Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Al Bagnoli eyes future role with Penn after retirement

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:08 PM
On Wednesday morning, it became official: Al Bagnoli’s 23rd season as Penn football coach will be his last. But it might not be his last on 33rd Street. It was clear from Bagnoli’s remarks during a press conference at Franklin Field that he’d like to move from the sidelines to the... Read more

Penn football coach Al Bagnoli to retire

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:52 PM
Penn football coach Al Bagnoli will retire after the 2014 season, a source with knowledge of the decision confirmed to me Tuesday afternoon. A press conference has been called at Penn's Weightman Hall for 11 a.m. Wednesday morning to make the news official. The Inquirer's Mike Jensen reports that... Read more

Steve Bilsky named Big 5 executive director

Monday, April 14, 2014, 1:25 PM
Even though Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky is retiring at the end of June, he isn't going far. In fact, he isn't even leaving his alma mater's campus. Bilsky will become the executive director of the Philadelphia Big 5 this summer. According to a release from the organization, his role "will... Read more

Frozen Four leaves lasting memories in Philadelphia

Monday, April 14, 2014, 12:50 PM
I was ready for Philadelphia to host the Frozen Four from the moment the city was first awarded the event back in 2010. Those of you who've been reading my blog for a long time might remember that I covered the 2009 edition when it was in D.C. It was one of the most fun college sports spectacles I've... Read more

Live Updates: NCAA Frozen Four

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 3:48 PM
Live updates of the NCAA Frozen Four at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Union faces Boston College at 5 p.m. and North Dakota and Minnesota square off at 8:30 p.m. Read more

Villanova to play Maryland in Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 2:43 PM
Villanova fans might want to take December 9 off from work. And maybe the 10th too. ESPN announced Wednesday that the Wildcats will play Maryland at Madison Square Garden in this year's Jimmy V Classic. Whether or not the Terps are that great next season, there should at least be a terrific atmosphere... Read more

Former Penn assistant coach Scott Pera talks about why he left for Rice

Monday, March 31, 2014, 7:51 PM
On Monday, I talked with with former Penn basketball assistant coach Scott Pera about why he's moving to Rice, and about the Quakers program he's leaving behind. I thank him for taking a few minutes out of packing up his life and getting ready to move his family to Houston. What went into the decision... Read more

Former Penn coach Glen Miller dances to the Final Four with UConn

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 6:46 PM
I'm sure Glen Miller has been to the Final Four plenty of times in his career. After all, pretty much every college basketball coach in the country makes the trip every season. This year, though, Miller is going for work instead of on his own. I'm sure you saw the former Penn head coach plenty of... Read more

Penn basketball assistant coach Scott Pera leaves for Rice

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 11:29 AM
The Penn men's basketball team has lost the lead recruiter on its coaching staff, as assistant Scott Pera has departed for Rice. Although it's not official yet, the news was first reported Wednesday night by the Houston Chronicle and Houston's Fox TV affiliate. I was told it separately, but those... Read more

Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade: Palestra in play to host basketball tournament

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:47 AM
After a few days of advance rumors, the Atlantic 10 and Atlantic Coast Conference formally announced Wednesday morning news that many had seen coming. The A-10 tournament will leave the Barclays Center after the 2016 season, a year before its current contract ends, so that the ACC can host its tournament... 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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