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NCAA pulls championship events from New Jersey due to sports betting law

Monday, October 15, 2012, 9:36 PM
The state of New Jersey's announcement that it will begin issuing sports betting licenses on January 9 has provoked a quick and powerwful response from the NCAA. College sports' governing body has pulled the hosting rights to five NCAA championship events that are due to take place in New Jersey in... Read more

Union president open to Villanova, but against gridiron lines at PPL Park

Sunday, September 12, 2010, 12:04 AM
As you have probably seen by now, the Daily News broke the story Saturday evening that there have been "preliminary discussions" between Villanova's athletic department and the Philadelphia Union about having the Wildcats' football team play at PPL Park. I covered last night's Union game... Read more

The Pass

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 2:59 PM
What is it that makes college basketball so enjoyable for all of us? There are plenty of reasons. Many people have a strong attachment to their alma mater. Others root for schools near where they grew up or that a relative attended. The raucous atmosphere of a sold-out arena with a big student section... Read more

Philadelphia in final US World Cup bid package

Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 3:46 PM
U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati announced today that Philadelphia has made the final cut of 18 cities that will be submitted to FIFA for the U.S. bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. If the U.S. bid is accepted, there will be another round of cuts, probably to 12 venues. "I'm... Read more

Union looks ahead to MLS SuperDraft

Monday, January 11, 2010, 7:12 PM
Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz held a conference call with reporters this afternoon ahead of Thursday's MLS SuperDraft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. He offered a few interesting pieces of news and insight. (What's that you say? The SuperDraft is only one of three days' worth of soccer... Read more

Can't tell the Union players without a video

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 12:20 AM
Rush hour is always a great time to get attention. So it wasn't a bad idea for the Philadelphia Union to hold a meet-and-greet with its players last night at Tir Na Nog as commuters went streaming by en route to Suburban Station. I wrote a brief story about the reception in today's Inquirer, and Kerith... Read more

The chance to live a dream

Monday, December 7, 2009, 5:29 AM
This past Saturday, the Philadelphia Union held an open tryout at Rhodes Field, Penn's soccer facility. Despite the foul weather, I made the trek to University City and put together a video feature of the day's events. The piece includes exclusive interviews with Union coach Peter Nowak and CEO Nick... Read more

U.S. to meet England in World Cup

Friday, December 4, 2009, 6:02 PM
Draw recaps AP | New York Times | | BBC | London Times | Guardian | Independent The United States soccer team has been given a favorable draw in Group C of next year's World Cup. After opening with a Saturday showcase game against England, they'll face Algeria and Slovenia. There's... Read more

Local soccer news roundup

Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 2:15 PM
For quite some time, it seemed that the Independence would be playing at the Union's stadium in Chester. It made sense for all the reasons you could think of, especially that of having one place for both of the region's soccer teams. But there was a caveat: with the seasons starting at around the... Read more

Union announces expansion draft picks

Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 3:14 PM
Here they are, listed by position and previous club: GK Brad Knighton, New England Revolution D David Myrie, Chicago Fire D Shavar Thomas, Chivas USA D Jordan Harvey, Colorado Rapids M Shea Salinas, San Jose Earthquakes M Stefani Miglioranzi, Los Angeles Galaxy M Andrew Jacobson, DC United F Nick... 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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