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2014 Big 5 Hall of Fame class announced

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 10:44 AM
This year's Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame class has been announced. I'm pretty sure you will be familiar with the honorees: former Saint Joseph's sharpshooter Pat Carroll, former Penn guard Michael Jordan, former La Salle forward Crista Ricketts, and longtime college basketball writer Dick Weiss... Read more

A few minutes with Joe Lunardi

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 9:15 PM
One of the side benefits to covering the Drexel-St. Joe's game Wednesday night was catching up with Joe Lunardi, the bracketologist who also does color commentary on the Hawks' radio broadcasts. As often happens during our chats, we bounced around a bunch of local and national subjects. Here's... Read more

Steve Bilsky reflects on his time as Penn’s athletic director

Friday, November 22, 2013, 4:05 PM
Although Thursday's announcement that Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky will retire in June was not expected, it also was not surprising. As Penn's release with the news noted, Bilsky just finished an enormous capital campaign that raised $125 million. Since returning to his alma mater 20 years... Read more

This season’s Big 5 TV schedule and unofficial doubleheaders

Friday, November 8, 2013, 3:40 PM
I always intend to do this every year, and more often than not I forget. I remembered this time, even if it was just a few hours before the start of the season. Here’s the schedule of all of this season’s Big 5 City Series games and how you can (or can’t, in a few cases) watch them... Read more

Penn men's basketball 2013-14 schedule unveiled

Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 1:18 PM
Earlier this month, we learned Penn's slate of Ivy League games in the coming season. Now we have the full schedule for the 2013 campaign. Here it is: Saturday, November 9: vs. Temple Tuesday, November 12: at Monmouth Sunday, November 16: vs. Penn State Friday, November 22: at Iowa Tuesday, November... Read more

Penn basketball set for trip to Italy

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 2:05 PM
The Penn basketball team is headed to Italy on Thursday for a 10-day trip. Before the Quakers left town, Jerome Allen and some of his players chatted with reporters about expectations for the tour, and how things have gone so far this summer. Head coach Jerome Allen Talk about the importance of... Read more

Penn football picked to win Ivy League

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 10:44 AM
Penn's football team has been picked first in the Ivy League preseason poll, which was released Tuesday morning. The Quakers are going for their third consecutive outright conference title, and their fourth in five years. The former feat has only been accomplished once (Penn from 1984-86), and the... Read more

Penn basketball's Ivy League schedule confirmed

Monday, August 5, 2013, 12:26 PM
Penn hasn't released it's men's basketball schedule yet, but since Princeton has, we now know the Quakers' conference schedule for the coming season. The biggest news items are these: the Tigers will be paying an early visit to the Palestra to start Ivy League play on January 11, and defending champion... Read more

Bill Cosby to perform at Palestra after Temple-Penn Big 5 game

Friday, July 19, 2013, 3:41 PM
November 9 was always going to be a big day on 33rd Street. It just got a lot bigger. We already know it's Homecoming weekend at Penn. So what's likely to be the season's biggest crowd will be on hand for the Quakers' football game against Princeton at 12 p.m. There's also the men's basketball season... Read more

Ivy League launches conference-wide digital broadcast network

Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:29 AM
Ever since conferences started running their own digital video packages, Ivy League fans have wanted in on the action. But for the last few years, Ancient Eight fans have had to pay for each individual school's streaming service. In addition to being a logistical hassle, that could get pretty expensive... 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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