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Crunchy Numbers Week 3: Iowa favored at Penn State?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 10:07 PM
Before we get to the stats, here are a few things worth reading today. First, as it's Tuesday, that means there's a new Forde-Yard Dash. Second, check out this long piece by Andy Katz about how college basketball recruiters are using social networking websites to go around coaches in order to contact... Read more

Spectacle of the Week and Top 10 Chart

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 8:34 PM
Arguably the two best games this Saturday will take place at the same time: USC at Washington and Florida at Tennesse. Both games will kick off at 3:30 p.m., the former on ABC and the latter on CBS. USC-Washington is one of three ABC regional telecasts in that timeslot, and according to the coverage... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 2

Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 7:12 PM
Before we get started, I have a favor to ask. I know many of the local small-college SIDs read this blog. I am not going to be at the coaches luncheon tomorrow, and while I'm pretty sure I'll be covered for Penn and Villanova, if anyone else does a recording of what's said please let me know. Thanks... Read more

Spectacle of the Week and Top 10 Comparison

Thursday, September 10, 2009, 5:57 PM
Time to head back to the ballot box. There are quite a few good games this weekend, highlighted by Notre Dame-Michigan and USC-Ohio State. I will be in Newark, Del., for the Richmond-Delaware game. Kickoff is at 3:30 and I'll try to run a live chat during the first half. I hope you'll join me. I... Read more

Crunchy Football Numbers: Week 1

Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 8:51 PM
So one week of football is in the books. Villanova and Penn State look strong, while Rutgers could be in big trouble after getting blown out at home by Cincinnati. Here's what Sagarin makes of it all. Last week's ranking is in parentheses. Opponents' rankings are listed as last week's followed by... Read more

Small colleges roundup and Top 10 comparison

Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 6:27 PM
Although the Division I football season doesn't start until tomorrow, the region's Division II and Division III schools have already kicked off. Since we'll be hearing from their coaches throughout the fall at the weekly football luncheons, I figure we should get a head start on things by looking... Read more

Football Crunchy Numbers: Preseason Edition

Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 4:43 PM
Now that it's September, we can really say it's football season. And since that's the case, it's time to bring back the football version of Crunchy Numbers. This year, I'm adding in Princeton and Bucknell. They're in the Schuylkill 16 basketball rankings, so I figure I might as well give myself more... Read more

Penn State wins the NIT

Friday, April 3, 2009, 2:05 AM
Okay, so it wasn't the BCS title or the Rose Bowl, and maybe it didn't quite make up for just missing out on the NCAA Tournament. But if you're a Penn State fan, you have to feel reasonably good this morning after the Nittany Lions beat Baylor, 69-63, in the NIT championship game. If nothing else... 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

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 17: Final Edition

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 9:05 PM
ATLANTIC CITY - I admit this was supposed to get out before today's games started. But in addition to having my laptop stolen last night, my inbox was overstuffed and I couldn't get the ballot sent until I got to Boardwalk Hall today. Although La Salle and St. Joe's have already played today, I asked... 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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