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Who made Gretchen Ho’s all-time Ateneo Lady Eagles lineup?

Jun 19, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Former Ateneo volleyball star Gretchen Ho says there are 'many pieces you need to put together' to form a champion team

FLYING HIGH. Gretchen Ho (right) helped jumpstart Ateneo volleyball’s winning ways. File photo by Josh Albelda

Hopeful Almadro not forcing return of 5th year Lady Eagles

Jun 11, 2020 - 4:52 PM

‘I’m sure they will consider it, but I cannot impose right away,’ says Ateneo women’s volleyball coach Oliver Almadro

CUT SHORT. The Ateneo Lady Eagles’ title defense bid comes to an abrupt end due to the pandemic. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

For the ages: How LA Tenorio, Ateneo ended La Salle’s dynasty

Jun 03, 2020 - 12:04 PM

Ateneo may be basking in glory now, but more than two decades ago, the Blue Eagles starved for UAAP basketball success

TRUE BLUE. LA Tenorio recalls the heartbreaks before leading Ateneo to a historic crown. File photo

Thirdy Ravena hailed top Ateneo male athlete

May 29, 2020 - 10:35 AM

After powering the Blue Eagles to a three-peat, Thirdy Ravena becomes the first basketball player to win Ateneo’s Sportsman of the Year award in 10 years

THREE-PEAT AND A SWEEP. Thirdy Ravena leads the Ateneo Blue Eagles to a perfect season. Photo from UAAP

Rappler Sports Timeout: What's up with Faith Nisperos?

May 27, 2020 - 10:01 AM

The highly touted Ateneo volleyball rookie draws inspiration as an athlete from her idol Michael Jordan

Ateneo Lady Eagles on the road to accepting mental struggles

Apr 14, 2020 - 8:33 PM

Like other sports teams, defending champion Ateneo Lady Eagles are also struggling to cope with the cancelation of the UAAP

GRIEVING. The Ateneo Lady Eagles end their title defense bid abruptly due to the cancelation of the UAAP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'No decision yet,' says Kat Tolentino on UAAP fate

Apr 09, 2020 - 3:10 PM

'If anything, what I learned from last year is not to make a decision right away and you have to think about it,' says Kat Tolentino

NO REGRETS. Kat Tolentino remains unfazed with the eligibility dilemma brought about by the cancelation of UAAP Season 82. Photo from UAAP release

Tolentino takes subpar game in stride, looks at Ateneo positives

Mar 07, 2020 - 11:40 PM

Held to just 6 points, Kat Tolentino brushes off Ateneo’s early loss to rival La Salle

OVERPOWERED. La Salle's imposing defense proves too much for Kat Tolentino and the Lady Eagles. Photo release

Debuting La Salle outclasses heated rival Ateneo

Mar 07, 2020 - 7:14 PM

A video challenge wraps up La Salle's huge win as the Lady Spikers turn back defending champion Ateneo to start their campaign

After shock first-day loss, Ateneo soars past rival La Salle

Mar 07, 2020 - 5:56 PM

Chu Njigha fuels Ateneo’s attack as the Blue Eagles down the La Salle Green Spikers in UAAP men’s volleyball

ATTACK MODE. Chu Njigha unleashes 20 points to lift Ateneo. Photo relase

Ateneo rookie Nisperos ready to live out ‘dream’ opportunity

Mar 06, 2020 - 5:07 PM

Highly-touted rookie Faith Nisperos delivers in her first game for the Ateneo Lady Eagles

UNFAZED. Faith Nisperos shows no fear in her first UAAP seniors game. Photo from UAAP


Kat Tolentino embraces bigger leadership role in Ateneo return

Mar 05, 2020 - 9:09 PM

Although back to provide veteran presence, Ateneo star Kat Tolentino says she’s taking on a 'different role'

HOT START. Kat Tolentino and the Lady Eagles soar to an easy win over UP in their campaign opener. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tolentino, Nisperos-led Ateneo blasts UP in Battle of Katipunan

Mar 04, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Ateneo sets its UAAP title defense in motion with a decisive victory over UP

ADMU (17) Faith Janine Nisperos. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP pulls off upset over Ateneo in UAAP Season 82 opener

Mar 04, 2020 - 6:46 PM

After only tallying one win last season, the UP Fighting Maroons get off to a blazing start over Ateneo

UPSET. John Mark Millete captains his team to  stun the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena, Nietos relish historic Ateneo GS jersey retirement

Feb 19, 2020 - 7:49 PM

Back to where they all started, Thirdy Ravena and Nieto twins Matt and Mike earn an unprecedented Ateneo honor

Adamson stuns Ateneo in UAAP juniors semis turnaround win

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Rookie MVP Jake Figueroa takes over as the Baby Falcons oust the Blue Eaglets in the UAAP boys’ basketball stepladder semifinals

TURNAROUND WIN. Jake Figuerao (center) lifts the Baby Falcons out of a double-digit hole. Photo release

WATCH: Champion veterans boost Ateneo Lady Eagles' title defense bid

Feb 08, 2020 - 12:01 PM

Just when you thought they're gone, Kat Tolentino and Jho Maraguinot return to play their final year in Ateneo

COMEBACK. Kat Tolentino is set to make a UAAP return this Season 82. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Jarvey Gayoso to turn pro, skips final UAAP year

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:23 AM

Ateneo star Jarvey Gayoso opts out of his final playing year in the UAAP to chase his professional football dreams

LEGACY. Jarvey Gayoso wins two UAAP championships and two MVP awards with Ateneo. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jho Maraguinot returns to Ateneo for UAAP Season 82

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:53 PM

(UPDATED) After sitting out for one season, veteran Jho Maraguinot suits up again to play her final UAAP year with the Ateneo Lady Eagles

UAAP RETURN. Jho Maraguinot decides to play her final year of eligibility with the Ateneo Lady Eagles. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dave Ildefonso leaves NU to play for Ateneo

Jan 12, 2020 - 8:17 PM

(UPDATED) Amid the NU Bulldogs’ team shake-up, Dave Ildefonso returns to Ateneo where his career kickstarted as a high school champion

Dave Ildefonso, NU. UAAP Photo Release

Undefeated NU escapes feisty Ateneo in UAAP boys’ basketball

Jan 12, 2020 - 7:59 PM

Defending champion NU pulls off its closest win of the season after arresting Ateneo’s late surge

'Answered prayer': Kat Tolentino to play final UAAP year with Ateneo

Nov 28, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Ateneo Lady Eagles star Kat Tolentino decides to play her 5th and final year with the UAAP volleyball defending champions

LEADERSHIP. Kat Tolentino is set to lead the young Ateneo Lady Eagles. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Are we in the middle of another Ateneo Blue Eagles dynasty?

Nov 27, 2019 - 4:25 PM

After a three-peat title romp, will the best be even better in UAAP Season 83?

PASSING THE TORCH. Three-time UAAP Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena leaves the Blue Eagles in the hands of rising star SJ Belangel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Ateneo bonfire celebrates sporting dynasties

Nov 24, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Ateneo honors the UAAP championship runs of the men's basketball team, men's and women's swimming team, and women's badminton team

DYNASTY. (from left to right) Mike Nieto of the men's basketball team, Aki Cariño of the men's swimming team, Geva De Vera and Chanelle Lunod fo the women's badminton team and Chloe Daos of the women's swimming team lead the lighting of the bonfire. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

'Fireman' Belangel answers Ateneo’s call in 3-peat clincher

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Basking in the glory of their season sweep, the Ateneo seniors make sure to give props to their little brother SJ Belangel for dousing the Tigers' fire

GUTSY. SJ Belangel delivers in crucial stretches in the title-clinching match. Photo release

Two-time champ Jet Nieto proud of twin sons’ Ateneo 3-peat

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:41 AM

'There’s no better feeling in the world for Mike and me than to beat daddy’s record,' says Ateneo star Matt Nieto

WINNING TRIO. Nieto twins Mike (left) and Matt (right) surpass their father Jet's feat. Photo by Jasmine W. Payo/Rappler

Baldwin glad to be proven wrong by Ateneo seniors core

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits he once didn't think too highly of his veteran core: 'I’ll be honest. I didn’t see it'

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena thanks Baldwin for pushing him out of family’s shadow

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Once known as just Kiefer’s brother or Bong’s son, Thirdy Ravena shares a Tab Baldwin pep talk helped him transform into a sought-after basketball prospect

MENTOR. Thirdy Ravena credits Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin for helping him focus on what matters. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo Blue Eagles relish three-peat and a sweep

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:57 PM

A mighty Ateneo squad steamrolls the rest of the UAAP field to bag its third straight crown on a perfect 16-0 season run

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Sweep victory:' Twitter erupts as Ateneo completes UAAP three-peat

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Social media goes full-on celebration mode after the Ateneo Blue Eagles' perfect run in UAAP Season 82 men's basketball

CHAMPS AGAIN: Ateneo dynasty romps to rare season sweep after UST scare

Nov 20, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Punctuating a historic season, the unbeaten Ateneo Blue Eagles survive a hard-fighting UST Growling Tigers to capture a third straight UAAP championship

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Finals 2019 Game 2

Nov 19, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Poised to leave like legends, the Ateneo Blue Eagles go for a perfect season against a UST Growling Tigers side vying to pull off the improbable

'Finals Thirdy' makes most of last games after 32-point eruption

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

As always, two-time Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena puts on a show in the UAAP championship series

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo reduces UST to tears

Nov 16, 2019 - 7:44 PM

A razor-sharp Ateneo squad still looks too invincible as UST crumbles in Game 1 of the UAAP men's basketball finals

ADMU vs UST UAAP Finals Game 1. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Still unstoppable: Ateneo shuts down UST as Ravena catches fire

Nov 16, 2019 - 6:01 PM

A hot-starting Ateneo Blue Eagles squad blows out the UST Growling Tigers behind Thirdy Ravena's scoring outburst

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Finals 2019 Game 1

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:11 PM

A well-rested Ateneo Blue Eagles side battles a UST Growling Tigers crew that's ready to pounce

UAAP Player of the Week Belangel blossoming for title-seeking Ateneo

Nov 04, 2019 - 2:37 PM

SJ Belangel comes up big as Ateneo seals the first 14-0 sweep and outright finals berth in UAAP seniors basketball since UE achieved the feat 12 years ago

BIG DREAMS. SJ Belangel says he is dedicating his fine play to his seniors to give them a fitting farewell. Photo from UAAP


Will Navarro bounces back from concussion with perfect game

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:51 PM

After a head injury scare, Will Navarro delivers double-digit numbers on a perfect shooting clip

FOCUSED. Will Navarro says the title goal remains clear for the Blua Eagles. Photo release

Baldwin calls Eagles 'hardest-practicing team' he's coached in 40 years

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Call them too methodical or even robotic, but for Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin, it takes a lot of heart to build an efficient team

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FINALS-BOUND: Ateneo completes rare sweep after UP drubbing

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Mighty Ateneo clinches an outright UAAP title berth after capping a perfect 14-0 elimination run with a rout of UP

UNTOUCHABLE. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ravena emphasizes need for strong start vs cardiac-gaming UP

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:27 AM

‘Business is not done,’ says Thirdy Ravena as Ateneo targets a 14-0 sweep of the UAAP elimination round

GAME FACE. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena says there should be no room for complacency. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UP - UAAP Season 82 round 2

Oct 29, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Mighty Ateneo shoots for a 14-0 elimination sweep but a UP side riding on momentum plans to play spoiler

After concussion scare, Ateneo's Navarro likely back vs UP

Oct 26, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Barely remembering the day he sustained a head injury, Will Navarro thinks he’s ready to take the floor again when Ateneo goes for an elimination sweep

GOOD TO GO. Will Navarro gears up for Ateneo's showdown versus UP. Photo release

Ateneo cruises past NU, moves on cusp of outright finals spot

Oct 26, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Flashing full control, the Ateneo Blue Eagles rip the NU Bulldogs to move within a win of an eliminations sweep and an automatic UAAP title berth

ONE-SIDED. Matthew Daves and the Blue Eagles prove too strong for Shaun Ildefonso and the Bulldogs. Photo release

Ateneo swimming overcomes 'roadblocks' to extend UAAP reign

Oct 22, 2019 - 5:16 PM

FAST Ateneo Swimming Team clinches a 6th straight men's title and 3-peat women's championship in UAAP Season 82

DEFYING ODDS. The Ateneo men's swimming team rallies back to edge La Salle for its sixth straight UAAP swimming title. Photo from release

UE’s Abanto suspended for unsportsmanlike foul on Ateneo’s Navarro

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Nick Abanto gets suspended as he picks up two unsportsmanlike fouls during UE's clash with Ateneo

SUSPENDED. Nick Abanto will miss UE's second round game against FEU for picking up 2 unsportsmanlike fouls. Photo from UAAP release

Ruthless Ateneo romps to 12-0 after UE ripping

Oct 20, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Still unstoppable, Ateneo demolishes UE to inch closer to an elimination sweep and an outright championship berth

UNSTOPPABLE. Still no team can catch up with Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Still perfect: Ateneo clamps down FEU in steady comeback win

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Ateneo gets flustered by a driven FEU squad, but the unbeaten Blue Eagles regain their bearings to complete a come-from-behind win

HUGE CHALLENGE. Matthew Daves and the Blue Eagles survive the Tamaraw threat. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 13, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Check out some photos of the rivalry showdown where Ateneo pulls through despite a strong challenge from La Salle

SPARKPLUG. Adrian Wong unloads Ateneo’s first 8 points on the way to finishing a game-high 18 points on a 4-of-7 clip from beyond the arc. Photo release

Ateneo sweeps rival La Salle to clinch Final Four berth

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:57 PM

A machine-like Ateneo squad turns back La Salle to stay unbeaten in 10 games