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Archive: April, 2010

The Ivy League does something different

Friday, April 30, 2010, 11:56 PM
Robin Harris is not shy about calling the Ivy League “traditional” in its ways. But the conference’s executive director is overseeing something distinctly non-traditional at Franklin Field this weekend: a postseason tournament in one of the Ancient Eight’s most important sports... Read more

Tragedy strikes Penn football again

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 5:00 AM
Four and a half years ago, Penn fullback Kyle Ambrogi committed suicide. I still remember being at the church in Bryn Mawr a few days after Ambrogi's death on October 10, 2005. So many people came to the service that I had to stand outside and listen to the eulogies through an open window. The event... Read more

Usain Bolt delivers

Sunday, April 25, 2010, 1:45 AM
It was everything we hoped it would be. Franklin Field was packed to the rafters and beyond, with 54,310 fans inside the old brick walls on a spectacular spring day. Even when Usain Bolt just galloped across the infield on a warmup run, the place exploded. And when Bolt came down the home stretch... Read more

Live blog: 2010 Penn Relays Day 3

Friday, April 23, 2010, 10:37 PM
I don't know if any of us can really visualize just what Franklin Field is going to be like today. Ever since it was announced that Usain Bolt would be here, everyone's been trying to figure out just how big the Saturday crowd will be. Now, we get to find out. I've already heard rumors that Relays... Read more

Live blog: 2010 Penn Relays Day 2

Friday, April 23, 2010, 8:05 AM
We did it once already; why not do it again? If there's a school whose results you want to know about or a memory you want to share, please jump right in and post your comments. Read more

Live blog: 2010 Penn Relays Day 1

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 8:00 AM
It's amazing how quickly time passes. So much has happened over the last year, but it feels like it can't possibly have been 12 months since the last time we gathered at Franklin Field for the Penn Relays. But here we are again, ready for another year of sunshine and spectacle. The Penn Relays are... Read more

More big names coming to Penn Relays

Monday, April 19, 2010, 7:32 PM
We already knew about Usain Bolt, and today we found out which other big-name runners are in the pool of participants at Franklin Field this weekend. I've posted some of the biggest names below. The full list is here. Keep in mind that this is just a pool. It's subject to change. But if it holds up... Read more

Report: Dan Leibovitz coming back to Penn

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 7:28 PM
Correction: Leibovitz didn't play varsity basketball at Penn. Thanks to Stu Suss for the information. This is pretty surprising. ESPN.com's Andy Katz is reporting that Hartford coach Dan Leibovitz has resigned that job so that he can take John Gallagher's spot on the Penn bench as an assistant to... Read more

Usain Bolt's Penn Relays race schedule

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 8:00 AM
The Penn Relays office released the schedule of races for the three-day event yesterday. There are a total of 367 events, but one will stand out far above the rest: the USA vs. the World Men's 4x100-meter relay. It is the race that will feature Jamaican star and 100m sprint world record-holder Usain... Read more

Penn's 'Coach Lake' passes away

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 2:12 PM
This is not a blog post that I ever wanted to write, or news that I wanted to break. But I knew it would happen sooner or later. We all did. Longtime Penn football assistant coach, cheerleader, and all-around supporter Dan "Coach Lake" Staffieri passed away this morning. He was 85 years... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com'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.

Reach Jonathan at jtannenwald@phillynews.com or 215-854-2330.

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