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Archive: April, 2011

U.S., Jamaica rosters for Penn Relays unveiled

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 5:10 PM
The rosters for the United States and Jamaican teams have been announced for Saturday's Penn Relays USA vs. the World competition. Big names include Shawn Crawford, Justin Gatlin, Allyson Felix and Lauryn Williams for the United States, and Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Aleen Bailey and Shelley-Ann... Read more

An NFL prospect at the Penn Relays

Monday, April 25, 2011, 9:16 PM
It's not uncommon for college football players to spend the spring season running track. But it's been a few years since we last had a legitimate NFL prospect, a player you've probably heard of, pay a visit to Franklin Field. The last such athlete was Florida State wide receiver Michael Ray Garvin... Read more

Penn Relays hammer throw preview

Monday, April 25, 2011, 4:58 AM
It is very easy to spend all three days of the Penn Relays inside Franklin Field. With so much action going on, there is rarely an opportune moment to get up from one's seat. Most people who leave the seating bowl only go as far as the concourse or the Carnival Village to get some food. But Franklin... Read more

Penn Relays pole vault preview

Monday, April 25, 2011, 4:53 AM
(Aside: If you didn't see Bill Lyon's great column on the Penn Relays in Sunday's Inquirer, check it out here. There is also an early preview of the meet from The Inquirer's Joe Juliano here.) I have always been fascinated by the pole vault event at the Penn Relays, or at just about any track meet... Read more

Who's who at the 2011 Penn Relays

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 10:34 PM
Every year, Frank Bertucci of the Daily News goes through the entire list of Penn Relays entrants and picks out the coolest names. Here's his compilation for this year. WHO'S WHO IN 2011 PENN RELAYS FIELD Since Abbott and Costello are both entered in this year's Penn Relays, the 117th edition of... Read more

Villanova goes for a Penn Relays record

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 8:28 PM
Believe it or not, the Penn Relays are almost upon us. This year's meet will be the 118th edition of the oldest and largest track and field event in the United States. As ever, I'll be at Franklin Field to provide live coverage of all three days here on the blog. To begin our countdown towards April... Read more

An end-of-the-season Schuylkill 16

Friday, April 8, 2011, 4:35 PM
Now that college basketball has left us for another year, I figured it would be a good idea to give you all one more chance to comment on how the season played out. So here one last edition of the Schuylkill 16. Do you agree with the rankings? Have your say in the comments. 1. Temple, 9 points (9... Read more

Video: Villanova spring football

Friday, April 8, 2011, 1:15 PM
Video:'s Sarah Kazadi visited Villanova's final spring football practice and discusses the team's key issues with head coach Andy Talley and some players. Read more

Video: Herb Magee talks about his Hall of Fame induction

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 8:55 PM
Legendary Philadelphia University men's basketball coach Herb Magee met with the media today to talk about being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Here are some highlights, put together by staff photographer David Swanson. 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.

Jonathan Tannenwald Staff Writer
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