UAAP Season 82 - updates

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LIVE UPDATES: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Finals 2019 Game 1

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:11 PM

A well-rested Ateneo Blue Eagles side battles a UST Growling Tigers crew that's ready to pounce

Winning and misery: 7 takeaways from the UST-UP battle

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Renzo Subido turns into a UST legend, the Aldin Ayo effect continues, rumors of a potential UP exodus swirl, plus all the hot buzz in the classic showdown

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After painful exit, Manzo wants UP to keep winning mindset

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Cebuano standout Jun Manzo says he’s just glad to witness the Maroons’ transformation from a perpetual cellar-dweller to a Final Four contender

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tigers target bigger upset: 'This is not our main goal'

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:35 PM

After stunning the UP Fighting Maroons, UST coach Aldin Ayo reminds his Tigers that their job is far from done

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Rody, Leni, Imee: Reality checks, courtesy of Rappler exclusives

Nov 14, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Infrastructure binge, deathless drug war, and photo-op with UP alumni

Kobe Paras embraces changed mindset in UAAP debut season

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:02 AM

After a stellar run ended in a heartbreak, UP stalwart Kobe Paras just wants to 'take a break and enjoy life'

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Subido turns dreams to reality as clutch shot lifts UST to finals

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:41 PM

'There’s pressure to perform, but I’ve already gone through a lot,' says Renzo Subido after draining the game-winning triple

GDLs future with UP in doubt after heartbreak exit vs UST

Nov 13, 2019 - 9:41 PM

'We couldn’t prove the haters wrong,' says UP stalwart Juan Gomez de Liaño

TRAGIC. Juan Gomez de Liaño gets consoled by temmates Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras after UP's heartbreaking loss to UST. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Tears and thrills as UST takes fight out of UP

Nov 13, 2019 - 8:37 PM

The UST Growling Tigers prove too strong for the UP Fighting Maroons yet again to advance to a title showdown against the Ateneo Blue Eagles

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST Tigers roar back to shock favored UP Maroons

Nov 13, 2019 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) The UST Growling Tigers overcame the twice-to-beat advantage of the UP Fighting Maroons to arrange a championship showdown against Ateneo

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: UP vs UST - UAAP Season 82 stepladder semifinals Game 2

Nov 12, 2019 - 3:03 PM

As the UP Fighting Maroons try to sneak their way back to the UAAP Finals, the UST Growling Tigers look to prove they're too good to stop

MVP Chabi Yo tips hat to ex-MVP Akhuetie for 'tough matchup'

Nov 11, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Soulemane Chabi Yo and UST have a chance to sweep UP and set up a UAAP finals date with Ateneo

CUT ABOVE THE REST. UAAP MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo continues to provide a steady presence for UST. Photo from UAAP


Juan GDL not focusing on UST win streak heading into do-or-die

Nov 11, 2019 - 2:51 PM

UST has swept UP in their 3 matches in UAAP Season 82, but the Fighting Maroons can get back at the Growling Tigers in the most important duel between them

BATTLE OF WILL. Juan Gomez de Liaño says the UP Fighting Maroons need to "want it more" in their do-or-die match against the UST Growling Tigers. Photo from UAAP


Rivero downplays LED punching incident in lopsided loss

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:57 PM

A frustrated Ricci Rivero injures his shooting hand after punching an LED screen

DISAPPOINTED. Ricci Rivero ends up hurting his right hand during the Maroons’ blowout loss to the Tigers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kobe Paras mum on subpar outing in UP blowout loss

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:35 PM

After a stellar run all season, UP star Kobe Paras winds up with just 9 points in his first UAAP playoff game

IN PHOTOS: UST vs UP – UAAP Season 82, semifinals

Nov 10, 2019 - 8:33 PM

UST forces a do-or-die game for the last UAAP Finals berth as the UP Maroons plunge to another loss against the Tigers

EARLY DOWNFALL. Rhenz Abando – who delivers 17 points, 7 boards and 3 blocks – fuels a hot UST start as Ricci Rivero and the Maroons dive into a double-digit hole early. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Staying alive: UST forces knockout semis duel vs UP

Nov 10, 2019 - 6:38 PM

UST proves too puzzling for UP yet again as the Growling Tigers force a winner-take-all match for the last UAAP Finals berth

Friends and foes: Ricci, Brent face off in UP-UST semis duel

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Even if their La Salle departure led them to different parts of the UAAP map, UP’s Ricci Rivero and UST’s Brent Paraiso remain tight

Sports wRap: Missing Wesley So, bracing for UP-UST

Nov 09, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani talk about chess whiz Wesley So and the blockbuster UP and UST semifinal showdown in the UAAP

HIGHLIGHTS: UP vs UST - UAAP Season 82 stepladder semifinals

Nov 09, 2019 - 4:33 PM

UP shoots for a return trip to the UAAP Finals against a UST side it has yet to beat this season

Not subjudice: UST-UP ribbing reaches Supreme Court

Nov 08, 2019 - 3:08 PM

UP alum Justice Marvic Leonen comes to the defense of the Fighting Maroons as Thomasian Chief Justice Peralta says, 'Walang laban ang UP'

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta (left) and Associate Justice Marvic Leonen (right)

Ebona rues Chabi Yo 'flop' caused early exit in final game

Nov 07, 2019 - 2:47 PM

FEU's Barkley Ebona admits that it's painful to end his collegiate career with an unceremonious exit

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‘Emotional’ Chabi Yo repays MVP chants with career-high game

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:48 PM

After towing UST back to the Final Four, Soulemane Chabi Yo gets a much deserved recognition

UAAP Season 82 Men's Basketball photo release: UST vs FEU stepladder

UST holds off FEU rally to move up UAAP stepladder semis

Nov 06, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Despite blowing a huge lead, the UST Growling Tigers eliminate the FEU Tamaraws to face the UP Maroons next

UST strikes gold as Chabi Yo named MVP, Nonoy top rookie

Nov 06, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Soulemane Chabi Yo and Mark Nonoy lead this UAAP season's top performers

KING TIGERS. Soulemane Chabi Yo and Mark Nonoy help key UST’s return to the Final Four. File photos

HIGHLIGHTS: FEU vs UST - UAAP Season 82 stepladder semifinals

Nov 05, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Expect a collision of styles as the FEU Tamaraws and the UST Growling Tigers fight for survival

UAAP Player of the Week Belangel blossoming for title-seeking Ateneo

Nov 04, 2019 - 2:37 PM

SJ Belangel comes up big as Ateneo seals the first 14-0 sweep and outright finals berth in UAAP seniors basketball since UE achieved the feat 12 years ago

BIG DREAMS. SJ Belangel says he is dedicating his fine play to his seniors to give them a fitting farewell. Photo from UAAP


Perasol rues 'immense weaknesses' as Ateneo schools UP

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:28 AM

After UP absorbed a double demolition against Ateneo, coach Bo Perasol admits the Maroons look too far behind

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Top stat-getters for UAAP Season 82

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Here are the statistical leaders – and likely MVP contenders – at the end of the UAAP men's basketball elimination round

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball semis, finals

Oct 31, 2019 - 5:39 PM

The last 4 teams standing fight for the UAAP men's basketball crown starting with a stepladder semifinals

SHOWDOWN. Soulemane Chabi Yo and the UST Growling Tigers look to pull off another upset in the title series versus the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda

LOOK: UAAP Season 82 stepladder semifinals

Oct 31, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Which team gets to challenge the Ateneo Blue Eagles for the UAAP men's basketball crown?

TITLE HOPEFUL. Juan Gomenz de Liaño and the Maroons look to arrange another championship series against the Blue Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Will Navarro bounces back from concussion with perfect game

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:51 PM

After a head injury scare, Will Navarro delivers double-digit numbers on a perfect shooting clip

FOCUSED. Will Navarro says the title goal remains clear for the Blua Eagles. Photo release

Baldwin calls Eagles 'hardest-practicing team' he's coached in 40 years

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Call them too methodical or even robotic, but for Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin, it takes a lot of heart to build an efficient team

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Danding Cojuangco likely to step down as chief La Salle backer

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:38 PM

As La Salle misses out on the Final Four for the second straight season, the Green Archers may also lose a key supporter

END OF THE ROAD. Andrei Caracut and the Green Archers wind up at 5th place. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FINALS-BOUND: Ateneo completes rare sweep after UP drubbing

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Mighty Ateneo clinches an outright UAAP title berth after capping a perfect 14-0 elimination run with a rout of UP

UNTOUCHABLE. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Jarin to take 'step back' from coaching after decade-worst season

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:33 PM

'I take all the blame,' says NU coach Jamike Jarin after another rough season with the Bulldogs

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle destroys hapless Adamson to end failed season

Oct 30, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Out of the Final Four for the second straight season, La Salle makes sure to wrap up its campaign with a big triumph

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UE pushes NU to 10-year worst record

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Rey Suerte and the UE Red Warriors close out their campaign on a winning note

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Rivero embraces defensive role in Maroons’ Final Four return

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:22 AM

As UP tries to clear one last hurdle in the elimination round, Ricci Rivero makes the most out of his new tasks in the loaded Maroons roster

NEW ROLE. Ricci Rivero knows his place in the star-studded UP squad. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ravena emphasizes need for strong start vs cardiac-gaming UP

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:27 AM

‘Business is not done,’ says Thirdy Ravena as Ateneo targets a 14-0 sweep of the UAAP elimination round

GAME FACE. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena says there should be no room for complacency. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UP - UAAP Season 82 round 2

Oct 29, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Mighty Ateneo shoots for a 14-0 elimination sweep but a UP side riding on momentum plans to play spoiler

Byrd praises Serrano's heart despite crucial miss vs UP

Oct 28, 2019 - 11:32 PM

La Salle consultant Jermaine Byrd says he will never blame Encho Serrano, who missed the shot that would have kept the Green Archers' Final Four bid alive

BOUNCE BACK. Encho Serrano has earned the respect and admiration of La Salle consultant Jermaine Byrd. Photo from UAAP


Ayo lauds UST rookies as Tigers end Final Four drought

Oct 28, 2019 - 8:24 PM

The Tigers return to the Final Four for the first time in 4 years after winning 3 more games than last season

SEMIFINALS-BOUND. Aldin Ayo works his magic as the UST Growling Tigers avoid an early vacation. Photo from UAAP


UAAP Player of the Week Manzo making every game count for UP

Oct 28, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Jun Manzo steers the ship as the UP Fighting Maroons sail towards history with its second straight Final Four appearance

PLAYOFF BONUS. Jun Manzo and the UP Fighting Maroons clinch the twice-to-beat incentive heading into the Final Four. Photo from UAAP


Paras grateful Maroons stepped up in twice-to-beat clincher

Oct 27, 2019 - 10:18 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons nail the No. 2 spot and the semifinal bonus for the first time in the Final Four era

Photo release

IN PHOTOS: UP vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 27, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Check out some photos of the heart-stopping showdown that propels UP back to the Final Four and boots out La Salle

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP eliminates La Salle, clinches Final Four twice-to-beat

Oct 27, 2019 - 6:41 PM

In another cardiac contest, the UP Fighting Maroons survive a La Salle fightback to secure the No. 2 spot and the semifinal bonus

THRILLER. Kobe Paras and the Maroons put an end to Jamie Malonzo and the Green Archers' Final Four hopes. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU downs UE to clinch 7th straight Final Four appearance

Oct 27, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Propped up by a superior quotient, the FEU Tamaraws secure a spot in the semifinals

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST keeps twice-to-beat hopes alive after crucial win vs Adamson

Oct 26, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Challenged all game, the UST Tigers outlast the also-ran Adamson Falcons to stay in the hunt for the No. 2 spot

Photo release

After concussion scare, Ateneo's Navarro likely back vs UP

Oct 26, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Barely remembering the day he sustained a head injury, Will Navarro thinks he’s ready to take the floor again when Ateneo goes for an elimination sweep

GOOD TO GO. Will Navarro gears up for Ateneo's showdown versus UP. Photo release