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Game 6: Penn 74, Lafayette 65

Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 1:49 AM
It's news enough these days that Penn won a basketball game, in this case beating Lafayette 74-65 at the Palestra. And while the Leopards did not present much of a test to Penn's offense, especially in the paint, there were still two things worth noting last night. The first is that the Quakers summoned... Read more

Saluting the voice of Franklin Field

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 9:42 AM
There has been plenty written already about the action we will see on the feild today, especially regarding Villanova and Penn state. So I wanted to take a bit of a different tack. Last Saturday marked the end of a significant era. For the last 50 years, C.T. Alexander has served as the public address... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 2010-11: Week 1

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 9:00 AM
It did not take long for the voting to become a head-to-head contest for the top spot between Villanova and Temple. All of the No. 1 votes cast this week went to the Wildcats or the Owls, and they were spread out pretty evenly. One quick note before we get to the rankings: I'll be at the Pavilion... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 2010-11: Preseason Rankings

Friday, November 12, 2010, 10:22 AM
Although the college basketball season officially started on Tuesday, tonight is the unofficial opening night for the game in the region. Five of the City Six teams are in action, and of the Schuylkill 16: City Six Games Seton Hall at Temple, 7:00 p.m. (no TV or radio) Columbia at La Salle, 7:00... Read more

Dunphy talks defense at Temple media day

Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 3:53 AM
For Fran Dunphy the message is simple: ranking means nothing. He knows his Owls will need to follow Lavoy Allen's defensive lead to win a game in the NCAA tournament. My colleague Dave Isaac reports from Temple's men's basketball media day at the Liacouras Center in the video below. Read more

This season's City Series doubleheaders

Monday, November 8, 2010, 4:40 PM
The 2010-11 college basketball season has officially arrived. The very first game is Rhode Island at Pittsburgh in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. In honor of the occasion, I've put together a couple of items for us to talk about. The first is this season's schedule of... Read more

Paterno's quest highlights local football slate

Saturday, November 6, 2010, 7:59 AM
I wasn't able to get to the local college football coaches' luncheon this week, so I don't have any anecdotes or great storylines to share about today's games. The biggest story is well-known to all of you anyway: Joe Paterno's quest for his 400th career win as Penn State hosts Northwestern. Here... Read more

Time to get ready for basketball season

Monday, November 1, 2010, 6:15 AM
Because today is the first of November, and that means something around here. - Kyle Whelliston, on this morning Yes, it really is November. I'm not sure I can believe it myself, but it's true. The leaves have turned, the wind is brisk, and the time has come for us to reconvene after... Read more

The Heisman Trophy comes to Philadelphia

Saturday, October 30, 2010, 9:38 AM
This is a relatively minor item as things go, but I thought it would be an unusual way to start off this week's local college football preview post. The Heisman Trophy Trust is in town today to present the Penn athletic department with one of the eponymous pieces of hardware. It is in honor of the... Read more

'Nova football to make Big East decision in December

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 10:25 PM
We have spent a fair amount of time this season talking on here and elsewhere about Villanova's potential move to the Big East for football. I don't think it's sticking my neck out there too much to say that much of the conversation has been based a lot more on speculation than fact. Here's something... 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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