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Video: Fran Dunphy enduring Temple's struggles

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 11:13 AM
Dick Jerard of the Daily News and Noah Coslov of CineSport talk about Temple's rough season, Michigan's success, and Warren Buffett's offer to pay $1 million to someone who gets a perfect NCAA bracket. 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 look back at Penn's win over Princeton

Monday, January 13, 2014, 12:16 PM
Penn's 77-74 win over Princeton on Saturday at the Palestra was one of the more dramatic - and certainly more unlikely - results the rivalry has seen in some time. For those of you who missed it - and given how much else was going on this weekend, it was easy enough to miss - here's a look back at... 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 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

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

Steve Bilsky reflects on his time as Penn’s athletic director

Friday, November 22, 2013, 4:05 PM
Although Thursday's announcement that Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky will retire in June was not expected, it also was not surprising. As Penn's release with the news noted, Bilsky just finished an enormous capital campaign that raised $125 million. Since returning to his alma mater 20 years... Read more

Video Temple holds off Penn in Big Five action

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 1:34 AM's Jon Tannenwald reports from the Palestra where the Owls edged the Quakers Saturday night. 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
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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.

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