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Ateneo keeps UE winless, but loses Raffy Verano to injury

Sep 26, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The Blue Eagles streak to their third straight UAAP victory but loses a vital cog

ON A ROLL. Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena splits UE's defense in the match handily won by the defending champion Blue Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No hard feelings between ex-Blue Eaglets

Sep 24, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Former Ateneo high school teammates Dave Ildefonso and SJ Belangel took different collegiate paths

FRIENDLY FOES. Former Ateneo Blue Eaglets SJ Belangel (left) and Dave Ildefonso are friends off the court but are not on the court. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tab Baldwin apologizes for Dave Ildefonso comments

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The Ateneo mentor clarifies his remarks on Dave Ildefonso's decision to join National University

CLEAR THE AIR. Ateneo's Tab Baldwin says sorry to National University and the Ildefonsos. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tab Baldwin wants Dave Ildefonso to 'rethink his decision'

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin tells former Blue Eaglet star Dave Ildefonso that he left the better program

SHOTS FIRED. Star rookie Dave Ildefonso (right) thinks he made the right decision in choosing the NU Bulldogs over coach Tab Baldwin’s Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler.com

Elite Ateneo defense holds NU to 46 points in blowout win

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The Blue Eagles cruise to their second straight triumph in the UAAP men's basketball tournament

BLOWOUT. Adrian Wong and the Ateneo Blue Eagles floor the NU Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo spoils Bright Akhuetie's birthday, but it's okay

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons' new foreign player remains positive despite the loss

Tab Baldwin: Win or be labeled losers

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:52 PM

In each game, the Ateneo champion coach urges the Blue Eagles to answer one question: Who are we?

WINNERS. Ateneo coach Tab Balwin hopes his Blue Eagles stay on track after rediscovering their winning ways. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo turns back gutsy UP, picks up first victory

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The defending champion Blue Eagles avenge their stunning loss to Adamson with a win over a UP side that lost its coach to ejection

BATTLE OF THE KATIPUNAN. UP's Bright Akhuetie and Ateneo's Angelo Kouame figure in a tight contest between the two neighboring schools. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sidelined for a year, Ateneo's Adrian Wong eyes big comeback

Sep 10, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Expect an improved version of the player that Ateneo relies on for floor spacing, consistent playmaking, and shut-down defense

GETTING BETTER. Ateneo’s Adrian Wong thinks getting sidelined helped him become a better player. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/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

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

Thirdy motivated by chance to tie Kiefer’s record in Ateneo

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena has a shot at tying his brother's UAAP title record, but says the Blue Eagles have a whole lot work to do

MUCH IMPROVED. Even after a Finals MVP run, Thirdy Ravena thinks he's in better form this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo Blue Eagles remain grounded amid the hype

Sep 02, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles know that it’s harder to defend a title than to win one

BIG CHALLENGE. Thirdy Ravena expects all the other teams to play their best against defending champion Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Ateneo kicks off UAAP title drive vs Adamson

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Check out the blockbuster games in the UAAP Season 81 opening weekend

New year, new mission: How Tab Baldwin is keeping Ateneo grounded

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:55 PM

From a scale of 0 to 10, the 60-year-old tactician rates the Blue Eagles as a 2 heading into UAAP Season 81

WINNING CULTURE. Tab Baldwin led the Blue Eagles to their first UAAP championship since 2012. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Rappler Talk Sports: Ateneo Blue Eagles on 2018 Jones Cup campaign

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go drop by the Rappler office to talk about their surprise run in the international club tournament

Blue Eagles dedicate Jones Cup run to injured rookie SJ Belangel

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Belangel undergoes a successful surgery as his teammates were in Taiwan

SIDELINED. SJ Belangel suffered from an orbital bone fracture in Ateneo's final game against Adamson in the Smart Breakdown Basketball Invitational. Photo from Twitter (@sjbelangel)

Cool heads Matt Nieto, Thirdy Ravena get thumbs-up, cash bonus

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:13 PM

For exceeding expectations and being class acts during the Jones Cup, Ravena and Nieto share P100,000 bonus

EXEMPLAR.

Iran kicks Ateneo-PH out of Jones Cup podium

Jul 22, 2018 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) The Blue Eagles bow to Iran to finish with a 5-3 record and settle for 4th place

NOTABLE RUN. Mike Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles put up a decent showing in the international club tournament. Photo by Glen Lopez/Fabilioh

Jones Cup: Matt Nieto game-winner sinks Chinese Taipei-Blue

Jul 21, 2018 - 9:39 PM

(UPDATED) The Blue Eagles stay in the running for a podium finish with a 5-2 record

GAME HERO. Matt Nieto beats the buzzer to lead Ateneo’s upset of the host team. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH-Ateneo blasts Lithuania to stay on track of podium finish

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Blue Eagles streak to their 3rd straight victory for a 4-2 record in the Jones Cup

SURPRISE RUN. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles continue to surprise in the club tournament. Photo by Glen Lopez/Fabilioh

Isaac Go explodes for 6 triples in Ateneo win vs Indonesia

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Ateneo big man knocks in 21 points on a 6-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc against Indonesia in the 2018 Jones Cup

HOTSHOT. Isaac Go and the Philippine-Ateneo Blue Eagles overwhelm Indonesia in the second half. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jones Cup: Ateneo escapes Japan to end two-game skid

Jul 18, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Angelo Kouame finishes with a huge double-double of 15 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals and two blocks while Thirdy Ravena adds 14 points and 9 boards

CONSISTENT. Matt Nieto finishes with 10 points and 5 rebounds for the Ateneo-Philippines Blue Eagles. Photo by Glen Lopez/Fabilioh


Ateneo Blue Eagles bow to South Korea, pick up first loss in Jones Cup

Jul 16, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The Blue Eagles fail to earn a win against rival South Korea

HEIGHT ADVANTAGE.. 6-foot-10 Rookie Angelo Kouame matches up with South Korea's towering lineup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo turns heads at Jones Cup debut, routs Chinese Taipei

Jul 15, 2018 - 7:18 PM

The Blue Eagles blast the host team by 23 points in the international club tournament

Thirdy Ravena. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jones Cup 2018: Ateneo size a 'big issue'

Jul 12, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin says the 16-man squad representing the Philippines needs to learn quickly

TAIWAN-BOUND. Ateneo Blue Eagles will have a tough challenge ahead of them as they face senior national teams in the 2018 William Jones Cup.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Marck Espejo's legacy

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Never did the country's top male volleyball player imagine that he would make a big difference in local sports

Ateneo to represent PH in Jones Cup

Jul 06, 2018 - 3:38 PM

It's the first time in a long while that the Philippines will be represented by a collegiate team in the invitational tournament

Ateneo routs San Beda in Filoil battle of champions

Jun 30, 2018 - 8:36 PM

The Blue Eagles complete a 12-0 tournament sweep to rule the preseason basketball tournament

BAND OF BROTHERS. Even in the preseason, the Ateneo Blue Eagles prove they’re still on top of their game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo drubs FEU to book Filoil finals ticket

Jun 29, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Big man Isaac Go sparks a late run to power the Blue Eagles in the low-scoring semifinal slugfest

FINALS BOUND. Thirdy Ravena leads Ateneo to the title round of the preseason basketball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Thirdy Ravena sinks buzzer-beater to nip Greece U21 squad

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The UAAP Finals MVP breaks the Greek team's heart with a clutch 3-pointer for the Ateneo Blue Eagles

CLUTCH. Thirdy Ravena has made Ateneo's Greece visit an avenue to showcase his wares. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Ateneo outlasts DLSU in FilOil OT thriller

Jun 12, 2018 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) The Blue Eagles keep a perfect 9-0 record in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup

X FACTOR. Angelo Kouame's personal 6-0 run in the overtime period pins down Ateneo's lead in the game. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

La Salle rallies past scrappy NU, faces rival Ateneo next

Jun 10, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The victory preps up the Green Archers for a preseason duel against rival and reigning UAAP champion Ateneo on June 12

BOUNCE BACK. After absorbing its first loss against San Beda, La Salle recovers with a win over NU. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo routs Mapua by 44 points, keeps FilOil record perfect

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Angelo Kouame tallies a double-double to lift the Blue Eagles to their 8th straight victory

STREAKING. Thirdy Ravena an the Ateneo Blue Eagles sustain their hot run. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo stretches perfect FilOil streak to 5, runs circles around NU

May 31, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The reigning UAAP men's basketball champions get to keep a share of the top spot with rival La Salle in Group A

MAIN MAN. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena tries to get a shot off NU's John Lloyd Clemente in the match handily won by the Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo president confirms UAAP volleyball coaches' appointment

May 24, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Former Blue Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro takes over the women's volleyball team as Timmy Sto Tomas succeeds him in the men's squad

MAGIS. Fr Jett Villarin finds favor in both Timmy Sto Tomas (left) and Oliver Almadro due to their long-term ties with the University. Photo by Timmy Sto Tomas FANS Facebook

LOOK: Ateneo's Ish Polvorosa elected SK chairman in Cavite

May 15, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The decorated Best Setter of the UAAP will now give back as a public servant of Imus, Cavite

TRUE LEADER. It's now Ish Polvorosa's time to prove that he can be a leader back in his hometown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: In good or bad times, Kiefer Ravena gets roasted online

May 04, 2018 - 4:16 PM

'Sometimes you get to a boiling point where you snap and tweet something,' the NLEX guard admits

EASY TARGET. Kiefer Ravena says he gets roasted online, whether he plays good or bad.

King Eagle Marck Espejo hints of Japan offer

May 02, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The 5-time UAAP MVP might take his talents to the land of the rising sun

PHENOM. Marck Espejo leaves his legacy in the UAAP as the 5-time MVP and 3-time champion. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

NU dethrones Ateneo, bags UAAP men's volleyball crown

May 02, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Bulldogs bring back the championship to Sampaloc after 4 years

RETURN. The NU Bulldogs return as the UAAP Season 80 men's volleyball champions for the 3rd time. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Kim Dy supports beau Marck Espejo's jersey retirement campaign

Apr 30, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The Blue Eagle becomes the first player in UAAP volleyball history to win the MVP award in every season of his entire collegiate career

POWER COUPLE. La Salle Lady Spiker Kim Dy and Ateneo Blue Eagle Marck Espejo are both seeing action in the UAAP finals. Dy photo by Michael Gatpandan and Espejo photo by Josh Albelda


Marck Espejo remains undisputed king of UAAP men's volleyball

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:12 AM

The King Eagle takes home the MVP title in every season of his 5-year collegiate career

LEGEND. Marck Espejo's 5-time MVP feat soldifies his status as one of the country's best in this generation.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo crushes UP by 28 in Filoil battle of Katipunan

Apr 29, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The Blue Eagles stretch their perfect run to three games in the preseason tournament

BALANCED. The Ateneo Blue Eagles pull off another win anchored on a balanced attack. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Positivity fuels Ateneo's bid to turn series around vs NU

Apr 29, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The 3-peat champions are not allowing the best-of-three finals to end in the Bulldogs' favor

DO-OR-DIE. Will the Ateneo Blue Eagles soar higher over the Bulldogs? Or will they hand over their crown? Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bulldogs sweep defending champ Ateneo in Game 1

Apr 28, 2018 - 1:28 PM

(UPDATED) The Bulldogs take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series of the UAAP Men's Volleyball finals

QUICK WIN. The NU Bulldogs waste no time in disposing of the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jarvey Gayoso credits UST for finding Blue Eagles' Achilles heel

Apr 27, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The phenom is determined to sharpen his physical and mental skills in a bid to come out stronger next season

LOOKING FORWARD. Season 79 Most Valuable Player Jarvey Gayoso aims to redeem the Blue Eagles' premature exit and improve himself in Season 81. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

Dimacali's lone goal sends UST to the finals over defending champ Ateneo

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:39 PM

(UPDATED) UST clinches a UAAP men's football finals berth after 6 years

Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Go Ateneo