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The Big East is dead (or at least dying). Long live the Big East.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 9:32 AM
UPDATE: When I originally wrote this post Tuesday morning, I did not mean it to be entirely serious. It was just an idea to kick around. But now ESPN.com's Andy Katz is reporting that the Atlantic 10 is in fact open to welcoming the Big East's Catholic contingent. As such, this idea becomes a lot... Read more

Live Updates: Temple at Villanova and La Salle vs. Penn State

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 6:01 PM
Temple at Villanova Time: 9:00 p.m. Venue: The Pavilion, Villanova, Pa. TV/Radio: ESPN2/WPHT 1210-AM (Temple)/WIP 610-AM (Villanova) Penn State vs. La Salle Time: 9:00 p.m. Venue: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network/WNTP 990-AM (Penn State)/WPEN 950-AM (La Salle) It's going... Read more

Saint Joseph's men's basketball team picked to finish first in Atlantic 10

Thursday, October 4, 2012, 9:58 AM
After a few tumultuous years for Phil Martelli, the spotlight is now officially shining on Hawk Hill again. Saint Joseph's has been picked to finish first in the Atlantic 10 this season, according to the preseason poll of coaches and media. The results were released Thursday morning during the conference's... Read more

Atlantic 10 signs new television deals for basketball with ESPN, CBS and NBC

Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 1:39 PM
UPDATE: The Big 5 schedule at the bottom of the post has been corrected. Apologies for the initial error. The Atlantic 10 announced Tuesday morning that it has signed an extensive set of television broadcast deals with ESPN, CBS and NBC. They will all start in the 2013-14 season and run through the... Read more

Video: Is Temple heading in the right direction?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 4:36 PM
Video: Why is the Big Ten having a down year? Is Temple heading in the right direction? CineSport's Tara Petrolino and the Philadelphia Daily News' Mike Kern discuss this and Michigan-Notre Dame. Read more

Video: Mike Kern previews Temple-Penn State

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 5:36 PM
Video: Does Temple have a shot to upset Penn State on Saturday and become relevant? CineSport's Brian Clark and the Daily News' Mike Kern focus on the Owls' lack of depth and passing game. Read more

Video: Key for Temple vs. Maryland

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 7:07 PM
Video: What must Temple do to get a win vs. Maryland? The Daily News' Mike Kern and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss this, SEC newcomers Mizzou and Texas A&M & the pressure on Penn State. Read more

Video: Temple, Villanova in final Mayor's Cup

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 6:40 PM
The Daily News' Mike Kern and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss the final Mayor's Cup game between Temple and Villanova and how many games Penn State will win this season. Read more

Penn's Zack Rosen wins Big 5 Player of the Year

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 3:55 PM
When Zack Rosen got to Penn four years ago, his potential as a program leader became clear almost right away. But few people, if anyone, could have forseen at that point just how extraordinary Rosen's career on 33rd Street would be. Rosen never made it to college basketball's version of the promised... Read more

Temple upset by South Florida, 58-44, in NCAA Tournament

Friday, March 16, 2012, 10:04 PM
On its biggest stage of the season, Temple's offense turned in its worst performance of the season. The No. 5-seed Owls shot a season-low 35.7 percent from the field in a stunning 58-44 loss to 12-seed South Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Temple took a 19-15 lead into the locker... 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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