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Defending champ NU downs Adamson for 2nd win

Mar 08, 2020 - 2:02 PM

NU escapes an Adamson comeback as the Bulldogs overcome their error-filled game

KEY PRESENCE. Nico Almendras leads the NU Bulldogs with 16 markers over the Adamson Soaring Falcons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Defending champion NU overcomes UST scare for 1st win

Mar 04, 2020 - 12:43 PM

The NU Bulldogs kick off their bid for a UAAP three-peat in men's volleyball with a win over the UST Tiger Spikers

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Nico Almendras notches a double-double of 20 points and 14 excellent receptions. 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

Jarin to take 'step back' from coaching after decade-worst season

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:33 PM

'I take all the blame,' says NU coach Jamike Jarin after another rough season with the Bulldogs

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UE pushes NU to 10-year worst record

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Rey Suerte and the UE Red Warriors close out their campaign on a winning note

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

UP escapes NU, clinches Final Four playoff

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:39 PM

In another cardiac finish, the UP Maroons slip past the NU Bulldogs to inch closer to a return trip to the Final Four

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Abando, Cansino show off as UST eliminates NU from contention

Oct 19, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Despite a drama-filled week at the Growling Tigers' camp, UST secures its seventh win of UAAP Season 82

COMEBACK. Rhenz Abando returns from a one-game absence to power UST to another victory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Adamson snaps 4-game skid as NU melts down

Oct 12, 2019 - 4:04 PM

Banking on a huge fourth-quarter run, the Adamson Falcons drub the NU Bulldogs to get back on the winning column

BOUNCE-BACK. Simon Camacho and the Falcons arrest an alarming slide. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Dave Ildefonso shaping game after 'ninongs' Racela, Seigle

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:33 PM

As if having a hoops legend for a father wasn’t good enough, NU star Dave Ildefonso also gets to model his game after his elite ‘ninongs’

MATURE. Dave Ildefonso plays like a ‘seasoned player,’ says the sophomore star’s godfather and FEU coach Olsen Racela. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU escapes huge FEU comeback for improbable season sweep

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Dave Ildefonso comes out huge as the NU Bulldogs regroup in overtime to slip past the FEU Tamaraws

TOP DOG.Dave Ildefonso delivers another stellar double-double outing. Photo release

La Salle sweeps NU as Baltazar records 25-25 game

Oct 06, 2019 - 4:18 PM

After an erratic start to the season, La Salle kicks off its second-round campaign with a demolition of NU

STEADY CLIMB. Justine Baltazar and the La Salle Green Archers rise to a share of 3rd place.Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU cops 6th straight UAAP men's badminton crown

Oct 05, 2019 - 3:43 PM

The NU Bulldogs continue to lord it over in badminton after turning back the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the finals

KING SHUTTLERS. The NU Bulldogs celebrate another title romp. Photo release

UE snaps losing skid, sends NU to UAAP Season 82 cellar

Sep 29, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The UE Red Warriors ward off the NU Bulldogs’ comeback bid to close out their first-round run with a win

LAST TWO. Neil Tolentino and the Red Warriors finish the first round at 7th place, just a rung above the NU Bulldgos. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

After multiple heartbreaks, NU Bulldogs target twin wins

Sep 27, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Putting all their early frustrations behind, the NU Bulldogs look to close out the UAAP first round with back-to-back triumphs

NEXT GOAL. Team captain Shaun Ildefonso and the NU Bulldogs try to get a win streak going. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU embarrasses FEU for long-awaited breakthrough win

Sep 25, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Putting an end to a three-week heartbreak, the NU Bulldogs pummel an out-of-sorts FEU Tamaraws

Photo by Michael Gatpandan

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

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

Dave Ildefonso maintains NU can win amid 'numbing' heartbreaks

Sep 20, 2019 - 4:39 PM

A 'perfect game' may be what the NU Bulldogs need to snap the string of stinging losses

HOPEFUL. Dave Ildefonso believes the Bulldogs can get over the hump. Photo release

Paras, Perasol console NU after 4th straight heartbreak loss

Sep 18, 2019 - 11:28 PM

'I just told them to keep their heads up and they're gonna win a game soon,' says Kobe Paras after the UP Maroons dealt the NU Bulldogs another stinging one-point loss

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

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:56 PM

Check out some snaps of the UP Fighting Maroons' thrilling escape over the NU Bulldogs

TOP SCORER. Kobe Paras leads the UP Fighting Maroons for the second straight game. Photo release

UP deals NU another one-point heartbreak

Sep 18, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Luck favors UP as the Maroons hold on to a slim win against the tough-fighting NU Bulldogs

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UST deals NU 3rd straight heartbreak in OT thriller

Sep 15, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The UST Growling Tigers ride on a 2nd half comeback to turn back the NU Bulldogs in overtime

MAGIC. Rhenz Abando fires up down the stretch to lead UST to a clutch win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Shaun Ildefonso confident amid NU heartbreaks

Sep 15, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Despite another painful loss, NU captain Shaun Ildefonso clings to his newfound confidence from the field

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baltazar, Malonzo tower over NU as La Salle completes escape act

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

After blowing a huge lead, the La Salle Green Archers hold on by the slimmest of margins against the NU Bulldogs

SCARE. Justine Baltazar's Green Archers avert an upset just in time against Dave Ildefonso's Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler   Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dave Ildefonso finds positives as NU braces for La Salle

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:06 PM

After a heartbreaking first game, the NU Bulldogs try to rebound against the La Salle Green Archers

BOUNCE BAK. Dave Ildefonso and the Bulldogs look to rise after an overtime loss to the Falcons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan

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

Douanga buzzer-beater lifts Adamson past NU in OT thriller

Sep 07, 2019 - 4:39 PM

The Adamson Falcons avert an upset just in time against the young NU Bulldogs behind the heroics of Lenda Douanga

CLUTCH. Lenda Douanga more than makes up for a subpar performance on opening day. 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

WATCH: NU Bulldogs continue building with loaded young core

Aug 24, 2019 - 9:40 AM

After last season’s disappointing run, the young NU Bulldogs decide to fast-track their rebuilding process

 Photo by Michael Gaatpandan/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

FilOil: San Sebastian survives UST in thriller; NU drubs JRU

May 21, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Stags hold off the Tigers' huge comeback bid behind the trio of RK Ilagan, JM Calma and Allyn Bulanadi

DOWN TO THE WIRE. Mark Nonoy and the Tigers roar back from 16 points down but fall short in the final stretch against the Stags. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU sweeps FEU for back-to-back men’s volleyball titles

May 15, 2019 - 3:03 PM

MVP Bryan Bagunas ends his UAAP stint in the best way possible after powering the Bulldogs to a second straight championship

STILL ON TOP. Bryan Bagunas and the NU Bulldogs complete a title series sweep of the FEU Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU a win away from 2nd straight UAAP men's volley crown

May 11, 2019 - 3:06 PM

The NU Bulldogs rally past the FEU Tamaraws to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three title series

TOP DOG. Bryan Bagunas and the Bulldogs quickly recover their fiery form against the Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

GAME SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 81 Women's Volleyball Finals

May 09, 2019 - 9:59 AM

A new champion will be crowned as Ateneo and UST battle in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball best-of-three finals series

NU overpowers Adamson for 7th straight UAAP men's volleyball finals

May 05, 2019 - 3:03 PM

The Bulldogs set the second longest finals streak in UAAP volleyball behind the La Salle Lady Spikers' 10 consecutive trips

TOO POWERFUL. NU makes quick work of Adamson to return to the finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Men’s volleyball: League leaders NU, FEU continue to roll

Apr 14, 2019 - 5:47 PM

The Bulldogs extend their winning streak against the Tigers as the Tamaraws overpower the Fighting Maroons

STREAKING. The NU Bulldogs continue an 11-game winning streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Men’s volleyball: NU, FEU keep hold of top 2 spots

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:59 PM

The Bulldogs and the Tamaraws overwhelm separate foes in straight sets

TOPNOTCH. The FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs continue to lord it over the tournament. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Men's volleyball: NU survives Ateneo; Adamson ousts UP

Mar 30, 2019 - 3:51 PM

The Bulldogs roll to their ninth straight victory against the Blue Eagles in a rematch of last year’s finals

HOT STREAK. The NU Bulldogs overcome a tough challenge from a familiar foe to sustain their hot run. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Men's volleyball: NU rolls; Ateneo overpowers La Salle

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The NU Bulldogs stretch their winning streak to 8 as the Ateneo Blue Eagles pull off an elimination sweep of La Salle

HOT RUN. The NU Bulldogs now own the longest winning streak of the season. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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: NU, La Salle pull off contrasting wins

Mar 09, 2019 - 1:12 PM

NU cruises past UST to hike its record to 4-1, while La Salle clinches a second win after outlasting UE in 5 sets

BOUNCE BACK. A struggling La Salle side returns to the winning column. 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

UAAP men’s volleyball: NU ends Adamson's hot start

Mar 03, 2019 - 2:41 PM

The Bulldogs and Falcons wind up sharing second place in the UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball tournament

NO SWEEP. The NU Bulldogs restore the unpredictable UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP men's volleyball: Bulldogs keep Green Spikers winless

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Defending champion NU posts back-to-back wins as Adamson stays unbeaten in 3 games

COMEBACK. The NU Bulldogs survive a first-set scare. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson grabs share of lead as NU recovers from shock loss

Feb 23, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The Falcons roll to their second straight win while the defending champion Bulldogs bounce back against the Warriors

STRONG START. Adamson Falcons captain Paolo Pablico comes up for a block against Geraint Bacon. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA D-League: Reloaded UST routs Batangas-EAC, FEU dominates NU

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Mark Nonoy lives up to the hype for the Tigers as he forms a one-two combo with Beninese forward Soulemane Chabi-Yo