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Loyola Chicago's M. Grace Calhoun named new Penn athletic director

Monday, March 24, 2014, 6:14 AM
For weeks, Penn was silent amid many questions about who would replace athletic director Steve Bilsky when he retires on June 30. Now those questions have been answered. Loyola of Chicago athletic director M. Grace Calhoun has been named as Bilsky's successor. Bilsky announced back in November that... Read more

Live updates: NCAA tournament third round Sunday games

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 12:00 PM
It's the final day of the most fun weekend of the college basketball season. What twists and turns are left for us today? The full TV schedule is here. I should note that in addition to following the eight men's games, I'll be in College Park, Md. for the Penn women's team's NCAA tournament game... Read more

Jay Wright: 'I know we're a good shooting team'

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 4:34 PM
Villanova's James Bell, Darrun Hilliard and Jay Wright met with the media ahead of Saturday night's game against Connecticut in Buffalo. Here's a transcript of the press conference, courtesy of ASAP Sports. Q. This is for both of you guys. You've played UConn several times, beat them last year in... Read more

Live updates: 2014 NCAA tournament third round Saturday games

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 1:34 AM
Villanova has been eliminated from the NCAA tournament after a 77-65 loss to UConn at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. If you can't make it to a TV during the day, this will be your one-stop shop for coverage of Saturday's NCAA tournament action. Follow along for the latest commentary via... Read more

Jay Wright: 'This is the way it's going to be for us'

Friday, March 21, 2014, 2:55 PM
Villanova's Jay Wright, James Bell, Darrun Hilliard and JayVaughn Pinkston met the press after Thursday night's win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the NCAA tournament. Here's the transcript of their remarks, courtesy of ASAP Sports. COACH WRIGHT: Thanks, Paul. Tough fought game. That was not, as everyone... Read more

Phil Martelli: 'If it's the hardest thing they face, they've lived a blessed life'

Friday, March 21, 2014, 2:07 PM
Phil Martelli, Halil Kanacevic and Langston Galloway of Saint Joseph's met the press after Thursday night's heartbreaking overtime loss to Connecticut in the NCAA tournament. Here's the transcript of their remarks, courtesy of ASAP Sports. COACH MARTELLI: We have a message on the wall in our locker... Read more

Live updates: 2014 NCAA tournament second round Friday games

Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:05 AM
With none of the Philadelphia-area teams playing today, we can just sit back and enjoy all the games. I'll be in and out of the chat throughout the afternoon and evening. Feel free to stop by and post comments, or just follow along if you're stuck without a TV or stream. The full TV schedule is here... Read more

Jay Wright returns to his coaching roots in upstate New York

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 3:20 PM
As we await Villanova vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, here's what the Wildcats had to say at their press conference Wednesday in Buffalo. Jay Wright, James Bell and Ryan Arcidiacono were on the podium. The transcript is courtesy of ASAP Sports. Q. For both of you guys, what did you learn about playing... Read more

Phil Martelli: 'This team was better prepared' than Jameer Nelson's in 2004

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 2:56 PM
As we await Saint Joseph's vs. Connecticut, here's what the Hawks had to say at their press conference Wednesday in Buffalo. Phil Martelli, Halil Kanacevic, Langston Galloway and Ronald Roberts Jr. were on the podium. The transcript is courtesy of ASAP Sports. Q. If you could just speak to the maturity... Read more

Live updates: 2014 NCAA tournament second round Thursday games

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:05 AM
Get all your TVs and computers, cue up the famous theme music, and take a seat in your most comfortable chair. The best two days of the year in sports are finally upon us. We'll have live updates from noon to midnight - or beyond, if necessary - as the NCAA tournament hits high gear. I'll be chatting... 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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