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Halftime thoughts: The power outside the court

At first glance, the words sports and national elections do not go together—at all. But with the recent results of the 2020 United States (US) Elections, those words suddenly fit well together. Playing a crucial part in the voters’ turnout, LeBron James, a multi-awarded basketball player, had been very vocal in getting people to register…

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Deafening silence: Overcoming a fan-less UAAP 83

Jam-packed action, budding talent, and most of all, the loudest cheers from fans are what make the UAAP. Season 83 is just around the corner, but with the country still battling the spread of COVID-19, the possibility of seeing matches played in empty stadiums and arenas is becoming increasingly real. With strict quarantine and safety…

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Going beyond the game: Sports journalists’ commitment to hone storytelling craft

Coming into the fifth month of community quarantine, most of the local sporting leagues are still not allowed to resume as public health remains a top priority. With limited content, adapting to these vastly different circumstances could pose a challenge to sports journalists and their careers. When there appear to be far fewer stories to…

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A quiet place: Life on sports’ new stage

Sports are well-known for many things: the fast-paced action, the loud fan chants, the competitiveness, and of course, the excitement. When the pandemic hit and forced everything to come to a halt, it felt almost counter-intuitive for the sports world. All of a sudden, stadiums went silent, training grounds were left empty, and fans, athletes,…

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True Animo spirit: Lasallian athletes lead pandemic aid efforts

After the cancellation of the second half of UAAP Season 82, many athletes were left half-baked, while some did not even have the chance to put their skills to the test on the playing field. With disappointment weighing on their shoulders, it surely was not easy to watch all those months of hard work and…

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UAAP: Lady Spikers rout title-holders Lady Eagles in four-set debut

The DLSU Lady Spikers began their season on an excellent note as they dispatched their archrivals ADMU Lady Eagles in four sets, 25-17, 17-25, 25-17, 25-15, earlier today at the Mall of Asia Arena. The perfect combination of offense and defense propelled the Green-and-White toward capturing the hard-fought victory.  Tin Tiamzon was the catalyst on…

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UAAP: Green Spikers stumble in opening game against Blue Eagles

The DLSU Green Spikers fell to the ADMU Blue Eagles in straight sets, 20-25, 19-25, 25-27, to start off their UAAP season earlier today at the Mall of Asia Arena.  Blue Eagle Chumason Njigha topped all players with 20 points coming from 18 attacks and two blocks. Meanwhile, John Mark Ronquillo tallied 11 points built…

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UAAP: Lady Spikers seek Finals return as rookies fill big roles

Failing to enter the Finals last season—settling for third place—the DLSU Lady Spikers are more determined than ever to bring back the women’s volleyball championship to Taft in the 82nd edition of the UAAP. Similar to last season, the Green-and-White will showcase more rookies who are expected to fill in the void left by those…

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Same faces, new goals for Green, Lady Fencers this Season 82

With the right mindset and attitude, winning the championship may not seem too far-fetched. Such is the belief that propels both the DLSU Green and Lady Fencers to once again try to overcome several hurdles and finish stronger for the upcoming UAAP season. With no new faces in either squad’s lineup, familiarity will play a…

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Halftime thoughts: Transferring with no strings attached

Roster shuffles are a common reality for sports teams; in both local and foreign professional leagues, new players are usually acquired through transfers from another team. In the UAAP, however, transferring to a different university is a route seldomly chosen by student-athletes—in part due to the challenges in switching to a new academic environment, as…