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New Penn athletic director M. Grace Calhoun settling into job

Monday, August 4, 2014, 10:40 PM
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 with her at her office in Weightman Hall for an exclusive one-on-one interview. Here's the transcript of our conversation. So how have things been so far? Things... 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

Steve Bilsky named Big 5 executive director

Monday, April 14, 2014, 1:25 PM
Even though Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky is retiring at the end of June, he isn't going far. In fact, he isn't even leaving his alma mater's campus. Bilsky will become the executive director of the Philadelphia Big 5 this summer. According to a release from the organization, his role "will... Read more

2014 NCAA women's basketball tournament TV schedule on ESPN and ESPN2

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 8:25 AM
Here's the complete schedule of games, tip times and broadcasters for this year's NCAA women's basketball tournament. All games will be shown on ESPN or ESPN2, as well as online via WatchESPN.com. Subregional and regional take place Saturday through Tuesday for the first two weeks of the tournament... Read more

Former Penn assistant coach Scott Pera talks about why he left for Rice

Monday, March 31, 2014, 7:51 PM
On Monday, I talked with with former Penn basketball assistant coach Scott Pera about why he's moving to Rice, and about the Quakers program he's leaving behind. I thank him for taking a few minutes out of packing up his life and getting ready to move his family to Houston. What went into the decision... Read more

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
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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.

Reach Jonathan at jtannenwald@phillynews.com or 215-854-2330.

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