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Archive: March, 2010

'We will get it done'

Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 9:16 PM
Photo by Yong Kim/Staff Photographer The first thing Jerome Allen did after being officially introduced as Penn's basketball coach was thank everyone. And by everyone, I mean each individual who was sitting in the stands of the Palestra Wednesday afternoon. Fran Dunphy got a mention. So did his... Read more

Jerome Allen’s homework

Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 3:35 PM
Now that the interim tag has been removed from Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen’s title, it’s time to look at the tasks that Allen faces. The obvious one is to get the Quakers winning again. The task isn’t necessarily easy, but it is relatively straightforward. Find good players... Read more

There is no such thing as impossible

Sunday, March 21, 2010, 9:30 PM
[Comment From Philly hustler] Cornell is a pretty good ballclub, but you still shouldn't be losing to an IVY league squad in the big Dance. [Comment From CK] temple's going to lose by 20 pts to an Ivy League team!!! Pathetic! Those remarks were posted in my Cornell-Temple liveblog on Friday. You... Read more

Sweet 16 schedule and annoucers

Sunday, March 21, 2010, 8:18 PM
Here's the schedule of tip times and announcer pairings for the regional semfinals... Thursday 7:07 p.m.: W1. Syracuse vs. W5. Butler at Salt Lake City (Gus Johnson and Len Elmore) 7:27 p.m.: E2. West Virginia vs. E11. Washington at Syracuse (Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas) 9:37 p.m.: W2. Kansas State... Read more

Live blog: Villanova vs. Saint Mary's

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 12:47 AM
On the strength of 32 sensational points from center Omhar Samhan and a combined 29 points from sharpshooting guards Mickey McConnell (15) and Matthew Dellavedova (14), Saint Mary's threw Villanova out of the NCAA Tournament by a 75-68 margin at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. The Gaels... Read more

Divide by zero

Friday, March 19, 2010, 8:25 PM
You all know that during my liveblogs, I cite a statistic at halftime called points per possession. It's not something that appears in the boxscore; I get it by plugging numbers into a spreadsheet. Before I put in the final points total, the spreadsheet displays the following error message based on... Read more

Live blog: NCAA Tournament Round 1 Day 2

Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:30 AM
And all the years No one knows Just how hard you worked But now it shows As if yesterday's mayhem wasn't enough, we're doing it all over again today. I'm ready if you are. A reminder that our live scoreboard has box scores for every game and a dynamic bracket that updates automatically as results... Read more

Live blog: NCAA Tournament Round 1 Day 1

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 11:53 PM
The ball is tipped And there you are You're running for your life You're a shooting star At long last, the 2010 NCAA Tournament has arrived. I am not traveling to any venues this year, so I'll be taking in March Madness on TV along with all of you. I will be hosting live chats all day today and tomorrow... Read more

Projecting the West Region

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 11:19 PM
We have made it all the way across the country now. While the West may not have the star power of the other regions, it's the hardest one of all for me to figure out. Part of that stems from not being familiar with a number of the teams in the region, most notably BYU and Vanderbilt. But more than... Read more

Obama picks Cornell over Temple

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 2:03 PM
I think I know where this is going, and rather fast... We learned yesterday that President Obama has Villanova in his Final Four. Today we got the rest of the bracket, and Obama has Temple losing to Cornell in the first round. You can see Obama's bracket here. ESPN has made the video of his bracket... 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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