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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

Pumaren: 'I don’t get paid just to be in the Final Four'

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:56 PM

Adamson coach Franz Pumaren admits he's frustrated that the Falcons failed to get past the semifinals for the third straight season

RESPECT. Despite the heartaches, coach Franz Pumaren thinks his Falcons gained a lot of respect this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sean Manganti bids farewell to Adamson: 'I love you forever'

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:59 AM

Even though he’s no longer the team’s emotional driving force next season, the Adamson captain expects the Falcons to remain a contender

GRATEFUL. Sean Manganti didn’t get his dream finish, but still relishes his stint with the Adamson Falcons. Photo by Joaquin Flores

#AtinTwo: U.P. Maroons nail first UAAP Finals berth in 32 years

Nov 28, 2018 - 6:41 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The UP Fighting Maroons outlast the Adamson Falcons in a do-or-die Final Four overtime thriller

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs U.P. – UAAP Season 81 Final Four Game 2

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:17 PM

This is the perfect picture of how crazy this season has become – an Adamson-UP game is now the hottest thing in Philippine basketball

EYE ON THE PRIZE. Paul Desiderio's UP Maroons and Sean Manganti's Adamson Falcons fight for the right to face the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson to give free tickets for do-or-die UAAP semis duel vs UP

Nov 27, 2018 - 11:12 PM

General admission tickets will be provided by the school to students and alumni

DO-OR-DIE. The Adamson Soaring Falcons and the UP Fighting Maroons are both aiming to barge into the UAAP finals for the first time in decades. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Sean Manganti: Adamson not giving up on Finals dream

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:25 PM

'We worked hard this season to get that twice-to-beat advantage and you know we commend our team for still playing hard,' says Adamson captain Sean Manganti

'UP KLLER'. Sean Manganti may have to pull off another heartbreaker over UP just to send Adamson to its first finals appearance in 26 years. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

#AtinTwo vs #AminTwo: UAAP fans engage in hashtag war

Nov 27, 2018 - 7:09 PM

A furious exchange by netizens hypes up the do-or-die semis game between Adamson and UP

HIGHLIGHTS: Adamson vs U.P. – UAAP Season 81 Final Four Game 2

Nov 27, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Only one team will emerge victorious in ending its UAAP finals drought on Wednesday, November 28, 3:30 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

Adamson cancels classes for do-or-die UAAP semis battle vs UP

Nov 26, 2018 - 3:10 PM

The Soaring Falcons seek to end a 26-year finals appearance drought in the UAAP

FIERCE BATTLE. The Adamson Soaring Falcons and the UP Fighting Maroons lock horns for the last finals seat in UAAP Season 81. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Adamson keeps calm, braces for do-or-die semis

Nov 24, 2018 - 9:02 PM

After two seasons of getting booted out of the Final Four early, the Adamson Falcons get another shot this time to nail a UAAP title berth versus the UP Maroons

BOUNCING BACK. The Adamson Soaring Falcons are confident that they can still make the finals in the rubber match against University of the Philippines. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

U.P. a win away from Finals after stunner vs Adamson

Nov 24, 2018 - 6:14 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Fighting Maroons keep their title hopes alive after spoiling the Adamson Falcons' first try to nail a finals berth

UPSET. Paul Desiderio and the UP Maroons get Jerie Pingoy and the No. 2 Adamson Falcons out of their way in their first semis showdown. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs U.P. – UAAP Season 81 Final Four Game 1

Nov 24, 2018 - 1:18 PM

Two teams who have gone through countless heartbreaks are on course in their journey to the top

CLASH. Will Sean Manganti hit another heartbreaking shot for the Fighting Maroons? Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Adamson vs U.P. – UAAP Season 81 Final Four Game 1

Nov 23, 2018 - 4:13 PM

The Soaring Falcons and the Fighting Maroons vie to return to the finals for the first time in decades

No heartbreaker needed: Manganti wants to crush U.P. early

Nov 23, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Adamson star Sean Manganti says he’s had enough of playing the UP Maroons down to the wire

DEADLY. Expect Sean Manganti to play a major role again when Adamson shoots for a title slot against UP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

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

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


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