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Villanova's James Bell, Penn's Alyssa Baron win Big 5 Player of the Year honors

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 11:56 AM
Big 5 honors for the 2013-14 season were announced Tuesday. It comes as little surprise that the Players of the Year are Villanova's James Bell on the men's side and Penn's Alyssa Baron on the women's side. Congrats to both of them, and to all of this season's honorees. Here's the full list: Men's... Read more

Penn women's basketball lures Texas into a familiar trap

Monday, March 24, 2014, 9:55 AM
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Eight years ago, I sat on press row at the American Airlines Center in Dallas and watched the last meeting between Penn and Texas in a NCAA basketball tournament. Just like this past Sunday, the Quakers held a lead at halftime, but ended up losing to a superior group of players... Read more

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
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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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