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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

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

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


WATCH: Adamson believes it’s time to take the next step

Sep 03, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The mission has always been clear for coach Franz Pumaren – to deliver Adamson's first UAAP championship in four decades

BIG YEAR. Jerrick Ahanmisi expects a breakthrough season for the Adamson Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Maroons shock Falcons, near PVL finals

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:30 PM

UP and UST are just a win away from arranging a title showdown in the Premier Volleyball League

UPSET. UP stuns erstwhile unbeaten Adamson in Game 1 of the PVL semifinals. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL: Adamson completes sweep, UP takes last semis seat

Aug 26, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The Lady Falcons and the the Lady Maroons arrange a best-of-three semifinal duel in the Premier Volleyball League

PERFECT. The Adamson Lady Falcons celebrate their 7-0 sweep of the eliminations. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Ahanmisi, Manganti expect Adamson to reach UAAP Finals

Aug 25, 2018 - 5:01 PM

The third-year players think it's high time the Soaring Falcons break through the Final Four barrier and contend for the championship

LOFTY EXPECTATIONS. Having been to the Final Four in the last two seasons of the UAAP, Jerrick Ahanmisi is expecting Adamson to be at the top this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Adamson, FEU book PVL semis berths

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The Lady Falcons and the Lady Tamaraws recover from wobbly starts to advance to the next round

PERFECT RUN. Adamson stretches its unbeaten run to five games after turning back an Eya Laure-less UST side. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson Falcons tear through hapless UST Tigers by 23 in FilOil Cup

May 18, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Point guard Jerom Lastimosa fuels the Falcons' scoring outburst in the second half

WATCH: Jema Galanza electrifies off court as power outage hits PVL game

May 12, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The former Adamson Lady Falcon drops some swag dance moves during a blackout midway through the game

SECRET TALENT. Jema Galanza shows her 'other side' on the court. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Lady Falcons cap off season, avenge skid with sweep of UST

Apr 14, 2018 - 6:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Falcons end their 3-game losing streak against the top guns of the UAAP

UAAP WVBall AdUvsUST 20180414. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers eliminate Adamson to clinch twice-to-beat

Apr 11, 2018 - 4:10 PM

(UPDATED) Adamson bows out of Final 4 contention, whiile DLSU, Far Eastern University, Ateneo and National University are this season's semi-finalists

TWICE-TO-BEAT. The DLSU Lady Spikers clinch the advantage in their penultimate elimination match. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tyrus Hill 'lied to us' on transfer to La Salle, says Adamson coach Allado

Apr 08, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Tyrus Hill confirms to Rappler that he is with La Salle, but is mum when asked about the statement of his former assistant coach Don Allado

TRANSFER. Tyrus Hill, together with former teammate Adamson University teammate Kurt Loreja, is seen wearing a De La Salle University shirt. Photo from GoArchers Sports' Twitter account @GoArchers


FEU Lady Tamaraws clinch Final 4 berth at Adamson's expense

Apr 07, 2018 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Tamaraws are on a two-game winning streak

PLAYOFF BOUND. The FEU Lady Tamaraws are on a two-game winning streak as they make it to the playoffs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sports has no gender: The journey of Adamson Lady Falcons coach Ewon Arayi

Apr 02, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Merenciana Ewonritseorlagha “Ewon” Rosete Arayi’s lengthy list of accomplishments as a basketball player easily rivals that of her name

NO BOUNDARIES. Ewon Arayi believes sports knows no gender and she has proven it with her work on the hardcourt. Photo taken from Arayi's Facebook account


Adamson Pep Squad nabs 3 golds in Asia Cheerleading Invitational Championships

Apr 01, 2018 - 6:40 PM

It's been a fruitful 4 months for the Adamson Pep Squad, which won the UAAP cheerdance title for the first time in school history last December

RAKING MEDALS. The Adamson University Pep Squad strut their stuff in the international scene. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


The death of a subversive

Mar 29, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Our religious observance becomes totally contradictory to what they were supposed to be. I have thought of these questions for a long time now: How can millions of Catholics piously kneel and venerate the cross on Good Friday and at the same time approve that addicts must die because they are a threat to the whole country?

Ateneo Lady Eagles survive Adamson's threat in 5 sets

Mar 25, 2018 - 6:48 PM

(UPDATED) Ateneo is now at solo second place in the UAAP Season 80 Women's Volleyball tournament

SURVIVAL. Ateneo's championship experience catapults them to the victory. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

RAPPLER EXCLUSIVE: Air Padda shows off ‘ball is life’ tattoo

Mar 23, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Coach Air Padda tattoo is engraved with a design of a lifeline and a volleyball in the middle

INKED. Air Padda shows her version of a 'ball is life' tattoo. Photo by Rappler

Rappler Talk Sports: Airess Padda on women empowerment in volleyball

Mar 22, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Being the only woman head coach among the schools in the UAAP, Padda will be dropping by the Rappler office to talk about how her role in PH sports can empower and inspire women, especially in volleyball

Adamson Lady Falcons prevail over skidding NU Lady Bulldogs

Mar 21, 2018 - 6:06 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Bulldogs are now on a 3-game losing streak

STUNNED. Adamson Lady Falcons turn back NU in 4 sets. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson Lady Falcons nab 8th straight UAAP softball title

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Adamson has won all of its 17 UAAP softball titles in the last 21 seasons

QUEENS. The Adamson University Lady Falcons bag their 8th straight UAAP softball title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Adamson Lady Falcons' coach laments 'controversial' officiating

Mar 18, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Head coach Air Padda says the referees' calls were crucial in how certain matches would have turned out

PRESSURE. Coach Air Padda has been pressuring Jema Galanza to lead her team as the captain. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson Lady Falcons avenge 1st round loss with win over UE

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:27 PM

(UPDATED) The Adamson Lady Falcons prevent a sweep by the UE Lady Warriors in the UAAP Season 80 elimination round

SNAPPED. The Lady Falcons finally earn their first win in the last 3 games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson sweeps La Salle for UAAP baseball crown

Mar 16, 2018 - 8:15 PM

It is Adamson's 12th baseball championship, making it the 3rd-most titles in the UAAP

CHAMPS. Adamson University claims its first UAAP baseball title since 2010. File photo


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

Padda 'embarrassed' by Adamson Lady Falcons' 52 errors

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:30 PM

'They were really complacent, they didn't respect UE,' says Adamson head coach Air Padda, who also explains why she chose to bench 3 of her starters

BURDEN. Middle blocker Mylene Paat makes up for her team mates lackluster performance with 23 points. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UE Lady Warriors beat Adamson for first season win

Mar 04, 2018 - 6:24 PM

The Lady Warriors have a lone victory in their hands as they stand at 1-6

FIRST WIN. The Lady Warriors are ecstatic with their first win of the season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'Eagerness to win' propelled Adamson Lady Falcons over DLSU

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:53 PM

From cellar-dwellers to legit contenders, the Adamson Lady Falcons pull off a historic losing streak-breaking performance

HISTORY. The Adamson Lady Falcons finally break their losing streak to the De La Salle University Lady Spikers. Photo by Josh Albedla/Rappler

Adamson Lady Falcons upset reigning champions DLSU

Feb 24, 2018 - 6:34 PM

The DLSU Lady Spikers earn their second loss of the season

HERO. Mylene Paat scores 7 points of Adamson's 12-1 run in the 4th set. Photo by Josh Albedla/Rappler

Ateneo Lady Eagles hold off Adamson for 3rd straight win

Feb 21, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles escape Adamson's floor D in 5 sets

3 GAMES. The Ateneo Lady Eagles set a 3-game winning streak. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST Tigresses halt Adamson's winning streak in straight sets

Feb 18, 2018 - 6:40 PM

UST now has two sweeps in its record this Season 80

2-2. The UST Tigresses bounce back to stand at 2-2 in the league and make it a 4-way tie. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson Lady Falcons soar to greater heights with love in the air

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Adamson Lady Falcons celebrate Valentine's Day with a sweep and a positive outlook to the season

TOPSCORER. Coach Air Padda praises Mylene Paat for bearing fruit off her hard work in serving. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler