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Perasol rues 'immense weaknesses' as Ateneo schools UP

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:28 AM

After UP absorbed a double demolition against Ateneo, coach Bo Perasol admits the Maroons look too far behind

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol commends Maroons for holding fort in absence

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Bo Perasol will return to the sidelines for the UP Fighting Maroons after missing two games due to his suspension

BACK AT THE HELM. Bo Perasol says he commends his players for positively responding to the ordeal brought by his suspension. Photo from UAAP

UAAP lifts Perasol suspension for October 16 return

Oct 14, 2019 - 4:49 PM

After missing two games, Bo Perasol will return to the sidelines for the UP Fighting Maroons' game against the UST Growling Tigers

BACK AT IT. Bo Perasol will call the shots anew for the UP Fighting Maroons after extending his apology to the UAAP. File photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

UP Maroons thankful for fan support amid Perasol suspension

Oct 07, 2019 - 8:52 PM

'We Bo-lieve' becomes the Fighting Maroons' mantra as Bo Perasol serves his three-game suspension

FACING ADVERSITY. Juan Gomez de Liano and the UP Fighting Maroons will try to win as many games as they can without head coach Bo Perasol. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Suspension stays: UAAP says Perasol 'never apologized'

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:52 PM

'The sad part here is that Mr Perasol never apologized to the UAAP for what he did,' says UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan

'ACTS OF AGGRESSION'. UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan remains firm on his stance to suspend UP head coach Bo Perasol for 3 games. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol on game ban: 'We need to rise above this adversity'

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The UP Maroons brace for the second-round absence of their suspended coach Bo Perasol

TEAM EFFORT. UP head coach Bo Perasol hopes his multiple game suspensions will be lifted sooner. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'3 games is too much,' says Bo Perasol on his suspension

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:15 PM

'I’ve already said my piece about regretting what I did. Three games suspension for an ejection is just too much,' says Perasol

SITTING OUT. Bo Perasol is set to miss the opening 3 games of UP's 2nd round campaign. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP coach Bo Perasol suspended for 3 games

Oct 01, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Perasol will miss the first 3 games of the second round for his on-court outburst during Sunday's Ateneo-UP clash

SUSPENDED. Bo Perasol will not be calling the shots for the UP Fighting Maroons at the start of the UAAP Season 82 second round. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol calls for UP unity, sets self-ultimatum for Season 82

Sep 30, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Bo Perasol says UP players and supporters should 'not beat each other up to pieces when we do not come out victorious' after his ejection against Ateneo

DETERMINED. Bo Perasol says he intends to lead the UP Fighting Maroons until 'the prize is won and the championship trophy is lifted for all Iskos and Iskas.' 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

Injured Kobe Paras ‘needs to feel the game,' says Bo Perasol

Sep 04, 2019 - 6:47 PM

UP head coach Bo Perasol hopes Kobe Paras gets to play soon, even in limited minutes, to get a feel of the UAAP

SIDELINED. Kobe Paras sits out in UP's UAAP Season 82 opening game against FEU. Photo from release

Perasol: UP 'can’t sleep' on defense, needs sharper endgame

Dec 04, 2018 - 5:41 PM

'If I can show them that we can hold on to our focus up to the end, we will still have a chance against them. With a team like Ateneo, you can’t sleep,' says UP head coach Bo Perasol

POSITIVE TAKEAWAY. UP head coach Bo Perasol is banking on the fact that the Fighting Maroons could keep up with Ateneo despite the loss. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bo Perasol embraces Maroons' underdog tag

Nov 30, 2018 - 7:10 PM

'It gives us a semblance of confidence... despite the mismatches and all of those that we experienced, if we can be resilient, we can still pursue our dream of winning,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

CONFIDENT UNDERDOGS. UP coach Bo Perasol doesn’t mind if many think his Maroons don’t stand a chance against the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Desiderio game-winner: Unplanned, all heart

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:44 PM

'Mr. Atin 'To' hits the game-clinching basket that propels the UP Fighting Maroons to the UAAP Finals for the first time in 32 years

