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The top seven local college football games of 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 11:00 AM
Having gone through my top college football games of the calendar year, I figure it's only right to do a football list. I'm sure you won't like this one much either. And I made it harder for myself by picking only seven games instead of ten. Why seven? For two reasons. First, there aren't as many... Read more

A look back at Temple's last bowl game

Monday, December 28, 2009, 9:35 PM
As Temple's football team prepares to play in its first bowl game in 30 years, I thought I'd take a look back into the archives at how the Inquirer covered the Owls' win over California in the 1979 Garden State Bowl. The game took place on Saturday, December 16, at Giants Stadium. The Daily News didn't... Read more

Villanova wins national championship

Friday, December 18, 2009, 11:17 PM
Villanova has won the I-AA (FCS if you must) football national championship, beating Montana 23-21 at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Wildcats took a 3-0 lead with a 23-yard Nick Yako field goal midway through the first quarter. But the Grizzlies rallied with two straight touchdowns, sandwiched... Read more

Villanova favored to beat Montana

Friday, December 18, 2009, 1:21 PM
A quick post before I call it a weekend... Jeff Sagarin's computer ratings have No. 35-ranked Villanova as a six-point favorite over No. 61 Montana, 78.35 to 72.18, in tonight's I-AA football national championship game at Chattanooga, Tenn. The game will be televised on ESPN2. I won't be blogging... Read more

Could Big Ten expansion benefit Temple?

Thursday, December 17, 2009, 4:17 PM
It's been out there for a few days now that the Big Ten has waded about half a millimeter into the waters of possibly adding another team. The names I've seen batted around so far are Missouri, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Notre Dame. Adding the Fighting Irish would be the holy grail, of course... Read more

Live blog: Army vs. Navy

Saturday, December 12, 2009, 7:39 AM
It's the Midshipmen's eighth straight win over the Black Knights. It's also the seventh straight Commander in Chief's Trophy for Navy. And it means Temple will face UCLA in the EagleBank Bowl. I did a video with Philly.com's sports staff interviewing tailgaters in the parking lots this morning. Be... Read more

Temple to play in EagleBank Bowl

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 7:32 PM
Temple will play either Army or UCLA in the EagleBank Bowl at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on December 29 at 4:30 p.m. If Army beats Navy, the Owls will play the Black Knights. If the Midshipmen win that game, the Bruins will make the cross-country trip from Westwood to Washington. Temple made... Read more

Life without football

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 1:17 PM
Game 13: Drexel 49, Northeastern 47 I had the choice yesterday of covering Penn State at Temple or Northeastern at Drexel. While there was more talent on the floor at the Liacouras Center, I went with the CAA matchup because it was a conference game and because it was closer. Lo and behold, it also... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 13: How high will Villanova climb?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 11:06 PM
And you thought we were done with this. Not yet. We'll keep it going until Villanova's season ends. But we'll keep things short because most of the local teams' seasons are over. Rutgers also has another game left, at home against West Virginia at noon Saturday on ESPN2. Villanova's 3:30 p.m. kickoff... Read more

Villanova football beats Holy Cross, 38-28

Saturday, November 28, 2009, 12:40 PM
Villanova's football team beat Holy Cross, 38-28, in the first round of the I-AA playoffs at Villanova Stadium. The Wildcats will host the winner of New Hampshire-McNeese State in the second round next weekend. Since the game wasn't on TV, you would think it would make sense for me to have done a... 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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