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Spectacle of the Week and Top 10 Comparison

Thursday, September 10, 2009, 5:57 PM
Time to head back to the ballot box. There are quite a few good games this weekend, highlighted by Notre Dame-Michigan and USC-Ohio State. I will be in Newark, Del., for the Richmond-Delaware game. Kickoff is at 3:30 and I'll try to run a live chat during the first half. I hope you'll join me. I... Read more

'Nova on 'Big Monday' three times

Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 4:55 PM
ESPN just announced its schedule of "Big Monday" Big East basketball telecasts for the coming season. Villanova will appear three times. Here's the full schedule, with all games starting at 7:00 p.m.: January 11: Villanova at Louisville January 18: Syracuse at Notre Dame January 25: Georgetown... Read more

SEC football in Philadelphia

Friday, July 24, 2009, 4:18 PM
Because this blog does deal with college sports on a fairly regular basis... You may have heard that the Southeastern Conference recently launched its own syndicated TV network in conjunction with the 15-year contract it signed with ESPN last summer. The TV network announcement included a lengthy... Read more

Not celebrating this Holiday

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 10:19 PM
If I may analyze the Sixers' selection of UCLA guard Jrue Holiday from the perspective of a college basketball observer instead of a pro basketball observer... We don't see a lot of Pac-10 basketball on the East Coast. This is in part because the conference's games are on Fox Sports Net, whose telecasts... Read more

Barcelona's ears and Calipari's eyes

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 11:45 PM
Did you get any work done this afternoon? At the very least, I bet you were less productive than you usually are. Literally hundreds of millions of people around the world watched today's titanic Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United, and judging from Twitter and the rest... Read more

You say Philly's a hockey town?

Sunday, April 12, 2009, 1:51 AM
WASHINGTON - We all know that Philadelphia's passion for the Flyers ranks among the strongest of any market in the NHL. But as popular as the team is, the culture of hockey in general here doesn't strike me as being the same as it is in other parts of the United States, especially New England and the... Read more

One Shining Moment

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 1:36 AM
North Carolina 89, Michigan State 72: Box Score | Joe Juliano | ACC Now | Mitch Albom | Seth Davis And of course, the most important part of all... Read more

Xavier coach headed to Arizona

Monday, April 6, 2009, 6:22 PM
Yahoo! Sports and the AP are reporting that Xavier coach Sean Miller has accepted the Arizona job. Last time the Musketeers lost a coach, it was Thad Matta's move to Ohio State. They did pretty well back then; can they do as well this time around? And how do you think this will affect next season's... Read more

Sunday in Detroit

Sunday, April 5, 2009, 9:01 PM
Staff Photographers Eric Mencher and Ron Cortes were out and about in the Motor City today and put together a photo gallery of their travels. Read more

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
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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.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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