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The Games That Play Us: Making Things Interesting

 

When Kiefer Ravena is on, so are the Ateneo Blue Eagles, and, apparently, the same goes for Karim Abdul and the UST Growling Tigers.

Both teams, the finalists in Season 75, notched big wins yesterday at the Araneta Coliseum, and, therefore, strengthened their respective drives to …

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UAAP: Ateneo scores king-sized rout over a tired FEU squad

by JOSEF T. RAMOS

FAR Eastern University (FEU) has paid the price of winning in an exhausting double overtime last Sunday.

Defending champions Ateneo De Manila University took advantage of a seemingly tired FEU team when it scored a king-sized 92-73 win on …

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The Games That Play Us: Welcome to the Tempest

 

I am calling it right now, early as it may seem. FEU and NU will be in the UAAP Season 76 Final Four. The jury is still out on whether either or both will have twice-to-beat advantages entering the semifinals, but I am SURE they …

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UAAP: Ateneo sends Adamson to fifth straight setback

by JOSEF T. RAMOS

Defending champion Ateneo De Manila received a lot of praise after posting its fourth straight win at the expense of Adamson University, which suffered a fifth consecutive setback.

Ateneo withstood Adamson’s attempted comeback to post a 79-66 win in Season 76 of the …

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UAAP: Ravena does it all as Blue Eagles triumphs

by JOSEF T. RAMOS

Skipper Kiefer Ravena returned to his usual deadly form to lead the six-peat-seeking Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles in the start of the second round of Season 76 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament.

After resting for …

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Challenge accepted, goal achieved

0-3. That was how five-time defending champions Ateneo de Manila started their Season 76 campaign.

Since that sluggish start, they’ve had a roller coaster ride towards the end of the first round. Thankfully, they found a way to stay at the higher rails of that …

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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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