UP Fighting Maroons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kobe, Jordan rule UAAP preseason showcase

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:12 PM

UP's Kobe Paras bags the slam dunk title as La Salle's Jordan Bartlett captures the 1-on-1 crown

STANDOUT. New UP recruit Kobe Paras nearly clinches a double UAAP gold. Photo by Keith Magcaling/Rappler

UP Maroons leave for Serbia camp

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:30 PM

State U coach Bo Perasol expects the Maroons to be tested hard in the two-week Novi Sad training

GETTING READY. The UP Maroons hope the overseas training will boost their UAAP campaign. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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Jul 11, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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Kobe Paras out to make 'own wave' in UP

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The son of former PBA superstar Benjie Paras says he did not join UP just to follow the footsteps of his father

Kobe Paras joins UP Fighting Maroons

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) The Gilas cadet will suit up for the Maroons in Season 82 of the UAAP men's basketball tournament

DLSU silences Ricci Rivero-led Fighting Maroons

Jun 26, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The Green Archers advance to the semis while the Fighting Maroons fall out of Final 4 contention

NOT ENOUGH. Fighting Maroon Ricci Rivero has been averaging 30 points in his first wo games, but hasn't led his team to a win. Photo from press release.

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

UP Fighting Maroons ink sponsorship deal with multinational corporation 3M

May 29, 2018 - 7:12 PM

'We believe that the UP Men’s Basketball Team is talent worth investing in', says 3M Philippines President and Managing Director Ariel Lacsamana

BRIGHT FUTURE. The UP Men's Basketball team steamrolls through its eventful offseason with another positive outcome. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

After recruiting Ricci Rivero to UP, Juan GDL is pumped for Maroons’ future

May 21, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'I feel really excited that Ricci joined our program. He could spread the floor. He can play multiple positions. I enjoy playing with him a lot,' says teammate and friend Juan Gomez de Liaño

BACKCOURT DUO. From Gilas, Juan Gomez de Liaño and Ricci Rivero team up for the UP Fighting Maroons. Gomez de Liaño photo from his Facebook Page and Rivero photo from his Twitter account

Aldin Ayo welcomes Ricci Rivero move, says UP transfer good for the league

May 18, 2018 - 11:03 PM

The 6-foot-1 high-flying guard's former La Salle coach says the decision hardly surprised him

BEST WISHES. Coach Aldin Ayo wishes his former ward the best of luck. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Supportive UP community' seals deal for Ricci Rivero

May 18, 2018 - 6:14 PM

UP coach Bo Perasol says the former La Salle standout has the 'skill, work ethic, and character' the Maroons need

Ricci Rivero joins the UP Fighting Maroons

May 18, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The former La Salle standout averaged 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals in his final season with the Green Archers

THE DECISION. Leaving all controversies behind, Ricci Rivero makes the jump from La Salle to University of the Philippines. File photo

Gilas cadets crash anew in FilOil Cup, give up late rally to UP Maroons

May 08, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Bo Perasol rests King Maroon Paul Desiderio for the evening

TURMOIL. The Gilas cadets crash to their 4th loss in the Filoil Flying V Preaseason Cup. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perasol always ready to lend UP stars Desiderio, Gomez de Liaño to Gilas

May 07, 2018 - 6:31 PM

It's more important to serve the country first, said the Fighting Maroons head coach

DOULE DUTY. Juan Gomez de Liaño (left) and Paul Desiderio play for both the UP Fighting Maroons and the Gilas cadets in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Are the Maroons the Ceres of the UAAP?

May 04, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Coach Anto Gonzales' undefeated State U team stands a class ahead of the field

UP HIGH. The UP Fighting Maroons bag their second UAAP men’s football title in 3 years. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

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

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

UP Maroons plan to hold training camp in China, and probably the U.S.

Apr 04, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Head coach Bo Perasol says his Fighting Maroons have a full schedule in preparation for UAAP Season 81

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Will Gozum chases a dream for UP with friends Gomez de Liano brothers

Feb 06, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The 6-foot-7 Gozum resists invitations to play for NU and UST to reunite with high school buddies brothers Juan and Javi Gomez de Liano

CHASING A DREAM. Will Gozum (left) and high school buddies Gomez de Lianos brothers were buddies dream of playing together with a champion team in college. Photos from their Facebook pages.

Outgoing UP captain Andrew Harris happy to leave behind a winning culture

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:44 PM

'UP’s gonna be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come,' says Andrew Harris

DEPARTURE. The UP Fighting Maroons captain Andrew Harris caps off his final year with the team with a victory over the Bulldogs. Photo from Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

In redemption win, 6-foot-7 small forward Mbala shuts down Desiderio

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Ben Mbala has a field day against UP's star player, registering 27 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in just 28 minutes

MISMATCH. Ben Mbala switched to the small forward position to shut down Paul Desiderio, who managed just 7 points on 2-of-13 shooting. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Green Archers exact revenge on Fighting Maroons with blowout win

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:19 PM

The DLSU Green Archers get their payback against the UP Fighting Maroons with a 23-point blowout win

BEST SERVED COLD. The Green Archers made sure there would be no shocking upsets today. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sweet-shooting Jaboneta leads UP’s 'Cebuano Connection' in close win against UST

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Jaboneta tallies his career-high of 12 points in 18 minutes with a perfect 4/4 from beyond the arc

THANKFUL. Jaboneta thanks Coach Bo Perasol for a chance to start for the first time in the UAAP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP breaks 3-game losing streak vs winless UST

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Jun Manzo splits his charities to win the game for the Fighting Maroons with a two-point lead

VICTORY. The UP Fighting Maroons break their 3-game losing streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

New hairdos can't stop UP Fighting Maroons downward spiral

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:36 PM

From ranking as high as second place, the UP Fighting Maroons have dipped to sixth place

LOSING STREAK. The UP Fighting Maroons had fewer bright spots than Paul Desiderio's hair in their loss to the NU Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bulldogs rally back to beat UP Maroons, snap 3-game losing streak

Oct 08, 2017 - 1:57 PM

A Manzo-less UP rotation in the second half saw the Bulldogs emerge with a comeback victory.

DAGGER THREE. Matt Salem with the last play to seal the win for the Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren on Adamson’s 73-71 thriller over UP: 'No easy games'

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Jerrick Ahanmisi waxes hot to lead the Soaring Falcons to a come-from-behind win

NO EASY GAME. Adamson rallies back from a first half deficit to win the thriller versus UP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sean Manganti's bucket allows Adamson to escape UP

Oct 04, 2017 - 4:36 PM

A last-second shot from Manganti propels the Adamson Soaring Falcons to victory over the UP Fighting Maroons

CLUTCH. Manganti earned the win for Adamson at the 10th lead change of the game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Weekly wRap – Ateneo’s Ikeh, La Salle show off ahead of anticipated clash

Oct 03, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Blue Eagle Ikeh and the Green Archers are last week's UAAP studs

2/2 THREES. Ikeh had a stunning performance in Ateneo's game against NU highlighted by his 100% 3-pt shooting. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The Tamaraws earn third consecutive win, breaks UP's streak

Oct 01, 2017 - 4:03 PM

Another blowout first game win this weekend as FEU's 16-0 run in the 4th sealed the win

BLOWOUT. Tamaraws blow out the Fighting Maroons after UP's victory over the defending champions.

#FridayFeels: Tara sa bonfire!

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Magkakaroon na kaya muli ng bonfire sa UP?

UAAP Weekly wRap – UP stuns champions as UST freefalls anew

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Paul Desiderio and the UP Fighting Maroons are the studs of UAAP this week

STUD. Paul Desiderio establishes a new career-high 30 points on a 6/10 clip from downtown. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler