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The Games That Play Us: The Start of SOMEthing NEW?

See what I did there?

I mean, all we really need to talk about is that superb exclamation point of a slam by Chris Awesome, right?

It’s the kind of play that punctuates a statement win – the kind of play that can excite fans and teammates …

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Ateneo’s magic number two

Pride.

That’s what was at stake in the battle of the teams at the bottom of the standings.

In this contest, the Blue Eagles of Katipunan soared over the hapless Fighting Maroons of Diliman, 72-64, Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

“I was giving them …

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UAAP: Mammie returns, UE smothers hardluck Ateneo

by JOSEF T. RAMOS

Charles Mammie returned and pulled out University of the East (UE) out of a losing slump in the ongoing Season 76 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament.

The 6’8 behemoth Mammie, who served a one game suspension, returned …

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The Games That Play Us: Learning to Breathe

I wanted to write this piece under happier circumstances.

In all honesty, I believed that the Blue Eagles would be able to carry the momentum they gathered in their maiden win to their game against UE and emerge with a 2-game winning streak and making a …

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UAAP: Ateneo snaps three-game losing streak, beats Adamson

by JOSEF T. RAMOS

Defending champion Ateneo De Manila University finally stopped the bleeding with a convincing 71-59 win over host Adamson University on Sunday in Season 76 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in …

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The Games That Play Us: We Haven’t Seen These Dark Skies

Not since 1997.

Back when I was still in third-year high school.

Back when Backstreet Boys CDs were still churning out receipts for Tower Records, we still had MTV Philippines, and people were wondering if that singer from Hanson was a boy or a girl.

Back when big …

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UAAP: La Salle sends Ateneo to 0-3 start

by JOSEF T. RAMOS

De La Salle University overcame a sluggish first two quarters to stun defending champion Ateneo De Manila University, 82-73, on Sunday in Season 76 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in …

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The Games That Play Us: Wear Ateneo

That title pertains to both the Blue Eagle faithful and the Blue Eagle foes.

For the Blue Eagle fans who, despite losing back-to-back games and the injury to Kiefer Ravena, believe that a season can still be won, wear Ateneo wherever you go. Keep the team …

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UAAP: FEU smothers Ateneo in OT, gives Racela win No. 2

by JOSEF T. RAMOS

“It is a blessing that we’re not predicted to be in the Top 4 of UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) men’s basketball Season 76 during the off season,” said newly-appointed Far Eastern University (FEU) head coach Nash Racela.

Racela, the younger …

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The Games That Play Us (S76): We’re in for One Big Fight of a Season

Please remember that the writer is a diehard Atenean. He is hurt (beyond words), but eternally (naively) hopeful.

NU BULLDOGS over AdMU BLUE EAGLES, 64-54

Seeing the Ateneo Blue Eagles play like that, especially seeing Kiefer Ravena go on the court and perform like that, was …

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UAAP: Bulldogs crush Blue Eagles in Bo’s debut

by JOSEF T. RAMOS

Nationsl University (NU) gave debuting Ateneo De Manila University head coach Bo Perasol a rude welcome by posting a convincing 64-54 win Sunday in Season 76 of the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia …

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UAAP Season 76 Pre-Opening Power Rankings

Yes, yes, we’re bound to disagree about most, if not all, of the following things, but just bear with me, okay? This is one of the most fun things to do when the college basketball wars commence. We all get to play expert and move …

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UAAP: Final Season 76 Team Rosters

Here are the final team rosters for Season 76 of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament:

ATENEO DE MANILA BLUE EAGLES

Name:
Position:
Age:
Height:
Playing Year:
High School:

ASISTIO, Anton
G
16…

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UAAP Coaches: Every team is a contender!

by JOSEF T. RAMOS

For this year’s 76th University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament, greatness will emerge starting on June 29.

De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas and National University are considered by many to challenge five-peat champion Ateneo De Manila University, …

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The 2013 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup: June 1-2, 2013 Roundup

It was rivalry weekend in the realm of collegiate basketball as the Ateneo teams won two of three against archrivals De La Salle, while the San Beda Red Lions beat the Soaring Falcons for win #6 in the 2013 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup….

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