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Projecting the West Region

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 11:19 PM
We have made it all the way across the country now. While the West may not have the star power of the other regions, it's the hardest one of all for me to figure out. Part of that stems from not being familiar with a number of the teams in the region, most notably BYU and Vanderbilt. But more than... Read more

Obama picks Cornell over Temple

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 2:03 PM
I think I know where this is going, and rather fast... We learned yesterday that President Obama has Villanova in his Final Four. Today we got the rest of the bracket, and Obama has Temple losing to Cornell in the first round. You can see Obama's bracket here. ESPN has made the video of his bracket... Read more

Projecting the Midwest Region

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 12:41 AM
A reminder that you can pick agaist me as part of's NCAA Tournament Pick'Em Contest. Click here to join the group of Soft Pretzel Logic readers. The group name is Soft Pretzel Logic and the password is pretzel. Same for the round-by-round contest here. Also, as some of you may have heard... Read more

Catching up with T.J. Sorrentine

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 8:02 PM
I made a reference a couple of days ago to the last time Vermont played Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament. The moment I saw the draw go up, I knew I had to try to get in touch with T.J. Sorrentine, who hit perhaps the most famous three-pointers in Catamounts history. Fortunately, I didn't have to look... Read more

Obama has Villanova in Final Four

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 7:15 PM
Among the many tasks I've done while at is moderating comments on our site's blog posts and news articles. So I have a hunch that what I'm about to write will generate a rather substantial reaction. President Obama has picked Villanova to go to the Final Four. For the second year in a... Read more

Projecting the South Region

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 6:54 AM
Before we get this started, you should know that Scottie Reynolds was voted as a first team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. For full disclosure, I am a member of the USBWA, as are many of the college basketball writers at the Inquirer and Daily News. Reynolds was a first-teamer... Read more

Projecting the East Region

Monday, March 15, 2010, 3:18 PM
Each year, I go through all four regions and explain my pick for each game. Here’s my breakdown of the East Region. First round 1. Kentucky over 16. East Tennessee State Easy enough. 8. Texas over 9. Wake Forest I’m one of many people who is shocked at how far Texas has fallen since... Read more

You vs. Me

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 10:40 PM
I am well aware that many of you think I have no idea what I'm talking about. And as happens every year, you now have the chance to prove it. I've set up a special group within's NCAA Tournament pick'em game for Soft Pretzel Logic readers. I hope you'll join me. There's a full-bracket... Read more

The NCAA Tournament's Philly flavor

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 7:32 PM
We already know about Temple, Villanova and even Lehigh. But Philadelphia's influence on the NCAA Tournament goes way beyond that. I've compiled a catalog of every player and head coach with ties to the Philadelphia area, as well as a list of all the teams in the NCAA Tournament that played against... Read more

Live blog: NCAA Tournament Selection Show

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 1:10 PM
We like to say that the first Thursday and Friday of the NCAA Tournament are the best days of the year in sports. But for many college basketball fans, Selection Sunday is the most nerve-wracking. It won't be as bad around here as it could be, because we know that Temple, Villanova and Lehigh are... 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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