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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

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

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

Ravenas: PH's 'lucky charm' in Miss Universe

Dec 18, 2018 - 7:01 PM

'Lucky charm lang. There’s nothing wrong with being a lucky charm,' says Thirdy Ravena

'DESERVING'. Thirdy Ravena votes for Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray during her Binibini Pilipinas contest. Photo from Instagram (@3rd_e)

Rappler Talk Sports: Thirdy Ravena on Ateneo's UAAP back-to-back title run

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Thirdy Ravena drops by the Rappler office to talk about the Ateneo Blue Eagles' UAAP Season 81 championship

Tab Baldwin: Nowhere to go but Ateneo

Dec 16, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin intends to stay with the Blue Eagles even if the American-Kiwi has been recommended to take over the Batang Gilas program

BALDWIN STAYS. Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin plans to lead the Blue Eagles to a three-peat UAAP dynasty. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo bonfire honors UAAP Season 81 champions

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The Ateneo men's basketball, men's and women's swimming, women's fencing and women's badminton teams bask in the spotlight after their successful campaigns

BONFIRE. The Ateneo community gathers to the Grade School grounds for the bonfire celebration. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Kai Sotto stands tall as undisputed leader in juniors MVP race

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Not surprisingly, the 7-foot-1 Ateneo superstar emerges as the runaway statistical leader in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

Tab Baldwin wants Ateneo to dominate PBA Rookie Draft 2019

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:06 PM

Ateneo head tactician Tab Baldwin hopes to see 6 Blue Eagles in the top 10 draft picks

BACK-TO-BACK. The Ateneo Blue Eagles will remain intact for Season 82. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Jet Nieto hopes twins Matt, Mike surpass his feat

Dec 14, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'It’s every father’s dream for your boys to outdo you,' says former Ateneo champion Jet Nieto

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

From Team B to champion: Asistio completes long Ateneo journey

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Anton Asistio may have had his share of team struggles, but Ateneo's lone graduating player won't have it any other way

A FIGHTER. Anton Asistio defies the odds to become one of the best players in the two-peat champion crop of the Ateneo Blue Eagles.Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Why Thirdy Ravena had 'Javi V' written on his arm

Dec 08, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'Javi reminded me to just enjoy the game. I’m pretty sure I had the best game of my life,' Thirdy Ravena says of his late friend

FOR JAVI. Thirdy Ravena reveals that he is inspired by his dream of Javi Villareal. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tab: Back-to-back no comparison to Black's 5-peat 'mountain'

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin says his back-to-back title romp looks like just 'a little bump' compared to Norman Black's string of UAAP crowns

TWO-PEAT. The Ateneo Blue Eagles nab their second straight UAAP men's basketball title. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kiefer: Thirdy now the better Ravena

Dec 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

For now, at least, Kiefer admits his younger brother Thirdy owns the 'better Ravena' title after a sensational UAAP Finals showing

KING EAGLES. Thirdy (left) and Kiefer Ravena each own two UAAP championships and two MVP awards. Photo from Instagram (@3rd_e)

Kouame: ‘I want 4 more championships’

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:19 AM

After getting a taste of his first UAAP championship, Ateneo's Angelo Kouame just wants more of it

ON TOP. Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame (back row, center) has 4 more years to help the Blue Eagles whip up more championship celebrations. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

In team-first system, Thirdy still on top

Dec 06, 2018 - 12:39 AM

Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles show yet again why they're the kings of UAAP men’s basketball

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

From quirky cheers to diehard dogs, UAAP fans up their game

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:50 PM

There's no lack of team spirit among fans, and some pets, during the UAAP Finals Game 2 clash between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the UP Fighting Maroons

Ateneo wrecks U.P., clinches back-to-back UAAP titles

Dec 05, 2018 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) Thirdy Ravena erupts for 38 points as a solid Blue Eagles crew completes a 2-0 sweep of the Maroons to bag the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball crown

UNSTOPPABLE. Thirdy Ravena and Angelo Kouame play hero in the Blue Eagles' title romp against the Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Akhuetie tops UAAP Season 81 individual awards

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:26 PM

UP's Bright Akhuetie makes sure to celebrate this season's top individual award with the rest of the Fighting Maroons

Photo byMichael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 2

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:53 PM

It's now or never for the UP Fighting Maroons as the Ateneo Blue Eagles look to sweep the series for a second straight UAAP championship

BIG BATTLE. UP’S Bright Akhuetie and Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame will again be at the forefront of the title showdown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 2

Dec 04, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Will Ateneo cruise to its second straight championship or can UP force another crucial do-or-die game this season?

The real Matt Nieto shows up

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:18 PM

It may have taken a while, but it’s safe to say that the Matt Nieto we know finally returned

MAIN PLAYMAKER. Matt Nieto unconsciously takes up scoring duties to lift Ateneo to a Game 1 win in the best-of-three Finals series. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo not affected by raucous U.P. crowd

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The Blue Eagles expect diehard UP fans to come in droves as the Fighting Maroons try to spoil their bid for a second straight UAAP championship

UNWAVERING. Matt Nieto keeps his composure to lead the Ateneo Blue Eagles past the Fighting Maroons with their 6th man. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: Ateneans camp out overnight for Ateneo-U.P. Finals Game 2 tickets

Dec 03, 2018 - 12:21 AM

They're camping out overnight until ticket booths open at 6 am on Monday, December 3

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: U.P. official threatens safety of Ateneo Blue Eagles

Dec 02, 2018 - 6:57 PM

In a Facebook post, UP Board of Regents member Frederick ‘Spocky’ Farolan suggests that 3 Blue Eagles will be injured but later counters that it's all sarcasm

9 UAAP Finals ticket scalpers arrested

Dec 02, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Pasay City police round up the scalpers at the Mall of Asia Arena before Game 1 of the UAAP Finals between Ateneo and the University of the Philippines

ARRESTED. The Pasay police will continue to crack down on ticket scalpers. Photo from NCRPO

Ateneo gives U.P. a lesson on UAAP’s biggest stage

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Like a big brother, Ateneo plays the role of teaching a soon-to-be star what it takes to have all the glory

CHAMPIONSHIP POISE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles find the perfect moment to flip the switch against the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Abroad or on the road, people go to great lengths to witness UAAP Finals game

Dec 01, 2018 - 10:40 PM

People in buses, campuses, malls, and places abroad tune in to watch Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 Finals

Kouame: Bright incident not intentional

Dec 01, 2018 - 9:51 PM

'People can get mad, but it wasn't intentional. I didn't know what really happened. I'm really sorry about that,' says Ateneo big man Angelo Kouame

'I'M SORRY'. Angelo Kouame apologizes to Bright Akhuetie for the accident. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tab Baldwin: 'We didn't want U.P. in the Finals'

Dec 01, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Ateneo's head tactician admits the UP Fighting Maroons have really become a tough opponent

DISAPPOINTED. Tab Baldwin and the Ateneo Blue Eagles are looking to learn from their mistakes to sweep the tough UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo fights off U.P., nears 2nd straight UAAP crown

Dec 01, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Matt Nieto and Thirdy Ravena wax hot as the Blue Eagles take Game 1 of the best-of-three title series

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 1

Dec 01, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Can the UP Fighting Maroons pull off a grand upset of the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals opener?

DAVID VS GOLIATH? The UP Fighting Maroons are tagged as the 'underdogs' but defending champion Ateneo is not taking them lightly. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Ateneo, U.P. student councils unite vs impunity, misogyny

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The Ateneo and UP Diliman student councils jointly urge those watching the UAAP Finals opener live to wear black as 'protest against violence, impunity, and misogyny'

LOOK: Ateneo, U.P. fans engage in UAAP Finals meme war

Dec 01, 2018 - 12:42 AM

The feud between the two neighboring schools is being waged online – and the fans surely didn't hold back in dropping bombs

Ateneo hopes to match wildly excited U.P. crowd

Nov 30, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'When you’re live, you are actually part of the game, so it’s different – every cheer and every applause could be felt and heard by the team,' says Ateneo deputy Sandy Arespacochaga

KATIPUNAN IN MOA. Ateneo hopes that the blue and white side of Katipunan will give their all-out support in Mall of Asia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Juan GDL raring to upset Ateneo: 'Why stop now?'

Nov 30, 2018 - 5:08 PM

'This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we’re never gonna give up,' says UP's sophomore star Juan Gomez de Liaño

BIG SHOT. Juan Gomez de Liaño looks to come up big yet again as UP tries to topple powerhouse Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 1

Nov 30, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Out to sustain their incredible run, the UP Fighting Maroons look to challenge defending champion Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals opener

LOOK: Long lines at SM Tickets outlets for blockbuster UAAP Finals 2018

Nov 30, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Fans were complaining about scalpers selling tickets for more than double the actual price

UAAP Finals 2018: Where to score Ateneo-U.P. game tickets

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Still wondering where to get tickets for the historic 'Battle of Katipunan' in the UAAP Finals? Visit these booths

A FANS' BATTLE. It is now time for Ateneo and UP fans to fight for their UAAP finals tickets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

SCHEDULE: UAAP Finals 2018 – Ateneo vs U.P.

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:47 PM

It's the Battle of Katipunan! Block off these dates to witness the historic UAAP Finals showdown between neighbors Ateneo and UP

EPIC. It is going to be war in Katipunan as Ateneo and UP go head-to-head in a best-of-three UAAP Finals series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Thirdy Ravena learns to keep his cool this time

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:30 PM

'We just have to make sure we play like we're defending champions,' says the Ateneo Blue Eagles stalwart

COOL-HEADED LEADER. Thirdy Ravena sets an example to keep his cool during tough situations in the game. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo steamrolls FEU, clinches 3rd straight UAAP Finals berth

Nov 25, 2018 - 6:13 PM

(UPDATED) Unforgiving from the get-go, the Blue Eagles overwhelm the Tamaraws to march to their 12th UAAP Finals in 18 years

UNSTOPPABLE. There's still no stopping Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles in their quest for back-to-back crowns. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs FEU – UAAP Season 81 Final Four Game 1

Nov 25, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Ateneo and FEU clash in the UAAP Final Four for the fourth straight season, but the Blue Eagles aim for a quick finish this time

UAAP81 Mens Basketball ADMU vs FEU 10-20-2018. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Racela expects Ateneo’s Kouame to be a ‘headache’ for FEU

Nov 25, 2018 - 11:45 AM

The Tamaraws still remember how the Ivorian center bullied them with a monstrous double-double of 33 points and 27 rebounds

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs FEU – UAAP Season 81 Final Four Game 1

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:56 AM

Ateneo vies for a third straight UAAP Finals stint, but if there’s any team that proved to be a survivor all season, it’s definitely FEU

No Tab Baldwin, no problem for Ateneo

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:26 PM

If the Blue Eagles have been ably stepping up for each other, then Sandy Arespacochaga also did the same for the absent Tab Baldwin

DEPENDABLE DEPUTY. Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga fills in for Tab Baldwin in the last elimination round game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler  DEPENDABLE DEPUTY. Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga fills in for Tab Baldwin in the last elimination round game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Ateneo rips UST by 40 points, sweeps 2nd round

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:57 PM

The Blue Eagles complete a 7-0 sweep of the UAAP second round

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Ateneo shoots for a sweep of the second round against a UST side hoping to close out the season with a major upset

SCORING MACHINE. Renzo Subido looks to cap off UST's season on a high note after going through a redshirt year last season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: Ateneo splashes to 2nd double championship season

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The Ateneo tankers and NU taekwondo teams bag back-to-back double titles in their respective tournaments

Former Kiwi nat’l coach Tab Baldwin praises returning Samuel

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

The Ateneo mentor says 19-year-old bruiser Taane Samuel is 'another weapon' for La Salle

KIWI CONNECTION. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits that La Salle big man Taane Samuel gave the defending champions some problems. Photos by Alvin S. Go/Rappler