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Archive: January, 2013

Video: Great week for Villanova and La Salle

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 4:23 PM
The Villanova Wildcats and La Salle Explorers were a combined 4-0 against top-20 teams this past week. CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Daily News' Mike Kern discuss who had the better week. Read more

Video: Marvin O’Connor and Phil Martelli at the Big 5 Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Friday, January 25, 2013, 5:06 PM
I have a group of guys who are childhood friends who are so special to me. I was a sophomore in high school and this same group of guys got into some legal trouble in 1995, and unfortunately they are still not here today. But these same guys call me all the time just to let me know how proud they are... Read more

Video: Andy Jasner reflects on his late father Phil’s induction into the Big 5 Hall of Fame

Friday, January 25, 2013, 5:06 PM
"P" is for "Passion," and did my father ever have passion for the Big 5. Through his years at the Temple News, and through Penn’s 1979 Final Four run at the Daily News. That’s nearly 20 years of stories, which he chased with passion every day – no matter how tired he was, no matter... Read more

Video: Temple's Big 5 win over Penn offers lessons for both teams

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 8:45 AM
After Temple rallied past Penn for a 76-69 at the Liacouras Center, I got together with the Inquirer's Keith Pompey to discuss some highlights from the game. We also talked about what each team can take from the night as they head into conference play for the rest of the season. Read more

Live updates: Penn at Temple

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 5:04 PM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pa. Radio: WPHT 1210-AM If you're on a mobile device, click here. Read more

Butler shows off the Atlantic 10's depth in beating Richmond at Hinkle Fieldhouse

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 1:20 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - I'm out here for the week covering Major League Soccer's college draft. But I couldn't pass up the opportunity to swing by Butler University's famed Hinkle Fieldhouse, so I headed there Wednesday night to watch the Bulldogs' first ever Atlantic 10 conference home game. I had been here... Read more

A first-hand fan's view of the Notre Dame-Alabama BCS title game

Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:41 PM
One of my colleagues, Anna Strong, is a devout Notre Dame fan who lucked into a chance to attend the BCS title game in person. She is a senior at Penn and a product of Episcopal Academy, and her family has deep ties to the Fighting Irish. Before she left for south Florida, I asked Anna... Read more

Video: A few thoughts on the state of Penn basketball heading into Ivy League play

Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 1:38 AM
After writing up the Inquirer's recap of Penn's dramatic 85-83 loss to Lafayette, I got together with videographer Samantha Corrado to do a wrap-up of the night. I figured it would be a good time to survey the state of the Quakers heading into their Ivy League opener on Saturday at Princeton. So instead... Read more

Live updates: Penn at La Salle

Saturday, January 5, 2013, 10:49 AM
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST Venue: Tom Gola Arena, Philadephia, Pa. Radio: WFIL 560-AM (Penn)/WNTP 990-AM (La Salle) If you're on a mobile device, click here. Read more

Phil Jasner, Marvin O'Connor headline 2013 Big 5 Hall of Fame class

Thursday, January 3, 2013, 4:28 PM
Legendary former Daily News basketball writer Phil Jasner and former Saint Joseph's backcourt standout Marvin O'Connor headline the 2013 Big 5 Hall of Fame class. In addition to his many years covering the 76ers, Jasner also covered the local college basketball scene for a long time. He passed away... 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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