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D-League: Ateneo clinches playoffs; NU stuns CEU

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Tyler Tio drops 19 points in 19 minutes as the Blue Eagles sustain their dominant run

BLOWOUT. Tyler Tio and the Blue Eagles crush Batangas-EAC by 44 points. Photo from PBA Images

National U makes history as NBTC's first back-to-back champion

Mar 24, 2019 - 8:34 PM

A month after ruling the UAAP, the NU Bullpups leave no doubt that they're the best high school team in the country

TOP DOG. NU star Carl Tamayo and the Bullpups pull away early to down La Salle Green Hills in the do-or-die title showdown. Photo from NBTC

NU, LSGH arrange another Finals clash in 2019 NBTC Nationals

Mar 22, 2019 - 5:40 PM

The Bullpups and the Greenies dispose of separate foes in contrasting fashion in the Fearless 4 of the national championship for high school

STEADY. NU's Gerry Abadiano powers through the stifling San Beda defense in the Bullpups' nail-biting win. Photo from NBTC

Ateneo stops FEU, NU sweeps Adamson in UAAP men's volleyball

Mar 20, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The Tamaraws' seven-game winning streak comes to a screeching halt against the Blue Eagles

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


CEU survives late San Beda rally, San Sebastian outguns NU in D-League

Mar 11, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The Scorpions nearly squander a 30-point lead as the Red Lions fall short of a monumental comeback

TAKING CHARGE. Judel Fuentes (right) keys CEU to a stunning win over San Beda. Photo from PBA Images


UAAP tennis powerhouses NU, UE quash foes

Feb 25, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Former champion NU and reigning two-time titlist UE remain unscathed in men's lawn tennis


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

UAAP juniors: NU clinches twice-to-beat, UST stuns FEU

Feb 03, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The NU Bullpups maul the UPIS Junior Maroons by 51 points to secure the top spot in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

STREAKY. Terrence Fortea drains 18 of his 23 points from beyond the arc. Contributed photo

Final Four cast complete in UAAP juniors basketball

Jan 27, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Ateneo, FEU, and Adamson join National University in the semifinals

KEY CONTRIBUTOR. Forthsky Padrigao delivers an all-around performance to help the Blue Eaglets nail their ninth win. Contributed photo

UAAP juniors: NU Bullpups clinch 1st Final Four spot

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Gerry Abadiano takes charge a the NU Bullpups pull away late against the La Salle Zobel Junior Archers

ON TOP. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups cruise to their 10th triumph in 11 games. File photo

UAAP juniors: Bullpups exact revenge, rout Falcons by 41

Jan 20, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The NU Bullpups get even with the Adamson Baby Falcons who defeated them in the first round

9-1. Terrence Fortea comes off the bench to score 23 points as the Bullpups remain on top of the table.

LIST: Under Henry Sy, NU bags 33 UAAP championships

Jan 20, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The NU Pep Squad and the women's basketball team have turned into dominant forces in the UAAP

ZERO TO HERO. The NU Bulldogs transform into winners with Henry Sy's help. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP juniors: Ateneo vents ire on UE, NU blasts UST

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The Blue Eaglets snap a two-game skid as the league-leading Bullpups remain as the top dogs in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

LEAGUE’S BEST. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups strengthen their hold of the solo top spot. Contributed photo

La Salle Zobel reclaims UAAP high school volley crown

Dec 09, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The Junior Lady Spikers complete a title series sweep to end the NU Bullpups' four-year reign

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

As Final Four unfolds, NU rues missing out

Nov 23, 2018 - 11:26 AM

The Bulldogs may have closed out the season with a win, but coach Jamike Jarin said he'd rather lose in the playoffs

ROUGH SEASON. The National University Bulldogs are still disappointed even though they capped the season off with a sweep of University of the East. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Troy Rike racks up double-double as NU exits on high note

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The NU Bulldogs wrap up their UAAP campaign with a convincing win over the UE Red Warriors

BEST EFFORT. Troy Rike delivers his best numbers in the Bulldogs’ final game of the season versus Alvin Pasaol and the Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: NU vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Nov 18, 2018 - 1:10 PM

NU and UE boast record-breakers at the helm, but which team will close out the season on a high note?

BREAKOUT STAR. John Lloyd Clemente gets his groove in the senior's division of the UAAP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Heartbreak healed: NU Pep Squad completes comeback

Nov 17, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Everyone expected the elite program to bounce back, and that’s exactly what they did

TOP DOG. The NU Pep Squad marches back to the UAAP cheerdance throne. Photo by Josh Albelda/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

After career game, John Lloyd Clemente targets Jeff Napa's record

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The future is bright for NU rookie John Lloyd Clemente, who hit a season-high 38 points against FEU

FINE FORM. John Lloyd Clemente shoots the light out of Araneta Coliseum with his 38-point career game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/ Rappler

Hot-starting FEU nips NU, stays in Final Four chase

Nov 11, 2018 - 2:18 PM

The Tamaraws reclaim a share of the 4th spot after overcoming the record performance of NU rookie John Lloyd Clemente

ON TRACK. Axel Iñigo and the FEU Tamaraws pull off a key win versus NU. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: FEU vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:13 AM

The FEU Tamaraws shoot for a crucial win versus the NU Bulldogs to stay in Final Four contention

PLAYOFF PUSH. It’s going to be a battle between experience and raw talent when the FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs collide in a crucial match. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

La Salle survives scare, eliminates NU

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Green Archers remain in the hunt for the Final Four bonus as the Bulldogs bow out of semifinal contention

TOUGH CHALLENGE. Mark Dyke and the Green Archers had to work hard for their 8th win against John Lloyd Clemente and the young Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: La Salle vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Peaking at the most opportune time, La Salle looks to sustain its second-round surge against NU

FIGHTING FORM. Dave Ildefonso tries to keep NU Bulldogs' campaign alive against the La Salle Green Archers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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


Maroons bully Bulldogs to fan Final Four hopes

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:37 PM

The UP Maroons grab solo 4th place after completing an elimination sweep of the NU Bulldogs

TOP FOUR. Paul Desiderio and the UP Maroons find their way past the NU Bulldogs to grab solo 4th place. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: NU VS UP – UAAP Season 81

Nov 03, 2018 - 12:03 PM

The UP Maroons and the NU Bulldogs try to stay in the UAAP Final Four chase

Mired at the bottom half of the standings, the Bulldogs and the Maroons go for a crucial win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Ateneo clinches Final 4 spot in sweep of NU

Oct 27, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Thirdy Ravena takes charge as the Blue Eagles strengthen their hold of the UAAP lead at 9-2

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Oct 27, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The Blue Eagles try to tighten their grip of the top spot against the Bulldogs

PLAYOFF CHASE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles vie to boost their bid for a Final Four berth against the NU Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Troy Rike not singling out UST for 'sneaky' play

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Filipino-American Troy Rike clarifies that his comment is just a general statement on Philippine basketball

WORKING HARD. Troy Rike is working hard to adjust to the physicality of Philippine basketball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Aldin Ayo fires back at Troy Rike: 'That's unfair'

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:16 PM

The UST coach takes exception to the NU rookie's comments on the Tigers' rough play and 'sneaky' physicality

IN DEFENSE. UST coach Aldin Ayo says he recruits players who show on-court resiliency.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Troy Rike calls out dirty basketball tactics in UAAP

Oct 21, 2018 - 5:47 PM

'The elbow in the free throw or going after someone's knees, there's no need for that. Be physical and look me in the eye.'

UNHAPPY. Troy Rike wants players to quit the dirty tactics and just play basketball. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU snaps UST's 3-win streak in season sweep

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The Bulldogs survive the the Growling Tigers' late charge to get back on the winning track

ELIMS SWEEP. Joshua Sinclair and the NU Bulldogs ward off Marvin Lee and the UST Tigers for the second time this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: UST vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:47 AM

It's a battle between two rookie sensations as UST's CJ Cansino faces NU's Dave Ildefonso

FIERY FRESHMEN. UST'S CJ Cansino and NU's Dave Ildefonso go at it again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson vents frustration on NU, regains share of lead

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The Falcons weather the Bulldogs' comeback attempts to recover from back-to-back losses

Isa Gaye and the NU Bulldogs stumble against a back-in-form Adamson side. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson Soaring Falcons vs NU Bulldogs - UAAP Season 81

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Soaring Falcons eye to end a two-game skid while the Bulldogs seek for a second straight win

BOUNCE BACK. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the rest of the Soaring Falcons are aching to get back on the winning track. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


NU veterans glue team together for 2nd round charge

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The NU Bulldogs aim to continue rising from the 5-game skid they suffered from the first round of eliminations

FINAL YEAR. Dave Yu hopes that the National University Bulldogs will give a fight in the this second round. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

NU snaps 5-game skid in rout of UE

Oct 13, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The NU Bulldogs wrap up their UAAP first-round campaign with a huge victory over the UE Red Warriors

NU, Ateneo bag UAAP Season 81 badminton crowns

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The NU Bulldogs capture a fifth straight men's badminton championship while the Ateneo Lady Eagles reclaim the women's title

Band of brothers: UP's Gomez de Liaños, NU's Ildefonsos shine

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Gomez de Liaños combine for 39 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists while the Ildefonsos team up for 32 points, 14 boards and 6 dimes

BROTHERLY CLASH. The Gomez de Liaño brothers of Juan and Javi and the Ildefonso brothers of Dave and Shaun showcase their wares. Photos by Josh Albelda


GDL brothers power Maroons past Bulldogs

Oct 07, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño take charge as the UP Fighting Maroons climb to a share of 4th place

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

John Lloyd Clemente breakout lone 'silver lining' in NU slump

Oct 04, 2018 - 5:47 PM

Homegrown high school star John Lloyd Clemente records a career-high 15 points off the bench

CHIPPING IN. National University rookie John Lloyd Clemente will make sure that he helps out the team more. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU avoids upset ax this time, holds off NU

Oct 03, 2018 - 6:14 PM

The FEU Tamaraws survive a tough challenge from the NU Bulldogs to grab a share of third place in the UAAP

POISED. Wendell Comboy and the FEU Tamaraws ward off the NU Bulldogs’ fightback. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Troy Rike just wants to be left alone after Immigration arrest

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:55 PM

NU Bulldogs star Troy Rike admits his mental state isn't in peak form after getting detained by the Bureau of Immigration

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson drops NU, stays undefeated in UAAP Season 81

Sep 29, 2018 - 3:01 PM

The Adamson Falcons strengthen their hold of the UAAP top spot with a 5-0 record

UNDEFEATED. Jonathan Espeleta and the Adamson Falcons sustain their perfect run. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler