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Archive: October, 2009

Live blog: Penn at Brown football

Saturday, October 31, 2009, 12:28 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Greetings from an unseasonably warm Brown Stadium, where as you can see the fall foliage is out in full splendor. Before I get to today's game, be sure to check out Joe Juliano's College Football Report. It has the full rundown of all today's big games. Regardless of what level... Read more

College football quackery

Friday, October 30, 2009, 12:51 PM
GREENWICH, Conn. - I'm en route to Providence for the Penn-Brown game at the moment, and I know I owe you a blog post heading into the weekend. So here it is. For yet another week, there aren't many great college football games this Saturday. I wasn't going to do a Spectacle of the Week poll initially... Read more

Anyone have a spare field?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 9:50 PM
One of the oldest cliches in journalism is that you aren't supposed to write ledes about the weather. Well, excuse me for doing it this time. After everyone played in the monsoons on Saturday, Delaware Valley and Ursinus both found themselves flooded out of their practice fields this week. As you'll... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 8

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 10:40 PM
With all due respect to Penn State, the biggest game of this weekend is probably Temple at Navy. The Owls are a win away from becoming bowl eligible for the first time since they won seven games in 1990. They haven't actually played in a bowl game since beating California, 28-15, in the 1979 Garden... Read more

More Big East hoops analysis

Monday, October 26, 2009, 6:51 AM
Last week at Big East men's basketball media day, I took my video camera around and interviewed a bunch of reporters to get their predictions on how the season will play out. The piece is finally ready, and here it is. I talked to Joe Juliano of the Inquirer, Mike Kern of the Daily News, Liz Clarke... Read more

One-on-one with Chuck Bednarik

Sunday, October 25, 2009, 12:14 AM
We all know how history informs our experiences with sports in Philadelphia. This afternoon, a big piece of that history came to life. If you were brave enough to endure the monsoons at Franklin Field, you might have seen former Penn and Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik on the concourse. He was signing... Read more

Slinging in the rain

Saturday, October 24, 2009, 1:19 PM
Greetings from Franklin Field, where Yale and Penn are about to play a football game in this spectacular weather. This morning I was at the Palestra, which is something I haven't been able to say in a while. It wass pouring rain outside, but it was as warm and toasty as ever in there. I went to watch... Read more

Live from Big East Media Day

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 8:59 AM
NEW YORK - Good morning from the Theater at Madison Square Garden. It's Big East men's basketball media day, and Villanova is very much in the spotlight. The Wildcats have been picked to finish No. 1 in the preseason poll of the conference's coaches. It's the first time the Wildcats have been picked... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 7: Villanova in the spotlight

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 7:48 PM
Lots of stuff to talk about today, and we’ll start by looking ahead to tomorrow. Tomorrow is Big East men’s basketball media day at Madison Square Garden, and I’ll be there bright and early to bring you live coverage all day. I’ll also have a few new hoops-related treats to... Read more

Carli Lloyd back in New Jersey

Monday, October 19, 2009, 2:32 PM
When Delran, N.J., native Carli Lloyd became a free agent after last year's inaugural season of Women's Professional Soccer, I wondered if the Philadelphia Independence might try to sign her. This morning, Lloyd landed at the other end of her home state. The 27-year-old midfielder and Rutgers alum... 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.

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