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More on the NCAA Tournament announcement

Monday, September 21, 2009, 6:45 PM
The Daily News posted word earlier today that Philadelphia will host first- and second-round games in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. I figure I should post the full list of announced cities, since you might be wondering. Today's announcement included venues for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCAA Tournaments... Read more

Spectacle of the Week and Top 10 Chart

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 8:34 PM
Arguably the two best games this Saturday will take place at the same time: USC at Washington and Florida at Tennesse. Both games will kick off at 3:30 p.m., the former on ABC and the latter on CBS. USC-Washington is one of three ABC regional telecasts in that timeslot, and according to the coverage... Read more

Hoops marathon, local football and other tidbits

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 6:08 PM
I'm sure most of you have heard this by now, but just in case you haven't, Temple and Drexel will be a part of ESPN's 24-hour college basketball marathon on Nov. 17. It will be the Dragons' second straight appearance on what has become college basketball's unofficial Opening Day. They will travel... Read more

One-on-one with CAA commissioner Tom Yeager

Monday, September 14, 2009, 7:24 PM
Life is pretty good for the Colonial Athletic Association these days. After three wins over I-A football teams in Week 1, New Hampshire routed defending MAC runners-up Ball State and James Madison took Maryland to overtime in College Park before losing by a field goal. (The latter of which wasn't... Read more

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
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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.

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