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The Schuylkill 16 Week 10: Countdown to Temple-Penn

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 4:53 AM
Not much stuff to say this morning. Read the stories in the papers, including Dick Jerardi's column. There's also this piece with more Jerome Allen quotes in the Daily Pennsylvanian. I'll be back this evening from courtside at the Palestra for a live coverage of of Temple-Penn. It should be quite... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: 'Nova, Temple suited just fine

Monday, January 11, 2010, 2:39 PM
As Villanova gets ready to visit Louisville tonight, the Wildcats are looking pretty good in the computer rankings. For the first time this season, 'Nova is ranked 10th in both the RPI and Sagarin index. Temple is flying high too, at No. 15 in Sagarin and a gaudy No. 3 in the RPI. There are people... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 9: Temple toppled

Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 2:16 AM
As we all know, this past weekend was a rough one for our local teams. Temple was blown out by Kansas, La Salle lost brutally at Binghamton and Penn State fell at home to Wisconsin. All three city teams in intra-Schuylkill 16 games lost them: Drexel at Delaware, Penn at Lafayette and St. Joe's at... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: New Orleans in March sounds nice

Monday, January 4, 2010, 11:12 PM
Though we heard from Joe Lunardi on Saturday, it's been a while since we last checked out Bracketology. Now seems as good a time as ever to do something about that, especially with the Boise State-TCU national championship game on TV in the background. (Oh well.) Let's start with Villanova, which... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 8: Ringing in some big games

Saturday, January 2, 2010, 12:30 AM
Are you ready for a rollicking day of college hoops in the region? I'll be at today's two biggest home games: Princeton-St. Joe's at Hagan Arena and Kansas-Temple at the Liacouras Center. The tip times are 2:00 and 5:30, respectively. There will be a liveblog of Kansas-Temple, so be sure to come... Read more

The top 10 local college basketball games of 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009, 12:08 AM
Over the next few days, you're going to see all kinds of year-in-review lists here on I'm getting the ball rolling with what I think were the top 10 college basketball games of the year involving local teams. I didn't attend all of them, but I did write about all of them here on the blog... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: Basketball tip-off edition

Thursday, December 24, 2009, 12:06 AM
With typos corrected (twice). Argh. Before you head off for Christmas, here's an appetizer to set up your weekend feasting. It's the first Crunchy Numbers of the basketball season. This year, I'm going to do the Schuylkill 16 NCAA Tournament teamsheet compilation each week in addition to the City... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 7: Owls flying highest

Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 12:37 AM
In addition to my post, be sure to read Dick Jerardi's column in this morning's Daily News breaking down Ken Pomeroy's season projections for each of the City Six teams. For the second week in a row, Temple is the top team in the Schuylkill 16. I haven't got much to add beyond that, but perhaps you... Read more

Villanova favored to beat Montana

Friday, December 18, 2009, 1:21 PM
A quick post before I call it a weekend... Jeff Sagarin's computer ratings have No. 35-ranked Villanova as a six-point favorite over No. 61 Montana, 78.35 to 72.18, in tonight's I-AA football national championship game at Chattanooga, Tenn. The game will be televised on ESPN2. I won't be blogging... Read more

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
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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
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