The UAAP season will start on Jan. 8 and the Green Woodpushers have already gone through inevitable changes when they lost last year’s silver medalist Dominic Layugan, a member of the last champion team of the squad in 2008, back when they were led by John Paul Gomez and another Former Rookie of the Year.
The General Championship (GC), which would be the ultimate testament to the University’s superb athletic program and likewise a fitting gift for a University celebrating its 100th year of existence, looms nearer than ever. Perennial champion University of Santo Tomas (UST), however, is looking to spoil that celebration. If they once more win the overall…
There is one thing an athlete may fear more than his/her opponent: an injury.
Whenever an athlete goes down on the pitch, the mound, or on the all-familiar parquet floor, there is always the sound of collective gasps, as spectators often speculate if the injury is serious or if the athlete can still be nursed back to his or her full health.
In a basketball-hungry nation such as the Philippines, there are few instances wherein other competitions which are not related to basketball manage to draw more attention than the well-loved hoops action. The UAAP Season 73 Cheerdance Competition did just that, as the time-honored Araneta Coliseum burst and bled with color as 20,950 people flocked to witness the competition, Sept. 12.
A year removed from their UAAP Season 72 campaign, it appears that it will be déjà vu all over again for the Lady Archers, as they currently have a hold of the third seed heading into the crucial Final Four stage of the tournament, holding on to a precarious half-game lead against the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Tigresses with an 8-4 win-loss record.
The rest of the UAAP still has not found a way to defeat the defending champions, the DLSU Lady Shuttlers, as the Taft-based netters tote an immaculate 7-0 win-loss record at the end of the elimination round of the Women’s Badminton Division of the UAAP Season 73.