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The Schuylkill 16 2009-10: Opening Week

Friday, November 13, 2009, 3:22 PM
This isn't really a preseason version of the poll, because the season is already underway. And it's not really fair to call it a Week 1 poll, because there hasn't been a full week of games yet for all the teams. So we're going to call this the Opening Week edition of the Schuylkill 16. The next edition... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 10: Heading towards history?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 9:35 PM
Let's start tonight by setting out the agenda for the rest of the week. After going to the football coaches' luncheon tomorrow, and I'll post the Spectacle of the Week poll and Top 10 chart on Thursday this week. On Friday, you'll get the season's first edition of the Schuylkill 16 rankings. Then... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 9: Pryor restraint

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 9:24 PM
There are two big games this week. Penn State hosts a rather underwhelming Ohio State team, with much of the talk centered on Terrelle Pryor's first game at Beaver Stadium with the Buckeyes. At the same time, Villanova travels to FCS No. 1-ranked Richmond in the CAA's game of the year. We can talk... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 8

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 10:40 PM
With all due respect to Penn State, the biggest game of this weekend is probably Temple at Navy. The Owls are a win away from becoming bowl eligible for the first time since they won seven games in 1990. They haven't actually played in a bowl game since beating California, 28-15, in the 1979 Garden... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 7: Villanova in the spotlight

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 7:48 PM
Lots of stuff to talk about today, and we’ll start by looking ahead to tomorrow. Tomorrow is Big East men’s basketball media day at Madison Square Garden, and I’ll be there bright and early to bring you live coverage all day. I’ll also have a few new hoops-related treats to... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 6: Penn State falls again

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 10:35 PM
A schedule update to start things off. After tomorrow afternoon's football coaches luncheon, I am headed to Washington to cover the U.S.-Costa Rica soccer game for the Inquirer. Many of you have heard by now that star U.S. forward Charlie Davies was seriously injured in a car crash in the early hours... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 5, USA-Honduras TV info

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 1:01 PM
NOTE: This post has been updated from the original version... Let's start with a bit of housekeeping (with apologies to Dan Levy), because the next few weeks are going to be a bit busy here on the blog. This coming Saturday, I'll be at Franklin Field to cover the Bucknell-Penn football game for the... Read more

Casey Stengel and Joe Paterno

Thursday, October 1, 2009, 7:08 PM
After last week's upheaval, there are more than a few people out there wondering whether any teams in college football can actually play this game. Florida and Texas seem to be the two top teams in the country, but they haven't really been tested yet. And as they're both off this week, we'll have... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 4: Déja vu at Penn?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 8:40 PM
Okay, let's see here. We have on our hands a local I-AA football team that played at Franklin Field on Sept. 19, employs a spread-option offense and is using two quarterbacks at the moment. Yes, that description now applies to Penn as well as Villanova. I wasn't in Easton this past weekend for the... Read more

Spectacle of the Week and Top 10 Chart

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 9:21 PM
There aren't too many blockbuster games this weekend, but the ones we do have should be worth watching. Obviously, a lot of folks around here will be paying attention to Iowa at Penn State. But the games I think will be best are Cal at Oregon and Miami at Virginia Tech. All four teams would make big... 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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