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Is Olsen pressured to win FEU a UAAP title like Nash?

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Olsen Racela knows that coaching FEU comes with championship-heavy expectations

CHASE FOR A CHIP. Just like any coach, FEU head coach Olsen Racela wants to win a championship. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Racela 'on leave' as TNT ends 3-game dry spell

Sep 02, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Even minus head coach Nash Racela, the KaTropa improve to a 2-4 with deputy Eric Gonzales calling the shots

KEY COG. Terrence Romeo finishes with 22 points and 6 assists for the KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images


Racela after TNT setback vs SMB: ‘I like how we lost’

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:17 PM

This is the second conference in a row that the KaTropa are booted out of the quarterfinals by the Beermen

NO ILL FEELINGS. Nash Racela says he 'like' the way his TNT KaTropa crashed out of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals against the San Miguel Beermen. File photo from PBA Images


Kevin Ferrer is 'best player' in Ginebra’s Game 4 win, says TNT coach

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:25 PM

'Best player si Kevin, it's as simple as that,' said coach Nash Racela referring obviously to Ferrer's getting TNT import Glen Rice Jr. thrown out in the 1st quarter

BEST PLAYER. Kevin Ferrer got TNT's Glen Rice Jr. ejected from the game. Photo from Facebook.

Tim Cone on Alfrancis Chua altercation with Nash Racela: ‘He’s doing what he thinks is right for the team’

Oct 07, 2017 - 2:21 AM

Tim Cone is letting Alfrancis Chua do what he thinks is right

HANDS OFF. Tim Cone says Alfrancis Chua "does not need a babysitter", adding that "he’s the boss” following Chua's confrontation with Nash Racela. File photo by PBA Images

After second half breakdown, TNT, Racela shift eyes on goal of Game 7

Jul 01, 2017 - 4:20 PM

We just have to focus on the next one and there will be a Game 7 says the TNT coach

MAKE IT TO GAME 7. At the brink of a finals defeat, coach Nash Racela wants nothing short of a Game 7 for TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Nash Racela on Game 6: 'We want to deal with this defeat professionally'

Feb 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The first year PBA coach opted for less candor following TNT KaTropa s Game 6 loss to San Miguel Beer than he did in the past week

WELL-OFFICIATED. TNT coach Nash Racela comments on Game 6, saying it was a 'well-officiated' ballgame and that he will take this loss as a 'professional'. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Olsen Racela to continue what brother Nash started at FEU

Jan 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

I’m here to continue the program and hopefully I can do the same and then win a championship in the process says Olsen Racela

NEW COACH. Olsen Racela will take over from his brother Nash as head coach of the FEU Tamaraws. Screengrab from Rappler

The difference Nash Racela made for the FEU Tamaraws

Dec 24, 2016 - 12:21 PM

In 4 seasons as head coach of the FEU Tamaraws Nash Racela has helped turn many young boys into men and made permanent differences in their lives

DIFFERENCE MAKER. Nash Racela makes a big impact on the lives of the players he handled at FEU, and it will be felt even as he now coaches in the PBA. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Olsen Racela named new FEU head coach

Dec 21, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Olsen Racela takes over from brother Nash as head coach of the Far Eastern University Tamaraws men s basketball team

NEW COACH. Olsen Racela will take over from his brother Nash as head coach of the FEU Tamaraws. Screengrab from Rappler

Arrival of Racela, Williams’ hot start not a coincidence

Dec 16, 2016 - 9:54 PM

Williams dedication to getting his body right also plays a role in his improving play

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Racela, Arong, Jose not ready to leave FEU just yet

Nov 27, 2016 - 12:50 PM

None of these men are ready to wear their FEU uniforms for the last time

NO WAY. Raymar Jose battles tooth and nail, not wanting to play his final game for FEU just yet. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Racela: Why force ‘dream matchup’ in UAAP finals?

