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Video: West Chester football looks to rebound from loss to Delaware

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 6:06 PM
The Inquirer's Marc Narducci talks with West Chester head football coach Bill Zwaan, whose team looks to pick back up after a disappointing loss to Delaware in its season opener. (Video by Samathana Corrado/Philly.com) Read more

Video: Temple, Villanova in final Mayor's Cup

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 6:40 PM
The Daily News' Mike Kern and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss the final Mayor's Cup game between Temple and Villanova and how many games Penn State will win this season. Read more

From Penn State to Not Penn State

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 10:03 PM
If you have been around the Penn campus for any amount of time, you have probably seen one of those t-shirts that says "NOT PENN STATE" across the front. The t-shirts are a pretty old joke at the point, even though they still pop up every now and again. Whether because of Penn's rise in academic prominence... Read more

Penn football faces its most daunting schedule in Al Bagnoli's tenure

Monday, August 27, 2012, 4:43 PM
Al Bagnoli is not especially pleased about the brutal schedule that his Penn football team faces this year. But he's going to have to deal with it in a few weeks, whether he likes it or not. For just the second time in his 20-year tenure as the Quakers' head coach, Bagnoli has to send his non-scholarship... Read more

Penn football gets three NBC Sports Network games in 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 2:57 PM
The Ivy League announced its slate of football games that will be nationally televised this coming fall on Thursday morning. Penn will be featured three times. A total of seven Ancient Eight conference contests will air on the NBC Sports Network, and one non-conference game will air on CBS Sports... Read more

Previewing Temple's bowl game with ESPN's Brian Griese

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 5:57 PM
It might not be the most glamorous bowl game, but Temple’s football team will get some big exposure by playing in the first bowl game of the season. Their matchup with Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday on ESPN. To preview the game, I chatted with ESPN color analyst Brian... Read more

Video: Chuck Bednarik, Dick Vermeil and Ed Rendell talk about the new Bednarik statue at Franklin Field

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 11:21 PM
I covered the Penn football game for Sunday's Inquirer, and I also wrote a story for the paper about the unveiling of the Chuck Bednarik statue at Franklin Field. There were quite a few big names on hand for the occasion. I talked to Bednarik, Dick Vermeil and Ed Rendell. I'm pretty sure that I don't... Read more

Villanova's Talley trying to avoid distraction from Big East upheaval

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 4:30 PM
I went to the weekly local college football coaches' luncheon this afternoon, mainly on account of the upcoming Villanova-Penn game on Saturday at Franklin Field. The Quakers are looking to beat the Wildcats for literally the first time in a century, while the Wildcats are looking to finally get a... Read more

Video: Penn State-Temple postgame analysis

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 1:24 AM
Even though the game was dull, I had a lot of fun Saturday afternoon jointly hosting our Penn State-Temple live chat with the Inquirer's Jake Kaplan. After the game (finally) ended, I got together with the Inquirer's Keith Pompey and the Daily News' Mike Kern for some postgame analysis, and to look... Read more

Joe Paterno's biggest accomplishment at Penn State

Friday, September 9, 2011, 1:39 PM
I realize it's been a while since I last posted on here. I haven't had much to say about this year's college football season, mainly because I've been so busy with soccer that I don't know how many games I'll get to this fall. I'm already certain that I won't be at any of the local college football... 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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