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'College GameDay' going to Independence Mall for Temple-Notre Dame

Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:47 PM
It's official: ESPN's "College GameDay" show is coming to Philadelphia to set the stage for Saturday night's Temple vs. Notre Dame showdown at sold-out Lincoln Financial Field. And as has been rumored, the site for the show will be Independence Mall. The Inquirer's Marc Narducci confirmed Monday evening... Read more

Al Bagnoli eyes future role with Penn after retirement

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:08 PM
On Wednesday morning, it became official: Al Bagnoli’s 23rd season as Penn football coach will be his last. But it might not be his last on 33rd Street. It was clear from Bagnoli’s remarks during a press conference at Franklin Field that he’d like to move from the sidelines to the... Read more

Penn football coach Al Bagnoli to retire

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:52 PM
Penn football coach Al Bagnoli will retire after the 2014 season, a source with knowledge of the decision confirmed to me Tuesday afternoon. A press conference has been called at Penn's Weightman Hall for 11 a.m. Wednesday morning to make the news official. The Inquirer's Mike Jensen reports that... Read more

Theobald: Cuts bring Temple 'in line with all other mid-major athletic programs'

Monday, February 24, 2014, 5:25 PM
In the wake of Monday's announcement that Temple is restoring varsity men's and women's rowing and officially cutting five other sports, university president Neil D. Theobald sent a letter explaining the decisions to Temple alumni. I was sent a copy of the letter by a source and am republishing it... Read more

Live chat: The 114th Army-Navy Game

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 1:00 AM
Time: 3:10 p.m. EST Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa. TV: CBS (Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson) Join me for live coverage throughout the day as one of Philadelphia's great sports traditions is renewed. In addition to providing commentary on the game, I'll share photos... Read more

WATCH: 2014 Army-Navy Preview

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7:25 PM
Army and Navy came to Philadelphia for a luncheon and Q&A session as they prepare to square off for the 114th time on Saturday, December 14 at Lincoln Financial Field.'s Jonathan Tannenwald, the Inquirer's Joe Juliano & the Daily News' John Smallwood look ahead to the game. Read more

Could Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater be the Eagles’ quarterback savior?

Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:09 PM
Eagles fans have a lot of reasons to be frustrated about their team in the wake of Sunday's blowout loss to the Broncos. The offense stinks, the defense stinks, the special teams unit stinks… you name it, someone’s complaining about it. But I think I might have a tiny little ray of hope... Read more

College football notes from ESPN’s media day

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 3:57 PM
BRISTOL, Conn. - Every year, ESPN invites a bunch of media types to its headquarters so that they can talk to other media types about things in the media. Part of the event was dedicated to NFL coverage, another part to college football coverage, and the rest to showing off the big new digital studio... Read more

Penn football picked to win Ivy League

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 10:44 AM
Penn's football team has been picked first in the Ivy League preseason poll, which was released Tuesday morning. The Quakers are going for their third consecutive outright conference title, and their fourth in five years. The former feat has only been accomplished once (Penn from 1984-86), and the... Read more

Penn football's 2013 schedule

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 11:54 AM
The Penn football team announced its 2013 football schedule today. As with last season, there will three games against scholarship programs - and that includes the Patriot League this year. The incoming freshman class is the first in the conference's history that has access to merit-based aid. Of... 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.

Jonathan Tannenwald Staff Writer
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