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A different kind of Big Dance

Friday, February 25, 2011, 1:12 AM
Last weekend, we saw one of the great performances by any student section in the country this season at the St. Joe's-Temple game. The Cherry Crusade's "funeral" for the Hawk rightly got national attention for its creativity, humor and depth. If you didn't see the details of it yet, watch the video... Read more

Games 22 and 23: Temple vs. Saint Joseph's, Georgetown at Villanova

Saturday, January 29, 2011, 2:48 AM
Games 22 and 23: Temple vs. St. Joe's, Georgetown at Villanova Temple vs. Saint Joseph's Time: 11:00 a.m. Venue: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. TV: ESPNU (Justin Kutcher and Dickey Simmons) Georgetown at Villanova Time: 12:00 p.m. Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: ESPN (Dave Pasch... Read more

John Giannini gets to say he told us so

Friday, January 28, 2011, 1:51 AM
When La Salle coach Dr. John Giannini benched Aaric Murray against Richmond a few weeks back, it was clear that Giannini was trying to send a message. It was not as clear, though, whether the message would get through. Perhaps now it finally has. After scoring 20 points at Rhode Island last Saturday... Read more

Game 21: Saint Joseph's vs. La Salle

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 5:38 PM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. Radio: WHAT 1340-AM (La Salle) This much is for sure: one team will walk out of the Palestra tonight with a Big 5 win. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow my live updates. Or follow me on Twitter by clicking here. Read more

Video: Penn finally gets a Big 5 win

Sunday, January 23, 2011, 1:22 PM
After Penn's 73-61 win over Saint Joseph's at the Palestra last night, Kevin Tatum and I got together to break down what we saw. Check out our analysis, plus video highlights shot by my colleague Tony Morisset. There's also audio of the postgame press conferences below, and a photo gallery... Read more

Game 20: Penn vs. Saint Joseph's

Saturday, January 22, 2011, 3:52 PM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: Comcast Network/WNTP 990-AM/WPEN 950-AM It's amazing to me that this blog is now in its fifth year of existence. When I started it in January of 2007, I don't think I had any idea how long it would last or where it would go. I knew... Read more

Big 5 welcomes five to Hall of Fame

Friday, January 21, 2011, 4:33 PM
The Big 5 Hall of Fame induction ceremony is one of my favorite events on the local college basketball calendar each year. Not only do we get to reminisce about the honorees, but there are always many past Hall of Famers on hand from each school. Today was no different. There were a few hundred people... Read more

Video: Wyatt leads Temple over Penn

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 2:12 AM
Temple 73, Penn 56: Mike Kern | Keith Pompey | Bob Ford | John Smallwood | Box score | Enhanced box After the game, I talked with Mike Kern of the Daily News about what the win meant to the Owls and what the loss meant to the Quakers. You can watch our conversation as well as some game highlights... Read more

Game 19: Penn at Temple

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 6:26 AM
Time: 7:30 p.m. Venue: The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pa. Radio: WPEN 950-AM (no TV) If you're on a mobile device, click HERE to follow along and post comments. Read more

Live updates on tonight's hoops action

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7:34 PM
With three games going on at the same time tonight, it won't be easy to keep track of them all at once. But you can do so right here, as Inquirer reporters will be on Twitter updating all the action. Follow along below. Here's the schedule: Penn at La Salle Time: 7:00 p.m. Venue: Tom Gola Arena TV/Radio:... 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.

Reach Jonathan at or 215-854-2330.

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