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Archive: February, 2009

Our comment system is broken

Monday, February 9, 2009, 4:41 PM
I probably should have mentioned this earlier in the day, but our commenting system is broken at the moment. A few of you have emailed me to ask about it after the post I write last night, and I'll let you know when commenting is back. Read more

Agita on 33rd Street

Monday, February 9, 2009, 1:50 AM
Man, are the natives ever restless at the Palestra. There was quite a bit of grousing Saturday night as the Quakers lost to Cornell, 88-73. Coupled with the 74-63 loss to Columbia on Friday, it marked the first time since 1968 that Penn was swept at home on an Ivy weekend. (Oddly enough, those games... Read more

Fantasy HORSE Invitational Semifinal 1

Sunday, February 8, 2009, 12:10 AM
Wouldn't it be great if we got a 6-seed vs. 7-seed matchup in the NCAA Tournament more often? Well, we have one in the first semifinal of the Fantasy HORSE Invitational as Dionte Christmas faces off against Chicago State's David Holston. The winner advances to the championship game againet either... Read more

Game 15: Villanova 102, Syracuse 85

Saturday, February 7, 2009, 11:45 AM
AP recap Box score Postgame press conference audio is below the live blog transcript. Line of the game does not go to Dante Cunningham, despite his 31 points. It goes to Shane Clark, and see if you can figure out why: Read more

Christmas pulls off the upset

Friday, February 6, 2009, 10:28 PM
During the Temple-Xavier live blog, I noted that I wasn't casting a vote in the Dionte Christmas-Stephen Curry showdown. But I'm not at all surprised that Christmas got the win, even though it was a narrow one. He was the hometown player and the underdog, and I figured that would get him votes. So... Read more

Curry vs. Christmas, Temple vs. Xavier

Thursday, February 5, 2009, 7:00 PM
I have another confession to make. When I first laid out the field for the Fantasy HORSE Invitational, my criterion for seeding the players was average points per game. That resulted in a first-round matchup between Davidson's Stephen Curry and Temple's Dionte Christmas, and I really wanted to avoid... Read more

Fantasy HORSE Invitational Game 2

Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 8:26 PM
Before getting to tonight's matchup, a quick look around this evening's local games... We had ESPN on in the office tonight, so I wasn't paying as close attention as I could have to the Dayton-La Salle game. Reading Kevin Tatum's recap, it like the crowd at Tom Gola arena certainly got its money' worth... Read more

Introducing the Fantasy HORSE Invitational

Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 8:54 PM
NOTE: If you came here from Mike Miller's great Beyond the Arc blog at, we've moved on to later rounds in the tournament. Click here to find out about the latest round. Since we don't have any games tonight, let's try something a little different. Or the last few weeks, I've been kicking... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 12: Seven straight sweeps

Monday, February 2, 2009, 10:49 PM
There was a good bit of chatter at the top of last week's poll about what would happen if Penn State beat Michigan State this past Sunday. Except that earlier in the same week, Villanova beat Pittsburgh and put first place in the Schuylkill 16 rankings beyond reach once again. This is the seventh straight... Read more
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