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Archive: April, 2012

Live coverage: Day 3 of the 2012 Penn Relays

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8:21 AM
(Jonathan Tannenwald/ It's USA vs the World day here at Franklin Field, which means the stands will be packed to see some of the world's best runners. NBC will broadcast the Olympic-level events from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern, so tune in if you want to watch. I'll also be providing live... Read more

Live coverage: Day 2 of the 2012 Penn Relays

Friday, April 27, 2012, 7:30 AM
(Jonathan Tannenwald/ After the college women and high school girls took the spotlight yesterday, today the college men and high school boys will be on center stage. Before we get started, here are links today's stories and multimedia to check out: Villanova star Reid gets her first... Read more

Video: Villanova's Sheila Reid finally wins at the Penn Relays

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10:02 PM
Sheila Reid finally has her Penn Relays watch. Villanova's anchor leg in the college women's distance medley relay talks about what it took to lead the Wildcats to the Championship of America at the 2012 Penn Relays. (Video by Joe Juliano/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

Video: Local college storylines at Penn Relays

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4:27 PM
Joe Juliano and I got together for a quick chat Thursday afternoon to look at some of the major storylines for local college teams at the Penn Relays. We discussed whether Villanova's Sheila Reid can finally add a Championship of America to her long résumé of success; whether Villanova's... Read more

Video: A homecoming for Kansas State's Krais, Virginia Tech's Nugent

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 3:16 PM
In past years, Ryann Krais and Leah Nugent made names for themselves in the high school girls competitions at the Penn Relays. This year, both runners are back to compete at the college level. Krais won the 400-meter hurdles Championship of America four years ago when at Methacton High School. She... Read more

Live coverage: Day 1 of the 2012 Penn Relays

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:57 PM
(Jonathan Tannenwald/ This time of year is always one of the most crowded on the Philadelphia sports calendar. With the NFL Draft, the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Phillies all in full swing, lots of other events are pushed to the back burner. But the Penn Relays remain one of the most... Read more

Penn Relays USA vs. the World event rosters announced

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 3:44 PM
USA Track and Field announced some of the big names who will be coming to Franklin Field this weekend for USA vs. the World at the Penn Relays. Although the sport's two biggest names - Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell - won't be here, there will be quite a few other people you've heard of. On... Read more

From the archives: An exclusive interview with Pat Summitt

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2:27 AM
When the news broke Wednesday afternoon that Pat Summitt was stepping aside from her duties as head women's basketball coach at Tennessee, my mind flashed back to the one time in my life that I met her. Five years ago, I traveled to Knoxville for former Inquirer writer Mel Greenberg's induction into... Read more

Ivy League men's basketball coaches to propose conference tournament

Saturday, April 14, 2012, 2:43 PM
SECOND UPDATE: I got a statement from Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky on Monday and have added it below. FIRST UPDATE: I got a call late Saturday night from a spokesperson at the Ivy League office who told me that the coaches' proposal does NOT include the removal of a conference game, but instead... Read more

Penn's Zack Rosen wins Big 5 Player of the Year

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 3:55 PM
When Zack Rosen got to Penn four years ago, his potential as a program leader became clear almost right away. But few people, if anyone, could have forseen at that point just how extraordinary Rosen's career on 33rd Street would be. Rosen never made it to college basketball's version of the promised... 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.

Jonathan Tannenwald Staff Writer
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