One of the oldest cliches in journalism is that you aren't supposed to write ledes about the weather. Well, excuse me for doing it this time.
After everyone played in the monsoons on Saturday, Delaware Valley and Ursinus both found themselves flooded out of their practice fields this week. As you'll hear in the audio player below, the rain was treated with relatively good humor at this afternoon's local college football coaches luncheon.
But for those of you who are fans of Penn State or other Division I schools, it is a reminder that not everyone has a place to go when Mother Nature pays a visit.
Also, regular blog reader Kevin McGuire asked me to give a shoutout to Shippensburg's football team after they won at No. 3-ranked Bloomsburg on Saturday. Between Kevin's knowledge and that of West Chester coach Bill Zwaan, whose team also plays in the PSAC, I've learned enough to get that Bloomsburg is a very hard place to play.
For those of you who don't know, Shippensburg is about 45 minutes southwest of Harrisburg on Interstate 81. So I doubt they'll be showing up at the Philadelphia coaches' luncheon any time soon.
By the way, you probably saw that I liveblogged Game 1 of the World Series tonight. I'll be back in the hot seat for Game 2, and I hope you'll join me.
Now for this week's Division II and Division III rundown:
West Chester Last week: Home win vs. Cheyney, 59-0 This week: 10/24 vs. Bloomsburg, 1:00 p.m.
Delaware Valley Last week: Road win vs. Lycoming, 21-7 This week: 12/24 at King's College (Wilkes-Barre), 1:00 p.m.
Rowan Last week: Home win vs. Buffalo State, 57-7 This week: 10/24 at Kean, 1:00 p.m.
The Profs have scored a total of 252 points combined over their last four games.
Ursinus Last week: Road win vs. McDaniel, 48-13 This week: 10/24 vs. Moravian, 1:00 p.m.
Widener Last week: Road loss vs. Albright, 31-17 This week: 10/24 vs. Lebanon Valley, 1:00 p.m.
Lincoln Last week: Home loss vs. Virginia State, 34-14 This week: 10/24 at St. Paul's College (Lawrenceville, Va.), 1:00 p.m.
Cheyney Last week: Road loss vs. West Chester, 59-0 This week: 10/24 vs. Shippensburg, 1:00 p.m.
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.