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Temple, La Salle in ESPN's college hoops Tip-Off Marathon

Monday, August 12, 2013, 10:06 AM
We already knew that Temple will host Kent State on November 11, and that La Salle will host Quinnipiac on November 12. We now know the tip times for those games - and that both games will be on national television. That's right. Both games will be part of this year's college basketball tip-off marathon... Read more

Videos: Gus Johnson gets a Big Ten buzzer-beater, Chris Mooney's Richmond collapses against Charlotte

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:09 PM
Not that we needed any more proof that Championship Week is one of the most fun weeks of the year, but Thursday gave us a big helping. You might even say a double-order's worth. (Well, okay, only one of the events would have drawn a "Onions!" exclamation from Bill Raftery. But the other was even more... Read more

NCAA honors top players, moments and teams in men's basketball championship history

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 8:00 AM
In honor of the upcoming 75th NCAA men's basketball championship, a panel of experts convened by the NCAA has selected the top players, moments and teams in tournament history. You'll find all of the honorees below, with those featuring local ties in bold. If I missed any local connections, let me... Read more

Live chat: 2012 NBA Draft

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 10:56 AM
Three years ago, I took it upon myself to step over the line that divides college basketball from the pros, and wrote a post criticizing the 76ers' first-round selection in the 2009 NBA Draft. "I was under the impression that the Sixers needed point guard help right now," I said at the time, and it... Read more

Philly native Dion Waiters to leave Syracuse for the NBA

Monday, March 26, 2012, 7:24 PM
Fresh off helping Syracuse reach the Elite Eight, Philadelphia native Dion Waiters announced Monday night that he will leave the program, hire an agent and head for the NBA. Waiters posted this farewell message to Orange fans on Twitter: I just want to thank everybody who supported me my two years... Read more

Rodney Green heading to Israel

Monday, August 2, 2010, 6:50 PM
Former La Salle star Rodney Green has signed a contract with Israeli Premier League team Galil Gilboa. Israel's league is one of the better ones in Europe, and Galil Gilboa won last season's championship. So Green will get to play in the Euroleague (akin to soccer's Champions League) this coming season... Read more

The NCAA Tournament's Philly flavor

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 7:32 PM
We already know about Temple, Villanova and even Lehigh. But Philadelphia's influence on the NCAA Tournament goes way beyond that. I've compiled a catalog of every player and head coach with ties to the Philadelphia area, as well as a list of all the teams in the NCAA Tournament that played against... Read more

Hoops marathon, local football and other tidbits

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 6:08 PM
I'm sure most of you have heard this by now, but just in case you haven't, Temple and Drexel will be a part of ESPN's 24-hour college basketball marathon on Nov. 17. It will be the Dragons' second straight appearance on what has become college basketball's unofficial Opening Day. They will travel... Read more
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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.

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