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:39 PM

We’ll try our best to deny that dream cause I have a better dream says the FEU head coach

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Racela wants UAAP to do something about inconsistency of refs

Nov 13, 2016 - 7:21 AM

Racela is unhappy the referees changed how they called the game against La Salle between the second and third periods

Tolomia likes prospect of playing for Racela again at TNT

Oct 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Mike Tolomia enjoyed the best part of his college career with Nash Racela and hopes to play for him again in the PBA

FEU assures Racela to finish UAAP season, will support coach's decision

Oct 22, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Neither FEU sports director Mark Molina nor the coach himself confirm that Nash Racela is headed to coach PBA team TNT KaTropa

Racela to replace Uichico as TNT head coach - report

Oct 19, 2016 - 12:37 PM

The UAAP champion coach of the FEU Tamaraws is set to take the head coaching job after being a longtime assistant

TNT COACH. Nash Racela is set to be named new TNT head coach. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Racela: UAAP commish should review DQ foul on Dennison

Sep 25, 2016 - 7:27 PM

Ron Dennison is automatically suspended for FEU s next game against UST after he is called for a disqualifying foul after apparently hitting UP s Paul Desiderio

EJECTED, SUSPENDED. FEU's Ron Dennison walks out of the court after he is thrown out in the game against UP. He is also suspended for one game for his disqualifying foul. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler \

LIVE: Rappler Q and A with FEU coach Nash Racela

Sep 06, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Rappler s LIVE interview with FEU Tamaraws head coach Nash Racela on Tuesday September 6 at 6 pm

FEU won’t let inexperience affect UAAP title defense – Racela

Sep 02, 2016 - 6:02 PM

The FEU Tamaraws will attempt to defend their UAAP championship with a much younger team in Season 79

TITLE DEFENSE. Coach Nash Racela and the FEU Tamaraws won't have experience on their side for UAAP Season 79. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rival coaches pick DLSU as UAAP Season 79 favorites

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The heat is on a few days before the UAAP begins its new season

Racela warns Gilas Cadets: Thailand is a SEABA gold threat

May 21, 2016 - 12:34 PM

The Gilas Cadets could walk be in for a tough competition against their Southeast Asian rivals as Thailand s international training begins to pay off

Vacations, staycations, traditions: PBA stars share Holy Week plans

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:53 PM

How are some of the PBA players and coaches planning to spend Holy Week 2016?

HOLY WEEK PLANS. (From L to R) Calvin Abueva, Jayson Castro, Jeff Chan, Dondon Hontiveros and other PBA stars share their plans for Holy Week 2016. File Photos from Rappler

IN PHOTOS: UAAP-NCAA Collegiate Basketball Awards winners

Jan 27, 2016 - 11:55 AM

See photos of the winners from the Collegiate Basketball Awards

Collegiate Basketball Mythical Team (L-R) Scottie Thompson (UPHSD), Kevin Ferrer (UST), Kiefer Ravena (ADMU), Allwell Oraeme (MIT), and Mac Belo (FEU). Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP title a ‘breakthrough’ for FEU basketball, says Racela

Dec 03, 2015 - 1:46 AM

“Again it says a lot about the players ” Racela said about his Tamaraws

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Victorious FEU wants to avoid last year’s UAAP Finals mistake

Nov 25, 2015 - 9:50 PM

FEU paid the cost of overconfidence in the last season

NOT RELAXING. FEU does not want to get overconfident after winning Game 1 of the UAAP Finals like they did last year. Co-captain Mike Tolomia calmed his teammates down after the game and told them not to celebrate just yet. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Racela hopes FEU Tamaraws already champs by his birthday

Nov 25, 2015 - 11:53 AM

FEU Tamaraws head coach Nash Racela turns 44 on November 30 and his wish is a UAAP title

BIRTHDAY WISH. FEU coach Nash Racela (center, clapping his hands) wants a championship for his birthday. File Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

FEU coach Racela saw UST coming when no else did

Nov 24, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Nash Racela knew UST would make the Final Four even before UAAP Season 78 started Now FEU and UST will face each other in the UAAP Finals

FORESIGHT. FEU coach Nash Racela knew UST would be a dangerous team 3 months ago when so few noticed them. Now it's UST vs FEU in the UAAP Season 78 Finals. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Mac Belo: The selfless heartbreak kid

Nov 22, 2015 - 3:19 PM

Mac Belo broke hearts anew with his game winning putback to catapult the FEU Tamaraws to the UAAP Season 78 Finals But it s hard to hate him for it

HEARTBREAK KID. Mac Belo (right) breaks blue hearts this time around as FEU barges into the UAAP Season 78 Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

Mac Belo shows off defensive game against Ateneo

Oct 11, 2015 - 5:24 PM

Against Ateneo FEU s Mac Belo demonstrates his strong capability to defend wingmen such as UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena

RISING BELO. Mac Belo (center) continues to improve for FEU this season. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

UAAP 78 Preview: FEU Tamaraws

Sep 06, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Can FEU finally bring home the trophy this year?

Romeo works on maturity under Alapag, Racela at Gilas

Aug 16, 2015 - 8:00 PM

It has long been Terrence Romeo’s dream to suit up for flag and country and he is working doubly hard to achieve it

NEARING DREAM COME TRUE. Terrence Romeo could finally fulfill his dream of playing for Gilas Pilipinas if he makes the final 12 for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA D-League: Hapee stays unbeaten with win over MJM Builders-FEU

Nov 10, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Hapee continued their domination in the PBA D League this time rolling past MJM Builders FEU

Bobby Ray Parks of Hapee drives to the rim. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Racela, Altamirano happy over UAAP Finals crowd turnout

Oct 18, 2014 - 6:58 PM

Both Finals coaches agree that having teams other than Ateneo and La Salle in the Finals was good for the UAAP

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU should not be ashamed of UAAP Finals loss, says Racela

Oct 18, 2014 - 6:50 PM

Not because we lost the championship to NU it means we failed FEU head coach Nash Racela says

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU beats FEU, ends 60-year UAAP title drought

Oct 15, 2014 - 6:21 PM

Defense wins championships Top defensive team Bulldogs held off the Tamaraws for a 75 59 win in Game 3 of their Season 77 best of three finals match

BIG DOG. Alfred Aroga goes for the layup against FEU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: FEU vs NU (UAAP Finals Game 3)

Oct 14, 2014 - 7:21 PM

Rappler s live blog of the UAAP Season 77 finals Game 3 between the FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs

NU outlasts FEU to force rubber match for UAAP title

Oct 08, 2014 - 6:09 PM

Gelo Alolino hits two crucial triples in the end game but it was NU s defense that kept FEU at bay all game long

BITE BACK. Gelo Alolino (L) hits two crucial shots in the end game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: FEU vs NU (UAAP Finals Game 2)

Oct 07, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Rappler s live blog of the UAAP Season 77 finals Game 2 between the FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs

HIGHLIGHTS: FEU vs NU (UAAP Finals Game 1)

Oct 04, 2014 - 12:39 PM

Rappler s live blog of the UAAP Season 77 finals Game 1 between the FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs

Former FEU star RR Garcia happy to see Tamaraws flip the script

Sep 26, 2014 - 12:38 AM

The Archers shot down the Tamaraws last year This time things have changed

Photo by Josh Albelda

FEU coach Racela takes blame for UE loss

Sep 10, 2014 - 2:15 PM

FEU coach Nash Racela says that his team went off track when he left to assist Gilas Pilipinas in Spain

Roi Sumang of UE works against an FEU defender during their win over the Tamaraws. Photo by Mark Cristino

FEU holds off UP in the 4th quarter to win 6th straight

Aug 30, 2014 - 4:30 PM

The FEU Tamaraws won their first of two games without Head Coach Nash Racela beating the pesky UP Fighting Maroons

TAMARAW STAMPEDE. UP's Mikee Reyes takes a swipe at the ball as FEU's Mac Bello tries to advance. Photo by Josh Albelda

FEU ends La Salle's 7-game win streak, grabs solo first place

Aug 27, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The Far Eastern University Tamaraws overcame a slow first half and held strong in the endgame to escape the De La Salle Green Archers and grab solo first place

Mike Tolomia of Far Eastern University puts up a runner in the lane. Photo by Josh Albelda

FEU improves to 4-2 by surviving NU's late charge

Aug 09, 2014 - 7:17 PM

The Far Eastern University Tamaraws were led by Carl Cruz s career high 16 points to down the NU Bulldogs

Carl Cruz scored a career-high 16 points for FEU. Photo by Josh Albelda

FEU Tamaraws look to rebuild and exceed expectations

Feb 14, 2014 - 6:22 AM

As the FEU Tamaraws move forward head coach Nash Racela lays the ground work for a long term basketball program

STEP UP. Mac Belo is among the Tamaraws that coach Nash Racela hopes will step up come Season 77. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Romeo, Garcia team up to lead FEU comeback vs UE

Jun 29, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Terrence Romeo flirted with a triple double to lead FEU over UE in the first game of UAAP Season 76

ALL-AROUND. Romeo flirted with a triple-double. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

UAAP Season 76: Questions as FEU rages for redemption

Jun 29, 2013 - 10:27 AM

RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo team up for the last time to bring the elusive crown back to Morayta

MILLION-DOLLAR MAN. How much is Romeo willing to give for the team to succeed? Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.