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FilOil: San Sebastian survives UST in thriller; NU drubs JRU

May 21, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Stags hold off the Tigers' huge comeback bid behind the trio of RK Ilagan, JM Calma and Allyn Bulanadi

DOWN TO THE WIRE. Mark Nonoy and the Tigers roar back from 16 points down but fall short in the final stretch against the Stags. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU sweeps FEU for back-to-back men’s volleyball titles

May 15, 2019 - 3:03 PM

MVP Bryan Bagunas ends his UAAP stint in the best way possible after powering the Bulldogs to a second straight championship

STILL ON TOP. Bryan Bagunas and the NU Bulldogs complete a title series sweep of the FEU Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU a win away from 2nd straight UAAP men's volley crown

May 11, 2019 - 3:06 PM

The NU Bulldogs rally past the FEU Tamaraws to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three title series

TOP DOG. Bryan Bagunas and the Bulldogs quickly recover their fiery form against the Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

GAME SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 81 Women's Volleyball Finals

May 09, 2019 - 9:59 AM

A new champion will be crowned as Ateneo and UST battle in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball best-of-three finals series

NU overpowers Adamson for 7th straight UAAP men's volleyball finals

May 05, 2019 - 3:03 PM

The Bulldogs set the second longest finals streak in UAAP volleyball behind the La Salle Lady Spikers' 10 consecutive trips

TOO POWERFUL. NU makes quick work of Adamson to return to the finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Men’s volleyball: League leaders NU, FEU continue to roll

Apr 14, 2019 - 5:47 PM

The Bulldogs extend their winning streak against the Tigers as the Tamaraws overpower the Fighting Maroons

STREAKING. The NU Bulldogs continue an 11-game winning streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Men’s volleyball: NU, FEU keep hold of top 2 spots

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:59 PM

The Bulldogs and the Tamaraws overwhelm separate foes in straight sets

TOPNOTCH. The FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs continue to lord it over the tournament. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Men's volleyball: NU survives Ateneo; Adamson ousts UP

Mar 30, 2019 - 3:51 PM

The Bulldogs roll to their ninth straight victory against the Blue Eagles in a rematch of last year’s finals

HOT STREAK. The NU Bulldogs overcome a tough challenge from a familiar foe to sustain their hot run. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Men's volleyball: NU rolls; Ateneo overpowers La Salle

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The NU Bulldogs stretch their winning streak to 8 as the Ateneo Blue Eagles pull off an elimination sweep of La Salle

HOT RUN. The NU Bulldogs now own the longest winning streak of the season. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU completes sweep; NU tops Ateneo in Finals rematch

Mar 16, 2019 - 3:31 PM

The FEU Tamaraws stretch their perfect run to 7 games as defending champion NU Bulldogs wrap up their first-round campaign with a 6-1 slate

RAISING THE BAR. FEU and NU emerge as the top two teams at the end of the first round. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU stretches streak to 5, Ateneo secures solo 3rd

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Defending champion NU makes quick work of UP as Ateneo also trips Adamson in straight sets

OVERPOWERED. NU team captain Francis Saura soars for a kill over the struggling Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP men’s volleyball: NU, La Salle pull off contrasting wins

Mar 09, 2019 - 1:12 PM

NU cruises past UST to hike its record to 4-1, while La Salle clinches a second win after outlasting UE in 5 sets

BOUNCE BACK. A struggling La Salle side returns to the winning column. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP football: Ateneo thrashes UST for 1st victory

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Ateneo star Jarvey Gayoso hits a brace to lead the Blue Eagles' shutout of the UST Tigers

MOTIVATED. Jarvey Gayoso and the Blue Eagles break their slump to snatch a breakthrough win. Photo by Jason Santos/Rappler

UAAP men’s volleyball: NU ends Adamson's hot start

Mar 03, 2019 - 2:41 PM

The Bulldogs and Falcons wind up sharing second place in the UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball tournament

NO SWEEP. The NU Bulldogs restore the unpredictable UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP men's volleyball: Bulldogs keep Green Spikers winless

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Defending champion NU posts back-to-back wins as Adamson stays unbeaten in 3 games

COMEBACK. The NU Bulldogs survive a first-set scare. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson grabs share of lead as NU recovers from shock loss

Feb 23, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The Falcons roll to their second straight win while the defending champion Bulldogs bounce back against the Warriors

STRONG START. Adamson Falcons captain Paolo Pablico comes up for a block against Geraint Bacon. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA D-League: Reloaded UST routs Batangas-EAC, FEU dominates NU

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Mark Nonoy lives up to the hype for the Tigers as he forms a one-two combo with Beninese forward Soulemane Chabi-Yo

UAAP: FEU stuns defending champ NU in men's volleyball opener

Feb 18, 2019 - 11:18 AM

In this week's round-up, FEU and Ateneo get off to stunning starts in UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball

UPSET. Richard Solis leads the FEU Tamaraws' balanced scoring effort. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Season 81 football: Can UP make it two in a row?

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Here's Part 2 of the UAAP Season 81 men's football preview, plus a look at the women's division

TOUGH CHALLENGE. Christian Lapas and the UP Maroons stand as favorites anew but the defending champions brace for a souped-up field. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

NU Bulldogs stun defending champ Thailand in ASEAN University Games

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The shock Pool A win virtually seals the Filipinos' spot in the ASEAN University Games semifinals

PHILIPPINE TEAM. The National University Bulldogs donn the Philippines' colors in the 2018 ASEAN University Games. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

As Final Four unfolds, NU rues missing out

Nov 23, 2018 - 11:26 AM

The Bulldogs may have closed out the season with a win, but coach Jamike Jarin said he'd rather lose in the playoffs

ROUGH SEASON. The National University Bulldogs are still disappointed even though they capped the season off with a sweep of University of the East. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Troy Rike racks up double-double as NU exits on high note

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The NU Bulldogs wrap up their UAAP campaign with a convincing win over the UE Red Warriors

BEST EFFORT. Troy Rike delivers his best numbers in the Bulldogs’ final game of the season versus Alvin Pasaol and the Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: NU vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Nov 18, 2018 - 1:10 PM

NU and UE boast record-breakers at the helm, but which team will close out the season on a high note?

BREAKOUT STAR. John Lloyd Clemente gets his groove in the senior's division of the UAAP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: Ateneo splashes to 2nd double championship season

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The Ateneo tankers and NU taekwondo teams bag back-to-back double titles in their respective tournaments

After career game, John Lloyd Clemente targets Jeff Napa's record

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The future is bright for NU rookie John Lloyd Clemente, who hit a season-high 38 points against FEU

FINE FORM. John Lloyd Clemente shoots the light out of Araneta Coliseum with his 38-point career game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/ Rappler

Hot-starting FEU nips NU, stays in Final Four chase

Nov 11, 2018 - 2:18 PM

The Tamaraws reclaim a share of the 4th spot after overcoming the record performance of NU rookie John Lloyd Clemente

ON TRACK. Axel Iñigo and the FEU Tamaraws pull off a key win versus NU. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: FEU vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:13 AM

The FEU Tamaraws shoot for a crucial win versus the NU Bulldogs to stay in Final Four contention

PLAYOFF PUSH. It’s going to be a battle between experience and raw talent when the FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs collide in a crucial match. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

La Salle survives scare, eliminates NU

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Green Archers remain in the hunt for the Final Four bonus as the Bulldogs bow out of semifinal contention

TOUGH CHALLENGE. Mark Dyke and the Green Archers had to work hard for their 8th win against John Lloyd Clemente and the young Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: La Salle vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Peaking at the most opportune time, La Salle looks to sustain its second-round surge against NU

FIGHTING FORM. Dave Ildefonso tries to keep NU Bulldogs' campaign alive against the La Salle Green Archers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maroons bully Bulldogs to fan Final Four hopes

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:37 PM

The UP Maroons grab solo 4th place after completing an elimination sweep of the NU Bulldogs

TOP FOUR. Paul Desiderio and the UP Maroons find their way past the NU Bulldogs to grab solo 4th place. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: NU VS UP – UAAP Season 81

Nov 03, 2018 - 12:03 PM

The UP Maroons and the NU Bulldogs try to stay in the UAAP Final Four chase

Mired at the bottom half of the standings, the Bulldogs and the Maroons go for a crucial win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo clinches Final 4 spot in sweep of NU

Oct 27, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Thirdy Ravena takes charge as the Blue Eagles strengthen their hold of the UAAP lead at 9-2

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Oct 27, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The Blue Eagles try to tighten their grip of the top spot against the Bulldogs

PLAYOFF CHASE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles vie to boost their bid for a Final Four berth against the NU Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Troy Rike not singling out UST for 'sneaky' play

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Filipino-American Troy Rike clarifies that his comment is just a general statement on Philippine basketball

WORKING HARD. Troy Rike is working hard to adjust to the physicality of Philippine basketball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aldin Ayo fires back at Troy Rike: 'That's unfair'

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:16 PM

The UST coach takes exception to the NU rookie's comments on the Tigers' rough play and 'sneaky' physicality

IN DEFENSE. UST coach Aldin Ayo says he recruits players who show on-court resiliency.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Troy Rike calls out dirty basketball tactics in UAAP

Oct 21, 2018 - 5:47 PM

'The elbow in the free throw or going after someone's knees, there's no need for that. Be physical and look me in the eye.'

UNHAPPY. Troy Rike wants players to quit the dirty tactics and just play basketball. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU snaps UST's 3-win streak in season sweep

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The Bulldogs survive the the Growling Tigers' late charge to get back on the winning track

ELIMS SWEEP. Joshua Sinclair and the NU Bulldogs ward off Marvin Lee and the UST Tigers for the second time this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: UST vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:47 AM

It's a battle between two rookie sensations as UST's CJ Cansino faces NU's Dave Ildefonso

FIERY FRESHMEN. UST'S CJ Cansino and NU's Dave Ildefonso go at it again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson vents frustration on NU, regains share of lead

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The Falcons weather the Bulldogs' comeback attempts to recover from back-to-back losses

Isa Gaye and the NU Bulldogs stumble against a back-in-form Adamson side. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson Soaring Falcons vs NU Bulldogs - UAAP Season 81

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Soaring Falcons eye to end a two-game skid while the Bulldogs seek for a second straight win

BOUNCE BACK. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the rest of the Soaring Falcons are aching to get back on the winning track. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


NU veterans glue team together for 2nd round charge

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The NU Bulldogs aim to continue rising from the 5-game skid they suffered from the first round of eliminations

FINAL YEAR. Dave Yu hopes that the National University Bulldogs will give a fight in the this second round. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU snaps 5-game skid in rout of UE

Oct 13, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The NU Bulldogs wrap up their UAAP first-round campaign with a huge victory over the UE Red Warriors

NU, Ateneo bag UAAP Season 81 badminton crowns

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The NU Bulldogs capture a fifth straight men's badminton championship while the Ateneo Lady Eagles reclaim the women's title

Band of brothers: UP's Gomez de Liaños, NU's Ildefonsos shine

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Gomez de Liaños combine for 39 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists while the Ildefonsos team up for 32 points, 14 boards and 6 dimes

BROTHERLY CLASH. The Gomez de Liaño brothers of Juan and Javi and the Ildefonso brothers of Dave and Shaun showcase their wares. Photos by Josh Albelda


GDL brothers power Maroons past Bulldogs

Oct 07, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño take charge as the UP Fighting Maroons climb to a share of 4th place

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

John Lloyd Clemente breakout lone 'silver lining' in NU slump

Oct 04, 2018 - 5:47 PM

Homegrown high school star John Lloyd Clemente records a career-high 15 points off the bench

CHIPPING IN. National University rookie John Lloyd Clemente will make sure that he helps out the team more. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU avoids upset ax this time, holds off NU

Oct 03, 2018 - 6:14 PM

The FEU Tamaraws survive a tough challenge from the NU Bulldogs to grab a share of third place in the UAAP

POISED. Wendell Comboy and the FEU Tamaraws ward off the NU Bulldogs’ fightback. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Troy Rike just wants to be left alone after Immigration arrest

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:55 PM

NU Bulldogs star Troy Rike admits his mental state isn't in peak form after getting detained by the Bureau of Immigration

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson drops NU, stays undefeated in UAAP Season 81

Sep 29, 2018 - 3:01 PM

The Adamson Falcons strengthen their hold of the UAAP top spot with a 5-0 record

UNDEFEATED. Jonathan Espeleta and the Adamson Falcons sustain their perfect run. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No hard feelings between ex-Blue Eaglets

Sep 24, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Former Ateneo high school teammates Dave Ildefonso and SJ Belangel took different collegiate paths

FRIENDLY FOES. Former Ateneo Blue Eaglets SJ Belangel (left) and Dave Ildefonso are friends off the court but are not on the court. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler