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Howard the Duck
06-19-2007, 10:51 PM
Since sila na lang ang walang thread/forum dito gagawa na rin ako.

May chance ba ang Bulldogs this season?

Raging Blue
06-20-2007, 01:09 AM
I hope they do not get distracted by the post- PBL championship celebration shenanigans of Jonathan Fernandez which had made the rounds of the various UAAP fora. Last year, Mr. Fernandez' dysfunctional behavior in a night club was mentioned inTV Patrol.

They are a legitimate Final Four contender this year with Asoro and Fernandez, toughened by their PBL championship experience, and the improved playing of Lingao-lingao and Jahnke.

Wang-Bu
06-20-2007, 09:56 AM
Basta isang Dandan ang coach parating may pagasa na makatisod ka ng ilang team at mag-champion ka. Sa tinagal ni Manfred Dandan bilang coach ng NU nitong nakaraang tatlo o apat na taon masasabi nating nag-improve naman ang laro ng Bulldogs, kulang na lang sila ng ilang player para mas balanse at buo ang lineup nila.

Mukhang nakuha na nila ang mga kailangan nila sa katauhan nina Raymund Aguilar na transferee mula San Sebastian at Jewel Ponferrada na galing naman sa lalawigan ng Tacloban. Nasa 6'5" pareho ang dalawang player na ito at typical sa mga big man na gusto ni Dandan ay malakas kumuha ng bola at matigas ang pangangatawan.

Ang tanong na lang ngayon ay ilang latay ang inabot ni Dongski Fernandez mula kay Ny-manns dahil sa mga kabalbalan niyang nailathala pa sa TV Patrol. ;D

Scout
06-20-2007, 05:29 PM
NU is formidable indeed -- Aguilar, Lingao Lingao, Asoro and this kid Salvado are real tough customers.

To me this team can and will spring some surprises come July.

Sam Miguel
06-27-2007, 12:59 PM
NU just needs to be more consistent and stay the course all the way to the end. Their endgame collapses are simply frustrating. Just when you think the bastards are finally going to pull off a win they just plain turn stupid or something.

I have a feeling it is primarily because of poor guard play. Guards are supposed to control the game for the team and settle people down or step it up as needed. I don't think Jason Malcontento's name has ever been mentioned in a debate among the best UAAP guards of the last half-decade, so perhaps we can lay the blame squarely at his feet for NU's poor performances the last couple of seasons.

NU has had some quality forwards and post players so I don't think we can blame those guys. Rey Mendoza and Edwin Asoro come to mind immediately among the best forwards / post players of the last four years. The Catamora boys and Jonathan Fernandez (God bless him) have been productive if not totally spectacular. Joseph Lingaolingao and Howard Flor have provided some solid interior work.

Could the emergent Jay Jhanke be the answer at the guard spot for the Bulldogs? He had a great offseason even making the Mythical Team of the Fil-Oil cup. Could he possibly be the man to lead the underachieving Bulldogs into the Season 70 Final 4?

JonarSabilano
06-27-2007, 01:09 PM
NU just needs to be more consistent and stay the course all the way to the end. Their endgame collapses are simply frustrating. Just when you think the bastards are finally going to pull off a win they just plain turn stupid or something.

I have a feeling it is primarily because of poor guard play. Guards are supposed to control the game for the team and settle people down or step it up as needed. I don't think Jason Malcontento's name has ever been mentioned in a debate among the best UAAP guards of the last half-decade, so perhaps we can lay the blame squarely at his feet for NU's poor performances the last couple of seasons.

NU has had some quality forwards and post players so I don't think we can blame those guys. Rey Mendoza and Edwin Asoro come to mind immediately among the best forwards / post players of the last four years. The Catamora boys and Jonathan Fernandez (God bless him) have been productive if not totally spectacular. Joseph Lingaolingao and Howard Flor have provided some solid interior work.

Could the emergent Jay Jhanke be the answer at the guard spot for the Bulldogs? He had a great offseason even making the Mythical Team of the Fil-Oil cup. Could he possibly be the man to lead the underachieving Bulldogs into the Season 70 Final 4?


I agree with you on that point. The only time NU made the Final Four, they had a Froilan Baguion to direct the plays.

Jahnke is definitely made of hardcore stuff. He just needs to improve his passing and NU will be a contender.

Wang-Bu
06-28-2007, 09:47 AM
NU just needs to be more consistent and stay the course all the way to the end. Their endgame collapses are simply frustrating. Just when you think the bastards are finally going to pull off a win they just plain turn stupid or something.

I have a feeling it is primarily because of poor guard play. Guards are supposed to control the game for the team and settle people down or step it up as needed. I don't think Jason Malcontento's name has ever been mentioned in a debate among the best UAAP guards of the last half-decade, so perhaps we can lay the blame squarely at his feet for NU's poor performances the last couple of seasons.

NU has had some quality forwards and post players so I don't think we can blame those guys. Rey Mendoza and Edwin Asoro come to mind immediately among the best forwards / post players of the last four years. The Catamora boys and Jonathan Fernandez (God bless him) have been productive if not totally spectacular. Joseph Lingaolingao and Howard Flor have provided some solid interior work.

Could the emergent Jay Jhanke be the answer at the guard spot for the Bulldogs? He had a great offseason even making the Mythical Team of the Fil-Oil cup. Could he possibly be the man to lead the underachieving Bulldogs into the Season 70 Final 4?


Mahirap naman yatang ibunton ang sisi kay Jason Malcontento bagama't sa apelyido pa lamang ay sadyang mukhang buntunan nga ng sisi ang batang ito.

Ako ay naniniwalang ang buong koponan ang dapat tumanggap ng responsibilidad para sa kanilang mga nakaraang kabiguan. Agree ako na marami ng nagdaang magaling na player sa NU nitong nakaraang mga lima hanggang anim na taon. Kung gayon hindi natin pwedeng tawaran ang kalidad ng manlalaro. Ergo mayroon sigurong iba pang dahilan para sa kanilang pagiging kulelat sa UAAP. Sa ganang akin ay maaaring ang mga nagdaang coach ang may problema.

Isipin na lang natin at masdan ang kilos at galaw ng laro ng NU nung si Manny Dandan ng humawak sa kanila nitong huling dalawang taon. Bagama't inaalat pa din sila mas lumalaban ng NU ngayon. Hindi na sila ang dating NU na siguradong panghuli lang at laging matatambakan ng kahit sinong makakalaban nila. Sa pamumuno ni Ny-manns asahan nating mas gagaling pa ang NU at mas mahihirapan ang mga ibang koponan sa Bulldogs.

bchoter
06-28-2007, 07:00 PM
The NU Bulldogs of Manny Dandan are like the UST Tigers of 3-4 years back. They always find a way to lose. For NU, though, you can't fault the coaching staff because they are more than capable. The problem lies when everybody not named Asoro or Fernandez want to win the game on their own.

jollibeeaddict
07-04-2007, 02:55 AM
huwag po natin underestimate ang Bulldogs. kahit po magaspang ang ugali ng players nila, meron pa din po silang ibubuga. yun lang po. salamat po.

freak
07-06-2007, 02:43 AM
Speaking of Jhanke, how long has he been with the Bulldogs? 3 years? parang ang tagal na nya kasi sa UAAP.. ::)

romy
07-06-2007, 02:37 PM
hello, tanung lang nagchampion na ba nu kahit dati pa? isa sila sa mga first original members ng uaap tama ba o mali paki korek lang po. malakas ang team nila matatapang parang yung mga naglalaro sa probinsya specifically sa mansalay mindoro di ko mawari kung ano kulang nila pero kung mapunta anf mga stars nila sa ibang koponan ay siguradong ok, o baka naman sa pagkauhaw nila ipanalo ang kanilang team at sa kanilang programa kaya pagdating sa pbl o kaya sa ibang ligang komersyal sila nagpapakitang gilas. pero sigurado they will not going to be a push over team anymore siguro final four contender pero bilog ang bola parang ginebra san miguel madami silang bagong malalakas na manlalaro mula sa ibat ibang dako ng pilipinas......

why do dogs lick their balls?
because they can..........

jollibeeaddict
07-06-2007, 06:18 PM
romy, NU won its lone men's basketball championship title in 1954. NU was last in the UAAP Finals in 1955, only to be defeated by UST.

bluewing
07-07-2007, 04:52 PM
so far, halway into the 2nd Q, asoro has been phenomenal. double-double na yata.


YIKES!!!!

nakita nyo ba yung monster sa pep ng NU? scary, mehn.... sideshow bob yung buhok, may tyan pa.* *:o

cl.blue.24
07-07-2007, 05:17 PM
I think I saw that guy.

Nasa medyo gitna ba?

He looked freaky!

bluewing
07-07-2007, 05:22 PM
I think I saw that guy.

Nasa medyo gitna ba?

He looked freaky.



that's the one!


maaan!!! i'm actually enjoying watching this bulldogs team! haha. kaka-aliw! :D

bluewing
07-07-2007, 05:50 PM
sus! bumalik yung dating sakit. nagkakalat na.




YESSSSS!


nice win!

joseph lingalingao, idol! ;D

jollibeeaddict
07-07-2007, 07:08 PM
after watching the UP-La Salle game, i have decided to stay on and watch the FEU-NU game (syempre, kasi gusto kong makita ang crush ko na si Andi Manzano. hehehehe!). having seen the Bulldogs play today, malaki ang naging maturity nila, most especially Asoro, Fernandez and Jahnke. however, nandoon pa din yung dati nilang sakit na pagkakalat nang mga alanganin na panahon at yung last minutes pressure sickness.

still, nanalo pa rin ang Bulldogs kanina, courtesy of that one Tamaraw that committed a HUGE mistake. ;D

Wang-Bu
07-09-2007, 09:46 AM
Sinasabi na nga bang basta si Ny-manns ang coach parating may pagasa.

Maganda pinakitang laro nung rookie na Salvado at siempre ni Jo Lingaolingao. Kumamada ang sentro ng Bulldogs ng 17 points at 12 rebounds bukod sa 4 na blocks.

Mateen Cleaves
07-09-2007, 11:13 PM
Hindi yan rookie. May Salvado na rookie sana sa Adamson, pero hindi ni-lineup ni Bogs. Ewan kung kamag-anak nito.

Noong isang taon pa naglaro yung Salvado ng NU. Bandang 2nd round, nag-umpisa na magpakita ng gilas. Nitong nakaraan na mga summer league, nabigyan pa siya ng pagkakataon na lalong mag-develop habang nasa PBL sila Asoro at Fernandez. Ang isa pang maaaring maging surprise package ni Dandan ay si Garcia. Hindi ata masyadong gumawa laban sa FEU. Pero may mga laro siya nung nakaraang taon kung saan nakita na maganda din talaga ang kamay ng bata. Kung tinopak na naman si Fernandez, hindi mag-aatubili si Manny D na hugutin si Salvado o si Garcia sa kanyang bangko.

Sa Huwebes, masusukat natin kung ano talaga ang kalibre ng NU pag natapat sila sa UE. Magandang laro 'yan. Sulit ang ticket ko! :)

Wang-Bu
07-10-2007, 03:34 PM
Sir Mateen nagugulumihanan ako: buong akala ko ito ang Salvado na hindi yata nakapasok sa lineup ng Adamson para sa Season 70. Meron din kasing nagbalita sa akin na tropa ko sa Adamson na nag-NU na daw ang Salvado na una ng nagpunta sa San Marcelino.

Mateen Cleaves
07-13-2007, 08:13 AM
Nung umpisa, dikit pa ang NU sa UE. Pero nung nagsimula na magpalitan ng players, kumalas na ang UE. Biro mo ba naman, sa sobrang lakas ng UE, pang second five "lang" sila Espiritu, Cañizares, Thiele, Lee at Fampulme. Akala ko, tuluyan nang mababaon ang NU noong umabot ng 24 ang lamang sa 3rd quarter. Pero, pinakita kahapon nila Asoro, Fernandez, Jahnke atbp... KUNG GUGUSTIHIN nilang MAGLARO, kaya nila makipagsabayan sa kahit anong koponan sa liga ngayong taon. Sa pinakita nila kahapon, pang-Final Four talaga ang pangkat ni Manny Dandan -- kasama ang UE, DLSU, at UST.

Pahabol... nagustuhan ko pala ang pinakita nung Galapon kahapon (#16 ata). Hindi makikita sa stats, pero noong pinasok siya sa 3rd quarter, nabuhay ang depensa ng NU sa sipag at pagkakulit niya sa kanyang bantay. Kita naman sa round robin na athletic din na bata ito. Di masyadong kataasan, pero para sa isang SG o SF, okay na rin ang height.

Sam Miguel
07-13-2007, 11:43 AM
Manfred Dandan's Bulldogs are certainly showing renewed bite this season, beating traditional powerhouse FEU on opening day and then scaring the bejeezus out of contender UE. If this keeps up Ateneo and/or UST may just find themselves out of the Final 4 party.

Wang-Bu
07-16-2007, 09:15 AM
15 rebounds para kay Edwin Asoro. UAAP career high 25 points para sa dating Stag na si Rey Aguilar. Tatlong buzzer-beater para kay Jay Jhanke. Apat na tres para kay Jon Fernandez. Sandamakmak na kapestehan para sa UP gawa ng hustle at gulang nina Cyrus Malagueno at Chris Catamora. Mukhang unti-unti na ngang nagkakatotoo ang sapantaha ng marami na pang-Final 4 ang mga Bulldogs ni Ny-manns sa Season 70.

bluewing
07-16-2007, 12:35 PM
15 rebounds para kay Edwin Asoro. UAAP career high 25 points para sa dating Stag na si Rey Aguilar. Tatlong buzzer-beater para kay Jay Jhanke. Apat na tres para kay Jon Fernandez. Sandamakmak na kapestehan para sa UP gawa ng hustle at gulang nina Cyrus Malagueno at Chris Catamora. Mukhang unti-unti na ngang nagkakatotoo ang sapantaha ng marami na pang-Final 4 ang mga Bulldogs ni Ny-manns sa Season 70.


ok din sa akin na maka-final 4 ang bulldogs at nang maiba naman ang composition. basta wag lang malalaglag ang team ko.

jollibeeaddict
07-16-2007, 02:05 PM
teka, kung hindi ako nagkakamali, ang graduating batch for NU this year ay sina Fernandez, Jahnke at Lingao-Lingao. so next year, bale ang matitira na mga magagaling ay sina Asoro at Aguilar, provided that Asoro will use his last year of eligibility and not do a Ken Bono or a Marvin Cruz or a Jojo Duncil.

Wang-Bu
07-16-2007, 05:30 PM
teka, kung hindi ako nagkakamali, ang graduating batch for NU this year ay sina Fernandez, Jahnke at Lingao-Lingao. so next year, bale ang matitira na mga magagaling ay sina Asoro at Aguilar, provided that Asoro will use his last year of eligibility and not do a Ken Bono or a Marvin Cruz or a Jojo Duncil.


Sa pagkakapaliwanag sa akin ni Ny-manns one-and-done lang daw po si Rey Aguilar, kaya ngayong season lang siya makakapaglaro.

jollibeeaddict
07-16-2007, 06:04 PM
^ naku, kung ganun nga ay dapat pala talagang sulitin na ng NU ang taon na ito. biruin mo, sa isang taon ay wala na sina Aguilar, Fernandez, Jahnke at Lingao-Lingao at, kung mamalasin pa sila, ay baka mag-PBA na si Edwin Asoro sa halip na gamitin pa ang kanyang isang taon na eligibility sa UAAP.

oo nga pala, wala naman problema sa akin kung manalo man ang NU laban sa aking koponan na UP Fighting Maroons. bukod kasi sa talagang magaling ang kasalukuyang batch ng Bulldogs ay "anak" ni Coach Joe Lipa si Coach Manny Dandan.

Semenelin
07-16-2007, 07:27 PM
whatever happened to howard flor?

Wang-Bu
07-18-2007, 11:07 AM
whatever happened to howard flor?


Inabot na po ng edad de peligro ng UAAP.

nash_bedista
07-18-2007, 11:41 AM
may isang version daw po last year kung bakit natanggal si Flor,

prang Bon-Bon Custodio daw ang ginawa nito last season.

Wang-Bu
07-19-2007, 09:14 AM
may isang version daw po last year kung bakit natanggal si Flor,

prang Bon-Bon Custodio daw ang ginawa nito last season.


Sir Nash hindi naman yata kapanipaniwala na ang isang Howard Flor lang ang lalapitan upang lutuin ang isang laro. BAKA kay Bon Custodio maniwala pa ako at star siya ng UE. Pero si Flor? Apo Diyos...

bluewing
07-19-2007, 02:02 PM
may isang version daw po last year kung bakit natanggal si Flor,

prang Bon-Bon Custodio daw ang ginawa nito last season.


tarages, naman.

kailangan pa ba nyang mag-bonbon eh bano naman sila nung mga nakakaraan.... ???

jollibeeaddict
07-19-2007, 03:29 PM
oo nga naman. why Howard Flor? why not Edwin Asoro or Jonathan Fernandez or Jonathan Jahnke? ???

mrWordplay
07-20-2007, 11:47 AM
why howard flor? well, sha siguro pinaka vulnerable sa bulldogs, maraming paraan kasi sa game fixing e, may odds, may point shaving. di kailangan star player ka ng isang team. the syndicates behind the game fixing chooses a player na kakargahan nila.

subukan nyo mag tanong tanong sa paligid... pagtanong nyo kung sino ang tinatawag nilang OXO :)

jollibeeaddict
07-21-2007, 12:20 PM
^ care to tell me kung sino yang si OXO? ;)

Howard the Duck
07-22-2007, 06:35 PM
sayang ang NU sa admu, tambak na humabol pa

cl.blue.24
07-22-2007, 07:53 PM
sayang ang NU sa admu, tambak na humabol pa


NU is a tougher and smarter team compared to last season.
I dont think anyone should underestimate them.

jollibeeaddict
07-22-2007, 08:34 PM
NU is a definite contender for that one last slot in the Final Four this season. however, it faces tough competition coming from FEU and UST.

Howard the Duck
07-23-2007, 12:02 AM
sana naman manalo kami sa NU ;D

Wang-Bu
07-23-2007, 09:59 AM
Muntik-muntikan na naman ang mga Agila kontra sa mga Aso.

Ay naku, tila nga yata walang leader ang Ateneo ngayon. Kahit na sabihin pang ibang klaseng NU na ito sa Season 70. Asahan natin sa Round 2 bawi ng NU kontra Ateneo.

Jeep
07-26-2007, 09:49 AM
inaasahan kong mamaya ay mabibigla tayo sa pagkabagsak ng tigre sa bangis ng aso.

because seriously, the bulldogs have the personnel to take down the tigers. man-for-man, they are talented and have the size and athleticism to give even the top guns like UE, lasall, ateneo, UST, and FEU a run for their money. they have a big that can go toe-to-toe with the tigers' and is just as talented. in edwin asoro, they have arguably the best slasher in the league, who can also double as an outside gunner if things get too tight in the paint. their backcourt is huge and can shoot the lights out in the building without really trying.

coach manny dandan can only impart so much knowledge, however. and ultimately it will be their decision-making inside the court that will spell the difference. UST's lead playmaker, japs cuan, is quick and smart. what he lacks in shooting prowess he more than makes up for in directing the tigers' offense intelligently, with speed and precision.

if the bulldogs can anticipate cuan's plays, denying cruz in the paint, and score in transition as is their wont, they have more than an even chance to bag this game.

Joescoundrel
07-31-2007, 01:22 PM
so far, halway into the 2nd Q, asoro has been phenomenal. double-double na yata.


YIKES!!!!

nakita nyo ba yung monster sa pep ng NU? scary, mehn.... sideshow bob yung buhok, may tyan pa.* *:o


Her name is MITCH sabi ni Coach Dandan... ;D

Howard the Duck
08-23-2007, 08:33 PM
sayang ang dogs kanina ;D

Mateen Cleaves
08-23-2007, 08:41 PM
Sayang nga. Hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit si Catamora ang may bola nung huli. Parang masyado siya maagang dumiskarte. May konting oras pa sanang maghintay na makawala sila Asoro o kaya'y Fernandez sa kanilang mga bantay. Malaking bagay din na maagang nag-gradweyt na si Jahnke. ???

joelex
08-23-2007, 10:37 PM
patalo talaga si catamora, sayang. ano ba naman ni walang ibang nakatanggap ng bola, dalawang attempts pa siya in that possesion

Wang-Bu
08-24-2007, 10:10 AM
Buenas-buenas lang mga 'igan. 'Yung dalawang tira ni Catamora maganda naman ang kartada, medyo alangan nga ang anggulo pero sa ganung kalapit may tulog sana kami dun. Buti na lang sablay. Sa totoo lang nawala kasi ang original play ni Dandan para dun, dapat didiskarte sa labas si Catamora, drive, hanap ng pasa either kay Asoro sa baseline o kay Fernandez sa labas.

Nung naka-adjust ang depensa namin sigaw kagad buong bench ng NU, "wala na, wala na, tira mo na pre, tira mo na!" Nung nakapasok sa shaded lane si Catamora akala ko talaga yari kami, tapos nakakuha pa ng offensive rebound. Binuenas lang talaga kami at sablay pareho ang mga pukol niya. Konting-konting banda na lang sana may pasok pa 'yung mga tira na 'yon.

Howard the Duck
08-31-2007, 01:44 AM
sana manalo pa ang NU ;D

cub
09-04-2007, 08:10 PM
sana manalo pa sila sa mga susunod na laban nila kahit out of the final 4 contention na sila. :) maging party spoiler na lang sila.. :D :P

Howard the Duck
09-04-2007, 10:28 PM
di pa sila tanggal... pero kung matalo pa sila talagang tanggal na sila :P

nastrans
09-15-2007, 06:05 PM
NU scores an upset win over Ateneo in overtime, ending their season with a 6-8 win-loss card, the highest since the 2001 season.

mabelle_dj
09-15-2007, 06:15 PM
NU congratulations! Masakit man sa dibdib sabihin, you guys deserved it with that great play in Q4 and OT. Until next year!

mrWordplay
09-15-2007, 06:32 PM
Great win Manny Dandan.. Saludo ako sa iyo sa larong ito ;D

cub
09-15-2007, 07:51 PM
sana manalo pa sila sa mga susunod na laban nila kahit out of the final 4 contention na sila. :) maging party spoiler na lang sila.. :D :P


natupad ang wish ko. hahahaha! :) :P

joelex
09-16-2007, 01:49 AM
congrats to NU! Overtime was fun to watch, parang diniin talaga sa ateneo ang talo. Fernandez mocked the whole ateneo D with all those long distance bombs. Jahnke was all over the court!

jembengzon
09-16-2007, 06:51 AM
congrats to NU. kontrapelo talaga :D

batangueño
09-16-2007, 12:10 PM
Congratulations to the NU Bulldogs! Ending the season with a bang! ;D

Joescoundrel
09-16-2007, 05:20 PM
Thank you NU for showing us what real respect for the game and for the opposing team really is all about. Because in this game us MAYAYABANG Atenistas got our asses handed to us precisely because we did not respect the game and we did not respect YOU our very worthy opponents.

How dare our team think about a Tagaytay holiday without first actually getting the win! And they did not even have their usual mental training session!

ANG YAYABANG!

Kudos to the two Jonathans, who showed us what working hard on the court can do for a team.

Mateen Cleaves
09-16-2007, 08:12 PM
^Then your team, indeed, got its just desserts. Of all teams to overlook, NU pa? Did they forget how lucky they were to win over NU in the first round? Or did somebody neglect to point out the fact that NU was just one missed shot away from beating UE in the second round?

I'm happy for Manny Dandan. I'm sure he (nor his players) didn't expect to be out of the Final Four, with this line-up. But what a way to end the season! Congratulations! :)

P.s. Ang saya pala ng Dandan household ngayon. Nakasilat din pala ang NU Bullpups sa Ateneo! Nakapilit tuloy sila ng isa pang laban para sa Finals. Congrats din kay Coach Blue! :)

Jeep
09-17-2007, 02:11 PM
congrats to the NU bulldogs! pinakita ninyo kung papaano maglaro ng walang takot, buo ang loob, at puno ng compiansa. congrats, too, to coach dandan for the huge win!

sadly for our eagles, they were like the milk maiden in the children's story who was already dreaming of what to buy once she was able to sell her cow's milk in the market. natisod, gaya ng mga agila, at naglaho lahat ng kanyang mga pangarap. although the eagles' final 4 and finals hopes are still very much within reach, they'll now have to go through hell and back to do so.

why do we do this to ourselves?!

again, congrats, bulldogs! you truly deserved the win last saturday, and showed us in the process what is truly important and what is not.

Raging Blue
09-17-2007, 06:59 PM
Congratulations NU Bulldogs. You took our guys to school with lessons on taking every game, bearing or non-bearing, seriously.

batangueño
02-15-2008, 03:27 AM
Any news about the NU Bulldogs? Tuluy-tuloy na ba ang pag-suporta nina Mikee Romero sa NU?

stonecold316
02-15-2008, 02:23 PM
Any news about the NU Bulldogs? Tuluy-tuloy na ba ang pag-suporta nina Mikee Romero sa NU?


Wow, Mikee Romero, a DLSU alumnus, ready to provide support for the NU Bulldogs? Magandang balita ito sa mga tiga NU considering na hindi malakas ang hatak ng alumni sa kanila. Good Luck to their basketball program kung ganun. :D

stonecold316

toti_mendiola
02-15-2008, 05:58 PM
Di ba ang sponsor nila yung UP alum na Construction Magnate?

batangueño
02-16-2008, 07:09 PM
Di ba ang sponsor nila yung UP alum na Construction Magnate?


Jose Aliling. :)

But then tinutulungan na din ni Mikee Romero ang NU ngayon. If I can remember it correctly, Harbour Centre, the Romeros' company, now has a tie-up with NU as part of PBL's "Adopt a School" program.

Actually, masarap tulungan ang isang team katulad ng NU. Unlike other programs, it is not yet corrupted with the dirty politics of the sport and of the school and it has what can be considered as a good basketball program. Kulang lang talaga sa pera kaya madalas ay kulelat ang NU sa karera.

stonecold316
02-17-2008, 03:10 AM
Heard that NU beat UST during their game sa Home and Away Invitational League (HAIL) sa UST Gym last Saturday. May mga malalaking players daw ang NU na nakatulong para talunin ang Team B ng USTe. Sino sino ba ang mga yun?

May insider ba ang NU dito na pwedeng magbigay samin na input kung sino bago players ng NU?

stonecold316

batangueño
02-19-2008, 01:50 PM
Mukha ngang walang NU supporter dito sa gameface ah. ;D

stonecold316
02-19-2008, 07:07 PM
Mukha ngang walang NU supporter dito sa gameface ah. ;D


Sana naman meron para at least may idea ang mga members ng gameface kung ano ang nangyayari sa National University (NU) Bulldogs. Hehehe. ;D ;D ;D

stonecold316

animo_mapuan
03-23-2008, 07:53 PM
haha.
stone cold.
tayo2 nlng dn ang mgsuporta sa NU.
wahehehe :)::):)

cameronCrazy
03-24-2008, 01:35 PM
I think I saw that guy.

Nasa medyo gitna ba?

He looked freaky.



that's the one!


maaan!!! i'm actually enjoying watching this bulldogs team! haha. kaka-aliw! :D


I think the NU Bulldogs are on the rebuilding stage this year since they'll lose Jonathan Fernandez to graduation and Asoro might go to the PBA. Coach Dandan had made great improvements the couple of years. I agree that NU guards should play smart basketball in the end... Janhke might get his maturity this year...a future guard also is in the making...someone called BATAC... they will be good in the wings with new shooters coming in and the posts' pomferada, lingaolingao, and aguilar should give big minutes.

I bet coach manny has something in store for the 71 season. Though NU definitely is in the losing-end regarding recruitment, financial support, and advanced facilities are concerned, they manage to knock-out big teams when UAAP starts.

I like it when NU beats big teams.... remember the win over the ADMU eagles? the eagles should've gotten the twice to beat slot in the final four if NU didn't spoil the fun. And whenever they play Lasalle, it is always a tough battle.

It's going to be exciting.

oca
03-24-2008, 02:06 PM
Mabuti at hindi umalis si BATAC sa NU. He may not neccessarily make an impact in his rookie year. But that kid can play. Pero kung nandyan pa si Jankhe, whom many wish would play with more level-headedness at end-game situations, there is no pressure on Batac to contribute significantly.

Pero pag kakarag-karag ang laro ni Jankhe, if I were Dandan, I'll put in Batac with no hesitation.

marmand
04-06-2008, 04:23 PM
Any word whether Asoro will still suit up for the Bulldogs?

The_Big_Cat
04-07-2008, 11:21 AM
Asoro is reportedly joining the PBA Draft.

Romero supporting NU. He truly loves basketball. Saludo ako.

Hmm...Ano kaya ang bagong monicker nila?
"BATANG BULLDOGS SA PIER" ???

:D :D :D :D

amdgc82
04-07-2008, 11:32 AM
The underdogs (http://businessmirror.com.ph/04072008/sports06.html)
Bleachers’ Brew
Rick Olivares
http://businessmirror.com.ph

THE old coach had some words of advice for the young and upcoming one.

“After a player’s fourth year in college, ask him if he’s coming back to play in his final year of eligibility or if he’s turning pro. Let them make the decision.”

That was the first nugget of wisdom that the late and long-time National University (NU) basketball coach Sonny Paguia imparted to Manny Dandan, who was tapped to take his place on the Bulldogs bench in 1998 after battling a lingering illness.

As far as Paguia and the school were concerned, anyone who donned their school’s colors were students first and athletes second. In many ways, the smallness of the school (at that time Paguia handed the reins over to Dandan, the university was about to celebrate its centennial), its vision and its meager sports budget dictated this policy. When one heard, “NU Bulldogs,” it immediately connoted a condescending and at once belittling term… “league doormats.”

It’s a painful tag to earn the sobriquet of the Philippines’ version of the hapless and sad sack Washington Generals, the Harlem Globetrotters’ eternal whipping boys. But the comparison ends there, for NU does a little whipping of its own.

Coach Sonny’s second piece of advice was the overriding factor: “During a player’s first four years in school, make sure he graduates and that you train him so you can whip the boy to be a man.”

It’s something that former player Romulo Austria knows so well. One time a game conflicted with an exam. For Coach Sonny, it was a nonissue. Austria took the test and graduated on time. He is now a licensed civil engineer.

“In those four years, our students are expected to have completed their academic requirements,” explained Dandan. “By their fifth year, if they need to concentrate on their career in the Philippine Basketball League or in the pros, who are we to stop them? They have dependents to consider.”

The volleyball coach Juanito Candoy Jr. is another venerable institution in the Sampaloc-based school. He’s been at the job for 25 years in dual roles of physical education instructor and mentor of the men’s and women’s teams. “One of the biggest problems we have is inculcating school pride,” says the affable coach who always has a ready smile for everyone. “Kadalasan we get our players from the intramurals. If we’re able to recruit, they are those who have not been accepted by the bigger programs. So meron na silang blow sa self-esteem nila. So that’s another concern. Getting them to raise their confidence.”

Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t.

When NU fielded a strong team in the late 1990s with Danny Ildefonso and Lordy Tugade leading the way, they went into every match with a chip on their shoulder. However, consistency was the problem as they got up to play with the bigger schools but played lackadaisically against the lower seeded teams.

“Pero okay na ’yung mundo namin,” recounted Ildefonso. “Simple lang kami. Masarap ’yung feeling na panalo tapos sumasalubong ’yung mga schoolmates mo at magme-merienda kami ng pancit bihon.”*

For former point guard Froilan Baguion, who now plays for Welcoat in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), he thought that the highest he could aspire for was playing in the inter-barangay leagues in Navotas. When a friend invited him to try out in Manila, he found himself cut by the University of the East and University of Manila.

“Importante sa akin makakuha ng pagkakataon makapasok sa college at makapagbasketbol,” said the feisty point guard who was later named to the Mythical Five (and Most Improved Player in 2002 season of University Athletics Association of the Philippines). “Hindi naman kami mayaman at ito ’yung pagkakataon na tulungan ang pamilya ko. Sa team ko noon [with teammates Jeff Napa, Rey Mendoza and Alfie Grijaldo], sigaw namin na sasakmalin ng bulldogs ’yung mga kalaban.”

Coach Juanito related the sad plight of Raymond Franza, the setter for the current men’s volleyball who doesn’t exactly come from a well-off family. “Sometimes he comes to practice not having eaten. But his teammates come to the rescue by sharing what they can for his breakfast. The upside is that it builds character for the team and it makes them closer and more determined to rise above their current state. So we always tell them to work on their studies because sa basketball lang naman ang may pera tapos hindi pa lahat nabibigyan ng chance umangat sa PBA. It’s a learning experience for us coaches and teachers as well.”

The help sometimes comes from unexpected quarters. NU’s two PBA superstars—Ildefonso and Tugade—are like Santa Clauses in high tops for they routinely visit their alma mater bearing sacks full of sneakers, socks and other basketball equipment. Baguion, who now has the means to provide for his family, says that when he establishes a more secure contract, he will do his share for his old school: “Pinakita lang ako ng kabaitan ng mg tao sa NU, sana nga makatulong na rin ako.”

Vice President for Administration Bobby Paguia confirmed that things might be looking up for the school’s varsity teams. “Hopefully, we’ll see the upgrade on the facilities happen soon.”

Confirmed Dandan: “Dahil sa wastong facilities, magkakaroon kami ng kakayahan mahukay ng husto ’yung abilidad ng mga bata. We’re also looking at sustenance and nutrition programs that will not only improve their health but their frame of mind. It will complement the grassroots program that we have installed. It will also allow the high-school players to move up to the senior ranks para meron fluidity sa program. We are never going to win the race for the blue chip recruits, but we’ll always try to come up with a competitive team backed up by some finds.”

Dr. Arline Royo, NU’s indefatigable Athletic director who also serves as the school’s vice president for Academic Affairs and Registrar, tries to be present in every single game of all the teams. Prior to her recent angioplasty from which she is recovering, she said: “We may not have much in terms of funds, but we try to compensate in other ways. And one of them is to provide a family atmosphere for all. And sometimes an audience for our athletes means a lot to them.”

But those “doormat” days will soon be over for these underdogs. “We’re bringing in the younger generation to manage the school and slowly take over,” said Bobby Paguia. “With the new coaches and a better program, NU will be more competitive.”

And that’s not a word of advice. It’s fair warning.

Mateen Cleaves
04-08-2008, 11:41 AM
The underdogs (http://businessmirror.com.ph/04072008/sports06.html)
Bleachers’ Brew
Rick Olivares
http://businessmirror.com.ph

Coach Juanito related the sad plight of Raymond Franza, the setter for the current men’s volleyball who doesn’t exactly come from a well-off family. “Sometimes he comes to practice not having eaten. But his teammates come to the rescue by sharing what they can for his breakfast. The upside is that it builds character for the team and it makes them closer and more determined to rise above their current state. So we always tell them to work on their studies because sa basketball lang naman ang may pera tapos hindi pa lahat nabibigyan ng chance umangat sa PBA. It’s a learning experience for us coaches and teachers as well.”


Change the names and set the story about a decade earlier, and Olivares might be writing about Lordy Tugade when he was just starting at NU. It's no wonder that he and Ildefonso remain involved with the NU program. Another former Bulldog who continued to find time for NU after getting to the PBA was Bolado. Even though he only played for one year (I think) he remained close to Coach Paguia, whom he regarded as a father figure. During the time of Ildefonso and Tugade, Bolado would come down and work out with the Bulldogs.

batangueño
04-08-2008, 01:01 PM
Teka lang. Si Jahnke ba ay may one-year pa with the Bulldogs? Hindi ba't kasabay siya na ga-graduate nina Fernandez, Aguilar at Lingao-Lingao?

Edwin Asoro joining the PBA draft? Hindi malayong mangyari pero kapag nangyari yun, saan pupulutin ang Bulldogs without him?

Lastly, is Kevin Batac staying in Bustillos or is he going to try his luck elsewhere?

cameronCrazy
04-08-2008, 02:55 PM
NU already has a competitive coach. What NU needs are better practice gyms, better equipments for speed and conditioning, nutrition for mind and body enhancements. In time, when all of these are in place, NU will be more competitive. They even managed to reach the Final Four once, even without proper funding. If more financial arm will be formed for NU, this school will surely be a top team to beat in the future.

oca
04-08-2008, 03:24 PM
NU already has a competitive coach. What NU needs are better practice gyms, better equipments for speed and conditioning, nutrition for mind and body enhancements. In time, when all of these are in place, NU will be more competitive. They even managed to reach the Final Four once, even without proper funding. If more financial arm will be formed for NU, this school will surely be a top team to beat in the future.


Money will not be coming anytime soon. So are they to accept their fate as perennial spoilers and occasional F4 contenders?

"Indoctrination" and kailangan ng mga bata.

They have been in the middle of the pack at mid-season most of these recent years. From where I seat, they seem contended in making a mess of other contenders dream of sailing into the F4. If they find themselves actually in contention for the semis, para bang "swerte at nataon lang".

They should change that attitude.

marmand
04-08-2008, 06:23 PM
Asoro is reportedly joining the PBA Draft.

Romero supporting NU. He truly loves basketball. Saludo ako.

Hmm...Ano kaya ang bagong monicker nila?
"BATANG BULLDOGS SA PIER" ???

:D :D :D :D


Too bad for NU. Would you know who are the other UAAP players opting to end their playing years in the UAAP to join the draft?

nastrans
04-17-2008, 10:29 PM
Kasama na pala si Kevin Batac sa team. If we could remember kasama siya sa Bullpups during the NCAA juniors last season, nearly leading an upset of Ateneo in the Final Four.

joelex
04-29-2008, 01:39 AM
heard that an impressive perfromance by this player from another school playing in the nike summer league is being courted by the bulldogs to join them this season. The said player was also a recruit by his team in the Nike but is contemplating a move to a UAAP school.

coreytaylor
05-02-2008, 11:26 AM
is kevin batac and mark jovet mendoza going to play for nu this coming season?

The_Big_Cat
05-02-2008, 12:04 PM
^Mendoza is playing for our youth team.

batangueño
05-02-2008, 02:01 PM
Will Edwin Asoro still play for the NU Bulldogs or will he give up his last year of eligibility to join the PBA draft? ???

joelex
05-08-2008, 02:08 PM
Daniel (?) Martinez, Arellano U deadshot from 3 pt land, is set to join the bulldogs come S72. He will serve residency his coming season.

marmand
05-08-2008, 04:40 PM
Its good to hear that NU is also getting some pieces that would improve its team. Despite their poor winning percentage, NU has produced a lot of quality players like Danny I, Tugade and Asoro. Sayang lang that, their players did not mature ( basketball wise ) early to contribute to NU and helped the team win in the UAAP.

The_Big_Cat
05-08-2008, 08:57 PM
Daniel (?) Martinez, Arellano U deadshot from 3 pt land, is set to join the bulldogs come S72. He will serve residency his coming season.


Related ba siya to former Red Cub James Martinez, who is also a deadshot from 3 pt. land? ???
Arellano and NU is near mendiola.

nastrans
05-08-2008, 11:41 PM
I think that is Alfie Martinez and I believe he's not related to James.

He's a southpaw who can shoot from the outside as well. I think he'll have a decent outing when he goes on to play for the Bulldogs.

bchoter
05-09-2008, 03:49 PM
Its good to hear that NU is also getting some pieces that would improve its team. Despite their poor winning percentage, NU has produced a lot of quality players like Danny I, Tugade and Asoro. Sayang lang that, their players did not mature ( basketball wise ) early to contribute to NU and helped the team win in the UAAP.
If only he played like his life depended on it.

gfy
05-09-2008, 05:17 PM
^ ;) ;) ;)

toti_mendiola
05-10-2008, 11:46 PM
Word on biz is that SM made an offer to buy NU or did bought majority of the shares. Kung toto ang balita, maganda ang maidudulot nito sa devt ng ekuwelahan pati na ng team.

bigfreeze_bibby
05-12-2008, 04:04 PM
Word on biz is that SM made an offer to buy NU or did bought majority of the shares. Kung toto ang balita, maganda ang maidudulot nito sa devt ng ekuwelahan pati na ng team.


May balita lang din akong nasagap na the new gym for NU is "on the works" as part of this deal. I'm not sure though if this is true pero sana nga maging totoo na.

bchoter
05-12-2008, 04:11 PM
Bad news for the other teams but:

Good news for NU
For the league
and for Basketball.

The_Big_Cat
05-12-2008, 04:15 PM
Great news for NU's basketball program if indeed it is true.

What happened to Mike Romero's support to the Bulldogs earlier posted in this thread??

LION
05-12-2008, 04:37 PM
Word on biz is that SM made an offer to buy NU or did bought majority of the shares. Kung toto ang balita, maganda ang maidudulot nito sa devt ng ekuwelahan pati na ng team.


May balita lang din akong nasagap na the new gym for NU is "on the works" as part of this deal.* I'm not sure though if this is true pero sana nga maging totoo na.


Wow! A brand spanking new kennel.* *Cool!* 8)

erichubert
05-12-2008, 05:06 PM
If the new gym doesn't materialize, pwede sila magpractice sa bagong stadium ng SM sa Mall of Asia Complex. State of the art and world class. If this is true, NU would suddenly become a contender in the UAAP, lalaban na din sila sa recruiting wars.

bchoter
05-12-2008, 05:15 PM
At puwede na ring gawing venue ng UAAP yung homecourt nila.

LION
05-12-2008, 05:23 PM
If the new gym doesn't materialize, pwede sila magpractice sa bagong stadium ng SM sa Mall of Asia Complex. State of the art and world class. If this is true, NU would suddenly become a contender in the UAAP, lalaban na din sila sa recruiting wars.


This will give Araneta Coliseum tough competition. It's good for us basketball fans. Hirap kasi pag isa lang ang magandang venue. Take it or leave it ang offer ng Araneta sa UAAP, NCAA at iba pa.

AnthonyServinio
05-12-2008, 06:06 PM
If the new gym doesn't materialize, pwede sila magpractice sa bagong stadium ng SM sa Mall of Asia Complex. State of the art and world class. If this is true, NU would suddenly become a contender in the UAAP, lalaban na din sila sa recruiting wars.


This will give Araneta Coliseum tough competition.* It's good for us basketball fans.* Hirap kasi pag isa lang ang magandang venue. Take it or leave it ang offer ng Araneta sa UAAP, NCAA at iba pa.*



AS*A*Mall of Asia regular, I gather that the proposed "SM*Arena" will be located at the empty lot in between the parking lot beside the SM*Convention Center and the TeleTech offices. Based on the lot's size, the new facility may be just as big as the Big Dome.

The_Big_Cat
05-12-2008, 06:19 PM
The proposed "SM Arena" will surely rival the Araneta Coliseum.
I hope this stadium will help boost the Philippines' chances of hosting future international basketball competitions.

I guess we're gonna hear a lot of "Who let the dogs out?!!" jingle in NU's future "dog house". ;D

The_Big_Cat
05-12-2008, 08:23 PM
The NU Bulldogs playing without Asoro and Fernandez lost to FEU 54-69 in the Fil-Oil/Flying V tourney.

amdgc82
07-06-2008, 11:01 AM
http://bleachersbrew.blogspot.com/2008/07/bleachers-brew-114-gym-dogs.html

Sunday, July 6, 2008
Bleachers' Brew #114 The Gym Dogs

(This appears in my Monday, July 7, 2008 column in the Business Mirror. It begins a series spotlighting different college basketball programs beginning with NU leading up to San Beda, UST, and UP).

words and pictures by rick olivares

There are exactly 20 wooden and cement steps that lead up to the dingy old gym where the National University Bulldogs practice in Sampaloc, Manila. Yes, it starts out as cement but the higher you go it’s replaced by wood so old that it should be given a senior citizen’s card. The gym, well, there aren’t many like it today as it was built using those old GI sheets dating back to the post-war period.

In this digital and internet age, when you say war, it’s either Iraq, Afghanistan, or some hotspot in the flashpoints that are Africa or in the Middle East. The “war” more correctly is the big one that ended in 1945. And the gym built atop the Engineering Laboratory of NU has been around since Skip Guinto piloted the Bulldogs to its one and only championship dating back to 1955. Inside the gym there is no championship banner hanging in the rafters to even commemorate that title. There is no hall of fame to celebrate its athletes so players use your ordinary variety pentel pen to write their names and jersey number on the wooden walls and the GI sheets after having completed their tour of duty with the team. This is how they’ll be remembered forever.*

It’s easy to fall into the cracks when you’re an NU Bulldog. Chances are you weren’t even high on the recruiting list of other schools. Their players sport names that you won’t find on the jerseys of the bourgeoisie schools -- Lingao Lingao. Malcontento. Cajayon. Grijaldo. Tugade. Occasionally, they lose a player to a big program like last year’s high school MVP Jovet Mendoza who is now ensconced in La Salle (he was offered a great package, as they say). They feel bad for a moment but only for a moment. While they are used to being the have-nots they have not given up hope. Going to college or even to NU was their chance to move on up in this dog-eat-dog world. Former player, Froilan Baguion, one of the four Bulldogs to make it to the pros (the other three are Chris Bolado, Danny Ildefonso, and Lordy Tugade), is from Navotas and making it to the PBA was his chance to send his siblings to school. At so young an age, he was already his family’s breadwinner. And now he’s trying to hold down a spot with his pro team.

The gym. It’s not as storied as the old Boston Garden’s parquet floor but they do have something in common – there are dead spots on the court. You dribble the ball and if you’re not familiar with the court, you’re liable to drive one way and find that the ball has decided to stop in its dribbling motion or go in another direction. The wooden floor is well-worn with the thousands of sneakers that have squeaked on it. In some places, it’s like the sidewalks of the urban city streets what with the gum shoe drops and stains of water, spit, vomit, and sweat. The ceiling, made up of those GI sheets leaks when it rains. Practice literally slows to a crawl because the floor becomes slippery, but this isn’t chess so the players try to run. How many players have they lost to injury because they slipped on the wet floor?

Last Friday, after the school held its annual cheer rally to send off the team on its UAAP campaign, the players asked their coaching staff if they could all watch a movie. They ambushed school official Bobby Paguia who provided them with some money. The 16 players and the coaching staff chipped in a little here and there and they all boarded the LRT to Gateway where they watched Will Smith’s Hancock. “Bonding time,” said coach Manny Dandan. Watching movies and having a Jollibee value meal build character.

They’ve got an old school way about things here. Dandan is a throwback where he is the team’s coach and trainer. He has three other assistants including former player Jeff Napa who helped lead the team to its last Final Four appearance in 2002, yet sometimes Dandan helps officiate the scrimmages. It’s not that he’s a control freak. They’re not just moneyed as the big college programs. A school official was distributing sports socks to the players – only one pair each – and the coaching staff is not getting any. In fact, they’ve never gotten anything since. “It’s fine,” confirmed the coach. “Sa mga bata muna.” Tickets, scarce already because they’re sharing the same play date as Ateneo and La Salle, are allocated to one per player and when you consider that their parents would like to watch, only one can go. So if the player has a girlfriend then she’s got the ticket. And it’s Upper A.

There’s some hope on the horizon. The SM Group of Companies has become a partner with the school. There is talk of building new facilities in the span of nine months (just as long it takes to build a super mall I gather) not just for the school but also for their athletic teams. Their game jerseys are courtesy of construction man, Jose Aliling. The team was supposed to get an adidas sponsorship, but since the team’s lone star, Edwin Asoro wears Nike they’ll have to wait till next year before the players begin wearing the three stripes. In the meantime, they’re off to Cash and Carry to buy new shoes at a 50% mark down.

It’s opening day of Season 71 of the UAAP and in two hours time, the University of the Philippines will put on a show to officially kick off their centennial anniversary and the season. The Bulldogs in the meantime are practicing beating the press and moving the ball up quickly. The team’s veterans – Jonathan Jahnke and Asoro are everywhere whether as part of the offense or defense or giving the rookies valuable pointers. Jahnke, the converted point guard from Olongapo is a sensitive and bright lad. He’d love to play in the pro league but he’ll weigh his options after graduation this school year. If he gets to play in the PBL then great. If not he could either go back home to Gapo to work on the family business or follow his girlfriend who is studying abroad. If he had his way, he’d rather not go into the family business. “That’s why I have an education,” he reasoned out in clear and fluent English. “So I can learn to stand on my own.”

For now, Jahnke feels truly relaxed for the first time since he transferred from San Sebastian Recoletos high school to NU. The Stags may have a more storied basketball history but it was finding the right environment to be a man. Jahnke knew the school has a good graduation rate for its players and he’d get better one-on-one training from the coaching staff in his growth as a basketball player. “Walang regrets,” he summed up of his time in blue and gold. For now, the senior feels that this current team of Bulldogs have meshed well. Everyone can speak out their thoughts without any trace of ego between the vets and the rookies.

Asoro is one of those players who fell through the cracks unnoticed by any recruiter. He went to high school in Fort Bonifacio and together with former teammate Jonathan Fernandez, they went to NU. It was the only school they went to when looking for a college. Asoro’s coming out of nowhere prompted one legendary coach to ask Manny Dandan where they found him. The coach chuckled and let his counterpart stew on that conundrum. Mystery solved, gentlemen.

Immensely talented, Asoro has become a vital cog with the PBL’s newest dynasty, Harbour Centre. Having tasted success elsewhere, he’d love for nothing more than for his Bulldogs to win and get back to the Final Four of the UAAP in his final playing year. It eats at him.*

The losing gets to the players. Everyone of them. They don’t say that tomorrow is another day and it’s just a game. No. It tears at them. They feel a tad envious of schools with great programs and practice facilities. An errant pass in their gym and the ball is headed down the stairs and onto the street. If you’re not careful with your movement, you might just run into the wooden walls or some of those old and broken down weights that can be found on the side of the court. Welcome to the school of hard knocks, son.

Practice is over. The team huddles before the players go off for a shower for the opening at the Araneta Coliseum. There is an air of optimism but they wonder how long it will last. A few of them linger around to work on their free throws and dribbling. “Walang pressure sa amin this year so maybe we’ll play better,” predicted Jahnke. He swishes a three-pointer before he packs it in. In a few months’ time, his name will be scribbled on the walls of that dingy old gym.

Post script: I'll be writing for the NU Bulldogs on a semi-regular basis and it will appear in their school website. Watching those guys is like keeping it real and old school. It's like expecting Gene Hackman to walk through those doors. On the other hand, the material on the San Beda Red Lions and UST I'm not sure if it will appear in their site though it probably will.

Posted by Rick Olivares* *

joelex
07-06-2008, 09:15 PM
i think this article is overrating the supposedly sad state NU is in as compared to its UAAP counterparts, because come to think of it, majority of the smaller schools playing in the NCRAA or NAASCU have far worse conditions. game allowances couldnt even buy a jollibee value meal. Most importantly their games are on national TV unlike a lot of other schools.

batangueño
07-07-2008, 12:24 AM
GAME 1 (07/06/2008): UP Fighting Maroons def. NU Bulldogs, 86-72.


ONE WIN FINALLY! After a disappointing 0-14 finish last year, a new, improved and truly fighting UP team beat the hell out of the NU Bulldogs. It was GREAT team effort by the Maroons on both offense (except perhaps for that somewhat dismal free throw shooting) and defense (team rebounds, hustle plays and fearlessness on the part of the undersized UP big men). Surprising win by UP, which was dismissed during the pre-season due to the Maroons' humiliating Season 70 ending, over the much taller, more athletic and supposedly vastly improved NU.

* Martin Reyes was the BEST Maroon for this particular game. He fired his shots relentlessly and with precision, most of which sank in. His defense also greatly improved compared to his performance last season. If I am not mistaken, Reyes even outscored the entire NU team during the third quarter. I hope that Reyes will be consistent all throughout the season.

* The UP "bigs" Jay Agbayani, Andrew Marfori, Magi Sison and Woody Co performed really well today. They were really good offensively and, most especially, defensively. I also liked their fearless attitude in making attacks and banging against their opponents underneath the basket. Like Reyes, I also hope that the undersized big men of UP will be consistent all throughout the season.

* Point guards Mike Gamboa and Arvin Braganza really played well and steady at the point. Gamboa's play-making ability helped the Maroons in establishing their aggressiveness in attacking the Bulldogs and he was very selfless in passing the ball to his teammates who had open opportunities. Braganza was also very good at manning the one spot by doing good play-making and doing all those assists that the team needed, although there were instances when the ball stayed with him for quite a long, giving the Bulldogs a chance to steal the ball (but luckily, such steals did not translate into points).

* Mark Lopez was very steady at the point too. Kudos to him.

* As for Migs De Asis, well, I do not know but it seems like he did not have any improvement from last year. It was quite a good thing for Coach Aboy Castro not to give De Asis much playing time or else the Maroons would be on the other side of the column.

* I must say that what I saw in today's ball game was a vastly improved, more motivated and truly fighting UP Fighting Maroons. Kudos to Coach Aboy Castro, Assistant Coach Potit De Vera and Assistant Coach Jerry Codiñera for doing a great job. However, while we are all basking on the Maroons' first win since the 2007-2008 UAAP season, I wish that the UP coaching staff would do its best to make the team consistent throughout the men's basketball competitions of Season 71.


On the NU Bulldogs, well, it was Jonathan Jahnke who carried his team. He was good in play-making and he fired those outside shots quite effectively. Raymond Aguilar played pretty well. One surprise, however, was Edwin Asoro, who was but a dud for Coach Manny Dandan and his teammates today despite being touted as the Bulldogs' main man (he even "graduated" from five personal fouls).

Joescoundrel
07-07-2008, 01:21 AM
NU looked hungover and tired in their loss against UP. UP went to the early offense and the Bulldogs just weren't getting back down quick enough.

batangueño
07-07-2008, 01:41 AM
Kabayang Joescoundrel, setting my biases aside, I was also surprised by NU's performance yesterday, most especially that of Edwin Asoro. Asoro became more of a liability for the team when his leadership and experience should have been an asset for Coach Manny Dandan's crew.

Mateen Cleaves
07-07-2008, 07:00 AM
Business top dog is newest, biggest Bulldog
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—A big name is out to lend a big hand to an oft-overlooked school.

One of the country’s richest families was at ringside for a taste of UAAP hoop action, bringing along with it plans to beef up a school’s education and sports programs. Wearing a yellow collared shirt, Hans Sy inconspicuously watched from the gallery as the National University battled the University of the Philippines in the 71st UAAP men’s basketball competition Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Sy, the president of SM Prime Holdings Inc., graced the game to get a feel of the UAAP and see how his family can help improve NU’s stock.

“Sports and education go hand in hand,” said Sy just a month after his father and mall magnate Henry Sy Sr.—the Philippines’ second richest individual with an estimated wealth of $3.9 billion—bought majority of the shares of NU. “We’re still very new. We’re observing first, then we’ll make our move.”

The Sys, who also own a minority share at Far Eastern University, aim to improve NU’s quality of education, develop its sports program and rebuild school infrastructure. “Our priority is really education for the people,” said Sy.

Although the NU Bulldogs dropped their first game against the UP Maroons, 86-72, Sy hardly looked disheartened and reiterated his family’s steadfast commitment. “We’re supporting all the sports in the UAAP,” said Sy. “It just so happens that basketball started, so we’re here.” “NU has a very rich history,” added Sy. “It’s not small. It just didn’t grow. And we intend to put it back as one of the top universities.”

http://sports.inquirer.net/breakingnews/breakingnews/view/20080707-146876/Business-top-dog-is-newest-biggest-Bulldog

Schortsanitis
07-07-2008, 08:54 PM
With Henry Sy's backing, the Bulldogs could become a UAAP superpower in the near future.

Raging Blue
07-13-2008, 01:01 AM
I have noticed that Tatang Henry Sy's son Hans has been religiously attending NU basketball games, including the two juniors games where the Bullpups have not been performing well, to say the least.

But this should bode positively for the university as this shows an interest by the family perhaps to invest in reinvigorating the school's sports program. Branding investment din iyan.

Isn't it prophetic that NU's colors correspond to that of the plastic grocery bags of SM Supermarket (though lighter lang ang shade of blue for the supermarket)?

Howard the Duck
07-13-2008, 03:54 PM
would the bulldogs be successful? i can only point out 2 schools that were bought for commercial interests: UE and MIT. UE has been having a really crappy playoffs record, and ever since benny cheng lift MIT they can't enter the finals

Joescoundrel
07-14-2008, 01:35 PM
They are being f---ed by fate these Bulldogs... :-X

amdgc82
07-18-2008, 11:15 PM
AS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, COACH?
Baculi seen as NU’s savior in UAAP bid
By Julius Manicad
07/19/2008
www.tribune.net.ph

Tired of its place down the cellar, National University (NU) now wants to introduce a major facelift in its system by appointing a new coach to its University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball squad.

Junel Baculi, owner of numerous titles in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL), is likely to be named as NU’s athletic director, paving the way for a possible overhaul in the coaching staff of the Bulldogs who are still hunting for their first win after three outings.

According to a source privy to the negotiation, Baculi and NU’s new majority owner, business tycoon Hans Sy, are already in the “final stage” of negotiations to have the former RP Team mentor sit in the 16-man UAAP board of representatives.

The Bulldogs are currently represented by Arlene Royo and her brother Robert Paguia, who is in-charge with basketball matters.

The source also said amateur basketball sponsor Mikee Romero played an instrumental role in the ongoing negotiation since he is one of the godfathers of the Bulldogs’ basketball program. The youthful Romero owns the franchise of Harbour Centre in the PBL where Baculi serves as team consultant.

A press conference will be hosted by Sy next week to formally announce Baculi’s designation.

Royo, however, admitted that there are talks, but refused from revealing other details. She also dismissed the possibility that NU’s incumbent head coach, Manny Dandan, is already on his way out

“Yes there are talks, but I don’t know what it is all about. All I can say is that I have already seen him (Baculi) in the campus visiting the team,” Royo said while watching the heated encounter between De La Salle University and University of Santo Tomas last Thursday. “I don’t think he (Dandan) will be replaced. It’s still too early to tell.”

But the source strongly contested Royo’s claim, claiming Sy, whose family owns SM Prime Holdings Inc., wants a certified winner like Baculi and is apparently fed up with the way the Bulldogs are playing, absorbing three inexcusable losses to the rebuilding University of the Philippines, Adamson University and University of the East, respectively.

In a previous interview, Sy did not discount the possibility of having a major overhaul in the athletic system of NU.

“We’re still new. We’re still observing, then we’ll make our move,” Sy was quoted as saying.

