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Pumaren defends resting Adamson stars Ahanmisi, Manganti

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:33 PM

'I don’t think you will push your injured players. They’re not 100 percent,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren

SIDELINED. Adamson coach Franz Pumaren insists top players Jerrick Ahanmisi and Sean Manganti aren’t feigning illness or injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PetroGazz completes PVL semis cast

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The Angels join BanKo, Ateneo-Motolite and Creamline in the Final Four of the Premier Volleyball League

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. The PetroGazz Angels wrap up their elimination run with a convincing win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU forces Final Four playoff vs La Salle

Nov 18, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The FEU Tamaraws blow out the undermanned Adamson Falcons to stay alive in the UAAP Final Four hunt

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs FEU – UAAP Season 81

Nov 18, 2018 - 1:56 PM

FEU needs at least one more win to preserve its season, but the Tams must go against an Adamson side aiming to preserve its pride

CRUCIAL MATCH. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons try to spoil the semis bid of Jasper Parker and the FEU Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: All the fun and funky in the 2018 UAAP cheerdance

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:12 AM

From Dia de los Muertos to Disney princesses to Beyonce, the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition proves to be another showstopper

#VAMOSNationalU. The NU Pep Squad brings more life to its routine with the vibrant colors of Mexico. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

School spirit overflows as UAAP Cheerdance 2018 dominates Twitter

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:38 PM

From funny tweets to highlight clips, here are the social media reactions you need to see from the cheerdance showdown this year

NU Pep Squad reclaims UAAP cheerdance crown

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Denied of a five-peat last year, National University charges back with a flawless routine to bag the Season 81 title

PERFECTION. The NU Pep Squad wows the crowd with a show-stopping performance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2018 teaser videos and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Based on these photos and videos, can you guess the themes of the performances this year?

Ahanmisi, Manganti questionable for crucial Adamson-FEU game

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The status of Adamson star players Jerrick Ahanmisi and Sean Manganti remains 'day-to-day'

UNCERTAIN. Adamson stars Jerrick Ahanmisi (left) and Sean Maganti may see limited minutes against FEU on Sunday. Photos by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Adamson spoils Alvin Pasaol's record-breaking effort

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:25 PM

UE's Alvin Pasaol gets the record, but Adamson scores a crucial victory

RECORD HOLDER. Alvin Pasaol sets a new record in the UAAP in the scoring department. Photo by Joaquin Flores

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Nov 10, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Will the UE Red Warriors play spoiler in the Adamson Falcons' bid for the twice-to-beat semis bonus?

CRUCIAL STAGES. Sean Manganti (left) and Alvin Pasaol will be battling it out in a very important game on Saturday, November 10. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

'No sure shot,’ says Pumaren as Falcons target semis bonus

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:51 PM

'I'd be a hypocrite if I tell you that we’re already happy entering the Final Four,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren

HUNGRY. The Falcons hope to get past the semis hump this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson clinches Final Four berth in sweep of UST

Nov 07, 2018 - 4:28 PM

The Falcons advance to the UAAP semifinals for the third straight season

ON TARGET. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons nail their 9th victory. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:29 AM

The Adamson Falcons target the second Final Four spot versus the UST Tigers

FOCUSED. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons go for a crucial 9th win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo gets back at Adamson in defensive shutout

Nov 04, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The Blue Eagles solidify their hold of the top spot after avenging their shock loss to the Falcons

ON TOP. Thirdy Ravena and the defending champion Blue Eagles start to separate themselves from the Adamson Falcons. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs Adamson – UAAP Season 81

Nov 04, 2018 - 12:56 PM

The Blue Eagles and the Soaring Falcons battle for the No. 1 ranking

BIG MAN BATTLE. Adamson's Papi Sarr and Ateneo's Angelo Kouame engage in a fiesty clash of the UAAP's top big men. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Perasol on Manganti: He has to be 'thankful' of bashers

Oct 28, 2018 - 9:43 PM

'If you are making yourself a thorn on the side of your opponent, everybody's going to be against you,' UP coach Bo Perasol tells Adamson's Sean Manganti

NOTHING PERSONAL. UP coach Bo Perasol says bashing is all part of the game. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: Heartbreaker Sean Manganti gets bashed by UP fans again

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Adamson's Sean Manganti hits a dagger three against UP – and now his DM inbox is flooded with hate messages

'MOST HATED'. Sean Manganti is on the blacklist for UP Fighting Maroons fans. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson weathers late-game UP rally

Oct 28, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The Falcons survive the Maroons' blistering run to secure their eighth victory

Jerrick Ahanmisi. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs UP – UAAP Season 81

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Adamson dealt UP one of its biggest heartbreaks, so it's no surprise that the Maroons can't wait to get even

HOTSHOT. Sean Manganti vies to lead the Falcons to an elimination sweep of the Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Resurgent Jerie Pingoy says criticisms fuel stellar 2nd round

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The Adamson point guard still has the competitive fire in him – someone just needed to fan the flames

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After countless heartbreaks, Sean Manganti gets back at La Salle

Oct 20, 2018 - 5:52 PM

The Adamson captain reveals his story of getting rejected by La Salle back in high school

SWEET VENGEANCE. Sean Manganti feels like he's on top of the world in his biggest win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kiefer Ravena tells UAAP to check Camacho hit on Tolentino

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The former two-time UAAP MVP believes the Adamson forward should also be sanctioned for punching the FEU star

PHYSICALITY. Kiefer Ravena (middle) wants UAAP commissioner Junel Baculi to check out a video showing Adamson's Simon Camacho (left) punching FEU's Arvin Tolentino. File photos by Rappler (Ravena), Michael Gatpandan (Camacho) and Josh Albelda (Tolentino)


Franz, Falcons get 1st win over Archers

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:15 PM

For the first time in 3 years, Adamson coach Franz Pumaren and his Falcons shoot down the Archers

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: DLSU vs Adamson – UAAP Season 81

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:24 AM

The Adamson Soaring Falcons look to get even with the De La Salle Green Archers

SWEET REVENGE. The Adamson Soaring Falcons are hungry for a win against their silencers the De La Salle Green Archers.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Resurgent Adamson looks to solidify hold of top spot

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Adamson Soaring Falcons aim to build on their dominant second round opening win

LEAGUE LEADERS. Jerrick Ahanmisi impresses as he topscores for Adamson while making no fouls and turnovers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson vents frustration on NU, regains share of lead

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The Falcons weather the Bulldogs' comeback attempts to recover from back-to-back losses

Isa Gaye and the NU Bulldogs stumble against a back-in-form Adamson side. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson Soaring Falcons vs NU Bulldogs - UAAP Season 81

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Soaring Falcons eye to end a two-game skid while the Bulldogs seek for a second straight win

BOUNCE BACK. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the rest of the Soaring Falcons are aching to get back on the winning track. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Lady Eagles frustrate Falcons, gain solo second

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:15 PM

Ateneo outlasts Adamson in a five-set thriller to firm up its bid in the Premier Volleyball League

STEADY. The Ateneo Lady Eagles show poise down the stretch to pick up their fourth victory. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo, Petro Gazz overwhelm PVL foes

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The Lady Eagles and the Angels turn back separate opponents in straight sets in the Premier Volleyball League

GRITTY. Bea de Leon and the Ateneo Lady Eagles overcome the early challenge put up by Devine Eguia and the Iriga-Navy Lady Oragons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No excuse for Adamson: 'We really shot ourselves in the foot'

Oct 13, 2018 - 8:58 PM

After a fiery 5-0 start, the Falcons close out the UAAP first round with back-to-back overtime losses

TOUGH LOSS. Adamson star Jerrick Ahanmisi says the 'little mistakes' did them in against La Salle. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle escapes in OT, sends Adamson to 2nd straight loss

Oct 13, 2018 - 6:37 PM

The Green Archers shock the Falcons to stay inside the top 4 at the end of the UAAP first round

DLSU (11) Aljun Melecio; AdU (14) Jerry Pinggoy. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Streak over but Adamson Falcons show no quit in them

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren likes how his team showed 'a sense of character'

SILVER LINING. Franz Pumaren is rather pleased with how the Adamson Soaring Falcons have learned to mount comebacks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


FEU snaps Adamson's perfect UAAP run in OT thriller

Oct 07, 2018 - 7:11 PM

After blowing a huge lead, the FEU Tamaraws regroup in overtime to deal the Adamson Falcons their first loss in 6 games

THRILLER. Jerrick Ahanmisi's Adamson Falcons and Jasper Parker's FEU Tamaraws figure in a tight duel in the closing minutes. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PVL: Tacloban raps Adamson for share of 2nd spot

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:06 PM

The Tacloban Fighting Warriors clinch their second straight triumph in the Premier Volleyball League

WINNING RUN. Shola Alvarez, Andrea Marzan and the rest of the Tacloban Fighting Warays hope to sustain their hot form. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Franz Pumaren still critical of red-hot Adamson

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:01 PM

'I guess we’re in this position because it’s our defense that’s keeping us afloat,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren

POISED. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons survive another tough challenge. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson drops NU, stays undefeated in UAAP Season 81

Sep 29, 2018 - 3:01 PM

The Adamson Falcons strengthen their hold of the UAAP top spot with a 5-0 record

UNDEFEATED. Jonathan Espeleta and the Adamson Falcons sustain their perfect run. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sean Manganti breaks UP’s heart for second straight season

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:59 PM

Adamson game hero Sean Manganti reprises his role against the UP Fighting Maroons

COMPOSURE. Sean Manganti scores a go-ahead bucket for the win and Adamson's perfect 4-0 record. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Franz Pumaren rips Adamson’s complacency despite miracle win

Sep 26, 2018 - 8:12 PM

'We were probably reading too much on social media that we’re so great already,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren

ESCAPE. The Adamson Falcons celebrate their one-point escape over the UP Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson rallies past feisty Maroons, stays perfect

Sep 26, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Sean Manganti buries the game-winner as the Falcons rally from a double-digit deficit to spoil UP's upset bid

Bright Akhuetie barrels his way past Conrad Catapusan. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Franz Pumaren carving unbeaten Adamson's team-first identity

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:57 PM

'If you look at our team, except for one or two players, there's really no blue-chip rookie or an outstanding player,' says Falcons coach Franz Pumaren

BIGGER CHALLENGE. Adamson coach Franz Pumaren expects all the other teams to make life difficult for his undefeated Falcons. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Undefeated Adamson downs gritty UST

Sep 22, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The Adamson Falcons stretch their perfect run to 3 games in the UAAP men's basketball tournament

Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons figure in a tight duel with Joshua Zamora and the UST Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

More to come from Adamson hotshots Ahanmisi, Manganti

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Jerrick Ahanmisi and Sean Manganti flash their scoring prowess to lift Adamson to a 2-0 start

LETHAL TANDEM. Head coach Franz Pumaren hopes that both Jerrick Ahanmisi (left) and Sean Maganti will play well together. Photos by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Adamson rolls past UE to grab early UAAP lead

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:14 PM

After stunning defending champion Ateneo, the Falcons blast the Red Warriors for a 2-0 start

ON TOP. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons secure the early solo lead. Photo by Joaquin Flores/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

Tigresses pounce on Lady Falcons’ endgame miscues

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

UST pulls off a thrilling win over Adamson to zero in on third place honors in the Premier Volleyball League

TIGHT MATCH. Adamson's Eli Soyud pierces through the UST defensive wall of Carla Sandoval and Christine Francisco in Game 1 of their tight duel for third place. Photo by Josh Albelda/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