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Archive: February, 2012

The soul of the Big East

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 12:44 PM
WASHINGTON - Sometimes I write posts based on facts, and sometimes I write posts based on opinions. This post is squarely in the latter category, save for a few facts that should be established at the start. On Saturday, I watched a college basketball game between a private university with an undergraduate... Read more

Stars from Penn’s past reflect on the program’s present and future

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 1:48 AM
A few hours before the Penn-Columbia game Saturday night, the Palestra played host to one of the most fun traditions Penn's basketball program puts together. The annual alumni game brings together many eras of Quakers history for an afternoon of competition and sharing memories. This year's get-together... Read more

Video: Highlights from Penn's overtime win against Columbia

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 12:25 AM
The game-winning basket is at around the 2:17 mark. Read more

Penn coach Jerome Allen not considering Ivy League title race

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 12:09 AM
To start, I’d like to bring back a quote that Harvard coach Tommy Amaker gave me when I interviewed him in Boston before the start of the season: Whatever league you’re in, it’s hard. That’s the Atlantic 10, that’s the Ivy, that’s the MEAC, that’s the Colonial... Read more

Jerome Allen rues Penn's defensive lapses

Saturday, February 11, 2012, 2:50 AM
Here are some highlights from the postgame remarks delivered by Penn coach Jerome Allen and Harvard coach Tommy Amaker after the Crimson's 56-50 win over Penn at the Palestra. There are also some photos from the game above, and a video with game highlights and analysis from The Inquirer's Joe Juliano... Read more

Penn falls to 25th-ranked Harvard

Saturday, February 11, 2012, 2:49 AM
Video: The Penn Quakers came up short to No. 25 Harvard in a 56-50 Ivy League matchup at the Palestra on Friday night. Joe Juliano of the Inquirer reports. Read more

An in-depth look at Ivy League television rights

Friday, February 10, 2012, 11:58 AM
Warning: This is probably the longest post I've ever written in five years working at Philly.com. But it's long for a reason. Take your time with it, and I hope that when you're done you'll post a comment at the bottom. Tonight, the Palestra will host the game of the season in Ivy League basketball... Read more

Video: Jerome Allen and Rob Belcore talk about Penn's win over Brown

Sunday, February 5, 2012, 12:47 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Not surprisingly, the mood outside the Penn locker room after Saturday night's 65-48 rout of Brown was much brighter than it was after Friday's loss at Yale. Still, the Quakers insisted they have a lot of work to do, especially with Harvard coming to the Palestra on Friday. Here... Read more

Video: Jerome Allen talks about Penn's loss at Yale

Saturday, February 4, 2012, 1:34 AM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Penn coach Jerome Allen delivered some pretty blunt remarks in his postgame press conference after Penn's 60-53 loss at Yale. Here are a few highlights. And here is my recap of the game for the Inquirer. I'll also be at Brown tonight for the Quakers' second game of the weekend.... Read more

Big 5 Hall of Fame class announced

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 1:34 PM
I know I haven't been the only person wondering when the Big 5 Hall of Fame class would finally be announced. The news finally came down Thursday afternoon. This year's class is: - Marc Jackson, Temple - Matt Maloney, Penn - Kelly Greenberg, La Salle (later coached at Penn) - Jenn Beisel, Villanova -... Read more
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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.

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