College basketball is not new to Baculi. In 2005, Baculi, a former RP Team mentor, steered the Philippine Christian University to the finals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, extending the series to three games before yielding the crown to Letran College.

batangueño
07-19-2008, 02:27 AM
Iba talaga ang magagawa ng pagpasok ng mga Sy sa NU. Now, Coach Manny Dandan has to do everything to please the Mall Master because if he failed to do so, Junel Baculi might find his way to Bustillos as the Bulldogs' new head coach. :o

Eagle_Eyes
07-19-2008, 06:42 AM
this move by one of the most influential names in Philippine business is a very welcome development for NU - especially for its implications on the improvement of the university's educational standards and facilities.

the impact of this on the educational program will obviously be felt much sooner than its effect on the school's basketball program. it would take some time before NU even becomes an option for high-potential highschool hoopsters because it would still need to overhaul the program itself, and then develop a competitive, if not winning, tradition. only after will it become a "viable" option for blue-chip players coming out of high school. this will certainly take quite some time but at least it's a giant step towards that direction.

congrats to NU* - - overall, this move by Hans Sy should augur well for the school itself. both in the short- and long-term.

Schortsanitis
07-19-2008, 07:34 AM
Here's an interesting development:*

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http://sports.inquirer.net/breakingnews/breakingnews/view/20080718-149328/Eagles-try-win-formula-vs-Maroons

Eagles Try Win Formula Vs Maroons

By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Posted date: July 18, 2008

(Text removed)

In another development, National University is eyeing Harbour-Philippine team coach Junel Baculi to join the Bulldogs' basketball program.

The agreement remains "under negotiation" but no specific position has been named just yet.

©Copyright 2001-2008 INQUIRER.net, An Inquirer Company

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It looks like the Sys have started to make their move towards making NU a lot stronger than it is now.* The team is in trouble, being winless in the season up to now.

gfy
07-19-2008, 10:38 AM
I expect Asoro to commit a lot of turnovers in today's game versus DLSU.* ;)

amdgc82
07-20-2008, 08:25 AM
NU rebuilding sports program
By Joey Villar
Sunday, July 20, 2008
www.philstar.com

National University is currently negotiating with multi-titled coach Junel Baculi to boost the school’s sports program, particularly its flagging campaign in the ongoing UAAP varsity league.

“It’s now in the final stages of negotiations although Baculi will not come in as coach but perhaps as the man in charge of the schools’ basketball affairs,” the source told The STAR.

The same source added that Hans Sy, whose family owns the SM chain of supermalls and who recently bought majority of the shares of NU, has been discussing with Baculi the possibility of improving the Bulldogs’ campaign in the country’s premier collegiate league.

The Bulldogs have lost their first three games, including a 72-86 setback to University of the Philippines, which dropped all its 14 games last year.

Despite its faulty start, NU is hopeful of making a turnaround with the entry of Baculi.

The Sys also hope to improve NU’s quality of education as well as rebuild the school‘s infrastructure.

amdgc82
07-21-2008, 07:01 AM
http://businessmirror.com.ph/07212008/sports05.html

Not a Dandan replacement

Although NU has yet to formally announce a managerial position in its athletics department for him, Junel Baculi made it clear Sunday that he will not be a threat to Manny Dandan’s job as head coach of the Bulldogs.

Baculi, the multititled mentor in amateur basketball circles, quashed rumors that he will replace Dandan as NU’s coach—as the latter has yet to lead the team to a win in four starts in the current UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

“It’s a higher position, not the coaching position,” Baculi, now seen regularly watching the games of NU, told the BusinessMirror. “Nasa final negotiations pa ang lahat. But I’m here to help out the team also.”

Baculi has been meeting with Hans Sy, son of SM Malls tycoon Henry Sy, who recently bought majority shares in the university. The Sys are hoping to transform the Bulldogs into a title contender in the years to come, reason why it is now taking steps to achieve that goal.

Baculi said that among NU’s immediate plans are improving the school’s training facilities and the athletics department’s recruitment program, particularly in basketball. With Joel Orellana

bchoter
07-21-2008, 12:53 PM
Bulldogs, please don't do a 'Falcons' on us :D

batangueño
07-21-2008, 02:33 PM
The appointment of Coach Junel Baculi as NU's athletic director should really make Coach Manny Dandan quite uncomfortable. The Sys, the new powers to be in NU, could easily make the ax fall on Manny's head if the Bulldogs fail to produce at least one win this season.

The_Big_Cat
07-21-2008, 03:58 PM
New ownership means new uniforms should be in order.

JonarSabilano
07-21-2008, 04:01 PM
New ownership means new uniforms should be in order.


You mean jerseys with something like an SM logo on them? ;D

The_Big_Cat
07-21-2008, 04:07 PM
New ownership means new uniforms should be in order.


You mean jerseys with something like an SM logo on them?* ;D

Yes. Sayang yung airtime ng Bulldogs sa TV kung walang ad sa uniforms nila eh. ;D

GHRanger
07-21-2008, 04:48 PM
NU has a good 1st five. So it's no surprise that they start strong. Pero pag dating ng kalagitnaan, medyo nalulunod at napapagod sila. It's probably a good idea to field their 1-2 of their seasoned vets coming off the bench.

Tama yung mga posts dito, the SM Group will breathe new life to the team, whether the contributions be big or small. For the immediate season, the best talaga na maayos yung court nila at pag hire ng support staff for the coach.

joelex
07-21-2008, 08:30 PM
NU definitely has a strong F5, with seasoned vets Asoro, Jahnke, Aguilarl, Garcia and Catamora. Individually, they probably have 3 of the top 15 players in the UAAP. More than anything else, I dont think those guys are motivated at all this UAAP season. The have been beaten badly on 3 of their 4 games and consdiering the talent they have, that shouldnt have been the case. While their bench is undoubtebly thin, concern still lies on the attitude of their starters and how they influence the rest of the team. With the entry of the SM group, hopefully those guys find something worth playing for now.

On a side note, I still dont understand why on earth does the NU management treat their team to a Bacolod Chicken dinner at Metrowalk last saturday right after a blowout loss against DLSU? You are languishing in the cellar and humiliated game after game, tapos papakainin pa. Masyadong spoiled. I guess so much for the supposedly "kakaawaan" team of the UAAP.

Regular Grey
07-21-2008, 08:42 PM
New ownership means new uniforms should be in order.


You mean jerseys with something like an SM logo on them?* ;D


Wag na, baka maka silat pa ang NU tapos may maling suot ng uniform, ma FORFEIT pa. He he he.

ay wala palang ganyang klaseng MANCOM sa UAAP.

Howard the Duck
07-21-2008, 09:51 PM
New ownership means new uniforms should be in order.


You mean jerseys with something like an SM logo on them? ;D


Wag na, baka maka silat pa ang NU tapos may maling suot ng uniform, ma FORFEIT pa. He he he.

ay wala palang ganyang klaseng MANCOM sa UAAP.


you can never be sure ;)

amdgc82
07-23-2008, 05:50 AM
‘Better watch out for NU’
By Joel Orellana
Reporter
www.businessmirror.com.ph

NATIONAL University (NU) will start its grand plan to become a championship-caliber team in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) with a groundbreaking ceremony for an eight-story building worth P300 million on July 31.

At the top of the structure is a state-of-the art basketball gymnasium, which will serve as the new home of the Bulldogs.

This development was relayed to the BusinessMirror by Junel Baculi, NU’s newly appointed athletic director and head of sports development. He was named to the position on July 15.

“This is one area where we would like to improve on. At least now, we have the facilities to train in. We will now have dormitories for the athletes and allowances that will boost the morale of our athletes,” Baculi said.

“Late as it is, our target is to help the team in whatever form or means na kaya naming ibigay. We have a backer now [in Hans Sy] and having new training facilities will be a good start for us to achieve our targets,” he added.

Baculi was recruited by Sy, son of SM Supermalls chain owner Henry Sy, to fix the sports programs of the Bulldogs, particularly the basketball program, as the team is now lingering at the bottom of the standings with a 0-4 record.

Manny Dandan is the current head coach of NU but Baculi stressed he would remain as such, at least for this season.

“We will try to help coach Manny as much as we can. It’s too early to tell kung magkakaroon ng coaching changes this season,” said Baculi. “Of course, we are after the achievement, not personalities, dahil iyon ang gustong mangyari ni Mr. Sy at ng NU president [Dr. Teddy Tamayo].”

There are reports that Joel Dualan, the head coach of Philippine Christian University (PCU) in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is being groomed to handle the Bulldogs next year.

Dualan was a former player of Baculi in the amateurs and was the latter’s assistant when he handled the Dolphins two years ago. Baculi denied such plan.

Dr. Arlene Royo remained as NU’s board representative, according to Baculi, as the task given to him is more on internal matters.

“It’s supposed to be my job also, pero NU wanted Dr. Royo to remain as the school’s representative to the UAAP board and handle the external affairs. It’s fine with me,” Baculi said.

Besides Sy, Dr. Mikee Romero, owner of the Harbour Centre basketball team where Baculi is consultant, owns minority shares in NU. The Bulldogs last won a UAAP crown way back in 1951.

sa_pula
07-23-2008, 03:52 PM
Dr. Arlene Royo remained as NU’s board representative, according to Baculi, as the task given to him is more on internal matters.

“It’s supposed to be my job also, pero NU wanted Dr. Royo to remain as the school’s representative to the UAAP board and handle the external affairs. It’s fine with me,” Baculi said.



buti naman si Dr. Royo pa rin ang representative ng NU.Gusto gusto ko kasi toh ang bait na charming pa ;D ;D sya lang yata nagpapasigla kapag may laban ang NU ;D

myktristan
07-29-2008, 02:45 PM
Sy gives NU Bulldogs a shot in the arm
By Rey Joble
Link: http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=sports4_july29_2008

IN FIVE years, National University will become a school of choice for students, who want to excel in sports, as well as in academics.

This is the bold prediction of Bam Paguia, the school’s vice president for administration.

Paguia, brother of the late NU Bulldogs mentor Sonny Paguia, told Standard Today that the family of business tycoon Henry Sy has made investments on the school to upgrade the facilities, strengthen the university’s academic curriculum and bolster the program for sports.

“They have given their all-out support to the school. All of them, Sir Henry Hans, Herbert and Harly, they have decided to become shareholders of the school,” said Paguia. “This is good news for the NU community, considering the fact that when we opened our nursing school here, we had a 92 percent average passing. Now, we have a chance to attain a perfect passing average.”

NU is owned by the Jocson family. Its patriarch, Mariano, is the grandfather of Mommy Paguia, a staunch backer of sports. The school is noted for its engineering courses, a legacy which it kept through the years.

“When you go to the city halls or public work offices, maraming produkto diyan ang NU,” said Paguia.

The school’s biggest treasure, according to Paguia, was former President Fidel Ramos, who was a student of NU before he studied at Westpoint University in the United States.

But like any other institution, NU also had its share of forgettable experiences, the most tragic was when it became a victim of fire on Jan. 1, 2008. Since then, the enrolment has become scarce and student population has dwindled down.

“Malaking epekto talaga ‘yung sunog. Not only did we lose our facilities, but we lost some of our students,” said Paguia.

Moving forward, NU has a bright future ahead and the most welcome news is the contribution of Sy’s family in sports.

Owners of the biggest mall in Asia—the SM Mall of Asia as well as other SM outlets all over the country—the Sys are also investing in sports and has decided to put up sports centers.

The biggest benefactor would be NU as Sy is reportedly putting up a football field in a vacant land area near SM Mall of Asia.

And Paguia is happier than ever.

“This will be a chance for us to compete in football once more. We were champions before in this sport,” said Paguia. “I see a brighter future ahead in our sports development program and I think we would be contenders in any sports discipline.”

Manny Dandan, who coached the men’s basketball team for several years now, is one of the happiest people inside the NU community. The coach, who led the team to its only Final Four stint since the school won the title in 1977, considers the Sy’s involvement as “a breakthrough for its sports program.”

“This is a welcome development for our school,” said Dandan, who led NU to a rare Final Four stint in 2002 despite the Bulldogs having a weak lineup.

“Sayang nga lang at medyo nahuli sila ng pasok kasi dinatnan na nila itong mga players na naglalaro na ngayon sa UAAP. But starting next year until the next four years, we’re going to see a lot of improvement from our recruitment program all the way to our training program. This is definitely good news to NU community,” said Dandan.

Joescoundrel
07-30-2008, 07:53 AM
Now that they have SM money though I only hope they still keep Manny Dandan as head coach and see what he can do for a team that now has substantive money. He's been there for the longest time and has stayed on and worked hard for practically peanuts. Funny how a lot of people who didn't want to have a thing to do with the NU program have come crawling out of the woodwork the minute SM money came in.

bchoter
07-30-2008, 10:11 AM
^ Am with you Joe. I hope the Sy's do not resort to moves for instant gratification.

paralusi
07-31-2008, 10:29 AM
Sy gives NU Bulldogs a shot in the arm
By Rey Joble
Link: http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=sports4_july29_2008

The school’s biggest treasure, according to Paguia, was former President Fidel Ramos, who was a student of NU before he studied at Westpoint University in the United States.


where exactly is "Westpoint University?"

i guess writers can now make up schools, as well.

;D

GHRanger
07-31-2008, 03:35 PM
NU didn't win it in 1977 as well. Their only win was 1954.

batangueño
07-31-2008, 03:49 PM
I do not know what is wrong with this current batch of NU Bulldogs. They always have a good start, keeping it toe-to-toe with their opponents, only to lose steam towards the end. However, with the way they played their last few games, including the one that they are playing against UST right now, and the kind of "fighting spirit" that NU has currently, the Bulldogs seem to be peaking at the right time. Maybe the UP Maroons will be their first "victims" in the second round. :o

EDIT: UST def. NU, 88-77.

dioning
07-31-2008, 06:14 PM
Sy gives NU Bulldogs a shot in the arm
By Rey Joble
Link: http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=sports4_july29_2008

The school’s biggest treasure, according to Paguia, was former President Fidel Ramos, who was a student of NU before he studied at Westpoint University in the United States.


where exactly is "Westpoint University?"

kung di ako nagkakamali yan yung united states military academy located in west point, new york

i guess writers can now make up schools, as well.

;D

dioning
07-31-2008, 06:17 PM
Sy gives NU Bulldogs a shot in the arm
By Rey Joble
Link: http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=sports4_july29_2008

The school’s biggest treasure, according to Paguia, was former President Fidel Ramos, who was a student of NU before he studied at Westpoint University in the United States.


where exactly is "Westpoint University?"

i guess writers can now make up schools, as well.

;D


oops, eto ang ibig kong sabihin

"kung di ako nagkakamali yan yung united states military academy located in west point, new york"

nagka rambol rambol ang pag post ko
sorry po

dioning
07-31-2008, 06:20 PM
NU didn't win it in 1977 as well.* Their only win was 1954.


kung di rin ako nagkakamali, NU played in the 1977 uaap finals losing to hector calma & the adamson falcons
sino sino ba mga naging players ng bulldogs nung 1977?

amdgc82
08-01-2008, 06:51 AM
Sy starts rebuilding program for NU
Friday, August 1, 2008
The Philippine Star

National University kicked off its rebuilding program, from academics to athletics, with an eight-storey structure soon to rise at the NU campus in Bustillos, Manila that will house a multi-purpose hall with a parquet-floored basketball court.

Hans Sy, whose family owns the SM chain of malls and holds majority of shares at NU, yesterday said construction has already started with the project expected to be completed as early as March next year.

“This is just the start of a four-year plan in rebuilding not just our athletic program but the whole school as well because the building will also house 60 classrooms plus the court,” said Sy in yesterday’s groundbreaking ceremony that coincided with the school’s 108th foundation anniversary.

However, the antiquated, wooden court, constructed after the Bulldogs last won a UAAP championship in 1954, located in front of the main campus in Jhocson St., will be left untouched.

Multi-titled coach Junel Baculi, NU’s new athletic director, said the new facilities will surely boost the morale of the athletes, including those of basketball and at the same time attract students.

“It’s a great way to start rebuilding,” said Baculi.

Among the popular alumni of NU are former President Fidel V. Ramos, cage great Narciso Bernardo and current PBA stars Danny Ildefonso and Lordy Tugade.* – Joey Villar

amdgc82
08-01-2008, 07:06 AM
Modern gym to rise at NU
By FRANCIS SANTIAGO
www.mb.com.ph

A P400-million building that will house the new classrooms, car park and a state-of-the-art gymnasium is set to rise at the National University early next year.

Work on the building will start two weeks from now as NU seeks to become one of the top schools with the best educational facilities and sports programs in the country.

All these are made possible with the support of Hans Sy, heir to the SM business empire, whose family recently acquired control of the university, one of the oldest in the country.

Replacing an old building which was gutted by fire.

The new structure will rise from the ashes of the building which was gutted by fire last year.

It will rise eight stories and will be located in 13,000 square meter lot. Inside will be 64 classrooms with a sports center on top of it.

According to architect Jose Ling, the construction of the modern edifice is only part of the first phase of the rehabilitation program of the school which celebrated its 108th founding anniversary yesterday.

Aside from classrooms, the building will be home to a multi-purpose gymnasium which will have a basketball and volleyball courts, table tennis, judo and chess facilities and retractable bleachers.

"It will also have lockers and leisure spaces (in the gymnasium) so cheer dancers or any group can practice at the side while a basketball game is being played," said Ling, adding that the construction will be finished in time for the next school year.

With the massive size of the sports center, it can be converted to a Futsal facility and can also accommodate some 1,200 people, Ling said.

The building also boasts of being the first school with an escalator and four elevators. The building will also allot space for parking area and recreational area.

The new sports facility will stand as an alternative to the old, wooden-made gym, which is located outside of the main campus. Ling said they are still pondering if they will renovate or replace the old gymnasium owing to its heritage value. It was built in the 1960’s.

"It has been the dream of my father (Henry) to give back not only through foundations but also through education and schools as well," said Sy, who led the ground-breaking rites alongside university president Dr. Ted Ocampo and newly-appointed athletics director Junel Baculi yesterday morning.

"We felt the need to help the school and make it better. We don’t only want to provide help to the athletes but also in the academics side," said Sy, the NU’s new majority owner.

Baculi said the creation of a modern sports facility will help the school raise its capabilities of participating in events, especially in the UAAP.

So far, the Bulldogs compete only in five events in the UAAP: basketball, volleyball, baseball chess and table tennis.

Meanwhile, Baculi disclosed that they have reinforced the men’s basketball team by hiring more assistant coaches.

"That’s what we’ve done for them. We’ll evaluate the progress of the team and see what we can do next," said Baculi, referring to the Bulldog dribblers who are at the bottom of the standings with no wins to show after four outings.

JonarSabilano
08-01-2008, 11:42 AM
Modern gym to rise at NU
By FRANCIS SANTIAGO
www.mb.com.ph

A P400-million building that will house the new classrooms, car park and a state-of-the-art gymnasium is set to rise at the National University early next year.

Work on the building will start two weeks from now as NU seeks to become one of the top schools with the best educational facilities and sports programs in the country.

All these are made possible with the support of Hans Sy, heir to the SM business empire, whose family recently acquired control of the university, one of the oldest in the country.

Replacing an old building which was gutted by fire.

The new structure will rise from the ashes of the building which was gutted by fire last year.

It will rise eight stories and will be located in 13,000 square meter lot. Inside will be 64 classrooms with a sports center on top of it.

According to architect Jose Ling, the construction of the modern edifice is only part of the first phase of the rehabilitation program of the school which celebrated its 108th founding anniversary yesterday.

Aside from classrooms, the building will be home to a multi-purpose gymnasium which will have a basketball and volleyball courts, table tennis, judo and chess facilities and retractable bleachers.

"It will also have lockers and leisure spaces (in the gymnasium) so cheer dancers or any group can practice at the side while a basketball game is being played," said Ling, adding that the construction will be finished in time for the next school year.

With the massive size of the sports center, it can be converted to a Futsal facility and can also accommodate some 1,200 people, Ling said.

The building also boasts of being the first school with an escalator and four elevators. The building will also allot space for parking area and recreational area.

The new sports facility will stand as an alternative to the old, wooden-made gym, which is located outside of the main campus. Ling said they are still pondering if they will renovate or replace the old gymnasium owing to its heritage value. It was built in the 1960’s.

"It has been the dream of my father (Henry) to give back not only through foundations but also through education and schools as well," said Sy, who led the ground-breaking rites alongside university president Dr. Ted Ocampo and newly-appointed athletics director Junel Baculi yesterday morning.

"We felt the need to help the school and make it better. We don’t only want to provide help to the athletes but also in the academics side," said Sy, the NU’s new majority owner.

Baculi said the creation of a modern sports facility will help the school raise its capabilities of participating in events, especially in the UAAP.

So far, the Bulldogs compete only in five events in the UAAP: basketball, volleyball, baseball chess and table tennis.

Meanwhile, Baculi disclosed that they have reinforced the men’s basketball team by hiring more assistant coaches.

"That’s what we’ve done for them. We’ll evaluate the progress of the team and see what we can do next," said Baculi, referring to the Bulldog dribblers who are at the bottom of the standings with no wins to show after four outings.


Baka Jose Aliling. Susmaryosep...

tawkytawny
08-01-2008, 03:16 PM
I really hope NU to be a contender and a champion squad in the future. Ilang years na ba si Dave Catamora na naglalaro. Alam ko kasabayan pa nyan sina Pribdhas et al.

bchoter
08-01-2008, 03:51 PM
^ Magkapatid na Catamora yata yan.

Semenelin
08-01-2008, 05:30 PM
Chris Catamora yun current na naglalaro.

amdg_baby
08-03-2008, 03:53 PM
Congratulations NU!

batangueño
08-03-2008, 04:37 PM
NU def. FEU, 69-61.

Congratulations NU!

What a weekend of underdog wins! :o

Joescoundrel
08-03-2008, 07:18 PM
T---ina! What a way for Coach Manny Dandan and NU to end their Round 1! Manny painom ka naman! ;D

cub
08-03-2008, 07:38 PM
the Bulldogs wanted this game badly. Especially Jahnke who buried that dagger 3pointer with 50secs left in the game. Asoro, Aguilar and Ponferrada bulldozed their way on the paint to score some points taking advantage of the lack of big men from FEU. anyways, congrats NU!

myktristan
08-04-2008, 11:31 AM
T---ina! What a way for Coach Manny Dandan and NU to end their Round 1! Manny painom ka naman! ;D


Kelangan na magpakitang gilas ni Coach Manny Dandan dahil nanonood ang bossing Henry Sy at Hans Sy sa sidelines nung FEU-NU game..hehehe

bchoter
08-04-2008, 11:57 AM
^ As if that's not enough he has June Baculi watching over his shoulder. Consultant daw...

batangueño
08-04-2008, 12:03 PM
I expect Manny Dandan to be more aggressive this time knowing the fact that Junel Baculi is hanging right around the corner. His fate as the Bulldogs' mentor might hang in the balance come Second Round.

Naku! UP pa naman ang sunod nilang makakalaban. Inspired at palaban pa naman ang NU ngayon. :o

Joescoundrel
08-04-2008, 12:07 PM
^ As if that's not enough he has June Baculi watching over his shoulder. Consultant daw...


If Junel Baculi is wise he will not be after Manny Dandan's job just yet. If he does he'd better guarantee at least a Final 4 finish in his first year as coach. I can't even remember the last time Baculi coached in the UAAP men's game, if he ever has. He may be in for quite a surprise.

Mateen Cleaves
08-04-2008, 12:09 PM
Mas gusto daw ni Baculi na consultant lang siya. Kasi daw, kung full-time coach na, hanggang 5-months lang daw ang kontrata na ibibigay ng SM. ;D

oca
08-04-2008, 12:13 PM
^ As if that's not enough he has June Baculi watching over his shoulder. Consultant daw...


Consultant talaga yan sa pagkakakwento sa akin. He has strong ties with Harbour Center. He knows he'll coach every team, not made up of PBA players, donning the National colors that will be sponsored by HC. Also, alam niyang siya ang primary candidate para humawak ng team ng mga Romero pag tinanggap ito sa PBA.

In short, he will not be after Dandan's job.

His ego trip here is on the executive post. Developing the athletic program of NU.

He is not too hot on a coaching job right now, knowing the prospects with HC over the medium and long term.

Take note, per press release, it was Romero who recommended Baculi to Sy. Would Romero give away a coach like Baculi?

batangueño
08-04-2008, 12:14 PM
Mas gusto daw ni Baculi na consultant lang siya. Kasi daw, kung full-time coach na, hanggang 5-months lang daw ang kontrata na ibibigay ng SM. ;D

Huwag naman ganun. Hindi naman mga sales people sa SM Department Store ang coaching staff nila, unless gusto nilang maging bagger muna sa SM Supermarket bago pumasok sa team. :o ;D

Well anyway, paano na nga pala ang stake ng mga Romero sa NU basketball now that the Sys have entered the picture?

cameronCrazy
08-04-2008, 01:49 PM
I think it is not a wise move if NU will replace coach Manny Dandan at the helm of the NU program. Now that the resources are coming in, NU will be more capable of improving their recruitment power. Eventhough, NU lacks way behind the big schools in recruitment, he still managed to reach the final 4 before. Now with Sy leading the reconstruction of NU's academic and athletic programs, NU will be able to get better players. Better facilities will also improve the strength and conditioning of the team. I still believe in his coaching style.

I think with the Sy family and coach Manny's system, NU will be a consistent Final Four team in years to come and eventual UAAP champions.

myktristan
08-04-2008, 03:09 PM
is it an indication that NU will be changing coaches in Season 72? or is it early to tell?

myktristan
08-04-2008, 03:14 PM
Wild, Wild Bulldogs
By: Theodore P. Jurado
http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-08-04&sec=7&aid=68956

AFTER beating the best, Far Eastern U bowed to the worst.

The UAAP seniors basketball tournament this season has really become too unpredictable.

Three days after pulling off a shock win over Ateneo, Far Eastern U got stunned by an unintimidated, erstwhile winless National University five, 69-61, in a result that fittingly capped a wild and wooly UAAP week yesterday at the Araneta Coliseum.

That was only the first victory by the Bulldogs after seven games, and it came on their final game in the first round against a team that was eyeing to stretch its winning streak.

Instead, the Tamaraws ended up as the only team the Bulldogs have defeated so far in the collegiate tournament, “ an embarrassment to be precise,” especially for a quintet that was on a 4-game winning roll that included victories over heavyweight Ateneo and University of the East.

“We are really focused on winning,” said NU coach Manny Dandan. “Pero lagi kaming kinakapos. I’m really proud of the boys.”

The Bulldogs certainly didn’t flame out this time. As it turned out, they were the ones who were the more solid bunch in the stretch, unloading a 10-0 blast late in the game to deal the Tamaraws their only second defeat against five wins.

Far Eastern thus failed to tie Ateneo for the leadership, dropping to a share of second spot with La Salle, which only the other day was likewise brought down by University of the East.

The Blue Eagles rebounded from their loss to the Tamaraws last Thursday superbly, beating the UST Growling Tigers in the second game, 64-57, to remain as the No. 1 team after the first round with a 6-1 (win-loss) record.

Even though the Bulldogs have remained in the cellar, no one will question that at least for a day, they have suddenly become the stars.

First Game:
NU (69) �" Ponferrada 16, Jahnke 15, Asoro 14, Aguilar 12, Fabula 3, Garcia 3, Tungcul 2, Baloran 2, Catamora 2, Dela Cruz 0, Berry 0, Galapon 0, Luy 0.
FEU (61) �" Fernandez 12, Knuttel 11, Cervantes 8, Cawaling 8, Barroca 8, Ramos 6, Adolfo 4, Sanga 2, Tanuan 2, Macazo 0, Alisbo 0, Cabagnot 0.
Quarterscores: 12-18; 32-36; 52-51; 69-61

Second Game:
Ateneo (64) �" Al-Hussaini 17, Tiu 14, Buenafe 12, Reyes 10, Salamat 3, Baldos 2, Baclao 2, Nkemakolam 2, Long 1, Salva 1, Austria 0, Escueta 0.
UST (57) �" Ababou 15, Allera 13, Cruz 8, Mirza 8, Fortuna 6, Bautista 3, Camus 2, Canlas 2, Fenequito 0, Gile 0, Taylor 0.
Quarterscores: 13-12; 29-25; 49-45; 64-57.

bchoter
08-04-2008, 03:34 PM
^^^^^ If that's the case then it's more risky for Junel to taket he coaching job because if he faile his stock will definitely go down and the Romeros might just change their mind. I hope he gets to be more patient and not resort to instant gratification.

cameronCrazy
08-04-2008, 04:14 PM
When money and resources come in, usually it smells trouble. Now, that NU has the money they can simply get new highly-paid coaches to lead the team. But, if they would be patient enough to keep the Dandan system for a few more years, then I'm optimistic that it will bring good production from the team. Kaso usually pag may pera, na school becomes impatient. I think NU should give Dandan 5 more years to build and cultivate a program now backed-up with great amount of resources.

Wala pa naman confirmation about the possible change in coaching. Sana lang the school will give chance to the current coach because for the first time NU will have a stronger run in the recruitment race.

nash_bedista
08-04-2008, 10:25 PM
As for me, Dapat mag stay nalang si Junel as A. Moderator. Malaki din ata ang sweldo nya dun ;D plus gift checks galing sa SM ;D

dioning
08-05-2008, 02:03 PM
malamang si el aparador ang coach ng bulldogs next year
romero is now supporting the tamaraws
galing kasi dun si gallent e

batangueño
08-06-2008, 12:31 AM
Ha? Si Joel Dualan? :o

bluetruck
08-06-2008, 08:29 AM
the amount required to build a championship caliber uaap team should be peanuts for Tatang.

ankle breaker
08-06-2008, 09:24 PM
malamang si el aparador ang coach ng bulldogs next year
romero is now supporting the tamaraws
galing kasi dun si gallent e

i don't know if understand your statement correctly but here's my interpretation on that.

as far as i know dualan has an existing contract with PCU but since PCU will no longer play in the NCAA after this season that sounds possible

harbor center is now tied up with FEU and the clauses is that they will just become corporate sponsor. i don't think mikee romero will intervene in the FEU management in choosing the coach. Glenn Capacio is doing good with FEU and I don't think he will be replaced anytime soon not unless he will resign and move to another team.
as for george gallent, he's not from FEU but he's from la salle and i don't see him coaching the FEU team since he's in contract with SSC. He could not swap places with Capacio in Harbor Center since Mikee Romero is very pleased with Gallent having steered Harbor Center to it's first ever championship in the PBL as a matter of fact 5 peat to be exact.

myktristan
08-07-2008, 10:14 AM
Guzman ng Bullpups, Bacaro ng Tigresses bida sa scoring
ni Theodore P.Jurado
http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-08-07&sec=7&aid=69334

BUMABANDERA si Paul Guzman ng National University sa scoring department habang si Adamson’s Mark Juruena ang lider sa rebounding matapos ang first round ng UAAP juniors basketball tournament.

Base sa official stats na itinataguyod ng Smart Bro at Imperium Technology, tumipa si Guzman ng average na 17.3 puntos kada laro upang madaig sina Juruena, na nasa ikalawang puwesto na may 16.6 puntos kada laro, Matthew Capacio ng La Salle-Zobel na pangatlo na may 15 puntos kada laro, at Ate-neo’s Kiefer Ravena na nasa No. 4 na may 14.1 puntos kada laro.

Humakot ng 12.9 re-bounds kada laro si Jurue-na upang pataubin sina Kevin Villanueva ng UP Integrated School (2nd, 12.6 rpg), Ca-pacio (3rd, 10.3 rpg) at Ivan Hernandez ng University of the East (4th, 10 rpg).

Ang iba pang statistical leaders ay sina Nico Elorde ng Junior Archers sa assists (5.3 kada laro), ang kakampi niyang si Luigi dela Paz sa steals (3.1 kada laro) at Hernandez sa block (3.6 kada laro).

Sa women’s division, nangunguna si University of Santo Tomas standout Marichu Bacaro sa scoring na may 21.2 puntos kada laro, habang top rebounder si UE’s Cindy Resultay na may 13 boards kada laro.

Bumandera sa iba pang statistical departments sina Katherine Sandel ng Adamson sa assists (4.7 kada laro), Lynne Reyes ng Far Eastern University sa blocks (1.9 kada laro) at Bacaro sa steals (3.5 kada laro).

JonarSabilano
08-07-2008, 10:19 AM
malamang si el aparador ang coach ng bulldogs next year
romero is now supporting the tamaraws
galing kasi dun si gallent e

i don't know if understand your statement correctly but here's my interpretation on that.

as far as i know dualan has an existing contract with PCU but since PCU will no longer play in the NCAA after this season that sounds possible

harbor center is now tied up with FEU and the clauses is that they will just become corporate sponsor. i don't think mikee romero will intervene in the FEU management in choosing the coach. Glenn Capacio is doing good with FEU and I don't think he will be replaced anytime soon not unless he will resign and move to another team.
as for george gallent, he's not from FEU but he's from la salle and i don't see him coaching the FEU team since he's in contract with SSC. He could not swap places with Capacio in Harbor Center since Mikee Romero is very pleased with Gallent having steered Harbor Center to it's first ever championship in the PBL as a matter of fact 5 peat to be exact.



Gallent went to Zobel for HS, then FEU for college.

batangueño
08-07-2008, 09:18 PM
The NU Bulldogs were simply the better team in today's game. Inspired by the entry of the Sy family in NU and that mega-upset of the mighty FEU Tamaraws, the Bulldogs were all out today in playing against the UP Fighting Maroons. That new found confidence showed in their faces as soon as they stepped into the playing court at the Araneta Coliseum.

Jerome "The Umbrella Man" Tungcul proved to be a good point guard who would eventually replace the graduating Jonathan Jahnke. If not for Tungcul's nice play-making skills, the other Bulldogs could not have had gotten the openings that they got today.

Just like what I have suspected, it was the trio of Jonathan Jahnke, Edwin Asoro and Jewel Ponferrada who "killed" UP today. Jahnke's three-pointers, mostly taken from passes by Tungcul, sank in and the Maroons failed to respond to the threat he posed. Asoro and Ponferrada imposed their height advantage on the relatively smaller Maroon defenders.

As for UP, well, Woody Co played good basketball today, so were Jay Agbayani and, to a certain extent, Martin Reyes and Magi Sison. Other than that, well... I do not want to comment anymore. They'll just have to learn their lessons this early or the possibility of a "winless" Second Round will be imminent. :(

ankle breaker
08-07-2008, 09:45 PM
malamang si el aparador ang coach ng bulldogs next year
romero is now supporting the tamaraws
galing kasi dun si gallent e

i don't know if understand your statement correctly but here's my interpretation on that.

as far as i know dualan has an existing contract with PCU but since PCU will no longer play in the NCAA after this season that sounds possible

harbor center is now tied up with FEU and the clauses is that they will just become corporate sponsor. i don't think mikee romero will intervene in the FEU management in choosing the coach. Glenn Capacio is doing good with FEU and I don't think he will be replaced anytime soon not unless he will resign and move to another team.
as for george gallent, he's not from FEU but he's from la salle and i don't see him coaching the FEU team since he's in contract with SSC. He could not swap places with Capacio in Harbor Center since Mikee Romero is very pleased with Gallent having steered Harbor Center to it's first ever championship in the PBL as a matter of fact 5 peat to be exact.



Gallent went to Zobel for HS, then FEU for college.

ah, ganun ho ba? kasi parang natatandaan ko kasama niya sa team nuon sa la salle sina alvin magpantay, maui roca at jason webb.

The_Big_Cat
08-08-2008, 10:40 AM
ah, ganun ho ba? kasi parang natatandaan ko kasama niya sa team nuon sa la salle sina alvin magpantay, maui roca at jason webb.

Mas older ng di hamak si Jorge Gallent kina Roca, Magpantay, and especially Webb.

The_Big_Cat
08-08-2008, 10:43 AM
I like what coach Manny Dandan did yesterday in NU's win over UP.

Dandan put Jahnke at the shooting guard position. And it proved to be effective for the Bulldogs.
Very good formula indeed at the backcourt: Tungkul & Jahnke.

myktristan
08-08-2008, 10:43 AM
Archers exact swift revenge on Warriors
By Abac Cordero
Friday, August 8, 2008
www.philstar.com (http://www.philstar.com)


La Salle showed its ability to recover from a devastating loss by beating University of the East yesterday, 70-61, in the 71st UAAP season at the Araneta Coliseum.

It was just five days ago when the Green Archers lost to the Warriors in an emotional game at the Big Dome. That loss snapped La Salle’s five-game winning streak.

Also in that game, four La Salle players limped out of the court. Simon Atkins was hospitalized after a very bad fall while Marco Batricevic suffered an ACL on his right knee.

Rico Maierhofer and James Mangahas also got hurt last Saturday but were back in harness yesterday as La Salle improved to 6-2, good for solo second.

“It’s a very good sign on our part that we were able to regroup and bounce back. It was a great effort on the part of my players,” said coach Franz Pumaren.

“It’s hard for college kids like them to see their teammates get hurt like that,” he said of Atkins, who should be back soon, and Batricevic, out for the rest of the season.

“Simon wanted to play but the doctors advised him to rest. He’s still having some dizzy spells. To us what’s important is his health. We won’t risk his health.”

The Warriors got off to a poor start, the moment James Martinez came in wearing the wrong pair of shorts, and was fielded only in the second quarter when he got the right one.

Earlier, spitfire Jonathan Jahnke matched his career-high 21 points as National University posted its first back-to-back win in five years by beating host UP, 72-59.

“This is my first time to win back-to-back games for NU,” said Jahnke who hit 21 points during the game that followed the Bulldogs’ stunning win over FEU last Sunday.

The last time the Bulldogs won two straight games was in 2003 when it scored successive wins over the highly favored Ateneo and La Salle. Jahnke was not yet with the team then.

“Naka-tsamba na naman (Another fluke),” Jahnke said in jest. He said the Bulldogs found new blood in business tycoon Henry Sy of Shoe Mart, who is the new owner of the school.

“Now we’re enjoying more of what we lacked before – like allowances. We have a new practice venue, too, at the Mall of Asia. At least we’re giving our new boss something in return,” he said.
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it's a good thing that NU is now having a very good sense of direction..hopefully being the underdogs of this season might not be a bad idea for them..good luck sa NU!

dioning
08-08-2008, 02:20 PM
malamang si el aparador ang coach ng bulldogs next year
romero is now supporting the tamaraws
galing kasi dun si gallent e

i don't know if understand your statement correctly but here's my interpretation on that.

as far as i know dualan has an existing contract with PCU but since PCU will no longer play in the NCAA after this season that sounds possible

harbor center is now tied up with FEU and the clauses is that they will just become corporate sponsor. i don't think mikee romero will intervene in the FEU management in choosing the coach. Glenn Capacio is doing good with FEU and I don't think he will be replaced anytime soon not unless he will resign and move to another team.
as for george gallent, he's not from FEU but he's from la salle and i don't see him coaching the FEU team since he's in contract with SSC. He could not swap places with Capacio in Harbor Center since Mikee Romero is very pleased with Gallent having steered Harbor Center to it's first ever championship in the PBL as a matter of fact 5 peat to be exact.



the possibility of dualan coaching NU next year is because of his ties with baculi
dualan was baculi's assistant when the latter was coaching PCU

on gallent
coach of baste in the ncaa
played hs ball in zobel & college ball with the tams
coaches harbor in the pbl
that is the connection
who said gallent will replace glenn
not now, baka in the future pag nagtatatalo nanaman ang tams at tinotoyo nanaman si don anton

unless there is a prohibition in both leagues (which i think there is, correct me if am wrong)
a coach in a uaap school can simultaneously coach in the ncaa
just like in the old days
dalupan with ateneo & ue
valenzona with feu & trinity and later baste

kung ganun
siguro in the future we can see gallent simultaneously coaching the stags & the tams
anyway magkapitbahay lang naman sila sa recto e

amdgc82
08-08-2008, 06:22 PM
http://bleachersbrew.blogspot.com/2008/08/new-trick-dogs.html

The New Trick Dogs
words and pictures by rick olivares

Practice was over and Cris de La Cruz quickly removed his sneakers. He cradled his new Nike Hyper Dunk shoes that were given to him an hour before their Wednesday practice. He took off his practice jersey which was drenched with sweat and used it to wipe the soles of his brand new shoes. Like a newly-minted father he glowingly held his kicks which he spent a few more minutes cleaning before he changed for a late lunch.

It’s not like it’s the first time they’ve worn good or expensive shoes. It’s just that it doesn’t happen too often but knowing that the new gear arrived they day before and was previously earmarked for German players does make them feel good if not a little more important. It’s not just the female of the species that likes to be pampered. But let’s just say that it’s on the feet of the people who need it the most. “Hindi na masakit yung paa ko,” crowed one Bulldog.

The players of National University don’t know what to think. It’s a whole new world for them now that the new management has infused the school and their sports teams with equipment, facilities, guidance, and cash. A few weeks ago, management was shocked that the basketball team’s film viewing session consisted of one of those small DVD players – the type that’s slightly bigger than a Game Boy console – with all 16 players and coaches huddled around the smallish gadget.

Team management immediately had a flat screen TV, a better DVD player, and editing equipment purchased. And now, the team is so protective of their new equipment that no one can touch it unless it’s official business.

And today (Wednesday), for twice a week for a full month, the team secured the time slot of the Magnolia team at the Acropolis (since the pro team is on vacation at the moment after getting ousted by Air21). It’s not the Moro Lorenzo Sports Center or maybe even the Arena, but the posh area, the clean floors, and flat wooden court with no dead spots has done wonders for everyone’s confidence.

“Masarap lalo mag-practice,” smiled point guard Jonathan Jahnke.

But conversely, it has tightened up the players on the court. They’re afraid all of a sudden. What happens if they don’t do well – will the support stop? Does it come with a return of investment?

Management, as represented by Hans Sy, has been fully supportive and understanding. They understand the situation and are only too pleased to be of great help and perhaps more importantly, to be one of the guys. Last week, it was power forward Raymond Aguilar’s birthday and the team went to a nearby watering hole in Sampaloc. To their surprise, Mr. Sy joined them and even shared a few drinks. But it was management turn to be surprised as well. Few of the players actually drink (it’s usually the Manila boys). Most settled for sodas and iced tea. And some even worried about studying for their classes the following day.

“They’re a good bunch of kids,” beamed Coach Manny Dandan. “It’s a privilege to coach them.”

John Bonjovi Manito grew up in Samar playing hoops with CAFGUs (Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit). His father was a cop and when he was recruited to play for NU, he was asked what he wanted to be after he had completed his education: “Pulis,” he succinctly said.

Basketball in his hometown is nothing more than a game to while the time away. Collegiate basketball like the UAAP is light years away in the scheme of their daily lives. There are after all bigger concerns such as eking out a living and worrying about secessionist rebels.

Aside from getting the players the right gear and equipment, the one thing that management is most concerned about is boosting their confidence. Take for example, gunner Elmer Fabula. In practice, he can light it up and can nail treys in succession like no one’s business. But once the stadium lights are on and the television cameras are rolling, he’s a bundle of nerves.

“It’s all new to most of them,” pointed out Dandan once again. “It’s something we’re looking at – building their confidence.”

They’re trying to salvage the season and hopefully make a run at least for the Final Four. Fool’s gold, critics might say, but for the Bulldogs, it’s about pride and showing that they belong. They know they have a good team and it’s now or never for them as they are losing half the team to graduation. They might be able to recruit for next year but they’re actually looking at being really competitive two years from now. In years past, they lost some potential recruits (including one who went on to become league MVP) because they didn’t have the facilities to take care of their athletes but the moment the Sys came in, “Those days are over,” emphatically pronounced Dandan.

As it is, the coach and the players have to repeatedly fend off questions about their rumored new facility that is in the works. Rumor, word, or jokes have it that it will have a cinema, a food court, or even a skating rink. A smiling Dandan confirmed, “All I can tell you is that it will have escalators.” And everyone broke out into laughs.

Lest one think that they’ve traded off a short-time motel for a five star one in ritzy Makati, they’re still keeping everyone grounded. Lunch after their first practice at Acropolis isn’t at Metrowalk. It’s at Good Ah at Club 650 in Libis. The best seller, their tapsilog wasn't available and most had to settle for Pares and goto.

“Masarap kumain pagkatapos ng practice,” smiled Jonathan Jahnke.

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Take these Bulldogs of National University. These guys are just fun to be with. The picture above this -- where Jessey Garcia and Bonjovi Manito are ordering food -- the guys were singing their orders! What a riot.

I've enjoyed following and writing about this team. Check out in the search portion of this blog the stories titled: The Underdogs and The Gym Dogs.

This should appear in Business Mirror soon.

oca
08-09-2008, 03:03 PM
NUs Team B should be worth looking at this SY and more importantly next SY (pun intended).

Gets ba? ;D

mighty_lion
08-09-2008, 06:56 PM
^ Got an sms from a friend. NU Team B won against Ateneo Glory Be, 75-71. Ajeet Singh and the NU Import (Aquafull?) carried the team for the win. Mallari, former red cub and RL team behold was NU's starting point guard.

NU's import description are as follows:
- 6'7. Emeka Udo yong katawan.
- KG look a like. KG sa opensa, tira ng tira sa labas. He can shoot 3s. No inside game.
- Walang depensa ??? Mas magaling pa magrebound yong mga guards ng NU.
- Pwede daw commercial model ng Victoria's court ???

cub
08-09-2008, 07:18 PM
Gian Mallari? :o i know this guy. pero if he wants playing time and exposure, NU nga ang dapat puntahan. Jahnke and Catamora are in their final year so he can take the starting position next year.

The_Big_Cat
08-09-2008, 08:09 PM
Ajeet SYngh. ;D

Loaded ng sa poing guard position yata ang NU.
They have already 2nd/3rd year players Tungcul & Luy. Rookie from the NU Bullpups and 2007 Juniors Mythical Five member Kevin Batac.

batangueño
08-10-2008, 06:14 PM
Game has just ended. UE defeated NU, 67-50. What a meltdown by the Bulldogs and, at the same time, Jonathan Jahnke and Jessey Garcia were both sent to the hospital due to injuries. :o

Jeep
08-10-2008, 06:58 PM
Modern gym to rise at NU
By FRANCIS SANTIAGO
www.mb.com.ph

A P400-million building that will house the new classrooms, car park and a state-of-the-art gymnasium is set to rise at the National University early next year.

Work on the building will start two weeks from now as NU seeks to become one of the top schools with the best educational facilities and sports programs in the country.

All these are made possible with the support of Hans Sy, heir to the SM business empire, whose family recently acquired control of the university, one of the oldest in the country.

Replacing an old building which was gutted by fire.

The new structure will rise from the ashes of the building which was gutted by fire last year.

It will rise eight stories and will be located in 13,000 square meter lot. Inside will be 64 classrooms with a sports center on top of it.

According to architect Jose Ling, the construction of the modern edifice is only part of the first phase of the rehabilitation program of the school which celebrated its 108th founding anniversary yesterday.

Aside from classrooms, the building will be home to a multi-purpose gymnasium which will have a basketball and volleyball courts, table tennis, judo and chess facilities and retractable bleachers.

"It will also have lockers and leisure spaces (in the gymnasium) so cheer dancers or any group can practice at the side while a basketball game is being played," said Ling, adding that the construction will be finished in time for the next school year.

With the massive size of the sports center, it can be converted to a Futsal facility and can also accommodate some 1,200 people, Ling said.

The building also boasts of being the first school with an escalator and four elevators. The building will also allot space for parking area and recreational area.

The new sports facility will stand as an alternative to the old, wooden-made gym, which is located outside of the main campus. Ling said they are still pondering if they will renovate or replace the old gymnasium owing to its heritage value. It was built in the 1960’s.

"It has been the dream of my father (Henry) to give back not only through foundations but also through education and schools as well," said Sy, who led the ground-breaking rites alongside university president Dr. Ted Ocampo and newly-appointed athletics director Junel Baculi yesterday morning.

"We felt the need to help the school and make it better. We don’t only want to provide help to the athletes but also in the academics side," said Sy, the NU’s new majority owner.

Baculi said the creation of a modern sports facility will help the school raise its capabilities of participating in events, especially in the UAAP.

So far, the Bulldogs compete only in five events in the UAAP: basketball, volleyball, baseball chess and table tennis.

Meanwhile, Baculi disclosed that they have reinforced the men’s basketball team by hiring more assistant coaches.

"That’s what we’ve done for them. We’ll evaluate the progress of the team and see what we can do next," said Baculi, referring to the Bulldog dribblers who are at the bottom of the standings with no wins to show after four outings.


Baka Jose Aliling. Susmaryosep...


i think you're right, dude. jose aliling, the big-time contractor and UP product who i was told has been quietly bankrolling the NU hoops program all these years.

Joescoundrel
12-24-2008, 09:37 AM
The Bulldogs have been hodling closed practices at the SM Mall of Asia the past couple of months now and are set to unload a whole bunch of new players on the basketball scene by the time summer rolls around.

Regular Grey
12-27-2008, 11:20 PM
May mga Leash pa ang mga Bulldogs he he he

amdgc82
02-12-2009, 06:09 AM
http://www9.gmanews.tv/story/148295/NU-hoping-season-72-wont-go-down-to-the-dogs

Top Stories NU hoping season 72 won’t go down to the dogs
02/11/2009 | 04:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines – To turn around an age-old sports program is Junel Baculi’s biggest task as he prepares the National University Bulldogs in next season’s University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) collegiate wars.

Baculi took over as NU’s athletic director in July last year hoping to instill in the players and the entire community the true characteristics of the Bulldog – tenacious, fierce, and an image of strength. He hopes to erase NU’s image and its athletes’ mentality that the Bulldogs are the UAAP’s perennial whipping boys, traditional punching bags, and the league’s laughing stock.

Baculi is a former Mapua Cardinal and has proven himself in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) winning numerous titles with Welcoat and Hapee Toothpaste. He also gave the Philippine Christian University (PCU) Dolphins its first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title in 2004.

In 2007, he added a Southeast Asian Games gold medal in his resume when he steered the national team to a 4-0 record in the 24th edition of the biennial tournament in Thailand.

Baculi replaced Arlene Royo, NU’s long-time sports official who will retain her post as the UAAP board representative of the school.

Being NU’s new athletic official will give Baculi the chance to guide the Bulldogs’ sports program and recruitment not only in basketball but also in the 15 other events being played in the UAAP.

GMANews.TV: How did you get offered as National University’s athletic director?

Baculi: Actually they (NU officials) were looking for a sports figure to head their sports development program. We first met before I formally submit my résumé and during the meeting I agreed in principle to be part of NU.

Considering that the SM Group is coming in. I am excited, since NU’s sports program has been down there and it has nowhere to go but up.

GMANews.TV: Do you know of any other candidate aside from yourself?

Baculi: They have a shortlist but I am not private to that. Maybe I’m on top of that list, but we agreed in principle and the direction that they want to go. So, we closed the deal with NU president Teodoro Ocampo and chief operating officer Renato Ermita.

I’ve first met with Mr. Ocampo and Mr. Ermita then after we closed the deal that is the time I’ve met with Hans Sy, the president of SM Prime Holdings.

NU is now under SM Prime Holdings after taking over the school early this year. That is why they are starting the new building in the campus. The NU chairman will be Hans Sy, now the school’s program will go up not only in sports but also in academics.

GMANews.TV: How involved is Mr. Hans Sy in NU’s sports development program?

Baculi: Mr. Hans is very involved and he is very enthusiastic about the plans. Especially in basketball, he is very supportive not only financially but also psychologically. He always encourages players and gives them allowances, food and athletic equipment.

Mr. Hans even designated a basketball team manager, although he wanted to be the team’s manager. He appointed Engineer Manny Sy of SM as the men’s basketball team’s manager.

GMANews.TV: How are the Bulldogs now? What are they up to?

Baculi: The team is practicing at the E-COM Building at the Mall of Asia. The 11th floor there is a basketball and badminton court. The volleyball team also practiced there in preparation for their tournament.

Now they are building an eight-storey building at the NU campus. The foundation is almost done and once completed the building will house an air-conditioned multi-purpose hall on the top floor. It will have basketball and volleyball courts and can be converted into an auditorium.

GMANews.TV: How is NU’s recruitment program right now?

Baculi: We are very aggressive right now not only in basketball. But in the Philippines, basketball is the premiere sport. We all know that is has been along time since NU competed against the top school’s in basketball.

In the other sports, Mr. Hans told me to submit the necessary things that we need. Like equipment, uniforms, allowances and the costing. I already submitted the proposals to Mr. Hans.

Not only Mr. Hans is thinking about basketball but also the other sports. He is also very much into NU’s academics. Education and sports are very important to him.

GMANews.TV: What will happen to coach Manny Dandan? Will NU renew his contract?

Baculi: We had a meeting when the UAAP season ended and everyone knows that NU finished last. In fairness to coach Manny, he does not have the support then. The SM Group is not yet managing NU during the summer season so the team has no practice facility, and logistics and financial support.

Now we are giving it to him and we will evaluate the team’s performance every year. For coach Manny Dandan, we are giving him one more year to prove himself and if he proves himself good, it’s okay. If not, well we have to look at another direction.

But let me clear myself, we are not intending to be champions overnight. It’s very hard to do that. Especially in the UAAP, if you recruit from other colleges they need to have a one year residency and if you recruit a foreigner two years residency.

It’s not easy, so we are giving coach Manny ample time. We just want to be competitive even if we lose we don’t lose by as much. Last UAAP season, we lost to Ateneo by 25 points we don’t want that to happen anymore.

What we want is, even if we lose we’re competing and we’re always there to make the game more exciting.

GMANews.TV: What will be your goals next season?

Baculi: Realistic target? Seven players have graduated including our first five –
Edwin Asoro, Jonathan Jahnke and Raymon Aguilar.

It’s not easy to predict and forecast what will happen to us next year. We just want to be competitive where even in the last two minutes if we are still there maybe we can win two or four games down the road.

Actually, all our games last season we were on top in the first half. Against La Salle, we were on top by 16 then lost by that much also. We already talked to coach Manny Dandan about that and he said he would address that issue.

We are not asking for a championship or a finals stint right away. Realistically, Final Four will be our goal. But if we are on the thick of competition always, that will be good enough for us.

GMANews.TV: Have you scouted fresh talents to fill in the players who finished their UAAP playing years?

Baculi: We already went to Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro. This is the kind of support NU’s coaching staff needs for its basketball program.

Mr. Hans wanted to start the program with fresh high school graduates. It’s already November this year and they would have graduated come March or April where they can automatically enter college and play. That is where we are focusing right now and we are eyeing several players from Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro.

GMANews.TV: Does NU plan to recruit foreign players?

Baculi: Yes and We already have one, in the person of Joe Lepelelepe from Cameroon but he will still go to the two-year residency period. And he would be eligible to play in 2010.

GMANews.TV: How do you handle the pressure and the high expectations from you by the management?

Baculi: If your boss is Hans Sy there is pressure with your job. Mr. Hans heads a company that has been the leader in the retail business. But if you work together for the betterment of one purpose and you are at the same page you can produce good results.

The only thing we need is for everyone to be a team player. Everybody needs to do their share and their part. It’s a team effort. We must be at the same page, we must have the same vision and go the same direction. If these things happen, I think we will go places.

NU has been always at the bottom. Even our enrolment is also down but we are very optimistic and management and I have been talking on how to attract students. We want to invite and show them that this is a new NU, a new breed.

With the help of SM Group, which everyone knows how well they work, I think they will apply it here and we will make sure it will be implemented. We are the administrators and they are the policy makers who will dictate the direction of the school.

GMANews.TV:What can you say about NU’s fans expecting something to happen next season?

Baculi: I think our fans will grow in numbers. Eventually, it won’t take overnight but slowly and surely they will see the improvement. Hopefully, they would flock to our side. I think we have lots of fans but don’t want to be associated with the Bulldogs since we have been a losing team for quite sometime. They are ashamed.

But once we compete and start winning, I am sure they will flock to us, go to us and express their support for the Bulldogs. Not only in basketball but also in other sports.

GMANews.TV: How long is your planned sports program?

Baculi:We were given a four-year program to turn things around. Four years is not that easy. The culmination of the progam will be on NU’s hosting the 2012 season. NU was supposed to host 2010 but our boss wants us to host 2012.

The reason is the SM Group is building a big arena at the MOA. By the time NU host’s the 2012 season, I think the arena is finished. There is also a correspondence between NU and the UAAP board that we will host 2012 not 2010.

GMANews.TV: Did some of your friends discouraged you in taking the job?

Baculi: Actually, I am connected with Harbour Centre as the team’s consultant. I even talked to Mr. Mikee Romero, who is the owner of Harbour Center, and he was the one who encouraged me to get the job and see if I can turn things around in terms of the sports development program of the school.

I think this a challenging job. Nobody should mock you or laugh at you. They can only laugh at you if you have not done anything or you can not turn things around. But if you can turn things around the sooner you will be the one laughing at your detractors. This is a very challenging job for me but I think something big will happen with the support of our bosses at SM Group. – GMANews.TV

Dark Knight
02-12-2009, 05:02 PM
Scary Bullogs.

Now with enough funds to recruit top caliber players, NU will give Ateneo a run for their money. ;D

irishwhip
02-13-2009, 06:17 PM
Scary Bullogs.

Now with enough funds to recruit top caliber players, NU will give Ateneo a run for their money.* ;D


Let me dubbed it as the "scary bite" :)

aircanda
02-13-2009, 06:41 PM
http://www9.gmanews.tv/story/148295/NU-hoping-season-72-wont-go-down-to-the-dogs

Top Stories NU hoping season 72 won’t go down to the dogs
02/11/2009 | 04:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines – To turn around an age-old sports program is Junel Baculi’s biggest task as he prepares the National University Bulldogs in next season’s University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) collegiate wars.

Baculi took over as NU’s athletic director in July last year hoping to instill in the players and the entire community the true characteristics of the Bulldog – tenacious, fierce, and an image of strength. He hopes to erase NU’s image and its athletes’ mentality that the Bulldogs are the UAAP’s perennial whipping boys, traditional punching bags, and the league’s laughing stock.

Baculi is a former Mapua Cardinal and has proven himself in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) winning numerous titles with Welcoat and Hapee Toothpaste. He also gave the Philippine Christian University (PCU) Dolphins its first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title in 2004.

In 2007, he added a Southeast Asian Games gold medal in his resume when he steered the national team to a 4-0 record in the 24th edition of the biennial tournament in Thailand.



di ba si coach ato tolentino to?

oca
04-12-2009, 10:27 AM
http://www9.gmanews.tv/story/148295/NU-hoping-season-72-wont-go-down-to-the-dogs

Top Stories NU hoping season 72 won’t go down to the dogs
02/11/2009 | 04:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines – To turn around an age-old sports program is Junel Baculi’s biggest task as he prepares the National University Bulldogs in next season’s University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) collegiate wars.

Baculi took over as NU’s athletic director in July last year hoping to instill in the players and the entire community the true characteristics of the Bulldog – tenacious, fierce, and an image of strength. He hopes to erase NU’s image and its athletes’ mentality that the Bulldogs are the UAAP’s perennial whipping boys, traditional punching bags, and the league’s laughing stock.

Baculi is a former Mapua Cardinal and has proven himself in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) winning numerous titles with Welcoat and Hapee Toothpaste. He also gave the Philippine Christian University (PCU) Dolphins its first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title in 2004.

In 2007, he added a Southeast Asian Games gold medal in his resume when he steered the national team to a 4-0 record in the 24th edition of the biennial tournament in Thailand.



di ba si coach ato tolentino to?


Tama. But what can we expect from most of this current generation of reporters kuno and writers kuno. Karamihan dyan ay armchair reporters and writers.

RuckuS
04-13-2009, 02:46 PM
Scary Bullogs.

Now with enough funds to recruit top caliber players, NU will give Ateneo a run for their money.* ;D


not just Ateneo, but ALL the universities of the UAAP.. ;D


GMANews.TV: How long is your planned sports program?

Baculi:We were given a four-year program to turn things around. Four years is not that easy. The culmination of the progam will be on NU’s hosting the 2012 season. NU was supposed to host 2010 but our boss wants us to host 2012.

The reason is the SM Group is building a big arena at the MOA. By the time NU host’s the 2012 season, I think the arena is finished. There is also a correspondence between NU and the UAAP board that we will host 2012 not 2010.

NU will have its own Araneta Coliseum sized gym? .. now THATS all out support!

bchoter
05-09-2009, 07:13 PM
Reported offer daw to a known prospect: 300K plus a puwesto in any SM Mall for their store

animo
05-12-2009, 10:43 AM
Reported offer daw to a known prospect: 300K plus a puwesto in any SM Mall for their store



hmmm.. sino sya?
he must be very good.

fujima04
05-12-2009, 12:23 PM
Reported offer daw to a known prospect: 300K plus a puwesto in any SM Mall for their store


Manong,

Hopefully hindi tayo masagasaan niyan. ;D

Regular Grey
05-12-2009, 03:19 PM
Sbi ko na nga ba, sa Trinoma na lang tayo mag punta. ;D

bchoter
06-03-2009, 11:40 PM
Reported offer daw to a known prospect: 300K plus a puwesto in any SM Mall for their store


Manong,

Hopefully hindi tayo masagasaan niyan. ;D
Hindi nagpasagasa pare ;)

Joescoundrel
06-04-2009, 02:28 PM
Is it true that king headcase John Mbe is now offering his services to NU?

Ingat na lang, this boy is so full of organic fertilizer he could keep a 100-acre farm running for centuries...

McCoy
06-04-2009, 06:35 PM
http://www9.gmanews.tv/story/148295/NU-hoping-season-72-wont-go-down-to-the-dogs

Top Stories NU hoping season 72 won’t go down to the dogs
02/11/2009 | 04:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines – To turn around an age-old sports program is Junel Baculi’s biggest task as he prepares the National University Bulldogs in next season’s University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) collegiate wars.

Baculi took over as NU’s athletic director in July last year hoping to instill in the players and the entire community the true characteristics of the Bulldog – tenacious, fierce, and an image of strength. He hopes to erase NU’s image and its athletes’ mentality that the Bulldogs are the UAAP’s perennial whipping boys, traditional punching bags, and the league’s laughing stock.

Baculi is a former Mapua Cardinal and has proven himself in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) winning numerous titles with Welcoat and Hapee Toothpaste. He also gave the Philippine Christian University (PCU) Dolphins its first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title in 2004.

In 2007, he added a Southeast Asian Games gold medal in his resume when he steered the national team to a 4-0 record in the 24th edition of the biennial tournament in Thailand.



di ba si coach ato tolentino to?


sayang nahuli lang yun usapan ni mr. Hans Sy at mr. _______ at hindi lang sana napa-pirma ng kontrata si coach Baculidi sana - si coach Ato Tolentino - ang new coach ng NU.

Joescoundrel
06-06-2009, 12:34 PM
I doubt if Ato Tolentino would make it as a UAAP coach. There is too much exposure and talk about the league. His old school tactics would be hard-pressed to find resonance with UAAP players. This is the same Ato Tolentino caught on video assaulting / manhandling his players. This video made it to YouTube (dunno if its still posted there though). I doubt if these tactics would sit well with the UAAP, who is so conscious of being media-friendly and sponsor-friendly. Having the heavy-handed Tolentino on a UAAP bench would jeopardize all that. Could you imagine the fallout if say he slammed Jewel Ponferada on the chest or slapped Ajeet Singh during a main game against Lasalle or Ateneo? Imagine all the video phones capturing all that action live and then uploaded to YouTube. He'd most likely get a lifetime ban from coaching in the UAAP, heck he might even wind up on the wrong side of an indictment and arraignment for assault and slander by deed.

joelex
06-06-2009, 01:57 PM
I doubt if Ato Tolentino would make it as a UAAP coach. There is too much exposure and talk about the league. His old school tactics would be hard-pressed to find resonance with UAAP players. This is the same Ato Tolentino caught on video assaulting / manhandling his players. This video made it to YouTube (dunno if its still posted there though). I doubt if these tactics would sit well with the UAAP, who is so conscious of being media-friendly and sponsor-friendly. Having the heavy-handed Tolentino on a UAAP bench would jeopardize all that. Could you imagine the fallout if say he slammed Jewel Ponferada on the chest or slapped Ajeet Singh during a main game against Lasalle or Ateneo? Imagine all the video phones capturing all that action live and then uploaded to YouTube. He'd most likely get a lifetime ban from coaching in the UAAP, heck he might even wind up on the wrong side of an indictment and arraignment for assault and slander by deed.


:D ;D :D ;D

RockLobster
06-06-2009, 02:30 PM
The reason is the SM Group is building a big arena at the MOA. By the time NU host’s the 2012 season, I think the arena is finished. There is also a correspondence between NU and the UAAP board that we will host 2012 not 2010.

NU will have its own Araneta Coliseum sized gym?.. now THATS all out support!


Matagal nang in-the-works ang coliseum ng SM sa Mall of Asia complex, even before they bought into NU. Naka-masterplan lahat 'yan--the biggest mall, the biggest convention center (SMX), and now the biggest sports venue.

Being the marketing geniuses that the Sy's are, what better way to launch the new coliseum than to host the 2012 UAAP basketball games. And after the game? MOA! May ticket sales ka na, may mall foot traffic ka pa. Hopefully maging student-friendly ang ticket prices.

Sam Miguel
06-07-2009, 09:21 AM
Mark Berry, the undersized power forward who toiled for about two years on the NU Team B is now with STI. He played against their NAASCU rival Informatics in the ongoing FMC.

Didn't Berry already get lined up in the UAAP?

That now makes two former Bulldogs who came to STI, the other being Howard Flor.

amdgc82
06-07-2009, 10:05 AM
^ Mark Joseph S. Berry was in the line up last year.

McCoy
06-07-2009, 06:52 PM
I doubt if Ato Tolentino would make it as a UAAP coach. There is too much exposure and talk about the league. His old school tactics would be hard-pressed to find resonance with UAAP players. This is the same Ato Tolentino caught on video assaulting / manhandling his players. This video made it to YouTube (dunno if its still posted there though). I doubt if these tactics would sit well with the UAAP, who is so conscious of being media-friendly and sponsor-friendly. Having the heavy-handed Tolentino on a UAAP bench would jeopardize all that. Could you imagine the fallout if say he slammed Jewel Ponferada on the chest or slapped Ajeet Singh during a main game against Lasalle or Ateneo? Imagine all the video phones capturing all that action live and then uploaded to YouTube. He'd most likely get a lifetime ban from coaching in the UAAP, heck he might even wind up on the wrong side of an indictment and arraignment for assault and slander by deed.


:D ;D :D ;D


kung gusto ng school na maging champion caliber team nila, sa panahon ito kailangan talaga ng istriktong coach. try nyo tignan style ng mga korean coach disiplinado mga player coz nagbibigay talaga coach pag hindi sumusunod player. parang si coach Ato babanatan ka talaga non pag hindi mo nasunoid instruction, pero tignan niyo, sa mga naging player niya may nagre-reklamo ba?
meron siguro yun mga magulang pero disiplina yun sa mga player.
asan at sino-sino na na ba naging player ni coach Ato? -Zandro Limpot, Bong Alvarez, Banjo Calpito, Eugene Quilban, Nelson Asaytono, Joseph Pelaez, Biboy Simon, Joel Dualan, Leo Avenido, Reynel Hugnatan, Beau Belga, Gabby Espinas at Jason Castro- lahat naging PBA player.
how about yun team na hinawakan ni coach Ato -UM, three time Inter-Collegiate at five times NAASCU champion lang naman and PCU, naging NCAA champion lang naman.
disiplinarian lang talaga si coach Ato, ask niyo mga naging player niya.
kaya abangan niyo siya next year UAAP coach na siya.

bchoter
06-07-2009, 07:43 PM
Si Norman Black hindi "istrikto" in the mold of coach Ato pero nag champion sa UAAP ang Blue Eagles this past season.
Si Franz Pumaren hindi "istrikto" in the mold of coach Ato pero nag champion ang Archers sa UAAP two seasons ago at naka ilang championships pa sila.
Si Pido Jarencio hindi "istrikto" in the mold of coach Ato pero nag champion ang UST sa UAAP 3 seasons ago.

razor
06-07-2009, 09:07 PM
I doubt if Ato Tolentino would make it as a UAAP coach. There is too much exposure and talk about the league. His old school tactics would be hard-pressed to find resonance with UAAP players. This is the same Ato Tolentino caught on video assaulting / manhandling his players. This video made it to YouTube (dunno if its still posted there though). I doubt if these tactics would sit well with the UAAP, who is so conscious of being media-friendly and sponsor-friendly. Having the heavy-handed Tolentino on a UAAP bench would jeopardize all that. Could you imagine the fallout if say he slammed Jewel Ponferada on the chest or slapped Ajeet Singh during a main game against Lasalle or Ateneo? Imagine all the video phones capturing all that action live and then uploaded to YouTube. He'd most likely get a lifetime ban from coaching in the UAAP, heck he might even wind up on the wrong side of an indictment and arraignment for assault and slander by deed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nGxYzf3HWc

Damn. I see no excuse for this kind of coaching.

Schortsanitis
06-07-2009, 11:36 PM
I doubt it if the Sy family would want to be identified with the coaching style of Ato Tolentino.

Maton ba? Siga? Marami kumpareng mga Siga din sa inuman? LOL

nardy
06-10-2009, 01:35 PM
is it true Mbe is now with NU?

LION
06-10-2009, 03:18 PM
Talaga? Ok si Mbe a. Is he trying to establish a record? ;D

fujima04
06-11-2009, 05:13 AM
Nahihilo na nga ako dito kay Mbe. Me plano yata ang handler nito na ilako sa lahat ng paaralan sa Maynila itong si Mbe.

This guy must be really impressive. Otherwise, ako ang unang tatawa. :D

McCoy
06-11-2009, 11:04 PM
Si Norman Black hindi "istrikto" in the mold of coach Ato pero nag champion sa UAAP ang Blue Eagles this past season.
Si Franz Pumaren hindi "istrikto" in the mold of coach Ato pero nag champion ang Archers sa UAAP two seasons ago at naka ilang championships pa sila.
Si Pido Jarencio hindi "istrikto" in the mold of coach Ato pero nag champion ang UST sa UAAP 3 seasons ago.

Ok, iba style ni coach Norman, Franz at Pido but magiging champion kaya ang PCU Dolphins sa NCAA kundi naging mahigpit si coach Ato sa mga player? ano ba ang PCU team noon sa NCAA? whipping boys ng NCAA dba!? pero noon dumating si coach Ato nagkaroon ng disiplina player ng PCU kaya from last to champion Dolphins. what happen ba sa PCU after umalis si coach Ato? same team pero two different coach Baculi and Dualan, ano naging problema?

Schortsanitis
06-12-2009, 12:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nGxYzf3HWc

Damn. I see no excuse for this kind of coaching.


The video showed Ato Tolentino pulling the shirts of some of his players, and even hitting one of the players with a soft punch to the face.

'Ibang klase talaga.'

coreytaylor
06-16-2009, 03:12 PM
Ang ganda ng bagong jersey ng NU.

oca
10-01-2009, 08:40 AM
NU Bulldogs drop Dandan
(The Philippine Star) Updated October 01, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The National University yesterday sacked coach Manny Dandan after failing to steer the Bulldogs back to the Final Four.

“The National U management decides to terminate the coaching services of Manny Dandan,” a source told The STAR.

A short list that includes former Purefoods coach Eric Altamirano, current Letran mentor Louie Alas, former pro UP star Ronnie Magsanoc and ex-Harbour Centre coach Jorge Gallent has been submitted to top NU officials, who are expected to name Dandan’s successor soon.

Junel Baculi, NU athletic director, a multi-titled coach in the PBL and Southeast Asian Games gold medal-winning RP team, was not in the list.

stat
10-01-2009, 02:13 PM
i wonder na makuha nila si alas

mrWordplay
10-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Manny Dandan knew his fate already after this season. He was given a year extension by the management to turn things around at NU last season.

Sadly, with the present line-up of players this year talagang hindi kakayanin ng NU. Alam naman natin lahat na atleast 3 years kailangan para maging championship caliber ang isang team. 2nd year palang ng SM sa NU, malabo talaga magkaroon ng milagro overnight.

Yung mga recruits nila nag residency pa. oh well..... thats basketball for you...

Regular Grey
10-01-2009, 11:50 PM
I'm rooting for Adonis Tierra!

redlion123
10-04-2009, 01:35 AM
^^pang barangay lang yan adonis..malay niyo si Joel Dualan ang mag ( acting) coach at si Junel Baculi ang conultant

Regular Grey
10-04-2009, 06:05 AM
Paano mo nasabi na pang Baranggay si Adonis Tierra? Naglaro siya sa PBA, naging Head Coach ng PBA team. Ngayon Assistant coach ng PBA Team at head coach ng New Era Hunters sa NAASCU?


Padre baka naman may information ka pa to prove your point!

joelex
10-04-2009, 11:43 AM
I'm rooting for Adonis Tierra!


is he on the list of candidates?

Regular Grey
10-04-2009, 10:35 PM
I believed he applied also.

redlion123
10-05-2009, 04:27 PM
well for one di naman ganun ka impressive yung stint niya sa PBA..siguro maconsider lang na impressive stint niya is with pbl otto team w/ marlou (di ko sure pero lam ko siya coach nun, marlou player niya at may import) .

sa tingin ko kasi ang kailangan ng NU ay ang coach na may solid credentials, isang tao na may proven na program.

tulad nila 1) dong vergerie- championship w/ csb

redlion123
10-05-2009, 04:28 PM
^^^ 2) san beda- maganda pinakita niya

dioning
10-06-2009, 12:51 PM
atsaka magaling mag-recruit ng players yang si Dong.
si Tierra hindi pang baranggay yan, pang inter-color lang yan

McCoy
10-07-2009, 09:55 AM
" Loreto "Ato" Tolentino" .............. new NU Bulldogs coach
abangan nyo yan mga kaibigan.

piloted University of Manila to 5 titltes in NAASCU and 3 Inter-Collegiate crown
and lastly lead PCU to its firts and only NCAA crown.

a multi-titled coach aiming for its UAAP championship ring

salsa caballero
10-07-2009, 12:12 PM
^ Seeing his proclivity for hitting his players, I guess it's another ring he should be focusing on. The type Manny Pacquiao calls home...

McCoy
10-09-2009, 11:06 AM
It is true? that NU Bulldogs will participate in MBL - Millennium Basketball League (an inter-commercial basketball tournament) for exposure and pra matuto naman lumaban yun mga player. MBL is headed by businessman-sportsman Alex Wang, who is rumored to be the next Bulldogs team manager.

McCoy
10-09-2009, 11:26 AM
^ Seeing his proclivity for hitting his players, I guess it's another ring he should be focusing on. The type Manny Pacquiao calls home...



tingin ko, yun lang ang talagang paraan nya para mag-disiplina ng mga player.
naka-usap ko minsan si coach Ato, ang coach daw ay parang magulang nrin ng player. kaya kung masaktan nya man toh ay para nrin sa ikabubuti ng bata.
sino-sino na ba ang mga naging player ni coach Ato? - Jason Castro, Gabby Espinas, Beau Belga, Zandro Limpot, Nelson Asaytono, Paul Alvarez, Eugene Quilban, Aramis Calpito, Joseph Pelaez, Joel Dualan, Biboy Simon, Reynel Hugnatan, Kelvin Gregorio and lastly Ronnie Matias.
and ask them lahat sila nandoon prin ang respeto kay coach Ato brutal na coach pero mabuting kaibigan
with 5 NAASCU crowns, 3 Inter-Collegiate titles and 1 NCAA crown isa nlng ang hangad ni coach Ato. ang "UAAP" championship ring

redlion123
10-12-2009, 07:18 PM
ato? hmm ewan ko lang..pero based sa huling 3 taon na pag coach niya, hindi gano impressive. CHRIS BOLADO ang TUNAY na BULLDOG ang dapat mag coach!

McCoy
10-14-2009, 07:37 AM
ato? hmm ewan ko lang..pero based sa huling 3 taon na pag coach niya, hindi gano impressive. CHRIS BOLADO ang TUNAY na BULLDOG ang dapat mag coach!


Kaibigan eto yun performance ni coach Ato sa huling tatlong taon pagko-coach nya

2007 NAASCU runner-up
2006 NAASCU champion
2005 NAASCU champion and eto rin ata yun year na nag-champion "first and only" PCU sa NCAA (right?)

Chris Bolado former Bulldog na lumipat sa UM Hawks (kung saan una syang nakatikim ng kampeonato)

irishwhip
10-14-2009, 03:14 PM
I think NU should have given coach Manny Dandan until next year to prove his worth...why?

1. Coach Dandan stuck with NU when the program has no money, no trainer, no decent gym, no financial arm on recruiting.
2. Coach Manny despite all those mentioned above catapulted the NU Bulldogs to its first Final Four Appearance.

I think coach Manny just needs what SM is providing NU with...financial power to construct and develop a winning program. Unfortunately, NU decided to fire him this year. It so funny because next year, NU will have the lineup that can make it to the Final Four, and coach Manny I think knows it.

Also, I have heard that the initial arrangement was for this year to be fighting hard every game and NOT a Final Four demand :) My source also said that the pressure of getting in the Final Four was due next year and NOT this season. So it is so funny when the management stated that they replaced coach Manny because he failed to get into the Final Four this season.

Whoever will be the next coach will surely make it to the Final Four next year since a lot of good quality players were serving residency plus the import.

If I am coach Baculi, I will stick with coach Manny until next year and give him the pressure of finishing a Final Four next season.

Also for those who believe in coach Ato Tolentino...he is so old school and old school coaches are no longer successful in the collegiate leagues. Yes he was the number one coach in UM with all those records...BUT there were many reports that most UM players does not confirm with the age limits of the league. The PCU team was just a power house team when he became a champion...kinda like a Bert Flores being fortunate to handle the FEU team from coach Koy.

Manny Dandan does not have the recruitment power of the Ateneo's, De La Salle's or even a UST, but every year he scouts those kids who want to learn. He makes the most out of it by getting unknown players and making them great.... Asoro, Baguion, Fernandez, and a lot more...

If given a longer chance, coach Manny will bring NU to the Final Four and even a championship in the near future...

As coach K says in his book "The Gold Standard, Building a World Class team"... Building a team must be given time in order to succeed.

Best wishes to coach Manny and we know a door will once again open for you.


What can I say about Baculi? I guess when he was appointed as director, he was already cooking the recipe for Dandan's departure. Enough said.

dioning
10-14-2009, 09:25 PM
sa tingin ko si Dualan siguro magiging coach kung di pwede si Alas

redlion123
10-20-2009, 08:42 PM
@mc coy no offense pare pero yung competition sa NAASCU hindi comparable sa UAAP..Tama nag champion siya sa NCAA pero again hindi comparable yung teams noon sa teams ngayon sa NCAA..Tingin ko di niya kayang mag champion katapat ang SAN BEDA o kaya yung adducul dominated STAGS nung mid 90's..

si Dualan siguro ang may chance maging coach una dahil close kay junel.. pero sa tingin ko ang hanap ng NU ay isang coach na high profile with proven winning program..sa tingin di kakagat sa offer si altamirano at magsanoc.. knowing magsanoc sigurista yan, ayaw nga niya hawakan ang UP di ba? mahirap kasi mag rebuild at mag establish ng program.. di lang naman pera ang considerasyon ng player eh, edukasyon, populiradad ng eskuwelahan..di ko sinasabing mahina ang NU sa aspektong ito pero mas maraming nakaka angat sa kanila sa UAAP kahit sa NCAA..sa tingin ko bago i overhaul ang basketball team, iface lift muna ang campus, roster ng faculty.. point view lang ng isang miron

McCoy
10-23-2009, 09:35 PM
no problem kaibigan,

pero sa tipo ng line-up ng team ng NU Bulldogs, si coach Tolentino lang talaga ang pwedeng mag-tiyaga sa team. walang problema kay coach Ato kung mahina ang line-up nito mas may challenge kay coach Ato kung mahina ang team, gaya ng ginawa nya sa PCU noon! ano ba ang PCU team noon laban sa powerhouse team ng NCAA likes San Beda, Letran at San Sebastian.

gaya nga ng sabi mo hindi kakagatin nila Magsanoc at Altamirano sa offer ng NU, coz sigurista ang mga ito at ayaw nila madikit ang name nila sa talunan team (sorry sa mga taga NU).

re: kay coach Dualan ok rin naman sya for the job, pro kung sa winning program mas angat prin si coach Ato. and ayon sa nasagap kong usapan kasama rin naman si coach Joel sa mga magiging coaching staff ni coach Ato, siguro after a year or two transfer rin kay coach Joel ang position as coach ng NU. kasama rin daw si Eugene Tan, at mga former Bulldogs na sina LTTolentino, Jeff Mapa at Bernie Parapara.

dioning
10-26-2009, 12:45 PM
coach Ato at El Aparador together? aba, magandang tambalan yan sa tingin ko.

nardy
10-28-2009, 04:19 PM
^ Seeing his proclivity for hitting his players, I guess it's another ring he should be focusing on. The type Manny Pacquiao calls home...



tingin ko, yun lang ang talagang paraan nya para mag-disiplina ng mga player.
naka-usap ko minsan si coach Ato, ang coach daw ay parang magulang nrin ng player. kaya kung masaktan nya man toh ay para nrin sa ikabubuti ng bata.
sino-sino na ba ang mga naging player ni coach Ato? - Jason Castro, Gabby Espinas, Beau Belga, Zandro Limpot, Nelson Asaytono, Paul Alvarez, Eugene Quilban, Aramis Calpito, Joseph Pelaez, Joel Dualan, Biboy Simon, Reynel Hugnatan, Kelvin Gregorio and lastly Ronnie Matias.
and ask them lahat sila nandoon prin ang respeto kay coach Ato brutal na coach pero mabuting kaibigan
with 5 NAASCU crowns, 3 Inter-Collegiate titles and 1 NCAA crown isa nlng ang hangad ni coach Ato. ang "UAAP" championship ring


After I saw this, I do not know if this is the right way to discipline your players or even your kids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nGxYzf3HWc

McCoy
10-28-2009, 07:54 PM
^ Seeing his proclivity for hitting his players, I guess it's another ring he should be focusing on. The type Manny Pacquiao calls home...



tingin ko, yun lang ang talagang paraan nya para mag-disiplina ng mga player.
naka-usap ko minsan si coach Ato, ang coach daw ay parang magulang nrin ng player. kaya kung masaktan nya man toh ay para nrin sa ikabubuti ng bata.
sino-sino na ba ang mga naging player ni coach Ato? - Jason Castro, Gabby Espinas, Beau Belga, Zandro Limpot, Nelson Asaytono, Paul Alvarez, Eugene Quilban, Aramis Calpito, Joseph Pelaez, Joel Dualan, Biboy Simon, Reynel Hugnatan, Kelvin Gregorio and lastly Ronnie Matias.
and ask them lahat sila nandoon prin ang respeto kay coach Ato brutal na coach pero mabuting kaibigan
with 5 NAASCU crowns, 3 Inter-Collegiate titles and 1 NCAA crown isa nlng ang hangad ni coach Ato. ang "UAAP" championship ring


After I saw this, I do not know if this is the right way to discipline your players or even your kids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nGxYzf3HWc


hindi sa pabor ako sa ginagawa ni coach Ato pro nakapanood na ba kyo ng game ng Korean team at kung paano nila dinidisiplina mga player nila? sa local marami rin noh pro pag nakita nilang may camera umiiwas na. nway its your opinion pro siguro dapat makilala mo muna si coach Ato.

animo
11-04-2009, 08:33 PM
http://www.inboundpass.com/2009/11/04/jru-vanguardia-part-ways/



Currently, Vanguardia is applying for the vacant National University coaching job. “I’ve joined the bandwagon for the NU job. With solid support, the Bulldogs have so much potential. In fact, I see the 2006 JRU team in NU today. I think it would be a perfect opportunity for me to settle unfinished business with NU.”

McCoy
11-24-2009, 08:53 AM
mga kaibigan, lumalakas ang ugong-ugong na si caoch Ato Tolentino sa nakakalamang sa mga pinagpipilian maging bagong coach NU Bulldogs sa next year UAAP. next month daw ia-announce ang bagong coach ng Bulldogs. at isa si coach Ato sa kinokonsider na maging coach.
why? kay coach Ato hindi mahalaga kung "magkano ang budget" na ibigay sa kanya ang importante sa kanya matulungan ang Bulldogs sa kanilang kampanya sa UAAP next year. and walang pakialam si coach Ato kung "mahina ang team ng NU", mas challenge sa kanya kung walang superstar coz nagawa na nya non sa PCU sa NCAA yun -from bottom to top ginawa nya roon sa Dolphins, and sino ba si Gabby Espinas, Beau Belga at Jason Castro noon?-
and ani nga ni coach Ato, UAAP crown na lang ang kulang sa kanyang collection ng maraming titulo.

re: sa kesyo mahina ang liga ng NAASCU na nilalahukan ng UM, how about yun pagbigay ni coach Ato ng korona sa PCU sa NCAA mahinang klase ba yun liga ng NCAA at yun mga team na kasali rito.
and how about yun Natioanl Student Basketball Championship? nooon mag-champion sila ng tatlong beses rito, nakalaban nila ang La Salle, St Benilde, U.of the East, FEU, U. of Visayas, Southwestern U. at iba pang CESAFI member team pati West Negros, U. of Iloilo plus University of Mindanao.

paul0220
11-24-2009, 09:07 PM
mga kaibigan, lumalakas ang ugong-ugong na si caoch Ato Tolentino sa nakakalamang sa mga pinagpipilian maging bagong coach NU Bulldogs sa next year UAAP. next month daw ia-announce ang bagong coach ng Bulldogs. at isa si coach Ato sa kinokonsider na maging coach.
why? kay coach Ato hindi mahalaga kung "magkano ang budget" na ibigay sa kanya ang importante sa kanya matulungan ang Bulldogs sa kanilang kampanya sa UAAP next year. and walang pakialam si coach Ato kung "mahina ang team ng NU", mas challenge sa kanya kung walang superstar coz nagawa na nya non sa PCU sa NCAA yun -from bottom to top ginawa nya roon sa Dolphins, and sino ba si Gabby Espinas, Beau Belga at Jason Castro noon?-
and ani nga ni coach Ato, UAAP crown na lang ang kulang sa kanyang collection ng maraming titulo.

re: sa kesyo mahina ang liga ng NAASCU na nilalahukan ng UM, how about yun pagbigay ni coach Ato ng korona sa PCU sa NCAA mahinang klase ba yun liga ng NCAA at yun mga team na kasali rito.
and how about yun Natioanl Student Basketball Championship? nooon mag-champion sila ng tatlong beses rito, nakalaban nila ang La Salle, St Benilde, U.of the East, FEU, U. of Visayas, Southwestern U. at iba pang CESAFI member team pati West Negros, U. of Iloilo plus University of Mindanao.

Kung sino ang gustong kunin ni Hans Sy siyang maging coach ng Bulldogs.. ang reputation ni coach ato as a bobby knight of the philippines does not seem fit for an SM company's image.. mas gusto nila si alas and altamirano.. nandiyan din si lito vergara na coach na nila sa women's team..

McCoy
11-27-2009, 10:11 AM
mga kaibigan, lumalakas ang ugong-ugong na si caoch Ato Tolentino sa nakakalamang sa mga pinagpipilian maging bagong coach NU Bulldogs sa next year UAAP. next month daw ia-announce ang bagong coach ng Bulldogs. at isa si coach Ato sa kinokonsider na maging coach.
why? kay coach Ato hindi mahalaga kung "magkano ang budget" na ibigay sa kanya ang importante sa kanya matulungan ang Bulldogs sa kanilang kampanya sa UAAP next year. and walang pakialam si coach Ato kung "mahina ang team ng NU", mas challenge sa kanya kung walang superstar coz nagawa na nya non sa PCU sa NCAA yun -from bottom to top ginawa nya roon sa Dolphins, and sino ba si Gabby Espinas, Beau Belga at Jason Castro noon?-
and ani nga ni coach Ato, UAAP crown na lang ang kulang sa kanyang collection ng maraming titulo.

re: sa kesyo mahina ang liga ng NAASCU na nilalahukan ng UM, how about yun pagbigay ni coach Ato ng korona sa PCU sa NCAA mahinang klase ba yun liga ng NCAA at yun mga team na kasali rito.
and how about yun Natioanl Student Basketball Championship? nooon mag-champion sila ng tatlong beses rito, nakalaban nila ang La Salle, St Benilde, U.of the East, FEU, U. of Visayas, Southwestern U. at iba pang CESAFI member team pati West Negros, U. of Iloilo plus University of Mindanao.

Kung sino ang gustong kunin ni Hans Sy siyang maging coach ng Bulldogs.. ang reputation ni coach ato as a bobby knight of the philippines does not seem fit for an SM company's image.. mas gusto nila si alas and altamirano.. nandiyan din si lito vergara na coach na nila sa women's team..



medyo malabo si coach Louie at Eric Altamirano for NU coaching job, si coach Alas hindi aalis ng Letran yun while si coach Eric medyo hogh profile coach yun kya mukhang hindi nya tatangapin coaching job sa NU. coach Lito Vergara siguro last resort nlng sya ng NU kung wala na talagang makuha.

coach Ato for 2010 then coach Dualan for 2011.

animo
11-29-2009, 02:42 PM
eh si vanguardia?

McCoy
12-04-2009, 09:06 PM
" Eric Altamirano "

AnthonyServinio
12-05-2009, 11:51 PM
One possible candidate for the NU coaching job that deserves serious consideration is Coach Edward "Dong" Vergeire. The former national men's team coach is no stranger to the UAAP having played for the DLSU Green Archers and served as an assistant coach at Santo Tomas.

As a collegiate head coach, Coach Dong piloted Saint Benilde to its only NCAA seniors title in 2000. He also coached San Beda to a pair of runner-up finishes in the mid 1990's.

Coach Dong steered the Nationals to a gold medal at the 1997 SEA Games. The same team also competed in the 1997 ABC (now FIBA-Asia) Men's Championship in Saudi Arabia.

On the professional front, he handled the MBA's Pangasinan Presidents in 1998. After leaving Pangasinan, he coached Dazz in the PBL.

tamarawz_14
12-06-2009, 01:45 AM
National University banked on the steady hands of Joseph Nlepe to beat Far Eastern University (FEU), 20-14, in the finals and rule the 2009 Milo 3-in-1 three-on-three Basketball Warrior Championship on Tuesday at the Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan.

Nlepe, a Cameroonian, scored eight championship points to lead the Bulldogs to the title and the P200,000 cash prize in the one-day basketball spectacle that coincided with the launch of Milo 3-in-1 for Adults.

NU, also represented by another Cameroonian, Emmanuel Mbe, and homegrown talents Joseph Hermossisima and Jewel Ponferrada, pulled the rug from under University of the East, 19-17, and FEU, 29-25, in the eliminations to advance to the semifinals.

The Bulldogs scored a come-from-behind 18-16 win in a physical game against the Blue Eagles to barge into the finals where they repeated over the Tamaraws, represented by Reil Cervantes, RR Garcia and Paul Sanga.

FEU bounced back from an NU loss with a 24-19 thumping of UE in the elims. Then in the semis game against University of Santo Tomas, Garcia sank a trey at 1:03 in the third period that led to an abbreviated 33-19 decision.

In three-on-three format, a team that scored 33 points is declared the winner of the match even before the 15-minute (five minutes per period) time expires.

fujima04
12-06-2009, 02:33 AM
Kasali ba si Ponferrada sa Milo 3 on 3? I thought he lost to Mbe in the voting?

naz-T
12-06-2009, 09:20 AM
sino na ba talaga ang mag coach dito???

nash_bedista
12-06-2009, 11:06 AM
^temporary lang si Coach Jeff Napa .. Sya yung nag coach sa Milo 3 on 3

McCoy
12-09-2009, 01:15 PM
One possible candidate for the NU coaching job that deserves serious consideration is Coach Edward "Dong" Vergeire. The former national men's team coach is no stranger to the UAAP having played for the DLSU Green Archers and served as an assistant coach at Santo Tomas.

As a collegiate head coach, Coach Dong piloted Saint Benilde to its only NCAA seniors title in 2000. He also coached San Beda to a pair of runner-up finishes in the mid 1990's.

Coach Dong steered the Nationals to a gold medal at the 1997 SEA Games. The same team also competed in the 1997 ABC (now FIBA-Asia) Men's Championship in Saudi Arabia.

On the professional front, he handled the MBA's Pangasinan Presidents in 1998. After leaving Pangasinan, he coached Dazz in the PBL.


@ oks na oks rin si coach Dong sa NU Bulldogs.
--- boto aklo dyan...........

nardy
12-31-2009, 04:19 AM
One possible candidate for the NU coaching job that deserves serious consideration is Coach Edward "Dong" Vergeire. The former national men's team coach is no stranger to the UAAP having played for the DLSU Green Archers and served as an assistant coach at Santo Tomas.

As a collegiate head coach, Coach Dong piloted Saint Benilde to its only NCAA seniors title in 2000. He also coached San Beda to a pair of runner-up finishes in the mid 1990's.

Coach Dong steered the Nationals to a gold medal at the 1997 SEA Games. The same team also competed in the 1997 ABC (now FIBA-Asia) Men's Championship in Saudi Arabia.

On the professional front, he handled the MBA's Pangasinan Presidents in 1998. After leaving Pangasinan, he coached Dazz in the PBL.


@ oks na oks rin si coach Dong sa NU Bulldogs.
--- boto aklo dyan...........



from what I know Dong is already in the US.

Wang-Bu
01-05-2010, 02:58 PM
Totoo kayang si Gabby Velasco ang susunod ng coach ng NU Bulldogs? Kasama daw si Velasco sa masa short list na ng NU. Ang saksakan ng galing naman kasing Eric Altamirano ay presyong NBA ang gustong sahod. Ang mas magaling na Junel Baculi naman ay kontento na daw sa pagiging Athletics Director na lang.

Kung ako sa NU bibigyan ko ng break si Velasco. Sa mga hindi gaano nakakakilala kay Velasco manuod kasi kayo ng UCLAA, siya ang coach ng St Francis of Assisi. Siya ang nagturo kina Yancy at Ranidel De Ocampo papano maging tunay na player.

Ang tanong na lang naman dito ay kung pakakwalan siya ng St Francis, gawa ng saksakan ng switik ang St Francis sa pag-release ng kahit sinong tao nila. What more ang head coach nilang 16 years na sa kanila.

AnthonyServinio
01-06-2010, 10:46 AM
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY has decided to give a long-time assistant coach a big break by naming Manolito "Eric" Gonzales as the Bulldogs' new head of their Senior Men's Basketball Team for the coming 73rd UAAP season.

Coach Gonzales used to be an assistant coach in the professional leagues, part of the 2001 MBA National Champion LBC Batangas Blades. He then went on to the PBA as an assistant with the Coca-Cola Tigers.

On the varsity front, he also had a stint as an assistant coach with the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers and as a head coach of the PCU-Union High School Baby Dolphins in the NCAA.

fujima04
01-11-2010, 01:27 PM
Long-time deputy Gonzales gets his big break as new NU coach
01/06/2010 | 08:18 PM

National University will parade a new coach in next season’s Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines basketball wars.

And it’s not UAAP champion coach Pido Jarencio of the University of Santo Tomas Tigers or former Jose Rizal mentor Ariel Vanguardia, whose names were initially floated for the job.

The Bulldogs’ choice as new chief tactician is Eric Gonzales, a long-time deputy who’s had stints with Batangas Blades in the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association, Coca-Cola and Purefoods in the Philippine Basketball Association and San Beda in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Gonzales, who replaced Manny Dandan, was recommended to the NU post by multi-titled mentor Eric Altamarino, the Bulldogs new consultant.

Altamirano was originally offered the coaching job of the team seeking to shed its image as the UAAP’s doormats but begged off due to his commitments with the RP youth team and the National Basketball Training Center.

The soft-spoken Altamirano instead recommended Gonzales, who will be assisted by former King Bulldog Jeff Napa.

“The objective is to improve the basketball team of NU, aside from the other varsity teams of the school. We are really focused on that. And we hope to be competitive this year," said University vice president Renato Carlos Ermita after conferring with athletics director Junel Baculi.

Gonzales has already presided over the Bulldogs’ first practice for 2010 at the school’s new gymnasium located at the eighth floor of their old building in Sampaloc, Manila.

The new NU mentor, though, declined to give his expectations of his team, saying he’s still in the process of assessing the Bulldogs' capabilities.

Cameroonian reinforcements

Holdovers from last year’s Bulldogs squad were not able to attend Gonzales’ first session, having been in their respective provinces still, but two foreign players expected to reinforce the Bulldogs in the next season showed up.

Six-foot-four Cameroonian John Nlepe-lepe showed enthusiasm in the scrimmages held at the brand-new hardwood court, along with compatriot John Jei Embe, a 6’4" transferee from Emilio Aguinaldo College.

Baculi, who watched the scrimmages with top school officials and team supporters led by Manny Sy and Fullton Su, said he expects the rest of the squad to be around when they hold more practices in the coming days.

As for Nlepe-lepe and Embe, Baculi said it will be up to the UAAP board to decide on their fate after the two completed the two-year residency period for foreign players to become eligible to play for a school.

“We’ll see if they can play this year. We will still present the players to the UAAP board," said Baculi. - GMANews.TV

McCoy
01-13-2010, 11:17 AM
mga katoto sa NU, naka-usap ko si coach Edward 'Dong" Vergeire. interesado sa position as coach ng Bulldogs. magandang balita ito. sana pwede pa sya.
paging Mr. Hans Sy and coach Baculi