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Live NCAA Tournament updates

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 5:33 AM
One of the two best days of the college basketball season is upon us. From noon to midnight, we'll be feasting on NCAA Tournament hoops from across the country. You can get updates on all today's action below, and click here for a live scoreboard and stats. I'll be chatting throughout the afternoon... Read more

Here's my bracket. What's yours?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:20 AM
I finally have all my picks in. It took me a while to decide on some of them, but with the First Round starting tonight, there wasn't much time to waste. So here's my bracket. Now I want to see yours. Sign up for Philly.com's NCAA Tournament pick'em contest, and join the "Soft Pretzel Logic Readers"... Read more

Complete NCAA Tournament first and second round schedule

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 4:06 PM
Here it is: the field of 68 teams in this year's NCAA Tournament. Make your picks in Philly.com's March Madness Brackets Contest, and print out your own bracket (.pdf) by clicking here. At the bottom of this post is the transcript of my Selection Show live blog. If you're on a mobile device, click... Read more

Gus Johnson, Marv Albert ready for NCAA Tournament

Friday, March 11, 2011, 8:32 PM
NEW YORK - Every year, CBS Sports holds a press conference on the Tuesday of Championship Week at which reporters can interview the network's executives and NCAA Tournament broadcasters. This year was my third straight time covering the event. The previous two were held in an anonymous and relatively... Read more

CBS and Turner unveil NCAA Tournament TV schedule

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 10:27 AM
This year's NCAA Tournament was already going to be quite different from past years' editions because of the new first-round games. Now we know just how different it will really be. CBS and Turner unveilved their television schedule for the Big Dance today, and it is a dramatic departure from what... Read more

There is no such thing as impossible

Sunday, March 21, 2010, 9:30 PM
[Comment From Philly hustler] Cornell is a pretty good ballclub, but you still shouldn't be losing to an IVY league squad in the big Dance. [Comment From CK] temple's going to lose by 20 pts to an Ivy League team!!! Pathetic! Those remarks were posted in my Cornell-Temple liveblog on Friday. You... Read more

Sweet 16 schedule and annoucers

Sunday, March 21, 2010, 8:18 PM
Here's the schedule of tip times and announcer pairings for the regional semfinals... Thursday 7:07 p.m.: W1. Syracuse vs. W5. Butler at Salt Lake City (Gus Johnson and Len Elmore) 7:27 p.m.: E2. West Virginia vs. E11. Washington at Syracuse (Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas) 9:37 p.m.: W2. Kansas State... Read more

Live blog: Villanova vs. Saint Mary's

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 12:47 AM
On the strength of 32 sensational points from center Omhar Samhan and a combined 29 points from sharpshooting guards Mickey McConnell (15) and Matthew Dellavedova (14), Saint Mary's threw Villanova out of the NCAA Tournament by a 75-68 margin at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. The Gaels... Read more

Live blog: NCAA Tournament Round 1 Day 2

Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:30 AM
And all the years No one knows Just how hard you worked But now it shows As if yesterday's mayhem wasn't enough, we're doing it all over again today. I'm ready if you are. A reminder that our live scoreboard has box scores for every game and a dynamic bracket that updates automatically as results... Read more

Live blog: NCAA Tournament Round 1 Day 1

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 11:53 PM
The ball is tipped And there you are You're running for your life You're a shooting star At long last, the 2010 NCAA Tournament has arrived. I am not traveling to any venues this year, so I'll be taking in March Madness on TV along with all of you. I will be hosting live chats all day today and tomorrow... Read more
About this blog
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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