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Former DLSU Green Archers aim to excel as rookies in the PBA

Becoming a professional basketball player is not an easy task. The pursuit of making it to the professional leagues is a life-long endeavor, requiring long hours of dedication and hard work.  From representing the Green-and-White as part of the men’s basketball team to now playing in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), DLSU Green Archers alumni…

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Halftime Thoughts: MLB’s sticky situation

Recently, there has been plenty of talk of pitchers and their use of sticky substances that add grip on the ball and allow them to increase their control and spin rate. This, however, is nothing new to baseball. Since the game’s inception, pitchers have been looking for any and every opportunity to overpower the hitters.…

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Gilas Pilipinas ends Tokyo Olympics campaign with huge loss, 94-67

Coming off an upset from Serbia, Gilas Pilipinas wanted to make a comeback and keep Filipino hopes alive in their bout against the Dominican Republic (DR). Prior to the game, both teams were standing on a 0-1 record and were on the verge of being eliminated from Olympic contention.  Sadly, the lack of firepower brought…

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Spitfire guard moves to the next stage of his promising career

Foregoing his final playing year for the Green-and-White, Aljun Melecio looks back on his legacy with La Salle and how his journey has propelled him in achieving his dream of becoming a professional basketball player. Melecio was recently drafted by the Phoenix Super LPG in the second round of the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft. A…

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Gilas Pilipinas stays undefeated, crushes Indonesia, 76-51

Gilas Pilipinas faced Indonesia for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers earlier today at the Angeles University Foundation Gym. The Filipino squad successfully continued its winning streak. Coming off its win against South Korea two days ago, the team prevailed 76-51 against the Indonesian team who hoped to garner their second win. The opposing squad’s…

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Trailing on new ground: Inside DLSU sports teams’ virtual recruitment

With the cancellation of the UAAP season, athletes and coaches alike have fully adapted to the online setup. The quarantine period has affected how the University recruits athletes—forced to communicate digitally, coaches can no longer approach prospects face-to-face. Eyes on the prize Normally, the players would be toured around the campus, while the coaches connect…

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Kings of Valorant: Viridis Arcus’ quest for esports supremacy

The esports industry has skyrocketed in recent years with the scene growing in popularity all over the world. In the past, many perceived playing video games as a mere pastime, but it has since developed into a legitimate profession with esports teams competing in tournaments for popular games such as League of Legends, Dota 2,…

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Green gallery: Roy Barro takes on double duty

The life of a student athlete is never easy. A healthy balance between academics, sports, and extracurricular activities can be excruciating to manage, let alone maintain in a consistent manner. What more for a student athlete who competitively plays two different sports simultaneously? This is the life of Cebuano gunslinger and DLSU Booter Roygbiv “Roy”…

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Isolation and basketball: A look inside the PBA bubble with former DLSU athletes

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world of sports like never before. With the cancellation of most, if not all, sports events worldwide, sporting organizations have responded with the concept of a “bubble” scenario—a sports dome cut off from the outside world wherein athletes, coaches, and personnel can continue to operate in their respective leagues…

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Thrive to survive: Love and hate between athletes and fans

As athletes play in their respective sports—on the squeaky hardwood courts of basketball, dirt-filled baseball fields, sweat-layered boxing rings, and grassy football pitches—there exists a common narrative that watches all of them: the fans. They are the backbone of sports teams and athletes alike as their role is to support and cheer who they follow.…