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Ahanmisi, Manganti expect Adamson to reach UAAP Finals

Aug 25, 2018 - 5:01 PM

The third-year players think it's high time the Soaring Falcons break through the Final Four barrier and contend for the championship

LOFTY EXPECTATIONS. Having been to the Final Four in the last two seasons of the UAAP, Jerrick Ahanmisi is expecting Adamson to be at the top this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Former head coach Jarin foretold Kiefer Ravena's greatness since juniors days

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The Phenom's story dates back to the time when he was the first 13-year-old in the Ateneo Blue Eaglets' UAAP roster

THE PHENOM. Former Blue Eaglets head coach Jamike Jarin recalls how he helped raise a Phenom in Philippine Basketball who has finally taken his career to the pros. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Fil-Am Jordan Bartlett leaves NU Bulldogs

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:58 AM

Jordan Bartlett completes one UAAP season with the National University Bulldogs

GOING HOME. Bartlett donned the #22 jersey in his stint with the NU Bulldogs in UAAP Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST officially welcomes Ayo as Tigers head coach

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:54 PM

UST cites Ayo's emphasis on prioritizing a student-athlete balance and approval of the university's 'modest salary' as reasons for hiring him

OFFICIAL. Aldin Ayo is now the UST Growling Tigers' new head coach. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Matt, Mike Nieto throwback to Ateneo-La Salle rivalry from the bleachers

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:14 AM

Matt Nieto reminisces about the time when he was once part of the audience during an Ateneo-La Salle game

THROWBACK TIME. The young Nieto twins on the bleachers instead of the hard court. Screenshot from video

Collegiate champ Koy Banal applies for UE Red Warriors head coaching post - report

Dec 22, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Koy Banal had ended San Beda's 28-year title drought, and he wants the shot to end UE's 31-year title drought too

HEADING TO UAAP? Koy Banal will be spending time with UE star Alvin Pasaol as the coach of the PBA D-League's Marinerong Pilipino squad, and is hoping to get some time with him in the UAAP as well. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ben Mbala announces exit from DLSU

Dec 22, 2017 - 9:53 AM

Ben Mbala moves on from De La Salle University and the UAAP to pursue the next stage of his career

SURPRISE EXIT. Ben Mbala announces his departure from the DLSU Green Archers. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU Green Archers aim for UAAP Season 81 crown with Ayo

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:51 PM

The statement from the DLSU Green Archers indicates that coach Aldin Ayo will be staying in Taft

REBUILDING. The statement by the Green Archers shows that Aldin Ayo will be vital to the rebuilding team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

RAPPLER EXCLUSIVE: WATCH Ateneo Blue Eagles dance 'Baby Shark'

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Vince Tolentino, Thirdy Ravena and Isaac Go do the #BabySharkChallenge

BABY SHARK. The Ateneo Blue Eagles ride with the #BabySharkChallenge viral video.

Rappler Talk Sports: UAAP S80 men's basketball champions Ateneo Blue Eagles

Dec 13, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles drop by the Rappler office to talk about their championship win

A brotherhood of champions: A guide to the members who defined the 2017 Ateneo Blue Eagles

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:15 PM

The GUIDON Sports Basketball writers look back at the cast of characters of the 2017 Ateneo Blue Eagles

Ateneo honors its UAAP Season 80 champions with bonfire party

Dec 10, 2017 - 12:18 PM

While the celebrations were for teams of all sports, the men’s basketball team was the focus of the annual party

ONE BIG FIGHT. The Ateneo community comes together to celebrate with their champion teams. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Baldwin draws inspiration from Bear Bryant in team system

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

The success of the team boils down to the character that each Blue Eagle had manifested in the 10 months of training

NO 'I' IN TEAM. Coach Tab Baldwin had to 'break' the Blue Eagles to make them realize the importance of 'team'. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The week in photos: December 2-8, 2017

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A masked Palestinian boy stands in front of flames during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the northern village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank near Nablus on December 4, 2017.An Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank last week after a group of Israelis was targeted by Palestinian stone-throwers, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

'Trust' turns around Ikeh's last season with the Ateneo Blue Eagles

Dec 08, 2017 - 2:41 PM

It took more than just practice to make a stronger Chibueze Ikeh this UAAP Season 80

TRUST. Chibueze Ikeh caps off his emotional roller coaster college life with a championship and renewed strength. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo captain Vince Tolentino fulfills dream he chased for so long

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:56 PM

The graduating Blue Eagle ends his 5 UAAP playing years with a finals appearance and a championship, both against the Green Archers – thanks to coach Tab Baldwin

5 FRUITFUL YEARS. Vince Tolentino graduates from the team with a happy heart and a championship title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Promises and a lucky red shirt: Nieto twins continue father's legacy

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

'Kasi pag si Mike, when he promises, it usually comes true'

LEGACY. An emotional Nieto family celebrated Matt and Mike's first senior's championship 30 years after Jet Nieto's first UAAP seniors championship in 1987. Photo by Christopher Cancio/The GUIDON

LOOK: St La Salle Hall blazes in blue and green

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:58 PM

'May this remind us of the camaraderie and sportsmanship that the UAAP aims to foster'

UNITY. The facade of St. La Salle hall is now lit up in both green and blue in a show of camaraderie and sportsmanship. Photo from Twitter (@MissionAtDLSU)

IN PHOTOS: UAAP S80 Ateneo vs La Salle Finals Game 3

Dec 04, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Here are photos which capture the drama of the most enduring rivalry in Philippine collegiate basketball's UAAP Season 80 finals game 3 clash

EMOTIONS. Anton Asistio gives Isaac Go a big hug for his dagger tripler that sealed the win for them. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

2 cops, 6 others arrested for being Ateneo-La Salle game scalpers

Dec 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The 8 alleged scalpers were selling tickets worth P3,500 for a total of P22,500, according to the Quezon City Police District

PAY MORE TO WATCH. Cops seize the tickets suspects were supposed to sell. Sourced photo

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Dec 04, 2017 - 2:27 PM

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De La Salle Green Archers' UAAP defeat will make them stronger

Dec 04, 2017 - 12:35 PM

'This is a learning experience. You cannot learn by only winning, you also have to learn by losing,' says DLSU big man and UAAP back-to-back MVP Ben Mbala

DETHRONED. The De La Salle Green Archers receive their first runnerup trophy and silver medals. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Manny Pangilinan gifts champion Ateneo Blue Eagles with iPhone X, Hong Kong trip

Dec 04, 2017 - 12:09 PM

(UPDATED) Pangilinan expresses his happiness of overcoming an 'uneasy' feeling in game 2's loss by giving iPhone Xs to each Blue Eagle and an all-expenses-paid trip to Hong Kong

UNFAZED. M.V.P. never really doubted the Blue Eagles since day one. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Fan favorite Chibueze Ikeh leaves the Ateneo Blue Eagles finally a champion

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:19 PM

A towering dunk by Chibueze Ikeh punctuated his final output in the UAAP which gave Ateneo an 82-73 lead and ignited the adoring sea of blue into chanting his name

SWEET VICTORY. Ateneo Blue Eagles Chibueze Ikeh and Thirdy Ravena lift the championship trophy. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: La Salle turns blue as Ateneo wins UAAP crown

Dec 03, 2017 - 9:30 PM

'I told my La Salle friends, you have a great and gracious school,' says Ateneo president Fr Jett Villarin

The De La Salle University building along Taft Avenue in Manila is lit in blue after losing to the Ateneo De Manila University in the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball on December 3, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'BEST GAME EVER': Netizens react to cardiac UAAP Season 80 Finals Game 3

Dec 03, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Here are social media reactions from netizens during Game 3 of the UAAP Season 80 Finals between Ateneo and La Salle

Ateneo Blue Eagles are UAAP Season 80 champions

Dec 03, 2017 - 5:53 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The Blue Eagles dethrone the De La Salle Green Archers

GRIT. A teary-eyed Thirdy Ravena of Ateneo sings their school hymn. He was named the finals MVP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: UAAP Season 80 Finals Game 3: Ateneo vs La Salle

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:33 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and the De La Salle Green Archers will face each other in Game 3 on Sunday, December 3, 4 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

Ateneo fan apologizes for flashing middle finger at La Salle fans

Nov 30, 2017 - 9:54 PM

The contrite Ateneo alumnus says that he is a 'man of peace' and not a 'violent man'

APOLOGIES. Facebook user Chot Kabigting who is identified as the man to pointed a dirty finger at the La Salle crowd issues a public apology letter. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

De La Salle's Ricci Rivero says, 'it wasn’t me who played. It was God' in game 2

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Green Archer spark plug Ricci Rivero overcomes 4 fouls in the second quarter of Game 2 to fuel DLSU's comeback win over Ateneo

DLSU Green Archers take game 2, set do-or-die vs Ateneo Blue Eagles

Nov 29, 2017 - 6:43 PM

(UPDATED) De La Salle extends UAAP Season 80 men's basketball finals series vs Ateneo to a sudden-death game 3

LIVE BLOG: UAAP 80 Finals Game 2: Ateneo vs La Salle

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and the De La Salle Green Archers will face each other in game 2 on Wednesday, November 29, 4 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

Rebo Saguisag reminds UAAP community of proper conduct in remaining games

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The UAAP commissioner calls for a more positive environment in the UAAP

TROUBLE-FREE. UAAP Commissioner Rebo Saguisag addresses issues in the UAAP to keep the spirit of the league alive. Photo by Jerrick Esguerra

Ateneo's Mike Nieto 'motivated' after twin Matt got bloodied

Nov 25, 2017 - 9:55 PM

'Parang nasaktan din ako nung natamaan si Matt,' Ateneo's Mike Nieto says after his twin brother got bloodied at the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball finals

BLOODIED. Matt Nieto goes down with a bloodied forehead after Ben Mbala unintentionally elbows him down. Photo by Jerrick Esguerra

Ateneo Blue Eagles secure game 1 of UAAP S80 finals

Nov 25, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Ateneo leads 1-0 in the best-of-three finals series behind Mike Nieto's heroics

GAME ONE. Ateneo Blue Eagles draw first blood in the best-of-three finals series. Photo by Richard Esguerra.

LIVE BLOG: UAAP Season 80 Finals Game 1 – Ateneo vs La Salle

Nov 25, 2017 - 3:05 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and the De La Salle Green Archers will face each other in game 1 on Saturday, November 25, 4 pm at the Mall of Asia Arena

From Davao to do-or-die, Ron Dennison makes his last days count for FEU

Nov 23, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Ron Dennison's last season with the FEU Tamaraws has set up a bright future for him

BRIGHT FUTURE. FEU may have fallen short this season, but their captain Ron Dennison moves on to a new chapter of his life. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo Blue Eagles and FEU Tamaraws play their hearts out in OT thriller

Nov 23, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Emotions ran high throughout the entire Mall of Asia Arena as the Ateneo Blue Eagles secure a finals berth and the FEU Tamaraws exit Season 80

Isaac Go channels inner Desiderio in Ateneo's OT thriller against FEU

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Isaac Go's heroics for Ateneo redeem his missed opportunity vs La Salle in the second round

'ATIN ITO'. Isaac Go's winning mentality in the game helped surrender the victory to the Blue Eagles. Photo by Zach Garcia/The GUIDON Sports

Ateneo secures finals berth despite FEU's OT threat

Nov 22, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The Blue Eagles are the second finalists of UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament

FINALS. The Ateneo Blue Eagles make it to another finals appearance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles to 'rediscover' themselves before facing FEU in second semis meeting

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Will the Ateneo Blue Eagles be able stay hungry and prove to everyone they deserve the '13-1'?

PROVING THE '13-1'. The Ateneo Blue Eagles aim to bounce back from their loss to the Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Adamson University, UAAP board take action on 'worst officiated' game

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Here's what the UAAP board has to say about Adamson University's complaint

CONTROVERSIAL. Adamson formally files a complaint to the UAAP board regarding the 'bad calls' made during their game against La Salle. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Former Eagles Racela, Tolentino and Cani come up big in FEU’s surprise drubbing of Ateneo

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:41 PM

The FEU Tamaraws give the Ateneo Blue Eagles their second straight loss of the season

STUNNER. The Former Blue Eagles come up big against the once undefeated Ateneo squad. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU pulls off a shocking win over Ateneo, forces semis game 2

Nov 19, 2017 - 6:18 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles fail to bounce back from their loss to the Green Archers

SHOCKER. The Far Eastern University Tamaraws will now try to beat the Blue Eagles twice in the Season 80 semis. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

AdU's Franz Pumaren slams 'worst' officiating in game vs DLSU

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:25 AM

“I pity my players. They worked so hard for this. Everybody saw the game. Everybody knows what happened.”

CHEATED. Adamson almost forces a game 2 in the semifinal round vs La Salle but 'bad' calls in the 4th quarter took the opportunity from them. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU advances to finals via Adamson meltdown

Nov 18, 2017 - 6:41 PM

The Adamson Soaring Falcons bid farewell to UAAP Season 80

FINALS. The Green Archers are back in the finals this UAAP Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 80 men's basketball Final 4

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:03 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles, De La Salle Green Archers, Adamson Soaring Falcons and Far Eastern University Tamaraws will face off in the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball Final 4

LIVE BLOG: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 80 men's basketball round two

Nov 11, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles and the De La Salle University Green Archers clash at 4 pm on Sunday, November 12