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Collegiate Varsity Finals Week!

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What a Fun week it has been in the world of college basketball, Palawan! It was a magical ride for the Ateneo Blue Eagles this...

The Sister School Underdogs

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The Bonnie Tan mentored Knights are on a mean streak even pulling the rug under coach Boyet Fernandez’s Red Lions in game 1 of their finals matchup that spoiled San Beda’s aspirations to dominate this season by a clean sweep.

The Knights of Intramuros

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Just to give the younger audience a glimpse of this rivalry, these two teams started slugging it out in classic match ups in the 80’s with the Knights’ Samboy Lim’s early dominance up to the decade ending back to back wins by the the Bong Alvarez and Eugene Quilban led Stags squads.

The UAAP Final Four

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As most enthusiasts predicted, Tab Baldwin’s Ateneo Blue Eagles dominated with a 14-0 sweep of the eliminations with relative ease backed by fluid ball movement, spacing, a dominant big man in 7’0 Angelo Kouame and a coaching staff that has great scouting and in-game adjustments that teams could not predict.

The Pelicans Without Zion

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Williamson, 6’7 and 280 lbs, will not just miss the opener but potentially the first 24 or so games of the Pelicans this year, an event that delayed his first step to an official regular game.  He suffered the injury in a pre-season match against the San Antonio Spurs and as early as now, people are starting to wonder if the 19-year-old is simply “too heavy” for his own good.  Can his knees hold up all that weight, power and force by which he plays? 

The NCAA Going “Importless” in 2020

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There’s an ongoing debate on whether or not the NCAA is becoming more traditional, secluded or to some extent, against the equal opportunity for aspiring foreign student-athletes.

Commercialism Philippine Collegiate Sports

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I remember the good ole days when my dad used to bring me to the “Mecca” of amateur basketball, the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, back...

The Ateneo Dominance

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Palawan, if we are keenly watching the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines’ (UAAP) basketball games, then chances are you didn’t miss the Ateneo – University of the Philippines match up last Sunday.

The Next Gilas Head Coach

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The latest buzz in the Philippine basketball realm is that Tim Cone, head coach of the Barangay Ginebra in our very own Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), is the favorite to land the Gilas head coaching role for this year’s Southeast Asian Games to be hosted by our basketball-loving country.

UAAP OT Weekend

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What an awesome collegiate basketball Sunday we witnessed on TV, Palawan. Playing at the Mall of Asia Arena, the University of Sto. Tomas Growling Tigers...

FIBA World Cup Aftermath

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It is time to do a post mortem of our FIBA World Cup participation, Palawan. As we already know by now, we ended the tournament winless and ranked 32 of 32 this year so if we want to put a positive spin on things, we can always say that there’s no way to go but up … but we’ve got to earn it via the Olympics or the next World Cup.

The World Cup Experience

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It was a rough FIBA World Cup bracket for Team Pilipinas, Palawan. Team Italy and Serbia walloped our boys by a 50 point average...
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