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LOOK: UAAP's TRO phenomenon can be stopped

Oct 25, 2018 - 5:36 PM

UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag raises the concern to prevent athletes from filing temporary restraining orders

TRO PHENOMENON. Rebo Saguisag's last case was when Rob Ricafort obtained a TRO from the Manila RTC Branch 19 to suit up for the UP Fighting Maroons in Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CJ Cansino convinced skidding UST has yet to play its best

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:59 AM

'Hindii ko pa nakikita 'yung 100% na kung paano maglaro 'yung UST,' says the super rookie

HUNGRY. CJ Cansino vows to do what he can to help the UST Growling Tigers win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Perasol knows UP can be better after near-collapse

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The Fighting Maroons avert a fourth-quarter meltdown to notch their second win in 5 games in the UAAP Season 81 basketball tournament

STILL IN PROGRESS. UP Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol says there's still much to be desired despite his wards ending a three-game skid. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Angelo Kouame downplays career game for Ateneo

Oct 01, 2018 - 3:51 PM

The Ivorian tower posts career-highs of 20 points and 15 rebounds to go with 4 blocks as the Blue Eagles cruise into their fourth straight win

TEAM FIRST. Angelo Kouame deflects credit to his teammates for his UAAP career highs in points and rebounds. Photo from Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Remembering Rolly Manlapaz: The iconic voice of the UAAP games

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:30 PM

UAAP barker Rolly Manlapaz dies at age 58 after a bout with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

MEMORABLE. Filipino sports fan will remember Rolly Manlapaz' booming voice within the walls of coliseums. Photo from Facebook

Ricci Rivero immerses himself in UP culture

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:11 AM

The former La Salle stalwart feels like he's becoming a better version of himself in UP

WAITING GAME. Ricci Rivero is serving a one-year residency before suiting up for the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo from press release


UAAP, NCAA cancel games due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:58 AM

All affected UAAP and NCAA games will be moved to a later date

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ayo, UST start tough trek back to UAAP prominence

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:46 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo knows it won't be easy but the former La Salle champion mentor hopes to bring back the Tigers' winning ways

REBUILDING. Renzo Subido and the UST Tigers put their trust on new coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: K-pop singer Minzy, James Reid perform at UAAP Season 81 opening

Sep 08, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Basketball star Stephen Curry leads the oath of sportsmanship

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Steph Curry leads UAAP Season 81 oath of sportsmanship

Sep 08, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The three-time NBA champion surprises fans during the premier league's glittering opening ceremonies

STAR-STUDDED. NBA superstar Steph Curry banners the star-studded UAAP opening ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Jarin, young NU Bulldogs hope to pull off surprises

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The NU Bulldogs hope to make it to the UAAP Final Four despite fielding a younger lineup

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

Returning Renzo Subido believes he’s ready to lead UST

Sep 07, 2018 - 4:55 PM

After sitting out for a year, Renzo Subido returns to a new-look Tigers team

LEADER. Renzo Subido thinks he's grown into a better player during his time off in the UAAP. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pasaol slims down, excited to share scoring responsibility

Sep 07, 2018 - 2:10 AM

Down 10 pounds, UE standout Alvin Pasaol hopes to show more of his skills this UAAP season

STAYING FIT. UE’s Alvin Pasaol says he has turned into a more disciplined player.

LOOK: Steph Curry to drop by UAAP Season 81 opening

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The Golden State Warriors' sharpshooting star will join a star-studded UAAP opening lineup

CURRY IN MANILA. Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry will be lighting up the UAAP Season 81 opening ceremonies too. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

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

WATCH: FEU looks to complete unfinished UAAP business

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:24 PM

A veteran-laden FEU Tamaraws squad sees last season's heartbreak as motivation

LOADED. FEU has has more than enough tools to contend for a UAAP championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Montalbo has 'mixed emotions' as he enters final UAAP season

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:04 PM

Some are saying that the Green Archers might miss the Final Four in the upcoming UAAP season, but the defensive-minded cog doesn't buy into that

SWAN SONG. Kib Montalbo will lead the Green Archers in his final UAAP season. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler


FEU’s Arvin Tolentino wants Mamba, Westbrook mentality

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The FEU standout is all set to adapt the mindset of NBA icons Kobe Bryant and Russell Westbrook in the Tamaraws’ UAAP campaign

INTENSE. FEU’s Arvin Tolentino vows to come out more aggressive this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Young Joe Silva looks to turn UE program around

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:36 PM

New UE coach Joe Silva may just be the man for the job as the Red Warriors try to rebuild the squad

FRESH START. Philip Manalang and the UE Red Warriors hope to soar with new coach Joe Silva. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Is Olsen pressured to win FEU a UAAP title like Nash?

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Olsen Racela knows that coaching FEU comes with championship-heavy expectations

CHASE FOR A CHIP. Just like any coach, FEU head coach Olsen Racela wants to win a championship. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


New La Salle big Taane Samuel eager to fill void left by Mbala

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:58 AM

The 6-foot-8 recruit racked up consecutive double-double performances during La Salle's preseason games and established himself as one of the team's go-to guys

FILLING IN. Taane Samuel has big shoes to fill for the Green Archers. He welcome the challenge, though. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


WATCH: Count out La Salle at your own risk

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:09 PM

Despite all the losses they've suffered, the Green Archers don't lack the confidence

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS. Aljun Melecio and the La Salle Green Archers seek to surprise everyone in UAAP Season 81. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


WATCH: Adamson believes it’s time to take the next step

Sep 03, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The mission has always been clear for coach Franz Pumaren – to deliver Adamson's first UAAP championship in four decades

BIG YEAR. Jerrick Ahanmisi expects a breakthrough season for the Adamson Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo Blue Eagles remain grounded amid the hype

Sep 02, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles know that it’s harder to defend a title than to win one

BIG CHALLENGE. Thirdy Ravena expects all the other teams to play their best against defending champion Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU’s Troy Rike pulled out of UAAP Season 81

Aug 29, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The NU Bulldogs standout says there were 'factors out of his control'

NO GO. Sources said NU standout Troy Rike failed to complete the required eligibility documents.

Ahanmisi, Manganti expect Adamson to reach UAAP Finals

Aug 25, 2018 - 5:01 PM

The third-year players think it's high time the Soaring Falcons break through the Final Four barrier and contend for the championship

LOFTY EXPECTATIONS. Having been to the Final Four in the last two seasons of the UAAP, Jerrick Ahanmisi is expecting Adamson to be at the top this year. 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

LOOK: Ateneo kicks off UAAP title drive vs Adamson

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Check out the blockbuster games in the UAAP Season 81 opening weekend

On UP and college basketball: Something special happening

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The Maroons lineup in the coming years should give UP fans reason to be beyond excited

POTENTIAL CHAMPION. Suddenly boasting of a stacked lineup, the UP Maroons are now among the UAAP title contenders. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Gilas darling Troy Rike to suit up for NU

Jul 06, 2018 - 1:06 AM

The 22-year-old says he looks to be a leader as he joins the promising Bulldogs in the next UAAP season

HOME. Gilas Pilipinas cadet Troy Rike says he has found a home with the National University Bulldogs. File photo from Wake Forest University Twitter account (@WakeMBB)


Mbala: NCAA decision to ban foreign players feels harsh, racist

Jun 21, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The former La Salle star hopes the UAAP won't tread the same path, noting it's going to be 'really bad' for Philippine basketball

UNFORTUNATE DECISION. Cameroonian Ben Mbala (right) says the presence of foreign student-athletes can help local players improve their skills.

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


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

UST wraps up season as UAAP overall champion

May 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The España-based squad clinched its 3rd general championship in 4 years

SEASON’S BEST. UST tops the poomsae competition, one of 6 events the school ruled this UAAP season. Photo from UAAP

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

Fitting farewell: La Salle’s top trio leaves with 3 crowns and 3 MVPs

May 03, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Kim Dy, Dawn Macandili, and Majoy Baron find championship formula in sheer hard work

STAR-STUDDED TRIO. DLSU captain Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy enjoy their last moments with the Lady Spikers. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Pascua eager to see Pons, Atienza in FEU coaching staff

May 02, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Graduating players Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza have yet to accept the offer, but both promise they'll always be at FEU's side

NATURAL LEADER. FEU captain Bernadeth Pons proves to Pascua that she has the potential to lead the team as a coach. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: La Salle Lady Spikers celebrate sweet 3-peat

May 02, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Lady Spikers' dominance comes in full show again in the UAAP Women's Volleyball finals

De Jesus glad to see DLSZ players Macandili, Dy graduate with a crown

May 02, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Both Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy have been training with De Jesus since high school

NEW CHAPTER. Dawn Macandili (center) and Kim Dy (right) will be starting a new chapter in volleyball as they join F2 Logistics. Photos by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Former Ateneo juniors champion coach to call shots for UE

May 02, 2018 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) Joe Silva replaces Derrick Pumaren as the Red Warriors' tactician

NEW TACTICIAN. Joe Silva will take over the head coaching reigns for the UE Red Warriors. Photo from Silva's Facebook account


Still peerless, DLSU Lady Spikers reign as 3-peat UAAP champions

May 02, 2018 - 6:12 PM

(3RD UPDATE) After an incredible first-set turnaround, La Salle completes sweep of FEU for 11th UAAP Women's Volleyball title

VOLLEY ROYALTY. There’s still no stopping Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Kim Dy and the rest of the La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

King Eagle Marck Espejo hints of Japan offer

May 02, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The 5-time UAAP MVP might take his talents to the land of the rising sun

PHENOM. Marck Espejo leaves his legacy in the UAAP as the 5-time MVP and 3-time champion. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

NU dethrones Ateneo, bags UAAP men's volleyball crown

May 02, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Bulldogs bring back the championship to Sampaloc after 4 years

RETURN. The NU Bulldogs return as the UAAP Season 80 men's volleyball champions for the 3rd time. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: DLSU vs FEU – UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball Finals Game 2

May 01, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Will the DLSU Lady Spikers be crowned for the 3rd consecutive year? Or will the FEU Lady Tamaraws force a do-or-die match?

Crown in sight for DLSU, but FEU likes comeback chances

May 01, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Although the Lady Spikers remain favored, the Lady Tamaraws still have hopes of turning the title series around

FINALS DUEL. Head coaches Ramil de Jesus (left) of DLSU and George Pascua of FEU are up for another thrilling finals showdown in Game 2. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo bids goodbye to Lady Eagles coach Tai Bundit

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The Thai tactician steered the Ateneo Lady Eagles to their first UAAP championship

Ateneo de Manila University formally bids goodbye to Lady Eagles head coach Tai Bundit. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler