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Kib Montalbo fractures thumb, out 4 to 6 weeks

Sep 24, 2018 - 7:59 PM

After losing Taane Samuel due to a Jones fracture, the La Salle Green Archers will now have to play most of the elimination round without its team captain

MISSING TIME. Kib Montalbo is expected to miss crucial time for the La Salle Green Archers with a thumb injury. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Joe Silva: Rebuilding UE still needs more time

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The new UE head coach accepts the daunting challenge of turning the Red Warriors' fortunes around

UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY. Both the head coach Joe Silva and the Red Warriors are still adjusting to each other. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No hard feelings between ex-Blue Eaglets

Sep 24, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Former Ateneo high school teammates Dave Ildefonso and SJ Belangel took different collegiate paths

FRIENDLY FOES. Former Ateneo Blue Eaglets SJ Belangel (left) and Dave Ildefonso are friends off the court but are not on the court. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Double whammy for Akhuetie as UP absorbs 2nd straight loss

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Fighting Maroons big man is hampered by a hand injury and FEU's menacing defense in a blowout loss

SKIDDING. After an emphatic win in their season opener, Bright Akhueti and the UP Fighting Maroons lose back-to-back games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Tab Baldwin apologizes for Dave Ildefonso comments

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The Ateneo mentor clarifies his remarks on Dave Ildefonso's decision to join National University

CLEAR THE AIR. Ateneo's Tab Baldwin says sorry to National University and the Ildefonsos. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Gonzalez: La Salle still far from brilliant

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:11 PM

DLSU head coach Louie Gonzalez is still waiting for the Green Archers to jell perfectly into his system

GIVING BACK. La Salle Rookie Encho Serrano makes sure that he contributes every time head coach Louie Gonzalez gives him the opportunity to. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU flashes vaunted form after ‘needed loss’

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Coach Olsen Racela says the shock loss to UST had to happen for his favored FEU Tams to come out charging again

PERFECT GAME. FEU'S Prince Orizu finishes with a perfect shooting clip to get the better of his matchup against UP's Bright Akhuetie. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle silences UE for 2nd UAAP triumph

Sep 23, 2018 - 6:19 PM

The Green Archers join a three-way logjam at the second spot in the UAAP men’s basketball competition

La Salle's Justine Baltazar gets swarmed by UE's (from left) Ric Gallardo, Alvin Pasaol and Rey Acuno. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP Fighting Maroons wanted a win for suspended Perasol

Sep 23, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Maroons had hoped to bounce back for head coach Bo Perasol, who served his one-game suspension

STEP UP. Javi Gomez de Liano comes off the team to lead the team with 15 points. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU blasts UP as Perasol serves suspension

Sep 23, 2018 - 3:06 PM

The Tamaraws roll past the Maroons for their second triumph in the UAAP men's basketball tournament

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST sees no problem in Aldin Ayo's UAAP-MPBL juggling act

Sep 23, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Ayo simultaneously serves as head coach of the UST Growling Tigers and the Muntinlupa Cagers

JUGGLING ACT. Aldin Ayo is confident that he can strike a balance between his commitments. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tab Baldwin wants Dave Ildefonso to 'rethink his decision'

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin tells former Blue Eaglet star Dave Ildefonso that he left the better program

SHOTS FIRED. Star rookie Dave Ildefonso (right) thinks he made the right decision in choosing the NU Bulldogs over coach Tab Baldwin’s Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler.com

Elite Ateneo defense holds NU to 46 points in blowout win

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The Blue Eagles cruise to their second straight triumph in the UAAP men's basketball tournament

BLOWOUT. Adrian Wong and the Ateneo Blue Eagles floor the NU Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren carving unbeaten Adamson's team-first identity

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:57 PM

'If you look at our team, except for one or two players, there's really no blue-chip rookie or an outstanding player,' says Falcons coach Franz Pumaren

BIGGER CHALLENGE. Adamson coach Franz Pumaren expects all the other teams to make life difficult for his undefeated Falcons. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Undefeated Adamson downs gritty UST

Sep 22, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The Adamson Falcons stretch their perfect run to 3 games in the UAAP men's basketball tournament

Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons figure in a tight duel with Joshua Zamora and the UST Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UE's Alvin Pasaol wants to shake things up

Sep 20, 2018 - 8:46 PM

The University of the East Red Warriors' top scorer laments his teammates' lack of aggressiveness

MORE HEART. Alvin Pasaol encourages his teammates to play with more heart as they need to bounce back from the winless start of Season 81. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

New La Salle coach nails 1st win, but it's no big deal

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Coach Louie Gonzalez says he's just happy to fulfill his responsibilities to his players and the La Salle community

FIRST WIN. DLSU head coach Louie Gonzalez and the Green Archers are looking to ride on the winning momentum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dave Ildefonso: NU can compete with the best

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:28 AM

The rookie does not consider National University's first loss a major setback

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Dave Ildefonso continues to shine in the National University Bulldogs' system. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thrust into a bigger role, Baltazar steps up for injured Samuel

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:21 PM

La Salle's Justine Baltazar plans to continue working hard as Taane Samuel will be out until November

SPOTLIGHT. Justine Baltazar proves himself as he hit the dagger that gave DLSU its first win of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle snatches first win over NU

Sep 19, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Green Archers rally past the gritty Bulldogs to clinch their first victory in two outings

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson rolls past UE to grab early UAAP lead

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:14 PM

After stunning defending champion Ateneo, the Falcons blast the Red Warriors for a 2-0 start

ON TOP. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons secure the early solo lead. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

UP star Ricci Rivero goes from hard screens to big screen

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:00 PM

While serving his UAAP residency, the Maroons standout juggles hoops and showbiz

HOOPS FIRST. Ricci Rivero says basketball  will always be his priority. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Bring back the beat: UP council calls for UAAP drum return

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:59 PM

The UP Diliman University Student Council calls for the full return of the drums in the UAAP men's basketball games

Screengrab from Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation

UAAP cancels September 16 games due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 1:02 PM

All canceled weekend games will be reset to a later date

BACK-TO-BACK. Rookie Joshua Marcos and the University of Santo Tomas need to wait for another week to follow up on their bid for a second straight win. Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP, NCAA cancel games due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:58 AM

All affected UAAP and NCAA games will be moved to a later date

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle big man Samuel likely out for two months

Sep 13, 2018 - 1:26 PM

The Green Archers may just have to do without injured Kiwi player Taane Samuel for the rest of the UAAP eliminations

BIG BLOW. The 6-foot-8 Taane Samuel is due for an operation after sustaining a foot injury. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo spoils Bright Akhuetie's birthday, but it's okay

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons' new foreign player remains positive despite the loss

Racela brothers winless vs Ayo-mentored teams

Sep 13, 2018 - 9:49 AM

New UST mentor Aldin Ayo holds a 5-0 record against the Racela coaching brothers of Olsen and Nash in the UAAP

FIRST LOSS. The FEU Tamaraws lose to the UST Growling Tigers for the first time in three years. Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

After career-high 29, Juan GDL ready for bigger role

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:30 PM

The UP Maroons standout says he's ready to take on leadership duties with captain Paul Desiderio this UAAP season

STELLAR. Sophomore player Juan Gomez de Liaño averages a team-high 22.5 points for the UP Maroons. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Tab Baldwin: Win or be labeled losers

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:52 PM

In each game, the Ateneo champion coach urges the Blue Eagles to answer one question: Who are we?

WINNERS. Ateneo coach Tab Balwin hopes his Blue Eagles stay on track after rediscovering their winning ways. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP coach Bo Perasol set to appeal likely suspension

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The UAAP rules state that an ejection automatically merits a one-game suspension

UP Bo Perasol. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bo Perasol first to lose composure in UP meltdown

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The Fighting Maroons head coach was ejected from the game after charging at the referee

BREAKDOWN. UP head coach Bo Perasol loses control of his emotions in the 4th quarter of the game against Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo turns back gutsy UP, picks up first victory

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The defending champion Blue Eagles avenge their stunning loss to Adamson with a win over a UP side that lost its coach to ejection

BATTLE OF THE KATIPUNAN. UP's Bright Akhuetie and Ateneo's Angelo Kouame figure in a tight contest between the two neighboring schools. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Emotional Ayo offers maiden win to 'deserving' UST community

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:14 PM

The Growling Tigers intend to show that they're ready to roar once more

Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

UST, Ayo shock veteran-laden FEU for 1st win

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Renzo Subido unloads 18 points to power the Growling Tigers to their first victory under new coach Aldin Ayo

STANDOUT. Rookie Joshua Marcos impresses in the Tigers' first triumph. Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

Sidelined for a year, Ateneo's Adrian Wong eyes big comeback

Sep 10, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Expect an improved version of the player that Ateneo relies on for floor spacing, consistent playmaking, and shut-down defense

GETTING BETTER. Ateneo’s Adrian Wong thinks getting sidelined helped him become a better player. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

NU's John Lloyd Clemente finally gets to live his dream

Sep 10, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Coach Jamike Jarin thinks that the 6-foot-3 recruit is one of the best wingmen out of high school

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson-Ateneo thriller highlights one key UAAP lesson

Sep 09, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Nothing is ever guaranteed in the country’s premier collegiate league

DEADLY. Adamson’s Jerrick Ahanmisi showed he can hurt opponents in more ways than one. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo’s collapse not a rookie problem, says Tab Baldwin

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The champion mentor says there were problems overall, and not just from the younger side of the team

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin expects his rookies to learn from their first-game heartbreak. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

How to shock Ateneo? Practice for 3 months, says Adamson

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Despite the craziness of it all in one look, Adamson’s maiden win was a product of exceedingly long preparation

TOP GUNS. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons have every reason to celebrate. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson stuns defending champ Ateneo in season opener

Sep 09, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Jerrick Ahanmisi unleashes 23 points as the Falcons score the biggest upset in the UAAP opening weekend

TOUGH CHALLENGE. The Adamson Falcons made it tough all afternoon for William Navarro and the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU's Arvin Tolentino channels Dirk Nowitzki in number change

Sep 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

The Dirk-style, sweet-shooting FEU star confirms that Nowitzki is indeed his inspiration

FINAL RUN. Arvin Tolentino hopes to win his first UAAP championship in his final season with the Tamaraws. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle's Taane Samuel suffers foot injury in first UAAP game

Sep 09, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The highly-touted Kiwi big man got sidelined after playing for just five minutes in his UAAP debut

DISAPPOINTED. The 6-foot-8 Taane Samuel (2) rues his early exit after working so hard in the preseason. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU grinds out gutsy finish vs La Salle

Sep 09, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The veteran-laden Tamaraws show poise in the final stretch to open their UAAP men's basketball campaign with a victory

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Rookie CJ Cansino’s heart has always belonged to UST

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Despite the Tigers' loss, CJ Cansino proved to be the bright spot in their UAAP opening campaign

STELLAR DEBUT. UST’s CJ Cansino drops a double-double in his UAAP men’s basketball debut. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Proud Danny I a coach first to his standout boys

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Brothers Dave and Shaun Ildefonso prove they have the potential to be as sensational as their legendary father

STAR SIBLINGS. NU standouts Shaun (left) and Dave Ildefonso deliver the goods right on opening day. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Debuting UE coach Joe Silva tough on self after blowout loss

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:30 PM

New Warriors mentor Joe Silva expects the challenge that comes with rebuilding a team

MORE WORK. Former Ateneo juniors coach Joe Silva knows that it will take time to turn the UE Red Warriors’ fortunes around. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ayo, UST start tough trek back to UAAP prominence

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:46 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo knows it won't be easy but the former La Salle champion mentor hopes to bring back the Tigers' winning ways

REBUILDING. Renzo Subido and the UST Tigers put their trust on new coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP's Bright Akhuetie 'not yet' at peak form after 15-18 stat

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Even after UP's 29-point victory, coach Bo Perasol says the Maroons can't get too excited yet

DOMINANT. Bright Akhuetie delivers the numbers but remains far from satisfied. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler