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One-on-one with Jay Bilas

Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 3:58 PM
(In a conversational sense. Not on the basketball court, thankfully.) Say what you will about ESPN's Jay Bilas, but he gets to see some pretty good games this week. After calling Georgetown-Syracuse last night, Bilas will be courtside at the Wachovia Center for Notre Dame-Villanova tomorrow. Then... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: Temple, 'Nova far ahead of the pack

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 3:41 PM
I've been working on a project over the last few days, so I haven't had time to dig too deep. But it's definitely worth noting that the only teams in the Schuylkill 16 with wins over Top 50 RPI teams are Temple and Villanova. The Patriot League could produce a local champion, but other than that,... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: 'Nova, Temple suited just fine

Monday, January 11, 2010, 2:39 PM
As Villanova gets ready to visit Louisville tonight, the Wildcats are looking pretty good in the computer rankings. For the first time this season, 'Nova is ranked 10th in both the RPI and Sagarin index. Temple is flying high too, at No. 15 in Sagarin and a gaudy No. 3 in the RPI. There are people... Read more

Game 20: Georgetown 72, Connecticut 69

Saturday, January 9, 2010, 11:29 PM
WASHINGTON - I'm here for the weekend for some family stuff, and since I had the afternoon free I headed downtown to watch Georgetown and Connecticut face off at the Verizon Center. As the Hoyas will be in Philadelphia on Sunday to face Villanova, I figured it would be a good chance to see John Thompson... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: New Orleans in March sounds nice

Monday, January 4, 2010, 11:12 PM
Though we heard from Joe Lunardi on Saturday, it's been a while since we last checked out Bracketology. Now seems as good a time as ever to do something about that, especially with the Boise State-TCU national championship game on TV in the background. (Oh well.) Let's start with Villanova, which... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: Basketball tip-off edition

Thursday, December 24, 2009, 12:06 AM
With typos corrected (twice). Argh. Before you head off for Christmas, here's an appetizer to set up your weekend feasting. It's the first Crunchy Numbers of the basketball season. This year, I'm going to do the Schuylkill 16 NCAA Tournament teamsheet compilation each week in addition to the City... Read more

Could Big Ten expansion benefit Temple?

Thursday, December 17, 2009, 4:17 PM
It's been out there for a few days now that the Big Ten has waded about half a millimeter into the waters of possibly adding another team. The names I've seen batted around so far are Missouri, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Notre Dame. Adding the Fighting Irish would be the holy grail, of course... Read more

Profiting from Isaiah

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 9:17 PM
Updated after the La Salle-South Carolina game. See below. WASHINGTON - Let me start by saying that I missed both the Villanova and Penn State games this afternoon. I had the nerve to step away from sports for a few hours. Apologies for that. But I followed the Wildcats' 69-68 win on Twitter, and... Read more

College football quackery

Friday, October 30, 2009, 12:51 PM
GREENWICH, Conn. - I'm en route to Providence for the Penn-Brown game at the moment, and I know I owe you a blog post heading into the weekend. So here it is. For yet another week, there aren't many great college football games this Saturday. I wasn't going to do a Spectacle of the Week poll initially... Read more

More Big East hoops analysis

Monday, October 26, 2009, 6:51 AM
Last week at Big East men's basketball media day, I took my video camera around and interviewed a bunch of reporters to get their predictions on how the season will play out. The piece is finally ready, and here it is. I talked to Joe Juliano of the Inquirer, Mike Kern of the Daily News, Liz Clarke... 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.

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