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First-year head coach Joe Silva filed his resignation a week before UAAP Season 82.
Joe Silva says the University of the East (UE) went in a different direction, but the UE basketball operations head describes the original decision to hire him premature.That was the controversy hanging over the UE Red Warriors just 24 hours before their ...
 
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The ins, outs, and who’s the favorite to win it all.
The day before the big UAAP Season 82 opening will make it 272 days since the Eagles beat the Maroons and broke the hearts of the State U’s millions of fans en route to Ateneo’s 10th championship and second of back-to-back wins.I ...
 
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Artist Ran Carmona creates a magical saga with her artwork.
In 2016, artist Ran Carmona became viral for her interpretations of the logos of UAAP schools. She personified each emblem as animé characters (except the National University Bulldogs who looked like bipedal canines). Now, at the height of UAAP fever, Ran took her ...
 
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Besides the battle between the Fighting Maroons and Blue Eagles, here's another head-to-head we're interested in.
School pride runs deep in the Philippines. Just look at the amount of support both the UP Fighting Maroons and the Ateneo Blue Eagles have been receiving during UAAP Season 81’s men’s basketball finals—both in audience turnaround and social media.The supporters range ...
 
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A sporting event has divided the Coo household—how does our Truly Rich Lady take sides?
The usually quiet Coo household has been turned upside-down, and the cause for the tumult is something I did not expect: basketball.You see, there are Coos who went to the blue school, Coos who went to the maroon school, Coos who went ...
 
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Congratulations, Fighting Maroons!
That screaming you just heard from your officemates huddled around the UAAP livestream was the sound of victory coming from the UP Fighting Maroons. The Maroons have been the sentimental favorites—and scrappy underdogs—of the entire UAAP basketball season, and they have just upset ...
 
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While the idea of competition is good fuel for both player and spectator, nothing is more off-putting than boorish behavior.
I think my best physical features are my fingers. They’re long and slender and, according to the strict standards of Truly Rich Old Ladies from both sides of my family, fine in every sense of the word. So beautiful are my digits that ...
 
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The big win was celebrated with sportsmanship and brotherhood.
“We shall return and be champions in 2017,” Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin memorably concluded his speech at the thanksgiving Mass last year, following a sweep by the De La Salle Green Archers in the men’s basketball finals of Season 79. And ...
 
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We ask students and alumni of the two warring schools from more recent years.
Last Sunday's UAAP Men’s Basketball game was a heart-stopper. To cap off the first round of Season 80, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University went head-to-head, and it came down to the last 10 seconds. Ateneo came out on ...
 
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The former Ateneo coach teaches us about success, fighting again, and wanting to win.
Basketball in the Philippines, it’s like you’re an open book, especially if you’re coaching in the pros and the amateurs. You’re on TV, you’re in the papers and magazines so much. I try to keep my personal life personal as much as ...
 
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Sportsmen making political statements have inspired us throughout history.
The outcry over Donald Trump’s latest comments against athletes in the NFL and NBA tugs at the strings of a familiar issue.Days ago, while delivering a speech at a campaign rally for Republican senator Luther Strange, the President of the United States strayed off ...
 
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Sportswriter Reuben Terrado examines the history of one of the most enduring rivalries in local sports through the eyes of two of its most popular players.
Sports is defined by its legendary rivalries: Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier; the Red Sox and the Yankees; Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus; the Lakers and the Celtics; Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. In the Philippines, the most iconic definitive rivalries used ...
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