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Video: Villanova on the verge of an NCAA Tournament berth

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 5:04 PM
Villanova is headed to New York for the Big East Tournament. Ahead of the Wildcats' opening game against St. John's on Wednesday, I sat down with Mike Kern of the Daily News and Joe Juliano of the Inquirer to talk about what 'Nova has to do to ensure its name will be called on Selection Sunday. Read more

The soul of the Big East is still alive

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 11:22 PM
Just over a year ago, I wrote an essay in which I lamented the loss of the Big East conference that I grew up knowing. It turned out that the conference's soul had not fully disappeared. It was rescued from extinction, and it will get new life when the new Big East arrives next season. The formal... Read more

Live updates: Georgetown-Villanova, Temple-Fordham, George Washington-La Salle, Rhode Island-Saint Joseph's

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 1:44 PM
Georgetown at Villanova Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: ESPN2 (Mike Patrick and LaPhonso Ellis)/WHAT 1340-AM Temple at Fordham Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: Rose Hill Gym, Bronx, N.Y. Radio: WPHT 1210-AM George Washington at La Salle Time: 7:00 p.m. Venue:... Read more

Video: Crunch time for La Salle, Temple and Villanova

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 3:06 PM
So here we are in mid-February, and the pressure is really starting to build on local teams hoping to make the NCAA Tournament. Right now, the city has three candidates: La Salle, Temple and Villanova. They've all had roller-coaster seasons, and there are lots of twists and turns yet to come. We... Read more

Phil Jasner, Marvin O'Connor headline 2013 Big 5 Hall of Fame class

Thursday, January 3, 2013, 4:28 PM
Legendary former Daily News basketball writer Phil Jasner and former Saint Joseph's backcourt standout Marvin O'Connor headline the 2013 Big 5 Hall of Fame class. In addition to his many years covering the 76ers, Jasner also covered the local college basketball scene for a long time. He passed away... Read more

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

NCAA honors top players, moments and teams in men's basketball championship history

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 8:00 AM
In honor of the upcoming 75th NCAA men's basketball championship, a panel of experts convened by the NCAA has selected the top players, moments and teams in tournament history. You'll find all of the honorees below, with those featuring local ties in bold. If I missed any local connections, let me... Read more

Live coverage: Villanova at Penn

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:08 PM
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network (Randy Moss and Dalen Cuff)/WIP 610-AM (Villanova)/WNTP 990-AM (Penn) We all know that Penn and Villanova are not at the level where either program wants to be. But it's still a Big 5 game, and it's still a Saturday... 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

Ivy League basketball's national television schedule

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 10:47 AM
I was out of the office on Thursday so I wasn't able to post the announcement of the Ivy League's slate of its nationally-televised home games in the coming basketball season. With that information now out there, here's a schedule of every nationally-televised game involving an Ivy League team that... 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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