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UST keeps twice-to-beat hopes alive at NU’s expense

Apr 27, 2019 - 4:16 PM

The UST Golden Tigresses stay in the hunt for the remaining twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four

SOLID. The UST Tigresses get the job done against the NU Lady Bulldogs to boost their bid for the No. 2 spot. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST vies to stay in UAAP semis bonus hunt

Apr 27, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Golden Tigresses try to stay in the running for the remaining twice-to-beat Final Four advantage

CRUCIAL. Sisi Rondina and the UST Tigresses go for a crucial win against the NU Lady Bulldogs. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU ‘no intention’ to shatter UP’s Final Four hopes

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:42 PM

The young National University squad says it just wants to to end the season on a high note

LETHAL ROOKIE. Princess Robles scores 20 points to demolish UP's Final Four hopes. Photo by Alvin Go/Rappler

Not up to the hype: NU eliminates UP from Final Four

Apr 14, 2019 - 4:42 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Lady Maroons fail to live up to their billing as preseason favorites

ELIMINATED. The NU Lady Bulldogs knock out the UP Lady Maroons from the Final Four. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST, FEU dispute Final Four berth as UP vies to stay alive

Apr 14, 2019 - 1:09 PM

UST and FEU inch closer to the UAAP semifinals as UP figures in a must-win game against NU

ROLLING ON. The FEU Lady Tamaraws are one of the teams vying for the Final Four slot. File Photo

FEU rips NU to beef up playoff bid

Apr 10, 2019 - 3:39 PM

(UPDATED) Riding on a hot momentum, FEU dominated NU to claim its first straight-set victory of the season

ONE-SIDED. The Lady Tamaraws overpower the young Lady Bulldogs to post their quickest win yet. Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

UST, UP continue playoff fight as FEU looks to avoid spoilers

Apr 10, 2019 - 1:38 PM

A UST sweep of UP will be detrimental to the Lady Maroons' Final Four chances

FINAL FOUR BATTLE. Contenders UST and UP  enter another crucial match. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo ousts NU to clinch Final Four berth

Apr 07, 2019 - 5:48 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Lady Eagles advance to the UAAP women’s volleyball Final Four for the 10th straight season

ON TO THE NEXT. The streaking Ateneo Lady Eagles claim the first semis seat. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Leaders Ateneo, La Salle aim to dominate separate foes

Apr 07, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Ateneo looks to formalize its entry to the Final Four as La Salle nears playoff berth

MVP CANDIDTATE. Kat Tolentino and the Ateneo Lady Eagles are not looking back at their goal for a UAAP title. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU survives grueling Adamson duel for 3rd win

Mar 31, 2019 - 4:22 PM

(UPDATED) The NU Lady Bulldogs snap their skid after overcoming the Adamson Lady Falcons' tough challenge

BACK ON TRACK. The young NU Lady Bulldogs return to their winning ways. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST aims for La Salle sweep as Adamson, NU vie to snap skids

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:27 PM

The UST Golden Tigresses look to prove they can dominate reigning champion La Salle once again

HIGH MOMENTUM. League No. 2 UST hopes to prove that they can defeat the defending champions again. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Embarrassed last game, La Salle vents ire on NU

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:23 PM

(UPDATED) After a shocking loss to UP, reigning champion La Salle bounces back with straight-set demolition of NU

BACK AT IT. The La Salle Lady Spikers show off their champion form agains the hapless NU Lady Bulldogs. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/

La Salle aims NU conquest as UST looks to bounce back vs Adamson

Mar 27, 2019 - 1:27 PM

Reigning champion La Salle tries to avoid another upset while UST vies to get back on track

VETERAN PRESENCE. La Salle's veterans need to step up their presence in order to lead the rookie-laden team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UE exacts revenge on NU for 2nd win

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:08 PM

(UPDATED) The UE Lady Warriors get their second-round campaign off to a strong start

TURNAROUND. After a lackluster start to the season, the UE Lady Warriors hope to turn their campaign around. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU expected to challenge league veterans in 2nd round

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The rookie hotshots of the NU Lady Bulldogs are starting to find their groove in the seniors division

ROOKIE LEADER. Princess Robles proves why she's one of the most highly-recruited outside hitters. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No letup for top-ranked Ateneo Lady Eagles

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:03 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles only need to look at their last game to remind themselves that they can't take any opponent lightly

IMPRESSED. The veteran Ateneo Lady Eagles squad believe that NU gave them the toughest fight to cap off the first round. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo stays solo on top after 1st round

Mar 16, 2019 - 4:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Lady Eagles grind out a win over the young NU squad

ON TOP. The Ateneo Lady Eagles will enter the second round at first seed. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle, FEU clash in Finals rematch as Ateneo vies to stay solo on top

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Last season's Final Four cast battle it out all hoping to cap their first-round campaign on a high note

REMATCH. La Salle looks to continue its dominance on FEU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Young, shorthanded NU proves to be a league threat

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:21 AM

Despite fielding a rookie-laden roster, the NU Lady Bulldogs stage an incredible comeback against preseason favorite UP

PROVING THEMSELVES. The NU Lady Bulldogs are out to prove that they can live up to the hype of being the UAAP girls 4-peat title holders.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Young NU squad upsets UP in five-set stunner

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:04 PM

(UPDATED) A gritty NU survives multiple match points to steal the game from the favored UP squad

BOUNCE BACK. Tots Carlos makes up for her lackluster outing against Ateneo to lead the Lady Maroons over NU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP targets bounce-back win over NU as Ateneo, Adamson battle

Mar 13, 2019 - 12:21 PM

A motivated UP side vies to get back on track versus NU while Ateneo looks to solidify its hold of 1st place over Adamson

BOUNCE-BACK BID. The UP Lady Maroons try to shake off their heartbreaking loss to Ateneo. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Eya Laure leaves behind old juniors rivalry vs NU

Mar 09, 2019 - 10:01 PM

UST's rookie sensation Eya Laure sees no need to reopen old wounds from her UAAP juniors days

NO REVENGE. Eya Laure clarifies everything is a clean slate after she took a win against the talented rookie core of National University. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST turns back gritty NU for 2nd straight win

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:06 PM

(UPDATED) After stunning La Salle, the UST Tigresses drub the NU Lady Bulldogs to grab a share of 3rd place in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament

 Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle looks to regain rhythm vs UE as UST, NU clash

Mar 09, 2019 - 11:36 AM

After absorbing rare back-to-back losses, La Salle vows to rebound against UE as UST and NU rally for their injured players

UNUSUAL. The De La Salle Lady Spikers find themselves struggling with back-to-back losses. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles, NU Lady Bulldogs reign supreme in UAAP 3x3

Mar 03, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Blue Eagles show their champion mettle anew to capture the UAAP 3x3 men's basketball crown as the Lady Bulldogs rule the women's side

UNSTOPPABLE. Thirdy Ravena powers Ateneo past UST in the title match as the Blue Eagles complete a UAAP 3x3 sweep. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson dedicates breakthrough win to ex-coach Air Padda

Mar 03, 2019 - 5:41 PM

The Adamson Lady Falcons prove they can be winners as they dominate the NU Lady Bulldogs

FOCUSED. Despite the coaching shakeup, the Lady Falcons stay focused to overwhelm the Lady Bulldogs. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After coaching shakeup, Adamson targets 1st win as Ateneo, UE clash

Mar 03, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Adamson tries to snap a winless run versus NU with a new coach at the helm, while Ateneo and UE aim to ride on their winning momentum

IMPROVED ADAMSON? The Adamson Lady Falcons enter their match against NU with a new coach at helm. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle vies to stay solo on top as Adamson, UE dispute 1st win

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Reigning champion La Salle looks to stop a young NU team, while Adamson and UE try to avoid dropping to a 0-3 hole

UNBEATEN. La Salle looks to conquer the young Lady Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Shorthanded NU routs UE for 1st win

Feb 23, 2019 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) Despite losing setter Joyme Cagande to injury, a 10-woman NU squad still earns its first win over UE in straight sets

BREAKTHROUGH. The NU Lady Bulldogs bounce back from an opening-day loss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU's Joyme Cagande 'likely' out of UAAP Season 81

Feb 23, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The former UAAP juniors three-time best setter is diagnosed with high-grade ACL

UNFORTUNATE. Joyme Cagande picks up an ACL injury during her UAAP seniors debut. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU rallies to defeat young NU team

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:54 PM

(UPDATED) The veteran FEU team flashes its championship experience over the rookie-laden NU Lady Bulldogs

VETERAN. The FEU Lady Tamaraws introduce the young NU team to the collegiate scene. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Young NU Lady Bulldogs dare to challenge league vets

Feb 10, 2019 - 9:01 PM

National University remains dauntless even as the Lady Bulldogs parade many new faces

CAPTAIN. Audrey Paran leads a rookie-laden team in Season 81. File photo by Michael Gatpandan

Still perfect: NU Lady Bulldogs bag 5th straight UAAP crown

Dec 05, 2018 - 1:17 PM

National University completes another perfect season in UAAP women's basketball to stay unbeaten in a record 80 games in 5 years

SENSATIONAL. Finals MVP Jack Animam drops a double-double to power the Lady Bulldogs to another title. Photo by Joaqui Flores

NU denies FEU comeback in UAAP women's finals opener

Dec 01, 2018 - 1:54 PM

The National University Lady Bulldogs move within a win of a fifth straight UAAP women's basketball championship

MVP FORM. Jack Animam stars with another all-around performance in Game 1 of the Lady Bulldogs' title duel against the Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

UAAP: Ateneo splashes to 2nd double championship season

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The Ateneo tankers and NU taekwondo teams bag back-to-back double titles in their respective tournaments

UAAP: NU books 75th straight win; Melecio nabs Player of the Week

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:29 PM

The Lady Bulldogs pocket their 11th consecutive win in Season 81 to move 3 wins from gaining an outright finals berth

UAAP: NU Lady Bulldogs make historic win streak

Oct 29, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Four-time champions NU Lady Bulldogs eclipse the league's longest winning streak with 74 straight wins

UAAP: Ria Nabalan, Angelo Kouame make history

Oct 22, 2018 - 1:33 PM

National University continues to dominate UAAP women's basketball and high school volleyball

UAAP: Nabalan shines as NU Lady Bulldogs sweep 1st round

Oct 15, 2018 - 1:11 PM

National University stars in women's basketball and 4 other sports on the week of October 8 to 14

Jaja Santiago sets sights on Japan Div 1 stint

Jun 04, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The former National University star is still barred from disclosing which team she will play for in Japan

BRIGHT FUTURE. Jaja Santiago will finally pursue a volleyball career out of the country. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Jaja Santiago ends UAAP career on a high note with MVP plum

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Despite leaving the league without a championship, the NU stalwart proves she remains as one of the league's best

LEAGUE'S BEST. Jaja Santiago proves that she deserves the MVP award despite not finishing with a championship in her UAAP career. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jaja Santiago looks forward to bright future after title-less UAAP stint

Apr 22, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The NU star player will be pursuing her opportunities in both the local and international scenes

NO REGRETS. Jaja Santiago does not regret staying with the NU Lady Bulldogs until the end. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers march to UAAP Finals for 10th straight year

Apr 22, 2018 - 5:34 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The defending champions trip the NU Lady Bulldogs and arrange a title showdown vs the FEU Lady Tamaraws

RIGHT ON COURSE. The DLSU Lady Spikers stay on track of their bid for a 3rd straight title.

NU out to stun defending champ DLSU in semis matchup

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Will the Lady Spikers march back into the UAAP finals or will the Lady Bulldogs pull off a surprise?

STANDING TALL. Middle blocker captains Majoy Baron (left) and Jaja Santiago will go out to limit each other on the court. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU coach Babes Castillo on Final 4 matchup vs La Salle: 'I like that'

Apr 15, 2018 - 6:12 PM

The NU Lady Bulldogs will try to prove their mettle in the Final 4 against the battle-tested DLSU Lady Spikers, who have played in the UAAP finals for the last 9 seasons

UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. National University Lady Bulldogs head coach Babes Castillo says he 'likes' their Final 4 matchup against the De La Salle University. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU Lady Tamaraws repeat victory over NU in last elimination game

Apr 15, 2018 - 3:13 PM

(UPDATED) The FEU Lady Tamaraws will clinch a twice-to-beat advantage if Ateneo loses to defending champion La Salle

4 GAMES. The Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws finish strong with a 4-game winning streak to end the eliminations. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU Lady Bulldogs promise 'different story' if they make Final 4

Apr 08, 2018 - 5:52 PM

The NU Lady Bulldogs set their sights on a Final 4 spot after earning their first win in the second round

PLAYOFF BOUND. The NU Lady Bulldogs find hope to finish strong in their Season 80 campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Lady Bulldogs snap skid, clinch playoffs berth at UE's expense

Apr 08, 2018 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) NU's win eliminates UP and UST from Final 4 contention

VICTORY. The NU Lady Bulldogs return to winning ways after clinching their first win in the second round. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons keep Final 4 hopes burning with win over NU

Apr 04, 2018 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) UP snaps its two-game losing skid

RECOVERY. The Lady Maroons win over NU allows UP and UST to stay in the Final 4 contention. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST Golden Tigresses earn 2nd straight win at NU's expense

Mar 25, 2018 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) The NU Lady Bulldogs are still winless in the second round of the UAAP Season 80 Women's Volleyball tournament

BACK-TO-BACK. The UST Golden Tigresses have really woken up from their nightmare. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler