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UAAP plans to make 3x3 a regular event

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:32 PM

'Season 81 3x3 did not lack in star power. The UAAP is definitely looking at making 3x3 a regular event,' says the league's executive director Rebo Saguisag

STAR-STUDDED. Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena makes solid impact in the UAAP 3x3 competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU crowned UAAP juniors king after sweep of Ateneo

Feb 22, 2019 - 5:44 PM

The NU Bullpups dethrone the Ateneo Blue Eaglets after completing a sweep of the UAAP juniors basketball championship series

DOMINANT. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets throw everything they have but stll can't find a way to stop Cyril Gonzales and the NU Bullpups. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU outguns Ateneo in Game 1 of UAAP juniors finals rematch

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Playing in their eighth straight final series, the National University Bullpups are now just one win away from their first title since 2016

DOWN THE DRAIN. Kai Sotto's double-double effort couldn't lift Ateneo past NU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ricky Dandan resigns as Dyip coach, set to return to UP

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Dandan jumps out of Columbian Dyip after a losing 4-7 record

RETURN. After 5 years, Ricky Dandan returns to UP to assist Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol for the upcoming Season 81. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Include Adamson among schools targetting the 'free' Ricci Rivero

Apr 05, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Adamson coach Franz Pumaren on recruiting Ricci Rivero to Adamson: 'I’d be a hypocrite if I tell you I’m not interested'

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ricci Rivero announces exit from DLSU

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:34 AM

It is still uncertain where Rivero will be taking his talents to

UNCERTAINTY. Ricci Rivero confirms exit from De La Salle University, but has not announced the next step of his career. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Former head coach Jarin foretold Kiefer Ravena's greatness since juniors days

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The Phenom's story dates back to the time when he was the first 13-year-old in the Ateneo Blue Eaglets' UAAP roster

THE PHENOM. Former Blue Eaglets head coach Jamike Jarin recalls how he helped raise a Phenom in Philippine Basketball who has finally taken his career to the pros. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SJ Belangel to stay 'home,' join Ateneo Blue Eagles

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Belangel follows the footsteps of Matt Nieto and Jolo Mendoza

FUTURE. SJ Belangel is set to fill in the shoes of Matt Nieto in the future. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ricci Rivero addresses rumors, shows drug test results

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) Rivero defends himself from drug abuse speculations and rumors of him accepting money from gay benefactors

NEGATIVE. Ricci Rivero's drug test results confirm that he was tested negative. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Reigning UAAP Juniors MVP CJ Cansino commits to UST Growling Tigers

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:55 PM

While Cansino's juniors career abruptly came to an end, his career as a UST Tiger is apparently just about to begin

COMMITTED. UAAP Jrs. MVP Cj Cansiño poses with UST head coach Aldin Ayo. Photo from Twitter (@AyoAV_official)

CJ Cansino wants Final 4 more: 'Kung MVP, ako lang yung masaya'

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:24 PM

The UST Tiger Cubs face Adamson Baby Falcons in a do-or-die for a spot in the UAAP Jrs Final 4

SELFLESS. Cj Cansino would rather take a final 4 spot rather than have an MVP award all to himself. Photo from Instagram (@cjcansino27)

NCAA Jrs. MVP Will Gozum commits to UP Fighting Maroons

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:26 PM

The current NCAA Juniors MVP of the Mapua Red Robins will join former UAAP Juniors MVP and fellow Gilas 2023 poolmate Juan Gomez de Liano in a stacked UP lineup

Blue Eaglets remain undefeated, Baby Tams slip past Baby Falcons

Jan 27, 2018 - 4:50 PM

The UST Tiger Cubs and the FEU Baby Tams break free of the 3-way tie

DOMINATION. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets remain undefeated in the UAAP Juniors Basketball tournament. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP voids NU Bullpups 1st round win over UE Junior Warriors

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:46 PM

NU is reported to have fielded an ineligible player

Fil-Am Jordan Bartlett leaves NU Bulldogs

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:58 AM

Jordan Bartlett completes one UAAP season with the National University Bulldogs

GOING HOME. Bartlett donned the #22 jersey in his stint with the NU Bulldogs in UAAP Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST officially welcomes Ayo as Tigers head coach

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:54 PM

UST cites Ayo's emphasis on prioritizing a student-athlete balance and approval of the university's 'modest salary' as reasons for hiring him

OFFICIAL. Aldin Ayo is now the UST Growling Tigers' new head coach. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Louie Gonzales officially appointed as new Green Archers coach

Jan 04, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Louie Gonzales previously served as DLSU’s deputy head coach and an assistant coach for the Colegio San Juan de Letran Knights, both under Aldin Ayo

HEAD ARCHER. Louie Gonzales will officially take over head coaching duties after the departure of Aldin Ayo. Photo from Gonzales' Facebook

UST 'in talks' to bring in DLSU’s Aldin Ayo as head coach - reports

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Reports circulate that Aldin Ayo could be headed to España Boulevard

HEADING OUT. Aldin Ayo is reportedly heading to UST after two seasons as head coach of the DLSU Green Archers. File photo by Eduardo Solo/Rappler

2 cops, 6 others arrested for being Ateneo-La Salle game scalpers

Dec 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The 8 alleged scalpers were selling tickets worth P3,500 for a total of P22,500, according to the Quezon City Police District

PAY MORE TO WATCH. Cops seize the tickets suspects were supposed to sell. Sourced photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 23, 2017

Nov 23, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

BJMP Acting Chief Deogracias Tapayan (left), QCPD Chief PCSupt Guillermo Eleazar (right) along with PDEA officials led the destruction of confiscated contrabands from a series of Greyhound Operations as part of the Oplan Linis Piitan in line with the president war on drugs campaign. The event was held at the BJMP NHQ in Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City on on October 24, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

La Salle's Ben Mbala set to bag his 2nd straight MVP title

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The monstrous numbers of the Green Archer secure his back-to-back MVP award

BACK-TO-BACK. Ben Mbala continues to be the best player in the league. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Growling Tigers snatch first win on their last S80 game against UE

Nov 12, 2017 - 2:29 PM

UST avoids ending Season 80 with a forgettable 0-14 record

Fighting Maroons eliminate Bulldogs from final 4 contention

Nov 11, 2017 - 4:21 PM

It is Matt Salem's and J-jay Alejandro's last game in the UAAP

SO CLOSE. The playoff for a final 4 berth is a stone throw away for the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kai Sotto's double-double powers Eaglets in drubbing Baby Falcons

Nov 11, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Kai Sotto and SJ Belangel lead the Blue Eaglets to their first victory of the season

The UAAP Season 80 Graduation Honor Roll

Nov 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Jayjay Alejandro of NU, Ron Dennison of FEU, and Rob Manalang of Adamson conclude their final UAAP season in exemplary fashion

TOP OF THE CLASS. Rob Manalang of Adamson, Jayjay Alejandro of NU, Ron Dennison of FEU

'Kaya pa': Graduating NU Bulldog Jayjay Alejandro not going quietly into the night

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:37 PM

The Bulldogs played with heart and determination to fend off the Tamaraws

GRIT AND GRIND. Alejandro just wants to make it to final 4 and see their team captain Matt Salem play again. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blue Eagles lock down the Fighting Maroons to remain undefeated

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The Fighting Maroons still have a chance of making it to the final 4 due to FEU's loss to NU in the first game

COME FROM BEHIND. Isaac Go made back-to-back threes for the Blue Eagles to highlight their 14-2 run in the fourth. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Resilient Bulldogs keep final 4 hopes burning, defeat hot shooting Tamaraws

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The Bulldogs stay within final 4 contention while the Tamaraws still need to fight for the 4th seed spot

RESILIENCY. The Bulldogs came from behind to stay within final 4 reach. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson's Papi Sarr goes from cellar-dweller to 2nd-straight Final 4

Nov 05, 2017 - 9:29 PM

'In my first year, I [didn’t go] to the Final 4, so I’m just trying to enjoy anytime – any practice, anywhere,' says the Cameroonian big man

PROUD. Papi Sarr was a witness to Adamson's dark past. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Falcons clinch Final 4 berth as UP hopes dwindle

Nov 05, 2017 - 6:47 PM

The Soaring Falcons' second-half offense locks in their solo 3rd spot in the Final 4

3RD SEED. The Adamson Soaring Falcons are a part of the Season 80 Final 4 with La Salle and Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU Tamaraws end 2-game skid, eliminate UE Red Warriors

Nov 05, 2017 - 4:23 PM

The Tamaraws keep the fire burning for a Final 4 spot

Green Archers send Bulldogs to brink of elimination

Nov 04, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The Green Archers are on a 6-game winning streak after beating the Bulldogs

WINNING MOMENTUM. The Green Archers hope to ride on their winning momentum before they face the undefeated Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'No disrespect meant' by late dunk from Blue Eagles rookie Mallilin

Nov 04, 2017 - 6:42 PM

'Definitely the last thing we wanted to do was insult our opponents who we respect,' says Ateneo Blue Eagles Assistant Coach Sandy Arespacochaga

NO DISRESPECT. Rookie Troy Mallillin's last second dunk meant no disrespect to the winless Growling Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blue Eagles fortify hold on top spot after win vs UST

Nov 04, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The Blue Eagles pull away from a close third quarter to remain undefeated

FORTIFIED. The Ateneo Blue Eagles continue to seal their spot on top of the standings. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Double time for NU Bulldogs to stay in final 4 contention

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The Bulldogs have to put their misfortunes aside. They will be facing the defending champions next on Saturday, November 4.

ONE MAN DOWN. J-jay Alejandro struggles to keep his team up during the Adamson game with Matt Salem down with dengue. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Falcons prevail over NU Bulldogs to seal solo 3rd spot

Oct 29, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The Soaring Falcons survive the Bulldogs' fourth quarter run to hold on to victory

SOLO 3RD. The Adamson Soaring Falcons are now in sole possession of third place in the Season 80 standings. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Green Archers once again dominate Growling Tigers in lopsided fashion

Oct 29, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The Green Archers reset the record for the biggest blowout win this season, defeating UST by 35 points

DOMINANCE. At one point DLSU led by 42 points against the still winless UST Growling Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Desiderio gets last laugh on good friend Dennison: 'Ako naman yung Dennison stopper'

Oct 28, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Paul Desiderio never stopped shooting despite struggling from the field, and his persistence paid off with a game-winning 3-pointer

FRIENDLY RIVALRY. In their final meeting in college, Paul Desiderio turns the tables on Ron Dennison. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Desiderio's game-winning triple keeps UP alive in thriller against FEU

Oct 28, 2017 - 6:34 PM

Desiderio's triple with 1.1 seconds left in the game seals the win for UP

CLUTCH. The Fighting Maroons best the Tamaraws with their final frame heroics. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles clinch twice-to-beat in their biggest blowout win of the season

Oct 28, 2017 - 4:02 PM

This is the Blue Eagles' biggest blowout win of 24 points in the UAAP Season 80

Ahanmisi, Sarr lead Falcons to soar over Growling Tigers

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Papi Sarr and Jerrick Ahanmisi save the Falcons from an upset

CLOSE CALL. The Soaring Falcons almost suffered an upset by the Growling Tigers.

Alvin Pasaol on defense of MVP Ben Mbala: 'Not bad'

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Alvin Pasaol fails to repeat his 49-point outing against the Green Archers

NOT BAD. Alvin Pasaol still puts up 23 points despite being guarded by Ben Mbala. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU stand-in coach Danny Ildefonso sees the game different on the sidelines

Oct 22, 2017 - 6:55 PM

San Miguel Beermen legend Danny Ildefonso makes his coaching debut for the suspended Jamike Jarin

44 points. Gaye and Salem scored 22 points apiece to crush the Growling Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Red Warriors' win sets back UP's chances for a final four berth

Oct 22, 2017 - 6:36 PM

The Fighting Maroons' loss decreases their chances of making to the final four

THIRD WIN. The Red Warriors improve their standings to 3-7 in the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gaye, Salem lift NU Bulldogs over winless Growling Tigers

Oct 22, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The Growling Tigers fall to 0-10 on the season

DOMINANCE. Issa Gaye and Matt Salem break out to help the Bulldogs improve their record. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blue Eagles secure final four spot in last period comeback vs Tamaraws

Oct 21, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The Blue Eagles head into the final frame trailing for the first time, but they come up big to emerge victorious

10-0. Blue Eagles' fourth quarter comeback allows them to secure a final four spot. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo’s Dan Angelo Wong wins inaugural UAAP JBL 3-point shootout

Oct 21, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Wong shot 22 triples in the preliminary round then fired another 17 shots in the final round

INAUGURAL. Dan Angelo Wong of Ateneo de Manila University is the first winner of the UAAP-JBL 3-point shootout. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler.

Green Archers survive Falcons' threat to second seed standing

Oct 21, 2017 - 4:23 PM

Andrei Caracut's triple in the fourth quarter pins the lead for the Green Archers to win the game

SURVIVAL. The Green Archers rally back from a first quarter deficit to best the Adamson Falcons once again. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Blue Eagles' 4th quarter heroics over NU keep unbeaten record alive

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:35 PM

J-jay Alejandro sparks a scare that the Blue Eagles fend off in the final frame

ALIVE. The Blue Eagles's undefeated record is still alive and well. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson ends UE's two-game winning streak

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:08 PM

The Adamson Falcons' balanced team effort overpowers the UE Red Warriors

COMEBACK. The Adamson Falcons bounce back from Ateneo loss to take the win from the Red Warriors. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler