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Big 5 Hall of Fame class announced

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 1:34 PM
I know I haven't been the only person wondering when the Big 5 Hall of Fame class would finally be announced. The news finally came down Thursday afternoon. This year's class is: - Marc Jackson, Temple - Matt Maloney, Penn - Kelly Greenberg, La Salle (later coached at Penn) - Jenn Beisel, Villanova -... Read more

Surveying the city with Joe Lunardi

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 4:38 PM
Before the Temple-Maryland game Saturday morning at the Palestra, I spent a few minutes chatting with Joe Lunardi about postseason scenarios for the city’s teams and leagues. It is getting to be that time of year where the bracketologist and St. Joe’s radio analyst is quite busy... Read more

Video: Moore leads Temple past 'Nova

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 12:37 AM
Ramone Moore scored 32 points to lead Temple over Big 5 rival Villanova on Saturday.'s Jonathan Tannenwald reports from the Liacouras Center with the Inquirer's Joe Juliano and Keith Pompey. Read more

Live blog: Villanova at Temple

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 1:20 PM
Time: 5:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: ESPN2 (Mike Breen and LaPhonso Ellis)/WPEN 950-AM (Villanova)/WPHT 1210-AM (Temple) I don't think I need to say much more than this: it's the game of the year in the Big 5. So follow along and fire away with your own comments... Read more

Villanova rues its mistakes in loss to Missouri

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 11:45 PM
NEW YORK - If you look at the box score from Villanova's 81-71 loss to Missouri, you'll see that the two teams shot pretty close to the same percentages from the field and from beyond the arc. For Villanova, it was 41.7% and 37.9% respectively; for Missouri it was 42.4% and 40.0%. In fact, the Wildcats... Read more

Live chat: Villanova vs. Missouri

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 6:54 PM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. TV: ESPN (Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas) No matter the time of year, it's always a big deal when Villanova heads up to Madison Square Garden for a game. Join me from courtside for live updates and commentary as the Wildcats face a tough... Read more

Live chat: Penn at Villanova

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 6:53 PM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Pavilion, Villanova, Pa. Live video: (Scott Graham and John Celestand) It's been a while since I've done a live chat for a basketball game. With a few big matchups in the days to come, I figured I'd host one for tonight's Big 5 showdown between two of the top... Read more

Video: A look at Villanova's 2012 basketball recruiting class

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 2:28 AM
Here's a little something from our partners at Cinesport. Noah Coslov - who you may know from his work calling Atlantic 10 games on local TV broadcasts - chats with PrepStars' Rob Harrington about two of Villanova's signees for the class of 2012, and the state of basketball in Philadelphia. Read more

Video: Jay Wright at Big East basketball media day

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 12:56 AM
Our colleagues at Cinesport sat down for a chat with Jay Wright at Wednesday's Big East men's basketball media day. Check out the video below. Also featured are Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon and guard Ashton Gibbs (who was named the preseason player of the year), and Marquette coach Buzz Peterson. 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
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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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