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Archive: July, 2008

The Palestra gets a facelift

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 8:47 PM
As you might have seen in yesterday's Daily News, the Palestra had a new floor installed this summer. It was officially unveiled this afternoon, and I had just enough time to get down to 33rd Street and check it out before the Soul parade reached City Hall. You can see a view of the court in the photo... Read more

Attention, Penn State fans

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 4:54 PM
As you all know, I don't really cover Penn State that much on the blog. I've touched on the football team every once in a while, but most of my focus has been on the City Six schools. But starting today, the Nittany Lions get their due. The Inquirer's Penn State beat writer, Jeff McLane, is now the... Read more

Summer league hoops

Thursday, July 17, 2008, 9:06 PM
I've been asked a few times lately whether I've been able to get to any of the summer basketball leagues taking place across the region - most notably by longtime Penn basketball statistician Stu Suss. Suss, like a number of Quakers fans I know, is a regular follower of one of the best summer leagues... Read more

The greatest shot in Spectrum history?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 11:41 AM
I got word late last night that Phil Anastasia was writing a piece for the package on the Spectrum closing about Christian Laettner's famous buzzer-beater against Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA Tournament. So I started digging around to see if I could find a picture from the game in any of our archives... Read more

St. Joe's, La Salle release schedules

Monday, July 14, 2008, 4:29 PM
Sorry to bump down the Billy Packer post, but I just got the press release from St. Joe's about the Hawks' 2008-09 schedule and it includes some interesting games. Of course, they're going to be playing all their games at the Palestra this season because of the Fieldhouse renovations. While specific... Read more

Packer: Decision to leave was made before this season

Monday, July 14, 2008, 1:34 AM
UPDATE 2: A new twist to the story that's big enough to go at the top of the post instead of the bottom. Apparently, this wasn't a spontaneous decision. Packer said this to the AP: "These are really good circumstances," Packer told The Associated Press by phone. "This decision was... Read more

You know it's a big deal when Geno Auriemma shows up

Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 11:12 PM
I'd been planning all along to attend the press conference this afternoon at which Temple introduced former Connecticut assistant Tonya Cardoza as its new head women's basketball coach. I figured there would be a decent crowd from the media, given the lack of anything else going on in the city today... 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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