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Penn State

How much was 'Nova hurt by UConn loss?

Friday, February 19, 2010, 4:21 PM
I've been wondering for a few days how badly Villanova was hurt in the rankings by Monday's loss to Connecticut, and today I finally had time to look it up. Obviously there have been games since then, but not so many that the numbers aren't still fair. The answer seems to be that the Wildcats didn't... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 15: A dent in Villanova's armor?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 10:09 PM
Boy, this week's rankings are all over the place. Villanova and Temple are still 1-2, but the Owls snatched a first-place vote on the basis of the Wildcats' loss. Princeton is up to fifth, St. Joe's is ninth and Penn State just barely edged out Bucknell for 11th. All the way at the bottom, Penn's... Read more

Game 27: Penn 79, Cornell 64

Friday, February 12, 2010, 4:40 PM
Yes, this really just happened. And no, I can't believe it either. Behind 24 points from Jack Eggleston and 22 from Zack Rosen, Penn upset two-time defending Ivy League champion Cornell at the Palestra, 79-64. The Quakers shot 56.5 percent from the field and won at home for the first time since February... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 14: 'Nova unanimous

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 8:37 PM
For the first time since December 9, Villanova is the unanimous No. 1 team in the Schuylkill 16 rankings. Temple is the unanimous No. 2, and Drexel is up to No. 3. I wonder what would have happened had Temple not lost at Richmond, but even if they had, Villanova's win at West Virginia was really impressive... Read more

A blizzard of Crunchy Numbers

Friday, February 5, 2010, 3:20 PM
Corrected after nayr83 pointed out in the comments that La Salle at Temple wasn't an official Big 5 game. The official schedule is here, if you're wondering. PROVIDENCE, R.I. - For as much as I enjoy train travel, five hours is a long time to sit and look out the window. So as my train to Boston makes... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 13: Who's last?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 6:50 PM
First of all, you can follow tonight's games with our live scoreboards: Duquesne at Temple Richmond at Saint Joseph's Penn State at Ohio State Second, the Inquirer's Daily Sports Poll would like to know how far you think Villanova will go this season. I'm sure you'll vote early and often. Given... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 12: Boxed in

Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:37 PM
I'm working on Philly.com's sports desk, which means that for yet another night I'm not at any games. But at least I'm still employed, which counts for something from what I can tell. To make up for it, you can follow all of tonight's action via our live stats pages. Here are tonight's City Six results: -... Read more

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

The Schuylkill 16 Week 11: St. Joe's plateaus

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 3:47 PM
There's a ton of stuff in the papers today. I would recommend reading Dick Jerardi's column about Lionel Simmons first, especially if you weren't in town during La Salle's glory days. There's also some breaking news this afternoon from Philly Hoops Insider: Penn's basketball team has landed 6-8, 225-pound... 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
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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.

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