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UAAP wraps up Season 82 with virtual closing ceremony

Jul 12, 2020 - 5:29 PM

The closing ceremony will be streamed online by its embattled broadcast partner ABS-CBN

DOUBLE VICTORY. UST wins the general championship in both the seniors and juniors divisionS for the fourth straight season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: UAAP athletes pick custom jersey messages for press freedom

Jul 12, 2020 - 2:08 PM

The UAAP is just one of many leagues left homeless after lawmakers voted to keep ABS-CBN off the air

[PODCAST] At the Buzzer: A La Salle lookback with Mike Cortez

Jul 04, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Former UAAP star Mike Cortez takes a trip down the La Salle memory lane with host Naveen Ganglani

Mike Cortez looks back at La Salle career in upcoming podcast

Jul 03, 2020 - 10:25 PM

Former UAAP standout Mike Cortez recalls how the Green Archers transformed into the ‘best in-shape team’ during their title runs

LA SALLE LEGEND. Before his 16-year PBA career, Mike Cortez showcased his wares in the UAAP hardcourt. File photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

'More harm than good': NCAA foreigner ban stays for Season 96

Jun 23, 2020 - 4:18 PM

The ruling is subject to change any time as long as the majority of the 10 member schools vote against it

WHAT HARM? The NCAA management committee wishes to ban foreign student athletes like San Beda's Donald Tankoua. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pandemic forces PH schools to slash varsity budget

Jun 20, 2020 - 6:54 PM

‘Whether we admit it or not, it became very expensive for some schools to maintain their sports program,’ says Lyceum’s Hercules Callanta

DOWNSIZING. Letran reevaluates its sports program. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP to crown general champion, but no Athletes of the Year

Jun 16, 2020 - 3:22 PM

Despite the abrupt end to its season, the UAAP plans to formally close with an online ceremony honoring the overall champion

SEASON’S BEST. UST looks likely to grab the top again at the end of the season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP Season 83 opening to align with school resumption

Jun 16, 2020 - 1:17 PM

'These are students. Normalcy in the schools will take precedent,' says UAAP president Emmanuel Fernandez

ABRUPT END. UAAP Season 82 volleyball didn’t get to finish its run due to the pandemic. File photo

UAAP volleyball stars reveal true selves in new show

Jun 12, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Catch Michelle Cobb, Eya Laure, Ponggay Gaston and Roselyn Rosier on 'TBH' every Tuesday

HONESTY. Roselyn Rosier (top left), Michelle Cobb (top right), Ponggay Gaston (bottom left) and Eya Laure (bottom right) get real about issues they never imagined talking about. Photo from ABS-CBN release

NCAA moves Season 96 to early 2021 with 4-sport launch

Jun 11, 2020 - 5:26 PM

Expect a compact season when the NCAA returns next year

KEY SPORTS. Basketball is one of only 4 sports set to return for Season 96. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Hopeful Almadro not forcing return of 5th year Lady Eagles

Jun 11, 2020 - 4:52 PM

‘I’m sure they will consider it, but I cannot impose right away,’ says Ateneo women’s volleyball coach Oliver Almadro

CUT SHORT. The Ateneo Lady Eagles’ title defense bid comes to an abrupt end due to the pandemic. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Paras, Rivero to raise funds for bail of arrested Cebu activists

Jun 05, 2020 - 5:56 PM

UP Fighting Maroons star Kobe Paras lauds the activists for 'standing up for what is right'

MORE THAN BASKETBALL. Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero team up for a cause. Photos from UAAP

4 events only in NCAA Season 96

Jun 04, 2020 - 5:52 PM

The NCAA plans to host only 4 events next season and relegate other sports as exhibition games

RETAINED. Basketball will be one of the 4 sports that will be retained by the NCAA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP eyes eligibility, age limit extension

Jun 03, 2020 - 5:33 PM

League officials plan to allow fifth-year and overage players to see action next season after their UAAP campaign abruptly got cut short

RESTART. Ateneo’s fifth-year player Kat Tolentino may be allowed to suit up again if she decides to stay with the team next season. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST to honor athletes' scholarships until end of 2020

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The clarification comes after a report stated at least 30 athletes were told they would lose their scholarships in the first term of the academic year 2020-2021

SECURED. UST says no athlete will be released from scholarship for the first term of academic year 2020-21. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

September UAAP opening looks unlikely, league officials say

Jun 03, 2020 - 2:24 PM

The UAAP may kick off the new season in 2021 where all sporting events will be played in just one semester

TIGHT SCHED. Basketball may be played simultaneously  with volleyball other sports in a compressed UAAP season. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

For the ages: How LA Tenorio, Ateneo ended La Salle’s dynasty

Jun 03, 2020 - 12:04 PM

Ateneo may be basking in glory now, but more than two decades ago, the Blue Eagles starved for UAAP basketball success

