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Pop, lock, and break: Into the realm of streetdance

While generally considered an art form, streetdance is deemed a sport as well. With choreographed pieces entailing a plethora of body movements that require agility and endurance, every dancer strives to keep themselves in shape. The competitive streetdance scene evokes heated battles between dance companies, injecting both character and creativity while executing their routines. Undergoing…

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Green Gallery: Encho Serrano takes the leap

Known for his dynamic finishes and steady defense, Encho Serrano has proven himself to be an integral cog for the DLSU Green Archers after playing for two UAAP seasons. Embracing his role in a stacked backcourt, the 5’11” cager averaged 9.14 points, 3.43 rebounds, and 1.71 assists in Season 82. Now onto the next stage…

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Next level: Viridis Arcus’ triumphant rise

DLSU’s Viridis Arcus’ (VA) climb to the top is now undeniable with their reign as back-to-back champions of the AcadArena University Alliance Cup. Sweeping the finals against the Ateneo LG Esports, 3-0, last June, the team cemented their legacy in the college ranks—their rising popularity paving the way for the squad to gain sponsors and…

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Behind the words: The legacy of women in sports podcasting

Sports podcasts have been present for a long time now. The audio program acts as an engaging platform for listeners to know more about every sport, every league, and even every athlete. As it continues to develop, these podcasts stimulate the minds of avid fans by providing fresh, in-depth perspectives—whether on or off the playing…

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Establishing volleyball culture: PNVF leads path to pinnacle

After gaining international recognition, the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Inc. (PNVF) now sets its attention on further cementing the progress and ascension of volleyball in the country. With the new adjustments in the volleyball community, the governing body is looking to produce a stable, formidable team for every level of competition. Furthermore, its presence creates…

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Closed curtains: Lasallian athletes missing their last hurrah

With the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changing the momentum of sports, the UAAP has ultimately decided to forego its 83rd Season. Although there were initial plans to push through by mid-2021, the Board of Trustees announced the cancellation last December, seeking to prioritize the health and safety of its players, coaches, and staff. The difficult adjustment…

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Cignal TV chief Galang bares plans for UAAP airing

Despite the cancellation of the 83rd season of the UAAP, a hopeful future still awaits the league on TV screens, with a new five-and-a-half-year partnership with Cignal TV inked just last October. Having exclusive broadcasting rights, the satellite provider will get to air a number of sporting events live on its One Sports channel and…

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Curveball: MLB overcomes upheavals

As the world of sports took an unprecedented hiatus due to the pandemic, tournaments went back to square one on how to reopen their seasons. Initiatives such as the “bubble”, fan-less arenas, and mandatory health protocols have altered the landscape. With different strategies and thorough planning, a handful of leagues have begun to pick up…

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The Pumaren principle: Through the years of Ritualo and Yeo

Franz Pumaren solidified his legacy as one of the greatest head coaches of the DLSU Green Archers after steering them to five championships, even accomplishing a four-peat from 1998 to 2001. Being the mind behind the intimidating “Pumaren Press”, he approached his 11-year tenure with discipline and leadership. His unique image at the helm was…

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Leveling up: The rise of PH esports

The emerging trend of esports has taken the world of sports by storm. Once considered only as a mere pastime, video games have reached the competitive edge of tournaments together with capturing the clamor and enthusiasm of avid followers. The rising popularity of esports events are paving the way for teams to be sponsored and…