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Archive: June, 2009

Not celebrating this Holiday

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 10:19 PM
If I may analyze the Sixers' selection of UCLA guard Jrue Holiday from the perspective of a college basketball observer instead of a pro basketball observer... We don't see a lot of Pac-10 basketball on the East Coast. This is in part because the conference's games are on Fox Sports Net, whose telecasts... Read more

Is Jay Wright underrated?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 10:30 AM
One of the nice things about the summer lull in college sports news is that I get to catch up on all the magazines I didn’t have time to read during the spring. That includes the April issue of Basketball Times, in which Hoop Scoop’s Clark Francis ranked the 50 best head coaches in college... Read more

'It's no longer just a hobby for people'

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 1:15 AM
Since I work for a mainstream media organization, I figure it makes sense for me to extend my coverage of Blogs with Balls for one more news cycle than some might think the story requires. It's quite the trend these days, after all. (Yes, that was sarcasm. I do have to keep getting my paycheck, you... Read more

'Well-written content shows itself pretty clearly'

Monday, June 15, 2009, 5:47 PM
Here's the second of the three interviews I did at Blogs With Balls. This one is with Chris Lucas, who co-authors Hugging Harold Reynolds with Don Povia. It's pretty long, but it's worth reading all the way through. You can read my interview with Povia here, and my original post from the conference... Read more

'Why ignore what people are talking about?'

Monday, June 15, 2009, 2:01 PM
I said I'd be back today with my interviews from Blogs With Balls, and here I am. I thought I'd be able to fit them all in one post, but I realized there's just too much stuff for that to work. So I've split them up. The first interview is with Don Povia of Hugging Harold Reynolds. In addition to... Read more

Maybe we aren't all going to die

Sunday, June 14, 2009, 4:12 PM
NEW YORK - Many of you know that in addition to writing about sports, I have a keen interest in social networking and building community online. Those two interests dovetailed yesterday in a way that I think you'll find interesting. The popular sports blog Hugging Harold Reynolds put together a conference... Read more

Reynolds' return official

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 11:42 AM
The Inquirer and Daily News have formal announcement of Scottie Reynolds' return to Villanova. The Daily News also has the details I couldn't provide yesterday on the Philly Classic. St. John's and Brown are in the field, and it looks like there are two slots left. Read more

Reports: Reynolds returning to Villanova (UPDATED)

Monday, June 8, 2009, 8:25 PM
If you are a Villanova fan, this is good news. At least, I would think it's good news. ESPN.com's Dana O'Neil (yes, you might have heard of her) is reporting that Reynolds is "leaning towards" returning to the Wildcats for his senior season. There's not much more detail in the story, but... Read more

A Christmas present for the 76ers

Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 11:37 PM
Let me acknowledge up front that I am not all that big a fan of the NBA. I pay some attention to the 76ers and I watch the playoffs when there isn't much else on TV, but I care much more about the college game and generally find it more worthwhile. Having said that, populist speculation around drafts... 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.

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