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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

Soaring Falcons earn first double-digit win against Red Warriors

Oct 01, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The UE Red Warriors remain winless with a 0-5 record

DOMINATION. The Soaring Falcons' early 11-0 run in the first period set the tone of the game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson bounces back to nab second win over the Bulldogs

Sep 24, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Both teams now hold a 2-2 record in the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament.

ESCAPE. Adamson climbed out of the first quarter deadlock to take the game from the Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ben Mbala powers DLSU to continue title defense

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:38 PM

Ben Mbala returns to fortify the reigning champions' arsenal with a UAAP career high of 32 points and 10 rebounds in the game.

THE RETURN. Ben Mbala drained a slam and a go-ahead and-1 in the dying minutes of the match. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Soaring Falcons bounce back from Ateneo loss to win against the Growling Tigers

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The Soaring Falcons hold the lead throughout the game against the Growling Tigers

BOUNCING BACK. The Adamson Soaring Falcons earn their first win in the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

UAAP Season 80 men's basketball team rosters

Sep 09, 2017 - 3:13 AM

Find out which players are suiting up for your favorite schools in UAAP Season 80

The 2016 Rappler Sports Awards

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Through these awards the Rappler Sports team honors the achievements of Filipino athletes and remember the iconic – and even questionable – moments of the past year

La Salle flirting with an epic collapse

Nov 24, 2016 - 3:02 PM

The Green Archers continue to win but their recent performances are a far cry from how dominant they used to look

Thirdy Ravena becomes Ateneo’s closer as Blue Eagles continue to fly

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Ateneo isn t supposed to be in the position it is but they ve secured twice to beat advantage thanks in large part to Thirdy Ravena

Ateneo defeats Adamson to seize second seed

Nov 16, 2016 - 6:51 PM

UPDATED The Ateneo Blue Eagles will have a twice to beat advantage when they meet the FEU Tamaraws in the Final Four

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson clobbers listless NU, stays in twice-to-beat race

Nov 13, 2016 - 6:34 PM

UPDATED The Soaring Falcons improve to an 8 5 record and will end the elimination round on Wednesday in a battle against the Ateneo Blue Eagles for the last twice to beat

JAM. Big man Papi Sarr slams it home for Adamson. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Living a dream: Pumaren’s vision for Adamson accelerates

Nov 11, 2016 - 4:25 PM

There were doubts if Adamson could make the Final Four in the first year of the Pumaren Era But that s where they re headed

Team-first Sarr not focused on catching Mbala in MVP race

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:35 PM

Adamson’s big man has both the Final Four and finals in sight for his team

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP makes it two in a row after dealing Adamson another loss

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Paul Desiderio and Jett Manuel hit big shots late to secure the win for UP

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Stern Pumaren insists ‘no superstar syndrome’ in Adamson

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Under Pumaren s system in Adamson players have to earn their minutes

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Loss to UE part of Adamson’s growing pains

Oct 02, 2016 - 3:58 PM

As Adamson gets used to a new kind of spotlight the team is going through growing pains

UE enters winning column after taking first Pumaren Bowl

Oct 02, 2016 - 2:24 PM

The Red Warriors rally in the fourth period to avoid going winless in the first round of Season 79

Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler

Mbala leads Green Archers in takedown of Falcons

Sep 24, 2016 - 4:31 PM

La Salle remains on top of the league standings and improves its record to 5 0 while Adamson drops to 3 2

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pumaren admits game vs DLSU will be 'weird'

Sep 22, 2016 - 2:17 PM

After enjoying great success with La Salle from 1998 to 2009 Franz Pumaren now hopes to achieve similar feats with Adamson

Adamson improves to 3-1 after taking down NU

Sep 21, 2016 - 6:57 PM

The Franz Pumaren era in Adamson continues its good start

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Ochea’s game-winner lifts Adamson past Ateneo in comeback win

Sep 17, 2016 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED The Falcons rally from a 10 point deficit entering the final quarter to pull off the comeback

Maverick Ahanmisi not surprised by little brother Jerrick’s scoring spree

Sep 13, 2016 - 11:02 AM

‘I already knew he was going to score that’s what he likes to do ’ according to Maverick

Adamson was ‘too relaxed’ vs FEU, but Pumaren not that upset

Sep 11, 2016 - 6:24 PM

The Soaring Falcons lost their first game of the UAAP season to the Tamaraws

FEU gets first win of title defense season vs Adamson

Sep 11, 2016 - 4:14 PM

In classic FEU fashion the Tamaraws had a well balanced scoring production from their entire roster to improve to 1 1 this season

Photo by Josh Abelda

After stirring UAAP debut, Ahanmisi, Manalang now marked men – Pumaren

Sep 05, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Jerrick Ahanmisi and Robbie Manalang combined for 44 points when the Adamson Soaring Falcons debuted with an impressive victory over the UP Fighting Maroons

FALCON DUO. Robbie Manalang (L) and Jerrick Ahanmisi star for Adamson in first win. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rookie Ahanmisi soars in record-setting debut as Adamson trips UP

Sep 04, 2016 - 4:13 PM

UPDATED The Adamson Soaring Falcons rout the UP Fighting Maroons for an emphatic first win in UAAP Season 79

ROOKIE TAKEOVER. Rookie Jerrick Ahanmisi catches fire to lead the Adamson Soaring Falcons past the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: UAAP Season 79 men's basketball rosters

Sep 03, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Take a look at the names making up this season s UAAP men s basketball teams

Yay or nay? Predicting the UAAP Season 79 basketball tournament

Aug 31, 2016 - 8:45 PM

What can we expect from UST Ateneo UP and FEU? Can the Pumaren brothers lead a good campaign for their teams? Are La Salle and NU the title contenders?

Franz Pumaren is changing the culture at Adamson

Aug 27, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Franz Pumaren was enjoying a relaxing life away from the demands of coaching But when the offer to create a legacy in Adamson arrived he could not run from the challenge

Jarin blocks out alumni’s criticism, holds true to beliefs

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:38 PM

The San Beda head coach stuck with his line up despite an angry fan clamouring for change

What will Franz Pumaren bring to Adamson?

Dec 05, 2015 - 2:00 PM

How can Franz Pumaren improve the Adamson Soaring Falcons and turn them into championship contenders in the UAAP?

NEW ERA. Franz Pumaren (middle) is looking to change the culture of the Soaring Falcons. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

La Salle legends Ritualo, Allado join Pumaren on Adamson bench

Dec 04, 2015 - 6:24 PM

Pumaren says the Soaring Falcons will look up to his assistant coaches

Franz Pumaren: Adamson's mission is to win a championship

Dec 04, 2015 - 6:02 PM

Pumaren brings championship experience to the struggling program