college basketball marathon on Tuesday, November 16, and three Big 5 teams are included in this year's slate. The only game that will take place in our region is Marist at Villanova at 5:30 p.m. That game is part of the NIT Season Tip-off.... 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

The Schuylkill 16 Week 18: Complex inferiority

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 12:50 AM
Over the last few days, there's been a rather amusing spat going on between Temple and Villanova fans in the comments here and on Philly Hoops Insider. The question, of course, is which team is better; the answers have been just as predictable. From what I can tell, the Villanova fans' argument generally... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 17: Is Penn State actually good?

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 2:15 AM
A disclaimer, first of all. The deadline for voting was before last night's games. So what you see below doesn't reflect the wins that Temple, La Salle and St. Joe's picked up, nor does it include Bucknell's loss at home to Holy Cross in the Patriot League Tournament. I've been keeping an eye on Penn... Read more

Saturday scores and stats

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 11:44 AM
ITHACA, N.Y. - Greetings from courtside at Newman Arena, where Cornell can clinch at least a share of its third consecutive Ivy League championship by beating Penn. I'm tweeting from courtside, so follow along below. You'll also see updates from the Carrier Dome, where Villanova is facing Syracuse... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 16: Democracy in action

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 11:00 PM
Lurking in the background of any ranking-based poll is one fluky possibility: that the team with the most votes at a certain rank won't in fact be ranked there. That's what happened this week. The last-place votes were so spread out that Delaware got more of them than any other team, but was ranked... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com'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 jtannenwald@phillynews.com or 215-854-2330.

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