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Archive: December, 2008

Game 11: Drexel at St. Joe's

Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 4:55 PM
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Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 7: 'Nova rules again

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 6:53 PM
Okay, let's admit it: last night's game was pretty tough to watch. If you were hoping for strong displays of offense by both teams, you didn't get it; instead, the two halves were almost exact opposites of each other in terms of who played well when. As of now, there's no reason to think Temple won't... Read more

Blog transcript: Villanova 62, Temple 45

Monday, December 29, 2008, 6:29 PM
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From Romania to West Virginia to 33rd Street

Saturday, December 27, 2008, 12:04 AM
Note: I originally posted this at the Inquirer's women's basketball blog, Women's Hoops Guru. I don't normally write about the women's game on here, but I do follow it and enjoy it. So I figured it would be nice to cross-post the story here and fill some time before Monday night's Temple-Villanova game... Read more

An interview with Fran Fraschilla

Thursday, December 25, 2008, 8:00 AM
Greetings from my second annual turn on's Christmas morning shift. I hope the holiday is going well for all of you, though I figure (and hope, frankly) that you're all still asleep as I write this post. Yesterday afternoon, I had the chance to speak with ESPN TV analyst Fran Fraschilla. He'll... Read more

Cornell-St. Joe's aftermath

Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 12:58 PM
Breaking news: St. Joe's wins when Ahmad Nivins scores lots of points. That's what happened last night, as Nivins poured in 26 points on 10-for-13 shooting in the Hawks' 71-67 win over Cornell. From what we've seen so far this season, you can make a pretty fair case that the only team capable of stopping... Read more

Game 10: St. Joe's 71, Cornell 67

Monday, December 22, 2008, 7:47 PM
Columbia played Villanova at the Pavilion last season, and Princeton visited Temple in 2005. But other than that, I can't remember an Ivy League team playing a non-conference game in Philadelphia since I moved here in 2002. This time, it's the reigning conference champion Cornell Big Red, which beat... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 6: It's really cold outside

Monday, December 22, 2008, 7:39 PM
This week's poll features another disturbingly low ballot count. But with Schuylkill 16 voter Jon Solomon's 24-hour Christmas music special on WPRB-FM in Princeton just a few days away, I needed to get this done tonight. There also weren't many pithy comments either, but at least I'm getting used to... Read more

Bruiser Flint suspended one game by CAA

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 10:56 PM
I am at least halfway drowned in Eagles postgame stuff, but this email popped into my inbox tonight and I should pass it along. From the CAA's press release: RICHMOND, Va. (December 21, 2008) – Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Tom Yeager has issued a one-game suspension to Drexel University... Read more

Shakespeare on St. Joe's

Friday, December 19, 2008, 1:04 PM
Although I've been swamped with work all week, I couldn't let this day pass without noting Bill Conlin's column in this morning's Daily News. While most of it deals with the Phillies and Eagles, Conlin does ask one question on behalf of the the region's hoopheads: BC: Speaking of hoops, the Saint Joseph's... 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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