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Video: Joe Juliano previews the Notre Dame-Alabama BCS title game

Thursday, January 3, 2013, 12:46 PM
The echoes have been awakened as Notre Dame prepares to face Alabama in the BCS title game. CineSport's Tara Petrolino and The Inquirer's Joe Juliano preview the matchup of traditional college football powers. Read more

The Big East is dead (or at least dying). Long live the Big East.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 9:32 AM
UPDATE: When I originally wrote this post Tuesday morning, I did not mean it to be entirely serious. It was just an idea to kick around. But now's Andy Katz is reporting that the Atlantic 10 is in fact open to welcoming the Big East's Catholic contingent. As such, this idea becomes a lot... Read more

Notre Dame leaving Big East for Atlantic Coast Conference

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 10:17 AM
UPDATE: Here's a column from The Inquirer's Mike Jensen assessing the move, including its impact on Villanova and Temple. The Big East's efforts to remain among the elite conferences in college sports has suffered another big blow, as Notre Dame has announced it is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference... Read more

Drexel's Frantz Massenat, Lehigh's C.J. McCollum ranked among nation's best players

Friday, July 13, 2012, 1:05 PM
I don't normally pay attention to offseason rankings of players, teams, coaches, arenas, and so forth. But if you're going to claim that a player from Lehigh is among the 10 best in the nation, I'll perk up. That's what The Big Lead has done today. Jason McIntyre ranks Mountain Hawks guard C.J. McCollum... Read more

Live chat: 2012 NBA Draft

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 10:56 AM
Three years ago, I took it upon myself to step over the line that divides college basketball from the pros, and wrote a post criticizing the 76ers' first-round selection in the 2009 NBA Draft. "I was under the impression that the Sixers needed point guard help right now," I said at the time, and it... Read more

Philly native Dion Waiters to leave Syracuse for the NBA

Monday, March 26, 2012, 7:24 PM
Fresh off helping Syracuse reach the Elite Eight, Philadelphia native Dion Waiters announced Monday night that he will leave the program, hire an agent and head for the NBA. Waiters posted this farewell message to Orange fans on Twitter: I just want to thank everybody who supported me my two years... Read more

The soul of the Big East

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 12:44 PM
WASHINGTON - Sometimes I write posts based on facts, and sometimes I write posts based on opinions. This post is squarely in the latter category, save for a few facts that should be established at the start. On Saturday, I watched a college basketball game between a private university with an undergraduate... Read more

One-on-one with Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 8:50 PM
As those of you who saw Sunday’s Inquirer know, I spent this past weekend in Boston for the Penn-Harvard football game. The night before the football game, Harvard’s men’s basketball team played a preseason exhibition against MIT, their neighbors down the subway line in Cambridge... Read more

NCAA Tournament Regional Final TV schedule

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 6:45 AM
Whether you like mid-major insurgents or established powerhouses, there will be some very good hoops today and tomorrow. Which teams do you think will advance to the Final Four in Houston? Saturday, March 26 Southeast Region at New Orleans, La. (Gus Johnson, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller and Marty Snider) 8... Read more

Catching up with Glen Miller

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 11:14 AM
Glen Miller on Connecticut's bench during the Big East Tournament, along with Huskies assistant coach George Blaney and head coach Jim Calhoun. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ Here's a little something for all the Penn fans who will spend this Selection Sunday buried under the covers with their... 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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