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Penn men's basketball assistant coach Mike Martin takes head coaching job at Brown

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 12:55 PM
After a few weeks of rumors that it might happen, Penn men's basketball coach Mike Martin has been hired by Brown University as the program's new head coach. The news was first reported by CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman, and has since been confirmed by Brown's athletic department. Current Penn assistant... Read more

Ivy League decides against basketball conference tournaments

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 3:20 PM
The Ivy League announced Thursday afternoon that it will not be moving forward with a proposal for postseason tournaments in men's and women's basketball. This decision was made during the conference's spring meeting of athletic directors in Red Bank, N.J. I sent an e-mail to Penn athletic director... Read more

Ivy League strikes major national television deal with NBC Sports Network

Monday, May 7, 2012, 3:08 PM
It is no stretch to say that this is a day that Ivy League sports fans have been waiting years for. The conference has struck a major national TV deal with NBC Sports Network to broadcast football, men's basketball and lacrosse. "I think this is a great television package for the Ivy League and will... Read more

Video: Local college storylines at Penn Relays

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4:27 PM
Joe Juliano and I got together for a quick chat Thursday afternoon to look at some of the major storylines for local college teams at the Penn Relays. We discussed whether Villanova's Sheila Reid can finally add a Championship of America to her long résumé of success; whether Villanova's... Read more

Ivy League men's basketball coaches to propose conference tournament

Saturday, April 14, 2012, 2:43 PM
SECOND UPDATE: I got a statement from Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky on Monday and have added it below. FIRST UPDATE: I got a call late Saturday night from a spokesperson at the Ivy League office who told me that the coaches' proposal does NOT include the removal of a conference game, but instead... Read more

Penn's Zack Rosen wins Big 5 Player of the Year

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 3:55 PM
When Zack Rosen got to Penn four years ago, his potential as a program leader became clear almost right away. But few people, if anyone, could have forseen at that point just how extraordinary Rosen's career on 33rd Street would be. Rosen never made it to college basketball's version of the promised... Read more

Penn to host Butler in second round of CBI

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 11:54 PM
The Gazelle Group, which organizes the College Basketball Invitational tournament, announced late Wednesday night that Penn will host Butler in a second round game this coming Monday. Penn beat Quinnipiac, 74-63, on Wednesday night at the Palestra, and Butler routed Delaware, 75-58, at Hinkle Fieldhouse... Read more

Four postseason games in the city Wednesday night

Sunday, March 11, 2012, 9:24 PM
The NIT schedule is out, and Drexel, La Salle and St. Joe's will all play first-round home games Wednesday night. Combined with Penn's participation in the CBI, it means that there will be four games going on simultaneously across the city. The NIT matchups are as follows: 3. La Salle vs. 6. Minnesota... Read more

Zack Rosen wins Ivy League Player of the Year in unanimous vote

Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 3:49 PM
In theory, there was never any doubt. And in practice, there wasn't any doubt either. Penn guard Zack Rosen was the unanimous choice for Ivy League player of the year in a vote of the conference's eight coaches. Rosen is the fourth player to receive the Player of the Year honor in a unanimous vote... Read more

'You either win it or you don’t'

Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 12:40 AM
PRINCETON, N.J. - Here’s a transcript of Penn’s postgame press conference after the Quakers’ 62-52 loss to Princeton at Jadwin Gym. It includes quotes from coach Jerome Allen, guard Zack Rosen and forward Rob Belcore. I’ve also transcribed some highlights of Princeton’s... 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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