UAAP Season 80 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on UAAP Season 80

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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

Ish Polvorosa soars high as rookie public servant-athlete

May 20, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The UAAP 5-time Best Setter dreams of a return stint with the national team even as a new local government leader

BORN LEADER. Ish Polvorosa transitions from his playmaking abilities in the court to building a sports development program for the youth as SK chairman. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP Season 80 Athletes of the Year mark milestone after first MVP plums

May 16, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Ateneo's Chloe Daos and La Salle's Kiko Gesmundo lead their schools to strong finishes while also donning the national colors

UAAP'S BEST ATHLETES. (from left to right) Chester Pabualan, Kiko Gesmundo, Chloe Daos, Nikki Pamintuan are awarded claimed the Athlete of the Year honors this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST wraps up season as UAAP overall champion

May 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The España-based squad clinched its 3rd general championship in 4 years

SEASON’S BEST. UST tops the poomsae competition, one of 6 events the school ruled this UAAP season. Photo from UAAP

Ian Clarino relishes last UAAP football battle with his brothers

May 03, 2018 - 8:27 PM

With his siblings by his side, the UP captain ends his UAAP career with 3 championships and a Season 80 MVP plum

HAPPY ENDINGS. Ian Clarino makes his UAAP exit with a decorated run. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

UP Fighting Maroons cap dominant season with UAAP crown

May 03, 2018 - 5:08 PM

(UPDATED) The State University turns back UST to bag its 18th UAAP men's football title

CAPTAIN'S GOAL. Ian Clarino ends his last UAAP match with a championship thanks to his early goal. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

Fitting farewell: La Salle’s top trio leaves with 3 crowns and 3 MVPs

May 03, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Kim Dy, Dawn Macandili, and Majoy Baron find championship formula in sheer hard work

STAR-STUDDED TRIO. DLSU captain Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy enjoy their last moments with the Lady Spikers. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Pascua eager to see Pons, Atienza in FEU coaching staff

May 02, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Graduating players Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza have yet to accept the offer, but both promise they'll always be at FEU's side

NATURAL LEADER. FEU captain Bernadeth Pons proves to Pascua that she has the potential to lead the team as a coach. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: La Salle Lady Spikers celebrate sweet 3-peat

May 02, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Lady Spikers' dominance comes in full show again in the UAAP Women's Volleyball finals

De Jesus glad to see DLSZ players Macandili, Dy graduate with a crown

May 02, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Both Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy have been training with De Jesus since high school

NEW CHAPTER. Dawn Macandili (center) and Kim Dy (right) will be starting a new chapter in volleyball as they join F2 Logistics. Photos by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Still peerless, DLSU Lady Spikers reign as 3-peat UAAP champions

May 02, 2018 - 6:12 PM

(3RD UPDATE) After an incredible first-set turnaround, La Salle completes sweep of FEU for 11th UAAP Women's Volleyball title

VOLLEY ROYALTY. There’s still no stopping Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Kim Dy and the rest of the La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

King Eagle Marck Espejo hints of Japan offer

May 02, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The 5-time UAAP MVP might take his talents to the land of the rising sun

PHENOM. Marck Espejo leaves his legacy in the UAAP as the 5-time MVP and 3-time champion. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

NU dethrones Ateneo, bags UAAP men's volleyball crown

May 02, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Bulldogs bring back the championship to Sampaloc after 4 years

RETURN. The NU Bulldogs return as the UAAP Season 80 men's volleyball champions for the 3rd time. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Clarino Clasico: Brothers battle on opposite sides in UAAP football final

May 02, 2018 - 12:05 AM

The sport has united the Clarinos, but the May 3 match will divide the family for a day


HIGHLIGHTS: DLSU vs FEU – UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball Finals Game 2

May 01, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Will the DLSU Lady Spikers be crowned for the 3rd consecutive year? Or will the FEU Lady Tamaraws force a do-or-die match?

Crown in sight for DLSU, but FEU likes comeback chances

May 01, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Although the Lady Spikers remain favored, the Lady Tamaraws still have hopes of turning the title series around

FINALS DUEL. Head coaches Ramil de Jesus (left) of DLSU and George Pascua of FEU are up for another thrilling finals showdown in Game 2. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo bids goodbye to Lady Eagles coach Tai Bundit

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The Thai tactician steered the Ateneo Lady Eagles to their first UAAP championship

Ateneo de Manila University formally bids goodbye to Lady Eagles head coach Tai Bundit. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kim Dy supports beau Marck Espejo's jersey retirement campaign

Apr 30, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The Blue Eagle becomes the first player in UAAP volleyball history to win the MVP award in every season of his entire collegiate career

POWER COUPLE. La Salle Lady Spiker Kim Dy and Ateneo Blue Eagle Marck Espejo are both seeing action in the UAAP finals. Dy photo by Michael Gatpandan and Espejo photo by Josh Albelda


Marck Espejo remains undisputed king of UAAP men's volleyball

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:12 AM

The King Eagle takes home the MVP title in every season of his 5-year collegiate career

LEGEND. Marck Espejo's 5-time MVP feat soldifies his status as one of the country's best in this generation.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/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

Positivity fuels Ateneo's bid to turn series around vs NU

Apr 29, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The 3-peat champions are not allowing the best-of-three finals to end in the Bulldogs' favor

DO-OR-DIE. Will the Ateneo Blue Eagles soar higher over the Bulldogs? Or will they hand over their crown? Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Grateful for La Salle coach's trust, low-key May Luna delivers when it matters

Apr 28, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The substitute outside hitter withstands finals pressure to deliver what coach Ramil De Jesus asked of her

SPARK PLUG. May Luna comes off the bench to prove her worth in the DLSU rotation. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Championship poise spells difference as DLSU takes Game 1

Apr 28, 2018 - 6:12 PM

(3RD UPDATE) La Salle trips FEU to move within a win of a 3rd straight UAAP Women’s Volleyball title

ON TARGET. The DLSU Lady Spikers stretch their winning streak to 10 games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Madz Gampong proves to be NU's secret weapon against Ateneo

Apr 28, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The NU opposite spiker settles in perfectly in the open spiker position against the Ateneo Blue Eagles

SECRET WEAPON. Madz Gampong makes immediate impact against Ateneo for the second time. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bulldogs sweep defending champ Ateneo in Game 1

Apr 28, 2018 - 1:28 PM

(UPDATED) The Bulldogs take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series of the UAAP Men's Volleyball finals

QUICK WIN. The NU Bulldogs waste no time in disposing of the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: DLSU vs FEU – UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball Finals Game 1

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The DLSU Lady Spikers and the FEU Lady Tamaraws will clash on Saturday, April 28, 4pm, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Jarvey Gayoso credits UST for finding Blue Eagles' Achilles heel

Apr 27, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The phenom is determined to sharpen his physical and mental skills in a bid to come out stronger next season

LOOKING FORWARD. Season 79 Most Valuable Player Jarvey Gayoso aims to redeem the Blue Eagles' premature exit and improve himself in Season 81. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

Ruthless FEU looks to dethrone reigning champ DLSU

Apr 27, 2018 - 2:07 PM

UAAP Women's Volleyball title showdown: Which team will draw first blood?

BEST SCORERS. Kim Dy (left) and Bernadeth Pons are leading their respective teams in scoring. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler (Dy) and Josh Albelda/Rappler (Pons)

UP Fighting Maroons make finals return over DLSU

Apr 26, 2018 - 7:11 PM

This season's top seed arranges a UAAP men's football title showdown versus UST for the first time in 6 years

RETURN. UP Fighting Maroons solidify top seed elims finish with a finals berth. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

Dimacali's lone goal sends UST to the finals over defending champ Ateneo

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:39 PM

(UPDATED) UST clinches a UAAP men's football finals berth after 6 years

Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Go Ateneo

Ish Polvorosa's playmaking propels Ateneo to the Finals in his last year

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:10 PM

The reigning best setter wakes up every day believing his last UAAP games will be in the Smart Araneta Coliseum

MASTERMIND. Ish Polvorosa still continues to be the brains behind the Blue Eagles' successes on the court. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles overcome FEU's twice-to-beat advantage to nail Finals berth

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:13 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The reigning champions will clash with NU in the UAAP Men's Volleyball Finals for the 5th straight time

SOVEREIGNTY. The Ateneo Blue Eagles' championship experience outclasses the FEU Tamaraws. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/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

Ramil De Jesus reigns with a decade's worth of UAAP finals appearances

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Veterans Kim Dy and Dawn Macandili are motivated to honor their coach by winning a 3rd straight UAAP championship

MAGIC 10. Ramil de Jesus holds the record of the longest finals appearance streak in the Final 4 era. File 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 Bulldogs cruise to the UAAP finals over UST

Apr 22, 2018 - 3:34 PM

(UPDATED) Behind Bryan Bagunas' career-high 29 points, the Bulldogs advance to the title round for the 6th straight year

TRADITION. The National University Bulldogs continue their tradition of making it to the UAAP finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Bea de Leon remains proud of Ateneo Lady Eagles despite UAAP exit

Apr 22, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The 4th year middle blocker is also uncertain of her future with the blue and white

GOAL ACHIEVED. Bea de Leon had her own doubts of making it to the Final 4, but she is glad that the Ateneo Lady Eagles proved her wrong. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Marck Espejo shows he isn't done yet in the UAAP

Apr 22, 2018 - 12:41 PM

'I just want my last year to be memorable,' says the graduating 4-time MVP after his record 55-point explosion

OFFERING. Marck Espejo's 55 points is just a number for him because what matters to him is being able to deliver his role in the team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jhoana Maraguinot bids goodbye to UAAP, Ateneo Lady Eagles

Apr 22, 2018 - 12:35 AM

The outside hitter's decision to forego her final year of eligibility is reinforced by Ateneo's semis exit from Season 80

GLORY DAYS. Jho Maraguinot will miss seeing her teammates fight together and help each other until the end.  Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

Finals-bound FEU Lady Tams find a hero in Toni Rose Basas

Apr 21, 2018 - 11:32 PM

FEU head coach George Pascua encourages the opposite hitter to step up her game

X-FACTOR. Chinchin Basas tallied 17 points to help bring the FEU Lady Tamaraws to the finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Coach Tai Bundit leaves Ateneo Lady Eagles' nest

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:22 PM

'Not going back,’ the champion Thai coach says on future with Ateneo

LAST FLIGHT. Coach Tai Bundit ends his stint in the UAAP after 5 years with the Lady Eagles. Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU Lady Tamaraws clinch UAAP Finals berth over Ateneo

Apr 21, 2018 - 7:15 PM

(3RD UPDATE) This marks the end of the Ateneo vs La Salle era as both teams have battled it out in the women's volleyball championship in the last 6 seasons

FINALS BOUND. The FEU Lady Tamaraws are in the UAAP finals again after 9 seasons. Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles keep Finals hope alive with win over FEU

Apr 21, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) This is the Ateneo Blue Eagles' first win over the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, who swept them in the eliminations

RECORD-BREAKING. Marck Espejo explodes to make sure that this is not his last UAAP match. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

FEU, Ateneo semis clash may be the game changer of UAAP volleyball

Apr 20, 2018 - 10:57 AM

The Lady Tamaraws look sharp enough to snap the 6 straight Ateneo-La Salle title showdown

HUNGRY. Both captains Bernadeth Pons (left) and Maddie Madayag want to get into the Finals. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Loss to La Salle won't dampen Ateneo confidence in Final 4, says Madayag

Apr 15, 2018 - 8:45 PM

'We're not gonna be complacent but we're going to be confident despite the loss. We just need to play happy,' says Maddie Madayag about their Final 4 clash vs FEU

SAME MENTALITY. Maddie Madayag says the Ateneo Lady Eagles will still carry the same confidence in the Final 4 even after suffering a sweep from La Salle in the last game of the eliminations. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Cobb to embrace her role as DLSU Lady Spikers peak in Season 80

Apr 15, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The younger Lady Spikers like Michelle Cobb look to give their seniors the grandest exit

WINNING WAYS. Michelle Cobb aims to embrace her role in the team as they are looking to continue their winning ways. Photo 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


DLSU Lady Spikers sweep Ateneo, go undefeated in 2nd round

Apr 15, 2018 - 5:53 PM

(3rd UPDATE) With the Ateneo Lady Eagles' loss, the FEU Lady Tamaraws clinch the twice-to-beat advantage

TOP SEED. The DLSU Lady Spikers are undefeated in the second round, proving why they are the top team of the UAAP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU Lady Tamaraws get ready for playoffs clash with Ateneo

Apr 15, 2018 - 4:43 PM

FEU head coach George Pascua aims to bring home what would be the Lady Tamaraws' 30th UAAP women's volleyball title

READY. FEU captain Bernadeth Pons is confident that her team will be prepared for anything that happens. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler