UP Fighting Maroons - updates

Rappler's latest stories on UP Fighting Maroons

ARTICLE FINDER

LOOK: Paul Desiderio gets his own Chooks-to-go branch

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:12 PM

Despite not winning the UAAP championship, Chooks-to-Go gifts Paul Desiderio a franchise

REWARD. Chooks-to-Go still awards Paul Desiderio his very own branch that will be with him for the rest of his life. Photo from release

IN PHOTOS: Breakthroughs, dynasties highlight 2018 UAAP, NCAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:53 AM

Relive the best basketball moments in UAAP Season 81 and NCAA Season 94

The fight is not done for the UP Maroons

Dec 12, 2018 - 4:16 PM

'Our work is not yet done, and we are just getting started,' says Renan Dalisay, the founder of Nowhere to go but UP

ATIN 'TO. University of the Philippines fans cheer for captain Paul Desiderio who makes his exit from the UAAP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bright Akhuetie: No basketball, for now

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:12 AM

After a historic yet grueling UAAP season, the UP star just wants to ‘get lost in the province and hide from the world’

TIME OUT. After a stellar season, Bright Akhuetie turns his attention to studying and getting a much deserved break. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

#AtinTo: Paul Desiderio leaves winning legacy in U.P. farewell

Dec 06, 2018 - 4:11 PM

What started as an unscripted, impassioned rallying cry turned into a passion-filled season that couldn’t have been scripted any better

ONE LAST TIME. Paul Desiderio bids farewell to the UP community after the Fighting Maroons’ magical run. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Hurting, U.P.? Good, it means you’ve made it

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:41 AM

As heartbreaking as it is, don’t get over the memory of watching another team celebrate a championship because, UP, one day it will be you who watches the confetti drop from the heavens

HEARTBREAK. The UP Fighting Maroons’ magical run comes to a painful end, but looking ahead, it may just be all worth it. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After Ateneo win, Grab offers free rides to Katipunan

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:05 PM

Grab Philippines is offering free rides to and from Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines

FREE RIDES. Grab is offering free rides up to P250 to and from Katipunan after the #BattleofKatipunan for UAAP Season 81 men's basketball. Photo from Grab Philippines

From quirky cheers to diehard dogs, UAAP fans up their game

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:50 PM

There's no lack of team spirit among fans, and some pets, during the UAAP Finals Game 2 clash between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the UP Fighting Maroons

'Fighting till the end': Netizens laud UP Maroons despite Game 2 loss

Dec 05, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Many posts express great pride in the Maroons for coming so far after so long and instilling hope in the UP community

Ateneo wrecks U.P., clinches back-to-back UAAP titles

Dec 05, 2018 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) Thirdy Ravena erupts for 38 points as a solid Blue Eagles crew completes a 2-0 sweep of the Maroons to bag the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball crown

UNSTOPPABLE. Thirdy Ravena and Angelo Kouame play hero in the Blue Eagles' title romp against the Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Akhuetie tops UAAP Season 81 individual awards

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:26 PM

UP's Bright Akhuetie makes sure to celebrate this season's top individual award with the rest of the Fighting Maroons

Photo byMichael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: Fans compare UP Fighting Maroons to Slam Dunk's Shohoku

Dec 05, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Do you agree with the comparison between the UP men's basketball team and Slam Dunk's Shohoku?

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 2

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:53 PM

It's now or never for the UP Fighting Maroons as the Ateneo Blue Eagles look to sweep the series for a second straight UAAP championship

BIG BATTLE. UP’S Bright Akhuetie and Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame will again be at the forefront of the title showdown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol: UP 'can’t sleep' on defense, needs sharper endgame

Dec 04, 2018 - 5:41 PM

'If I can show them that we can hold on to our focus up to the end, we will still have a chance against them. With a team like Ateneo, you can’t sleep,' says UP head coach Bo Perasol

POSITIVE TAKEAWAY. UP head coach Bo Perasol is banking on the fact that the Fighting Maroons could keep up with Ateneo despite the loss. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 2

Dec 04, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Will Ateneo cruise to its second straight championship or can UP force another crucial do-or-die game this season?

UAAP: U.P. ends 36-year title drought in athletics

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:51 AM

The Maroons claim their 19th overall championship in UAAP track and field

UPFight. The UP men's track and field team wins its first title since 1982. Photo from UAAP release

U.P. community calls on regent to resign following controversial UAAP post

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:01 AM

They say his behavior is unbecoming of a UP official and is not representative of the principles the state university upholds

U.P. disowns regent Spocky Farolan's post vs Ateneo players

Dec 03, 2018 - 12:42 AM

'They do not in any way represent the values of the University,' University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion says of regent Spocky Farolan's post

VIOLENCE-FREE. UP President Danilo Concepcion emphasizes that the state university upholds the value of sportsmanship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bright Akhuetie cleared from major injury

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:48 PM

UP big man Bright Akhuetie has been cleared from a potentially major leg injury but remains under observation

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: U.P. official threatens safety of Ateneo Blue Eagles

Dec 02, 2018 - 6:57 PM

In a Facebook post, UP Board of Regents member Frederick ‘Spocky’ Farolan suggests that 3 Blue Eagles will be injured but later counters that it's all sarcasm

9 UAAP Finals ticket scalpers arrested

Dec 02, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Pasay City police round up the scalpers at the Mall of Asia Arena before Game 1 of the UAAP Finals between Ateneo and the University of the Philippines

ARRESTED. The Pasay police will continue to crack down on ticket scalpers. Photo from NCRPO

Manzo: 'Hungry' Maroons to get even

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:29 PM

After a career-high performance, UP point guard Jun Manzo praises his teammates for standing their ground against a heavy favorite like Ateneo

UP vs ADMU Dec 1. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo gives U.P. a lesson on UAAP’s biggest stage

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Like a big brother, Ateneo plays the role of teaching a soon-to-be star what it takes to have all the glory

CHAMPIONSHIP POISE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles find the perfect moment to flip the switch against the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Abroad or on the road, people go to great lengths to witness UAAP Finals game

Dec 01, 2018 - 10:40 PM

People in buses, campuses, malls, and places abroad tune in to watch Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 Finals

Pacquiao to bring Maroons to U.S. fight if they win UAAP title

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The Filipino boxing legend roots for the underdog UP Fighting Maroons in their Finals showdown against the Ateneo Blue Eagles

FAN MODE. Manny Pacquiao is apparently a fan of the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Ateneo fights off U.P., nears 2nd straight UAAP crown

Dec 01, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Matt Nieto and Thirdy Ravena wax hot as the Blue Eagles take Game 1 of the best-of-three title series

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 1

Dec 01, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Can the UP Fighting Maroons pull off a grand upset of the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals opener?

DAVID VS GOLIATH? The UP Fighting Maroons are tagged as the 'underdogs' but defending champion Ateneo is not taking them lightly. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Ateneo, U.P. student councils unite vs impunity, misogyny

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The Ateneo and UP Diliman student councils jointly urge those watching the UAAP Finals opener live to wear black as 'protest against violence, impunity, and misogyny'

LOOK: Ateneo, U.P. fans engage in UAAP Finals meme war

Dec 01, 2018 - 12:42 AM

The feud between the two neighboring schools is being waged online – and the fans surely didn't hold back in dropping bombs

Bo Perasol embraces Maroons' underdog tag

Nov 30, 2018 - 7:10 PM

'It gives us a semblance of confidence... despite the mismatches and all of those that we experienced, if we can be resilient, we can still pursue our dream of winning,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

CONFIDENT UNDERDOGS. UP coach Bo Perasol doesn’t mind if many think his Maroons don’t stand a chance against the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Juan GDL raring to upset Ateneo: 'Why stop now?'

Nov 30, 2018 - 5:08 PM

'This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we’re never gonna give up,' says UP's sophomore star Juan Gomez de Liaño

BIG SHOT. Juan Gomez de Liaño looks to come up big yet again as UP tries to topple powerhouse Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 1

Nov 30, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Out to sustain their incredible run, the UP Fighting Maroons look to challenge defending champion Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals opener

SATIRE: The last time UP won a UAAP championship 'a dictator fell'

Nov 30, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Former president Ferdinand Marcos was ousted during UAAP Season 48, the year University of the East was the reigning men’s basketball champion

UP vs AdU Nov 28. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Long lines at SM Tickets outlets for blockbuster UAAP Finals 2018

Nov 30, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Fans were complaining about scalpers selling tickets for more than double the actual price

UAAP Finals 2018: Where to score Ateneo-U.P. game tickets

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Still wondering where to get tickets for the historic 'Battle of Katipunan' in the UAAP Finals? Visit these booths

A FANS' BATTLE. It is now time for Ateneo and UP fans to fight for their UAAP finals tickets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Heartbreak rejected: U.P. makes dream come to life

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:19 PM

It's the beginning of a new era, one where the UP Fighting Maroons have undisputedly secured their place amongst college basketball’s elite

GAME HERO. Paul Desiderio celebrates after salvaging the UP Fighting Maroons' season. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

LOOK: Senate suspends session for U.P. vs Adamson do-or-die game

Nov 29, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Eleven senators are alumni of the University of the Philippines

Photo from Senator Zubiri

Desiderio game-winner: Unplanned, all heart

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:44 PM

'Mr. Atin 'To' hits the game-clinching basket that propels the UP Fighting Maroons to the UAAP Finals for the first time in 32 years

#AtinTwo. Paul Desiderio goes beyond the odds just for UP's glory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Duterte names Lucas Bersamin Chief Justice | Evening wRap

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Margie de Leon

SCHEDULE: UAAP Finals 2018 – Ateneo vs U.P.

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:47 PM

It's the Battle of Katipunan! Block off these dates to witness the historic UAAP Finals showdown between neighbors Ateneo and UP

EPIC. It is going to be war in Katipunan as Ateneo and UP go head-to-head in a best-of-three UAAP Finals series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

IN PHOTOS: Emotions come full show in U.P. viewing parties

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:02 PM

Students of the University of the Philippines hold viewing parties and cheer their hearts out for the Fighting Maroons

UP FIGHT. University of the Philippines students celebrate the win of UP Fighting Maroons over Adamson Soaring Falcons in a Do or Die basketball game match on November 28. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

'Exempted no more:' Twitter explodes as U.P. reaches 2018 UAAP Finals

Nov 28, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Just two weeks after the UP Fighting Maroons booked their first UAAP Final Four appearance in 21 years, here's another historic feat that deserves to be celebrated

#AtinTwo: U.P. Maroons nail first UAAP Finals berth in 32 years

Nov 28, 2018 - 6:41 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The UP Fighting Maroons outlast the Adamson Falcons in a do-or-die Final Four overtime thriller

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs U.P. – UAAP Season 81 Final Four Game 2

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:17 PM

This is the perfect picture of how crazy this season has become – an Adamson-UP game is now the hottest thing in Philippine basketball

EYE ON THE PRIZE. Paul Desiderio's UP Maroons and Sean Manganti's Adamson Falcons fight for the right to face the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson to give free tickets for do-or-die UAAP semis duel vs UP

Nov 27, 2018 - 11:12 PM

General admission tickets will be provided by the school to students and alumni

DO-OR-DIE. The Adamson Soaring Falcons and the UP Fighting Maroons are both aiming to barge into the UAAP finals for the first time in decades. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


#AtinTwo vs #AminTwo: UAAP fans engage in hashtag war

Nov 27, 2018 - 7:09 PM

A furious exchange by netizens hypes up the do-or-die semis game between Adamson and UP

HIGHLIGHTS: Adamson vs U.P. – UAAP Season 81 Final Four Game 2

Nov 27, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Only one team will emerge victorious in ending its UAAP finals drought on Wednesday, November 28, 3:30 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

Impossible to reality: U.P.'s title dream gets closer than ever

Nov 25, 2018 - 12:35 AM

One more win and the UP Fighting Maroons' incredible ride goes further

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Atin 'to: Paul Desiderio thrills U.P. faithful yet again

Nov 24, 2018 - 10:57 PM

With 5.5 ticks left in the game, Paul Desiderio sinks a clutch basket to keep the UP Maroons in the thick of the fight

'ATIN TO'. Paul Desiderio captains his team to the win over the Adamson Soaring Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maroons repay massive U.P. crowd with long-awaited win vs Adamson

Nov 24, 2018 - 9:41 PM

For coach Bo Perasol, it feels unacceptable to hand that sea of maroon a season-ending loss

ALL OUT. The UP faithful came in droves to cheer for the gutsy Fighting Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler