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New year, new mission: How Tab Baldwin is keeping Ateneo grounded

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:55 PM

From a scale of 0 to 10, the 60-year-old tactician rates the Blue Eagles as a 2 heading into UAAP Season 81

WINNING CULTURE. Tab Baldwin led the Blue Eagles to their first UAAP championship since 2012. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Rappler Talk Sports: Ateneo Blue Eagles on 2018 Jones Cup campaign

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go drop by the Rappler office to talk about their surprise run in the international club tournament

Blue Eagles dedicate Jones Cup run to injured rookie SJ Belangel

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Belangel undergoes a successful surgery as his teammates were in Taiwan

SIDELINED. SJ Belangel suffered from an orbital bone fracture in Ateneo's final game against Adamson in the Smart Breakdown Basketball Invitational. Photo from Twitter (@sjbelangel)

UP Maroons leave for Serbia camp

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:30 PM

State U coach Bo Perasol expects the Maroons to be tested hard in the two-week Novi Sad training

GETTING READY. The UP Maroons hope the overseas training will boost their UAAP campaign. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bea de Leon to play final year with Lady Eagles

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:02 PM

The Ateneo volleyball standout decides to play her 5th and final UAAP season due to an 'unfinished business'

'UNFINISHED BUSINESS'. Bea de Leon expresses her desire to stay with the Ateneo Lady Eagles in her final year of eligibility. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Troy Rike steps up

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:20 PM

After gaining social media attention, the 22-year-old Gilas Cadet plans to do more on and off the court

Jones Cup 2018: Ateneo size a 'big issue'

Jul 12, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin says the 16-man squad representing the Philippines needs to learn quickly

TAIWAN-BOUND. Ateneo Blue Eagles will have a tough challenge ahead of them as they face senior national teams in the 2018 William Jones Cup.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

On UP and college basketball: Something special happening

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The Maroons lineup in the coming years should give UP fans reason to be beyond excited

POTENTIAL CHAMPION. Suddenly boasting of a stacked lineup, the UP Maroons are now among the UAAP title contenders. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kobe Paras out to make 'own wave' in UP

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The son of former PBA superstar Benjie Paras says he did not join UP just to follow the footsteps of his father

Kobe Paras joins UP Fighting Maroons

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) The Gilas cadet will suit up for the Maroons in Season 82 of the UAAP men's basketball tournament

UP Maroons ink 3rd sponsor, set to train in Serbia, Croatia

Jul 10, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Head Coach Bo Perasol recalls the days when the team could only afford to go to Baguio for training

RAGS TO RICHES. The UP Fighting Maroons are finally able to travel to Europe for training. Photo from press release

Ateneo to represent PH in Jones Cup

Jul 06, 2018 - 3:38 PM

It's the first time in a long while that the Philippines will be represented by a collegiate team in the invitational tournament

Gilas darling Troy Rike to suit up for NU

Jul 06, 2018 - 1:06 AM

The 22-year-old says he looks to be a leader as he joins the promising Bulldogs in the next UAAP season

HOME. Gilas Pilipinas cadet Troy Rike says he has found a home with the National University Bulldogs. File photo from Wake Forest University Twitter account (@WakeMBB)


UAAP rookie Eya Laure 'excited' to reunite with sister EJ

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:44 PM

The UST volleyball freshman hopes to turn the Golden Tigresses' fortunes around with her older sister

CREAM OF THE CROP. UST awaits the debut of POC Super Kids awardee Eya Laure in UAAP Season 81. Photo from Facebook

Ateneo routs San Beda in Filoil battle of champions

Jun 30, 2018 - 8:36 PM

The Blue Eagles complete a 12-0 tournament sweep to rule the preseason basketball tournament

BAND OF BROTHERS. Even in the preseason, the Ateneo Blue Eagles prove they’re still on top of their game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo drubs FEU to book Filoil finals ticket

Jun 29, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Big man Isaac Go sparks a late run to power the Blue Eagles in the low-scoring semifinal slugfest

FINALS BOUND. Thirdy Ravena leads Ateneo to the title round of the preseason basketball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hubert Cani makes the most of his second chance

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The former blue-chip recruit transforms from an out-of-shape misfit into a reclamation success

BACK ON TOP. FEU guard Hubert Cani rediscover his gifts with the Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo escapes Letran, sets semis duel vs FEU

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Matt Nieto knocks in the clutch baskets as the Blue Eagles rally past the Knights to cap a day of thrillers

TWINS STAR. Mike Nieto (center) drops 9 points, the same output as his twin brother Matt, to lead Ateneo's balanced charge. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cani takes over as FEU upsets La Salle

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:54 PM

The FEU guard heats up in the final stretch to tow the Tams to the Filoil semifinals

TAKE CHARGE. Hubert Cani pumps in 8 points in the final minute to lift the Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Red Lions clip Falcons to book Filoil semis berth

Jun 28, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Javee Mocon takes over in the final stretch as San Beda advances to the semifinals versus Saint Benilde

LEADER. San Beda star Robert Bolick drops 23 points to power the Red Lions to the next round. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Benilde eliminates UP to reach Filoil semis

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Unique Naboa nails the go-ahead basket as the Blazers snap the Fighting Maroons' 6-game winning streak

FOCUSED. St. Benilde's Justin Gutang (left) looks to get past the defense of UP's Janjan Jaboneta. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo, La Salle eye Filoil semis showdown

Jun 27, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The last 8 teams standing square off in the winner-take-all quarterfinals of the preseason basketball tournament

RIVALRY. Ateneo leads in almost every statistical category, while fierce rival La Salle boasts a good mix of veterans and talented newcomers. File photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Ravena, Bolick to be honored in collegiate basketball awards

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena and San Beda's Robert Bolick lead the Mythical Team selection in the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps gala

KEY COGS. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena and San Beda standout Robert Bolick play key roles in their teams’ championship runs.

Ateneo outlasts DLSU in FilOil OT thriller

Jun 12, 2018 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) The Blue Eagles keep a perfect 9-0 record in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup

X FACTOR. Angelo Kouame's personal 6-0 run in the overtime period pins down Ateneo's lead in the game. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Jaja Santiago sets sights on Japan Div 1 stint

Jun 04, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The former National University star is still barred from disclosing which team she will play for in Japan

BRIGHT FUTURE. Jaja Santiago will finally pursue a volleyball career out of the country. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

UP Fighting Maroons ink sponsorship deal with multinational corporation 3M

May 29, 2018 - 7:12 PM

'We believe that the UP Men’s Basketball Team is talent worth investing in', says 3M Philippines President and Managing Director Ariel Lacsamana

BRIGHT FUTURE. The UP Men's Basketball team steamrolls through its eventful offseason with another positive outcome. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

After Ricci Rivero, ex-La Salle big GBoy Gob transfers to UP

May 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Less than two weeks after Rivero announced his transfer to the Fighting Maroons, Gob follows suit

BIG MAN. GBoy Gob fortifies UP's frontcourt bannered by Bright Akhueti and Will Gozum. File hoto by Naveen Ganglani


Ricci Rivero launches online store on 20th birthday

May 25, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The new University of the Philippines recruit celebrates his special day in style

Ricci Rivero against DLSU defense. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Ateneo president confirms UAAP volleyball coaches' appointment

May 24, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Former Blue Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro takes over the women's volleyball team as Timmy Sto Tomas succeeds him in the men's squad

MAGIS. Fr Jett Villarin finds favor in both Timmy Sto Tomas (left) and Oliver Almadro due to their long-term ties with the University. Photo by Timmy Sto Tomas FANS Facebook

After recruiting Ricci Rivero to UP, Juan GDL is pumped for Maroons’ future

May 21, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'I feel really excited that Ricci joined our program. He could spread the floor. He can play multiple positions. I enjoy playing with him a lot,' says teammate and friend Juan Gomez de Liaño

BACKCOURT DUO. From Gilas, Juan Gomez de Liaño and Ricci Rivero team up for the UP Fighting Maroons. Gomez de Liaño photo from his Facebook Page and Rivero photo from his Twitter account


Ish Polvorosa soars high as rookie public servant-athlete

May 20, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The UAAP 5-time Best Setter dreams of a return stint with the national team even as a new local government leader

BORN LEADER. Ish Polvorosa transitions from his playmaking abilities in the court to building a sports development program for the youth as SK chairman. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Aldin Ayo welcomes Ricci Rivero move, says UP transfer good for the league

May 18, 2018 - 11:03 PM

The 6-foot-1 high-flying guard's former La Salle coach says the decision hardly surprised him

BEST WISHES. Coach Aldin Ayo wishes his former ward the best of luck. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo names Oliver Almadro as new women's volleyball coach

May 18, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The former Ateneo men's volleyball mentor succeeds Thai champion coach Tai Bundit

CHAMPION FORM. Coach Oliver Almadro hopes to work his magic again with the Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'Supportive UP community' seals deal for Ricci Rivero

May 18, 2018 - 6:14 PM

UP coach Bo Perasol says the former La Salle standout has the 'skill, work ethic, and character' the Maroons need

Ricci Rivero joins the UP Fighting Maroons

May 18, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The former La Salle standout averaged 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals in his final season with the Green Archers

THE DECISION. Leaving all controversies behind, Ricci Rivero makes the jump from La Salle to University of the Philippines. File photo

UAAP Season 80 Athletes of the Year mark milestone after first MVP plums

May 16, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Ateneo's Chloe Daos and La Salle's Kiko Gesmundo lead their schools to strong finishes while also donning the national colors

UAAP'S BEST ATHLETES. (from left to right) Chester Pabualan, Kiko Gesmundo, Chloe Daos, Nikki Pamintuan are awarded claimed the Athlete of the Year honors this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Ateneo's Ish Polvorosa elected SK chairman in Cavite

May 15, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The decorated Best Setter of the UAAP will now give back as a public servant of Imus, Cavite

TRUE LEADER. It's now Ish Polvorosa's time to prove that he can be a leader back in his hometown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST wraps up season as UAAP overall champion

May 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The España-based squad clinched its 3rd general championship in 4 years

SEASON’S BEST. UST tops the poomsae competition, one of 6 events the school ruled this UAAP season. Photo from UAAP

Ian Clarino relishes last UAAP football battle with his brothers

May 03, 2018 - 8:27 PM

With his siblings by his side, the UP captain ends his UAAP career with 3 championships and a Season 80 MVP plum

HAPPY ENDINGS. Ian Clarino makes his UAAP exit with a decorated run. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

UP Fighting Maroons cap dominant season with UAAP crown

May 03, 2018 - 5:08 PM

(UPDATED) The State University turns back UST to bag its 18th UAAP men's football title

CAPTAIN'S GOAL. Ian Clarino ends his last UAAP match with a championship thanks to his early goal. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

Fitting farewell: La Salle’s top trio leaves with 3 crowns and 3 MVPs

May 03, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Kim Dy, Dawn Macandili, and Majoy Baron find championship formula in sheer hard work

STAR-STUDDED TRIO. DLSU captain Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy enjoy their last moments with the Lady Spikers. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Pascua eager to see Pons, Atienza in FEU coaching staff

May 02, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Graduating players Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza have yet to accept the offer, but both promise they'll always be at FEU's side

NATURAL LEADER. FEU captain Bernadeth Pons proves to Pascua that she has the potential to lead the team as a coach. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

De Jesus glad to see DLSZ players Macandili, Dy graduate with a crown

May 02, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Both Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy have been training with De Jesus since high school

NEW CHAPTER. Dawn Macandili (center) and Kim Dy (right) will be starting a new chapter in volleyball as they join F2 Logistics. Photos by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Former Ateneo juniors champion coach to call shots for UE

May 02, 2018 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) Joe Silva replaces Derrick Pumaren as the Red Warriors' tactician

NEW TACTICIAN. Joe Silva will take over the head coaching reigns for the UE Red Warriors. Photo from Silva's Facebook account


Still peerless, DLSU Lady Spikers reign as 3-peat UAAP champions

May 02, 2018 - 6:12 PM

(3RD UPDATE) After an incredible first-set turnaround, La Salle completes sweep of FEU for 11th UAAP Women's Volleyball title

VOLLEY ROYALTY. There’s still no stopping Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Kim Dy and the rest of the La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

King Eagle Marck Espejo hints of Japan offer

May 02, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The 5-time UAAP MVP might take his talents to the land of the rising sun

PHENOM. Marck Espejo leaves his legacy in the UAAP as the 5-time MVP and 3-time champion. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

NU dethrones Ateneo, bags UAAP men's volleyball crown

May 02, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Bulldogs bring back the championship to Sampaloc after 4 years

RETURN. The NU Bulldogs return as the UAAP Season 80 men's volleyball champions for the 3rd time. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: DLSU vs FEU – UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball Finals Game 2

May 01, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Will the DLSU Lady Spikers be crowned for the 3rd consecutive year? Or will the FEU Lady Tamaraws force a do-or-die match?

Crown in sight for DLSU, but FEU likes comeback chances

May 01, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Although the Lady Spikers remain favored, the Lady Tamaraws still have hopes of turning the title series around

FINALS DUEL. Head coaches Ramil de Jesus (left) of DLSU and George Pascua of FEU are up for another thrilling finals showdown in Game 2. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo bids goodbye to Lady Eagles coach Tai Bundit

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The Thai tactician steered the Ateneo Lady Eagles to their first UAAP championship

Ateneo de Manila University formally bids goodbye to Lady Eagles head coach Tai Bundit. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler