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Archive: March, 2010

Projecting the Midwest Region

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 12:41 AM
A reminder that you can pick agaist me as part of's NCAA Tournament Pick'Em Contest. Click here to join the group of Soft Pretzel Logic readers. The group name is Soft Pretzel Logic and the password is pretzel. Same for the round-by-round contest here. Also, as some of you may have heard... Read more

Catching up with T.J. Sorrentine

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 8:02 PM
I made a reference a couple of days ago to the last time Vermont played Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament. The moment I saw the draw go up, I knew I had to try to get in touch with T.J. Sorrentine, who hit perhaps the most famous three-pointers in Catamounts history. Fortunately, I didn't have to look... Read more

Obama has Villanova in Final Four

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 7:15 PM
Among the many tasks I've done while at is moderating comments on our site's blog posts and news articles. So I have a hunch that what I'm about to write will generate a rather substantial reaction. President Obama has picked Villanova to go to the Final Four. For the second year in a... Read more

Local broadcast schedule for Friday's games

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 3:35 PM
Here are the games we'll see on KYW on Friday: 12:30 p.m.: 5. Temple vs. 12. Cornell 2:45 p.m.: 3. Pittsburgh vs. 14. Oakland 7:25 p.m.: 1. Duke vs. 16. Arkansas-Pine Bluff or 16. Winthrop 9:30 p.m.: 1. Syracuse vs. 16. Vermont The excellent HD Sports Guide is in the process of assembling national... Read more

Projecting the South Region

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 6:54 AM
Before we get this started, you should know that Scottie Reynolds was voted as a first team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. For full disclosure, I am a member of the USBWA, as are many of the college basketball writers at the Inquirer and Daily News. Reynolds was a first-teamer... Read more

More than just basketball

Monday, March 15, 2010, 11:54 PM
I mentioned over the weekend how cool the first Thursday and Friday of the NCAA Tournament are, and how wild the Selection Show is. But the morning after Selection Sunday has held special significance for me ever since I first started attending the Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer March Madness Tip-Off... Read more

Projecting the East Region

Monday, March 15, 2010, 3:18 PM
Each year, I go through all four regions and explain my pick for each game. Here’s my breakdown of the East Region. First round 1. Kentucky over 16. East Tennessee State Easy enough. 8. Texas over 9. Wake Forest I’m one of many people who is shocked at how far Texas has fallen since... Read more

Local broadcast schedule for Thursday's games

Monday, March 15, 2010, 3:11 PM
KYW has released its schedule of game broadcasts for Thursday, the first day of the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 12:30 p.m.: 2. Villanova vs. 15. Robert Morris at Providence, R.I. (Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery) 3:00 p.m.: 7. Richmond vs. 10. St. Mary's at Providence, R.I. (Verne Lundquist... Read more

Fran Dunphy's record against his former assistants

Monday, March 15, 2010, 11:44 AM
Mea culpa. I have been told many times many people that Fran Dunphy has never lost to any of his assistants. I was as convinced that it is true as Temple fans are convinced that there is a nationwide conspiracy by the NCAA and the media to keep the Owls from being nationally prominent. (Sorry. Had... Read more

You vs. Me

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 10:40 PM
I am well aware that many of you think I have no idea what I'm talking about. And as happens every year, you now have the chance to prove it. I've set up a special group within's NCAA Tournament pick'em game for Soft Pretzel Logic readers. I hope you'll join me. There's a full-bracket... Read more
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