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Archive: March, 2008

A historic day

Monday, March 31, 2008, 3:49 PM
Yesterday will stand forever as one of the most significant days in college basketball history. On the hardwood, Memphis and Kansas won to complete the first ever Final Four field with all top seeds. Off it, the college basketball landscape arrived at another intersection that it had never before reached... Read more

A big night for big men

Sunday, March 30, 2008, 10:30 AM
Okay, so neither of last night's games proved to be really close in the end. Yes, Louisville made North Carolina sweat a bit, but is anyone really surprised that the Tar Heels pulled away? If anything, UCLA's domination of Xavier was more surprising given the Bruins' early-game struggles the last few... Read more

Friday's top performers

Saturday, March 29, 2008, 1:28 AM
I don't have too much to say about Villanova's loss because it was so one-sided, except that -- as Joe Juliano noted right away in the Inquirer's early-edition recap -- we saw Kansas playing at the level at which a No. 1 seed should be playing. The only question now is whether Davidson can keep Bill... Read more

Friday night open thread

Friday, March 28, 2008, 6:38 PM
Okay folks, here's your chance to have your say on tonight's games. I'll be watching, but not near a computer. So share your thoughts right here. Including what you think of this guy: Read more

Sleep is a good thing

Friday, March 28, 2008, 11:39 AM
After working four straight days at 6 a.m., I decided to just go to sleep after last night's games ended at 12:30 in the morning. That gives me a lot of ground to cover in this post, so let's get going. Dick Jerardi was in Charlotte for last night's games. He recaps North Carolina's rout of Washington... Read more

Thursday open thread

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 1:58 PM
I have a lot of other projects to work on today, so I don't have time to do too much writing. Rich Hofmann has a column on Corey Fisher, Bob Ford has a column on Dante Cunningham and's sports page has a poll on which 12-seed has the better chance of pulling the upset: Western Kentucky or... Read more

Thursday broadcast schedule

Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 12:02 PM
It's the last round of regionalized broadcasts, and the affiliate clearances for Thursday's games have been announced. The problem is, there are no maps. So the guy behind the curtain at HD Sports Guide created his own. For some reason, there are three tiers: "constant," "primary"... Read more

Web radio days

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 4:47 PM
Believe it or not, there are people out there who actually like listening to me talk. The student radio station at Neumann College in Aston, Pa., invited me onto its sports show to talk about the NCAA Tournament. I'll be on the air at around 7:00 p.m. You can listen by clicking here. Now, having... Read more

Drummond breaks ankle, Wright meets reporters

Monday, March 24, 2008, 6:35 PM
Word from the Daily News this afternoon that Casiem Drummond has a broken ankle and is done for the year. Wow. We all saw his injury on Sunday, but it didn't look that bad at the time. Also, Inquirer photographer Sarah Glover was on the Main Line this afternoon and put together a video of Jay Wright... Read more

Monday morning hangover

Monday, March 24, 2008, 1:14 PM
I have a craving for scrambled eggs today. It was one of those weekends, no doubt. But since I'm at work, I'll have to settle for a roundup of today's top stories. Let's start with Villanova, and a gripe I'd like to air. Why exactly do people think this team is a Cinderella? Yes, the Wildcats are... 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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