#AtinTwo. Paul Desiderio goes beyond the odds just for UP's glory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maroons repay massive U.P. crowd with long-awaited win vs Adamson

Nov 24, 2018 - 9:41 PM

For coach Bo Perasol, it feels unacceptable to hand that sea of maroon a season-ending loss

ALL OUT. The UP faithful came in droves to cheer for the gutsy Fighting Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No more miserable Maroons for Perasol

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:59 PM

‘Is this worth it?' Before UP's Final Four breakthrough, coach Bo Perasol admits to moments of doubt

BREAKTHROUGH. Bo Perasol never gave up and finally fulfilled a dream. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Perasol turns emotional after Maroons' historic romp

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:55 PM

'We're part of the Final Four cast and we're going to vie for it,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

GAME CHANGER. Head coach Bo Perasol bags a historic achievement for his beloved alma mater. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Under Perasol, UP finds 'winning culture'

Nov 10, 2018 - 9:53 PM

UP veteran Paul Desiderio says coach Bo Perasol transformed the Maroons' program

FINAL YEAR. Paul Desiderio is graduating with his best season of the UP Fighting Fighting Maroons since 2004. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Perasol: UP now '11 games wiser'

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:40 PM

UP coach Bo Perasol thinks the Maroons are ready to fight it out for a Final Four slot

LAST STRETCH. Jun Manzo and the UP Maroons hope to stay inside the top four heading into the final stretch of the eliminations. Photo by Josh Albelda/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

UP needs to 'hurry up' meshing together, says Perasol

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The third-year tactician, though, believes the Fighting Maroons can still turn their fortunes around

MISSED SHOT. The UP Fighting Maroons miss a chance of finishing the first round of UAAP Season 81 within the Top 4. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Perasol finds 'need to be better' after UP escape act

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'The positive way of saying it is we won while learning,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

BETTER THAN LOSING. Bo Perasol breathes a sigh of relief as the UP Fighting Maroons arrest another meltdown. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perasol knows UP can be better after near-collapse

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The Fighting Maroons avert a fourth-quarter meltdown to notch their second win in 5 games in the UAAP Season 81 basketball tournament

STILL IN PROGRESS. UP Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol says there's still much to be desired despite his wards ending a three-game skid. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP coach Bo Perasol set to appeal likely suspension

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The UAAP rules state that an ejection automatically merits a one-game suspension

UP Bo Perasol. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bo Perasol first to lose composure in UP meltdown

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The Fighting Maroons head coach was ejected from the game after charging at the referee

BREAKDOWN. UP head coach Bo Perasol loses control of his emotions in the 4th quarter of the game against Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP's Bright Akhuetie 'not yet' at peak form after 15-18 stat

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Even after UP's 29-point victory, coach Bo Perasol says the Maroons can't get too excited yet

DOMINANT. Bright Akhuetie delivers the numbers but remains far from satisfied. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kobe Paras out to make 'own wave' in UP

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The son of former PBA superstar Benjie Paras says he did not join UP just to follow the footsteps of his father

Perasol always ready to lend UP stars Desiderio, Gomez de Liaño to Gilas

May 07, 2018 - 6:31 PM

It's more important to serve the country first, said the Fighting Maroons head coach

DOULE DUTY. Juan Gomez de Liaño (left) and Paul Desiderio play for both the UP Fighting Maroons and the Gilas cadets in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perasol: Advancing to Final 4 the ‘natural progression’ for UP Maroons

Apr 05, 2018 - 6:09 PM

The UP head coach also sees his young prospects as game-changers for the Fighting Maroons

NOWHERE TO GO. Bo Perasol, head coach of the UP Fighting Maroons sees a better UAAP Season 81 for his team. File photo/

UP Maroons plan to hold training camp in China, and probably the U.S.

Apr 04, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Head coach Bo Perasol says his Fighting Maroons have a full schedule in preparation for UAAP Season 81

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chance to cement a legacy brought Akhuetie to UP, says Perasol

Jan 11, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The head coach also believes the arrival of the import is another sign that the UP program is heading toward the right direction

UP shows pride and belief in win against Ateneo

Oct 09, 2016 - 1:09 PM

The bar had been set low for the Fighting Maroons in recent years On this day UP wouldn t settle for second place against the Blue Eagles

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perasol not blaming UP's poor free throw shooting for loss to FEU

Sep 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM

We need to improve those to have a better chance Perasol admits but says it s not the biggest reason for the loss

Perasol compares UP’s first win to a light at the end of the tunnel

Sep 21, 2016 - 5:32 PM

The Maroons lean on the heroics of Jett Manuel late to get on the winning column

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bo is back in UP (Town)

Aug 31, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Bo Perasol returns to UP 22 years after he graduated this time as the Fighting Maroons’ head coach

BACK WITH UP. Bo Perasol will try to lead the UP Fighting Maroons to success in UAAP Season 79. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perasol, Manuel hope to begin winning tradition for UP Maroons

Aug 30, 2016 - 1:14 PM

With a new head coach better support from management and the promise of more consistency UP may finally be on the path of establishing a winning culture

The Gomez De Liano brothers offer hope for UP’s future

Aug 28, 2016 - 7:26 PM

Both players were part of the UAAP juniors Mythical 5 Team in 2015 and will try to help turn the Fighting Maroons fortunes

UP’s Kyles Lao reflects on return from ACL injury

Aug 28, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Lao is excited for his return to the UAAP after missing the entire 2015 season

The UP Fighting Maroons are all smiles after registering their first win of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda

Bo Perasol named UP Fighting Maroons coach

May 02, 2016 - 6:07 PM

Bo Perasol returns to coach the team he captained from 1990 to 1994

BACK WITH UP. Bo Perasol (2nd from L) will take over as UP Fighting Maroons coach. He is formally welcomed by UP officials. Photo from Melmac Sports

Ex-Powerade coach Perasol to Globalport: ‘Stay together'

Jan 06, 2016 - 1:55 AM

As Globalport is compared to Powerade former coach Bo Perasol shares the lessons he learned from his old team’s memorable 2012 Philippine Cup run

WORDS OF ADVICE. Former Powerade coach Bo Perasol offers advice to Globalport, a team compared to his old one, as he watches on the sideline. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Von Pessumal with ‘mixed emotions’ after possibly last Ateneo-La Salle game

Nov 10, 2015 - 11:45 AM

“I’ve been in the Ateneo my whole life and this is actually [potentially] the last time that I face La Salle says Pessumal

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena says Apacible should face consequences, but has his back

Oct 24, 2015 - 6:00 PM

“We’re behind John We know he did a stupid thing but we’re behind him as friends as teammates says Ravena

9967 - ADMU (15) Kiefer Ravena. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

VLOG: Perasol says Apacible should learn his lesson

Oct 21, 2015 - 9:37 PM

John Apacible is suspended for the rest of the Ateneo Blue Eagles elimination round games

Perasol: This is my final year with Ateneo

Oct 11, 2015 - 3:16 PM

Bo Perasol s third year with the Ateneo Blue Eagles is his last

Ateneo announces Perasol remains coach, has ‘full support’

Oct 09, 2015 - 4:19 PM

Perasol s job remains secure

Perasol blames fatigue for Ravena’s struggle vs UST

Sep 27, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Ateneo head coach Bo Perasol admits there is a “need to do a better job of pacing our players”

0095 - ADMU (15) Kiefer Ravena. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perasol: Ateneo got its bearings back

Sep 19, 2015 - 6:48 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles are finally gaining much needed confidence 4 games into the season

NOT-SO-BLUE EAGLES. Kiefer Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles are back in the conversation of best teams this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kiefer Ravena steals the show again

Sep 17, 2015 - 1:43 PM

The reigning UAAP MVP plays the role of the hero once again

UAAP 78 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles

Aug 30, 2015 - 4:24 PM

Can a rookie heavy Ateneo team win the title in Season 78?

Ateneo Blue Eagles to train in Las Vegas, South Korea and Lithuania

Apr 10, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles are adding a new country to visit for their 2015 offseason training camp in preparation for the UAAP men’s basketball tournament

JET SETTERS. Kiefer Ravena and the Blue Eagles will receive lots of new passport stamps this year. File photo by Josh Albelda