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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


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

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

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

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

Already ahead of schedule, Pumaren aims for Adamson to reach the top

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Thanks to the experience they gained from multiple preseason tournaments, the Soaring Falcons are in mid-season form

NEW MENTALITY. Franz Pumaren wants to erase the mentality that moral victories are enough for the Adamson Soaring Falcons. Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler


‘I had to move on,' says Tyrus Hill on jump to La Salle from Adamson

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The San Jose, California recruit apologizes to Falcons coach Franz Pumaren 


CHANGE OF HEART. Tyrus Hill said he had plans of returning to the United States, but got persuaded to move to La Salle. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Include Adamson among schools targetting the 'free' Ricci Rivero

Apr 05, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Adamson coach Franz Pumaren on recruiting Ricci Rivero to Adamson: 'I’d be a hypocrite if I tell you I’m not interested'

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Adamson University, UAAP board take action on 'worst officiated' game

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Here's what the UAAP board has to say about Adamson University's complaint

CONTROVERSIAL. Adamson formally files a complaint to the UAAP board regarding the 'bad calls' made during their game against La Salle. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

AdU's Franz Pumaren slams 'worst' officiating in game vs DLSU

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:25 AM

“I pity my players. They worked so hard for this. Everybody saw the game. Everybody knows what happened.”

CHEATED. Adamson almost forces a game 2 in the semifinal round vs La Salle but 'bad' calls in the 4th quarter took the opportunity from them. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rob Manalang 'extremely proud of teammates' after UAAP exit

Nov 18, 2017 - 11:30 PM

'Honestly it's a tough loss. Heartbreaking, especially for me 'cause it's my last game as a Falcon... But I'm extremely proud of my teammates'

EXTREMELY PROUD. Rob Manalang ends his UAAP career with the Adamson Soaring Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU advances to finals via Adamson meltdown

Nov 18, 2017 - 6:41 PM

The Adamson Soaring Falcons bid farewell to UAAP Season 80

FINALS. The Green Archers are back in the finals this UAAP Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tamaraws get last spot in Final 4 with win vs injury-plagued Falcons

Nov 11, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Far Eastern University joins Ateneo, La Salle, and Adamson in the final 4

Ahanmisi, Sarr lead Falcons to soar over Growling Tigers

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Papi Sarr and Jerrick Ahanmisi save the Falcons from an upset

CLOSE CALL. The Soaring Falcons almost suffered an upset by the Growling Tigers.

By the numbers: Ateneo’s methodical destruction of Adamson

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ateneo remains unbeaten and seemingly unstoppable as the Blue Eagles march through Season 80

DOMINANCE. It isn't just that Ateneo is 8-0; it's how comprehensive their victory over the streaking Soaring Falcons was that made it more impressive. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Undefeated Ateneo Blue Eagles end Adamson's 4-game winning streak

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The Blue Eagles emerge victorious again in the battle of the blue birds

BLUE EAGLE THE KING. The Blue Eagles win the second round of the battle of the birds of Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Falcons end FEU's 3-game winning streak

Oct 07, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The Soaring Falcons ended the first elimination round with a 5-2 record, while the Tamaraws fall to a 4-3 record.

THIRD. The Adamson Falcons lock themselves in the third spot of the first round rankings. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren on Adamson’s 73-71 thriller over UP: 'No easy games'

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Jerrick Ahanmisi waxes hot to lead the Soaring Falcons to a come-from-behind win

NO EASY GAME. Adamson rallies back from a first half deficit to win the thriller versus UP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sean Manganti's bucket allows Adamson to escape UP

Oct 04, 2017 - 4:36 PM

A last-second shot from Manganti propels the Adamson Soaring Falcons to victory over the UP Fighting Maroons

CLUTCH. Manganti earned the win for Adamson at the 10th lead change of the game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler