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The Schuylkill 16 2009-10: Opening Week

Friday, November 13, 2009, 3:22 PM
This isn't really a preseason version of the poll, because the season is already underway. And it's not really fair to call it a Week 1 poll, because there hasn't been a full week of games yet for all the teams. So we're going to call this the Opening Week edition of the Schuylkill 16. The next edition... Read more

St. Joe's an 'afterthought?'

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 10:04 PM
Saint Joseph's held its men's basketball media day this afternoon on Hawk Hill, and as you would expect, there was a big cluster of reporters gathered around Phil Martelli from the very start. The first few minutes of converstation were about Hagan Arena, the sparkling new edition of what used to... Read more

Chaney, Massimino, Morris in Big 5 HOF class

Monday, August 17, 2009, 12:41 PM
Returning to college basketball a bit faster than I thought we would... The Big 5 just announced its 2010 Hall of Fame class, and it's a big one: John Chaney, Rollie Massimino and Speedy Morris. You knew they'd all be inducted at some point, but to have it happen in the same year is quite something... Read more

Is Jay Wright underrated?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 10:30 AM
One of the nice things about the summer lull in college sports news is that I get to catch up on all the magazines I didn’t have time to read during the spring. That includes the April issue of Basketball Times, in which Hoop Scoop’s Clark Francis ranked the 50 best head coaches in college... Read more

Nivins named Big 5 Player of the Year

Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 1:56 PM
We finally have the answer to the season's last big question: Ahmad Nivins of St. Joe's has won the Robert V. Geasey Trophy as the Big 5's Most Outstanding Player. You could argue for Dionte Christmas, and I would have if asked to vote at the end of the regular season. You could argue for Dante Cunningham... Read more

Wright named Herb Good Club's Coach of the Year

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 3:31 PM
A press release from the Big 5 just landed in my inbox announcing this season's winners of a bunch of awards given out by the Herb Good Basketball Club. The highest-profile of them was Villanova coach Jay Wright, who won the Harry Litwack Award for Eastern College Coach of the Year. Wildcats forward... Read more

The countdown begins

Monday, March 16, 2009, 9:44 PM
The morning after Selection Sunday is always one of my favorite times of the college basketball season. Even though it usually follows a night with far too little sleep, the reward for getting up before sunrise is a trip to the Palestra for the Coaches vs. Cancer March Madness Tip-Off Breakfast. We... Read more

Wrapping up Thursday

Friday, March 13, 2009, 12:03 AM
ATLANTIC CITY - After Temple's win today, I thought back to something I read in a column by Dick Jerardi earlier this season. I couldn't remember exactly when, so I went back in our archives and found it. When Jameer Nelson chose Saint Joseph's over Temple in 1999, the Hawks began a domination of... Read more

Game 27: St. Joseph's vs. Temple

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 2:30 PM
ATLANTIC CITY - Just our luck: St. Joe's and Temple are tipping off at the same time as Villanova's Big East Tournament quarterfinal. I do not have access to ESPN on press row, but I'll try to keep an eye on the score in some form. If there are big plays, you're welcome to comment on them. A reminder... Read more

Wrapping up Wednesday

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 12:56 AM
ATLANTIC CITY - Let's conclude today by taking a look back at the action and assembling the multimedia all in one place. The best game of the day was definitely Duquesne's 91-81 win over Massachusetts. The Dukes were up by as many as 19 points during the first half, but the Minutemen stormed back... 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.

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