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Archive: March, 2008

The South

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 10:12 PM
First Round 1. Memphis beats 16. Texas-Arlington in Little Rock, Ark. I was a bit surprised to find that the Mavericks play at a faster tempo than the Tigers and are ranked 35th in three-point defense. But that just means I’ll know more than nothing about UT-A when the blowout begins. 9. Oregon... Read more

The Midwest

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 3:54 PM
1. Kansas beats 16. Portland State in Omaha, Neb.. Easy enough. 9. Kent State beats 8. UNLV in Omaha. I’ve actually been a bit disappointed in the Golden Flashes this year, because they’ve lost some games I thought they had no business losing. The Runnin’ Rebels have the 10th-best... Read more

My bracket

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 1:55 PM
I was asked by an emailer tonight for advice in picking a bracket. Well, I've given it some thought, and now I'm ready to tell you who I've got. It took me a while, to be quite honest. This might be the hardest NCAA Tournament bracket I've ever had to pick because so many matchups are so close. But... Read more

Announcing the announcers

Monday, March 17, 2008, 11:08 PM
The great sports-on-TV blog Awful Announcing has the CBS pairings for NCAA Tournament broadcasts. Our local teams did pretty well. Thursday Denver (Temple): Gus Johnson and Len Elmore. You might want to have your thumb near the volume button on your remote if Dionte Christmas gets hot. And though... Read more

A new game

Monday, March 17, 2008, 6:30 PM
Welcome, one and all, to the new version of Soft Pretzel Logic. It's a new platform with some new toys built into it, but rest assured there'll be the same tone and depth of coverage of the local college sports scene. As you can see below, some of the new toys include better audio and video tools;... Read more

Fran Dunphy: "This has been an unbelievable run"

Monday, March 17, 2008, 5:10 PM
Temple coach Fran Dunphy talked to Philly.com about making the NCAA Tournament at the annual Coaches vs. Cancer March Madness Tip-Off Breakfast. Read more

Phil Martelli: "I took nothing for granted"

Monday, March 17, 2008, 5:08 PM
St. Joseph's coach talked to Philly.com about making the NCAA Tournament at the annual Coaches vs. Cancer March Madness Tip-Off Breakfast. Read more

Jay Wright: "We just had a solid résumé"

Monday, March 17, 2008, 5:04 PM
Villanova coach Jay Wright talked to Philly.com about making the NCAA Tournament at the annual Coaches vs. Cancer March Madness Tip-Off Breakfast. 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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