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ROOKIE WATCH: La Salle's Jolina dela Cruz gets Ara Galang comparisons

Feb 22, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Get to know Jolina dela Cruz, the latest La Salle volleyball standout getting a double take

STAR ROOKIE. Jolina dela Cruz makes waves in her UAAP debut. Photos by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Oliver Almadro says coaching Lady Eagles feels ‘different’

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:42 AM

After copping 3 UAAP volleyball titles with the Ateneo men's team, coach Oliver Almadro admits he’s still adjusting in the women's tournament

FIRST WIN. Oliver Almadro wins his first UAAP game with the Ateneo Lady Eagles.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Justine Dorog brushes off injury woes for hot-starting UP

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Back in her old position, Justine Dorog says she'll continue to give her all as the UP Lady Maroons vie to pull off shockers this season

PROMISING. Justine Dorog hopes that she can contribute more to the UP Lady Maroons' campaign for a title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP exerts mastery over FEU for early UAAP lead

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:46 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Lady Maroons grab the solo top spot after opening the UAAP season with back-to-back triumphs

PERFECET. The UP Lady Maroons maintain a pristine 2-0 lead in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo bounces back to clinch 1st win over UST

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:17 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Lady Eagles bank on a strong start to turn back the UST Golden Tigresses in 4 sets

FIRST WIN. The Ateneo Lady Eagles earn their first win of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: FEU downs UP for tournament lead in men's volleyball

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:54 PM

The FEU Tamaraws ride on their strong opening-game momentum

LEADER. The FEU Tamaraws are off to a strong start to the UAAP men's volleyball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP, FEU dispute early lead as Ateneo aims to bounce back vs UST

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Ateneo and UST go head-to-head before UP and FEU clash in a rematch of the 2018 PVL Collegiate Conference Finals

REMATCH. The UP Lady Maroons battle it out again against the FEU Lady Tamaraws. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU denounces 'cyberbullying' incident involving student-athlete

Feb 19, 2019 - 11:04 PM

'FEU condemns the wrongful tagging of a student athlete in a sexually explicit video circulating in social media,' the school says in a statement

UAAP: Isa Molde nabs 1st Season 81 Player of the Week honors

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Isa Molde powers to the top of the league's best scorer ranking after the opening weekend

TOPSCORER. Isa Molde unloads 23 points in a five-set thriller against the UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU outguns Ateneo in Game 1 of UAAP juniors finals rematch

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Playing in their eighth straight final series, the National University Bullpups are now just one win away from their first title since 2016

DOWN THE DRAIN. Kai Sotto's double-double effort couldn't lift Ateneo past NU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UAAP: FEU stuns defending champ NU in men's volleyball opener

Feb 18, 2019 - 11:18 AM

In this week's round-up, FEU and Ateneo get off to stunning starts in UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball

UPSET. Richard Solis leads the FEU Tamaraws' balanced scoring effort. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo's Bea de Leon still gets 'veteran jitters'

Feb 18, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Even senior player Bea de Leon admits that playing in Sunday's Ateneo-La Salle season opener still made her nervous

POOR START. Bea de Leon admits that the Ateneo Lady Eagles were off to a poor start.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Worth the wait: La Salle's Luna earns starting spot

Feb 18, 2019 - 8:22 AM

May Luna surprisingly gets to start for the Lady Spikers after 4 years with champion mentor Ramil de Jesus

DESERVING. La Salle’s May Luna gets rewarded after years of hard work and patience. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle title defense off to rousing start vs rival Ateneo

Feb 17, 2019 - 6:52 PM

(UPDATED) The La Salle Lady Spikers get their four-peat bid going with a convincing win over rival Ateneo Lady Eagles

STILL DOMINANT. The La Salle Lady Spikers show off their fine form in the opening weekend. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST overcomes late Adamson challenge

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:33 PM

(UPDATED) The UST Golden Tigresses blow a two-set lead but manage to arrest the Adamson Lady Falcons' late surge

FULL CONTROL. Sisi Rondina takes charge in the UST Tigresses' opening-day campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU rookie Lycha Ebon proves worthy of Pons' number

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Young sensation Lycha Ebon ignores doubters and shows why she can be FEU's next volleyball queen

PROMISING. Lycha Ebon proves why she deserves the No. 2 jersey as the Player of the Game in her UAAP debut. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Season 81 Volleyball: Schedule, team standings and updates

Feb 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Bookmark this page for updates in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball competition

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81 Women's Volleyball

Feb 16, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates of the archrivals' early clash in the UAAP Season 81 volleyball competition

FEU rallies to defeat young NU team

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:54 PM

(UPDATED) The veteran FEU team flashes its championship experience over the rookie-laden NU Lady Bulldogs

VETERAN. The FEU Lady Tamaraws introduce the young NU team to the collegiate scene. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Season 81 football: Can UP make it two in a row?

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Here's Part 2 of the UAAP Season 81 men's football preview, plus a look at the women's division

TOUGH CHALLENGE. Christian Lapas and the UP Maroons stand as favorites anew but the defending champions brace for a souped-up field. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons escape UE in UAAP volley season opener

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons pull off a thrilling win over the Lady Warriors right in the opening game of the UAAP Season 81 volleyball competition

SURVIVAL. Isa Molde and the UP Lady Maroons outlast the gritty Lady Warriors in 5 sets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bullpups, Ateneo Eaglets set UAAP juniors finals rematch

Feb 15, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Defending champion Ateneo outlasts FEU, while top-seeded NU dispatches Adamson in the Final Four

UAAP81: Jrs ADMU vs FEU Feb 15. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Season 81 football: Brace for a wide-open field

Feb 15, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Expect plenty of excitement when the UAAP men's football competition kicks off this Sunday

KING EAGLE. Expect Jarvey Gayoso (right) to be the focal point again of Ateneo’s campaign. File photo by Glen Charles Lopez

FAST FACTS: What to expect in the UAAP Season 81 volleyball openers

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Who will get a head start in their journey to the Final Four in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball opening weekend?

EARLY CLASH. Ateneo's Maddie Madayag fires a spike as La Salle's Tin Tiamzon comes up for a block. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: La Salle Lady Spikers return to make history

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:19 AM

La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus tries to work his magic again as the young Lady Spikers target a UAAP four-peat

VOLLEYBALL QUEENS. Desiree Cheng captains the young rebuilding De La Salle Lady Spikers squad. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Nothing less than a title slot for FEU Lady Tamaraws

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:13 PM

After last season’s return stint to the Finals, the FEU Lady Tamaraws continue to set their sights on a record 30th UAAP women's title

STEPPING UP. Heather Guinoo is expected to fill in the big shoes left by Bernadeth Pons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo Lady Eagles eye grand comeback

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:48 PM

After missing the title round last season, the Ateneo Lady Eagles believe they have the tools to reclaim the crown

CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE. Bea de Leon hopes that she can end her UAAP career the same way she started it – with a championship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kai Sotto cruises to UAAP juniors MVP award

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:50 PM

It's a landslide win for the Ateneo Blue Eaglets star, who bests UST Tiger Cubs' Mark Nonoy by 15 statistical points

DOMINANT. Kai Sotto (right) leads the league in points, rebounds and blocks to be the rightful winner of the Most Valuable Player award. File photo


WATCH: Young NU Lady Bulldogs dare to challenge league vets

Feb 10, 2019 - 9:01 PM

National University remains dauntless even as the Lady Bulldogs parade many new faces

CAPTAIN. Audrey Paran leads a rookie-laden team in Season 81. File photo by Michael Gatpandan

UAAP juniors: Blue Eaglets nail last Final Four bonus

Feb 10, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Defending champion Ateneo joins NU in the top two to clinch the twice-to-beat advantage in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

ON A ROLL. Kai Sotto and the Blue Eaglets look to continue their winning ways in the Final Four. Contributed photo

WATCH: U.P. Lady Maroons out to live up UAAP hype

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:59 PM

After copping two breakthrough preseason crowns, the UP Lady Maroons vie to prove they're for real

FOCUS. The UP Lady Maroons take it one game at a time this season. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Adamson Lady Falcons put themselves to the test

Feb 09, 2019 - 1:25 PM

The Adamson Lady Falcons can't wait to flash their peak form and see their hard work pay off in the UAAP

STEPPING UP. Bernadette Flora (left) and Eli Soyud are among those called by Air Padda to step up to the challenge. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: It's the UST Golden Tigresses' turn to shine

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The UST Golden Tigresses may just stun the UAAP field with their hunger to go all the way this season

FINAL FLIGHT. High-flying Sisi Rondina hopes to leave UST with an indoor championship in her UAAP career. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Taane Samuel 'likely' not returning to DLSU

Feb 07, 2019 - 4:58 PM

The prized La Salle center has decided to stay in New Zealand following disagreements with the team

'LIKELY OUT'. La Salle's Kiwi center Taane Samuel may not return for another season.  File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: UE Lady Warriors aim higher in UAAP Season 81

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Will the UE Lady Warriors surprise the competition this season?

NEW LEADER. Kath Arado continues to anchor the UE Lady Warriors' defense. File Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP juniors: NU clinches twice-to-beat, UST stuns FEU

Feb 03, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The NU Bullpups maul the UPIS Junior Maroons by 51 points to secure the top spot in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

STREAKY. Terrence Fortea drains 18 of his 23 points from beyond the arc. Contributed photo

SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball round 1

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:31 PM

This season, La Salle aims for a historic four-peat championship with multi-titled head coach Ramil de Jesus

Final Four cast complete in UAAP juniors basketball

Jan 27, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Ateneo, FEU, and Adamson join National University in the semifinals

KEY CONTRIBUTOR. Forthsky Padrigao delivers an all-around performance to help the Blue Eaglets nail their ninth win. Contributed photo

UAAP juniors: NU Bullpups clinch 1st Final Four spot

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Gerry Abadiano takes charge a the NU Bullpups pull away late against the La Salle Zobel Junior Archers

ON TOP. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups cruise to their 10th triumph in 11 games. File photo

Nieto twins late to San Beda clash due to class

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Matt and Mike Nieto, together with Tyler Tio and Jolo Mendoza, arrive late to the game against San Beda since they had to attend class

STUDENTS FIRST. Matt Nieto squeezes in time to show up for the game midway in the third quarter. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP juniors: Bullpups exact revenge, rout Falcons by 41

Jan 20, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The NU Bullpups get even with the Adamson Baby Falcons who defeated them in the first round

9-1. Terrence Fortea comes off the bench to score 23 points as the Bullpups remain on top of the table.

LIST: Under Henry Sy, NU bags 33 UAAP championships

Jan 20, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The NU Pep Squad and the women's basketball team have turned into dominant forces in the UAAP

ZERO TO HERO. The NU Bulldogs transform into winners with Henry Sy's help. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Get study tips from Ateneo's Isaac Go

Jan 18, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Two-time UAAP champion Isaac Go shows us his study habits that helped him nab back-to-back first honors in Ateneo

UAAP juniors: Ateneo vents ire on UE, NU blasts UST

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The Blue Eaglets snap a two-game skid as the league-leading Bullpups remain as the top dogs in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

LEAGUE’S BEST. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups strengthen their hold of the solo top spot. Contributed photo

NU opens 2nd round with sweep of Ateneo

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The NU Bullpups remain on top of UAAP juniors basketball after another big win over Ateneo

TIGHT DUEL. NU's Kevin Quiambao (left) and Ateneo's Kai Sotto battle for rebounding position. Contributed photo

Expect packed UAAP Season 82 as PH hosts 2019 SEA Games

Jan 06, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Season 82 host Ateneo plans to compress the UAAP basketball schedule as league athletes also gear up for the regional meet

THREE-PEAT? The Ateneo Blue Eagles' mission for a three-peat championship adjusts to the 2019 SEA Games schedule. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Breakthroughs, dynasties highlight 2018 UAAP, NCAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:53 AM

Relive the best basketball moments in UAAP Season 81 and NCAA Season 94

New regime: La Salle seeks return to glory

Dec 21, 2018 - 6:49 PM

La Salle aims to live up to its rank of being one of UAAP's powerhouses in men's basketball

RETURN TO GLORY. La Salle's Aljun Melecio and the Season 79 Rookie of the Year is set to develop under his third coach in his UAAP collegiate career. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After getting called out, Thirdy Ravena aces group work

Dec 19, 2018 - 6:31 PM

Thirdy Ravena may be a campus hero for powering Ateneo to the UAAP crown, but it isn't exactly the same with his group mates in school

STUDENT-ATHLETE. Thirdy Ravena commits himself to being a student-athlete in Ateneo. Rappler Screenshot

Pumaren: 'I’ll be with Adamson for the long haul'

Dec 19, 2018 - 9:25 AM

(UPDATED) Coach Franz Pumaren denies talks that Adamson won't renew his contract after the Falcons fell short of reaching the UAAP Finals

STILL ON BOARD. Coach Franz Pumaren says he still has some ‘unfinished business’ with the Adamson Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler