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Saluting the voice of Franklin Field

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 9:42 AM
There has been plenty written already about the action we will see on the feild today, especially regarding Villanova and Penn state. So I wanted to take a bit of a different tack. Last Saturday marked the end of a significant era. For the last 50 years, C.T. Alexander has served as the public address... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 2010-11: Week 1

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 9:00 AM
It did not take long for the voting to become a head-to-head contest for the top spot between Villanova and Temple. All of the No. 1 votes cast this week went to the Wildcats or the Owls, and they were spread out pretty evenly. One quick note before we get to the rankings: I'll be at the Pavilion... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 2010-11: Preseason Rankings

Friday, November 12, 2010, 10:22 AM
Although the college basketball season officially started on Tuesday, tonight is the unofficial opening night for the game in the region. Five of the City Six teams are in action, and of the Schuylkill 16: City Six Games Seton Hall at Temple, 7:00 p.m. (no TV or radio) Columbia at La Salle, 7:00... Read more

Paterno's quest highlights local football slate

Saturday, November 6, 2010, 7:59 AM
I wasn't able to get to the local college football coaches' luncheon this week, so I don't have any anecdotes or great storylines to share about today's games. The biggest story is well-known to all of you anyway: Joe Paterno's quest for his 400th career win as Penn State hosts Northwestern. Here... Read more

The Heisman Trophy comes to Philadelphia

Saturday, October 30, 2010, 9:38 AM
This is a relatively minor item as things go, but I thought it would be an unusual way to start off this week's local college football preview post. The Heisman Trophy Trust is in town today to present the Penn athletic department with one of the eponymous pieces of hardware. It is in honor of the... Read more

'Nova football to make Big East decision in December

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 10:25 PM
We have spent a fair amount of time this season talking on here and elsewhere about Villanova's potential move to the Big East for football. I don't think it's sticking my neck out there too much to say that much of the conversation has been based a lot more on speculation than fact. Here's something... Read more

Sagarin predictions for today's games

Saturday, October 9, 2010, 7:00 AM
It's a relatively quiet weekend on the local college football scene, as none of the region's Division I teams are playing at home. Temple is at Northern Illinois, Penn is at Bucknell, and Villanova has a bye week. The closest Division I-A home games to us are Penn State's homecoming clash with Illinois... Read more

Villanova prepares for biggest road test

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 12:04 PM
Villanova football coach Andy Talley announced yesterday that Wildcats star Matt Szczur is "questionable" for Saturday's big game at William & Mary, and will likely be a "game-time decision." "We're not sure where he is at this point," Talley said. "It's just... Read more

Penn, Temple done in by mistakes

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 1:21 AM
The words could have come from the mouth of Al Bagnoli or Al Golden. "This whole game, I thought we had a chance," the losing coach said. "One of the problems in this game is you can't make a mistake. Your margin of error is basically nil, and we made some big mistakes." In this... Read more

Penn, Temple face long odds this weekend

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 10:00 AM
Penn coach Al Bagnoli threw the gauntlet down early at yesterday's local college football coaches luncheon - and he was aiming at his own team. The Quakers travel to No. 1-ranked Villanova on Saturday riding a 99-year losing streak against the Wildcats. Just in case you thought things might change... 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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