Soft Pretzel Logic - Features

After many years away, Ibrahim Jaaber returns to Penn

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If you were among the 8,030 fans at Wednesday's Big 5 doubleheader, you might have noticed that during the Penn-St. Joe's game, public address... Read more

Steve Donahue stands on his own as Penn's coach

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Even amid the din of shooting drills, Steve Donahue’s trademark whistle echoes with gusto off the painted brick walls that surround Penn’s... Read more

Penn eyes IAAF Diamond League meet for new Franklin Field track

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Updated on Monday, Oct. 19: Representatives of the IAAF and Diamond League told me that in order for Franklin Field to get a Diamond League-status... Read more

Steve Donahue takes aim at Penn basketball's biggest challenge

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Without any prompting, Steve Donahue directly addressed one of the most important challenges he will face as the 20th head coach in the 115-year... Read more

Jerome Allen leaves with his dignity intact

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The scene was bleak. It was supposed to be a night for saluting a Penn basketball legend’s attempt to rescue his alma mater from the... Read more

New Penn athletic director M. Grace Calhoun settling into job

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Just over a month ago, M. Grace Calhoun officially succeeded Steve Bilsky as Penn's athletic director. I recently had the chance to sit down... Read more

Frozen Four leaves lasting memories in Philadelphia

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I was ready for Philadelphia to host the Frozen Four from the moment the city was first awarded the event back in 2010. Those of you who've... Read more

Temple grad Suzanne Smith to direct CBS' NCAA tournament coverage in Buffalo

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It is no secret that I am a fan of Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery's work calling college basketball games on CBS. I know many of you are... Read more

Steve Bilsky reflects on his time as Penn’s athletic director

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Although Thursday's announcement that Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky will retire in June was not expected, it also was not surprising... Read more

This is a basketball arena

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To paraphrase the old chant: Is that a college basketball venue? Yes, that's a college basketball venue. Or so the NCAA would like us to... Read more