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Joe Paterno's biggest accomplishment at Penn State

Friday, September 9, 2011, 1:39 PM
I realize it's been a while since I last posted on here. I haven't had much to say about this year's college football season, mainly because I've been so busy with soccer that I don't know how many games I'll get to this fall. I'm already certain that I won't be at any of the local college football... 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

All-City All-Decade Teams: Drexel and Penn

Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 9:30 AM
UPDATE: I admit I should have put Robert Battle on Drexel's all-decade team. I overlooked him, but I got a number of emails and comments on the blog rightly pointing out his career statistics and awards. To make up for that, I'll include Battle in the voting for Drexel player of the decade. That poll... Read more

All-City All-Decade Teams: Saint Joseph's and Villanova

Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 9:30 AM
We move from Broad Street to Lancaster Avenue today, by way of the Roosevelt Expressway and City Avenue. With Saint Joseph's set to visit former Villanova assistant Pat Chambers' Boston University squad tonight, it's a good time to pick the top Hawks and Wildcats players from this decade. Saint Joseph's Jameer... Read more

All-City All-Decade Teams: Temple and La Salle

Monday, December 20, 2010, 9:30 AM
After taking your nominations throughout last week, it's now time to put together the results. Over the next three days, I'll be posting my picks for all-decade teams for each of the City Six schools. Today's teams are Temple and La Salle. Tomorrow will be Villanova and St. Joseph's, and Wednesday... Read more

Brad Stevens' basketball barricade

Sunday, December 5, 2010, 1:07 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Everyone knows about Butler coach Brad Stevens now. There have been a seemingly infinite number of stories written about what he's done, and the way he is, and how Butler has become the model mid-major program in college basketball. But there are still people on this earth... Read more

Can football exist without concussions?

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 9:30 AM
There's been a lot of news this week about concussions in football, and in particular the impact brain injuries have had on football teams in our region. By now, you've probably seen Mike Jensen and Bob Moran's report on the autopsy of former Penn football player Owen Thomas in Tuesday's Inquirer... Read more

There is no such thing as impossible

Sunday, March 21, 2010, 9:30 PM
[Comment From Philly hustler] Cornell is a pretty good ballclub, but you still shouldn't be losing to an IVY league squad in the big Dance. [Comment From CK] temple's going to lose by 20 pts to an Ivy League team!!! Pathetic! Those remarks were posted in my Cornell-Temple liveblog on Friday. You... Read more

Live blog: NCAA Tournament Round 1 Day 2

Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:30 AM
And all the years No one knows Just how hard you worked But now it shows As if yesterday's mayhem wasn't enough, we're doing it all over again today. I'm ready if you are. A reminder that our live scoreboard has box scores for every game and a dynamic bracket that updates automatically as results... Read more

Live blog: NCAA Tournament Round 1 Day 1

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 11:53 PM
The ball is tipped And there you are You're running for your life You're a shooting star At long last, the 2010 NCAA Tournament has arrived. I am not traveling to any venues this year, so I'll be taking in March Madness on TV along with all of you. I will be hosting live chats all day today and tomorrow... 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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