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Gilas darling Troy Rike to suit up for NU

Jul 06, 2018 - 1:06 AM

The 22-year-old says he looks to be a leader as he joins the promising Bulldogs in the next UAAP season

HOME. Gilas Pilipinas cadet Troy Rike says he has found a home with the National University Bulldogs. File photo from Wake Forest University Twitter account (@WakeMBB)


La Salle rallies past scrappy NU, faces rival Ateneo next

Jun 10, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The victory preps up the Green Archers for a preseason duel against rival and reigning UAAP champion Ateneo on June 12

BOUNCE BACK. After absorbing its first loss against San Beda, La Salle recovers with a win over NU. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo stretches perfect FilOil streak to 5, runs circles around NU

May 31, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The reigning UAAP men's basketball champions get to keep a share of the top spot with rival La Salle in Group A

MAIN MAN. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena tries to get a shot off NU's John Lloyd Clemente in the match handily won by the Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda Red Lions slay Letran Knights in battle of NCAA rivals

Jun 11, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The defending NCAA champions San Beda remain the only team unbeaten in the Filoil at 6 0

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bulldogs footballer Marcaida overcomes disabilities to make his mark

Jan 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Mark Jojo Marcaida was born partially deaf and mute That hasn t stopped him from becoming a competitor

Jalalon leads Arellano past NU for FilOil finals ticket

Jun 10, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The Chiefs will face the winner of Ateneo vs La Salle in the finals

Underdog UE Red Warriors take down defending champion NU Bulldogs

Sep 12, 2015 - 6:59 PM

University of the East defeats National University behind 23 points from Edison Batiller

WAR PATH. Shannon Gagate of UE chases down a loose ball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bobby Ray Parks Jr's Summer League bio has one glaring error

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:58 PM

As Bobby Ray Parks Jr chases his dream of playing in the NBA one error on his player page air balls his collegiate achievements

HOOP DREAMS. Bobby Ray Parks Jr is chasing his dream of playing in the NBA. File photo by Josh Albelda

Banning foreign student-athletes from the UAAP isn't right

Dec 07, 2014 - 3:30 PM

The UAAP is moving in a direction where foreign student athletes will eventually no longer participate in the league This columnist feels it hurts the game and shows a double standard

Charles Mammie of UE (L), like Aroga, has helped his school become a UAAP force. File photo by Kevin Dela Cruz

Adeogun, Dela Cruz lift San Beda past NU in battle of champions

Nov 25, 2014 - 12:35 PM

In a battle between two collegiate champions the NCAA s defending champions made sure they had the last laugh

LIONS ROAR. NCAA champions San Beda Red Lions bests UAAP champions NU Bulldogs in the PCCL. Jaypee Mendoza, seen here attempting a shot, contributes 6 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PCCL: UV takes down Arellano, NU bounces back

Nov 17, 2014 - 1:58 PM

The University of Visayas Lancers down the Arellao Chiefs while National University overcomes Southwestern University

Alfred Aroga and National University rebounded from their loss to UV. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

What does National University’s UAAP title mean for the school?

Oct 26, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Is that all there is to winning a historic championship? Parties and celebrations until dawn media coverage becoming a recognizable face granting selfie requests from fans and fellow students?

Hubert Cani eager to suit up for Ateneo

Oct 20, 2014 - 4:40 PM

Hopefully next year I’ll get to play says Hubert Cani who was forced to miss UAAP Season 77 due to residency issues

RESIDENCY. Hubert Cani dishes a pass while playing as a member of NU's juniors squad. File p hoto by Josh Albelda

Hans Sy's next target for NU? A UAAP overall championship

Oct 16, 2014 - 3:55 PM

National University s sports programs have improved in recent years but the school s primary patron wants to highlight their versatility with an overall championship

NU championship is a dream come true for member of 1954 Bulldogs team

Oct 16, 2014 - 3:47 PM

After 60 years my dream for NU to win another championship is fulfilled says Nestor Sapida 78 a member of the 1954 NU championship team

1954 BULLDOG. Nestor Sapida, 78, enjoys the moment with the new breed of Bulldogs that gave NU its first title after 60 years. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: NU Bulldogs defeat FEU to win UAAP title

Oct 15, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Relive the moment as National University ended its 60 year UAAP title drought

NU-FEU UAAP Finals breaks attendance record anew

Oct 15, 2014 - 5:53 PM

After breaking the previous basketball attendance record at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Game 2 NU and FEU set another record in Game 3

Supporters of Far Eastern University make their presence known in Game 3. Photo by Josh Albelda

NU's Aroga: We’re going to ‘bleed on the court’ in game 2

Oct 07, 2014 - 11:54 AM

“I think we’re just going to bleed on the court said NU s rookie center Alfred Aroga of a must win game 2

Alfred Aroga scored 17 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, and blocked 2 shots in a losing effort. Photo by Josh Albelda

Hans Sy talks NU, PBA, and Philippine Sports

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Hans Sy one of National University s chief benefactors expounds on his plans for the Bulldogs program rumors on PBA expansion and a possible Cebu arena

