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Former Penn coach Glen Miller dances to the Final Four with UConn

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 6:46 PM
I'm sure Glen Miller has been to the Final Four plenty of times in his career. After all, pretty much every college basketball coach in the country makes the trip every season. This year, though, Miller is going for work instead of on his own. I'm sure you saw the former Penn head coach plenty of... Read more

Penn basketball assistant coach Scott Pera leaves for Rice

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 11:29 AM
The Penn men's basketball team has lost the lead recruiter on its coaching staff, as assistant Scott Pera has departed for Rice. Although it's not official yet, the news was first reported Wednesday night by the Houston Chronicle and Houston's Fox TV affiliate. I was told it separately, but those... Read more

Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade: Palestra in play to host basketball tournament

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:47 AM
After a few days of advance rumors, the Atlantic 10 and Atlantic Coast Conference formally announced Wednesday morning news that many had seen coming. The A-10 tournament will leave the Barclays Center after the 2016 season, a year before its current contract ends, so that the ACC can host its tournament... Read more

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
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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.

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