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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

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

Ildefonso brothers, NU spoil Ayo's UST coaching debut

Sep 08, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The NU Bulldogs hold off a late UST run to dispatch the Tigers and new coach Aldin Ayo

STRONG START. Dave Ildefonso powers the NU Bulldogs to a big win over the UST Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

New-look UP wrecks UE in UAAP Season 81 opener

Sep 08, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons get their collegiate basketball campaign off to a strong start

PROMISING START. Paul Desiderio and the UP Maroons hack out a convincing win over UE. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: K-pop singer Minzy, James Reid perform at UAAP Season 81 opening

Sep 08, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Basketball star Stephen Curry leads the oath of sportsmanship

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Steph Curry leads UAAP Season 81 oath of sportsmanship

Sep 08, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The three-time NBA champion surprises fans during the premier league's glittering opening ceremonies

STAR-STUDDED. NBA superstar Steph Curry banners the star-studded UAAP opening ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Jarin, young NU Bulldogs hope to pull off surprises

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The NU Bulldogs hope to make it to the UAAP Final Four despite fielding a younger lineup

WATCH: UP Maroons ready for the spotlight

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:23 AM

The Fighting Maroons boast a talented big man in former NCAA star Bright Akhuetie

Returning Renzo Subido believes he’s ready to lead UST

Sep 07, 2018 - 4:55 PM

After sitting out for a year, Renzo Subido returns to a new-look Tigers team

LEADER. Renzo Subido thinks he's grown into a better player during his time off in the UAAP. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pasaol slims down, excited to share scoring responsibility

Sep 07, 2018 - 2:10 AM

Down 10 pounds, UE standout Alvin Pasaol hopes to show more of his skills this UAAP season

STAYING FIT. UE’s Alvin Pasaol says he has turned into a more disciplined player.

LOOK: Steph Curry to drop by UAAP Season 81 opening

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The Golden State Warriors' sharpshooting star will join a star-studded UAAP opening lineup

CURRY IN MANILA. Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry will be lighting up the UAAP Season 81 opening ceremonies too. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: UP drummers out to make some noise

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation releases a nifty video that encourages Pinoys to speak up

LOUD AND PROUD. The UP drummers encourage everyone to make a stand. Screengrab from Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation

WATCH: FEU looks to complete unfinished UAAP business

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:24 PM

A veteran-laden FEU Tamaraws squad sees last season's heartbreak as motivation

LOADED. FEU has has more than enough tools to contend for a UAAP championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Montalbo has 'mixed emotions' as he enters final UAAP season

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:04 PM

Some are saying that the Green Archers might miss the Final Four in the upcoming UAAP season, but the defensive-minded cog doesn't buy into that

SWAN SONG. Kib Montalbo will lead the Green Archers in his final UAAP season. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler


FEU’s Arvin Tolentino wants Mamba, Westbrook mentality

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The FEU standout is all set to adapt the mindset of NBA icons Kobe Bryant and Russell Westbrook in the Tamaraws’ UAAP campaign

INTENSE. FEU’s Arvin Tolentino vows to come out more aggressive this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thirdy motivated by chance to tie Kiefer’s record in Ateneo

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena has a shot at tying his brother's UAAP title record, but says the Blue Eagles have a whole lot work to do

MUCH IMPROVED. Even after a Finals MVP run, Thirdy Ravena thinks he's in better form this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Young Joe Silva looks to turn UE program around

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:36 PM

New UE coach Joe Silva may just be the man for the job as the Red Warriors try to rebuild the squad

FRESH START. Philip Manalang and the UE Red Warriors hope to soar with new coach Joe Silva. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

How far will UP go? ‘Champions,’ says Juan Gomez De Liaño

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Expectations are high for the UP Fighting Maroons, who will field their best UAAP lineup in years

CONFIDENT. The UP Maroons led by (from left) Juan Gomez De Liaño, Jun Manzo and Paul Desiderio believe they have the tools to go all the way. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler