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DLSU's Mary Joy Baron wins UAAP 79 MVP

May 03, 2017 - 3:32 PM

The fourth year middle blocker wins the honor 4 years after ex La Salle stars Ara Galang and Aby Maraño shared the award

MVP. Mary Joy Baron is named UAAP MVP for Season 79. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers escape UST in 4 sets to remain undefeated

Feb 11, 2017 - 6:14 PM

The Lady Spikers are now 2 0 after overcoming the Golden Tigresses

STAYING UNBEATEN. The defending champions had a scare in the second set but found their winning ways once again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP 79 volleyball preview: FEU Lady Tamaraws

Feb 03, 2017 - 4:12 PM

No longer a rebuilding team the FEU Lady Tamaraws are back in UAAP Season 79 as more experienced players with the tools to succeed Can they go all the way and bring back their old glory?

CHARGE. The FEU Lady Tamaraws are back with high aspirations for UAAP Season 79. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST's Pam Lastimosa set to return for final year in UAAP

Jan 02, 2017 - 1:19 PM

The veteran spiker hopes to close her UAAP career by snapping the Tigresses 4 year Final Four drought

ONE MORE YEAR Pam Lastimosa (R) will play out her last year at UST with the goal of a Final Four return. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Golden Tigresses ‘the team to beat’ in UAAP 79 – ADU coach

Dec 29, 2016 - 7:01 PM

With their Thailand training set in stone the Tigresses are out to prove that UST is one of the teams to beat in UAAP 79

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jett Manuel says UP teammate Paul Desiderio deserves Mythical 5 nod

Dec 07, 2016 - 5:16 PM

Paul Desiderio becomes the first University of the Philippines Fighting Maroon to make the Mythical selection in a decade after Marvin Cruz in 2006

MAROONS. Jett Manuel (L) is proud of Paul Desiderio for making the UAAP Season 79 Mythical 5. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: UAAP 79 Finals Game 2: Ateneo vs La Salle

Dec 06, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates starting from the awarding ceremony to Game 2 of the UAAP Finals

ROY Melecio shows guts of steel in first UAAP finals game

Dec 04, 2016 - 5:16 PM

The La Salle rookie gives Ateneo a glimpse of what’s to come not just for this series but also for years to come

Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler

Stir in Ateneo-La Salle game as ex-Batangas vice gov charges bench

Dec 03, 2016 - 9:04 PM

Security was reportedly called as a man charged towards the Ateneo bench who turned out to be former Batangas vice governor Mark Leviste

COMMOTION. Former Batangas vice governor Mark Leviste (in green jersey over white shirt) is restrained during Game 1 of the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena admits weight of UAAP Finals moment got to Ateneo

Dec 03, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Before a loud crowd of 16 712 the Blue Eagles fall behind 16 2 to start and struggle to find their rhythm the entire first half

BIG MOMENT. Thirdy Ravena admits the big moment affected Ateneo in the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle survives Ateneo rally for 1-0 UAAP Finals lead

Dec 03, 2016 - 6:00 PM

UPDATED Jeron Teng delivers on the go ahead layup with 15 1 seconds remaining as the top seed Green Archers survive a spirited comeback attempt from their rivals in the second half

FIRST BLOOD. La Salle draws first blood against rival Ateneo in the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Green Archers asked to shut phones, lay off social media before UAAP Finals

Dec 02, 2016 - 4:53 PM

La Salle receives visits from two former Green Archers a day before the finals begin

LIVE BLOG: UAAP 79 Finals Game 1: Ateneo vs La Salle

Dec 02, 2016 - 3:54 PM

After 8 years the two rivals will once again decide a UAAP title series

FEU finishes strong to slip past UE

Nov 16, 2016 - 4:21 PM

The Tamaraws still have hope of gaining a twice to beat advantage in the Final Four as long as the Adamson Soaring Falcons win by at least 31 points over the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the day s second game

DAGGER. Axel Iñigo buries the dagger triple as FEU survives UE to end the eliminations. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson clobbers listless NU, stays in twice-to-beat race

Nov 13, 2016 - 6:34 PM

UPDATED The Soaring Falcons improve to an 8 5 record and will end the elimination round on Wednesday in a battle against the Ateneo Blue Eagles for the last twice to beat

JAM. Big man Papi Sarr slams it home for Adamson. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle’s Mbala to UAAP refs: 'at least call the obvious fouls’

Nov 13, 2016 - 1:52 PM

People will look at it and it won’t be good for Philippine basketball adds Mbala

DLSU (23) Ben Mbala Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo survives slow start to beat UE and end skid

Oct 19, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Ateneo moves up to 5 4 after defeating UE and winning its first game of the second round

While Thirdy shines, Kiefer gets used to spectating

Sep 28, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Thirdy Ravena drops a career high in an Ateneo win as Kiefer watches from the stands

Mbala leads Green Archers in takedown of Falcons

Sep 24, 2016 - 4:31 PM

La Salle remains on top of the league standings and improves its record to 5 0 while Adamson drops to 3 2

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Young but promising Blue Eagles show winning character

Sep 16, 2016 - 5:16 PM

Despite an up and down season so far the Ateneo Blue Eagles show a lot of promise in their victory against the defending champions

UST's Embons Bonleon to undergo surgery, out 6-8 months

Sep 15, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Bonleon decided to play this season despite already being injured and the condition of his wrist worsened during UST s loss to DLSU

Adamson was ‘too relaxed’ vs FEU, but Pumaren not that upset

Sep 11, 2016 - 6:24 PM

The Soaring Falcons lost their first game of the UAAP season to the Tamaraws

FEU gets first win of title defense season vs Adamson

Sep 11, 2016 - 4:14 PM

In classic FEU fashion the Tamaraws had a well balanced scoring production from their entire roster to improve to 1 1 this season

Photo by Josh Abelda

Red Warriors played for themselves and not UE in UST loss - Pumaren

Sep 11, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Pumaren was also not pleased with his team s decision making late in the game against UST

UAAP: Ex-Bulldog Alolino has faith in Alejandro’s leadership

Sep 10, 2016 - 7:50 PM

As co captain to Alfred Aroga former backup guard Jay Alejandro is expected to lead NU in UAAP Season 79

NEW LEADER. Jay Alejandro will be one of NU's leaders for UAAP Seasno 79. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Subido’s breakout game leads UST past UE

Sep 10, 2016 - 4:42 PM

UST rallies from a double digit deficit in the first half and holds on for the win

NU’s Aroga doing fine, expected to play vs Ateneo

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:43 PM

Aroga isn t experiencing much swelling on the injured ankle

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jeron Teng remains La Salle's Mr Constant

Sep 08, 2016 - 8:35 PM

When La Salle needed someone to deliver them a win in crunch time Jeron Teng delivered – as he s done many times over the last 4 years

DLSU (21) Jeron Teng. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Video session with Ayo, pre-game talk with Torres sparked Melecio’s big debut

Sep 07, 2016 - 11:48 PM

Aljun Melecio spent the night before his first UAAP seniors game watching clips of Mark Cruz with Aldin Ayo

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Teng drops 28 as La Salle holds off defending champion FEU

Sep 07, 2016 - 7:02 PM

The Archers blow a 16 point third quarter lead but stave off the Tamaraws late in the game

FIRST WIN. La Salle notches its first win of UAAP Season 79. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aroga delivers late as NU beats UE in opener

Sep 07, 2016 - 4:22 PM

UPDATED The big man fights through injury concerns late in the fourth period to deliver the big buckets his team needs to secure the win

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE: Rappler Q and A with FEU coach Nash Racela

Sep 06, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Rappler s LIVE interview with FEU Tamaraws head coach Nash Racela on Tuesday September 6 at 6 pm

After stirring UAAP debut, Ahanmisi, Manalang now marked men – Pumaren

Sep 05, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Jerrick Ahanmisi and Robbie Manalang combined for 44 points when the Adamson Soaring Falcons debuted with an impressive victory over the UP Fighting Maroons

FALCON DUO. Robbie Manalang (L) and Jerrick Ahanmisi star for Adamson in first win. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST sticking to zone defense vs Ateneo ‘a big mistake’ - Baldwin

Sep 05, 2016 - 5:00 PM

‘I think that you’ve got to have a little more courage to be honest and trust your team defensively ’ Baldwin said

With coaching future in mind, Alex Cabagnot joins UP Maroons staff

Sep 05, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Cabagnot also sees positives in UP s opening performance despite the defeat to Adamson

Baldwin not happy with ‘farcical, unnecessary’ drums in UAAP games

Sep 05, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Baldwin and Ateneo get the win on opening day but the consultant had something to say about the noise

Ateneo pulls away in final quarter to win season opener vs UST

Sep 04, 2016 - 6:18 PM

Up by just one entering the fourth quarter Ateneo pulls away in the final 10 minutes to win its opening game

Rookie Ahanmisi soars in record-setting debut as Adamson trips UP

Sep 04, 2016 - 4:13 PM

UPDATED The Adamson Soaring Falcons rout the UP Fighting Maroons for an emphatic first win in UAAP Season 79

ROOKIE TAKEOVER. Rookie Jerrick Ahanmisi catches fire to lead the Adamson Soaring Falcons past the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: UST opens UAAP Season 79 with grand parade, fireworks

Sep 03, 2016 - 9:52 PM

Take a look back on the opening ceremony of the UAAP held at the campus of host school UST

Opening of the 79th season of the UAAP games at the UST grounds on September 3, 2016.

UP sweeps first UAAP ballroom competition

Sep 03, 2016 - 6:32 PM

UAAP Season 79 opens with University of the Philippines reigning supreme in a dance sport once again

FEU won’t let inexperience affect UAAP title defense – Racela

Sep 02, 2016 - 6:02 PM

The FEU Tamaraws will attempt to defend their UAAP championship with a much younger team in Season 79

TITLE DEFENSE. Coach Nash Racela and the FEU Tamaraws won't have experience on their side for UAAP Season 79. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Paul Varilla says UE will embrace dark horse tag

Sep 02, 2016 - 1:02 PM

The Red Warriors who last won a UAAP title in 1985 are a mix of rookies and veterans in Season 79 looking to get over the hump for a Final Four return

BETTER CHEMISTRY. Team captain Paul Varilla says UE's chemistry has grown this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bo is back in UP (Town)

Aug 31, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Bo Perasol returns to UP 22 years after he graduated this time as the Fighting Maroons’ head coach

BACK WITH UP. Bo Perasol will try to lead the UP Fighting Maroons to success in UAAP Season 79. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren is changing the culture at Adamson

Aug 27, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Franz Pumaren was enjoying a relaxing life away from the demands of coaching But when the offer to create a legacy in Adamson arrived he could not run from the challenge

UAAP Season 79 to open at UST

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:03 PM

The season opening will be held on Saturday September 3 at the UST Plaza Mayor in front of the Main Building

PLAZA MAYOR. The opening ceremony for UAAP Season 79 will be held at the UST Plaza Mayor in front of the Main Building. File Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Baldwin close to being named Ateneo head coach - report

Dec 06, 2015 - 3:16 AM

The Blue Eagles could be on the verge of attaining an international level head coach

Photo from FIBA