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Winning and misery: 7 takeaways from the UST-UP battle

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Renzo Subido turns into a UST legend, the Aldin Ayo effect continues, rumors of a potential UP exodus swirl, plus all the hot buzz in the classic showdown

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After painful exit, Manzo wants UP to keep winning mindset

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Cebuano standout Jun Manzo says he’s just glad to witness the Maroons’ transformation from a perpetual cellar-dweller to a Final Four contender

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kobe Paras embraces changed mindset in UAAP debut season

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:02 AM

After a stellar run ended in a heartbreak, UP stalwart Kobe Paras just wants to 'take a break and enjoy life'

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GDLs future with UP in doubt after heartbreak exit vs UST

Nov 13, 2019 - 9:41 PM

'We couldn’t prove the haters wrong,' says UP stalwart Juan Gomez de Liaño

TRAGIC. Juan Gomez de Liaño gets consoled by temmates Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras after UP's heartbreaking loss to UST. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Tears and thrills as UST takes fight out of UP

Nov 13, 2019 - 8:37 PM

The UST Growling Tigers prove too strong for the UP Fighting Maroons yet again to advance to a title showdown against the Ateneo Blue Eagles

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UST Tigers roar back to shock favored UP Maroons

Nov 13, 2019 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) The UST Growling Tigers overcame the twice-to-beat advantage of the UP Fighting Maroons to arrange a championship showdown against Ateneo

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HIGHLIGHTS: UP vs UST - UAAP Season 82 stepladder semifinals Game 2

Nov 12, 2019 - 3:03 PM

As the UP Fighting Maroons try to sneak their way back to the UAAP Finals, the UST Growling Tigers look to prove they're too good to stop

MVP Chabi Yo tips hat to ex-MVP Akhuetie for 'tough matchup'

Nov 11, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Soulemane Chabi Yo and UST have a chance to sweep UP and set up a UAAP finals date with Ateneo

CUT ABOVE THE REST. UAAP MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo continues to provide a steady presence for UST. Photo from UAAP


Juan GDL not focusing on UST win streak heading into do-or-die

Nov 11, 2019 - 2:51 PM

UST has swept UP in their 3 matches in UAAP Season 82, but the Fighting Maroons can get back at the Growling Tigers in the most important duel between them

BATTLE OF WILL. Juan Gomez de Liaño says the UP Fighting Maroons need to "want it more" in their do-or-die match against the UST Growling Tigers. Photo from UAAP


Rivero downplays LED punching incident in lopsided loss

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:57 PM

A frustrated Ricci Rivero injures his shooting hand after punching an LED screen

DISAPPOINTED. Ricci Rivero ends up hurting his right hand during the Maroons’ blowout loss to the Tigers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kobe Paras mum on subpar outing in UP blowout loss

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:35 PM

After a stellar run all season, UP star Kobe Paras winds up with just 9 points in his first UAAP playoff game

IN PHOTOS: UST vs UP – UAAP Season 82, semifinals

Nov 10, 2019 - 8:33 PM

UST forces a do-or-die game for the last UAAP Finals berth as the UP Maroons plunge to another loss against the Tigers

EARLY DOWNFALL. Rhenz Abando – who delivers 17 points, 7 boards and 3 blocks – fuels a hot UST start as Ricci Rivero and the Maroons dive into a double-digit hole early. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Staying alive: UST forces knockout semis duel vs UP

Nov 10, 2019 - 6:38 PM

UST proves too puzzling for UP yet again as the Growling Tigers force a winner-take-all match for the last UAAP Finals berth

Friends and foes: Ricci, Brent face off in UP-UST semis duel

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Even if their La Salle departure led them to different parts of the UAAP map, UP’s Ricci Rivero and UST’s Brent Paraiso remain tight

HIGHLIGHTS: UP vs UST - UAAP Season 82 stepladder semifinals

Nov 09, 2019 - 4:33 PM

UP shoots for a return trip to the UAAP Finals against a UST side it has yet to beat this season

Perasol rues 'immense weaknesses' as Ateneo schools UP

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:28 AM

After UP absorbed a double demolition against Ateneo, coach Bo Perasol admits the Maroons look too far behind

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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

Rivero embraces defensive role in Maroons’ Final Four return

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:22 AM

As UP tries to clear one last hurdle in the elimination round, Ricci Rivero makes the most out of his new tasks in the loaded Maroons roster

NEW ROLE. Ricci Rivero knows his place in the star-studded UP squad. 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

UAAP Player of the Week Manzo making every game count for UP

Oct 28, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Jun Manzo steers the ship as the UP Fighting Maroons sail towards history with its second straight Final Four appearance

PLAYOFF BONUS. Jun Manzo and the UP Fighting Maroons clinch the twice-to-beat incentive heading into the Final Four. Photo from UAAP


Paras grateful Maroons stepped up in twice-to-beat clincher

Oct 27, 2019 - 10:18 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons nail the No. 2 spot and the semifinal bonus for the first time in the Final Four era

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

Oct 27, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Check out some photos of the heart-stopping showdown that propels UP back to the Final Four and boots out La Salle

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP eliminates La Salle, clinches Final Four twice-to-beat

Oct 27, 2019 - 6:41 PM

In another cardiac contest, the UP Fighting Maroons survive a La Salle fightback to secure the No. 2 spot and the semifinal bonus

THRILLER. Kobe Paras and the Maroons put an end to Jamie Malonzo and the Green Archers' Final Four hopes. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP 'Cramming Maroons'? Coach Bo Perasol looks at positives

Oct 25, 2019 - 5:34 PM

All 8 wins of the UP Fighting Maroons this season have been decided by no more than 6 points

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Manzo relishes last few games for UP with clutch performances

Oct 23, 2019 - 3:56 PM

After becoming an afterthought in the loaded Maroons’ offensive arsenal, Jun Manzo wants to make a mark in the final stretch of the season

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP escapes NU, clinches Final Four playoff

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:39 PM

In another cardiac finish, the UP Maroons slip past the NU Bulldogs to inch closer to a return trip to the Final Four

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Kobe Paras credits Maroons' comeback ability to overseas training

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:42 AM

'If you guys watched our off-season, we went to Taipei, I think that’s where we got how we play to fight back,' says Kobe Paras

TAIWAN EXPERIENCE. Kobe Paras thinks that the UP Fighting Maroons learned how to stage massive comebacks from their overseas trainings. Photo from UAAP release

IN PHOTOS: UP vs Adamson – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Check out some photos of the cardiac victory that kept the UP Maroons at solo No. 2

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Juan GDL sustains resurgent form as Maroons step up drive

Oct 20, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Hampered by lingering injuries for most of the season, Juan Gomez de Liaño feels relieved he gets to deliver in the crucial stretch of UP’s campaign

STILL FIGHTING. Despite the struggles, Juan Gomez de Liaño thinks the Maroons can again battle for the crown. Photo release

UP stages stunning comeback in sweep of Adamson

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Figuring in another thriller, UP rallies from a double-digit deficit in the final quarter to escape Adamson and keep hold of the No. 2 spot

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST survives UP in injury-plagued thriller

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Renzo Subido and Brent Paraiso come through the clutch as the UST Tigers complete an elimination-round sweep of the UP Maroons

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol commends Maroons for holding fort in absence

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Bo Perasol will return to the sidelines for the UP Fighting Maroons after missing two games due to his suspension

BACK AT THE HELM. Bo Perasol says he commends his players for positively responding to the ordeal brought by his suspension. Photo from UAAP


UAAP lifts Perasol suspension for October 16 return

Oct 14, 2019 - 4:49 PM

After missing two games, Bo Perasol will return to the sidelines for the UP Fighting Maroons' game against the UST Growling Tigers

BACK AT IT. Bo Perasol will call the shots anew for the UP Fighting Maroons after extending his apology to the UAAP. File photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler


UAAP Player of the Week Pesquera wants to start winning culture in UP

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Pat Pesquera drains a miraculous buzzer-beater from half-court as the UP Lady Maroons end a 38-game losing streak

SKID BUSTER. Pat Pesquera becomes the first woman to claim the UAAP Player of the Week award in Season 82. Photo from UAAP


WATCH: UP Maroons carry banged-up Akhuetie after UE win

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Bright Akhuetie usually does the heavy lifting for the Maroons, but this time, his UP teammates make sure to carry him – quite literally

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Manzo thanks Desiderio for heart-to-heart talk before breakout game

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:34 PM

After getting lost in the loaded UP backourt, Jun Manzo regains his old form – thanks to an assist from Mr Atin ‘To

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UP denies UE fightback to snap losing skid

Oct 12, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Still playing minus suspended coach Bo Perasol, the UP Maroons get back on track after turning back the pesky UE Red Warriors

SLAM. Kobe Paras soars for a dunk, adding another entry to an already impressive highlight reel this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP snaps 3-year skid on Pesquera halfcourt buzzer-beater

Oct 12, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Pat Pesquera buries a halfcourt heave as the UP Lady Maroons score a breakthrough win in UAAP women’s basketball

CLUTCH. Pat Pesquera plays hero again for the UP Lady Maroons after 3 years. Photo release

UP Maroons thankful for fan support amid Perasol suspension

Oct 07, 2019 - 8:52 PM

'We Bo-lieve' becomes the Fighting Maroons' mantra as Bo Perasol serves his three-game suspension

FACING ADVERSITY. Juan Gomez de Liano and the UP Fighting Maroons will try to win as many games as they can without head coach Bo Perasol. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: FEU vs UP – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 07, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Playing the first of 3 games minus coach Bo Perasol, the UP Maroons fall short in their comeback charge against the FEU Tamaraws

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU survives massive UP comeback in OT thriller

Oct 06, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Arresting a late collapse, FEU pulls through in overtime against a UP side playing minus suspended coach Bo Perasol

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Javi Gomez de Liaño makes case for future Gilas inclusion

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:50 PM

'Ever since Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, 3x3 youth, I’ve always been cut last. Obviously, I use that as motivation to work harder,' recalls Javi Gomez de Liaño

PHILIPPINE TEAM DREAM. Javi Gomez de Liaño is already preparing himself for a more successful basketball career. Photo from UAAP release

Suspension stays: UAAP says Perasol 'never apologized'

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:52 PM

'The sad part here is that Mr Perasol never apologized to the UAAP for what he did,' says UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan

'ACTS OF AGGRESSION'. UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan remains firm on his stance to suspend UP head coach Bo Perasol for 3 games. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol on game ban: 'We need to rise above this adversity'

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The UP Maroons brace for the second-round absence of their suspended coach Bo Perasol

TEAM EFFORT. UP head coach Bo Perasol hopes his multiple game suspensions will be lifted sooner. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'3 games is too much,' says Bo Perasol on his suspension

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:15 PM

'I’ve already said my piece about regretting what I did. Three games suspension for an ejection is just too much,' says Perasol

SITTING OUT. Bo Perasol is set to miss the opening 3 games of UP's 2nd round campaign. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP coach Bo Perasol suspended for 3 games

Oct 01, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Perasol will miss the first 3 games of the second round for his on-court outburst during Sunday's Ateneo-UP clash

SUSPENDED. Bo Perasol will not be calling the shots for the UP Fighting Maroons at the start of the UAAP Season 82 second round. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ricci Rivero 'sentimental' in playing Ateneo again

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Former La Salle standout Ricci Rivero relishes playing against Ateneo, but this time in a different jersey

DEJA VU. Ricci Rivero plays against Ateneo but this time as a Fighting Maroon. Photo from release

UP is better, but so is Ateneo

Sep 30, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Now turning into one of UAAP basketball’s great rivalries, Ateneo and UP deliver the emotions, executions, and histrionics for a primetime spectacle

BATTLE OF KATIPUNAN. As Ateneo quickly rediscovers what makes it great, UP ends up folding against pressure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Akhuetie blasts 'shitty' officiating after blowout loss

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:52 PM

'The referee was shitty no doubt,' says Bright Akhuetie after UP coach Bo Perasol's ejection

QUESTIONABLE. Bright Akhuetie slams the officiating in the Battle of Katipunan. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol apologetic, but firm in officiating stance after ejection

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'It really doesn't matter what happens on the court, but I have to think about my composure because that is what I preach,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler