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Knights down Altas in OT; Miranda clutch in JRU breakthrough

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Bonbon Batiller sustains his hot streak as Letran escapes Perpetual in an overtime thriller

Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

San Beda routs EAC for 3rd straight win

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:42 PM

The defending champions sustain their hot start behind James Canlas and Evan Nelle

SBU (15) James Canlas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balanza comes full circle from brain surgery with NCAA career-high

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:14 PM

After initial fears that he won't get to play again, Letran standout Jerrick Balanza impressively didn't lose a step just months after surgery

CAPTAIN. Jerrick Balanza embraces an even bigger role for the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

EAC scores massive upset over LPU, Balanza takes over for Letran

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Jethro Mendoza comes through the clutch as the EAC Generals pull off the biggest upset yet over the Lyceum Pirates early in the NCAA tournament

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Sebastian nails opening win as Perpetual, Benilde survive late rallies

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The San Sebastian Golden Stags prove why they are early season favorites in the NCAA Season 95 basketball tournament

FIRST WIN. RK Ilagan leads the Golden Stags with 25 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda clamps down on Arellano to start 4-peat bid

Jul 07, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Kicking off their title defense in style, the Red Lions make sure there are no surprises against the Chiefs

Donald Tankoua. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marcelino magic dazzles in Lyceum's opening win over Letran

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Lyceum's standout twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino commandeer the Pirates to a thrilling triumph versus the Knights

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda to 'fill shoes' left by Bolick, Mocon amid 4-peat bid

Jul 07, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Head coach Boyet Fernandez is tasked to develop a contender without trusty stars Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon

4-PEAT. The San Beda Red Lions aim for a 4-peat championship in the NCAA. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rebuilding San Beda still coaches' team to beat in NCAA Season 95

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The San Beda Red Lions are gunning for a fourth straight NCAA crown

TEAM TO BEAT. Evan Nelle and the San Beda Red Lions will have targets on their backs in their title-retention bid. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


NCAA MVP Prince Eze vows to study 3x3 game after winless debut

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:44 PM

The Nigerian big man fails to be the dominant force he was in the NCAA as his Thunder Pateros struggle in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3

NEW PLAYING GROUND. Prince Eze resurfaces in the 3x3 scene. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


JRU taps former La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez

Apr 20, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Louie Gonzalez returns to the NCAA to replace Vergel Meneses

FRESH START. The JRU Bombers look to turn their fortunes around with new coach Louie Gonzalez. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NCAA: San Beda, EAC clinch back-to-back titles in beach volleyball

Mar 05, 2019 - 10:47 PM

San Beda University claims the women's title, while Emilio Aguinaldo reigns supreme in the men's division

TITLE DEFENSE. Twins Ella and Nieza Viray lead San Beda to a second straight title in NCAA beach volleyball. Photo courtesy of Theo Jurado

LA Tenorio adds ‘Letran assistant coach’ to long list of duties

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:54 PM

'It’s fun and very exciting to teach college players. They’re really listening,' says Ginebra star and new Letran deputy LA Tenorio

NEW ROLE. LA Tenorio (right) may have joined the Letran coaching staff, but the PBA veteran says playing for Ginebra is still his priority. Photo from Letran’s Facebook page

Nike in damage control after basketball star's shoe shreds

Feb 22, 2019 - 2:17 PM

US NCAA standout Zion Williamson suffers a knee injury when his shoe shredded during the marquee game between Duke and University of North Carolina

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

NCAA: Arellano University wins 3-peat volleyball crown

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The Arellano Lady Chiefs rally back from a set down to take control of the do-or-die title match

DOMINANCE. The Arellano Lady Chiefs extend their reign to a 3-peat in NCAA volleyball. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

NCAA: Almodiel, Ebuen bag volleyball MVP honors

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Joebert Almodiel is the back-to-back MVP in the NCAA men's volleyball tournament, while Nicole Ebuen is the MVP on the women's side

Jeff Napa out as Letran head coach

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Coach RJ Guevarra takes over on an interim basis as Jeff Napa exits after 3 years with the Knights

OUT. Letran didn't renew Jeff Napa’s contract even after steering the Knights to the semifinals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA volleyball: Lady Bombers keep Final Four hopes alive

Jan 03, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Dolly Grace Verzosa stars as JRU downs San Sebastian in straight sets in the NCAA women's volleyball tournament

Lady Stags gun for 2nd place as NCAA volleyball returns

Jan 02, 2019 - 9:46 PM

San Sebastian tangles with the JRU Lady Bombers as they seek to extend their winning streak to 3 games

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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

Robert Bolick waxes sentimental, pens emotional farewell to San Beda

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:59 PM

'I was struggling, hurt, lost but you found me and gave me the chance to showcase what I can do!,' writes Bolick to San Beda

3RD STRAIGHT NET. Robert Bolick exits the NCAA as a three-time champion with San Beda. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA MVP Prince Eze to doubters: 'If you think you're better, come and get it'

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The Perpetual star's MVP coronation was met with boos from Lyceum fans

BIG WINNER. Prinze Eze hauls in 4 major awards to end his NCAA career. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Beda happy to prove it can win vs CJ Perez-led Lyceum

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez defends that the school has nothing to do with the Pirates star's suspension in Game 1 of the NCAA finals

DYNASTIC. The San Beda Red Lions win their 11th NCAA title in the last 13 seasons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Beda Red Lions sink Lyceum Pirates in Game 2, nail title 3-peat

Nov 12, 2018 - 6:22 PM

(UPDATED) Include NCAA Season 94 as San Beda's 22nd overall seniors basketball crown, and 11th in 13 years

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Robert Bolick wants the 'best' from CJ Perez in NCAA finals Game 2

Nov 12, 2018 - 12:34 PM

As the Lyceum star returns from his suspension, the San Beda stalwart braces for a battle

STARS COLLIDE. Robert Bolick and CJ Perez will duel it out in Game 2 of the NCAA Season 94 finals. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler


HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda Red Lions vs LPU Pirates - NCAA Season 94 Finals Game 2

Nov 11, 2018 - 7:58 PM

San Beda shoots for the NCAA crown against a Lyceum side that's set to see the return of star player CJ Perez

Topex Robinson won't be suspended for NCAA Finals Game 2

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson and St. Benilde's Charles Tiu will face sanctions at the end of the season

PRESENT MENTOR. Lyceum head coach Topex is given the green light to mentor the Pirates in the remaining games of the Finals series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Topex Robinson rips NCAA on 'consistency' regarding rules

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:13 PM

'I don’t wanna put the blame on whoever was making those rules. We’re just here to follow them but I just hope there’s gonna be consistency,' says Robinson

CONSISTENCY? Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson still wears a smile, but powerful words against the NCAA. Photo by Joaquin Flores

San Beda outlasts Perez-less Lyceum in NCAA Finals G1

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:12 PM

(UPDATED) The San Beda Red Lions can wrap up their 5th title three-peat in Game 2, but then they have to contend with the Lyceum Pirates returning top gun CJ Perez

Perpetual's Prince Eze wins MVP, Defensive Player awards

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Due to the disqualification of suspended Lyceum star CJ Perez, Eze cruises to the MVP award

MVP. Prince Eze takes home both the NCAA Season 94 MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

CJ Perez disqualified from MVP, Mythical 5 race

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Because of his one-game suspension, Lyceum star CJ Perez has been disqualified from winning any individual awards in NCAA Season 94

NO MVP. Lyceum Pirates' star Cjay Perez will not be receiving any individual awards in his last year in the NCAA. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Lyceum not dwelling on payback vs San Beda in NCAA finals rematch

Nov 05, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson says vengeance is not in the Pirates' vocabulary

BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL. Topex Robinson and the rest of the Lyceum Pirates focus on inspiring people than getting revenge on the San Beda Red Lions. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda Red Lions vs LPU Pirates - NCAA Season 94 Finals Game 1

Nov 05, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The two powerhouse teams lock horns in a best-of-three championship duel

Lyceum star CJ Perez suspended for Game 1 of NCAA Finals 2018

Nov 05, 2018 - 4:48 PM

The NCAA apparently finds Perez to have violated a rule stating that all players must notify the league prior to submitting an application for the PBA draft

SIDELINED. CJ Perez (middle) will be turned into a spectator as the Lyceum Pirates clash with the San Beda Red Lions in Game 1 of the NCAA finals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

More than a title, San Beda defends tradition in return to NCAA finals

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Winning 10 championships in the last 12 seasons, the Red Lions seek to maintain their image of dominance and consistency

THREE-PEAT. Robert Bolick and the San Beda Red Lions are gunning for a third straight NCAA title. File photo by Josh Albelda

San Beda downs Perpetual, meets Lyceum anew in NCAA Finals

Oct 26, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The defending champion Red Lions march to the NCAA championship round for the 13th straight year

San Beda's AC Soberano and Robert Bolick make sure that Jielo Razon and Perpetual Altas won't get past them in the Final Four. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perpetual Altas get away with warning after NCAA eligibility complaint

Oct 26, 2018 - 5:19 PM

The league issues a stern warning against the Altas

CONTROVERSIAL. Edgar Charcos was among the Perpetual players accused of violating NCAA eligibility rules. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum overwhelms Letran, coasts to 2nd straight NCAA Finals

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez lead the Lyceum charge as the Pirates get another shot at the championship

WELL DONE.  Lyceum Pirates stars Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez celebrate after sending JP Calvo and the Letran Knights home. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Balanza expects Letran to 'play like a champion' vs Lyceum

Oct 26, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Recovering Knight Jerrick Balanza believes Letran can overcome Lyceum's twice-to-beat semifinal advantage

EXCITEMENT. Jerrick Balanza is more than excited to return to the court with the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA Final Four: San Beda vs Perpetual

Oct 26, 2018 - 9:38 AM

The San Beda Red Lions are poised to roar once more, but the Perpetual Altas may just have the perfect answer in the NCAA Final Four

RETURN TRIP. Robert Bolick vows to lead the San Beda Red Lions back to the NCAA Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA Final Four: Lyceum vs Letran

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The Lyceum Pirates look to quickly dispatch the Letran Knights for a return stint in the NCAA Finals

SEMIS SHOWDOWN. Mike Nzeusseu and the Lyceum Pirates shoot for an NCAA Finals berth against Bong Quinto and the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda ends NCAA elimination round on a high note

Oct 23, 2018 - 6:47 PM

San Beda and Perpetual Help will meet again in the NCAA playoffs on Friday, October 26

Topex Robinson inks 5-year extension with Lyceum

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Sustaining his impressive run with the Pirates, coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum

NEW CHALLENGE. Coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda exacts revenge on Lyceum, clinches top seed

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Robert Bolick and James Canlas lead the San Beda charge as the Red Lions put a lock on the No. 1 spot in the Final Four

TOP SPOT. Robert Bolick and the Red Lions got their way this time against the Pirates to claim the No. 1 seed. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

CSB Blazers surge past JRU

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The CSB Blazers aim to end their season on a high note even though they are already out of the NCAA Season 94 Final Four

HIGH NOTE. Yankie Haruna leads the CSB Blazers to end their three-game losing streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran clinches 3rd seed in NCAA thriller over Perpetual

Oct 12, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Bong Quinto delivers in the clutch as the Knights streak to their sixth straight victory

CARDIAC GAME. Bong Quinto and the Letran Knights survive a down-to-the-wire duel versus Edgar Charcos and the Perpetual Help Altas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum, San Beda nail twice-to-beat semis edge

Oct 11, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The Pirates and the Red Lions put a lock on the top two spots in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

SHOWDOWN. Last season's finalists San Beda and Lyceum are on track to arrange another title duel. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Double whammy as EAC loses big man Laminou in Perps’ blowout

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:31 PM

Hamadou Laminou sustains a gruesome head injury in the 3rd quarter

WHAMMY. Hamadou Laminou suffers from an injury in his left eye after getting kneed by Jerome Pasia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran clinches first NCAA Final Four in two years

Oct 09, 2018 - 4:24 PM

This is also the first playoff appearance for Letran head coach Jeff Napa since he took over from champion coach Aldin Ayo

LEADER. Despite a cold shooting night, Letran team captain Bong Quinto still contributed across the board with 4 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocks en route to their first Final Four appearance since their NCAA Season 91 title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balanza proves to be Letran’s lucky charm in unlikely win

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

A month after his brain surgery, Jerrick Balanza shows up at the game to surprise his Letran teammates

FEELING BETTER. Letran's Jerrick Balanza says he pleaded for clearance from his doctor just so he can watch the Knights play. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler