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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

Video: Big slam dunk by Villanova's James Bell at FIBA Under-19 world championships

Monday, July 4, 2011, 7:05 PM
Villanova rising sophomore James Bell is on the United States team at the FIBA Under-19 World Championships currently taking place in Latvia. The U.S. is currently in the second round of the competition, and began the round with an 83-54 rout of Canada. Bell tallied 16 points and eight rebounds in... Read more

Villanova wins the Penn Relays men's DMR

Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:05 AM
Note: My live blog of today's action at the Penn Relays is still going. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to follow along and post comments. Villanova got a big finishing kick from anchor runner Matthew Gibney and held off a pack of strong challengers to win the college men's Distance Medley Relay... Read more

Video: Villanova's distance medley relay struggles

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 11:38 PM
The women's distance medley relay definitely did not go according to plan for Villanova. Coming into the race, the Wildcats were hyped as the favorites to not just win the Championship of America, but perhaps set a new record as well. Instead, coach Gina Procaccio watched her team get off to a slow... 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

Villanova's worst loss yet?

Friday, March 18, 2011, 4:56 PM
I picked George Mason to beat Villanova in my bracket, but I certainly didn't expect a Wildcats collapse quite like that. With 3:53 left in the game and 'Nova winning 52-46, stats guru Ken Pomeroy tweeted that the Wildcats had an 80 percent chance to win. As probabilities go, that's pretty high. Jay... Read more

Live updates: NCAA Tournament Second Round Day 2

Friday, March 18, 2011, 9:38 AM
Will we get the drama of yesterday's afternoon session games, or the relative dullness of the night session games (other than Michigan State-UCLA)? It's time to find out. I can't help thinking that the one game of major local interest is going to be one of the better ones today. George Mason is a... 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

Here's my bracket. What's yours?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:20 AM
I finally have all my picks in. It took me a while to decide on some of them, but with the First Round starting tonight, there wasn't much time to waste. So here's my bracket. Now I want to see yours. Sign up for's NCAA Tournament pick'em contest, and join the "Soft Pretzel Logic Readers"... 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
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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 Staff Writer
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