Saturday, February 13, 2016

Archive: January, 2010

Game 25: Penn 55, Brown 54

Saturday, January 30, 2010, 6:35 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Would it be too clichéd to call this a shot of confidence? Okay, yeah, it would be. But still, what has been a historically bleak season for Penn basketball took a dramatic turn for the brighter last night at the Pizzitola Center. I think I did a pretty good job of describing... Read more

Game 24: Yale 61, Penn 48

Friday, January 29, 2010, 10:40 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Remember how I said I was going to get what I deserved? Yeah. Zack Rosen didn't start because of a team rules violation, and when he came off the bench two minutes into the game Yale was already up 6-0. That lead grew to 11-0 at 6:52, and the Bulldogs never looked back. Penn... Read more

Six weeks of winter

Friday, January 29, 2010, 10:54 AM
IN A TUNNEL UNDER THE HUDSON RIVER - This is going to be quite a weekend, isn't it? It's always a big deal when the Big 5 inducts a new class into its Hall of Fame, but this year's group of John Chaney, Rollie Massimino and Speedy Morris is a blockbuster. Saturday's La Salle-Temple game should be pretty... Read more

Is beating Temple worth a court-storming?

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 3:28 AM
Coming into last night, the Charlotte 49ers were in third place in the Atlantic 10, one game behind Temple, with a 4-1 conference record and a 14-5 overall mark. Bobby Lutz's squad won at then-No. 20 Louisville in November and eight days ago at NCAA Tournament contender Richmond. They're ranked No... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 12: Boxed in

Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:37 PM
I'm working on's sports desk, which means that for yet another night I'm not at any games. But at least I'm still employed, which counts for something from what I can tell. To make up for it, you can follow all of tonight's action via our live stats pages. Here are tonight's City Six results: -... Read more

One-on-one with Jay Bilas

Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 3:58 PM
(In a conversational sense. Not on the basketball court, thankfully.) Say what you will about ESPN's Jay Bilas, but he gets to see some pretty good games this week. After calling Georgetown-Syracuse last night, Bilas will be courtside at the Wachovia Center for Notre Dame-Villanova tomorrow. Then... Read more

Live blog: St. Joe's at Penn

Monday, January 25, 2010, 6:52 PM
I'm in the office tonight, but I'm watching the game on TV. We can also talk about Villanova, Temple or whatever else is on your mind. Read more

Game 23: Villanova 81, St. John's 71

Saturday, January 23, 2010, 1:52 AM
NEW YORK - Villanova trailed at halftime, but dominated the second half in a 81-71 win over St. John's at Madison Square Garden. Scottie Reynolds led the Wildcats with 19 points, while Bronx native Corey Stokes tallied 18 and Maalik Wayns added 16. (It was announced over the public address at the... Read more

Is this Villanova's best ever team?

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 3:39 AM
Dick Jerardi was at the RAC last night to cover Villanova-Rutgers for the Daily News. In his game recap, Jerardi made an assertion that should get us all talking: This is Villanova basketball, 2009-10. You could make a really good argument that 1 through 11, this is the most talented team in Big... Read more

Live chat: Tonight's college hoops

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 6:38 PM
I'm not at any games tonight, but three of this evening's four games are on TV. So I'll watch along with you. Here are links to tonight's scores: Temple 77, Xavier 72 La Salle 76, at Penn 57 at Drexel 78, James Madison 57 Villanova at Rutgers (8 p.m.) And here are some game preview stories: Temple... Read more
About this blog
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 Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter