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No hard feelings between ex-Blue Eaglets

Sep 24, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Former Ateneo high school teammates Dave Ildefonso and SJ Belangel took different collegiate paths

FRIENDLY FOES. Former Ateneo Blue Eaglets SJ Belangel (left) and Dave Ildefonso are friends off the court but are not on the court. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tab Baldwin apologizes for Dave Ildefonso comments

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The Ateneo mentor clarifies his remarks on Dave Ildefonso's decision to join National University

CLEAR THE AIR. Ateneo's Tab Baldwin says sorry to National University and the Ildefonsos. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tab Baldwin wants Dave Ildefonso to 'rethink his decision'

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin tells former Blue Eaglet star Dave Ildefonso that he left the better program

SHOTS FIRED. Star rookie Dave Ildefonso (right) thinks he made the right decision in choosing the NU Bulldogs over coach Tab Baldwin’s Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler.com

Elite Ateneo defense holds NU to 46 points in blowout win

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The Blue Eagles cruise to their second straight triumph in the UAAP men's basketball tournament

BLOWOUT. Adrian Wong and the Ateneo Blue Eagles floor the NU Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tab Baldwin: Win or be labeled losers

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:52 PM

In each game, the Ateneo champion coach urges the Blue Eagles to answer one question: Who are we?

WINNERS. Ateneo coach Tab Balwin hopes his Blue Eagles stay on track after rediscovering their winning ways. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo turns back gutsy UP, picks up first victory

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The defending champion Blue Eagles avenge their stunning loss to Adamson with a win over a UP side that lost its coach to ejection

BATTLE OF THE KATIPUNAN. UP's Bright Akhuetie and Ateneo's Angelo Kouame figure in a tight contest between the two neighboring schools. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sidelined for a year, Ateneo's Adrian Wong eyes big comeback

Sep 10, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Expect an improved version of the player that Ateneo relies on for floor spacing, consistent playmaking, and shut-down defense

GETTING BETTER. Ateneo’s Adrian Wong thinks getting sidelined helped him become a better player. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson-Ateneo thriller highlights one key UAAP lesson

Sep 09, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Nothing is ever guaranteed in the country’s premier collegiate league

DEADLY. Adamson’s Jerrick Ahanmisi showed he can hurt opponents in more ways than one. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo’s collapse not a rookie problem, says Tab Baldwin

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The champion mentor says there were problems overall, and not just from the younger side of the team

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin expects his rookies to learn from their first-game heartbreak. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

How to shock Ateneo? Practice for 3 months, says Adamson

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Despite the craziness of it all in one look, Adamson’s maiden win was a product of exceedingly long preparation

TOP GUNS. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons have every reason to celebrate. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson stuns defending champ Ateneo in season opener

Sep 09, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Jerrick Ahanmisi unleashes 23 points as the Falcons score the biggest upset in the UAAP opening weekend

TOUGH CHALLENGE. The Adamson Falcons made it tough all afternoon for William Navarro and the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Thirdy motivated by chance to tie Kiefer’s record in Ateneo

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena has a shot at tying his brother's UAAP title record, but says the Blue Eagles have a whole lot work to do

MUCH IMPROVED. Even after a Finals MVP run, Thirdy Ravena thinks he's in better form this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo Blue Eagles remain grounded amid the hype

Sep 02, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles know that it’s harder to defend a title than to win one

BIG CHALLENGE. Thirdy Ravena expects all the other teams to play their best against defending champion Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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)

Cool heads Matt Nieto, Thirdy Ravena get thumbs-up, cash bonus

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:13 PM

For exceeding expectations and being class acts during the Jones Cup, Ravena and Nieto share P100,000 bonus

EXEMPLAR.

Iran kicks Ateneo-PH out of Jones Cup podium

Jul 22, 2018 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) The Blue Eagles bow to Iran to finish with a 5-3 record and settle for 4th place

NOTABLE RUN. Mike Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles put up a decent showing in the international club tournament. Photo by Glen Lopez/Fabilioh

Jones Cup: Matt Nieto game-winner sinks Chinese Taipei-Blue

Jul 21, 2018 - 9:39 PM

(UPDATED) The Blue Eagles stay in the running for a podium finish with a 5-2 record

GAME HERO. Matt Nieto beats the buzzer to lead Ateneo’s upset of the host team. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH-Ateneo blasts Lithuania to stay on track of podium finish

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Blue Eagles streak to their 3rd straight victory for a 4-2 record in the Jones Cup

SURPRISE RUN. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles continue to surprise in the club tournament. Photo by Glen Lopez/Fabilioh

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

Isaac Go explodes for 6 triples in Ateneo win vs Indonesia

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Ateneo big man knocks in 21 points on a 6-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc against Indonesia in the 2018 Jones Cup

HOTSHOT. Isaac Go and the Philippine-Ateneo Blue Eagles overwhelm Indonesia in the second half. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Canada denies Ateneo Blue Eagles comeback

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The Blue Eagles absorb their second straight loss in the 2018 William Jones Cup

HUSTLE. Thirdy Ravena explodes in the 4th quarter to help cut the deficit against Canada. Photo by Glen Lopez/Fabilioh

Ateneo Blue Eagles bow to South Korea, pick up first loss in Jones Cup

Jul 16, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The Blue Eagles fail to earn a win against rival South Korea

HEIGHT ADVANTAGE.. 6-foot-10 Rookie Angelo Kouame matches up with South Korea's towering lineup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo turns heads at Jones Cup debut, routs Chinese Taipei

Jul 15, 2018 - 7:18 PM

The Blue Eagles blast the host team by 23 points in the international club tournament

Thirdy Ravena. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

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

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

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

WATCH: Thirdy Ravena sinks buzzer-beater to nip Greece U21 squad

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The UAAP Finals MVP breaks the Greek team's heart with a clutch 3-pointer for the Ateneo Blue Eagles

CLUTCH. Thirdy Ravena has made Ateneo's Greece visit an avenue to showcase his wares. File photo by Josh Albelda/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 bags City Hoops 25U crown before Greece jaunt

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The Blue Eagles look to boost their UAAP buildup in Europe after a successful preseason run

PRESEASON KING. The Ateneo Blue Eagles overpower the Far Eastern University Tamaraws in a summer tournament.

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

Ateneo stretches perfect FilOil streak to 5, runs circles around NU

May 31, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The reigning UAAP men's basketball champions get to keep a share of the top spot with rival La Salle in Group A

MAIN MAN. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena tries to get a shot off NU's John Lloyd Clemente in the match handily won by the Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/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

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

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

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

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

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

Marck Espejo remains undisputed king of UAAP men's volleyball

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:12 AM

The King Eagle takes home the MVP title in every season of his 5-year collegiate career

LEGEND. Marck Espejo's 5-time MVP feat soldifies his status as one of the country's best in this generation.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Positivity fuels Ateneo's bid to turn series around vs NU

Apr 29, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The 3-peat champions are not allowing the best-of-three finals to end in the Bulldogs' favor

DO-OR-DIE. Will the Ateneo Blue Eagles soar higher over the Bulldogs? Or will they hand over their crown? Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bulldogs sweep defending champ Ateneo in Game 1

Apr 28, 2018 - 1:28 PM

(UPDATED) The Bulldogs take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series of the UAAP Men's Volleyball finals

QUICK WIN. The NU Bulldogs waste no time in disposing of the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jarvey Gayoso credits UST for finding Blue Eagles' Achilles heel

Apr 27, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The phenom is determined to sharpen his physical and mental skills in a bid to come out stronger next season

LOOKING FORWARD. Season 79 Most Valuable Player Jarvey Gayoso aims to redeem the Blue Eagles' premature exit and improve himself in Season 81. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

Dimacali's lone goal sends UST to the finals over defending champ Ateneo

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:39 PM

(UPDATED) UST clinches a UAAP men's football finals berth after 6 years

Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Go Ateneo

Ish Polvorosa's playmaking propels Ateneo to the Finals in his last year

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:10 PM

The reigning best setter wakes up every day believing his last UAAP games will be in the Smart Araneta Coliseum

MASTERMIND. Ish Polvorosa still continues to be the brains behind the Blue Eagles' successes on the court. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles overcome FEU's twice-to-beat advantage to nail Finals berth

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:13 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The reigning champions will clash with NU in the UAAP Men's Volleyball Finals for the 5th straight time

SOVEREIGNTY. The Ateneo Blue Eagles' championship experience outclasses the FEU Tamaraws. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Bea de Leon remains proud of Ateneo Lady Eagles despite UAAP exit

Apr 22, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The 4th year middle blocker is also uncertain of her future with the blue and white

GOAL ACHIEVED. Bea de Leon had her own doubts of making it to the Final 4, but she is glad that the Ateneo Lady Eagles proved her wrong. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Marck Espejo shows he isn't done yet in the UAAP

Apr 22, 2018 - 12:41 PM

'I just want my last year to be memorable,' says the graduating 4-time MVP after his record 55-point explosion

OFFERING. Marck Espejo's 55 points is just a number for him because what matters to him is being able to deliver his role in the team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler