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UAAP beach volleyball: UST on track in double title defense

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The UST beach volleyball teams remain undefeated in the UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball tournament

TITLE DEFENSE. UST's Babylove Barbon powers the Golden Tigresses to a perfect 7-0 record at the end of the eliminations. Photo from release

LOOK: Cute chibi GIFs show you how to cheer for your favorite UAAP teams

Sep 08, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Save these GIFs and use it to show your school spirit in UAAP Season 82

[OPINION] Winning and losing with grace

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:56 AM

'We have lost with grace, and though painful that is part of one’s education. We have to accept the pain, and grieve for healing takes a little time'

Rappler Talk Sports: Ateneo Lady Eagles on UAAP title return

May 28, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Ateneo Lady Eagles Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon and head coach Oliver Almadro drop by the Rappler office on Tuesday, May 28 at 3 pm

'Fake news': Okumu stays as U.P. women's volleyball head coach

May 28, 2019 - 12:23 PM

UP Lady Maroons head coach Godfrey Okumu debunks rumors that he had been removed from his post

STAYING. Godfrey Okumu continues to train and recruit players for the UP women's volleyball team. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Not just UAAP queens, Ateneo Lady Eagles also Twitter champions

May 22, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Four Lady Eagles claim spots in the list of top 5 mentioned players on Twitter during the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball finals

TWEET GALORE. (From left to right) Ateneo's Jules Samonte, Kat Tolentino, Bea de Leon, and Maddie Madayag, and UST's Sisi Rondina were the most talked about players on Twitter in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball finals. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler and Josh Albelda/Rappler


Graduating Rondina tells Tigresses: 'Love UST the way I love UST'

May 19, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Although UST suffered another UAAP finals heartbreak, high-leaping star Sisi Rondina says the Tigresses should stay the course

LEAVING A LEGEND. Sisi Rondina leaves a big imprint on the UST Golden Tigresses. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Ravena kuyas elated as bunso Dani joins championship lineage

May 19, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Dani Ravena plays a key role as the Ateneo Lady Eagles are crowned UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball queens

RUNS IN THE FAMILY. Dani Ravena replicates what her brothers accomplished as she helps bring a UAAP title to Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Kat Tolentino 'signing off' from Ateneo after winning first title

May 19, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The 6-foot-3 Filipino-Canadian still has one playing year left with the Ateneo Lady Eagles, but it seems like she is not returning for another season

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. If ever, Kat Tolentino will leave the UAAP proud as a champion. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UST coach sees silver lining despite UAAP volleyball finals heartbreak

May 19, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Improving from 7th to 2nd place, the UST Golden Tigresses have accomplished so much in Season 81

PASSING THE TORCH. Eye Laure is expected to lead the UST Golden Tigresses as Sisi Rondina graduates. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Finals MVP Bea de Leon completes redemption with a crown

May 18, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Ateneo's chest-pounding captain feels glad that she decided to play one more year for the Lady Eagles

RIDING HIGH. The Lady Eagles give Bea de Leon a victory ride after the Ateneo captain bagged the Finals MVP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo gets last laugh after title win: 'People counted us out'

May 18, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Looking back, Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro says the Lady Eagles needed the Game 1 loss and the warranted doubt to push their title drive

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

#LiveTheDreamAteneo trends worldwide as Ateneo captures UAAP volleyball crown

May 18, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Fans also tweet their appreciation for graduating players, including team captain and Finals MVP Bea de Leon

Ateneo breaks UST’s heart, reclaims UAAP volleyball crown

May 18, 2019 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Banking on what they do best, the Ateneo Lady Eagles dominate the UST Golden Tigresses to recapture the title after 4 seasons

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Finals Game 3

May 17, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles and the UST Golden Tigresses go at it one last time for the UAAP crown

No regrets for MVP Rondina after losing in front of family

May 16, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Sisi Rondina's family finally sees how the UST star gets showered with so much love and support on court, win or lose

GRATEFUL. The Tigresses may have failed to wrap up the title series, but Sisi Rondina still feels grateful that her family from Cebu finally gets to watch her play. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Another Ravena rises as Dani impresses in Ateneo must-win

May 15, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Sophomore libero Dani Ravena steps up big time as Ateneo forces a UAAP championship decider against UST

KEY COG. Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro and the Lady Eagles get a huge boost from Dani Ravena. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo stays alive vs UST, forces title rubbermatch

May 15, 2019 - 6:36 PM

(UPDATED) Rediscovering their fire, the Ateneo Lady Eagles make sure there’s no championship party yet for the UST Golden Tigresses

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU sweeps FEU for back-to-back men’s volleyball titles

May 15, 2019 - 3:03 PM

MVP Bryan Bagunas ends his UAAP stint in the best way possible after powering the Bulldogs to a second straight championship

STILL ON TOP. Bryan Bagunas and the NU Bulldogs complete a title series sweep of the FEU Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Finals Game 2

May 14, 2019 - 4:29 PM

Looking to become the new volleyball queens, the UST Tigresses try to finish off the Ateneo Lady Eagles for good in Game 2 on Wednesday, May 15

UST, Ateneo supporters working to bring Sisi Rondina family for Game 2

May 12, 2019 - 7:05 PM

It's not just for the star Tigress, though, as the families of veterans Alina Bicar and Dimdim Pacres are also set to witness them play live

WITHIN ARM'S REACH. Sisi Rondina is one win away from her first UAAP indoor volleyball championship. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


MVP mode: Rondina laser-focused in straight-set drubbing of Ateneo

May 11, 2019 - 8:07 PM

The Queen Tigress leaves no doubt she deserves to win the league’s highest individual honor

ROARING RONDINA. UST skipper Sisi Rondina shows the feisty form that rubs off on the rest of the Tigresses. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST stuns Ateneo in straight sets, nears 1st title in a decade

May 11, 2019 - 5:43 PM

(UPDATED) An unstoppable Sisi Rondina powers the UST Growling Tigresses to a 1-0 series lead over the Ateneo Lady Eagles in the UAAP women’s volleyball finals

NU a win away from 2nd straight UAAP men's volley crown

May 11, 2019 - 3:06 PM

The NU Bulldogs rally past the FEU Tamaraws to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three title series

TOP DOG. Bryan Bagunas and the Bulldogs quickly recover their fiery form against the Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST strikes gold as Rondina bags MVP, Laure nets Rookie of the Year

May 10, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Even before the UAAP title series kicks off, the UST Golden Tigresses get a couple of good news

TWIN WINS. UST stars Sisi Rondina and Eya Laure capture this season’s top individual awards. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Finals Game 1

May 10, 2019 - 3:57 PM

A historic championship battle unfolds on Saturday, May 11, as Ateneo and UST fight for the women's volleyball crown for the first time

GAME SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 81 Women's Volleyball Finals

May 09, 2019 - 9:59 AM

A new champion will be crowned as Ateneo and UST battle in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball best-of-three finals series

Graduating Ateneo cast kept the faith in season-saving win

May 08, 2019 - 8:02 PM

'We didn’t entertain the thought that it was our last game. We knew and we trusted that this is really for us,' says Ateneo captain Bea de Leon

 Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo outlasts FEU, books UAAP title showdown vs UST

May 08, 2019 - 5:43 PM

(UPDATED) After missing last year’s finale, the Lady Eagles return to the championship round following a four-set disposal of the Lady Tamaraws in the do-or-die semis

FIERY. Maddie Madayag lets out a yell as Ateneo averts a Final Four upset against a gritty FEU side. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs FEU - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Final Four Game 2

May 07, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Ateneo and FEU fight for the last championship berth on Wednesday, May 8

Super rookie Laure leads UST to first finals in 8 seasons

May 06, 2019 - 1:20 PM

UST ends La Salle's 10-year finals streak in UAAP women's volleyball with the power-hitting Eya Laure rising to the occasion

NO PAIN, NO GAIN. Eya Laure plays through an injured left knee to send the UST Golden Tigresses back to the finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


De Jesus thanks graduating Des Cheng for leading La Salle

May 05, 2019 - 10:47 PM

'Para sa akin ginawa naman niya yung sa side niya kung ano yung dapat sa team, sa abot ng kaya niya,' La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus on captain Des Cheng

FAREWELL. A tearful Des Cheng wraps up her five-year UAAP stint. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST downs La Salle dynasty, nails first title berth in 8 seasons

May 05, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Golden Tigresses dethrone the Lady Spikers in 5 sets to clinch the first UAAP championship berth

BACK AT IT. Eya Laure and the UST Tigresses get the job done against the La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU overpowers Adamson for 7th straight UAAP men's volleyball finals

May 05, 2019 - 3:03 PM

The Bulldogs set the second longest finals streak in UAAP volleyball behind the La Salle Lady Spikers' 10 consecutive trips

TOO POWERFUL. NU makes quick work of Adamson to return to the finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Ateneo mum after shock loss to FEU

May 05, 2019 - 12:35 AM

The No. 1 Lady Eagles hope to clinch a UAAP championship berth in their second try on Wednesday, May 8

STUNNER. The No. 1 Ateneo Lady Eagles bow to the FEU Lay Tamaraws in a five-set nail-biter. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU's graduating Guino-o savors season-saving win: 'Di pa kami tapos'

May 04, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Heather Guino-o and the FEU Lady Tamaraws prove yet again to be the queens of the long game this season

ONE MORE. Heather Guino-o and the FEU Lady Tamaraws move within a win of a return trip to the UAAP Finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: UST vs DLSU - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Final Four

May 04, 2019 - 7:45 PM

UST vies for its first championship berth in 8 seasons versus defending champion La Salle on Sunday, May 5

FEU stuns No. 1 Ateneo, forces do-or-die for UAAP title berth

May 04, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The FEU Lady Tamaraws stay alive after outlasting the Ateneo Lady Eagles in a five-set thriller

FIGHTING FORM. Jerrili Malabanan and the FEU Lady Tamaraws take the floor undaunted against the top-ranked Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU takes down Ateneo to reach UAAP men's volleyball finals

May 04, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The Tamaraws end a six-year finals drought with a four-set win over the Blue Eagles in the Final Four

BACK AT IT. The FEU Tamaraws are back in the UAAP men's volleyball finals for the first time since 2013. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


The leading men of UAAP women's volleyball

May 03, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Before the standout spikers take the floor, let’s put the spotlight on this season's Final Four coaches

TOP MINDS. It’s a battle of strategies when Final Four coaches (from left) George Pascua of FEU, UST’s Kung Fu Reyes, Ateneo’s Oliver Almadro, and La Salle’s Ramil de Jesus duke it out this weekend. Photo release

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs FEU - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Final Four

May 03, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Top-ranked Ateneo shoots for the first championship berth against No. 4 FEU on Saturday, May 4

GAME SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Final Four

May 02, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Expect the last 4 teams standing to go all out as they battle for UAAP championship berths

Relentless Rondina praises UST young guns in La Salle stunner

May 01, 2019 - 7:51 PM

As UST bids to dethrone La Salle, captain Sisi Rondina vows to lead her young teammates in the Final Four

ALL OUT. Sisi Rondina takes her leadership role to heart. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST stuns La Salle, seizes twice-to-beat semis bonus

May 01, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The UST Tigresses clinch the twice-to-beat Final Four advantage for the first time after 8 seasons

STEADY. Sisi Rondina and the UST Tigresses stay poised in the crucial playoff duel against the La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle, UST dispute twice-to-beat semis bonus

May 01, 2019 - 12:47 PM

The defending champion Lady Spikers and the Tigresses clash in a playoff for the No. 2 spot and the last Final Four incentive

ANYBODY’S GAME. La Salle and UST head into the playoff with even chances. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

De Jesus rues La Salle's reliance on super rookie Dela Cruz

Apr 30, 2019 - 12:00 AM

The Lady Spikers miss a chance of securing the twice-to-beat Final Four bonus and will now play the UST Golden Tigresses in a playoff for 2nd place

WE NOT ME. La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus says the Lady Spikers need a team effort to win games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Ateneo coach Almadro heaps praises on graduating UE cast

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The tactician lauds the Lady Warriors for pushing the Lady Eagles to be better

RESPECT EARNED. Six players will leave the lair of the UE Lady Warriors knowing they put up a fight in UAAP Season 81. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


FEU endures 5-set thriller, relegates La Salle to playoff for 2nd

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Heather Guino-o delivers down the stretch as the FEU Lady Tamaraws play spoiler in the La Salle Lady Spikers' hopes for a twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four

BIG WIN. Heather Guino-o and the FEU Lady Tamaraws pull off a massive triumph. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Ateneo locks up 1st seed with sweep of UE in UAAP volleyball

Apr 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Kat Tolentino shows the way for the Ateneo Lady Eagles, who set up a Final Four date with the FEU Lady Tamaraws

DOMINANT. Kat Tolentino and the Ateneo Lady Eagles wrap up their elimination round campaign with a resounding sweep. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Ateneo, La Salle vying to put lock on top 2 spots in UAAP volleyball

Apr 28, 2019 - 12:48 PM

The Lady Eagles look to secure their number one ranking while the Lady Spikers seek to seal the twice-to-beat bonus

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Ateneo and La Salle get into business for their final elimination round games in UAAP Season 81. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler