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LIVE UPDATES: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Finals 2019 Game 1

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:11 PM

A well-rested Ateneo Blue Eagles side battles a UST Growling Tigers crew that's ready to pounce

UAAP Player of the Week Belangel blossoming for title-seeking Ateneo

Nov 04, 2019 - 2:37 PM

SJ Belangel comes up big as Ateneo seals the first 14-0 sweep and outright finals berth in UAAP seniors basketball since UE achieved the feat 12 years ago

BIG DREAMS. SJ Belangel says he is dedicating his fine play to his seniors to give them a fitting farewell. Photo from UAAP


SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball semis, finals

Oct 31, 2019 - 5:39 PM

The last 4 teams standing fight for the UAAP men's basketball crown starting with a stepladder semifinals

SHOWDOWN. Soulemane Chabi Yo and the UST Growling Tigers look to pull off another upset in the title series versus the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda

LOOK: UAAP Season 82 stepladder semifinals

Oct 31, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Which team gets to challenge the Ateneo Blue Eagles for the UAAP men's basketball crown?

TITLE HOPEFUL. Juan Gomenz de Liaño and the Maroons look to arrange another championship series against the Blue Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Will Navarro bounces back from concussion with perfect game

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:51 PM

After a head injury scare, Will Navarro delivers double-digit numbers on a perfect shooting clip

FOCUSED. Will Navarro says the title goal remains clear for the Blua Eagles. Photo release

Baldwin calls Eagles 'hardest-practicing team' he's coached in 40 years

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Call them too methodical or even robotic, but for Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin, it takes a lot of heart to build an efficient team

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FINALS-BOUND: Ateneo completes rare sweep after UP drubbing

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Mighty Ateneo clinches an outright UAAP title berth after capping a perfect 14-0 elimination run with a rout of UP

UNTOUCHABLE. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Rivero embraces defensive role in Maroons’ Final Four return

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:22 AM

As UP tries to clear one last hurdle in the elimination round, Ricci Rivero makes the most out of his new tasks in the loaded Maroons roster

NEW ROLE. Ricci Rivero knows his place in the star-studded UP squad. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ravena emphasizes need for strong start vs cardiac-gaming UP

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:27 AM

‘Business is not done,’ says Thirdy Ravena as Ateneo targets a 14-0 sweep of the UAAP elimination round

GAME FACE. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena says there should be no room for complacency. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UP - UAAP Season 82 round 2

Oct 29, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Mighty Ateneo shoots for a 14-0 elimination sweep but a UP side riding on momentum plans to play spoiler

After concussion scare, Ateneo's Navarro likely back vs UP

Oct 26, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Barely remembering the day he sustained a head injury, Will Navarro thinks he’s ready to take the floor again when Ateneo goes for an elimination sweep

GOOD TO GO. Will Navarro gears up for Ateneo's showdown versus UP. Photo release

Ateneo cruises past NU, moves on cusp of outright finals spot

Oct 26, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Flashing full control, the Ateneo Blue Eagles rip the NU Bulldogs to move within a win of an eliminations sweep and an automatic UAAP title berth

ONE-SIDED. Matthew Daves and the Blue Eagles prove too strong for Shaun Ildefonso and the Bulldogs. Photo release

Ruthless Ateneo romps to 12-0 after UE ripping

Oct 20, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Still unstoppable, Ateneo demolishes UE to inch closer to an elimination sweep and an outright championship berth

UNSTOPPABLE. Still no team can catch up with Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Still perfect: Ateneo clamps down FEU in steady comeback win

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Ateneo gets flustered by a driven FEU squad, but the unbeaten Blue Eagles regain their bearings to complete a come-from-behind win

HUGE CHALLENGE. Matthew Daves and the Blue Eagles survive the Tamaraw threat. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 13, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Check out some photos of the rivalry showdown where Ateneo pulls through despite a strong challenge from La Salle

SPARKPLUG. Adrian Wong unloads Ateneo’s first 8 points on the way to finishing a game-high 18 points on a 4-of-7 clip from beyond the arc. Photo release

Ateneo sweeps rival La Salle to clinch Final Four berth

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:57 PM

A machine-like Ateneo squad turns back La Salle to stay unbeaten in 10 games

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82 round 2

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Sparks fly whenever these two rivals meet, so this weekend's showdown between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the La Salle Green Archers will certainly be no exception

Ateneo bucks Adamson scare one year after last loss

Oct 09, 2019 - 6:38 PM

After surviving a pesky Adamson side, the Ateneo Blue Eagles stretch their perfect run to stay unbeaten in the UAAP since October 10 last year

Gian Mamuyac. Photo release

Baldwin lauds Ateneo defense on leading MVP candidate Chabi Yo

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:17 PM

The win may be far from perfect for Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin, but the Blue Eagles still shackled leading MVP candidate Chabi Yo and the trigger-happy Tigers

TOUGH DAY. The Blue Eagles limit UST star Soulemane Chabi Yo to a single digit for the first time in his UAAP career. Photo release

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs UST – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:28 PM

Check out some photos of the game that saw Ateneo hold UST, the league's top offensive team, to a season-low production

KEY CONTRIBUTOR. SJ Belangel adds 11 points on a 3-of-5 clip from downtown to help the defending champions complete a sweep of the Tigers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No more scare: Ateneo sweeps UST to stay unbeaten

Oct 05, 2019 - 6:39 PM

After a shaky win in their first meeting, Ateneo posts a decisive triumph this time to complete an elimination sweep of UST

STILL UNTOUCHABLE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles ward off Zach Huang and the UST Tigers anew to stay unbeaten.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Helping keep Ateneo spotless, Kouame earns UAAP Player of the Week nod

Sep 30, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Angelo Kouame dominates against UE and UP as Ateneo sweeps the first round of Season 82

UAAP KINGS. Angelo Kouame and the Ateneo Blue Eagles have yet to drop a game in Season 82. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UP is better, but so is Ateneo

Sep 30, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Now turning into one of UAAP basketball’s great rivalries, Ateneo and UP deliver the emotions, executions, and histrionics for a primetime spectacle

BATTLE OF KATIPUNAN. As Ateneo quickly rediscovers what makes it great, UP ends up folding against pressure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol apologetic, but firm in officiating stance after ejection

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'It really doesn't matter what happens on the court, but I have to think about my composure because that is what I preach,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs UP – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Check out some photos of the game where Ateneo proves unflappable in the face of pressure as UP collapses in the second half

COMPOSURE. The Ateneo Blue Eagles prove unflappable in the face of pressure as the usual reliables take charge including Matt Nieto, who tallies 18 points, 5 boards, and 3 assists. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo reasserts mastery over UP, sweeps Season 82 1st round

Sep 29, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Poised all game, the Ateneo Blue Eagles prove too strong as the UP Fighting Maroons lose their cool and their coach

FLYING HIGH. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles continue to dominate the rest of the field. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UP – UAAP Season 82 round 1

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:48 PM

What better way to cap a wild first round than pitting top teams Ateneo and UP in a UAAP finals rematch on Sunday, September 29

UAAP badminton: NU nails top playoffs seed

Sep 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

The NU Bulldogs secure the No. 1 spot and semifinal bonus after pinning a first loss on the La Salle Green Shuttlers

VETERANS. Keeyan Gabuelo and Solomon Padiz Jr secure the doubles match for the NU Bulldogs. Photo release

Ateneo blows out UE with third-quarter storm

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Banking on a dominant second-half showing, the Blue Eagles whip the Warriors to move within a win of a first-round sweep

TURNAROUND. After a tight first half, Gian Mamuyac and the Blue Eagles flash their champion form to blow the game wide open. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs NU – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 22, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Check out some game photos of the Ateneo Blue Eagles' commanding win over the NU Bulldogs

FULL CONTROL. ‘We competed in the first quarter up until the last minute,’ says Ateneo stalwart Angelo Kouame after flirting with a triple-double with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 7 blocks. Photo release

Baldwin calls for formation of 'winning team' amid Gilas director talks

Sep 22, 2019 - 5:12 PM

His role in the revamped Gilas Pilipinas program may still be unclear, but Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin wants to put premium on assembling a topnotch squad

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Ateneo manhandles winless NU for 5th straight win

Sep 22, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Bracing for a tough challenge, Ateneo makes sure to take the fight out of NU early

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baldwin says Will Navarro 'poster boy' for efficiency

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin credits silent worker Will Navarro for focusing on what matters: 'It's not about highlights'

INSPIRATION. Will Navarro dedicates his efforts to setting up his team mates in Tab Baldwin's system. Photo from release

Ateneo locks down FEU to stay perfect

Sep 14, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles flash their trademark defense to cruise to a 4-0 record in UAAP Season 82

ELITE DEFENSE. The Ateneo Blue Eagles are still on track for a title defense with a fourth straight win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena heaps praise on UST rookie Abando after gritty clash

Sep 11, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Rhenz Abando receives a surprise gift from Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena, but the UST rookie gets something more important – a champion's respect

RESPECT. Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena says ‘there’s something different’ in new UST recruit Rhenz Abando. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Mutual respect grows for Baldwin, Ayo after Ateneo-UST thriller

Sep 11, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The UST Tigers headed to the Ateneo match as the obvious underdog, but Aldin Ayo never thinks of his team as such – and neither does Tab Baldwin

Ateneo shakes off UST scare

Sep 11, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Defending champion Ateneo pulls off a one-point escape against a UST side proving to be a contender

EARLY TEST. Matt Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles get a tough early challenge from the UST Tigers. Photo release

Chabi Yo credits UST’s good start as motivation for mighty Ateneo

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:02 AM

'We are not participating in the league just to be in the Final Four,' says UST forward Soulemane Chabi Yo

BIG SURPRISE. Soulemane Chabi Yo and Tigers aim for another upset win after shocking last season's runner-up UP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP Season 82: Team standings, scores

Sep 09, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Check out the team standings and game results in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament

La Salle on the right path, but Ateneo still the UAAP standard

Sep 09, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Ateneo may be dominating but this season’s La Salle squad shows the talent and cocky style of play that used to catapult the Green Archers to the Final Four

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Next man up: Nieto, Mamuyac post career games vs La Salle

Sep 08, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Unlikely heroes Mike Nieto and Gian Mamuyac step up for Ateneo in the UAAP's heated rivalry match

BREAKOUT GAME. Mike Nieto steps up against archrival La Salle as he erupts for a career-high of 18 points. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ravena brushes off Malonzo poster in rivalry showdown

Sep 08, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'It’s a play. Two points. We won the game,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena, who's on the receiving end of La Salle Fil-Am Jamie Malonzo's two-handed jam

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo still too much for new-look La Salle

Sep 08, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Defending champion Ateneo gives La Salle’s new Fil-Am cast a rude welcome in an early rivalry showdown

Ateneo stalwart Ange Kouame squeezes past La Salle's Justine Baltazar (right)and Joaqui Manuel. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82 round 1

Sep 07, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Ateneo puts its champion roster to a test against a La Salle side that's set to unveil a slew of Fil-foreign players

Ateneo finds new challenge in Adamson's Val Chauca

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Coach Tab Baldwin says his Blue Eagles did a good job on Jerrick Ahanmisi, but the Falcons unveil a new threat in Fil-Peruvian guard Valandre Chauca

CHALLENGE. Valandre Chauca topscores for Adamson with 17 points to go with 4 assists. Photo from release

Ateneo survives late Adamson rally to kickstart 3-peat campaign

Sep 04, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Flashing their championship poise, the Blue Eagles storm out of the gates before holding off a late Falcons run

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: 3x3 basketball gains medal sport status

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:59 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and NU Lady Bulldogs look to add to the school medal haul by defending their UAAP 3x3 titles

TITLE DEFENSE. Thirdy Ravena leads Ateneo past UST in the UAAP Season 81 3x3 men's basketball Final. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: New challenge awaits as Ateneo Blue Eagles gun for 3-peat

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Ateneo's champion core may be intact but the Blue Eagles don't expect their title defense to get any easier

3-PEAT BID. Thirdy Ravena is set to lead the Ateneo Blue Eagles for one last time in UAAP Season 82. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo lights up UAAP Season 82 opening ceremony

Sep 01, 2019 - 10:26 PM

UAAP Season 82 host Ateneo puts on a spectacle as the country's premier collegiate league officially comes off the wraps

POWERFUL. Ateneo showcases all 8 member UAAP schools with a futuristic theme. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No surprise: UAAP teams pick Ateneo as team to beat

Sep 01, 2019 - 3:48 PM

'Ateneo should be rated No.1, but of course, you cannot count out other schools,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren as his Falcons test the Blue Eagles first

FAVORITES. Back-to-back UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles gun for a 3-peat title. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler