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Archive: March, 2008

Friday's schedule in full

Friday, March 21, 2008, 12:02 AM
Once again, this version includes tip times, venues, announcers and broadcast clearances (hat tip to Awful Announcing). And once again, it has changed a bit from the previous version, reflecting the official CBS schedule. But as we've seen tonight (and every year), it's always subject to change. You... Read more

Players of the day

Friday, March 21, 2008, 12:02 AM
There weren't many great games today, but there were some great individual performances. Here are the five that impressed me most, win or lose. 5. Levance Fields, Pittsburgh 4. Michael Beasley, Kansas State 3. Gerald Henderson, Duke 2. Joe Crawford, Kentucky 1. Josh Carter, Texas A&M What performances... Read more

Not again!

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 9:14 PM
Is this really going to happen for the second year in a row? (Written before the game ended. Honestly.) Update 1: Gerald Henderson, of all people! The Episcopal grad now four seconds away from being the hero! Update 2: Was that really a jump ball? I'm not so sure: Update 3: DeMarcus Nelson steals... Read more

Temple-Michigan State postgame wrap

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 3:51 PM
Mike Kern: Temple’s season ends with first-round loss Rich Hofmann: For Temple, a quick and unfulfilling end Sorry this took me so long to get to; I'm actually running the entire home page today so I'm juggling a bunch of other things. (Why any of that matters as much as the NCAA... Read more

Live from my desk: Temple-Michigan State

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 12:22 PM
I wish I could be in Denver, but I'm stuck at my desk in Philadelphia. So join me for the next best thing: a live blog of the game. I've got Temple-Michigan State on TV and the early session's other games streaming online at computers nearby. Feel free to post comments below with your thoughts on... Read more

Fran Dunphy's turn in the spotlight

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 6:00 AM
A couple days ago, a commenter asked me if there's anyone I don't kiss up to. Believe me, there are plenty of such people, and you'll hear about them sooner or later. But I can't help believing in Fran Dunphy. It's not just me. Even the St. Joe's fans I've met like him, despite Temple's win over the... Read more

The Thursday schedule in full

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 8:25 PM
(Preamble: There's still some time left to join the Soft Pretzel Logic Challenge group in's Hoops Hysteria contest. You know you want to.) Since I have a few minutes to spare tonight, I figure I should knock this out now. This version of the schedule includes time, venue, seed and broadcast... Read more

Reading material and the Final Four

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 6:10 PM
Some interesting blog posts from around the web to check out this evening... Two posts from the good people at Storming the Floor to start. First is a photo gallery from the Play-In Game, including the catalog of always-fashionable NCAA Tournament press passes. Unfortunately, I don't have one this... Read more

The West

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 2:14 PM
Here's the breakdown of last of the four regions in my bracket. Come back tonight for the Final Four. First Round 1. UCLA beats Mississippi Valley State in Anaheim, Calif. Reports are that Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is recovering from an injury, but the Bruins will be fine without him in this game. 9... Read more

KYW's first-round broadcast schedule

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 10:38 PM
(NOTE: I've added my picks for the Midwest and South regions below my picks for the East. Scroll down to see them. You'll find my picks for the West down there too once I've written down the explanation.) KYW has posted its broadcast schedule for the first round: Thursday 12:10 p.m.: Temple vs... 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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