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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


FEU clamps MVP Figueroa, clinches finals slot vs unbeaten NU

Feb 28, 2020 - 7:13 PM

Behind Penny Estacio, the FEU Baby Tamaraws shackle rookie MVP Jake Figueroa and the Adamson Baby Falcons

HOT TAM. Penny Estacio unloads 18 points to power the Baby Tams. Photo release

Adamson stuns Ateneo in UAAP juniors semis turnaround win

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Rookie MVP Jake Figueroa takes over as the Baby Falcons oust the Blue Eaglets in the UAAP boys’ basketball stepladder semifinals

TURNAROUND WIN. Jake Figuerao (center) lifts the Baby Falcons out of a double-digit hole. Photo release

Dominant NU Bullpups sweep elims, earn outright finals berth

Feb 05, 2020 - 7:49 PM

The NU Bullpups make another successful trip back to the UAAP juniors basketball finals

LEADER. Terrence Fortea lead the NU Bullpups to another UAAP juniors basketball finals appearance. Photo from release

Undefeated NU escapes feisty Ateneo in UAAP boys’ basketball

Jan 12, 2020 - 7:59 PM

Defending champion NU pulls off its closest win of the season after arresting Ateneo’s late surge

Finals MVP award deserved validation for injury-plagued Carl Tamayo

Feb 23, 2019 - 9:29 PM

The NU Bullpups standout finds his rhythm in the most crucial stretch of the UAAP juniors basketball season

PERSEVERANCE. Carl Tamayo says it took a lot of hard work to regain his old form. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Kai Sotto mum on future: 'Tapusin muna school year'

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:57 PM

Rather than focusing on what jersey he will wear next – whether here or overseas – the 7-foot-2 basketball teen sensation says he's prioritizing school

SENSATIONAL. Ateneo’s Kai Sotto tallies impressive numbers of 26 points, 25 rebounds and 4 blocks in Game 2 of the UAAP juniors basketball finals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bullpups, Ateneo Eaglets set UAAP juniors finals rematch

Feb 15, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Defending champion Ateneo outlasts FEU, while top-seeded NU dispatches Adamson in the Final Four

UAAP81: Jrs ADMU vs FEU Feb 15. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP juniors: Blue Eaglets nail last Final Four bonus

Feb 10, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Defending champion Ateneo joins NU in the top two to clinch the twice-to-beat advantage in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

ON A ROLL. Kai Sotto and the Blue Eaglets look to continue their winning ways in the Final Four. Contributed photo

UAAP juniors: NU clinches twice-to-beat, UST stuns FEU

Feb 03, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The NU Bullpups maul the UPIS Junior Maroons by 51 points to secure the top spot in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

STREAKY. Terrence Fortea drains 18 of his 23 points from beyond the arc. Contributed photo

Final Four cast complete in UAAP juniors basketball

Jan 27, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Ateneo, FEU, and Adamson join National University in the semifinals

KEY CONTRIBUTOR. Forthsky Padrigao delivers an all-around performance to help the Blue Eaglets nail their ninth win. Contributed photo

UAAP juniors: NU Bullpups clinch 1st Final Four spot

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Gerry Abadiano takes charge a the NU Bullpups pull away late against the La Salle Zobel Junior Archers

ON TOP. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups cruise to their 10th triumph in 11 games. File photo

UAAP juniors: Bullpups exact revenge, rout Falcons by 41

Jan 20, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The NU Bullpups get even with the Adamson Baby Falcons who defeated them in the first round

9-1. Terrence Fortea comes off the bench to score 23 points as the Bullpups remain on top of the table.

UAAP juniors: Ateneo vents ire on UE, NU blasts UST

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The Blue Eaglets snap a two-game skid as the league-leading Bullpups remain as the top dogs in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

LEAGUE’S BEST. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups strengthen their hold of the solo top spot. Contributed photo

NU opens 2nd round with sweep of Ateneo

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The NU Bullpups remain on top of UAAP juniors basketball after another big win over Ateneo

TIGHT DUEL. NU's Kevin Quiambao (left) and Ateneo's Kai Sotto battle for rebounding position. Contributed photo

Kai Sotto stands tall as undisputed leader in juniors MVP race

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Not surprisingly, the 7-foot-1 Ateneo superstar emerges as the runaway statistical leader in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

UAAP juniors: Blue Eaglets cruise past winless Junior Warriors

Dec 12, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Kai Sotto delivers another stellar outing as the Ateneo Blue Eaglets grab a share of the top spot in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

DOMINANT. Kai Sotto leads the way again for the blue and white. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kai Sotto to stay with Ateneo amid Real Madrid recruitment rumors

Sep 29, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Ateneo Blue Eaglets coach Reggie Varilla says his prized 7-foot-1 ward is staying right here at home to play in the UAAP

BIG SENSATION. The 7-foot-1 Kai Sotto continues to get international attention. Photo from FIBA

Finals MVP Kai Sotto 'the happiest man in the Philippines' after Ateneo’s title win

Mar 02, 2018 - 9:00 PM

He was the Finals MVP, but the stratospheric Sotto is grounded enough to say his Ateneo high school teammates made it happen

FINALS MVP. Kai Sotto of Ateneo proudly shows his UAAP juniors finals mvp trophy. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SJ Belangel, Dave Ildefonso on college plans: 'Graduation muna'

Mar 02, 2018 - 8:42 PM

Ateneo Blue Eaglets Belangel and Ildefonso are still overjoyed at winning the UAAP junior basketball championship

ADMU Jrs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eaglets claim UAAP juniors title with thrilling win over NU

Mar 02, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Ateneo buried the memory of its Game 2 loss with a nail-biter in the winner-take-all Game 3 over Nazareth School of NU

JUBILATION. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets celebrate after winning the UAAP juniors basketball basketball championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bullpups deny Ateneo’s season sweep, force Game 3 with 70-67 win

Feb 27, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Both teams will return to FilOil for the all-or-nothing Game 3 on Friday, March 2

ESCAPE. Rhayyan Amsali of NU shakes off his Ateneo defenders in Game 2 of the finals of UAAP Jrs Basketball Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo’s Kai Sotto drops 11-block TD in Finals Game 1 rout of NU Bullpups

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:09 PM

A confident Kai Sotto texts Coach Joe Silva before Game 1: 'Coach, abangan niyo na. Eto na. I got you, Coach. Makikita niyo na ang totoong Kai Sotto'

DOMINANT. File photo of Kai Sotto during his Batang Gilas campaign in 2017. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tiger Cubs stay alive in semis with comeback win over Baby Tamaraws

Feb 17, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Reigning MVP CJ Cansino pours in 18 points, 16 rebounds, and 5 assists for the UST Tiger Cubs, who will face the second seed NU Bullpups next

ALIVE. The UST Tiger Cubs dethrone defending champions FEU Baby Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UST's CJ Cansino a cinch to claim MVP in UAAP Jrs basketball

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:28 PM

CJ Cansino, however, prefers to see the UST Tiger Cubs in the Final 4

MVP. If he had his way, UST Tiger Cub CJ Cansino (27) would rather have his team advance to the semis over his winning MVP of the UAAP Jrs basketball.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


CJ Cansino wants Final 4 more: 'Kung MVP, ako lang yung masaya'

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:24 PM

The UST Tiger Cubs face Adamson Baby Falcons in a do-or-die for a spot in the UAAP Jrs Final 4

SELFLESS. Cj Cansino would rather take a final 4 spot rather than have an MVP award all to himself. Photo from Instagram (@cjcansino27)

UAAP Jrs basketball: Ateneo sweeps elims, forces stepladder semis

Feb 11, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eaglets will go straight to the finals after going 14-0 in the elimination round, while the UST Tiger Cubs and Adamson Baby Falcons will battle for the last Final 4 slot

UNDEFEATED. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets force a stepladder semifinals after sweeping the elimination round. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU secures solo No. 2 by beating Adamson; Ateneo still spotless at the top

Feb 07, 2018 - 6:03 PM

Ateneo remained unbeaten, while National U cemented its stay at second spot in the UAAP Juniors basketball

DOUBLE-TEAM. Ateneo's Joaqui Manuel works his way around a double-team by UE Junior Warriors, in their UAAP juniors ga,e Wednesday, February 6. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eaglets unseat NU to win UAAP juniors basketball title

Feb 20, 2015 - 5:39 PM

Finals MVP Jolo Mendoza scores 30 points while Matt Nieto contributes 25 as the Blue Eaglets win their first juniors title since 2011

FLYING HIGH. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets are the UAAP 77 juniors basketball champions. Photo by Josh Albelda