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Archive: March, 2009

Now I really need your help

Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 11:55 PM
I wouldn't normally do something like this, but in the end, I write this blog and sometimes that means I get to write what I really want to write. The box score from tonight's Princeton-Penn game says that there were 4,087 people in attendance at the Palestra. One of them walked out with my computer... Read more

Eye on the Eye

Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 8:57 PM
NEW YORK - Sometimes, you go to “media availability” events and they feel really canned, and you leave thinking you haven’t learned anything. This afternon’s luncheon with CBS Sports executives and broadcasters previewing the network’s NCAA Tournament coverage was the... Read more

Game 21: Georgetown vs. St. John's

Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 3:04 PM
NEW YORK - Greetings from the upper press box at Madison Square Garden, where I'm following the rule that taking an open seat up high is better than by fighting for a seat that's occupied by someone else at courtside. I'm also working on transcribing quotes from the CBS media lunch that I attended... Read more

Setting up this week

Monday, March 9, 2009, 7:43 PM
The craziness continues. First of all, you simply must read Dick Jerardi's column in this morning's Daily News. It is significant enough that they even tried to do a mock bracket. But the truly impressive accomplishment is what Jerardi was able to take what he's learned from Indianapolis in recent... Read more

Welcome to Championship Week

Monday, March 9, 2009, 2:13 AM
We have reached the greatest time of year for college basketball fans. March Madness has not truly arrived yet, but Championship Week is the opening act for the biggest party in sports. Before we get there, however, we need to take a look back at an exhilarating weekend of hoops. There were big games... Read more

A question for Temple fans

Friday, March 6, 2009, 12:43 PM
Here's something for you to debate over the weekend. I'm reading reactions across the web to Temple's win last night, and found the following on Channel 10's website: As the final seconds ticked away, Dionte Christmas, Semaj Inge and Sergio Olmos, the last players to play under legendary coach John... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 shot of the year?

Friday, March 6, 2009, 1:30 AM
This post was originally going to be about the great display of Fran Dunphy offense that Temple put on against St. Joe's tonight at the Liacouras Center: 16 assists on 21 made field goals, only nine turnovers and 1.03 points per possession. But at the very end of a big night of local hoops, Penn State's... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 16: Square Edition

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 1:19 AM
I picked a heck of a time to get sick. Sore throat, runny nose, general sense of grogginess while sitting at my desk attempting to run the whole of Philly.com at night all week... yeah. Not so good. Between my health and the ugly forecast for central New York this weekend, I'm bailing on the trip... Read more

Welcome to The Big Dance

Monday, March 2, 2009, 6:45 PM
Tonight, I'm unveiling something on the blog that I've wanted to do for a long time. If you take a look at the right rail, you'll see a new widget called The Big Dance. It's based on a combination of the CoverItLive software we use for live blogging and the microblogging platform Twitter. Anyone... Read more

Serving statistics and a look ahead

Monday, March 2, 2009, 1:32 AM
Time for another compilation of data from Basketball State's NCAA Tournament teamsheets. Before we start, though, I think it's worth taking a moment to lay out where the blog is headed over the next few weeks. First of all, because of Villanova's game tonight at Notre Dame, the Schuylkill 16 poll... 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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