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Archive: November, 2009

Report: 'Nova's Yarou out for the year

Monday, November 30, 2009, 2:04 PM
I am passing this along as a quick breaking news item, and I figure the Inquirer and Daily News beat guys will have more to say about it by the end of the day. I'll link to their coverage when it arrives.'s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Villanova freshman Mouphtaou Yarou, who has been... Read more

Drexel needs a thermostat

Sunday, November 29, 2009, 8:17 PM
Game 10: Vermont 82, Toledo 49 (remember the name Marques Blakely come March) Game 11: Cornell 61, Drexel 54 We've all seen our share of games that coaches or reporters describe as being "a tale of two halves." Since I like to keep my trips to the cliché well limited to one per blog... Read more

Yes, the three-point shooting really was that bad

Sunday, November 29, 2009, 1:32 AM
So we finally wrap up one of the longer days in this blog's history. I got to four games and liveblogged three, which is a pretty good haul if I may say so. I've put together postgame audio from the day's basketball action in the player below, and I'm just about ready to finally call it a night. Before... Read more

Game 9: St. John's 55, Temple 48

Saturday, November 28, 2009, 8:09 PM
Game 8: Virginia Tech 74, Delaware 66 (OT) (I got here early in the second half, so it counts) Read more

Game 7: Villanova 83, La Salle 61

Saturday, November 28, 2009, 3:28 PM
Box score Greetings from the Pavilion, where we're free from the NCAA's live-blogging restrictions and ready for what might be the game of the year in the Big 5. It's being televised on ESPN2, with Scott Graham and former Providence coach Tim Welsh on the call. So check it out and join me to share... Read more

Villanova football beats Holy Cross, 38-28

Saturday, November 28, 2009, 12:40 PM
Villanova's football team beat Holy Cross, 38-28, in the first round of the I-AA playoffs at Villanova Stadium. The Wildcats will host the winner of New Hampshire-McNeese State in the second round next weekend. Since the game wasn't on TV, you would think it would make sense for me to have done a... Read more

Games 4-6: Philly Classic tripleheader live coverage

Friday, November 27, 2009, 12:41 PM
Results Brown 69, USP 48 St. John's 77, Siena 68 Temple 61, Virginia Tech 50 Postgame audio is below. Video is in the right rail player. Greetings from the Palestra on a day full of great games to watch. The Temple-Ohio MAC East football title took place before I put together the Spectacle of... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Week 3: Stuffed full of hoops

Thursday, November 26, 2009, 1:17 AM
I figure one or two of you might be sitting around this morning looking for something to read before stuffing yourselves full of poultry and bread crumbs. So here, a few hours later than I hoped, is the latest edition of the Schuylkill 16. Best wishes to all of you for a happy Thanksgiving, whether... Read more

Union announces expansion draft picks

Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 3:14 PM
Here they are, listed by position and previous club: GK Brad Knighton, New England Revolution D David Myrie, Chicago Fire D Shavar Thomas, Chivas USA D Jordan Harvey, Colorado Rapids M Shea Salinas, San Jose Earthquakes M Stefani Miglioranzi, Los Angeles Galaxy M Andrew Jacobson, DC United F Nick... Read more

My Philadelphia Union mock Expansion Draft

Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 4:30 AM
In this morning's Daily News, you'll see Sons of Ben president Bryan James' top picks for Philadelphia Union's expansion draft that will take place this afternoon. I've spent some time the last few days working out my own list, and here it is. It's independent of salary cap considerations, but if... 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.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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