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Archive: March, 2012

Philly native Dion Waiters to leave Syracuse for the NBA

Monday, March 26, 2012, 7:24 PM
Fresh off helping Syracuse reach the Elite Eight, Philadelphia native Dion Waiters announced Monday night that he will leave the program, hire an agent and head for the NBA. Waiters posted this farewell message to Orange fans on Twitter: I just want to thank everybody who supported me my two years... Read more

Connecticut women's basketball team shows lighter side in music video

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 10:47 PM
Since the resident women's basketball blogger left the building last year, there hasn't really been anyone around to cover that side of college hoops on Philly.com. So here's a little something that might stir some interest. The Connecticut women are going to face Penn State in the second round of... Read more

Report: Legendary Palestra custodian Dan Harrell to retire

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 10:47 PM
This makes me extremely sad. The Daily Pennsylvanian is reporting that legendary Palestra custodian Dan Harrell is going to retire at the end of the academic year. Harrell has been in the job for 23 years, longer than any current Penn undergraduate has been alive. Quoting a bit from the story: The... Read more

Video: Lehigh-Xavier postgame press conferences

Monday, March 19, 2012, 1:53 AM
From our friends at Cinesport, here's a video with highlights from Lehigh and Xavier's postgame press conferences Sunday night. Among those on the dais were Xavier coach Chris Mack and Lehigh coach Brett Reed and guard Mackey McKnight discuss the game. Read more

The Sweet 16 TV schedule

Monday, March 19, 2012, 12:30 AM
Here are tip times, TV networks and broadacster assignments for all the Sweet 16 games on Thursday and Friday: Thursday, March 22 7:15 p.m.: E1. Syracuse vs. E4. Wisconsin at Boston (CBS/Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Lesley Visser) 7:47 p.m.: MW1. Michigan State vs. MW4. Louisville at Phoenix... Read more

Sunday's NCAA Tournament TV schedule

Saturday, March 17, 2012, 12:44 AM
Here's your viewing guide for Sunday's NCAA Tournament third round games across CBS, TNT and TBS. 12:15 p.m.: MW3. Georgetown vs. MW11. N.C. State at Columbus (CBS/Tim Brando, Mike Gminski and Otis Livingston) 2:45 p.m.: W1. Michigan State vs. W9. Saint Louis at Columbus(CBS/Tim Brando, Mike Gminski... Read more

Temple upset by South Florida, 58-44, in NCAA Tournament

Friday, March 16, 2012, 10:04 PM
On its biggest stage of the season, Temple's offense turned in its worst performance of the season. The No. 5-seed Owls shot a season-low 35.7 percent from the field in a stunning 58-44 loss to 12-seed South Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Temple took a 19-15 lead into the locker... Read more

Saturday's NCAA Tournament TV schedule

Friday, March 16, 2012, 12:39 AM
Here's your viewing guide for Saturday's NCAA Tournament third round games across CBS, TNT and TBS. 12:15 p.m.: E1. Syracuse vs. E8. Kansas State at Pittsburgh (CBS/Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller and Marty Snider) 2:45 p.m. (approx.): E2. Ohio State vs. E7. Gonzaga at Pittsburgh (CBS/Kevin... Read more

Penn to host Butler in second round of CBI

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 11:54 PM
The Gazelle Group, which organizes the College Basketball Invitational tournament, announced late Wednesday night that Penn will host Butler in a second round game this coming Monday. Penn beat Quinnipiac, 74-63, on Wednesday night at the Palestra, and Butler routed Delaware, 75-58, at Hinkle Fieldhouse... Read more

NCAA Tournament first and second round TV schedule

Sunday, March 11, 2012, 11:30 PM
What you really need to know is that Temple's game against either California or South Florida will tip off at around 9:40 p.m. Eastern Time Friday night on TNT. Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Lewis Johnson will have the call. Now, here's the full TV schedule for the first and second rounds... First... 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.

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

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