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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

Big East, Atlantic 10 and American Athletic Conference men's basketball tournaments TV schedule

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9:26 PM
Here's how to watch the conference tournaments involving Philadelphia's teams during Championship Week. I'll update this post as more seeds are finalized, and throughout the tournaments as teams advance. Big East All games at Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. Wednesday, March 12 7:00 p.m.:... Read more

Bill Raftery dishes on the Big East and American Athletic Conference tournaments

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 2:39 PM
NEW YORK - Bill Raftery is in for a busy week. He'll be calling all the prime time games at the Big East tournament on Fox Sports 1, then on Sunday he'll cross the East River for the A-10 title game on CBS. To set the stage, I caught up with Raftery for a few minutes on Tuesday at CBS and Turner... 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

Temple-Louisville men's basketball game postponed due to snowstorm

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 9:50 AM
Due to the big snowstorm slamming Philadelphia, Temple has postponed Thursday night's men's basketball game against Louisville to Friday night at 6:00 p.m. ESPN2 will televise the game nationally. Temple's athletic department stated that ticket holders who can no longer attend the game due to the... Read more

2014 Big 5 Hall of Fame class announced

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 10:44 AM
This year's Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame class has been announced. I'm pretty sure you will be familiar with the honorees: former Saint Joseph's sharpshooter Pat Carroll, former Penn guard Michael Jordan, former La Salle forward Crista Ricketts, and longtime college basketball writer Dick Weiss... Read more

Fan info for College GameDay, Temple-La Salle at the Palestra

Monday, January 13, 2014, 1:20 PM
This coming Saturday is one of the most anticipated dates on the Philadelphia college basketball calendar, as the Palestra finally gets to host ESPN's College GameDay. The show will precede a twinbill on 33rd Street, as La Salle faces Temple and Penn faces Saint Joseph's. Both games have some tickets... Read more

A few minutes with Joe Lunardi

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 9:15 PM
One of the side benefits to covering the Drexel-St. Joe's game Wednesday night was catching up with Joe Lunardi, the ESPN.com bracketologist who also does color commentary on the Hawks' radio broadcasts. As often happens during our chats, we bounced around a bunch of local and national subjects. Here's... Read more

This season’s Big 5 TV schedule and unofficial doubleheaders

Friday, November 8, 2013, 3:40 PM
I always intend to do this every year, and more often than not I forget. I remembered this time, even if it was just a few hours before the start of the season. Here’s the schedule of all of this season’s Big 5 City Series games and how you can (or can’t, in a few cases) watch them... 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
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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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