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Welcome to the circus

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 9:31 AM
This blog has a long history of celebrating spectacles in college sports, so why not do it again? Yes, I have nothing better to do at 9:30 on a Wednesday morning than liveblog John Calipari's press conference at Kentucky. But we can talk about whatever else you want too. Read more

Dominoes falling at Kentucky, Memphis

Monday, March 30, 2009, 4:39 PM
We've barely just finished the regional finals and already the coaching carousel is spinning at top speed. The Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting that Kentucky is on the verge of hiring John Calipari to replace Billy Gillispie as its basketball coach. At the same time, the Memphis Commercial Appeal... Read more

Connecticut's mess

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 5:12 PM
I only just now got around to reading Yahoo! Sports' exposé on the NCAA rules Connecticut violated in recruiting guard Nate Miles. I suspect a number of you have seen it already today but as I write this there is about to be a press conference in Storrs to address the mater. The story is really... Read more

Penn State in, City Six out of NIT

Sunday, March 15, 2009, 9:29 PM
St. Joe's, Drexel and La Salle were all left out of the NIT, whose field was just announced. Penn State is in, however, and will host CAA runners-up George Mason in the first round. That game will take place at 8 p.m. Tuesday and will air on ESPNU. Other notable matchups include Georgetown at Baylor... Read more

The biggest Selection Show party ever

Sunday, March 15, 2009, 5:38 PM
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Six

Friday, March 13, 2009, 3:00 AM
ATLANTIC CITY - I know at least a few of you stayed up, because at the end of each extra session Twitter and my BlackBerry lit up like the string of neon hotel marquees along the Boardwalk. Maybe some of you gave up at the end of regulation, or after one overtime, or two, or three... or four... or... Read more

Eye on the Eye

Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 8:57 PM
NEW YORK - Sometimes, you go to “media availability” events and they feel really canned, and you leave thinking you haven’t learned anything. This afternon’s luncheon with CBS Sports executives and broadcasters previewing the network’s NCAA Tournament coverage was the... 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

Serving statistics and a look ahead

Monday, March 2, 2009, 1:32 AM
Time for another compilation of data from Basketball State's NCAA Tournament teamsheets. Before we start, though, I think it's worth taking a moment to lay out where the blog is headed over the next few weeks. First of all, because of Villanova's game tonight at Notre Dame, the Schuylkill 16 poll... 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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