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Archive: December, 2012

Live updates: Saint Joseph's at Drexel

Monday, December 31, 2012, 2:28 PM
Time: 4:00 p.m. EST Venue: Daskalakis Athletic Center/Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: The Comcast Network/WIP 610-AM (Saint Joseph's) At one point, was the most anticipated game in the city this season. Now both teams surely must win their conferences' automatic bids to make the NCAA Tournament. Click... Read more

Report: Five Penn basketball players suspended due to failed drug test

Friday, December 28, 2012, 5:39 PM
When Penn men’s basketball coach Jerome Allen suspended five of his players for the December 22 game at Delaware, he said only that it was for a violation of team rules. Now it appears that the nature of that violation has become public. The Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn’s student newspaper... Read more

Temple’s Fran Dunphy beats Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim in a basketball science experiment

Monday, December 24, 2012, 12:04 PM
I've been letting my thoughts on the Temple-Syracuse game slow-cook for a few days because I wasn't really sure how I wanted to write about the Owls' win. But now I think I have a pretty good idea. So if you'll indulge me, here goes. Watching Fran Dunphy coach against Jim Boeheim for the first time... Read more

Live updates: Temple vs. Syracuse

Saturday, December 22, 2012, 2:45 AM
Time: 12:00 p.m. EST Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. TV/Radio: ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen and Doris Burke)/WIP 610-AM (Harry Donahue and John Baum) NEW YORK - For as poorly as Temple has played of late, this is the kind of game fans salivate over when the schedule comes out in late summer. It's... Read more

Video: Owls Continue Quest for Head Coach

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 6:25 PM
Video: Who are the latest candidates to interview for Temple's head coaching job? Can Johnny Manziel win the Heisman Trophy again? The Daily News' Mike Kern discusses. Read more

The Big East is dead (or at least dying). Long live the Big East.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 9:32 AM
UPDATE: When I originally wrote this post Tuesday morning, I did not mean it to be entirely serious. It was just an idea to kick around. But now's Andy Katz is reporting that the Atlantic 10 is in fact open to welcoming the Big East's Catholic contingent. As such, this idea becomes a lot... Read more

NCAA honors top players, moments and teams in men's basketball championship history

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 8:00 AM
In honor of the upcoming 75th NCAA men's basketball championship, a panel of experts convened by the NCAA has selected the top players, moments and teams in tournament history. You'll find all of the honorees below, with those featuring local ties in bold. If I missed any local connections, let me... Read more

Villanova coach Jay Wright optimistic about future of Big 5

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 10:20 AM
If you're a fan of the Big 5, there's a decent chance that you have a reasonably high tolerance for bad basketball. But as legendary Associated Press writer Jack Scheuer declared to press row during Saturday night's Villanova-Penn game, the action at the Palestra was "VBH." Very Bad Hoops. Consider... Read more

Live coverage: Villanova at Penn

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:08 PM
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network (Randy Moss and Dalen Cuff)/WIP 610-AM (Villanova)/WNTP 990-AM (Penn) We all know that Penn and Villanova are not at the level where either program wants to be. But it's still a Big 5 game, and it's still a Saturday... Read more

Live coverage: The 113th Army-Navy Game

Friday, December 7, 2012, 5:10 PM
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: CBS (Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson)/WPEN 950-AM/Sirius Satellite Radio It is one of the signature rivalries in college sports and one of the signature days on the Philadelphia sports calendar. From... 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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