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Video: Herb Magee talks about his Hall of Fame induction

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 8:55 PM
Legendary Philadelphia University men's basketball coach Herb Magee met with the media today to talk about being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Here are some highlights, put together by staff photographer David Swanson. Read more

More than just basketball

Monday, March 15, 2010, 11:54 PM
I mentioned over the weekend how cool the first Thursday and Friday of the NCAA Tournament are, and how wild the Selection Show is. But the morning after Selection Sunday has held special significance for me ever since I first started attending the Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer March Madness Tip-Off... Read more

It's March

Monday, March 1, 2010, 2:07 AM
Are you ready? No, really, are you? Because if you aren't, you'd better be by this Saturday. Consider yourselvers warned. Read more

That's more like it

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 4:50 AM
After a weekend full of losses, last night was much more fun. All the local teams but St. Joe's won, and someone had to be on the wrong end at the Liacouras Center. Even Penn finally got its first win of the season. Here's a quick wrapup of the action. There's also postgame audio from St. Joe's-Temple... Read more

Temple 61, St. Joseph's 59

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 6:45 PM
Uh... whoa. Some finish that was. Read the whole thing, but especially read the end... First off, congratulations to the Kentucky fans at for swamping the polls and giving Jodie Meeks an overwhelming victory in the Fantasy HORSE Invitational. You all are welcome to stick around... Read more

Be careful what you wish for

Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 9:49 PM
We start with a handful of great feature stories with ties to the to the local college scene that are worth your reading. First up, Mark Kram gets the back cover of the Daily News with a piece on the support network around stud Villanova recruit Dominic Cheek. It includes famed St. Anthony's coach Bobby... Read more

A tweet, a hoot, a flap and a roar

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 4:33 PM
More odds and ends... -- Breaking news out of State College that Joe Paterno was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center today because of dehydration. Thoughts and prayers are with him, of course, though it's no surprise to read team spokeman Guido D'Elia's words that Paterno is "mad as heck"... Read more

The NCAA is hard at work

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 6:41 PM
Daily News sports editor Josh Barnett, who is a blogging fiend in his own right, sent along an AP dispatch a few days back that I've been meaning to post. But because of the redesign I've been asleep the last two days... actually, I've been cleaning up and wishing I was asleep. Thanks for all the... Read more

Sleep is a good thing

Friday, March 28, 2008, 11:39 AM
After working four straight days at 6 a.m., I decided to just go to sleep after last night's games ended at 12:30 in the morning. That gives me a lot of ground to cover in this post, so let's get going. Dick Jerardi was in Charlotte for last night's games. He recaps North Carolina's rout of Washington... Read more

Monday morning hangover

Monday, March 24, 2008, 1:14 PM
I have a craving for scrambled eggs today. It was one of those weekends, no doubt. But since I'm at work, I'll have to settle for a roundup of today's top stories. Let's start with Villanova, and a gripe I'd like to air. Why exactly do people think this team is a Cinderella? Yes, the Wildcats are... 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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