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Archive: September, 2010

Villanova prepares for biggest road test

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 12:04 PM
Villanova football coach Andy Talley announced yesterday that Wildcats star Matt Szczur is "questionable" for Saturday's big game at William & Mary, and will likely be a "game-time decision." "We're not sure where he is at this point," Talley said. "It's just... Read more

Penn, Temple done in by mistakes

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 1:21 AM
The words could have come from the mouth of Al Bagnoli or Al Golden. "This whole game, I thought we had a chance," the losing coach said. "One of the problems in this game is you can't make a mistake. Your margin of error is basically nil, and we made some big mistakes." In this... Read more

Live blog: Penn at Villanova

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 12:06 PM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT Venue: Villanova Stadium, Villanova, Pa. TV: Comcast Network (Scott Graham and Kevin Reilly) If you're on a mobile device, you can join in by clicking here. Read more

Penn, Temple face long odds this weekend

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 10:00 AM
Penn coach Al Bagnoli threw the gauntlet down early at yesterday's local college football coaches luncheon - and he was aiming at his own team. The Quakers travel to No. 1-ranked Villanova on Saturday riding a 99-year losing streak against the Wildcats. Just in case you thought things might change... Read more

Bernard Pierce vs. Evan Royster

Monday, September 20, 2010, 8:20 PM
Today's Inquirer sports poll asks whether you'd rather have Temple running back Bernard Pierce or Penn State running back Evan Royster on your team. Cast your vote here, and share your thoughts in the comments. Read more

Much at stake for Temple football this weekend

Friday, September 17, 2010, 10:33 AM
The timing surely wasn't intentional, but it is what it is. As the discussion swirls about Villanova following in Connecticut's footsteps from I-AA football to the Big East, the Huskies come to Philadelphia tomorrow to face a team that got kicked out of the Big East not too long ago. As Mike Kern... Read more

Can football exist without concussions?

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 9:30 AM
There's been a lot of news this week about concussions in football, and in particular the impact brain injuries have had on football teams in our region. By now, you've probably seen Mike Jensen and Bob Moran's report on the autopsy of former Penn football player Owen Thomas in Tuesday's Inquirer... Read more

Union president open to Villanova, but against gridiron lines at PPL Park

Sunday, September 12, 2010, 12:04 AM
As you have probably seen by now, the Daily News broke the story Saturday evening that there have been "preliminary discussions" between Villanova's athletic department and the Philadelphia Union about having the Wildcats' football team play at PPL Park. I covered last night's Union game... Read more

Temple leaps, Villanova plummets in Sagarin ratings

Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 2:08 PM
There's not all that much use in preseason Sagarin data, because the computerized index is based primarily upon current season results. Nor is it always fair to draw too many conclusions after just one week, because there's only the smallest amount of data possible. But hat won't stop us from taking... Read more

Temple, St. Joe's, La Salle release schedules

Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 3:38 PM
Temple, Saint Joseph's and La Salle released their men's basketball schedules for the coming season today. Temple vs. St. Joe's at the Palestra on January 29 and La Salle at Temple on March 5 will count in the Big 5 standings. Each team is supposed to have two home games and two road games in the... 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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