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FEU completes sweep; NU tops Ateneo in Finals rematch

Mar 16, 2019 - 3:31 PM

The FEU Tamaraws stretch their perfect run to 7 games as defending champion NU Bulldogs wrap up their first-round campaign with a 6-1 slate

RAISING THE BAR. FEU and NU emerge as the top two teams at the end of the first round. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU stretches streak to 5, Ateneo secures solo 3rd

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Defending champion NU makes quick work of UP as Ateneo also trips Adamson in straight sets

OVERPOWERED. NU team captain Francis Saura soars for a kill over the struggling Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU notches 6th straight win

Mar 10, 2019 - 1:27 PM

Unbeaten FEU dispatches Adamson in straight sets, while Ateneo keeps UP winless in 5 games

UNRIVALED. There's still no stopping the FEU Tamaraws. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP football: Ateneo thrashes UST for 1st victory

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Ateneo star Jarvey Gayoso hits a brace to lead the Blue Eagles' shutout of the UST Tigers

MOTIVATED. Jarvey Gayoso and the Blue Eagles break their slump to snatch a breakthrough win. Photo by Jason Santos/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles, NU Lady Bulldogs reign supreme in UAAP 3x3

Mar 03, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Blue Eagles show their champion mettle anew to capture the UAAP 3x3 men's basketball crown as the Lady Bulldogs rule the women's side

UNSTOPPABLE. Thirdy Ravena powers Ateneo past UST in the title match as the Blue Eagles complete a UAAP 3x3 sweep. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena-less Ateneo coasts past Enderun in PBA D-League

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Tyler Tio and Angelo Kouame combine for 40 points as the Blue Eagles make up for Thirdy Ravena's absence

FORCE TO RECKON WITH. Angelo Kouame dominates down low for Ateneo in the PBA D-League. Photo from PBA Images


Unbeaten FEU grabs solo UAAP men's volleyball lead

Feb 24, 2019 - 2:32 PM

The Tamaraws survive the Blue Eagles' tough challenge for a 3-0 start, while the Tigers roll to a second win versus the Maroons

PERFECT. Jude Garcia erupts for 23 points over the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: FEU downs UP for tournament lead in men's volleyball

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:54 PM

The FEU Tamaraws ride on their strong opening-game momentum

LEADER. The FEU Tamaraws are off to a strong start to the UAAP men's volleyball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Season 81 football: Brace for a wide-open field

Feb 15, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Expect plenty of excitement when the UAAP men's football competition kicks off this Sunday

KING EAGLE. Expect Jarvey Gayoso (right) to be the focal point again of Ateneo’s campaign. File photo by Glen Charles Lopez

PCCL: Reloaded Ateneo survives San Beda, sets UV nat'l finals

Jan 26, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Angelo Kouame and Thirdy Ravena star as the Blue Eagles earn the best collegiate team tag in Metro Manila

FLYING HIGH. Angelo Kouame and the Blue Eagles soar past the Red Lions to rule the PCCL semis series, 2-1. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Isaac Go praises Ateneo bench in San Beda stunner

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Despite fielding only 5 players at the start of the game, the Blue Eagles force a winner-take-all against the Red Lions in the PCCL semis

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PCCL: Go erupts for 28 as Ateneo forces do-or-die vs San Beda

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:23 PM

A hot-shooting Isaac Go shows up as the Blue Eagles level the PCCL semis series versus the Red Lions

SIZZLING. Big man Isaac Go knocks in 4 of his 7 three-pointers in the final quarter to power the Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Nieto twins late to San Beda clash due to class

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Matt and Mike Nieto, together with Tyler Tio and Jolo Mendoza, arrive late to the game against San Beda since they had to attend class

STUDENTS FIRST. Matt Nieto squeezes in time to show up for the game midway in the third quarter. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda bests Ateneo in Game 1 of PCCL semis

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The San Beda Red Lions need only one win to set up a finals date with the University of Visayas Green Lancers

TOP DOG. Donald Tankoua leads the way as San Beda inches closer to the PCCL finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


WATCH: Get study tips from Ateneo's Isaac Go

Jan 18, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Two-time UAAP champion Isaac Go shows us his study habits that helped him nab back-to-back first honors in Ateneo

Ateneo, San Beda banner historic 20-team PBA D-League

Jan 12, 2019 - 7:38 PM

UAAP champion Ateneo and NCAA titlist San Beda look to sustain their winning ways even against a stacked field

CHAMPION DUEL. Expect Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame and San Beda’s Donald Tankoua to play key roles anew in the D-League. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Breakthroughs, dynasties highlight 2018 UAAP, NCAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:53 AM

Relive the best basketball moments in UAAP Season 81 and NCAA Season 94

SCHEDULE: Ateneo, San Beda face off in PCCL

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The two top-tier teams will clash for the PCCL title in a best-of-three series starting on January 21, 2019

BATTLE OF CHAMPIONS. Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena powers past San Beda's Ranbill Tongco in the 2018 Filoil Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After getting called out, Thirdy Ravena aces group work

Dec 19, 2018 - 6:31 PM

Thirdy Ravena may be a campus hero for powering Ateneo to the UAAP crown, but it isn't exactly the same with his group mates in school

STUDENT-ATHLETE. Thirdy Ravena commits himself to being a student-athlete in Ateneo. Rappler Screenshot

Rappler Talk Sports: Thirdy Ravena on Ateneo's UAAP back-to-back title run

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Thirdy Ravena drops by the Rappler office to talk about the Ateneo Blue Eagles' UAAP Season 81 championship

Tab Baldwin: Nowhere to go but Ateneo

Dec 16, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin intends to stay with the Blue Eagles even if the American-Kiwi has been recommended to take over the Batang Gilas program

BALDWIN STAYS. Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin plans to lead the Blue Eagles to a three-peat UAAP dynasty. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo bonfire honors UAAP Season 81 champions

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The Ateneo men's basketball, men's and women's swimming, women's fencing and women's badminton teams bask in the spotlight after their successful campaigns

BONFIRE. The Ateneo community gathers to the Grade School grounds for the bonfire celebration. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Tab Baldwin wants Ateneo to dominate PBA Rookie Draft 2019

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:06 PM

Ateneo head tactician Tab Baldwin hopes to see 6 Blue Eagles in the top 10 draft picks

BACK-TO-BACK. The Ateneo Blue Eagles will remain intact for Season 82. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Jet Nieto hopes twins Matt, Mike surpass his feat

Dec 14, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'It’s every father’s dream for your boys to outdo you,' says former Ateneo champion Jet Nieto

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

From Team B to champion: Asistio completes long Ateneo journey

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Anton Asistio may have had his share of team struggles, but Ateneo's lone graduating player won't have it any other way

A FIGHTER. Anton Asistio defies the odds to become one of the best players in the two-peat champion crop of the Ateneo Blue Eagles.Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Why Thirdy Ravena had 'Javi V' written on his arm

Dec 08, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'Javi reminded me to just enjoy the game. I’m pretty sure I had the best game of my life,' Thirdy Ravena says of his late friend

FOR JAVI. Thirdy Ravena reveals that he is inspired by his dream of Javi Villareal. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

MVP wants Tab Baldwin to coach Batang Gilas

Dec 08, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'This is my personal view: I think that Tab should be the Batang Gilas coach because he’s very good with the young kids,' says SBP chairman emeritus Manuel V. Pangilinan

GAME CHANGER. Tab Baldwin leads the Ateneo Blue Eagles to two UAAP championships. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kai Sotto goes off for 36 as Ateneo Eaglets crush UPIS

Dec 08, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The 7-foot-1 prodigy tallies a double-double in the wire-to-wire triumph

PILING IT UP. Kai Sotto and the Ateneo Blue Eaglets earn their fourth win in 5 games in UAAP Season 81. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Tab: Back-to-back no comparison to Black's 5-peat 'mountain'

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin says his back-to-back title romp looks like just 'a little bump' compared to Norman Black's string of UAAP crowns

TWO-PEAT. The Ateneo Blue Eagles nab their second straight UAAP men's basketball title. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kiefer: Thirdy now the better Ravena

Dec 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

For now, at least, Kiefer admits his younger brother Thirdy owns the 'better Ravena' title after a sensational UAAP Finals showing

KING EAGLES. Thirdy (left) and Kiefer Ravena each own two UAAP championships and two MVP awards. Photo from Instagram (@3rd_e)

Kouame: ‘I want 4 more championships’

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:19 AM

After getting a taste of his first UAAP championship, Ateneo's Angelo Kouame just wants more of it

ON TOP. Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame (back row, center) has 4 more years to help the Blue Eagles whip up more championship celebrations. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

In team-first system, Thirdy still on top

Dec 06, 2018 - 12:39 AM

Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles show yet again why they're the kings of UAAP men’s basketball

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After Ateneo win, Grab offers free rides to Katipunan

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:05 PM

Grab Philippines is offering free rides to and from Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines

FREE RIDES. Grab is offering free rides up to P250 to and from Katipunan after the #BattleofKatipunan for UAAP Season 81 men's basketball. Photo from Grab Philippines

From quirky cheers to diehard dogs, UAAP fans up their game

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:50 PM

There's no lack of team spirit among fans, and some pets, during the UAAP Finals Game 2 clash between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the UP Fighting Maroons

Ateneo wrecks U.P., clinches back-to-back UAAP titles

Dec 05, 2018 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) Thirdy Ravena erupts for 38 points as a solid Blue Eagles crew completes a 2-0 sweep of the Maroons to bag the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball crown

UNSTOPPABLE. Thirdy Ravena and Angelo Kouame play hero in the Blue Eagles' title romp against the Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 2

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:53 PM

It's now or never for the UP Fighting Maroons as the Ateneo Blue Eagles look to sweep the series for a second straight UAAP championship

BIG BATTLE. UP’S Bright Akhuetie and Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame will again be at the forefront of the title showdown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 2

Dec 04, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Will Ateneo cruise to its second straight championship or can UP force another crucial do-or-die game this season?

The real Matt Nieto shows up

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:18 PM

It may have taken a while, but it’s safe to say that the Matt Nieto we know finally returned

MAIN PLAYMAKER. Matt Nieto unconsciously takes up scoring duties to lift Ateneo to a Game 1 win in the best-of-three Finals series. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo not affected by raucous U.P. crowd

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The Blue Eagles expect diehard UP fans to come in droves as the Fighting Maroons try to spoil their bid for a second straight UAAP championship

UNWAVERING. Matt Nieto keeps his composure to lead the Ateneo Blue Eagles past the Fighting Maroons with their 6th man. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: Ateneans camp out overnight for Ateneo-U.P. Finals Game 2 tickets

Dec 03, 2018 - 12:21 AM

They're camping out overnight until ticket booths open at 6 am on Monday, December 3

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bright Akhuetie cleared from major injury

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:48 PM

UP big man Bright Akhuetie has been cleared from a potentially major leg injury but remains under observation

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

9 UAAP Finals ticket scalpers arrested

Dec 02, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Pasay City police round up the scalpers at the Mall of Asia Arena before Game 1 of the UAAP Finals between Ateneo and the University of the Philippines

ARRESTED. The Pasay police will continue to crack down on ticket scalpers. Photo from NCRPO

Ateneo gives U.P. a lesson on UAAP’s biggest stage

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Like a big brother, Ateneo plays the role of teaching a soon-to-be star what it takes to have all the glory

CHAMPIONSHIP POISE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles find the perfect moment to flip the switch against the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Abroad or on the road, people go to great lengths to witness UAAP Finals game

Dec 01, 2018 - 10:40 PM

People in buses, campuses, malls, and places abroad tune in to watch Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 Finals

Kouame: Bright incident not intentional

Dec 01, 2018 - 9:51 PM

'People can get mad, but it wasn't intentional. I didn't know what really happened. I'm really sorry about that,' says Ateneo big man Angelo Kouame

'I'M SORRY'. Angelo Kouame apologizes to Bright Akhuetie for the accident. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tab Baldwin: 'We didn't want U.P. in the Finals'

Dec 01, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Ateneo's head tactician admits the UP Fighting Maroons have really become a tough opponent

DISAPPOINTED. Tab Baldwin and the Ateneo Blue Eagles are looking to learn from their mistakes to sweep the tough UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo fights off U.P., nears 2nd straight UAAP crown

Dec 01, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Matt Nieto and Thirdy Ravena wax hot as the Blue Eagles take Game 1 of the best-of-three title series

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 1

Dec 01, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Can the UP Fighting Maroons pull off a grand upset of the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals opener?

DAVID VS GOLIATH? The UP Fighting Maroons are tagged as the 'underdogs' but defending champion Ateneo is not taking them lightly. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Ateneo, U.P. student councils unite vs impunity, misogyny

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The Ateneo and UP Diliman student councils jointly urge those watching the UAAP Finals opener live to wear black as 'protest against violence, impunity, and misogyny'