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UP star Ricci Rivero goes from hard screens to big screen

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:00 PM

While serving his UAAP residency, the Maroons standout juggles hoops and showbiz

HOOPS FIRST. Ricci Rivero says basketball  will always be his priority. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Bring back the beat: UP council calls for UAAP drum return

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:59 PM

The UP Diliman University Student Council calls for the full return of the drums in the UAAP men's basketball games

Screengrab from Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation

Ateneo spoils Bright Akhuetie's birthday, but it's okay

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons' new foreign player remains positive despite the loss

After career-high 29, Juan GDL ready for bigger role

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:30 PM

The UP Maroons standout says he's ready to take on leadership duties with captain Paul Desiderio this UAAP season

STELLAR. Sophomore player Juan Gomez de Liaño averages a team-high 22.5 points for the UP Maroons. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons capture historic volleyball crown

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:25 PM

The Lady Maroons turn back the FEU Lady Tamaraws to bag their first volleyball championship in over three decades

CHAMPIONS. The UP Lady Maroons celebrate after disposing of the FEU Lady Tamaraws in a Game 2 finals thriller in the Premier Volleyball League.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP coach Bo Perasol set to appeal likely suspension

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The UAAP rules state that an ejection automatically merits a one-game suspension

UP Bo Perasol. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bo Perasol first to lose composure in UP meltdown

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The Fighting Maroons head coach was ejected from the game after charging at the referee

BREAKDOWN. UP head coach Bo Perasol loses control of his emotions in the 4th quarter of the game against Ateneo. 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

UP's Bright Akhuetie 'not yet' at peak form after 15-18 stat

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Even after UP's 29-point victory, coach Bo Perasol says the Maroons can't get too excited yet

DOMINANT. Bright Akhuetie delivers the numbers but remains far from satisfied. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

New-look UP wrecks UE in UAAP Season 81 opener

Sep 08, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons get their collegiate basketball campaign off to a strong start

PROMISING START. Paul Desiderio and the UP Maroons hack out a convincing win over UE. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UP Maroons ready for the spotlight

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:23 AM

The Fighting Maroons boast a talented big man in former NCAA star Bright Akhuetie

WATCH: UP drummers out to make some noise

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation releases a nifty video that encourages Pinoys to speak up

LOUD AND PROUD. The UP drummers encourage everyone to make a stand. Screengrab from Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation

How far will UP go? ‘Champions,’ says Juan Gomez De Liaño

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Expectations are high for the UP Fighting Maroons, who will field their best UAAP lineup in years

CONFIDENT. The UP Maroons led by (from left) Juan Gomez De Liaño, Jun Manzo and Paul Desiderio believe they have the tools to go all the way. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kobe, Jordan rule UAAP preseason showcase

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:12 PM

UP's Kobe Paras bags the slam dunk title as La Salle's Jordan Bartlett captures the 1-on-1 crown

STANDOUT. New UP recruit Kobe Paras nearly clinches a double UAAP gold. Photo by Keith Magcaling/Rappler

UP Maroons leave for Serbia camp

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:30 PM

State U coach Bo Perasol expects the Maroons to be tested hard in the two-week Novi Sad training

GETTING READY. The UP Maroons hope the overseas training will boost their UAAP campaign. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

On UP and college basketball: Something special happening

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The Maroons lineup in the coming years should give UP fans reason to be beyond excited

POTENTIAL CHAMPION. Suddenly boasting of a stacked lineup, the UP Maroons are now among the UAAP title contenders. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kobe Paras out to make 'own wave' in UP

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The son of former PBA superstar Benjie Paras says he did not join UP just to follow the footsteps of his father

Kobe Paras joins UP Fighting Maroons

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) The Gilas cadet will suit up for the Maroons in Season 82 of the UAAP men's basketball tournament

UP Maroons ink 3rd sponsor, set to train in Serbia, Croatia

Jul 10, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Head Coach Bo Perasol recalls the days when the team could only afford to go to Baguio for training

RAGS TO RICHES. The UP Fighting Maroons are finally able to travel to Europe for training. Photo from press release

DLSU silences Ricci Rivero-led Fighting Maroons

Jun 26, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The Green Archers advance to the semis while the Fighting Maroons fall out of Final 4 contention

NOT ENOUGH. Fighting Maroon Ricci Rivero has been averaging 30 points in his first wo games, but hasn't led his team to a win. Photo from press release.

UE spoils Ricci Rivero’s UP debut

Jun 23, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The former La Salle hotshot drops 34 points but the Warriors prove steadier in their preseason basketball duel

DEBUT. Ricci Rivero (center) makes a good first impression for the UP Maroons.

UP stuns NCAA champ San Beda, books FilOil quarters berth

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Rivals Ateneo and La Salle also pick up separate victories in the preseason tournament

UPSET. The UP Fighting Maroons stand their ground against the favored San Beda Red Lions. Photo by Franco Luna/Rappler

UP Fighting Maroons ink sponsorship deal with multinational corporation 3M

May 29, 2018 - 7:12 PM

'We believe that the UP Men’s Basketball Team is talent worth investing in', says 3M Philippines President and Managing Director Ariel Lacsamana

BRIGHT FUTURE. The UP Men's Basketball team steamrolls through its eventful offseason with another positive outcome. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

After Ricci Rivero, ex-La Salle big GBoy Gob transfers to UP

May 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Less than two weeks after Rivero announced his transfer to the Fighting Maroons, Gob follows suit

BIG MAN. GBoy Gob fortifies UP's frontcourt bannered by Bright Akhueti and Will Gozum. File hoto by Naveen Ganglani


ATHLETE'S CORNER: Ricci Rivero rises

May 27, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The former La Salle standout puts controversies behind and restarts his basketball career

Ricci Rivero launches online store on 20th birthday

May 25, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The new University of the Philippines recruit celebrates his special day in style

Ricci Rivero against DLSU defense. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

After recruiting Ricci Rivero to UP, Juan GDL is pumped for Maroons’ future

May 21, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'I feel really excited that Ricci joined our program. He could spread the floor. He can play multiple positions. I enjoy playing with him a lot,' says teammate and friend Juan Gomez de Liaño

BACKCOURT DUO. From Gilas, Juan Gomez de Liaño and Ricci Rivero team up for the UP Fighting Maroons. Gomez de Liaño photo from his Facebook Page and Rivero photo from his Twitter account


Aldin Ayo welcomes Ricci Rivero move, says UP transfer good for the league

May 18, 2018 - 11:03 PM

The 6-foot-1 high-flying guard's former La Salle coach says the decision hardly surprised him

BEST WISHES. Coach Aldin Ayo wishes his former ward the best of luck. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Supportive UP community' seals deal for Ricci Rivero

May 18, 2018 - 6:14 PM

UP coach Bo Perasol says the former La Salle standout has the 'skill, work ethic, and character' the Maroons need

Ricci Rivero joins the UP Fighting Maroons

May 18, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The former La Salle standout averaged 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals in his final season with the Green Archers

THE DECISION. Leaving all controversies behind, Ricci Rivero makes the jump from La Salle to University of the Philippines. File photo

Ian Clarino relishes last UAAP football battle with his brothers

May 03, 2018 - 8:27 PM

With his siblings by his side, the UP captain ends his UAAP career with 3 championships and a Season 80 MVP plum

HAPPY ENDINGS. Ian Clarino makes his UAAP exit with a decorated run. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

UP Fighting Maroons cap dominant season with UAAP crown

May 03, 2018 - 5:08 PM

(UPDATED) The State University turns back UST to bag its 18th UAAP men's football title

CAPTAIN'S GOAL. Ian Clarino ends his last UAAP match with a championship thanks to his early goal. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

UP Fighting Maroons make finals return over DLSU

Apr 26, 2018 - 7:11 PM

This season's top seed arranges a UAAP men's football title showdown versus UST for the first time in 6 years

RETURN. UP Fighting Maroons solidify top seed elims finish with a finals berth. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

UP Lady Maroons end Season 80 with win over UE

Apr 14, 2018 - 4:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons end their season with a 6-8 record, while the Lady Warriors finish at 2-12 in the UAAP Season 80 Women's Volleyball tournament

Gilas 23 for '23 cadets, rebuilding La Salle banner 12th Filoil Cup opening day

Apr 09, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The 12th Filoil Flying V Premier Cup kicks off on April 21 at the Arena in San Juan

NEW SEASON. The 12th Filoil Flying V Premier Cup kicks off on April 21. Photo from Filoil Flying V Sports' Facebook page


U.P. Lady Maroons upset Ateneo with a sweep

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:31 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons win the second edition of the Battle of Katipunan

STUNNER. UP Lady Maroons best the Ateneo Lady Eagles in the Battle of Katipunan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perasol: Advancing to Final 4 the ‘natural progression’ for UP Maroons

Apr 05, 2018 - 6:09 PM

The UP head coach also sees his young prospects as game-changers for the Fighting Maroons

NOWHERE TO GO. Bo Perasol, head coach of the UP Fighting Maroons sees a better UAAP Season 81 for his team. File photo/Rappler.com

UP Lady Maroons dedicate win to late alumni association president

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:19 PM

'Dati kung wala kaming sasakyan, kotse niya. Kung walang driver, siya nagda-drive. Hindi lang siya sponsor, she was like a mother to us, a sister, a friend. Tita Lourdes (Guerrero) was really everything to us,' says Estrañero.

MOTIVATED. The UP Lady Maroons clinch this victory in honor of their number one supporter Lourdes Guerrero. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Maroons plan to hold training camp in China, and probably the U.S.

Apr 04, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Head coach Bo Perasol says his Fighting Maroons have a full schedule in preparation for UAAP Season 81

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons keep Final 4 hopes burning with win over NU

Apr 04, 2018 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) UP snaps its two-game losing skid

RECOVERY. The Lady Maroons win over NU allows UP and UST to stay in the Final 4 contention. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kyle Negrito steps up in FEU Lady Tamaraw's Final 4 campaign

Mar 24, 2018 - 7:22 PM

The Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws are aiming for the twice-to-beat advantage that has eluded them for the past years

STEPPING UP. Kyle Negrito continues to step up for the Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers solidify Final 4 spot in sweep of UE

Mar 24, 2018 - 5:51 PM

(UPDATED) Reigning champions Lady Spikers remain on top of the standings

FINAL 4. The defending champions are surely part of the UAAP Season 80 Women's Volleyball Final 4. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU Lady Tamaraws rally back from slow start to take down UP

Mar 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Lady Maroons fall to a two-game losing streak

BLOCKING. FEU excels in the blocking category in the UAAP. Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST Golden Tigresses snap 5-game losing streak at UP's expense

Mar 17, 2018 - 5:03 PM

The University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses will be looking to rise from the ranks in their following games

DLSU Lady Spikers dominate UP for 3rd straight win

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The Lady Spikers are on a 3-game winning streak after the victory

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: UAAP Streetdance Competition 2018

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The FEU Street Alliance clinch their first UAAP Streetdance championship

CHAMPS. The FEU Street Alliance reigns supreme in the UAAP Season 80 Streetdance Competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Okumu expects greater challenge in the second round: 'It was our day'

Mar 10, 2018 - 7:22 PM

With 6 more games in the second round, the Lady Maroons are here to play and win like everyone else

GAME CHANGER. Setter Rem Cailing makes a difference in UP's passing. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons secure 3rd win over Adamson

Mar 10, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The Lady Falcons skid down to a two-game losing streak

3RD WIN. The UP Lady Maroons pick up another victory in their campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Lady Bulldogs finish 1st round on top with victory over UP

Mar 04, 2018 - 3:48 PM

This is the first time that the NU Lady Bulldogs are ending the first round with a solo first place finish

ON TOP. The National University Lady Bulldogs seal their spot on top of the standings. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons channel their inner Paul Desiderio in win over UST

Feb 28, 2018 - 6:47 PM

The Lady Maroons draw inspiration from Paul Desiderio as they head into their last first elimination round game

'ATIN ITO'. The UP Lady Maroons are finding their groove with the new system.Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler