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stonecold316
03-14-2008, 01:37 PM
Tentative Schedule for UAAP Season 71 Men's Basketball
Got this from the other site:

First Round schedule

July 12 - Araneta Coliseum
12:30 PM - Opening by University of the Philippines
02:00 PM - UP vs NU
04:00 PM - UE vs UST

July 13 - Araneta Coliseum
02:00 PM - AdU vs FEU
04:00 PM - DLSU vs ADMU

July 17 - Araneta Coliseum
02:00 PM - UST vs UP
04:00 PM - FEU vs DLSU

July 19 - Philsports Arena
02:00 PM - ADMU vs AdU
04:00 PM - NU vs UE

July 20 - Araneta Coliseum
02:00 PM - UP vs FEU
04:00 PM - DLSU vs UST

July 24 - Philsports Arena
02:00 PM - AdU vs NU
04:00 PM - UE vs ADMU

July 26 - Philsports Arena
02:00 PM - AdU vs UE
04:00 PM - NU vs DLSU

July 27 - Philsports Arena
02:00 PM - ADMU vs UP
04:00 PM - FEU vs UST

July 31 - Araneta Coliseum
02:00 PM - UST vs NU
04:00 PM - FEU vs ADMU

August 2 - Philsports Arena
02:00 PM - UP vs DLSU
04:00 PM - UE vs FEU

August 3 - Philsports Arena
02:00 PM - UST vs AdU
04:00 PM - NU vs ADMU

August 7 - Philsports Arena
02:00 PM - UE vs UP
04:00 PM - AdU vs DLSU

August 9 - Araneta Coliseum
02:00 PM - FEU vs NU
04:00 PM - ADMU vs UST

August 10 - Araneta Coliseum
02:00 PM - UP vs AdU
04:00 PM - DLSU vs UE

September 14 - Cheerdance Competition
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blueatheart
03-14-2008, 01:40 PM
wow. parang ang aga pa for this. thanks nonetheless.

:)

stonecold316
03-14-2008, 02:19 PM
wow. parang ang aga pa for this. thanks nonetheless.

:)


It saw this posted sa ibang site but related sa UAAP season 71. Anyway, maybe mateen could verify this. Baka kasi magkaroon ng changes eh.

stonecold316

nassefadiong
03-16-2008, 12:04 AM
Tentative Schedule for UAAP Season 71 Men's Basketball
Got this from the other site:

First Round schedule

July 12 - Araneta Coliseum
12:30 PM - Opening by University of the Philippines
02:00 PM - UP vs NU
04:00 PM - UE vs UST

September 14 - Cheerdance Competition
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great. both of my two schools are in the opening match ... UE and UP. :)

batangueño
03-16-2008, 01:06 AM
Nothing is final as of the moment. Masyado pang maaga para maglabas ng schedule for Season 71 men's basketball tournament though mukhang ang siguro pa lang sa ngayon ay Philsports Arena ang magiging alternate venue sa Araneta Coliseum.

stonecold316
03-16-2008, 10:00 AM
yeah, wala pang definite pero most probably sure na ang schedule for day 1 at 2 ng uaap. astig mga laban.

;) ;) ;)

stonecold316

bchoter
03-16-2008, 04:20 PM
Nothing is final as of the moment. Masyado pang maaga para maglabas ng schedule for Season 71 men's basketball tournament though mukhang ang siguro pa lang sa ngayon ay Philsports Arena ang magiging alternate venue sa Araneta Coliseum.
That's why it's tentative.

coreytaylor
03-17-2008, 02:45 PM
July 13 - Araneta Coliseum
02:00 PM - AdU vs FEU
04:00 PM - DLSU vs ADMU

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if this is true, maganda to! dlsu vs. admu!

erichubert
03-17-2008, 05:33 PM
While the exact dates might still change, the order of play would more or less be the one posted. The UAAP follows a formula for scheduling games, so teams can already know more or less who their first opponents are. Ateneo vs La Salle should be the first game for both schools as it has always been 1 vs 3 and 2 vs 4. La Salle won the championship last year, and Ateneo got third place.

stonecold316
03-18-2008, 04:42 AM
While the exact dates might still change, the order of play would more or less be the one posted. The UAAP follows a formula for scheduling games, so teams can already know more or less who their first opponents are. Ateneo vs La Salle should be the first game for both schools as it has always been 1 vs 3 and 2 vs 4. La Salle won the championship last year, and Ateneo got third place.



Tama ka diyan sir. Blockbuster talaga ang Opening at second day playdate ng UAAP season 71. Tiba-tiba na naman ang Araneta Coliseum management because of this.
;D ;D ;D

stonecold316

bluestorck
03-18-2008, 06:36 PM
well its a relief that most games would be at philsports and araneta,though i still hope na magka games sa BEG. para wala ng parking fee na babayaran at di gaano problema ang parking plus safe pa ang mga kotse.

stonecold316
03-19-2008, 09:30 PM
Medyo sakin malayo na ang Philsports Arena. Pero ganun ang buhay talaga, dapat mag-adjust sa venue.

stonecold316

batangueño
03-19-2008, 09:46 PM
Since things are still tentative as of the moment, perhaps UP and the UAAP would like to consider 5,000-seater The Arena in San Juan as a possible venue for small games. Compared to the Philsports Arena, The Arena in San Juan is more accessible since it is located along Santolan Road, where public utility vehicles such as buses and jeepneys pass by. We have to remember that most of the audience of UAAP games are students who usually depend on public transportation to go the venues. ;)

However, the choice of the Philsports Arena is a relatively safe one in a sense that Philsports can be used for both small games and those big games that could not be accommodated at the Araneta Coliseum due to conflict of schedule and other reasons.

stonecold316
03-19-2008, 10:07 PM
Since things are still tentative as of the moment, perhaps UP and the UAAP would like to consider 5,000-seater The Arena in San Juan as a possible venue for small games. Compared to the Philsports Arena, The Arena in San Juan is more accessible since it is located along Santolan Road, where public utility vehicles such as buses and jeepneys pass by. We have to remember that most of the audience of UAAP games are students who usually depend on public transportation to go the venues. ;)

However, the choice of the Philsports Arena is a relatively safe one in a sense that Philsports can be used for both small games and those big games that could not be accommodated at the Araneta Coliseum due to conflict of schedule and other reasons.


Oo nga. Kasi kung sa San Juan hindi mahihirapan ang mga students coming from Manila like UST, FEU, UE, NU, Adamson and La Salle. Madali lang mag commute going sa Arena.

stonecold316

scqg
03-21-2008, 01:19 PM
ang aga ng sched ah. hehe. admu dlsu!

stonecold316
03-21-2008, 04:33 PM
ang aga ng sched ah. hehe. admu dlsu!


Baka magkaroon pa ng revision sa game schedule sa first round. Pero most probably sure na ang schedule for the opening ang second day play date.

stonecold316

batangueño
04-08-2008, 04:57 PM
Post deleted due to error in suggestion. :)

batangueño
04-15-2008, 03:14 AM
If I ever the right to raise suggestions on the first round schedule for men's basketball competitions is possible, I humbly suggest this:


Sat. - Araneta Coliseum
12:30PM - Opening Ceremonies by the University of the Philippines
2PM - UP vs NU
4PM - UE vs UST

Sun. - Araneta Coliseum
2PM - ADU vs FEU
4PM - DLSU vs ADMU

Thu. - Araneta Coliseum
2PM - UST vs UP
4PM - FEU vs DLSU

Sat. - Philsports Arena or The Arena in San Juan
2PM - ADMU vs ADU
4PM - NU vs UE

Sun. - Araneta Coliseum
2PM - UP vs FEU
4PM - DLSU vs UST

Thu. – Philsports Arena or The Arena in San Juan
2PM - ADU vs NU
4PM - UE vs ADMU

Sat. - Philsports Arena or The Arena in San Juan
2PM - ADMU vs UP
4PM - NU vs DLSU

Sun. - Philsports Arena or The Arena in San Juan
2PM - ADU vs UE
4PM - UST vs FEU

Thu. - Araneta Coliseum
2PM - UST vs NU
4PM - FEU vs ADMU

Sat. - Philsports Arena or The Arena in San Juan
2PM - UP vs DLSU
4PM - UE vs FEU

Sun. - Philsports Arena or The Arena in San Juan
2PM - ADU vs UST
4PM - ADMU vs NU

Thu. - Philsports Arena or The Arena in San Juan
2PM - UE vs UP
4PM - ADU vs DLSU

Sat. - Araneta Coliseum
2PM - NU vs FEU
4PM - UST vs ADMU

Sun. - Araneta Coliseum
2PM - UP vs ADU
4PM - DLSU vs UE

eightyfiver
04-15-2008, 08:19 AM
Mas commuter-friendly nga ang ibang venue kesa sa Philsports. Isipin niyo na lang na exercise naman iyang paglalakad.

batangueño
04-15-2008, 02:07 PM
Mas commuter-friendly nga ang ibang venue kesa sa Philsports. Isipin niyo na lang na exercise naman iyang paglalakad.

As far as accessibility is concerned, The Arena in San Juan is better compared to the Philsports Arena (ULTRA). The lack of public utility vehicles that ply the area within the vicinity of ULTRA sure is a turnoff to those who wanted to watch the UAAP games but do not possess their own vehicles. The Arena in San Juan is located along Santolan Road, which is a route of public utility vehicles coming from the University Belt/Quiapo, San Juan and EDSA/Pasig/Cainta areas.

However, as far as venue utilization is concerned, the ULTRA is a "safe" choice than The Arena in San Juan The 10,000-seat ULTRA can be used for both small- to medium-sized games to large games that could not be accommodated at the Araneta Coliseum. As for The Arena in San Juan, the venue is better maintained and has better ventilation but its 5,000 maximum seating capacity limits the use of the venue for some crowd-getting UAAP games.

stonecold316
04-15-2008, 02:22 PM
Mas gugustuhin ko pa ang The Arena in San Juan kaysa sa Philsports Arena. Why? Because for me, mas dadayuhin ito ng mga UAAP students because its accessible to them unlike Philsports na nasa Pasig City na.

Kung mautak ang gagawa ng schedule ng games, kung ang mga laban eh between NU, UE, FEU, DLSU, UST and Adamson, dapat gawin na lang either sa Areneta or The Arena para hindi na mahirapan ang mga students sa byahe. Isa pa mas makakamura sila sa pamasahe dahil isa or dalawang sakay na lang sila papunta sa venue.

The UAAP games are for the students so dapat welfare ng mga kabataan ang isipin natin. Ok lang kung Philsports ang venue lalo na kung may car ka or may money ka para gumastos ng malaki sa pamasahe. Pero kung student ka, kawawa ka talaga.

stonecold316

mighty_lion
04-17-2008, 06:46 PM
Ang UAAP parang NBA Western Conference this season. :D

cub
04-17-2008, 07:31 PM
Ang NCAA, parang NCAA for the past two years pa din. alam na kung sino magchachampion. ;D

The_Big_Cat
04-17-2008, 07:34 PM
Ang NCAA, parang NCAA for the past two years pa din. alam na kung sino magchachampion. ;D

Mukhang may premonition kayo ha? ;D

marmand
04-17-2008, 07:35 PM
Crystal clear. Kulang na lang naka print na sa trophy. ;D

aircanda
04-17-2008, 07:46 PM
Crystal clear. Kulang na lang naka print na sa trophy. ;D


last year naman medyo crystal clear na ren sa UAAP sino magchachampion.. na-jinx nga lang..

Dark Knight
04-17-2008, 09:50 PM
Ang UAAP parang NBA Western Conference this season.* :D





Yup, with Ateneo as the Lakers. ;D :D

fujima04
04-18-2008, 03:14 AM
Pareng Dark Knight,

Hindi ba Celtics?

stonecold316
04-18-2008, 05:08 AM
Hindi ba pwede UST alias Lakers?
Tapos DLSU ang Celtics

Yellow vs Green

so UST vs DLSU in the Finals?

;D ;D ;D

stonecold316

PS: Gusto ko lang magharap uli ang UST at DLSU sa UAAP Finals. Nakaka miss.

shyboy
04-18-2008, 07:02 AM
PS: Gusto ko lang magharap uli ang UST at DLSU sa UAAP Finals. Nakaka miss.

Pwede rin. Champions of the last two years. Kaso sa totoo lang, may trauma pa rin ako kapag kalaban ang UST sa Finals. :'(

yellow_we
04-18-2008, 07:10 AM
honga honga! UST vs. LA SALLE naman! hehe.. Nakakamiss yung mid 90s match up na yan in the finals. but then its too early to tell.

Dark Knight
04-18-2008, 09:46 AM
Pareng Dark Knight,

Hindi ba Celtics?


Western Conference daw eh. ;D

And with Ateneo's super duper mega whoahh fragilistic scary line up this season, they could end up in the no. 1 spot...just like the Lakers. :D

The_Big_Cat
04-18-2008, 10:23 AM
honga honga! UST vs. LA SALLE naman! hehe.. Nakakamiss yung mid 90s match up na yan in the finals. but then its too early to tell.

Yes these are my picks to go to the finals.

stonecold316
04-18-2008, 04:42 PM
PS: Gusto ko lang magharap uli ang UST at DLSU sa UAAP Finals. Nakaka miss.

Pwede rin. Champions of the last two years. Kaso sa totoo lang, may trauma pa rin ako kapag kalaban ang UST sa Finals. :'(


Was it because UST was able to defeat in three-straight UAAP Finals? That was in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Na break lang ang jinx when you won the title in 1999.

stonecold316

stonecold316
04-18-2008, 04:50 PM
Pareng Dark Knight,

Hindi ba Celtics?


Western Conference daw eh. ;D

And with Ateneo's super duper mega whoahh fragilistic scary line up this season, they could end up in the no. 1 spot...just like the Lakers. :D


Well, Ateneo is really strong in paper pero it still remains to be seen if the team is really strong on the floor. I do think maga-agree din kayo na hindi naman porket parang All Star team na ang line-up ng isang school eh this will guarantee them a success.

Coach Norman Black's dilemma: How will he use former stars in the junior ranks as role players what with the veterans like Chris Tiu, Eric Salamat etc., to get the most minutes in the playing court.

An example with be last year's UAAP Finals between UE and DLSU. 14-0 ang Red Warriors sa eliminations pero na 0-2 sila sa Finals. Malakas ang team ng UE pero natalo pa rin ng DLSU.

Sa UAAP talaga puno ng drama.
;D ;D ;D

Mikhail
04-18-2008, 05:06 PM
And with Ateneo's super duper mega whoahh fragilistic scary line up this season, they could end up in the no. 1 spot...just like the Lakers.* :D


I don't think we're that strong this coming season. While our starters can stand up okay against the other teams, our bench is suspect. We may have the blue-chip rookies everyone's been drooling about, but they're still rookies. Compare that against the cores of La Salle/UST/FEU, puro battle-tested na.

Siguro kapag nagdevelop na sila. :D

bchoter
04-18-2008, 05:30 PM
Ayoko ng NBA-UAAP parallel (Green vs. Yellow). Because I'm pretty sure the Lakers will do a UE in the Western Conference.

stonecold316
04-20-2008, 04:24 AM
Ayoko ng NBA-UAAP parallel (Green vs. Yellow). Because I'm pretty sure the Lakers will do a UE in the Western Conference.


Huwag naman bchoter. I'm preety sure na LA will get the job done.

stonecold316

yellow_we
04-20-2008, 05:45 AM
Ayoko ng NBA-UAAP parallel (Green vs. Yellow). Because I'm pretty sure the Lakers will do a UE in the Western Conference.


Huwag naman bchoter. I'm preety sure na LA will get the job done.

stonecold316


I must agree! Hmm... Will it be "Dilaw and kulay ng tagumpay" this time?! hehe.. parang kulay lang ng people power! ;)

stonecold316
04-21-2008, 04:59 AM
Ayoko ng NBA-UAAP parallel (Green vs. Yellow). Because I'm pretty sure the Lakers will do a UE in the Western Conference.


Huwag naman bchoter. I'm preety sure na LA will get the job done.

stonecold316


I must agree! Hmm... Will it be "Dilaw and kulay ng tagumpay" this time?! hehe.. parang kulay lang ng people power! ;)


Grabe, kung sa atin na yung nabanggit na player from DLZ I'm sure almost complete na ang Tigers for Season 71. Yahoo!

stonecold316

mighty_lion
04-21-2008, 09:40 AM
The way I see it, these teams (in no particular order) will make the Top Four and Next Four. Kaya ko nasabing parang Western Conference.

Top 4
Ateneo - Tiu and the veterans alone are sufficient to carry this team for an F4 stint. Its time for Salamat to showcase his A game. Rabeh has to realize and condition himself that he needs to become Kramer 2.0 or Ford 2.0 at the very least to get this team over the hump. They are like the Lakers. Chris Tiu being Kobe. He needs help from his fellow veterans and promising young core.

DLSU - As long the Franz is there, no need to explain. They are like the Spurs. Experience, coach and history are on thier belt.

FEU - Right players, right system. I expect FEU to end up as the best defensive team this season if not UE. They are like the New Orleans. Semi-seasoned but are inexperienced for the playoff. Still its hard to deny that they are an uprising team.

UST - They are still a formidable team with Jervy, Japs and Dylan Ababou. Most will say the Duncil story was a heartbreaker for them last year and the thought of Duncil comeback did not help either. This time no more distraction. They are like my Suns hipchecked by Robert Horry last year. Its payback time this year.

Its quite hard to predict who will earn the top two spots for the twice to beat advantage. Getting the top two spots is a must for any of these teams to make it to the finals but I feel the overall winner here would have to be the one who will reach its peak at the right time regardless of who will earn the twice to beat advantage. Still, beware of UE and ADU.

Next Four
UE - I expect UE to net at least 1 win against the top 4 teams above in the eliminations. More than Paul Lee, James Martinez and Marcy Arellano, watch out for Tagarda and Val Acuna. They are like the Mavericks. Starts strong and ends up short. Will this year be the time? Its quite hard to tell but one cant deny, Dindo Pumaren did a great job on this team since he arrived.

ADU - Proven coach but have yet to be seen players. The Houston Rockets. I dont know why, basta ganun yun. ;D

UP - Still young and semi-experienced. They are like the Grizzles. Thier backcourt is set to roll but thier frontcourt seems to be the weak link. Both hired an inexperienced head coach but are well known one of the best strategist in the industry.

NU - No idea but they are like the Golden State Warriors to me. You will never know what happens next. ;D

bchoter
04-21-2008, 09:58 AM
ADMU beat NU in the NSL where they could have massacred them if they wanted to.

ADMU and DLSU are tops for me. Coming at close third are the Tamaraws. Just watch them during practice (before the NSL games) and you'll see why a lot of pundits are high on them.

The_Big_Cat
04-21-2008, 10:29 AM
1. UST
2. La Salle
3. FEU
4. Ateneo

stonecold316
04-21-2008, 11:58 AM
Regardless of who enters the Final Four we can expect a slam-bang affair of games this year. Lahat ng teams may improvement sa off-season pero sad to say only four teams will enter the F4.

stonecold316

AnthonyServinio
04-30-2008, 02:47 AM
UAAP Season 71 host University of the Philippines has chosen Coach Chito Y. Narvasa to be the league's commissioner for basketball. Coach Narvasa served as commissioner of the NCAA last year.

LION
04-30-2008, 04:55 AM
Kung hindi lang naunang nai-announce yung appointment ni Joe Lipa, iisipin ko na baka si Ed Cordero naman ang ma- appoint na NCAA Commissioner. ;D

oca
04-30-2008, 09:45 AM
UAAP Season 71 host University of the Philippines has chosen Coach Chito Y. Narvasa to be the league's commissioner for basketball. Coach Narvasa served as commissioner of the NCAA last year.


As NCAA Commissioner, Narvasa, was said to have remarked mid-season that the job was not he had expected and was disappointed as the position doesn't possess the authority he felt it needs to be of significance. Lahat ng action ay recommendatory at kailangan ng approval ng Board. Hindi nga daw kailangan ang presence niya every play day.

Halos walang pinag-iba ang trabaho nang Kume sa NCAA at UAAP. Pwede ngang sabihing magkapareho.

Tanong ko ngayon, "Lumawak na ba ang authority ng pwesto ng UAAP Commissioner?"

pablohoney
04-30-2008, 01:56 PM
Sir Oca, nice one.
Napakagandang katanungan nito:


"Lumawak na ba ang authority ng pwesto ng UAAP Commissioner?" ;)

tigerman
04-30-2008, 02:21 PM
Hindi ba pwede UST alias Lakers?
Tapos DLSU ang Celtics

Yellow vs Green

so UST vs DLSU in the Finals?

;D ;D ;D

stonecold316

PS: Gusto ko lang magharap uli ang UST at DLSU sa UAAP Finals. Nakaka miss.




Ginto ang kulay ng USTE hindi dilaw...



USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

RockLobster
04-30-2008, 06:01 PM
^Ginto din naman ang kulay ng Lakers. Purple and Gold. ;)
UST vs. DLSU in the 71 finals is not far-fetched.

The_Big_Cat
04-30-2008, 07:16 PM
Solid bets for the UAAP 71 finals,
1. UST, 2. DLSU
:)

pablohoney
04-30-2008, 10:34 PM
^Sana po ay magdilang-angel ang mga tao dito. ;D
Matagal na rin yang hindi nangyayari... since 1999 pa ata.

batangueño
04-30-2008, 10:39 PM
Congratulations to new UAAP Commissioner Andres "Chito" Y. Narvasa, Jr. :)

batangueño
05-01-2008, 02:38 AM
I hope that things are not yet final but according to hacksaw of PEX, the tentative venues of men's basketball games for UAAP Season 71 are Araneta Coliseum, The Arena in San Juan and the ever controversial Ninoy Aquino Stadium, which was specifically requested by Manila-based UAAP members. :o

Ninoy?! What the! >:(

hacksaw also mentioned that the deputy commissioners for this coming UAAP season are Tani Gonzales and Ogie Narvasa.

flsfnoeraekadad
05-02-2008, 10:41 AM
Yup it's:

AC
The Arena
Ninoy

eightyfiver
05-02-2008, 01:44 PM
Mas commuter-friendly iyan kesa ULTRA. Pero sana Rizal Memorial na lang instead of NAS. Magkatabi lang naman iyong dalawa. Mas malapit ang ringside ng RMS iyon nga lang hindi siya aircon.

batangueño
05-02-2008, 01:55 PM
Manila-based UAAP members daw ang nag-request na magkaroon ng laro sa Ninoy Aquino Stadium pero mukhang majority ng mga laro ay sa The Arena in San Juan gagawin (unless we see the tentative first round schedule).

Ewan ko lang pero baka fresh pa sa memory ng mga tao dito yung nangyaring nakawan sa NAS dati, yung una was when the DLSU dugout was raided by robbers before the start of Season 70 tapos yung pangalawa was when the DLSZ dugout was ransacked during the Season 70 juniors' basketball finals. Aside from the robbery incidents, nangyari din last season yung biglang nawalan ng air conditioning ang NAS in the middle of a big UAAP game- UE vs FEU first round yata yun.

Kung natatandaan pa ng mga Manila-based UAAP members ang mga incidents na yun, may panahon pa para bawiin nila yung request for the NAS at mag-stick na lang sa The Arena in San Juan as alternate venue.

Tanong lang sa mga kasama natin na taga-NCAA: How much were the ticket prices at The Arena in San Juan last season? Mas mahal ba sa P50 ticket price na charge sa audience ng Fil-Oil games?

batangueño
05-02-2008, 02:06 PM
Mas commuter-friendly iyan kesa ULTRA. Pero sana Rizal Memorial na lang instead of NAS. Magkatabi lang naman iyong dalawa. Mas malapit ang ringside ng RMS iyon nga lang hindi siya aircon.


The last time UAAP basketball was held at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum was when NU hosted in 2002. I could not imagine that we will go back to that oven toaster to watch UAAP basketball. :o

stonecold316
05-03-2008, 12:46 PM
Pabor ako na Araneta Coliseum at San Juan Arena ang venues ng UAAP basketball. Safe na madali pang puntahan.

stonecold316

batangueño
05-04-2008, 08:00 PM
Pabor ako na Araneta Coliseum at San Juan Arena ang venues ng UAAP basketball. Safe na madali pang puntahan.

stonecold316

I really wish that the Araneta Coliseum and The Arena in San Juan would be the definite venues for basketball games this 71st season of the UAAP. I still do not see any reason why we should go back to the Ninoy Aquino Stadium after all the "experience" that we had in using that venue last season. ::)

stonecold316
05-05-2008, 02:30 AM
Pabor ako na Araneta Coliseum at San Juan Arena ang venues ng UAAP basketball. Safe na madali pang puntahan.

stonecold316

I really wish that the Araneta Coliseum and The Arena in San Juan would be the definite venues for basketball games this 71st season of the UAAP. I still do not see any reason why we should go back to the Ninoy Aquino Stadium after all the "experience" that we had in using that venue last season. ::)


Dapat huwag na sa Ninoy ang venue at sakit lang sa ulo yan.

stonecold316

jeffjan
05-05-2008, 09:27 AM
onga, twice(?) ninakawan ang Junior Archers sa NAS.

batangueño
05-05-2008, 10:25 AM
onga, twice(?) ninakawan ang Junior Archers sa NAS.

No. Ang seniors' team ang unang nanakawan sa NAS during an off-season game. The Junior Archers fell prey to robbers during the UAAP juniors' basketball finals last season.

Hindi lang yan. May ilan ding mga nanood ng mga laro sa NAS last year na nabiktima ng mga masasamang loob sa labas ng venue.

Now, since hindi UP ang nag-suggest ng NAS for a venue, can the Manila-based UAAP members re-evaluate their suggestion of having games at the NAS? ::)

shyboy
05-05-2008, 12:45 PM
Sa BEG na lang. Walang magnanakaw dun. Namboboso lang. ;D

batangueño
05-05-2008, 12:49 PM
Sa BEG na lang. Walang magnanakaw dun. Namboboso lang. ;D

Kabayang shyboy, OK na ang The Arena in San Juan. May iba daw paggagamitan ang Blue Eagle Gym eh. ???

In fairness to BEG, it is one of the most secure venues in the UAAP sans the boso incident. Doon lang walang worries about snatchers and carnappers. ;D

Raging Blue
05-05-2008, 12:56 PM
And the restrooms at BEG have been renovated. It's cleaner now and even smells good.

Kaya nga lang the privacy of the dressing room has been compromised for better ventilation, I guess.

bluegirl
05-05-2008, 01:03 PM
correct me if i'm wrong, but the boso incident last year was at the college covered courts hindi ba? parang hindi naman sa BEG un eh.

marmand
05-05-2008, 01:53 PM
It happened at the BEG after the volleyball games.

batangueño
05-05-2008, 02:52 PM
I could not help but get excited on the way Rolly Manlapaz will introduce some of the basketball games this coming UAAP season:

"Live from The Arena in San Juan in the Season 71 of the UAAP..."

Rhyming introduction. Cool! ;D

flsfnoeraekadad
05-06-2008, 02:22 AM
Sa Ninoy na lang tayo! Okay lang maglakad, at least may aircon dun

5FootCarrot
05-06-2008, 07:38 AM
Basta ikaw magbantay sa valuables ng players (especially ng DLSZ kasi 2x na sila nasunog), sige ba ;D

pablohoney
05-06-2008, 09:26 AM
correct me if i'm wrong, but the boso incident last year was at the college covered courts hindi ba? parang hindi naman sa BEG un eh.


It was at the BEG po.

Sa Arena naman, there has been at least two occassions wherein nagkaroon nang nakawan.
Usually nadudukutan ang mga nanonood ng games.
It happened during V-Leagues, though.

GHRanger
05-06-2008, 09:43 AM
Medyo OT na tayo -- pero bottomline -- sino ba may responsibility ng security within the premises? i believe that security is the responsibility of the venue management and this management is answerable to the organizers of the leagues. Ang problema kasi mukang slap on the wrist lang nangyari sa management and charge to experience na lang.

bchoter
05-06-2008, 09:47 AM
^ It also happened during a PBL game and the suspect was not a spectator. But that's another story...

GHRanger
05-06-2008, 09:51 AM
^ hehe, correct manong - different story... :)

The_Big_Cat
05-06-2008, 10:39 AM
Ang problema kasi mukang slap on the wrist lang nangyari sa management and charge to experience na lang.

That is one way of putting those security lapses behind.

Raging Blue
05-06-2008, 10:45 AM
During this summer's Fil-Oil basketball games at least, I have noticed that they have posted security guards at every floor of the of the parking building beside the SJ Arena. Perhaps this was necessitated by some incident of theft.

Dapat lang naman considering that you have to pay P 30 for parking even if you park within the periphery of the Arena.

A little bit of trivia. According to my driver who was a San Juan resident, the name of the barrio where the Arena is located used to be named after excrement. It used to be a dump site.

batangueño
05-06-2008, 04:02 PM
Sana lang ay hindi isisi sa UP ang paglitaw ng NAS as a tentative venue for basketball games in Season 71. Manila-based UAAP members ang nag-request ng NAS so kung UP lang ang masusunod, baka Araneta at The Arena lang ang venues. ;) :D

GHRanger
05-06-2008, 04:16 PM
Sana lang ay hindi isisi sa UP ang paglitaw ng NAS as a tentative venue for basketball games in Season 71. Manila-based UAAP members ang nag-request ng NAS so kung UP lang ang masusunod, baka Araneta at The Arena lang ang venues. ;) :D


I don't think magkakaroon ng sisihan sa pagpili ng venue. In terms of notoriety, all these venues have their own quirks one way or the other.
What people will be critical about is how the venue is managed both by the organizers and venue management -- one aspect of which is security -- and how the board and hosts will resolve such problems and issues when problems do come.

batangueño
05-06-2008, 04:24 PM
I don't think magkakaroon ng sisihan sa pagpili ng venue. In terms of notoriety, all these venues have their own quirks one way or the other.
What people will be critical about is how the venue is managed both by the organizers and venue management -- one aspect of which is security -- and how the board and hosts will resolve such problems and issues when problems do come.

Kabayang GHRanger, I know but shouldn't the UAAP learn from its NAS experience last year? I mean, yung nakawan sa loob mismo ng locker rooms, yung biglang pagkasira ng air conditioning unit during a big game (FEU vs UE, first round), yung mga nadudukutan sa labas ng NAS. The Manila-based UAAP members who specifically requested to have the NAS as a venue this coming season should been aware of that fact.

Now, going back to security, ewan ko pero mas maganda siguro na magpasok na ng sariling security force ang UAAP sa mga venues bukod sa existing security forces ng bawat venue (Araneta, The Arena, NAS). Aside from that, dapat sigurong tumaas ang police visibility sa venues kapag may laro.

GHRanger
05-06-2008, 04:47 PM
Kabayang GHRanger, I know but shouldn't the UAAP learn from its NAS experience last year? I mean, yung nakawan sa loob mismo ng locker rooms, yung biglang pagkasira ng air conditioning unit during a big game (FEU vs UE, first round), yung mga nadudukutan sa labas ng NAS. The Manila-based UAAP members who specifically requested to have the NAS as a venue this coming season should been aware of that fact.

Now, going back to security, ewan ko pero mas maganda siguro na magpasok na ng sariling security force ang UAAP sa mga venues bukod sa existing security forces ng bawat venue (Araneta, The Arena, NAS). Aside from that, dapat sigurong tumaas ang police visibility sa venues kapag may laro.


For me, to begin with, the UAAP should set reasonable expectations with regards to the security of the venue; expectations in which venue management will agree and comply with. (this will solve your aircon, limit people coming into the locker rooms, etc.) Failure to comply would mean some set of penalties, etc. What even more important are putting baselines on how venues will be evaluated and assessed. (if they're not already doing so)

I am not privy on the reason on why Manila based schools want the NAS, there may be other reasons like rent, etc. But as flsfnoeraekadad said "kayang lakarin" - schools will have an easier time to muster support from their respective student populations.

batangueño
05-06-2008, 05:13 PM
For me, to begin with, the UAAP should set reasonable expectations with regards to the security of the venue; expectations in which venue management will agree and comply with. (this will solve your aircon, limit people coming into the locker rooms, etc.) Failure to comply would mean some set of penalties, etc. What even more important are putting baselines on how venues will be evaluated and assessed. (if they're not already doing so)

I am not privy on the reason on why Manila based schools want the NAS, there may be other reasons like rent, etc. But as flsfnoeraekadad said "kayang lakarin" - schools will have an easier time to muster support from their respective student populations.

I definitely concur with you said, Kabayan. I am hoping that if ever the UAAP does push through with the use of the NAS this season, the league and the PSC, which runs things at the NAS, will settle things properly so that the glitches of last year will not happen again this year.

However, I am still quite apprehensive about the idea of having the NAS as a venue this year. I know that the NAS is relatively more accessible to the majority of UAAP members, with them being based in Manila, but the UAAP NAS experience last year gives me second thoughts about the idea (I would like to praise Season 71 host UP though for being democratic in the process).

By the way, on the NAS again, if I am not mistaken, someone posted in another forum (PEX?) that the first round DLSU vs UST game is tentative scheduled to be held at the NAS. I just could not imagine how you would fit a BIG GAME like that in a venue like NAS. ::)

Mikhail
05-06-2008, 05:18 PM
Basta dapat ang "Battle of Katipunan", nasa Katipunan.. ;D

batangueño
05-06-2008, 05:24 PM
Basta dapat ang "Battle of Katipunan", nasa Katipunan.. ;D

Hindi yata mangyayari yun this year. Kung totoo yung lumabas na tentative schedule, baka sa The Arena in San Juan gawin ang Battle of Katipunan pero kapag mamalasin, baka doon sa NAS.

pablohoney
05-06-2008, 08:04 PM
Sana lang ay hindi isisi sa UP ang paglitaw ng NAS as a tentative venue for basketball games in Season 71. Manila-based UAAP members ang nag-request ng NAS so kung UP lang ang masusunod, baka Araneta at The Arena lang ang venues

Ganyan din ang feeling nang UST when some games were played there, even sa Cuneta Astrodome.
Inulan ng batikos, but sumusunod lamang sa requests ng iba. ;)

Kahit saang venue, as long as safe sa players at sa paying public, ok na.
Tsaka tentative pa lang naman eh.

By 2011, gawa na ang "UST Coliseum".
I heard it could sit 5000 people daw. ;D

Sorry po OT. ;D

yellow_we
05-07-2008, 11:29 AM
Sana lang ay hindi isisi sa UP ang paglitaw ng NAS as a tentative venue for basketball games in Season 71. Manila-based UAAP members ang nag-request ng NAS so kung UP lang ang masusunod, baka Araneta at The Arena lang ang venues

Ganyan din ang feeling nang UST when some games were played there, even sa Cuneta Astrodome.
Inulan ng batikos, but sumusunod lamang sa requests ng iba. ;)

Kahit saang venue, as long as safe sa players at sa paying public, ok na.
Tsaka tentative pa lang naman eh.

By 2011, gawa na ang "UST Coliseum".
I heard it could sit 5000 people daw. ;D

Sorry po OT. ;D


Joketime ba yan? Maniniwala ako nyan! hehehe! :p

Anyway, tama ka jan! aside from the venues should be somehow near to the participating schools, safety of everyone should be secured. kung maglaro man lets say sa NAS or Cuneta Astrodome, dapat higpitan at dagdagan ang mga security personnel naten which the host school should have on their list of priorities. At ang mga makakapal na mukha ng mga Scalpers na yan! lalo na sa Cuneta! susme!!! yokong mtulad ng dati na pumila ako at muntikan ng maubusan ng tix dahil pinakyaw ng magbabarkadang mga scalpers! dang! >:(

batangueño
05-08-2008, 12:26 AM
According to this article (http://www.inboundpass.com/2008/05/06/a-big-weekend-for-uaap-season-71/) by Kim Lesaca, the tentative opening weekend schedule for Season 71 will be:

July 5 Saturday (Araneta Coliseum)
2PM FEU vs. ADU
4PM UST vs. UE

July 6 Sunday (Araneta Coliseum)
2PM UP vs. NU
4PM DLSU vs. ADMU

tigerman
05-08-2008, 08:26 AM
Ganyan din ang feeling nang UST when some games were played there, even sa Cuneta Astrodome.
Inulan ng batikos, but sumusunod lamang sa requests ng iba.* ;)




Puna ng puna sa USTe na bulok daw ang Ninoy blah, blah sabay buhat ng sariling bangko sa gym nila. Pero nung my nahuling manyakis sa gym nila aba'y bigla siyang nanahimik at di na nagpost.

Hay buhay... ;D




USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

bluegirl
05-08-2008, 10:29 AM
kung sa BEG ung tinutukoy mo, eh ung nahuling manyakis, REFEREE po yun ng volleyball.

The_Big_Cat
05-08-2008, 10:34 AM
kung sa BEG ung tinutukoy mo, eh ung nahuling manyakis, REFEREE po yun ng volleyball.

Na technical tuloy, Flagrant Foul penalty 100. Kaya barred for life this referee. ;D
I hope organizers would do a better job in maintaining the security and privacy of players during the games.

stonecold316
05-08-2008, 12:22 PM
kung sa BEG ung tinutukoy mo, eh ung nahuling manyakis, REFEREE po yun ng volleyball.


Hindi po referee ng volleyball kungdi ref sa UAAP football ang nahuli ng mga coaches from FEU and UST. Imagine, nakakapasok ang manyakis sa shower ng women without being detected. Umaga hanggang hapon eh nagawa ng mama kumuha ng video ng mga player na nagbibihis. Hay Buhay!

Ganda ng security eh.

stonecold316

bluegirl
05-08-2008, 12:29 PM
nakapasok nga ba sya ng CR? hindi ba sa bintana sya kumuha ng video?

The_Big_Cat
05-08-2008, 01:02 PM
nakapasok nga ba sya ng CR? hindi ba sa bintana sya kumuha ng video?

From the report I saw on TV, the dressing/shower room's wall has a horizontal gap of about 1 feet from the ceiling. That's where the ref got his vantage point. Fortunately, he was caught even before he could pass the video.

batangueño
05-08-2008, 05:02 PM
Well, maybe this coming year, another boso incident will not happen again just in case the BEG will again be the venue of UAAP volleyball competitions (but I wish the UAAP volleyball competitions will stay at The Arena in San Juan for good). ;)

Ewan ko lang kung pwede na bukod sa security ng venues ay magpo-provide pa ang UAAP ng kanilang sariling security force just to secure the area. Hindi na kasi dapat maulit yung mga security lapses at robberies of last season, most especially sa Ninoy Aquino Stadium na baka gamitin na venue ng men's basketball competitions this coming UAAP season.

pablohoney
05-08-2008, 05:15 PM
kung sa BEG ung tinutukoy mo, eh ung nahuling manyakis, REFEREE po yun ng volleyball.


Referee po ng FOOTBALL yun. ;D

The_Big_Cat
05-08-2008, 08:35 PM
kung sa BEG ung tinutukoy mo, eh ung nahuling manyakis, REFEREE po yun ng volleyball.


Referee po ng FOOTBALL yun. ;D

Yes. Referee ng football. Nasipa tuloy siya. ;D

pablohoney
05-11-2008, 04:21 PM
kung sa BEG ung tinutukoy mo, eh ung nahuling manyakis, REFEREE po yun ng volleyball.


Referee po ng FOOTBALL yun. ;D

Yes. Referee ng football. Nasipa tuloy siya. ;D


Sayang nga at hindi ako nakasipa. ;D
I heard gusto daw siyang kuyugin, sayang umuwi ako nang maaga nun eh. ;D

Itutuloy ko na ang pagiging offtopic ko,
The pervert was able to take a couple of pics, dahil sa phone niya may mga folders na nang ADMU, UST, etc.
Buti na lang at hindi niya naikalat ito, kundi UAAP scandal ito.

stonecold316
05-13-2008, 04:21 PM
UAAP 71st season

July 5 Saturday (Araneta Coliseum)
2PM FEU vs. Adamson University
4PM UST vs. UE

July 6 Sunday (Araneta Coliseum)
2PM UP vs. NU
4PM La Salle vs. Ateneo

chriskay6
05-13-2008, 05:04 PM
new tentative sked of season 71? Thanks. I mean, un whole 1st round :)

nash_bedista
05-13-2008, 08:51 PM
UAAP 71st season

July 5 Saturday (Araneta Coliseum)
2PM FEU vs. Adamson University
4PM UST vs. UE

July 6 Sunday (Araneta Coliseum)
2PM UP vs. NU
4PM La Salle vs. Ateneo


Swerte naman nyan, Ppunta si Agent Zero Gilbert Arenas sa ADMU-DLSU game... i wonder kung knino sa papanig? haha ....

batangueño
05-13-2008, 09:22 PM
an nyan, Ppunta si Agent Zero Gilbert Arenas sa ADMU-DLSU game... i wonder kung knino sa papanig? haha ....

Sa UP siguro, kabayan. ;) :D

I wish my beloved alma mater, the University of the Philippines, the best of luck in its hosting of the 71st season of the UAAP. :)

shyboy
06-14-2008, 07:46 AM
Enough of those courtside reporters, muses, trips down memory lane. The school year has started and Season 71 is barely 3 weeks away. I suppose the lineups of all eight teams are almost complete, short of naming them officially. Who are the new faces for each of the eight schools? Given the pre-season games and the buildup locally and abroad, which teams are we expecting to make a big turnaround from their performance a year ago? Which teams are stronger and which are weaker this year? Which teams do you think will make the Final Four and then move on to the Finals?

I think Adamson deserves a second look this season. NU might pull off a big surprise as well. The top contenders are UST, FEU and Ateneo. Injury-plagued DLSU will battle with UE, Adamson and NU for the last F4 slot. UP may pull off a few surprise wins and we can not really count them out yet. Hopefully, the Archers get healthy early in the season to make a strong push for even one of the top two F4 slots.

A-boy97
06-18-2008, 02:57 PM
Feeling ko po mga pards, the final four cast will be as follows;

Ateneo
dlsu
Feu
Ue

In no particular order and as I said, just my gut feel. ;)

I also feel no sweep in the senior's division!

In the junior's division

100% sure Ateneo will be in the final four! Probably Zobel, up, and ust will complete the final four cast, barring any sweep by the Blue Eaglets! ;)

JONAS HAO
06-18-2008, 05:43 PM
I feel that, with their superior line-ups, UST and ADMU are the top two teams this season.
UE (with their lethal backcourt intact) and FEU (with the reinforcement of Kave) might complete the F4.

Injury-plagued DLSU and coach Leo Austria's AdU will be the darkhorses.

animo!

bluewing
06-18-2008, 08:19 PM
nakanaman...

dark horse pa raw kunwari ang dlsu. para pag nakapasok sa final four, "unexpected" at "beyond expectations" nanaman. come on. really now, dlsu just loves the underdog tag that other teams obviously do not associate with them. lagi na lang press release eh kesyo mahina kami ngayon, injured si ganyan, graduate na si ganun... e alam naman nating lahat na year in at year out eh malakas kayo. kaya give it a rest. wag na kayo pa-humble. di bagay. ;D


nagiging underdog lang naman kayo pag Ateneo kalaban. kasi naman, kahit kelan, hindi nagiging underdog Ateneo. laging yung kalaban ang underdog. hehehehe.

asaran nanaman! UAAP na! wooohoooooooo! 8)

dieselbirdie
06-19-2008, 10:27 AM
Has the board addressed or will address the issue of game fixing? If you hear what bookies or binondo taipans are saying, then you would conclude syndicates control the outcome of the games.

GHRanger
06-19-2008, 10:44 AM
asaran nanaman! UAAP na! wooohoooooooo! 8)


Bluewing,

Everyone wants to be the underdog. :)
But you are correct -- asaran nanaman tayo! Huwag lang sana dibdibin at mapikon!

bluewing
06-19-2008, 12:14 PM
Bluewing,

Everyone wants to be the underdog. :)
But you are correct -- asaran nanaman tayo! Huwag lang sana dibdibin at mapikon!



GHR,

i'm gearing up for another 3 months of childish bickering with occasional basketball discussions on the side. ;D hehe. and i'd like to think that despite how our posts may come across, we know deep inside that it's all just part of the UAAP experience that we all love and enjoy.

looking forward to our banters, pare. ilang tulog na lang. kitakits. ;D

oca
06-19-2008, 12:21 PM
For as long as Franz is the coach, DLSU will never be underdogs. Anyone who sez otherwise do not know their basketball!

Up until last season, I have tried to find the right words to explain how and why DLSU is so tough to beat.

Marami nagsabi, it's the system. Mga taga-La Salle mismo yan ang bukam-bibig. If it is, why are they so afraid to lose Franz? Nandyan na ang systema, di ba? Eh, ano kung isa sa mga assistants ang humawak? Pero, no dice.

Then, last season, si Franz mismo ang nagbigay nang sagot para sa lahat. In an interview, after that embarrasing defeat to UE, he narrated the talk he had with his players and was quoted telling the players ----

"....give me a chance to coach."

Yun na!

All that Franz demand from his players is to be competitive, siya na bahala dumiskarte.

DLSU, underdog?

Lokohin niyo lelong niyong panot!

bluewing
06-19-2008, 02:37 PM
onga pala... out of curiosity...


NABRO pa rin ba ang magze-zebra? :-\

Kid Cubao
06-19-2008, 02:39 PM
yes, mukhang sila pa rin. pero dapat sanay na lahat ng team sa tawagan ng mga yan, ilang taon na rin tayong inaliw ng mga yan.

bluewing
06-19-2008, 03:38 PM
yes, mukhang sila pa rin. pero dapat sanay na lahat ng team sa tawagan ng mga yan, ilang taon na rin tayong inaliw ng mga yan.



so ungguyan na naman. :P

Fried Green Tomato
06-19-2008, 07:39 PM
For as long as Franz is the coach, DLSU will never be underdogs. Anyone who sez otherwise do not know their basketball!

Up until last season, I have tried to find the right words to explain how and why DLSU is so tough to beat.

Marami nagsabi, it's the system. Mga taga-La Salle mismo yan ang bukam-bibig. If it is, why are they so afraid to lose Franz? Nandyan na ang systema, di ba? Eh, ano kung isa sa mga assistants ang humawak? Pero, no dice.

Then, last season, si Franz mismo ang nagbigay nang sagot para sa lahat. In an interview, after that embarrasing defeat to UE, he narrated the talk he had with his players and was quoted telling the players ----

"....give me a chance to coach."

Yun na!

All that Franz demand from his players is to be competitive, siya na bahala dumiskarte.

DLSU, underdog?

Lokohin niyo lelong niyong panot!


Bwahahahaha! ;D Wala naman kaming balak lokohin ang lelong naming panot.

Yes, there were some of us who would still prefer DLSU to be tagged as the underdogs pre-uaap season as it has always been our choice to remain prudent in assessing our chances given the tough competitors we now have in the uaap. For years now, and this has become a usual thing for us, our usual wish is just to get a final 4 slot and from there take our chances...as the saying goes - bilog ang bola at bahala na si batman mentality.

Franz and the "system" are somewhat intertwined to each other. While we are basically devoted to the execution of the system come game time esp. during uaap time, franz is the intangible factor especially when the game is real close... dun na lumalabas ang diskarte ni franz. Up to now, franz never fails to amaze us eventhough he's been with DLSU for a decade now. I guess, franz just completes the puzzle.

For this season, there is no real heavy favorite. Gone were the days when we were the heavy favorite. We maybe a real contender to the crown but it's purely based on what we accomplished in the past and eventhough we are the defending champions, it is not an assurance that we're going to barge easily into the final four. There's no such thing as entitlement in the uaap just see what happened to FEU in 2006 (defending champs then) as they failed to make it to the final 4.

And basing from the performance of UE and Ateneo, some would even make them ahead of DLSU when it comes to pre-season ranking. Then we could not take for granted UST eventhough they opted not to join the summer leagues as a real final 4 contender. There's also FEU with a very athletic line-up and hungry to win again the crown. And with the good showing of Adamson and even NU, season '71 is going down the wire.

But there were times when we were the underdogs going into the finals. In 2004 (ouch) when we narrowly won against FEU in game 3. In 2005, although we reached the finals and the defending champs, we knew that it would be hard to beat FEU. And 2007, with UE's historic 14-0 sweep of the eimination rounds, the odds were in UE's favor. It was only after winning game 1 that we were given a 50-50 chance of winning the crown.

Yes, no matter how we hard we try this season, we're not going to be the underdogs but there's nothing wrong in being prudent and conservative on how we see things pre-uaap season. I guess, we're always in the cautious side.

Also, as the defending champs and gunning for a back-to-back crown, we're definitely going to make a valiant effort in achieving our goal this season. It's gonna be tough but there's no harm in trying.

eightyfiver
06-20-2008, 03:20 PM
^I agree with your prudence and conservatism. After all, TY and Cholo's shoes are really hard to fill.

oca
06-21-2008, 02:43 PM
^I agree with your prudence and conservatism. After all, TY and Cholo's shoes are really hard to fill.


It's actually Franz's shoes that is hard to fill!

Ang mga taong may kulay are not expected to publicly give an honest assessment of their teams. Yung mga malalakas or magaling palaging "best effort" lang ang sasabihin ng mga iyan.

Pero wala akong kulay at miron lamang and I say for as long as FRANZ is there, kahit anong turnover ng players ang mangyari, DLSU WILL ALWAYS BE A FINALS CONTENDER. At the very least, 3 spots na lang sa F4 ang pinaglalabanan.

Fried Green Tomato
06-22-2008, 03:48 AM
How I wish we have your optimism but we always give due respect to the strength and potential of other teams as well.... the last thing in our mind is to underestimate our opponents.

Walang pupuntahang maganda kung uunahin namin ang yabang at baka sa kangkungan lang kami pulutin pagkatapos ng season

As the saying goes, bilog ang bola kaya final 4 muna.

pablohoney
06-22-2008, 01:03 PM
How I wish we have your optimism but we always give due respect to the strength and potential of other teams as well.... the last thing in our mind is to underestimate our opponents.

Walang pupuntahang maganda kung uunahin namin ang yabang at baka sa kangkungan lang kami pulutin pagkatapos ng season

As the saying goes, bilog ang bola kaya final 4 muna.




Couldn't have said it better.
Amen! :)

gabriel
06-22-2008, 05:15 PM
hi! guys, 2 weeks to go, bakbakan na naman. any info on the "Official Rosters?" thanks ;D

bchoter
06-22-2008, 11:09 PM
This ain't no false modesty. With the way Tigers got beaten in the off-season, I am ranking them behind DLSU, UE, FEU, and ADMU and are bunched together with the Falcons and the Bulldogs. I just hop Dylan and Allen will provide the spark when they return.

Get_Blazed
06-22-2008, 11:23 PM
Good luck to the UAAP this coming Season. Please also support this side of the fence(NCAA). :D

oca
06-23-2008, 11:11 AM
This ain't no false modesty. With the way Tigers got beaten in the off-season, I am ranking them behind DLSU, UE, FEU, and ADMU and are bunched together with the Falcons and the Bulldogs. I just hop Dylan and Allen will provide the spark when they return.


Not because di namin napagkikita ang Tigers this summer, eh, magpapadehado na rin kayo! ;D ;D ;D

Maghintay tayo ng 2 or 3 games, then may masasabi na ang bayan kung ano ang maaaring naghihintay sa inyo this S71. Pero, ang sa akin, gaya nang naisulat ko sa sub-forum ninyo, yung PG rotation lang naman ang di alam ng madla. Pag nakilatis na yan, masasabi natin kung maglalaro ba kayo hanggang Oktubre.

bchoter
06-23-2008, 12:39 PM
Hmp. Tell that to coach Pido hehehe. In his words "pang baranggay" :D

Dark Knight
06-23-2008, 01:01 PM
Im just hoping FEU can make it this seasons F4 after two years of frustration. Its hard to fill those slots left by Santos, Isip and Miranda.

I hope they gain enough experience in the pre season leagues (which they did well) to catapult them once again to the semis.

Kave is not impressive in the pre season tourneys but im counting on him at least to help the Tams in defense and rebounding areas.

There is still no standout or star player in the FEU team. All of them must help each other to gain success. I like FEU chances now. Baracael, Cervantes, Cawaling and the vastly improved Knuttel plus Barocca will give every team a headache.

FEU........................DRIVE FOR 20!!!!!!!!!!

bchoter
06-23-2008, 01:09 PM
DK, you've had 4 years to replace the two. And it looks like you did just that. Baracael esily taskes Arwind's role. Fernandez, Barroca and Knuttel, by committee, has taken the slack left by Miranda. Cawaling is a taller version of Jeff Chan and RJ Rizada while Cervantes is a more mobile and more skilled Don Yabut.

Guardian Angel
06-23-2008, 02:15 PM
DK, you've had 4 years to replace the two. And it looks like you did just that. Baracael esily taskes Arwind's role. Fernandez, Barroca and Knuttel, by committee, has* taken the slack left by Miranda. Cawaling is a taller version of Jeff Chan and RJ Rizada while Cervantes is a more mobile and more skilled Don Yabut.


Agree that FEU is a strong team, but disagree that Baracael "easily takes" Arwind's role. Baracael is no Arwind. There will never be another Arwind.

bchoter
06-23-2008, 02:36 PM
Role lang ;). Like Arwind, Baracael has contributed in almost all fronts. He scores, rebounds, rotates the ball well, hustles.Of course not at the Arwind level but that's more as a testament to Arwind's superb play rather than against Baracael's

The_Big_Cat
06-23-2008, 02:42 PM
With UST's injuries and the lack of playing together as a team in the offseason, I would have to pick FEU as my top pick for this coming UAAP season. And UE as my second pick. Puro "blue-collar" players yan sa FEU at UE and I love that.

Guardian Angel
06-28-2008, 09:31 AM
I agree FEU is the best team on paper this year. Their summer performance, I think, shows only 70% of what they're capable of. With a whiz of a coach in Glenn Capacio, I will not be surprised to see FEU at the top of the standings at the end of the elims.

I have a feeling Ateneo and La Salle will be locked in another tight and exciting battle for the all-important second spot. Like last year, I think their line-ups are very even. While La Salle has a slight edge because of Franz' superior coaching, Ateneo has a little more bench depth though, which should even things out.

For the final slot, UE and UST will battle it out a la UST-FEU last year. Adamson and NU are also good teams very capable of pulling off upsets, but considering the competition, will most likely not make it to the final 4.

Too bad for UP, it looks like another winless season is in the offing.

THis is probably the most balanced and unpredictable UAAP basketball season I can remember. From day 1, almost all games are must wins for the top teams, and any upset may be fatal.

oca
06-30-2008, 09:31 PM
May napansin ako.

Just as the elimination sweepers last sporting calendar failed to win the games that mattered most, e.g. New England, Hapee and UE, this season we have the Celtics and Spain winning after 2 and 3 decades of futility.

Panahon na kaya ito ng UE? ::)

stonecold316
07-02-2008, 04:02 PM
Sa umpisa hirap ang UST pero i have this feeling as the season progresses papasok sa Final Four yan.

stonecold316

batangueño
07-05-2008, 09:35 PM
Just came from the Araneta Coliseum to watch the Opening Ceremonies of the 71st season of the UAAP, which is hosted by our beloved alma mater, the University of the Philippines.


OPENING CEREMONIES

In my many years of watching the UAAP opening ceremonies either live at the Araneta Coliseum or on TV and setting my biases aside towards UP, this year's opening ceremony was the BEST.

Everything was done very intricately, from the Tatarin introduction to the opening remarks of President Roman to the eight muses concept symbolizing the eight member universities of the UAAP (UP's muse was Maria Makiling, which will surely make the UP Los Baños people proud) to the traditional dances and children's games as done by the combined forces of the UP Filipiniana Dance Troupe, UP Pep Squad, UP Streetdance Club, UP Dance Company and UP Dancesport Society (all of whom labored for days and had to practice up to 12:00 midnight just for the whole production), to the official opening of the games by UP Diliman Chancellor and current UAAP President Sergio Cao to the oath-taking of the athletes to the singing of the UAAP hymn by Julia Abueva and the UP Cherubim. The ethnic music was provided by the students and faculty of the UP College of Music, who had to get into the production at the very last minute after Kontra Gapi suddenly backed out. The whole production was not your typical noontime-show like thing which gave more emphasis on Filipino culture and the intelligence behind this year's theme, "Filipino leadership through sports excellence" (something which, I think, many would not appreciate all because they were expecting an Eat Bulaga- or Wowowee-like production number) Because of that, I congratulate the people behind today's production for doing a good job.

While I have more praises for it, I also had some some criticisms. The whole production went for an hour and a half instead of just one hour, as some parts (mostly during the dances) were dragging. There were also some instances when I did not get the logic of the whole concept of idea, in particular the Santacruzan dancers entering the scene just to give the 2007-2008 UAAP Seniors' and Juniors' General Championship trophies to UST. But then, overall, I liked the production and I am proud that UP was able to put up something intelligent for this year's Opening Ceremonies.


GAME ONE: FEU Tamaraws def. Adamson Falcons, 74-71.

The first men's basketball game of UAAP Season 71 proved to be a thriller, as the FEU Tamaraws, touted to be this season's strongest team on paper, survived the onslaught of the vastly improved Adamson Falcons.

Everyone in the FEU line-up improved significantly. I would like to specifically mention Aldrich Ramos, who I think has improved significantly from last year. Jens Knuttel, the FEU-FERN alumnus who is the Tams' current starting point guard, is also vastly improved. Even Riel Cervantes also had a 180-degree improvement from last season. As always, Mac Baracael, Benedict Fernandez, JR Cawaling and Andi Barocca emerged as leaders of the team. Lastly, everyone should watch out for FEU foreign player Robert Kave (from Papua New Guinea) as he would surely give problems to other teams on the defensive aspect.

As for the Adamson Falcons, the return of Coach Leo Austria proved to be the reason for this team's vast improvement. He may only have Mark Agustin as a star player but everyone else knew when to step up when Leo draws his plays. I actually never imagined the Falcons being able to match-up evenly with the highly touted Tamaraws up to a point that they really threatened FEU until some end game jitters caused Adamson's defeat. Particular Falcons deserving of my "praises", well, they were Mike Galinato, Paul Gonzalgo and Jerick Cañada.


GAME TWO: UE Red Warriors def. UST Growling Tigers, 78-75.

The UE Red Warriors, last season's runners-up, proved to be a team to watch for in Season 71 after being able to beat the UST Growling Tigers in another down-the-wire game. Lucky breaks on the part of the Warriors helped them escape the attack of the Tigers.

I must tell you that this UE team has vastly improved. Hans Thiele and Barry Llagas, the two big men, were monsters offensively and defensively. Marcy Arellano, the King Warrior, and James Martinez, that tweener with a good outside shooting touch, kept on shooting with utmost precision. Even one time benchwarmers like Gino Etrone improved as well. Paul Lee was good too but his bad temper proved to be a deterrent as he was ordered out of the playing court due to two technicals as a result of trash talking. With the way they played in today's game, there is no reason why the UE Red Warriors should not be considered as potential contenders for the UAAP men's basketball championship title in Season 71.

As for the UST Growling Tigers, Jervy Cruz, the usual monster underneath the basket that he is, was their best man. Point guard Japs Cuan played very well up to a point that he even jumps to get the rebound. De La Salle Zobel alumnus and second point guard Jeric Fortuna had quite a decent showing in today's ball game. The tall shooters- Dylan Ababou, Francis Allera and Khasim Mirza, had a satisfactory performance but did not seem to feeling well.

One note on the UE-UST game though: the officiating was TERRIBLE. There were too many non-calls and dubious calls by Boyong Mañalac and his gang. I hope we would all watch them and other NABRO referees out throughout much of Season 71.

akosiblink
07-06-2008, 06:06 PM
Too bad for UP, it looks like another winless season is in the offing.

THis is probably the most balanced and unpredictable UAAP basketball season I can remember.* From day 1, almost all games are must wins for the top teams, and any upset may be fatal.


you spoke too soon.

as you said, this is the most unpredictable season of the UAAP. and as unpredictable as the Season, the Maroons got a win off the Bulldogs today. and, it is not just an ordinary win it is a 14 point win, 86-71.

stonecold316
07-07-2008, 07:11 PM
I'm sure babawi ang UST on Saturday against UP.
They can win the game for as long as they use their height and speed advantage against the Maroons.

Dapat from start to finish dikdikan ang laban.

stonecold316

Joescoundrel
07-13-2008, 10:18 AM
Santo Tomas and De La Salle recovered from heartbreaking losses on opening weekend to post contrasting wins yesterday at the ULTRA.

Swingman Dylan Ababou had 20 points while reigning MVP Jervy Cruz had 15 points and three blocks to lead the Growling Tigers to a 94-75 whupping of State University. Cruz, the powerful 6'5" center only had five rebounds in this contest but still proved more than two handfuls against the smaller UP frontline, Both veterans held strong all game long and were simply no match for their counterparts on the Fighting Maroons side.

Tigers rookie guard Jeric Fortuna scored 10 first-period points as UST broke away 21-11 late in the opening quarter; the Season 69 champions never looked back from there. Cruz, Ababou, and other veterans like 6'3" small forward Phil Allera and 6'4" forward-center Mark Canlas then conspired to give UST a couple of 27-point spreads midway through the third and fourth periods. It was such a monumental blowout that all UST rookies got playing time. Former Ateneo B Team guard Clark Bautista, former San Beda Red Cub Melo Afuang, "veteran" rookies Caloy Fenequito and Chris Camus, all saw plenty of action. Swingman gunner Kashim Mirza sat out the game for UST reportedly with a niggling injury.

Speaking of rookies, UP rookies - guard Ron Pajela, swingman Carlo Fortu and chunky center Kevin Astorga - all got some playing time in the rout. Pajela and Fortu combined for 17 points even as Astorga kept up his tough guy reputation by maximizing his fouls against the Tigers.

6-7" center Magi Sison was the only Maroon to end with double figures with 20 points; he got little help from the rest of his team. Sison also hauled in 13 rebounds to go with two blocks.

In the main game hotshot veteran JV Casio exploded for a tournament high 29 points to lead the Green Archers to the 73-62 triumph over the Tamaraws. He got plenty of help from fellow veteran Rico Maeirhofer's 11 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks.

It was actually a generally nip and tuck affair for most of the game until a critical fourth quarter breakaway allowed La Salle to put some distance between themselves and Far Eastern. Casio hit a three-pointer off a nifty crossover move from left quarter-court to start that run while forwards PJ Barua and James Mangahas and pointguard Simon Atkins also found their range from deep.

Pointguard duo Mark Barroca and Jenz Knuttel tried to keep the Tamaraws in the fight with their sniping and movement without the ball but the frontline was in an uncharacteristic end-game funk as small forward JR Cawaling, power forward Mac Baracael and center Reil Cervanted went cold and also fumbled thier way into a mess of unforced turnovers.

Guard Benedict Fernandez tried to keep the Tamaraws within striking distance, nailing a trey and grabbing consecutive offensive boards as FEU stayed within 56-54 late in the third period.

Fernandez tried to carry his heroics into the payoff fourth period, directing the offense and moving the ball well, but the rest of the Tamaraws just didn't seem to be on the same page. Two consecutive pick and roll plays midway through the fourth could've had the Tamaraws on top but the ball wound up first with Knuttel then Barroca for the roll-in layup. Both guards ran into the long-limbed and high leaping 6'5" Maeirhofer in the lane and promptly had their shots soundly rejected.

Baracael was the lone Tamaraw in double figures with 14 points. Barroca and Cawaling had nine each.

eightyfiver
07-15-2008, 07:14 AM
very good report joescoundrel. :)

stonecold316
08-03-2008, 02:02 AM
14 hours to go UST vs Ateneo na.
Last game of the first round.
Sino kaya mananalo?

Stadings

FEU 5-1
Ateneo 5-1
DLSU 5-2
UE 4-3
UST 3-3
UP 2-5
ADU 2-5
NU 0-6

very tight ang race sa Final Four!

batangueño
08-03-2008, 02:30 AM
Curious lang ako.

Alin sa UP at sa Adamson ang 6th at 7th placer? How can we resolve such dilemma given the fact that it is important to know the rankings so that we can determine the scheduling of Second Round games. ???

BigBlue
08-03-2008, 09:00 AM
^ "we" dont need to worry about anything. alam na ng mga opisyal pano ayusin ang sked na yan. They do those things year in and year out so there's not much of a "dilemma" there. Tingin ko 6th ang UP for the simple fact that they beat Adamson. Either that or they do rankings by quotient of all 1st round games.

Howard the Duck
08-03-2008, 09:32 AM
Curious lang ako.

Alin sa UP at sa Adamson ang 6th at 7th placer? How can we resolve such dilemma given the fact that it is important to know the rankings so that we can determine the scheduling of Second Round games. ???


#1 FEU
#2 ADMU
#3 DLSU
#4 UE
#5 UST
#6 UP
#7 ADU
#8 NU

Wang-Bu
08-03-2008, 10:32 AM
As of games played until August 2

Pts/Game
1. Ababou (UST) - 18.6
2. Cruz (UST) - 18.2
3. Casio (DLSU) - 16.2
4. Tiu (ADMU) - 15.4
5. Fernandez (FEU) - 15.0
6. Asoro (NU) - 14.6
7. Maierhofer (DLSU) - 13.0
8. Galinato (ADU) - 11.7
Season High: Al-Hussaini 31 pts (vs FEU)

Rebs/Game
1. Cruz (UST) - 10.0
2. Maierhofer (DLSU) - 9.8
3. Espiritu (UE) - 9.8
4. Al-Hussaini (ADMU) - 8.6
5. Asoro (NU) - 8.4
6. Sison (UP) - 8.2
7. Baclao (ADMU) - 7.4
8. Ramos (FEU) - 7.4
Season High: Cruz (UST) - 22rebs (vs UE)

Asts/Game
1. Cuan (UST) - 6.3
2. Arellano (UE) - 4.5
3. Barroca (FEU) - 4.2
4. Canada (ADU) - 4.0
5. Casio (DLSU) - 3.8
6. Braganza (UP) - 3.6
7. Atkins (DLSU) - 2.7
8. Gamboa (UP) - 2.7
Season High: Three tied with 7asts (Arellano, Casio, Cuan)

3FG% (min 12 3FGAs)
1. Fernandez (FEU) - 57.1%
2. Barua (DLSU) - 47.6%
3. Cawaling (FEU) - 46.2%
4. Casio (DLSU) - 41.7%
5. Arellano (UE) - 38.5%
6. Martinez (UE) - 34.3%
7. Baloran (NU) - 33.3%
8. Gamboa (UP) - 33.3%

FG% (min 30 FGAs)
1. Baclao (ADMU) - 60.0%
2. Ababou (UST) - 57.1%
3. Casio (DLSU) - 54.2%
4. Cruz (UST) - 54.2%
5. Barua (DLSU) - 53.7%
6. Sison (UP) - 51.4%
7. Fernandez (FEU) - 51.0%
8. Three tied at 50.0% (Agustin/Colina/Maierhofer)

FT% (min 18 FTAs)
1. Tiu (ADMU) - 83.9%
2. Salamat (ADMU) - 80.8%
3. Buenafe (ADMU) - 80.0%
4. Casio (DLSU) - 79.3%
5. Thiele (UE) - 76.2%
6. Cruz (UST) - 75.0%
7. Galinato (ADU) - 73.7%
8. Ababou (UST) - 70.3%

MINS PLAYED
173 - Colina (ADU)
167 - Canada (ADU), Gonzalgo (ADU)
166 - Casio (DLSU)
162 - Espiritu (UE)

STEALS
11 - Barroca (FEU), Salamat (ADMU)
10 - Arellano (UE)
9 - Casio (DLSU)
7 - Agustin (ADU)
Season High: Salamat (ADMU) - 5stls (vs NU)

BLOCKS
16 - Ramos (FEU)
12 - Baclao (ADMU), Galinato (ADU)
9 - Asoro (NU)
8 - Espiritu (UE)
Season High: Ramos (FEU) - 7blks (vs UST)

ERRORS
25 - Canada (ADU)
22 - Ababou (UST)
19 - Co (UP)
17 - Jahnke (NU)
16 - Agustin (ADU)
Season High: Ababou (UST)

batangueño
08-03-2008, 11:59 AM
#1 FEU
#2 ADMU
#3 DLSU
#4 UE
#5 UST
#6 UP
#7 ADU
#8 NU

If this will be the case by the end of the First Round of games today, then by next week, we might see:

FEU (1st) vs DLSU (3rd)
ADMU (2nd) vs UE (4th)
UST (5th) vs ADU (7th)
UP (6th) vs NU (8th)

Baka pwedeng sa Araneta Coliseum na lang pagsabayin ang UP vs NU at DLSU vs FEU sa Huwebes. ;D

batangueño
08-03-2008, 12:38 PM
Post Deleted.

augustine
08-03-2008, 02:43 PM
schedules are affected by the availability of araneta for big games. so there's no point following the rankings.

batangueño
08-03-2008, 04:47 PM
Rankings at the end of the First Round:

ADMU
DLSU
FEU
UE
UST
UP
ADU
NU


Possible Second Round Schedule:

1st Set/Opening of Second Round:
1st vs 3rd (ADMU vs FEU)
2nd vs 4th (DLSU vs UE)
5th vs 7th (UST vs ADU)
6th vs 8th (UP vs NU)

2nd Set:
1st vs 5th (ADMU vs UST)
2nd vs 6th (DLSU vs UP)
3rd vs 7th (FEU vs ADU)
4th vs 8th (UE vs NU)

3rd Set:
1st vs 4th (ADMU vs UE)
2nd vs 3rd (DLSU vs FEU)
5th vs 8th (UST vs NU)
6th vs 7th (UP vs ADU)

4th Set:
1st vs 6th (ADMU vs UP)
2nd vs 7th (DLSU vs ADU)
3rd vs 8th (FEU vs NU)
4th vs 5th (UE vs UST)

5th Set:
1st vs 7th (ADMU vs ADU)
2nd vs 8th (DLSU vs NU)
3rd vs 5th (FEU vs UST)
4th vs 6th (UE vs UP)

6th Set:
1st vs 8th (ADMU vs NU)
2nd vs 5th (DLSU vs UST)
3rd vs 6th (FEU vs UP)
4th vs 7th (UE vs ADU)

7th/Elimination Ender Set:
1st vs 2nd (ADMU vs DLSU)
3rd vs 4th (FEU vs UE)
5th vs 6th (UST vs UP)
7th vs 8th (ADU vs NU)

Joescoundrel
08-03-2008, 07:09 PM
Ateneo De Manila 6-1
De La Salle 5-2
Far Eastern University 5-2
University of the East 4-3
Santo Tomas University 3-4
University of the Philippines 2-5
Adamson University 2-5
National University 1-6

First round action in Season 71 was a blockbuster. It featured a number of upsets, not the least of which is the NU shocker over FEU. Shots rang even more loudly off the court though, as FEU star power forward Mac Baracael fell to a suspicious shooting incident right outside their own practice facility in the University Belt in downtown Manila. NABRO official and Senior Referee Bryan Tabanag was suspended indefinitely by the league for supposedly “questionable calls” during the FEU-La Salle Round 1 encounter. Talk and allegations of organized crime and ultra-high stakes underground gambling have never been louder. All told it made for more than the usual Round 1.

Ateneo may have fallen to Far Eastern in their penultimate first round assignment but they are holding strong as the best team in the UAAP at 6-1. Defense was once thought to be a nasty rumor in Loyola Heights but now the Blue Eagles are leading the league in overall team defense. Senior center Rabeh Al-Hussaini had an MVP Round 1 with double-double averages even as power forward Nonoy Baclao has anchored the toughest interior D in the league with his terrific shotblocking and ability to alter shots he doesn’t get to.

De La Salle ended their first round on a really bad note – not only did they lose to University of the East they also wound up with at least three players walking wounded. Forward-center Rico Maeirhofer, forward James Mangahas and pointguard Simon Atkins all sustained injuries in their loss against the Red Warriors. Still, they are standing fast at the Number 2 spot and always play way better towards the end of the tournament than at the beginning; Round 2 in the UAAP is always a La Salle showcase and every team knows this only all too well.

Bad endings seemed to be the theme on the last weekend of Round 1. Far Eastern wound up their first round assignments with a shocking loss to National University. After beating tough teams such as Ateneo and UE, they inexplicably lost to an erstwhile winless Bulldogs squad. This could be a sign of things to come for the Tamaraws who will have to do without wounded star Mc Baracael and Robert Kave, who has since returned to New Guniea. They are still in third place in the standings but that can quickly turn in Round 2.

Just as there are upsets and bad endings there are also corollary good endings. University of the East wrapped up their first round assignments on a high note by beating De La Salle I their last game in Round 1. UE also had its protest of their game against FEU dismissed by the UAAP Board. A missing link in the Red Warrior scheme of things is fifth year guard Marcy Arellano. Arellano has been conspicuously absent in the three losses incurred by the Warriors and hasn’t really played well against the better teams.

Speaking of bad endings Santo Tomas University found out just how good the Ateneo defense is now in the last game of Round 1. Had the Tigers won against Ateneo they would have forced a five-way top four in the standings, i.e. they would have tied with University of the East at 4-3 while clumping the top three teams at 5-2. Now they are on the outside looking in and need to figure out how to turn things around in Round 2. All of the motivation in the world won’t amount to much for these Tigers without delivering on the court.

Looks like being the host school has been sort of a charm for State University – they ended their first round with a surprise win over Adamson. With two first round wins they have already done way better than the past two seasons. Still, this might be as good as it will get for the Fighting Maroons. Round 2 is when the contenders are in a war of attrition for Final 4 spots, where the intensity of every game is dialed up way higher, and UP will most likely provide just a semi-tough scrimmage for the Top 4 teams.

Adamson University is in a slump and don’t seem to have any answers. On paper they seem to have one of the best lineups in the league. But they have not found a way to make it count for something on the hard court with only two wins to show. Granted one of those wins was over UE, but they also lost to UP, and cannot seem to find an able replacement for the injured Jeric Canada, who may miss the remainder of the season. Adamson’s tall and athletic frontline has been underperforming and Coach Leo Austria is running out of time.

Being at the bottom of the standings is not something new to the hard luck NU Bulldogs. But boy did they ever end their first round in style, beating FEU in their last Round 1 assignment. They may still be at 1-6 but that one victory could get them on a roll, and has served notice to the UAAP that NU is not a team to be trifled with. Edwin Asoro and Raymond Aguilar are playing very good basketball, and any time they can get any kind of help from the rest of the Bulldogs they are a truly tough team to deal with.

batangueño
08-03-2008, 07:54 PM
Some corrections lang po, Sir Joescoundrel :

* DLSU has four wounded players: Simon Atkins (whiplash), Rico Maierhofer (sprains), James Mangahas (sprains) and Marko Batricevic (ACL; out for the rest of the season).

* The Adamson guard who would be out for the rest of the season is Lester Alvarez, not Jerick Cañada.

bluewing
08-03-2008, 09:18 PM
i find it weird that every other school points out that Ateneans love blaming the refs, going so far as to claim that it's a ready-made excuse for when we lose. what's funny is that they do the exact same thing whenever they lose. especially to Ateneo. ano ba talaga, ate? ???

joelex
08-03-2008, 09:37 PM
i find it weird that every other school points out that Ateneans love blaming the refs, going so far as to claim that it's a ready-made excuse for when we lose. what's funny is that they do the exact same thing whenever they lose. especially to Ateneo. ano ba talaga, ate?* ???


because you do it every game. you sound like youre being targeted by the refs and you make it look like the other team is not getting their share of bad calls. im not affiliated with any school so you cant say im biased but thats just my observation browsing thru the forums here. bottomline is every team gets their share of bad calls and true winners manage to emerge victorious despite the said bad calls. in fact at the end of the day, ADMU and DLSU will always get the better calls compared to the rest of the field.

bluewing
08-03-2008, 09:46 PM
because you do it every game. you sound like youre being targeted by the refs and you make it look like the other team is not getting their share of bad calls. im not affiliated with any school so you cant say im biased but thats just my observation browsing thru the forums here. bottomline is every team gets their share of bad calls and true winners manage to emerge victorious despite the said bad calls. in fact at the end of the day, ADMU and DLSU will always get the better calls compared to the rest of the field.


sure, we do it a lot. but that's because it's true. and we've been winning despite the bad calls.

in any case, i'm not even begrudging others their right to gripe over the officiating. what's funny is that others do it every game too. but they make it appear like we're the only whiners in the league. in fact, i think i prefer it when complaining was exclusive to us. at least pwede mag-inarte yung iba. ;D

anyway, just an observation which i find weird.

A-boy97
08-03-2008, 10:49 PM
And the unpredictability continues! NU's win over FEU, by far the biggest upset of the season!

Going into the second round, I feel the teams to look out for are UE and UST.

After seeing UE play against la salle, you could see that this is a very good team when they play together and keep their heads in the game. I know la salle is known for their pressing defense but with how UE play full court press, I dare say they're better.

With a losing record, UST may seem to be going down. However, we've seen them ressurect from the dead before. With practically the same line-up two years ago plus a bunch of seniors playing their final year, patay kung patay ang magiging laro ng mga ito sa second round!

Joescoundrel
08-04-2008, 09:24 AM
Some corrections lang po, Sir Joescoundrel :

* DLSU has four wounded players: Simon Atkins (whiplash), Rico Maierhofer (sprains), James Mangahas (sprains) and Marko Batricevic (ACL; out for the rest of the season).

* The Adamson guard who would be out for the rest of the season is Lester Alvarez, not Jerick Cañada.


Thank you Batangueno, I'm not quite so accurate with my details when I've had a few cold ones already... :-X

What's the latest on Simon Atkins by the way?

batangueño
08-04-2008, 10:54 AM
Sir Joescoundrel, medyo OK na si Simon kaya lang kailangan muna niyang magpahinga. Still praying for his speedy recovery.

bigfreeze_bibby
08-04-2008, 03:31 PM
Kung ganun ang ilalaro ni Ponferrada sa 2nd round I think may laban pa ang NU and they can cause upsets along the way. Di pa ganun kaganda ang built but can move well inside moving around Cervantes and company in yesterday's game. Another bright spot for coach Dandan's boys.

The_Big_Cat
08-04-2008, 03:34 PM
Kung ganun ang ilalaro ni Ponferrada sa 2nd round I think may laban pa ang NU and they can cause upsets along the way.* Di pa ganun kaganda ang built but can move well inside moving around Cervantes and company in yesterday's game.* Another bright spot for coach Dandan's boys.

He's a jewel indeed for the NU Bulldogs.

Fried Green Tomato
08-04-2008, 06:55 PM
No team is safe even if you get the #1 or #2 spot.

Maybe, this is one of those rare years when the top 5 contending teams, admu, dlsu, feu, ue & ust, are almost equal to each other. In previous years, the disparity in strength between the top two teams and the 3rd & 4th were so wide that the final 4 games were just a formality. But with 5 competitive teams, we are in for a great final 4 match-ups.

As to which teams going to make it to the final 4? Ateneo is a game ahead of feu & dlsu, 2 games ahead of ue and 3 games ahead of ust. While ust maybe 3 games behind the leader of the pack, they are just a game behind ue and 2 games behind dlsu & feu. In short, the difference between the teams is too tight and all it takes is just one upset or two to radically change the complexity of the standing. ADMU, DLSU, FEU & even UE have the inside track as of now for the top two spots but just like last season, the #2 spot is also attainable by ust.

If it really gets tight, we might go till the last week to know the final composition of the final 4 with some teams fighting for the 1 & 2 and the others fighting for the 4th spot.

But even if a team gets a twice-to-beat advantage, there's no assurance that they would easily beat the 3rd or 4th team. We might even see both play-offs going to the all-important winner take all game 2 with no team having the advantage.

So it's nice to be in the top two spots knowing too well how close the teams are to each other. And although it has not happened yet where the #3 &#4 teams made it to the finals, if it does happen, i wouldn't call it an upset as all the teams are worthy to be in the finals.

Goodluck to all teams!*

atenean_blooded
08-05-2008, 12:59 AM
in fact at the end of the day, ADMU and DLSU will always get the better calls compared to the rest of the field.


This is your opinion, not a fact.

bchoter
08-05-2008, 09:52 AM
Sino nga ba ang magsasabi kung sino ang tunay na dinaya or sino ang tinawagan ng mali o hindi tinawagan kaya mali? Even if Narvasa himself comes out with a list that will be subject for dispute.

Paano nga ba maging proactive against bad offciating? By posting in forums? How will that make a difference? O magkasya na tayo sa pagmumura sa mga P007@n9 In@n9 mga NABROs?

bluewing
08-05-2008, 11:54 AM
Sino nga ba ang magsasabi kung sino ang tunay na dinaya or sino ang tinawagan ng mali o hindi tinawagan kaya mali? Even if Narvasa himself comes out with a list that will be subject for dispute.

Paano nga ba maging proactive against bad offciating? By posting in forums? How will that make a difference? O magkasya na tayo sa pagmumura sa mga P007@n9 In@n9 mga NABROs?


palitan na kasi yang mga hijo de puta*g yan e.

bchoter
08-05-2008, 11:59 AM
^ Kung yan lang ang solution, then we'll just have to live with it. :( :'( >:(

myktristan
08-07-2008, 11:41 AM
Part of the Game
by Tessa Jazmines

Expect the Unexpected
http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/08072008/sports07.html

Expect the unexpected.” This was the prognosis for the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) 2008 by sports journalist June Navarro, who wrote a look-ahead piece on the league at the start of Season 71.

By late June, the favorites had already been named based on their performances during the preseason: the University of the East by virtue of their capturing the 2008 FilOil-Flying V summer tournament, and Ateneo de Manila because the Blue Eagles had put one over the Red Warriors in the 2008 Nike Summer League.

The Green Archers were also up there—will always be up there—because they always manage to defy the odds and come back with arrows flying. Look how they did it in Season 70, when they stunned the eliminations-sweeping Warriors in a finals sweep

At the UAAP press conference at ABS-CBN on June 30, rival coaches also picked the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers as a force to be reckoned with. Nobody underestimates UST, they reasoned. That was due to a bitter lesson learned by league-pacing Ateneo in 2006, who bowed to the underestimated Tigers in Game Three of that season’s UAAP finals.

The Adamson Falcons were identified as the dark horses of Season 71. The National University (NU) Bulldogs seemed to have a nasty growl this season. The Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws—then sporting the UAAP version of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA’s) Sam Ekwe in Robert Kave, were also expected to gore many opponents this year. As for last year’s cellar dwellers, the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons, their main goal was not to end up with the same dismal record as last year to avoid languishing in the UAAP cellar.

As far as expectations go, the Blue Eagles clearly lived up to their billing. After seven games they have only one loss to show—not to their arch rivals, mind you, but to the undermanned, hurting Tamaraws, who rode on the wings of brotherhood for fallen comrade Mac Baracael, and an amazing fighting spirit.

The Warriors have not been as consistent. Although they have tamed four other teams in the first round (UP, NU, UST and Adamson), the expected brilliance was not quite up to par. They saved their most masterful game for last, however: that Saturday outing against De La Salle when they were simply on a tear, playing with so much energy and force that the usually cool and poised Archers ended up bewildered and confused.

Still, the Archers are the most consistent of the lot. They are ensconced firmly in second, with just two little hiccups along the way.

The eye-poppers are the FEU Tamaraws, who lost to Adamson on opening day, then to La Salle one week later. From the time they beat UP on their third outing, they’ve been awesome all the way—drubbing UST, then UE in come-from-behind fashion.

The Tigers were, as usual, lurking in the shadows, as real tigers do. Before winning over UP, UST had lost to UE, and then succumbed to La Salle, then FEU, and yet again to Ateneo. To date they have a 3-4 win-loss record. But only fools take the Tigers out of the equation. As the 2006 campaign shows.

The Falcons meanwhile are still considered dark horses, what with that awesome finish they carved over UE on July 20—that left the whole Ultra stadium gaping for seconds on end.

As for NU, their win-loss record (1-6) does not truly reflect their inherent strength and optimistic outlook for the second round. All of the Bulldogs’ six losses were no big blowouts, and their conquest of spirited FEU in their last game was a statement of what the seven other teams should expect in Round 2.

As for the centennial hosts, they’re happier now than they’ve been for more than a year. Leading the Bulldogs by a leash on Day One and caging the Falcons decisively on the last day of the first round, the Fighting Maroons’ bookend wins have saved them from the shame and sorrow of last year’s performance. And if they play with the confidence and tenacity that they displayed in their two wins, they just might score higher on the happiness scale.

Today is the start of Round 2. As Navarro said, “Expect more of the unexpected. Based on (some) rude awakenings, it is difficult to draw a fool-proof conclusion about who’s in and who’s out…Anything can happen in UAAP Season 71.”

theunderdog
08-07-2008, 01:09 PM
san naman niya galing yung facts niya? ekwe=kave? feu lost to adu in their first game? jeesh

THE ONLOOKER
08-07-2008, 07:32 PM
san naman niya galing yung facts niya? ekwe=kave? feu lost to adu in their first game? jeesh


Kaya pala hanggang ngayon example pa rin ng mga speakers sa journalism seminars ang editing ng Business Mirror.

shyboy
08-08-2008, 08:09 PM
^ I'm not surprised given the author of the article.

mangtsito
09-16-2008, 03:09 PM
Feeling ko po mga pards, the final four cast will be as follows;

Ateneo
dlsu
Feu
Ue

In no particular order and as I said, just my gut feel. ;)



Galing ng gut feel mo ha. ;-)