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Boeheim courts controversy again in postgame remarks

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 2:53 AM
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's postgame press conference last night was going along quite nicely for the first five minutes or so. There were questions about the importance of the Orange's win over Villanova, how the 2-3 zone defense did, and how important Dion Waiters was down the stretch. Boeheim... Read more

Live updates: Syracuse at Villanova

Monday, February 21, 2011, 7:13 PM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: ESPN (Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas and Bill Raftery)/WPEN 950-AM If you're on a mobile device, click here. Read more

The Schuylkill 16 2010-11: Week 14

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 4:44 PM
I had a feeling this might happen, but I'm still surprised that it happened this way. Because one voter ranked Villanova 16th on his ballot, the Wildcats fell out of the top spot in this week's ranking. Temple, which got only two first-place votes, is the new No. 1. Here's how it all played out: 1... Read more

Crunchy Numbers

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 9:43 PM
First of all, a disclaimer: I wrote the bulk of this post during last night's games. I have updated the records and the rankings in the two tables to reflect those results. The team and individual performance statistics, however, remain just based on results through Tuesday. Also, a reminder that... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 2010-11: Week 13

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 8:37 PM
Late Wednesday night update: I guess I should have waited another day for this, eh? Anyone want to make the case that Villanova shouldn't be No. 1 after losing at Rutgers? I have a hunch someone does. This week's poll is dedicated to Phil Martelli, because I know how much he loves you all and wants... Read more

Crunchy Numbers

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 4:52 PM
Before we get to this week's stats roundup, ESPN just announced that Dick Vitale will not be part of the broadcast team for Saturday night's big Villanova-Pittsburgh game at the Pavilion. Vitale will instead be at the Ohio State-Wisconsin game. Jay Bilas, who is part of ESPN's 'College GameDay' crew... Read more

Live updates on today's college basketball action

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 10:23 AM
If you haven't quite gotten into college basketball yet this season, today is the day for you to dive into the pool. There are five games going on across the city, and you can get updates on all of them right here. I'll be at three of the five games, dashing across the city to see as much basketball... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 2010-11: Week 12

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 4:10 PM
I like to think that the Schuylkill 16 is reasonably democratic. Yes, I pick out what comments to feature, but I don't tell people how to vote or what to say about the teams. So I'm going to just keep my mouth shut and let you all judge this week's ranking for yourselves. 1. Villanova, 16 points... Read more

Crunchy Numbers

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 8:33 PM
Now that we're in February, I though it would be a good idea to switch our focus from individual accomplishments to postseason résumés. So I've put together a list of each local team's major wins and losses so far this season. Obviously the wins are weighted towards Temple and Villanova... Read more

Is something wrong with Villanova?

Saturday, January 29, 2011, 11:35 PM
Any time Villanova loses two straight games - heck, any time they lose at all these days - people start sounding alarms. So you can be sure that there will be questions asked after Georgetown walked out of the Wells Fargo Center with a 69-66 win over the Wildcats. Both Jay Wright and John Thompson... 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.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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