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It's March

Monday, March 1, 2010, 2:07 AM
Are you ready? No, really, are you? Because if you aren't, you'd better be by this Saturday. Consider yourselvers warned. Read more

Saturday scores and stats

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 11:44 AM
ITHACA, N.Y. - Greetings from courtside at Newman Arena, where Cornell can clinch at least a share of its third consecutive Ivy League championship by beating Penn. I'm tweeting from courtside, so follow along below. You'll also see updates from the Carrier Dome, where Villanova is facing Syracuse... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 16: Democracy in action

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 11:00 PM
Lurking in the background of any ranking-based poll is one fluky possibility: that the team with the most votes at a certain rank won't in fact be ranked there. That's what happened this week. The last-place votes were so spread out that Delaware got more of them than any other team, but was ranked... Read more

Follow tonight's college hoops live

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 6:30 PM
It's a big night on the local college basketball scene, with five of the six city teams taking the floor. The featured games are Dayton at Temple and South Florida at Villanova, but there's much more to discuss too. Because of all the action, I'm holding off on this week's Schuylkill 16 until tomorrow... Read more

The business of college basketball

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 10:02 PM
During my interview with Joe Lunardi on Saturday, one of the topics we discussed was potential expansion of the NCAA Tournament. Lunardi's personal view of the matter should come as no surprise. "From a basketball standpoint, there's no need to expand," Lunardi told me. "It's not like... Read more

A shoutout to Herb Magee

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 5:54 AM
It's funny how things come around sometimes. The first time I wrote about Herb Magee was just over two yeas ago, when the legendary Philadelphia University coach passed Clarence "Big House" Gaines and set a new record for Division II wins. It was so long ago relative to Philly.com's history... Read more

Game 33: Temple 75, Saint Joseph's 67 (OT)

Saturday, February 20, 2010, 10:17 AM
Ramone Moore scored a career-high 24 points and nine rebounds, and Lavoy Allen added 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Owls edged past the Hawks in a thrilling Big 5 game at the Palestra. Darrin Govens scored 21 points and Garrett Williamson scored 20 for St. Joe's, which fought ferociously throughout... Read more

How much was 'Nova hurt by UConn loss?

Friday, February 19, 2010, 4:21 PM
I've been wondering for a few days how badly Villanova was hurt in the rankings by Monday's loss to Connecticut, and today I finally had time to look it up. Obviously there have been games since then, but not so many that the numbers aren't still fair. The answer seems to be that the Wildcats didn't... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 15: A dent in Villanova's armor?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 10:09 PM
Boy, this week's rankings are all over the place. Villanova and Temple are still 1-2, but the Owls snatched a first-place vote on the basis of the Wildcats' loss. Princeton is up to fifth, St. Joe's is ninth and Penn State just barely edged out Bucknell for 11th. All the way at the bottom, Penn's... Read more

Follow tonight's hoops action

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 6:38 PM
Here are the live scoreboards for tonight's games. Neither one is on TV, so you can follow them here on Philly.com: Temple at St. Bonaventure Saint Joseph's at Xavier Come back later tonight for the latest Schuylkill 16 rankings. Read more
About this blog
Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com'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.

Reach Jonathan at jtannenwald@phillynews.com or 215-854-2330.

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