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Still perfect: Ateneo clamps down FEU in steady comeback win

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Ateneo gets flustered by a driven FEU squad, but the unbeaten Blue Eagles regain their bearings to complete a come-from-behind win

HUGE CHALLENGE. Matthew Daves and the Blue Eagles survive the Tamaraw threat. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 13, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Check out some photos of the rivalry showdown where Ateneo pulls through despite a strong challenge from La Salle

SPARKPLUG. Adrian Wong unloads Ateneo’s first 8 points on the way to finishing a game-high 18 points on a 4-of-7 clip from beyond the arc. Photo release

Ateneo sweeps rival La Salle to clinch Final Four berth

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:57 PM

A machine-like Ateneo squad turns back La Salle to stay unbeaten in 10 games

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82 round 2

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Sparks fly whenever these two rivals meet, so this weekend's showdown between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the La Salle Green Archers will certainly be no exception

Ateneo bucks Adamson scare one year after last loss

Oct 09, 2019 - 6:38 PM

After surviving a pesky Adamson side, the Ateneo Blue Eagles stretch their perfect run to stay unbeaten in the UAAP since October 10 last year

Gian Mamuyac. Photo release

Baldwin lauds Ateneo defense on leading MVP candidate Chabi Yo

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:17 PM

The win may be far from perfect for Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin, but the Blue Eagles still shackled leading MVP candidate Chabi Yo and the trigger-happy Tigers

TOUGH DAY. The Blue Eagles limit UST star Soulemane Chabi Yo to a single digit for the first time in his UAAP career. Photo release

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs UST – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:28 PM

Check out some photos of the game that saw Ateneo hold UST, the league's top offensive team, to a season-low production

KEY CONTRIBUTOR. SJ Belangel adds 11 points on a 3-of-5 clip from downtown to help the defending champions complete a sweep of the Tigers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No more scare: Ateneo sweeps UST to stay unbeaten

Oct 05, 2019 - 6:39 PM

After a shaky win in their first meeting, Ateneo posts a decisive triumph this time to complete an elimination sweep of UST

STILL UNTOUCHABLE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles ward off Zach Huang and the UST Tigers anew to stay unbeaten.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Helping keep Ateneo spotless, Kouame earns UAAP Player of the Week nod

Sep 30, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Angelo Kouame dominates against UE and UP as Ateneo sweeps the first round of Season 82

UAAP KINGS. Angelo Kouame and the Ateneo Blue Eagles have yet to drop a game in Season 82. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UP is better, but so is Ateneo

Sep 30, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Now turning into one of UAAP basketball’s great rivalries, Ateneo and UP deliver the emotions, executions, and histrionics for a primetime spectacle

BATTLE OF KATIPUNAN. As Ateneo quickly rediscovers what makes it great, UP ends up folding against pressure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol apologetic, but firm in officiating stance after ejection

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'It really doesn't matter what happens on the court, but I have to think about my composure because that is what I preach,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs UP – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Check out some photos of the game where Ateneo proves unflappable in the face of pressure as UP collapses in the second half

COMPOSURE. The Ateneo Blue Eagles prove unflappable in the face of pressure as the usual reliables take charge including Matt Nieto, who tallies 18 points, 5 boards, and 3 assists. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo reasserts mastery over UP, sweeps Season 82 1st round

Sep 29, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Poised all game, the Ateneo Blue Eagles prove too strong as the UP Fighting Maroons lose their cool and their coach

FLYING HIGH. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles continue to dominate the rest of the field. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UP – UAAP Season 82 round 1

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:48 PM

What better way to cap a wild first round than pitting top teams Ateneo and UP in a UAAP finals rematch on Sunday, September 29

UAAP badminton: NU nails top playoffs seed

Sep 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

The NU Bulldogs secure the No. 1 spot and semifinal bonus after pinning a first loss on the La Salle Green Shuttlers

VETERANS. Keeyan Gabuelo and Solomon Padiz Jr secure the doubles match for the NU Bulldogs. Photo release

Ateneo blows out UE with third-quarter storm

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Banking on a dominant second-half showing, the Blue Eagles whip the Warriors to move within a win of a first-round sweep

TURNAROUND. After a tight first half, Gian Mamuyac and the Blue Eagles flash their champion form to blow the game wide open. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs NU – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 22, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Check out some game photos of the Ateneo Blue Eagles' commanding win over the NU Bulldogs

FULL CONTROL. ‘We competed in the first quarter up until the last minute,’ says Ateneo stalwart Angelo Kouame after flirting with a triple-double with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 7 blocks. Photo release

Baldwin calls for formation of 'winning team' amid Gilas director talks

Sep 22, 2019 - 5:12 PM

His role in the revamped Gilas Pilipinas program may still be unclear, but Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin wants to put premium on assembling a topnotch squad

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Ateneo manhandles winless NU for 5th straight win

Sep 22, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Bracing for a tough challenge, Ateneo makes sure to take the fight out of NU early

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baldwin says Will Navarro 'poster boy' for efficiency

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin credits silent worker Will Navarro for focusing on what matters: 'It's not about highlights'

INSPIRATION. Will Navarro dedicates his efforts to setting up his team mates in Tab Baldwin's system. Photo from release

Ateneo locks down FEU to stay perfect

Sep 14, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles flash their trademark defense to cruise to a 4-0 record in UAAP Season 82

ELITE DEFENSE. The Ateneo Blue Eagles are still on track for a title defense with a fourth straight win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena heaps praise on UST rookie Abando after gritty clash

Sep 11, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Rhenz Abando receives a surprise gift from Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena, but the UST rookie gets something more important – a champion's respect

RESPECT. Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena says ‘there’s something different’ in new UST recruit Rhenz Abando. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Mutual respect grows for Baldwin, Ayo after Ateneo-UST thriller

Sep 11, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The UST Tigers headed to the Ateneo match as the obvious underdog, but Aldin Ayo never thinks of his team as such – and neither does Tab Baldwin

Ateneo shakes off UST scare

Sep 11, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Defending champion Ateneo pulls off a one-point escape against a UST side proving to be a contender

EARLY TEST. Matt Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles get a tough early challenge from the UST Tigers. Photo release

Chabi Yo credits UST’s good start as motivation for mighty Ateneo

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:02 AM

'We are not participating in the league just to be in the Final Four,' says UST forward Soulemane Chabi Yo

BIG SURPRISE. Soulemane Chabi Yo and Tigers aim for another upset win after shocking last season's runner-up UP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP Season 82: Team standings, scores

Sep 09, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Check out the team standings and game results in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament

La Salle on the right path, but Ateneo still the UAAP standard

Sep 09, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Ateneo may be dominating but this season’s La Salle squad shows the talent and cocky style of play that used to catapult the Green Archers to the Final Four

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Next man up: Nieto, Mamuyac post career games vs La Salle

Sep 08, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Unlikely heroes Mike Nieto and Gian Mamuyac step up for Ateneo in the UAAP's heated rivalry match

BREAKOUT GAME. Mike Nieto steps up against archrival La Salle as he erupts for a career-high of 18 points. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ravena brushes off Malonzo poster in rivalry showdown

Sep 08, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'It’s a play. Two points. We won the game,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena, who's on the receiving end of La Salle Fil-Am Jamie Malonzo's two-handed jam

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo still too much for new-look La Salle

Sep 08, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Defending champion Ateneo gives La Salle’s new Fil-Am cast a rude welcome in an early rivalry showdown

Ateneo stalwart Ange Kouame squeezes past La Salle's Justine Baltazar (right)and Joaqui Manuel. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82 round 1

Sep 07, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Ateneo puts its champion roster to a test against a La Salle side that's set to unveil a slew of Fil-foreign players

Ateneo finds new challenge in Adamson's Val Chauca

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Coach Tab Baldwin says his Blue Eagles did a good job on Jerrick Ahanmisi, but the Falcons unveil a new threat in Fil-Peruvian guard Valandre Chauca

CHALLENGE. Valandre Chauca topscores for Adamson with 17 points to go with 4 assists. Photo from release

Ateneo survives late Adamson rally to kickstart 3-peat campaign

Sep 04, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Flashing their championship poise, the Blue Eagles storm out of the gates before holding off a late Falcons run

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: 3x3 basketball gains medal sport status

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:59 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and NU Lady Bulldogs look to add to the school medal haul by defending their UAAP 3x3 titles

TITLE DEFENSE. Thirdy Ravena leads Ateneo past UST in the UAAP Season 81 3x3 men's basketball Final. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: New challenge awaits as Ateneo Blue Eagles gun for 3-peat

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Ateneo's champion core may be intact but the Blue Eagles don't expect their title defense to get any easier

3-PEAT BID. Thirdy Ravena is set to lead the Ateneo Blue Eagles for one last time in UAAP Season 82. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo lights up UAAP Season 82 opening ceremony

Sep 01, 2019 - 10:26 PM

UAAP Season 82 host Ateneo puts on a spectacle as the country's premier collegiate league officially comes off the wraps

POWERFUL. Ateneo showcases all 8 member UAAP schools with a futuristic theme. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No surprise: UAAP teams pick Ateneo as team to beat

Sep 01, 2019 - 3:48 PM

'Ateneo should be rated No.1, but of course, you cannot count out other schools,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren as his Falcons test the Blue Eagles first

FAVORITES. Back-to-back UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles gun for a 3-peat title. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: Key matchups for UAAP Season 82 men's basketball

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:12 PM

UP gets to parade early its highly touted transferees while Ateneo and La Salle figure in an opening weekend rivalry clash

TITLE DEFENSE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles kick off their three-peat bid against rival La Salle. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Despite D-League title romp, Baldwin expects more from Ateneo

Jun 26, 2019 - 1:27 AM

Tab Baldwin says the Ateneo Blue Eagles are far from ready for their three-peat bid in the UAAP

KINGS OF COURT. The Ateneo Blue Eagles capture the 2019 PBA D-League crown. Photo from PBA Images


Cignal-Ateneo buries CEU to win PBA D-League title

Jun 25, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles clinch their second offseason title since winning their second straight UAAP crown in 2018

NOT GOING THE DISTANCE. Thirdy Ravena and Cignal-Ateneo dispose of CEU in 4 games. Photo from PBA Images


Kouame records 9 blocks as Ateneo clamps CEU in Game 3

Jun 20, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The Blue Eagles crush the Scorpions to move within a win of capturing the PBA D-League crown

LOCKED IN. The Blue Eagles give the Scorpions no wiggle room in the lopsided Game 3. Photo from PBA Images

Isaac Go named 2019 PBA D-League MVP

Jun 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The sweet-shooting big man edges fellow Ateneo stalwart Thirdy Ravena for the top individual plum

BACK ON TOP. Ateneo's Isaac Go bags his second MVP award in 5 months. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: CEU evens finals series over Ateneo

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:16 PM

The CEU Scorpions halt Cignal-Ateneo's 10-game winning streak in the 2019 PBA D-League

DO-OR-DIE. Jerome Santos' double-double 10 of 28 points and 10 rebounds helps the CEU Scorpions even the series at 1-1. Photo from Kyle Janremy Bustos

D-League: Malick Diouf keeps CEU hopes alive

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Ranged against powerhouse Ateneo, Malick Diouf and the CEU Scorpions still hope to pull off the improbable in the PBA D-League Finals

ALL OUT. Malick Diouf carries the CEU Scorpions on his shoulders in the title series opener. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Ateneo draws first blood vs CEU in D-League Finals

Jun 13, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Isaac Go and Thirdy Ravena take charge as the Blue Eagles overwhelm the Scorpions in Game 1 of the best-of-five title series

FLYING HIGH. Matt Nieto and the Blue Eagles soar past the Scorpions by 35 points in Game 1 of the title series. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo closes UAAP Season 81 with 7 titles

Jun 01, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Ateneo dominates the league's most popular sports as it gears up on its hosting of Season 82

MULTI-TITLED. Two-time men's football MVP Jarvey Gayoso of men's football (left) and women's volleyball Finals MVP Bea de Leon light the Ateneo bonfire. Rappler screenshot

Baldwin, Fernandez pick up collegiate coaching honors

May 24, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Ateneo's Tab Baldwin and San Beda's Boyet Fernandez cop top coaching awards after extending their respective teams' dynasties

Kat Tolentino 'signing off' from Ateneo after winning first title

May 19, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The 6-foot-3 Filipino-Canadian still has one playing year left with the Ateneo Lady Eagles, but it seems like she is not returning for another season

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. If ever, Kat Tolentino will leave the UAAP proud as a champion. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Gayoso leads Ateneo back to UAAP men’s football throne

May 17, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Ateneo outlasts rival La Salle to capture its second crown in 3 years

FLYING HIGH. Ateneo football star Jarvey Gayoso caps another stellar season with a UAAP championship and the MVP plum. Photo release

FEU takes down Ateneo to reach UAAP men's volleyball finals

May 04, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The Tamaraws end a six-year finals drought with a four-set win over the Blue Eagles in the Final Four

BACK AT IT. The FEU Tamaraws are back in the UAAP men's volleyball finals for the first time since 2013. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler