MANILA, Philippines – Volleyball action gets going as the UAAP Season 82 tournament unfolds with the Ateneo Lady Eagles – reinforced by returning veterans Kat Tolentino and Jho Maraguinot – starting their bid for back-to-back crowns.
Unlike in past years, there will be Tuesday games with one men’s and one women’s games as the league opening was pushed back for more than two weeks due to the coronavirus threat.
Matches will also be played at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City and the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.
Games on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays will have a program format that will see games alternating between men’s and women’s starting at 9 am.
“With the success of the men’s volleyball team in the last SEA Games, it is about time that we put men’s volleyball side by side with the women’s volleyball,” UAAP president Emmanuel Fernandez said of the program change.