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Video: Chuck Bednarik, Dick Vermeil and Ed Rendell talk about the new Bednarik statue at Franklin Field

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 11:21 PM
I covered the Penn football game for Sunday's Inquirer, and I also wrote a story for the paper about the unveiling of the Chuck Bednarik statue at Franklin Field. There were quite a few big names on hand for the occasion. I talked to Bednarik, Dick Vermeil and Ed Rendell. I'm pretty sure that I don't... Read more

Villanova's Talley trying to avoid distraction from Big East upheaval

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 4:30 PM
I went to the weekly local college football coaches' luncheon this afternoon, mainly on account of the upcoming Villanova-Penn game on Saturday at Franklin Field. The Quakers are looking to beat the Wildcats for literally the first time in a century, while the Wildcats are looking to finally get a... Read more

A win for the home team

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 7:07 PM
It's hard enough for some of us to throw ourselves two meters in the air backwards over a horizontal pole. It's probably a bit more difficult to do it in front of 40,000 fans screaming themselves hoarse in the middle of a USA vs. the World relay. And it's at another level entirely when the best high... Read more

An end-of-the-season Schuylkill 16

Friday, April 8, 2011, 4:35 PM
Now that college basketball has left us for another year, I figured it would be a good idea to give you all one more chance to comment on how the season played out. So here one last edition of the Schuylkill 16. Do you agree with the rankings? Have your say in the comments. 1. Temple, 9 points (9... Read more

Q&A with Ivy League executive director Robin Harris

Friday, March 25, 2011, 1:28 AM
Warning: As happens on here every once in a while, this is a long post. I've been meaning to put it up for some time, but I wasn't able to get it all together until now. Even though we're already halfway through the Sweet 16, allow me to take you back for a moment to the day before Selection Sunday... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 2010-11: Week 18

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 4:07 PM
As we get set to tip off the NCAA Tournament tonight, here's your take on how the local teams stack up against each other. One last reminder to make your selections in's NCAA Tournament Pick'Em contest. You can join the Soft Pretzel Logic readers group by clicking here. 1. Temple, 20 points -... Read more

Local coaches make their Final Four picks

Monday, March 14, 2011, 8:29 PM
Local coaches make their Final Four picks This time of year is full of rituals. One of my favorites comes on the morning after Selection Sunday, when all six local Division I men's basketball coaches gather at the Palestra for a breakfast fundraiser to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer. No one will ever... Read more

Video: Jerome Allen interview

Monday, March 14, 2011, 8:17 PM
My interview with Penn coach Jerome Allen at the 2011 Coaches vs. Cancer March Madness Tip-Off Breakfast. Read more

Catching up with Glen Miller

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 11:14 AM
Glen Miller on Connecticut's bench during the Big East Tournament, along with Huskies assistant coach George Blaney and head coach Jim Calhoun. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ Here's a little something for all the Penn fans who will spend this Selection Sunday buried under the covers with their... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 2010-11: Week 17

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 4:03 PM
NEW YORK - Sorry this is a day late. I was going to post it yesterday, but then the refereeing mess happened in the Rutgers-St. John's game so I decided to write about that. I should note that ballots were cast before that game, so they don't reflect Rutgers' loss. But if you read all the way to the... 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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