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Roger Gorayeb free of cancer

Jun 21, 2020 - 6:51 PM

Volleyball's beloved coach Roger Gorayeb announces that he's cancer-free on Father's Day 2020

CANCER-FREE. Roger Gorayeb continues his road to recovery from multiple myeloma. File photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Who made Gretchen Ho’s all-time Ateneo Lady Eagles lineup?

Jun 19, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Former Ateneo volleyball star Gretchen Ho says there are 'many pieces you need to put together' to form a champion team

FLYING HIGH. Gretchen Ho (right) helped jumpstart Ateneo volleyball’s winning ways. File photo by Josh Albelda

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

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

Rappler Sports Timeout: What's up with Rex Intal?

Jun 10, 2020 - 10:16 AM

National men's volleyball team player Rex Intal takes his passion for art to the next level while sports remains on hiatus

Volleyball stars serve up help for match-day workers

May 31, 2020 - 7:07 PM

Charo Soriano, Alyssa Valdez, and Aby Maraño lead a fundraising variety show to help volleyball personnel amid the sports shutdown

MORE HELP NEEDED. Alyssa Valdez says the ‘fight’ isn’t over. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

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

Easter reflections from Bea de Leon

Apr 12, 2020 - 5:21 PM

'Maybe it’s time to think bigger. Maybe it’s time to revisit those dreams we have long set aside because they seemed so impossible'

Photo courtesy of Janine Torre/Fabilioh

'No decision yet,' says Kat Tolentino on UAAP fate

Apr 09, 2020 - 3:10 PM

'If anything, what I learned from last year is not to make a decision right away and you have to think about it,' says Kat Tolentino

NO REGRETS. Kat Tolentino remains unfazed with the eligibility dilemma brought about by the cancelation of UAAP Season 82. Photo from UAAP release

Volleyball stars raffle off memorabilia for coronavirus relief

Apr 03, 2020 - 6:21 PM

Mika Reyes, Alyssa Valdez, Sisi Rondina, and Charo Soriano lead the volleyball queens’ efforts to help frontliners battling the pandemic

International experience lifts Jaja Santiago to a new level

Mar 22, 2020 - 10:38 PM

Already touted as one of the best volleyball players in the country, Jaja Santiago believes she has grown a lot more in the last two years in Japan

INTERNATIONAL DREAM. Volleyball star Jaja Santiago makes waves in the international front with Japan V-League team Ageo Medics. Photo from Jaja Santiago's Instagram

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

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


Defending champ NU downs Adamson for 2nd win

Mar 08, 2020 - 2:02 PM

NU escapes an Adamson comeback as the Bulldogs overcome their error-filled game

KEY PRESENCE. Nico Almendras leads the NU Bulldogs with 16 markers over the Adamson Soaring Falcons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU wrecks Adamson, spoils Tai Bundit’s UAAP return

Mar 08, 2020 - 1:04 PM

The NU Lady Bulldogs cruise to their 2nd straight win in the UAAP Season 82 women's volleyball tournament

X-FACTOR. Margot Mutshima chips in 13 points to help lead the NU Lady Bulldogs past the Adamson Lady Falcons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tolentino takes subpar game in stride, looks at Ateneo positives

Mar 07, 2020 - 11:40 PM

Held to just 6 points, Kat Tolentino brushes off Ateneo’s early loss to rival La Salle

OVERPOWERED. La Salle's imposing defense proves too much for Kat Tolentino and the Lady Eagles. Photo release

La Salle rookie Gagate survives baptism by fire vs rival Ateneo

Mar 07, 2020 - 9:08 PM

At 6-foot-2, Thea Gagate impresses with her net defense that proves crucial in La Salle’s late charge

BIG DEBUT. Thea Gagate (center) makes a splash in her first La Salle game. Photo release

Debuting La Salle outclasses heated rival Ateneo

Mar 07, 2020 - 7:14 PM

A video challenge wraps up La Salle's huge win as the Lady Spikers turn back defending champion Ateneo to start their campaign

After shock first-day loss, Ateneo soars past rival La Salle

Mar 07, 2020 - 5:56 PM

Chu Njigha fuels Ateneo’s attack as the Blue Eagles down the La Salle Green Spikers in UAAP men’s volleyball

ATTACK MODE. Chu Njigha unleashes 20 points to lift Ateneo. Photo relase

Molde responds to Ateneo loss with career-high versus UE

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:52 PM

After a lackluster outing in the opener, UP star Isa Molde makes sure to more than make up for it

NO LET UP. UP veteran Isa Molde goes all out against UE. Photo release

Molde, Carlos lead UP bounce-back effort over UE

Mar 07, 2020 - 2:37 PM

Mauled by Ateneo in the opener, UP ramps up its aggressive play to crash into the win column

Josafat fires 32, powers UE past UP in UAAP men’s volley

Mar 07, 2020 - 12:45 PM

The UE Red Warriors pick up their first win of the season behind Lloyd Josafat's 32-point explosion

BOUNCE BACK. Lloyd Josafat takes charge as UE arrests UP’s late surge. Photo release

Ateneo rookie Nisperos ready to live out ‘dream’ opportunity

Mar 06, 2020 - 5:07 PM

Highly-touted rookie Faith Nisperos delivers in her first game for the Ateneo Lady Eagles

UNFAZED. Faith Nisperos shows no fear in her first UAAP seniors game. Photo from UAAP


HIGHLIGHTS: DLSU vs Ateneo – UAAP Season 82 women's volleyball first round

Mar 06, 2020 - 3:44 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles and the La Salle Lady Spikers rekindle their rivalry when they meet on Saturday, March 7


Kat Tolentino embraces bigger leadership role in Ateneo return

Mar 05, 2020 - 9:09 PM

Although back to provide veteran presence, Ateneo star Kat Tolentino says she’s taking on a 'different role'

HOT START. Kat Tolentino and the Lady Eagles soar to an easy win over UP in their campaign opener. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU captain Risa Sato ready for one last ride after year off

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:18 PM

Suspended from the team last year, NU star Risa Sato goes all out in her comeback game

Tolentino, Nisperos-led Ateneo blasts UP in Battle of Katipunan

Mar 04, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Ateneo sets its UAAP title defense in motion with a decisive victory over UP

ADMU (17) Faith Janine Nisperos. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP pulls off upset over Ateneo in UAAP Season 82 opener

Mar 04, 2020 - 6:46 PM

After only tallying one win last season, the UP Fighting Maroons get off to a blazing start over Ateneo

UPSET. John Mark Millete captains his team to  stun the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU spoils Laure sisters reunion in Sato return

Mar 04, 2020 - 2:56 PM

Risa Sato and the NU Lady Bulldogs upstage the UST comeback of EJ Laure

STUNNER. Risa Sato and the NU Lady Bulldogs pull off a five-set upset over last season's runner-up UST. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Defending champion NU overcomes UST scare for 1st win

Mar 04, 2020 - 12:43 PM

The NU Bulldogs kick off their bid for a UAAP three-peat in men's volleyball with a win over the UST Tiger Spikers

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Nico Almendras notches a double-double of 20 points and 14 excellent receptions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU's Lycha Ebon eager to make up for lost time 11 months after ACL tear

Mar 03, 2020 - 8:53 PM

Lycha Ebon relishes her return to the FEU Lady Tamaraws who cruise to their first win over UE

COMEBACK. Lycha Ebon chips in 9 points in her return to volleyball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU dominates UE in Lycha Ebon’s long-awaited return

Mar 03, 2020 - 5:50 PM

Traditional powerhouse FEU Lady Tamaraws kick off their Final Four bid in dominant fashion

STEPPING UP. Jeanette Villareal topscores for  13 points to lead the Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU sweeps UE to open UAAP Season 82 volleyball

Mar 03, 2020 - 5:27 PM

The FEU Tamaraws get off to a strong start in their bid for a UAAP Finals return

STRONG START. Jude Garcia chips in 9 points to power the FEU Tamaraws to their first win of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Get to watch UAAP volleyball live for as low as P35

Mar 03, 2020 - 10:08 AM

Students from UAAP schools can score Tuesday and Wednesday game tickets for P35

STUDENT WEEKDAYS. Ateneo Lady Eagles fans can now watch Kat Tolentino play her final year in the UAAP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

GAME SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 82 women's volleyball 1st round

Feb 26, 2020 - 12:47 PM

Pushed back for over two weeks, the UAAP Season 82 volleyball tournament finally kicks off on Tuesday, March 3, at the Mall of Asia Arena

WATCH: UE Lady Warriors ready for turnaround

Feb 16, 2020 - 5:29 PM

Rookie-laden UE aims to come out fighting as the Lady Warriors unveil their new talents

STEPPING UP. Mean Mendrez aims to make the most out of her last year in the UAAP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Young NU Lady Bulldogs stars thrust into major roles

Feb 12, 2020 - 7:35 PM

After just one season in UAAP women's volleyball, Ivy Lacsina and Jennifer Nierva step into bigger roles this year

STEPPING UP. Ivy Lacsina aims to step up to the challenge of leading the NU Lady Bulldogs. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP Season 82 volleyball postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus threat

Feb 12, 2020 - 4:18 PM

The UAAP Season 82 second semester games will be postponed until further notice

POSTPONED. The Ateneo Lady Eagles will defend their UAAP Season 82 women's volleyball title. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Will Tai Bundit's magic work on the Adamson Lady Falcons?

Feb 11, 2020 - 9:58 PM

The young Adamson core mentored by UAAP champion coach Tai Bundit aims to make waves in Season 82

BOUNCE BACK BID. Tonnie Rose 'Thang' Ponce instills her veteran presence in the team. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP 'still a go' amid coronavirus threat

Feb 11, 2020 - 2:33 PM

'As for the UAAP, as we speak, we are all systems go,' says executive director Rebo Saguisag

PUSHING THROUGH. UAAP volleyball action is slated to push through amid the novel coronavirus threat. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: UP veterans relish UAAP Season 82 return

Feb 10, 2020 - 6:17 PM

Veterans Tots Carlos and Isa Molde are out to make the most of their final playing year in the UAAP

FINAL YEAR. Isa Molde grows to be one of the top players in the Philippines thanks to UP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Laure sister act brings hype back to UST

Feb 09, 2020 - 8:04 PM

Champion sisters EJ and Eya Laure hope their lethal tandem adds firepower to the UST Golden Tigresses' UAAP volleyball campaign

SISTER ACT. Eya Laure is set to team up with her sister EJ after 4 years. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Champion veterans boost Ateneo Lady Eagles' title defense bid

Feb 08, 2020 - 12:01 PM

Just when you thought they're gone, Kat Tolentino and Jho Maraguinot return to play their final year in Ateneo

COMEBACK. Kat Tolentino is set to make a UAAP return this Season 82. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Ebon's return pumps up rebuilding FEU Lady Tamaraws

Feb 07, 2020 - 12:43 PM

The FEU Lady Tamaraws look to secure another UAAP Final Four berth with young star Lycha Ebon back from injury

RETURN. Lycha Ebon is slated to suit up for the FEU Lady Tamaraws this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sports wRap: It’s nearly time for UAAP volleyball

Jan 24, 2020 - 9:32 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on the UAAP volleyball season, the PBA Finals, and the country’s bid in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Molde, UP veteran spikers back for another UAAP run

Jan 23, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Six veterans return as the UP women’s volleyball team targets a UAAP Final Four breakthrough

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Jho Maraguinot returns to Ateneo for UAAP Season 82

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:53 PM

(UPDATED) After sitting out for one season, veteran Jho Maraguinot suits up again to play her final UAAP year with the Ateneo Lady Eagles

UAAP RETURN. Jho Maraguinot decides to play her final year of eligibility with the Ateneo Lady Eagles. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Eya Laure out to strengthen UST bid after PH team stint

Jan 09, 2020 - 10:30 AM

UST star Eya Laure hopes her national team experience can boost the Tigresses' bid for a first UAAP volleyball title in 10 years

REINFORCEMENT. Eya Laure continues to be a key player for the UST Golden Tigresses. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler