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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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Halftime Thoughts: The rise of celebrity boxing

Nobody could have predicted how the rise of social media would shift the landscape of sports. In the case of boxing, YouTube stars have burst onto the scene and popularized a new branch of the sport known as “celebrity boxing”. Subsequently, retired professional athletes have also started participating in this new trend. In doing so,…

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Unconventional beginnings: DLSU rookies on their unique first year

For every UAAP season, a new narrative is shaped and new stories are told. Fresh faces from all walks of life begin a new chapter not just in their athletic careers, but also for themselves. For any rookie, their debut season presents a chance to prove themselves at the collegiate level and showcase why they…

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A digital revolution for sports cards

Times are constantly changing, with technology making strides in many directions and in many different fields—including sports. While sports collectibles have always been a stable part of the fan experience, allowing fans to collect valuable player cards, jerseys, photos, and autographed items, recent technology has enabled fans to do this on a new level—with NFTs.…

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On and off the court: Renren Ritualo’s Hall of Fame induction

Home to many Lasallian sporting greats, the Hall of Fame is awarded to student-athletes who have been outstanding in representing the school in individual sports or team sports categories.  Being inducted into the De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA) Sports Hall of Fame is a feat only a few athletes have the honor of achieving.…

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Crucial decisions: Explaining the UAAP Season 83 cancelation

After an abrupt ending to Season 82 early last year, many in the athletic community were hopeful to see rejuvenated athletes for a Season 83 in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, after a series of planning sessions that explored different options, it was announced last December that the UAAP officially cancelled its 83rd season.…

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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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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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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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Halftime thoughts: The new power punch in the NBA

Back in the day, it was uncommon to hear of women in sports. Yet today, Diana Taurasi, Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, and Ronda Rousey have become household names in the sporting scene, being some of the most renowned female athletes in the world. This ever-growing dominance of women in the landscape of sports continues to…