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Game 10: St. Joe's 71, Cornell 67

An Ivy League team is at the Palestra in December. Huh?

Game 10: St. Joe's 71, Cornell 67

Columbia played Villanova at the Pavilion last season, and Princeton visited Temple in 2005. But other than that, I can't remember an Ivy League team playing a non-conference game in Philadelphia since I moved here in 2002.

This time, it's the reigning conference champion Cornell Big Red, which beat La Salle in Ithaca, N.Y., on Saturday. As well as the Big Red played Saturday, a win down here would be a big upset. It would also make them 2-0 in the Big 5 this season, with a chance to record four wins against City Series teams this season.

If they do so, they'd have more Big 5 wins this season than Drexel did in 2007. Should we give them the Dragons' honorary city championship crown from that season if it happens?

We can discuss that, this week's Schuylkill 16 poll results and whatever else you want tonight.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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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.

Reach Jonathan at or 215-854-2330.

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