National University celebrates after making the UAAP Finals for the first time in 44 years. Photo by Josh Albelda

Alfred Aroga gets the last laugh on Charles Mammie

Sep 23, 2014 - 4:52 AM

Alfred Aroga of National University had to overcome the mind games of his UE Red Warrior rival Charles Mammie to score the biggest win of his UAAP career

Alfred Aroga and the National University Bulldogs earned a trip to the Final Four by defeat the UE Red Warriors. File photo by Mark Cristino

NU survives UE's late charge to complete Final 4 cast

Sep 20, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Alfred Aroga hit a pair of go ahead free throws with 12 4 seconds to go to lift the NU Bulldogs to a pulsating 51 49 win and earn a Final Four berth

National University celebrates after Bong Galanza's shot missed, securing victory for the Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda

National University gets closer to Final Four with UP win

Sep 07, 2014 - 4:46 PM

National University scored a dominant win over UP eliminating UST while inching closer to their own Final Four berth

Alfred Aroga of NU goes to the rim for two points. Photo by Mark Cristino

UE coach Pumaren on Roi Sumang: ‘He is not above the law’

Sep 01, 2014 - 6:20 AM

University of the East pulled off a big win over National University without Roi Sumang who was benched for missing practice

BENCHED. Roi Sumang of UE patrols the floor before Sunday's game but didn't play due to missing practice. Photo by Mark Cristino

NU takes control in impressive win over Ateneo

Aug 24, 2014 - 7:25 PM

Alfred Aroga of National University finished with the best all around game of his UAAP career putting up 15 points 11 rebounds and 8 blocks

Alfred Aroga of National University rises to the hoop for a layup. Photo by Mark Cristino

NU snaps two-game slide with blowout of Adamson

Aug 20, 2014 - 5:25 PM

Adamson University s woes continue as they score just 2 points in the second quarter of their loss to National University

RUNNING OF THE BULLDOGS. Tristan Perez of National University tips in a shot over two Adamson defenders. Photo by Josh Albelda

Belo scores career-high as FEU survives NU

Aug 17, 2014 - 2:56 PM

Mac Belo tallied a career high 23 points to go with 10 rebounds to propel FEU to an overtime win over the NU Bulldogs

MAC ATTACK. Mac Belo of FEU goes for a layup against National University. Photo by Mark Cristino

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

Ray Parks Jr 'not focusing on the PBA' as he aims for the NBA

Aug 03, 2014 - 6:13 PM

Former two time UAAP MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr says he isn t considering a run with the PBA as he focuses on making an NBA squad

Two-time MVP Ray Parks Jr. says he has benefited from playing pick-up games against NBA stars like James Harden, Paul George and Brandon Jennings. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Race for the UAAP MVP Week 3: Ravena stays atop, Belo inches higher

Jul 31, 2014 - 3:27 PM

Kiefer Ravena remains in the lead for the UAAP Season 77 MVP award despite the Blue Eagles suffering their first loss but FEU s Mark Belo is hot on his heels

TOP EAGLE. Kiefer Ravena (R) had an off-night against NU but still remains the top candidate for the UAAP MVP award. Photo by Josh Albelda

National University decimates Adamson, 62-25

Jul 30, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Adamson makes history with the lowest scoring output of any UAAP team dating back to 2003

SORRY FALCONS. Adamson coach Kenneth Duremdes (L) looks dumbfounded at his team's listless performance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU shows character, spoils Ateneo's undefeated record

Jul 26, 2014 - 7:43 PM

National University held Kiefer Ravena to 3 20 shooting to hand Ateneo their first loss of Season 77

DOG FIGHT. National University's Adven Diputado puts up a layup over Ateneo's Nico Elorde and Arvin Tolentino. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perkins delivers as La Salle punches in first win at NU's expense

Jul 23, 2014 - 6:41 PM

It took 3 games but the defending champion De La Salle Green Archers hung on tight and registered their first victory of the season

PERKED UP. Jason Perkins of La Salle scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the Green Archers to their first victory of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

To fix La Salle’s championship defense, it needs to fix its defense

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:28 AM

The Green Archers are in agreement that defense is the key to turning their season around

BENT ARROWS. Arnold Van Opstal of La Salle agrees with his teammates that defense is the key to righting their season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Altamirano: NU capable of beating UAAP’s best

Jul 13, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Head coach Altamirano says their unpredictability not having to rely on Ray Parks Jr anymore is their main asset

CONFIDENT. NU Bulldogs head coach Eric Altamirano is confident his wards can compete against the best of the UAAP. Photo by Rappler

FilOil: Aroga sizzles as Bulldogs hammer San Sebastian

May 16, 2014 - 8:35 PM

The National University Bulldogs relied on Alfred Aroga as they beat the San Sebastian College Golden Stags to stay undefeated in the FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup

Alfred Aroga, seen here from a game last year, was key to NU's victory. Photo from FilOil Flying V Sports Facebook page.