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Archive: January, 2009

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 10: Hawks you can believe in?

Monday, January 19, 2009, 10:55 PM
No team in the Schuylkill 16 poll has been criticized more by the commenters on this blog than St. Joe's. But as Dick Jerardi pointed out in his recap of the St. Joe's-Charlotte game, the Hawks have not lost since the calendar turned to 2009. They are now on a four-game winning streak: at Ball State... Read more

Name Philadelphia's MLS team

Monday, January 19, 2009, 2:19 PM
Taking a diversion to soccer for a moment... I've been asked many times what I think the name of Philadelphia's forthcoming Major League Soccer team should be. Honestly, what has mattered to me the most over time is that the city has a team, not that it has any particular name. But now, you all have... Read more

Happy Independence Day

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 9:28 PM
I know emotions are going to be raw for many of you in the wake of the Eagles' nasty loss to the Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game. But the end of the football season in Philadelphia means that at long last, we can try to devote the attention to college basketball that it really deserves. In some... Read more

Temple 78, Penn 53

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 7:04 PM
Because of work related to the actual job this place pays me to do, I'm not at the Palestra tonight. But I have the Temple-Penn game on TV, so when I get a spare moment I'll try to write some notes about what I've seen. In other words, those of you who are watching the game at home are even more encouraged... Read more

The Meeks shall inherit SportsCenter

Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 11:38 PM
The University of Kentucky has been fielding varsity men's basketball teams since 1903. A lot of them have been quite good. But until tonight, not once in all those years had a Wildcat scored 54 points in a single game. Ladies and gentlemen, we present Jodie Meeks. Yes, that's right. Fifty-four points... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 9: More cowbell

Monday, January 12, 2009, 9:27 PM
I don't have much to say tonight because I've been knocked out pretty much all day with a fever. Here are this week's poll results; let me know what you think of them. 1. Villanova, 14 points (14 first-place votes) - "I found it funny that Nova lost to Louisville on two missed free throws, after... Read more

Live blog transcript: Temple 75, La Salle 68

Sunday, January 11, 2009, 7:46 PM
I'm working from home tonight, and I've got one eye on editing the website as Eagles stories come in. But my other eye is on the CBS College Sports telecast of Temple's visit to La Salle, so I'll provide some updates and commentary here. Feel free to join in as always. Read more

Bruiser's technical foul

Friday, January 9, 2009, 12:55 AM
I've gotten out of the habit of posting press conference audio lately, but I just have to share this one with you. As I noted in the game blog that basically none of you followed, Drexel coach Bruiser Flint got hit with a techinical foul for arguing with the referees late in the first half. After the... Read more

Game 12: Virginia Commonwealth 75, Drexel 46

Thursday, January 8, 2009, 7:00 PM
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Line of the day

Thursday, January 8, 2009, 12:53 AM
I realize that the traffic on this blog usually tanks when I write about the Ivy League, but it's not all that often that an Ancient Eight team does something so big that it takes over the the ESPN Bottom Line crawl during a Duke game. There it was, though, rolling underneath the Blue Devils' bench... 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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