TRUE BLUE. LA Tenorio recalls the heartbreaks before leading Ateneo to a historic crown. File photo

Former MVP Enchong Dee, Lady Spikers lead La Salle fund drive

May 29, 2020 - 2:37 PM

Past and present La Salle athletes team up to help vulnerable communities amid the pandemic

Thirdy Ravena hailed top Ateneo male athlete

May 29, 2020 - 10:35 AM

After powering the Blue Eagles to a three-peat, Thirdy Ravena becomes the first basketball player to win Ateneo’s Sportsman of the Year award in 10 years

THREE-PEAT AND A SWEEP. Thirdy Ravena leads the Ateneo Blue Eagles to a perfect season. Photo from UAAP

Rappler Sports Timeout: What's up with Faith Nisperos?

May 27, 2020 - 10:01 AM

The highly touted Ateneo volleyball rookie draws inspiration as an athlete from her idol Michael Jordan

[PODCAST] At the Buzzer: What does it take to become a UAAP parent?

May 23, 2020 - 4:03 PM

Host Naveen Ganglani catches up with Bert Gomez de Liaño, who pulls the curtain on what it takes to be a parent to UP basketball stars Juan and Javi

Gomez de Liaño dad hopes Juan, Javi return to UAAP

May 21, 2020 - 6:38 PM

Bert Gomez de Liaño wants to see his 3 sons play together for the UP Fighting Maroons

UP Fighting Maroons cheer on frontliners in video call

May 12, 2020 - 4:06 PM

Thanks to the UP men's basketball team, the frontliners feel refreshed and inspired to continue doing their work

GRATITUDE. Kobe Paras and the rest of the UP Fighting Maroons thank the frontliners for their hard work. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Here to win: Pumaren says Green Archers can’t be complacent

May 08, 2020 - 4:38 PM

'We should not be down here,' says new La Salle coach Derrick Pumaren as the Archers continue to train remotely in a bid to reclaim lost glory

STILL FOCUSED. Coach Derrick Pumaren says the Green Archers must always be ready. Photo from PBA D-League

UST coach Ayo chimes in on quarantine, future of UAAP

May 07, 2020 - 8:22 PM

Like a concerned parent, coach Aldin Ayo tried to bring some UST players to his home province Sorsogon

TIGER PACK. Aldin Ayo makes sure his players are taken care of amid the pandemic. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST likely to win 4th straight double UAAP general championship

May 03, 2020 - 5:06 PM

UST stands on top of the UAAP general championship table before the abrupt end to Season 82

DOMINANCE. University of Santo Tomas continues to dominate the UAAP across all sports. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No UAAP basketball this year a possibility

May 02, 2020 - 3:41 PM

Like the PSC, the UAAP says it will go by the 'no vaccine, no games' policy before starting a new season

DELAYED UAAP. Angelo Kouame of the Ateneo Blue Eagles will have to wait and see if he can defend the UAAP men's basketball title this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

U.S. college sports chiefs back athlete compensation reforms

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:27 AM

As several top collegiate prospects head to the G League, the NCAA allows student-athletes to receive compensation from third-party endorsements

BIG JUMP. Filipino-American Jalen Green (center), tagged as the current top high school player in the US, has decided to skip the NCAA and play in the G League. Photo from FIBA

Fencing MVP Maxine Esteban spearheads virus relief drive

Apr 17, 2020 - 7:38 PM

‘I really thought of how I can do my part as a Filipino citizen and as a national athlete to help out our frontliners,’ says the Philippine team fencer

CHIPPING IN. Maxine Esteban says even a small contribution can go a long way. Photo release

Ateneo Lady Eagles on the road to accepting mental struggles

Apr 14, 2020 - 8:33 PM

Like other sports teams, defending champion Ateneo Lady Eagles are also struggling to cope with the cancelation of the UAAP

GRIEVING. The Ateneo Lady Eagles end their title defense bid abruptly due to the cancelation of the UAAP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP legend Ren-Ren Ritualo names his all-time La Salle 5

Apr 08, 2020 - 7:11 PM

Former King Archer Ren-Ren Ritualo also shares his thoughts on facing his toughest opponent and returning to La Salle

UAAP season disrupted: Disappointed but not dispirited

Apr 08, 2020 - 2:16 PM

'The mental toughness required to overcome discouragement and near-despair is what separates good athletes from mediocre ones'

UAAP season over: 'Sakit sa heart'

Apr 08, 2020 - 11:55 AM

Athletes, courtside reporters, and former league stars react to the abrupt end of UAAP Season 82

SEASON OVER. EJ Laure's comeback bid comes to an abrupt end. Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP cancels Season 82 amid extended community quarantine

Apr 07, 2020 - 6:56 PM

The league gets axed due to the extension of the Luzon enhanced community quarantine

CANCELED. Defending champions Ateneo Lady Eagles misses the chance for back-to-back titles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perpetual Altas grateful for Aric magic

Mar 28, 2020 - 6:57 PM

Aric del Rosario may be forever linked to the UST Tigers, but the Perpetual Altas also feel grateful to be touched by the legendary coach’s magic

ARIC MAGIC. Coach Aric del Rosario helped transform the Perpetual Altas into an NCAA contender. Photo from Perpetual

Legendary UST basketball coach Aric del Rosario dies

Mar 26, 2020 - 2:37 PM

(UPDATED) The UAAP champion mentor, who steered UST to 4 straight crowns, passes away at 80

UST LEGEND. Aric de Rosario leads the the UST Growling Tigers to a 4-peat title romp from 1993 to 1996. Photo from UAAP Classics Facebook

NCAA Season 95 terminated

Mar 19, 2020 - 1:48 PM

Varsity action in NCAA Season 95 prematurely ends due to the coronavirus pandemic

La Salle vet Melecio knows what matters amid virus crisis

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:14 PM

After returning to his hometown in Bukidnon, Aljun Melecio rediscovers his priorities

STILL READY. La Salle standout Aljun Melecio makes sure to stay in shape during the long sports layoff. Photo from UAAP

This U.P. sports alumni group mobilizes meals for coronavirus frontliners

Mar 18, 2020 - 4:25 PM

While UAAP games are put to a halt, Nowhere To Go But UP turns to support the healthcare workers and military

ONLINE HELP. The UP alumni's online community makes sure to help the frontliners.

UST, Adamson declared UAAP girls basketball co-champions

Mar 14, 2020 - 6:03 PM

Amid the virus pandemic, the UAAP decides to cancel pending high school competitions

UAAP Season 82 action to resume no earlier than May 1

Mar 14, 2020 - 5:38 PM

Collegiate sporting events in the UAAP will explore alternative formats to finish Season 82

SUSPENDED. The Ateneo vs La Salle rivalry match becomes the last blockbuster game of UAAP Season 82 before the suspension. Photo from UAAP release

The extraordinary life of Sam Dowd

Mar 11, 2020 - 7:21 PM

Growing up in the tough streets of Seattle, new UP Maroons recruit Sam Dowd hopes to show the same grit on the UAAP floor

NEW LIFE. Sam Dowd looks forward to kickstarting his basketball career in the Philippines. Photo from Sam Dod’s Instagram (@osammy_gawd)

U.P. Maroons eye multiple overseas training camps for Season 83

Mar 10, 2020 - 4:06 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons aim to bounce back strong for UAAP Season 83

VETERAN. Kobe Paras continues to be one of the leaders of the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP suspended due to Metro Manila coronavirus threat

Mar 10, 2020 - 7:41 AM

All UAAP Season 82 games are suspended as President Duterte declares a state of public health emergency

SUSPENDED. The UAAP Season 82 second semester games this weeks will be postponed. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tamayo records 20-20 game as NU completes UAAP juniors sweep

Mar 09, 2020 - 7:33 PM

The NU Bullpups duplicate the feat achieved by the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the NU Lady Bulldogs, who also went unbeaten in 16 games earlier in the season

DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINE. Carl Tamayo gets named the Finals MVP after dominating inside for NU. Photo from UAAP

NCAA mulling outright termination of Season 95 due to coronavirus

Mar 09, 2020 - 5:35 PM

The NCAA suspends all activities until further notice

UAAP to hold closed-door HS finals games amid coronavirus threat

Mar 08, 2020 - 9:04 PM

The UAAP will enforce a No UAAP ID, No Entry policy at the venue

SPOTLESS. Gerry Abadiano and NU will shoot for the sweep against FEU in their best-of-three finals. Photo from UAAP

Laure sisters dominate as UST tramples FEU

Mar 08, 2020 - 7:05 PM

Sisters Eya and EJ Laure combine for 28 points in the UST Golden Tigresses' emphatic sweep of the FEU Lady Tamaraws

MAIDEN. Eya Laure and EJ Laure lead the UST Golden Tigresses to their first win in Season 82. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU avoids upset ax vs UST to remain unbeaten

Mar 08, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Jude Garcia stars as the FEU Tamaraws fight back from a one-set deficit to claim their second win

FIGHTBACK. JP Bogaoan and FEU display composure in the comeback win. Photo from UAAP

Ateneo puts clamps on San Beda to claim back-to-back PCCL crowns

Mar 08, 2020 - 6:37 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles limit the San Beda Red Lions to a measly 5 points in the final quarter to capture the PCCL championship

CLUTCH. SJ Belangel delivers when it matters most. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler