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"Charlie Cuna" Archive

College Stars then and now supported Gilas Pilipinas at FIBA Asia 2013

From August 01 to 11, 2013, fifteen teams, the best in Asia, battled it out for the gold medal in the FIBA Asia Championship 2013, and, the top three teams earned a chance to compete in the FIBA World Cup in Spain in 2014.  I …

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The New UAAP Rule: Yan ba ang “the best”?

In the past few years, friends and acquaintances argued with me on which basketball league is the best.

Many favor the UAAP because of its high quality of basketball and a gazillion other attractions. …

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My PBA Rookie 2012 Report

Of the twenty-four players with either UAAP or NCAA experience that were drafted in the last PBA Rookie Draft held on 19 August 2012, only twelve made their respective teams, either as active players or reserves.  In truth, at a little past the first round …

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Lets Protest!

In the past weeks, a couple of protests have been raised …

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UAAP and NCAA PBA Draftees

We know that many of the current PBA stars come from the ranks of the UAAP and the NCAA. In the Annual PBA Rookie Draft held last Sunday, 19 August 2012, at the Robinsons Place in Manila, there were sixty-nine potential draftees, thirty-seven of …

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WHAT’S GOING ON?

A couple of weeks into Season 75 of the UAAP and we have …

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Monsters, Inc.

Calvin "The Beast" Abueva

Sure, the Lyceum …

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Pressured


When you’ve won four straight championships, have the tallest player in the league who …

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Streaking

NO elimination round sweeps – not in the NCAA (San Sebastian finally lost after a 15-game winning streak, and not (yet?) to San Beda, but to Letran.), and not in the UAAP (What a bummer, for Ateneo to lose its last elimination round game, to …

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The distance between

A GLANCE at the current standings in both the UAAP and NCAA Men’s basketball tournament standings will show that the top teams, Ateneo and San Sebastian, respectively, are at 9 wins and 0 losses. At second place are Adamson (7-3) and San Beda (8-1), respectively, …

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Random basketball thoughts

A FEW weeks of both NCAA 87 and UAAP 74 basketball have gone by, and there are so many points of discussion. There are things that are clear as day (Ateneo’s dominance), and some not so clear (Is San Beda as dominant?). Surprises? Perhaps a …

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Bully for you

WATCHING college or university basketball is exhilarating, exciting and entertaining. The energy that the young men in the UAAP and NCAA bring to the court is unique. The desire to win is spurred on, ideally, not by money, fame or personal glory, but mostly by …

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Ban this!

EVERY learning institution, whether school, college or university, is supposedly endowed with academic freedom, which, when roughly explained, entitles them to decide, subject to reasonable regulation, on what to teach (subject matter), how to teach it (method), who can teach it (faculty members) and who …

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Fortune favors the brave

The UAAP Men’s Basketball Season is over. The Ateneo Blue Eagles are once again, for the third straight time, the kings of the tournament. Time and again, it will be said that the season was a difficult one for the Eagles, playing inconsistently at the …

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Middle men

BASKETBALL is a tall man’s game Basketball coaches say, “You can’t teach height”. More often than not, the taller man is picked first, whether on the playground or in the draft. Logic dictates that the nearer one is to the basket, the easier it …

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