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Penn State wins the NIT

Friday, April 3, 2009, 2:05 AM
Okay, so it wasn't the BCS title or the Rose Bowl, and maybe it didn't quite make up for just missing out on the NCAA Tournament. But if you're a Penn State fan, you have to feel reasonably good this morning after the Nittany Lions beat Baylor, 69-63, in the NIT championship game. If nothing else... Read more

Welcome to Championship Week

Monday, March 9, 2009, 2:13 AM
We have reached the greatest time of year for college basketball fans. March Madness has not truly arrived yet, but Championship Week is the opening act for the biggest party in sports. Before we get there, however, we need to take a look back at an exhilarating weekend of hoops. There were big games... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 shot of the year?

Friday, March 6, 2009, 1:30 AM
This post was originally going to be about the great display of Fran Dunphy offense that Temple put on against St. Joe's tonight at the Liacouras Center: 16 assists on 21 made field goals, only nine turnovers and 1.03 points per possession. But at the very end of a big night of local hoops, Penn State's... Read more

Line of the Day

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 1:24 AM
Tonight's honor goes to Episcopal Academy grad Gerald Henderson for leading Duke to a hard-fought 78-67 win at Maryland. I'm usually at the front of the line when it comes to criticizing the hype the Blue Devils get from the national media, but tonight I have to tip my hat to them. The Comcast Center... Read more

Game 17: Penn 73, Brown 52

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 1:28 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Was this the night it finally came together for Penn? Thanks to a strong defensive effort and big offensive games from sophomore guards Tyler Bernardini and Harrison Gaines, the Quakers blew out Brown, 73-52, in front of an announced and late-arriving crowd of 1,139 at the Pizzitola... Read more

Temple-St. Joe's aftermath

Friday, February 13, 2009, 2:23 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - One of my main rules when watching college basketball is that if a team is up by 10 points with a minute to play, the game is not necessarily over. I have believed that since the night of January 27, 2001, and those of you who follow the ACC know exactly why. You probably remember... Read more

Dos a cero

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 12:53 AM
Lots of results flying around tonight: La Salle over GW at Tom Gola, Drexel upsetting Northeastern in Boston, Dayton routing Xavier at home, Connecticut blowing out Syracuse in Storrs, and North Carolina exploding past Duke in the second half for a 101-87 triumph. It was the first time in 457 games... Read more

Revenge is served

Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 1:15 AM
That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? Marquette made things interesting with a barrage of early three-pointers, but Villanova closed the first half on a 22-8 run and hit 15 of their first 19 shots in the second half en route to a 102-84 blowout of the Golden Eagles at the Pavilion. While it wasn't... Read more

Who's best in the Big 5?

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 10:33 PM
My post last night generated a great debate in the comments about who the best player in the Big 5 is this season. So with Temple's game against Saint Louis literally the only sporting contest in town tonight, I figured I'd keep the debate going by asking all of you to cast your vote. Naturally, the... Read more

The Meeks shall inherit SportsCenter

Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 11:38 PM
The University of Kentucky has been fielding varsity men's basketball teams since 1903. A lot of them have been quite good. But until tonight, not once in all those years had a Wildcat scored 54 points in a single game. Ladies and gentlemen, we present Jodie Meeks. Yes, that's right. Fifty-four points... 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
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