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For the ages: How LA Tenorio, Ateneo ended La Salle’s dynasty

Jun 03, 2020 - 12:04 PM

Ateneo may be basking in glory now, but more than two decades ago, the Blue Eagles starved for UAAP basketball success

TRUE BLUE. LA Tenorio recalls the heartbreaks before leading Ateneo to a historic crown. File photo

Thirdy Ravena hailed top Ateneo male athlete

May 29, 2020 - 10:35 AM

After powering the Blue Eagles to a three-peat, Thirdy Ravena becomes the first basketball player to win Ateneo’s Sportsman of the Year award in 10 years

THREE-PEAT AND A SWEEP. Thirdy Ravena leads the Ateneo Blue Eagles to a perfect season. Photo from UAAP

Ateneo puts clamps on San Beda to claim back-to-back PCCL crowns

Mar 08, 2020 - 6:37 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles limit the San Beda Red Lions to a measly 5 points in the final quarter to capture the PCCL championship

CLUTCH. SJ Belangel delivers when it matters most. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


After shock first-day loss, Ateneo soars past rival La Salle

Mar 07, 2020 - 5:56 PM

Chu Njigha fuels Ateneo’s attack as the Blue Eagles down the La Salle Green Spikers in UAAP men’s volleyball

ATTACK MODE. Chu Njigha unleashes 20 points to lift Ateneo. Photo relase

Ruthless Ateneo crushes UV to reach PCCL finals

Mar 07, 2020 - 4:59 PM

Reigning three-time UAAP champion Ateneo proves head and shoulder above the competition with a masterful fourth-quarter showing against UV

CLUTCH. Tyler Tio provides the endgame hits for Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UP pulls off upset over Ateneo in UAAP Season 82 opener

Mar 04, 2020 - 6:46 PM

After only tallying one win last season, the UP Fighting Maroons get off to a blazing start over Ateneo

UPSET. John Mark Millete captains his team to  stun the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena, Nietos relish historic Ateneo GS jersey retirement

Feb 19, 2020 - 7:49 PM

Back to where they all started, Thirdy Ravena and Nieto twins Matt and Mike earn an unprecedented Ateneo honor

Ateneo's Kouame eyed for naturalization for Gilas Pilipinas

Jan 20, 2020 - 6:37 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas seeks to add Angelo Kouame to its pool of naturalized players for the 2023 FIBA World Cup

IVORIAN TOWER. The SBP has taken notice of Angelo Kouame after helping Ateneo win back-to-back UAAP crowns. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Dave Ildefonso leaves NU to play for Ateneo

Jan 12, 2020 - 8:17 PM

(UPDATED) Amid the NU Bulldogs’ team shake-up, Dave Ildefonso returns to Ateneo where his career kickstarted as a high school champion

Dave Ildefonso, NU. UAAP Photo Release

Are we in the middle of another Ateneo Blue Eagles dynasty?

Nov 27, 2019 - 4:25 PM

After a three-peat title romp, will the best be even better in UAAP Season 83?

PASSING THE TORCH. Three-time UAAP Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena leaves the Blue Eagles in the hands of rising star SJ Belangel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Ateneo bonfire celebrates sporting dynasties

Nov 24, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Ateneo honors the UAAP championship runs of the men's basketball team, men's and women's swimming team, and women's badminton team

DYNASTY. (from left to right) Mike Nieto of the men's basketball team, Aki Cariño of the men's swimming team, Geva De Vera and Chanelle Lunod fo the women's badminton team and Chloe Daos of the women's swimming team lead the lighting of the bonfire. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

'Fireman' Belangel answers Ateneo’s call in 3-peat clincher

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Basking in the glory of their season sweep, the Ateneo seniors make sure to give props to their little brother SJ Belangel for dousing the Tigers' fire

GUTSY. SJ Belangel delivers in crucial stretches in the title-clinching match. Photo release

Two-time champ Jet Nieto proud of twin sons’ Ateneo 3-peat

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:41 AM

'There’s no better feeling in the world for Mike and me than to beat daddy’s record,' says Ateneo star Matt Nieto

WINNING TRIO. Nieto twins Mike (left) and Matt (right) surpass their father Jet's feat. Photo by Jasmine W. Payo/Rappler

Baldwin glad to be proven wrong by Ateneo seniors core

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits he once didn't think too highly of his veteran core: 'I’ll be honest. I didn’t see it'

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena thanks Baldwin for pushing him out of family’s shadow

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Once known as just Kiefer’s brother or Bong’s son, Thirdy Ravena shares a Tab Baldwin pep talk helped him transform into a sought-after basketball prospect

MENTOR. Thirdy Ravena credits Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin for helping him focus on what matters. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo Blue Eagles relish three-peat and a sweep

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:57 PM

A mighty Ateneo squad steamrolls the rest of the UAAP field to bag its third straight crown on a perfect 16-0 season run

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Sweep victory:' Twitter erupts as Ateneo completes UAAP three-peat

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Social media goes full-on celebration mode after the Ateneo Blue Eagles' perfect run in UAAP Season 82 men's basketball

CHAMPS AGAIN: Ateneo dynasty romps to rare season sweep after UST scare

Nov 20, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Punctuating a historic season, the unbeaten Ateneo Blue Eagles survive a hard-fighting UST Growling Tigers to capture a third straight UAAP championship

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Finals 2019 Game 2

Nov 19, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Poised to leave like legends, the Ateneo Blue Eagles go for a perfect season against a UST Growling Tigers side vying to pull off the improbable

Nonoy tears up as career game not enough in Game 1 blowout loss

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Rookie sensation Mark Nonoy delivers a herculean effort but the Tigers still fall short against the mighty Blue Eagles

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Finals Thirdy' makes most of last games after 32-point eruption

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

As always, two-time Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena puts on a show in the UAAP championship series

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo reduces UST to tears

Nov 16, 2019 - 7:44 PM

A razor-sharp Ateneo squad still looks too invincible as UST crumbles in Game 1 of the UAAP men's basketball finals

ADMU vs UST UAAP Finals Game 1. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Still unstoppable: Ateneo shuts down UST as Ravena catches fire

Nov 16, 2019 - 6:01 PM

A hot-starting Ateneo Blue Eagles squad blows out the UST Growling Tigers behind Thirdy Ravena's scoring outburst

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Finals 2019 Game 1

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:11 PM

A well-rested Ateneo Blue Eagles side battles a UST Growling Tigers crew that's ready to pounce

UAAP Player of the Week Belangel blossoming for title-seeking Ateneo

Nov 04, 2019 - 2:37 PM

SJ Belangel comes up big as Ateneo seals the first 14-0 sweep and outright finals berth in UAAP seniors basketball since UE achieved the feat 12 years ago

BIG DREAMS. SJ Belangel says he is dedicating his fine play to his seniors to give them a fitting farewell. Photo from UAAP


SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball semis, finals

Oct 31, 2019 - 5:39 PM

The last 4 teams standing fight for the UAAP men's basketball crown starting with a stepladder semifinals

SHOWDOWN. Soulemane Chabi Yo and the UST Growling Tigers look to pull off another upset in the title series versus the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda

LOOK: UAAP Season 82 stepladder semifinals

Oct 31, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Which team gets to challenge the Ateneo Blue Eagles for the UAAP men's basketball crown?

TITLE HOPEFUL. Juan Gomenz de Liaño and the Maroons look to arrange another championship series against the Blue Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Will Navarro bounces back from concussion with perfect game

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:51 PM

After a head injury scare, Will Navarro delivers double-digit numbers on a perfect shooting clip

FOCUSED. Will Navarro says the title goal remains clear for the Blua Eagles. Photo release

Baldwin calls Eagles 'hardest-practicing team' he's coached in 40 years

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Call them too methodical or even robotic, but for Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin, it takes a lot of heart to build an efficient team

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FINALS-BOUND: Ateneo completes rare sweep after UP drubbing

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Mighty Ateneo clinches an outright UAAP title berth after capping a perfect 14-0 elimination run with a rout of UP

UNTOUCHABLE. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Rivero embraces defensive role in Maroons’ Final Four return

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:22 AM

As UP tries to clear one last hurdle in the elimination round, Ricci Rivero makes the most out of his new tasks in the loaded Maroons roster

NEW ROLE. Ricci Rivero knows his place in the star-studded UP squad. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ravena emphasizes need for strong start vs cardiac-gaming UP

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:27 AM

‘Business is not done,’ says Thirdy Ravena as Ateneo targets a 14-0 sweep of the UAAP elimination round

GAME FACE. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena says there should be no room for complacency. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UP - UAAP Season 82 round 2

Oct 29, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Mighty Ateneo shoots for a 14-0 elimination sweep but a UP side riding on momentum plans to play spoiler

After concussion scare, Ateneo's Navarro likely back vs UP

Oct 26, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Barely remembering the day he sustained a head injury, Will Navarro thinks he’s ready to take the floor again when Ateneo goes for an elimination sweep

GOOD TO GO. Will Navarro gears up for Ateneo's showdown versus UP. Photo release

Ateneo cruises past NU, moves on cusp of outright finals spot

Oct 26, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Flashing full control, the Ateneo Blue Eagles rip the NU Bulldogs to move within a win of an eliminations sweep and an automatic UAAP title berth

ONE-SIDED. Matthew Daves and the Blue Eagles prove too strong for Shaun Ildefonso and the Bulldogs. Photo release

Ruthless Ateneo romps to 12-0 after UE ripping

Oct 20, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Still unstoppable, Ateneo demolishes UE to inch closer to an elimination sweep and an outright championship berth

UNSTOPPABLE. Still no team can catch up with Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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