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Expect the 'best UP' in the 2nd round

Mar 17, 2019 - 8:00 PM

'What we’ll see is the best UP, and not the better UP,' says head coach Godfrey Okumu

BOUNCE-BACK WIN. The UP Lady Maroons are coming back stronger than ever in the second round. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP thwarts Adamson to arrest skid

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:03 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Lady Maroons grab a share of 4th place to return to the upper half of the standings at the end of the UAAP first round

IN FORM. The UP Lady Maroons regain their winning stride to end the first round on a positive note. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP, Adamson go for bounce-back win as UST eyes share of 2nd

Mar 17, 2019 - 1:07 PM

The UP Lady Maroons and Adamson Lady Falcons aim to end their skids while UST looks to cap off the 1st round on a high note

SHOCK LOSS. UP's loss to NU fuels its determination to end the first round on a high note. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Shock NU loss ‘hard to describe,’ says UP coach Okumu

Mar 14, 2019 - 11:27 AM

UP coach Godfrey Okumu says the Lady Maroons are not taking the slump lightly

NOT GOOD. UP coach Godfrey Okumu thinks the Lady Maroons are now in a ‘very, very tight situation.’ Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Young NU squad upsets UP in five-set stunner

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:04 PM

(UPDATED) A gritty NU survives multiple match points to steal the game from the favored UP squad

BOUNCE BACK. Tots Carlos makes up for her lackluster outing against Ateneo to lead the Lady Maroons over NU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP targets bounce-back win over NU as Ateneo, Adamson battle

Mar 13, 2019 - 12:21 PM

A motivated UP side vies to get back on track versus NU while Ateneo looks to solidify its hold of 1st place over Adamson

BOUNCE-BACK BID. The UP Lady Maroons try to shake off their heartbreaking loss to Ateneo. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP coach Okumu on painful loss: 'Things did not happen as planned'

Mar 10, 2019 - 10:14 PM

The Lady Maroons deal with a slew of health problems as Justine Dorog got rushed to the hospital while Rem Altomea went down in the 2nd set

'NOT FOCUSED'. UP head coach Godfrey Okumu makes sure that the Lady Maroons will come back stronger. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo overpowers UP to grab solo UAAP lead

Mar 10, 2019 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Lady Eagles sweep a UP side that looks nowhere near the squad that shocked defending champion La Salle

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo, UP fight for solo lead as Adamson, FEU tangle

Mar 10, 2019 - 12:43 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles and UP Lady Maroons dispute the top spot in the Battle of Katipunan

PRESEASON FAVORITES. The UP Lady Maroons vie for the top spot currently held by the Ateneo Lady Eagles. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ricci Rivero relishes UAAP return: 'Babalik pa rin ako sa mahal ko'

Mar 02, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Sidelined from competitive basketball for a year, Ricci Rivero got right to work for the Maroons in his UAAP comeback

RICCI RETURNS. New UP recruit Ricci Rivero quickly shows his wares in UAAP 3x3 basketball action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP coach Okumu on La Salle upset: 'We won struggling'

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:22 PM

The Lady Maroons may have stunned the reigning UAAP volleyball champions but UP head coach Godfrey Okumu believes the team has more to work on

NOT OVER. The UP Lady Maroons are not satisfied until they reach the championship. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP pulls off massive upset to stain La Salle's record

Mar 02, 2019 - 7:41 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Lady Maroons deal the La Salle Lady Spikers their first loss in a five-set UAAP volleyball thriller

STUNNER. UP Lady Maroons prevail over defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers. File photo

Men’s volleyball: FEU outlasts UST to stay perfect

Mar 02, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The unbeaten FEU Tamaraws roll to their fourth straight win in the UAAP men's volleyball tournament

ON TOP. Far Eastern University escapes UST for a perfect record. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle puts UP hype to test as FEU, UST renew old rivalry

Mar 02, 2019 - 11:41 AM

La Salle looks to stay unbeaten versus preseason favorite UP, while FEU and UST enter into another ferocious match

CONSISTENT. La Salle flashes a balanced effort in both the offensive and defensive end to stay on top. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Coach Okumu trusts UP to bounce back after first hiccup

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:51 PM

UP head coach Godfrey Okumu believes the Lady Maroons will move on from their first loss and come back stronger

TRUST. Godfrey Okumu hopes to see a consistent team effort in UP's future games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Maroons' inspirational rise to be chronicled in new book

Feb 27, 2019 - 4:59 PM

'It's a very interesting story, and we hope that it will inspire those who face enormous challenges in the pursuit of their ambitions,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

GOING UP. Bright Akhuetie and Juan Gomez De Liaño lead the Maroons’ incredible rise. Photo release

UST spoils UP bid to stay on top

Feb 24, 2019 - 4:21 PM

(UPDATED) The Tigresses deal the Lady Maroons' first loss in 3 games in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament

SUPER ROOKIE. Eya Laure does damage to preseason favorites UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Unbeaten FEU grabs solo UAAP men's volleyball lead

Feb 24, 2019 - 2:32 PM

The Tamaraws survive the Blue Eagles' tough challenge for a 3-0 start, while the Tigers roll to a second win versus the Maroons

PERFECT. Jude Garcia erupts for 23 points over the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo, FEU meet in semis rematch as UP aims to stay perfect

Feb 24, 2019 - 10:48 AM

As UP goes for a 3-0 start, Ateneo looks to exact revenge on FEU after denying the Lady Eagles a 7th straight Finals appearance last season

SEMIS REMATCH. Celine Domingo controls the middle area for FEU as Bea de Leon comes up for a block. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Justine Dorog brushes off injury woes for hot-starting UP

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Back in her old position, Justine Dorog says she'll continue to give her all as the UP Lady Maroons vie to pull off shockers this season

PROMISING. Justine Dorog hopes that she can contribute more to the UP Lady Maroons' campaign for a title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP exerts mastery over FEU for early UAAP lead

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:46 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Lady Maroons grab the solo top spot after opening the UAAP season with back-to-back triumphs

PERFECET. The UP Lady Maroons maintain a pristine 2-0 lead in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: FEU downs UP for tournament lead in men's volleyball

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:54 PM

The FEU Tamaraws ride on their strong opening-game momentum

LEADER. The FEU Tamaraws are off to a strong start to the UAAP men's volleyball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP, FEU dispute early lead as Ateneo aims to bounce back vs UST

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Ateneo and UST go head-to-head before UP and FEU clash in a rematch of the 2018 PVL Collegiate Conference Finals

REMATCH. The UP Lady Maroons battle it out again against the FEU Lady Tamaraws. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: Isa Molde nabs 1st Season 81 Player of the Week honors

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Isa Molde powers to the top of the league's best scorer ranking after the opening weekend

TOPSCORER. Isa Molde unloads 23 points in a five-set thriller against the UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons escape UE in UAAP volley season opener

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons pull off a thrilling win over the Lady Warriors right in the opening game of the UAAP Season 81 volleyball competition

SURVIVAL. Isa Molde and the UP Lady Maroons outlast the gritty Lady Warriors in 5 sets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: U.P. Lady Maroons out to live up UAAP hype

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:59 PM

After copping two breakthrough preseason crowns, the UP Lady Maroons vie to prove they're for real

FOCUS. The UP Lady Maroons take it one game at a time this season. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

The fight is not done for the UP Maroons

Dec 12, 2018 - 4:16 PM

'Our work is not yet done, and we are just getting started,' says Renan Dalisay, the founder of Nowhere to go but UP

ATIN 'TO. University of the Philippines fans cheer for captain Paul Desiderio who makes his exit from the UAAP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bright Akhuetie: No basketball, for now

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:12 AM

After a historic yet grueling UAAP season, the UP star just wants to ‘get lost in the province and hide from the world’

TIME OUT. After a stellar season, Bright Akhuetie turns his attention to studying and getting a much deserved break. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Paul Desiderio joins 2018 PBA Draft

Dec 07, 2018 - 8:03 PM

Aside from highlighting his season with clutch performances, the 21-year-old guard is coming off a historic UAAP Finals stint with the UP Fighting Maroons

ON TO THE NEXT. Paul Desiderio moves up to the next level. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

#AtinTo: Paul Desiderio leaves winning legacy in U.P. farewell

Dec 06, 2018 - 4:11 PM

What started as an unscripted, impassioned rallying cry turned into a passion-filled season that couldn’t have been scripted any better

ONE LAST TIME. Paul Desiderio bids farewell to the UP community after the Fighting Maroons’ magical run. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Hurting, U.P.? Good, it means you’ve made it

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:41 AM

As heartbreaking as it is, don’t get over the memory of watching another team celebrate a championship because, UP, one day it will be you who watches the confetti drop from the heavens

HEARTBREAK. The UP Fighting Maroons’ magical run comes to a painful end, but looking ahead, it may just be all worth it. 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

LOOK: Fans compare UP Fighting Maroons to Slam Dunk's Shohoku

Dec 05, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Do you agree with the comparison between the UP men's basketball team and Slam Dunk's Shohoku?

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

LOOK: A guide to U.P.'s live screening venues for UAAP Finals Game 2

Dec 04, 2018 - 6:07 PM

UP Manila cancels classes, while the Diliman campus sets up viewing areas for Game 2 of the Finals between the Fighting Maroons and Blue Eagles

SOLIDARITY. UP Fighting Maroons fans can gather at the Sunken Garden for another live screening of their UAAP Finals match against Ateneo. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Perasol: UP 'can’t sleep' on defense, needs sharper endgame

Dec 04, 2018 - 5:41 PM

'If I can show them that we can hold on to our focus up to the end, we will still have a chance against them. With a team like Ateneo, you can’t sleep,' says UP head coach Bo Perasol

POSITIVE TAKEAWAY. UP head coach Bo Perasol is banking on the fact that the Fighting Maroons could keep up with Ateneo despite the loss. 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?

UAAP: U.P. ends 36-year title drought in athletics

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:51 AM

The Maroons claim their 19th overall championship in UAAP track and field

UPFight. The UP men's track and field team wins its first title since 1982. Photo from UAAP release

U.P. community calls on regent to resign following controversial UAAP post

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:01 AM

They say his behavior is unbecoming of a UP official and is not representative of the principles the state university upholds

U.P. disowns regent Spocky Farolan's post vs Ateneo players

Dec 03, 2018 - 12:42 AM

'They do not in any way represent the values of the University,' University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion says of regent Spocky Farolan's post

VIOLENCE-FREE. UP President Danilo Concepcion emphasizes that the state university upholds the value of sportsmanship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bright Akhuetie cleared from major injury

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:48 PM

UP big man Bright Akhuetie has been cleared from a potentially major leg injury but remains under observation

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

Manzo: 'Hungry' Maroons to get even

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:29 PM

After a career-high performance, UP point guard Jun Manzo praises his teammates for standing their ground against a heavy favorite like Ateneo

UP vs ADMU Dec 1. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

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.