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amdgc82
03-21-2008, 08:05 AM
UV to join ABS-CBN hoop (http://sports.inquirer.net/cdnsports/cdnsports/view/20080319-125659/UV-to-join-ABS-CBN-hoop)
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 13:46:00 03/19/2008

After failing to capture titles in their last two national tournaments, seven-time Cesafi champions University of the Visayas (UV) will be looking for redemption next month as they compete in a 16-team tournament pitting the best collegiate basketball teams in the country on April 21 to 27 in Manila.

According to head coach Elmer “Boy” Cabahug, the competition, which is being organized by ABS-CBN, will be another opportunity for the Lancers to redeem themselves after defeats in the championship rounds of the Collegiate Champions League in December and the National Students Basketball Championships last month.

The road to redemption though, will not be a cakewalk especially with the participation of reigning UAAP champions De La Salle University, runner-up University of the East, CCL champions Ateneo de Manila University along with other UAAP and NCAA powerhouse squads.

Champion teams from the different leagues in the country are also slated to join the tournament.

“This is another chance for us to finally capture a national title and hopefully, we will make the most out of this time around,” Cabahug said in an interview with Cebu Daily News on Tuesday.

Cabahug added that his lineup will most likely be missing the services of big man Ariel Mepana, although stalwarts Greg Slaughter and Mike Luga will be around to man the paint.

Rino Berame, who is playing for Toyota-Otis in the PBL will also don UV’s colors.

Former Cesafi juniors MVPs Harold Cincoflores and Phil Mercader are expected to be activated for the tournament. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

Dark Knight
03-21-2008, 09:27 AM
Is this a totally new tournament? Dami ng pre season leagues.... ;D

GHRanger
03-23-2008, 03:29 PM
Yeah, A bit too many pre season leagues (FMC, Nike, Fil-Oil, MBL, etc.) with the same teams going at each other. (probably enough leagues to give exposure to Team B and C -- if there was such a team)

Have the teams confirmed participation or have they just been "invited" to play in this league? I find it weird and funny that ABS-CBN is forming its own league. ::) I could only suspect that it's because BTV/Solar has the lion's share of the pre season league coverages.

Good luck to the participants.

oca
03-24-2008, 10:39 AM
Kung totoo nga ito malinaw na talagang kulang sa imagination ang mga taga-ABS CBN. Sumasabay lang sila sa bandwagon. Ang tagal nang bumiyahe ang mga wagon at ang haba na eto at susunod pa sila.

The sports nut in me would rather put up a league in the sports of volleyball and have my own franchise to boot.

The V-League may have gained a foothold in women's volleyball, but they don't have a carrying station and so far they remain a competition among varsity teams.

Hinog na ang WV para sa isang semi-pro or commercial league. Just make a list of the number of good players who have completed their studies this past 5 years and that will tell you pwede kang bumuo ng 6 to 8 teams having these "retired varsity players" as core with the current 3rd and 4th year players of the various school leagues complementing them.

Mag-isip naman kayo....

Sam Miguel
03-24-2008, 12:37 PM
Truly the greed and lack of imagination of ABS-CBN knows no bounds. Fil-Oil, Nike, Fr Martin are already the big summer tournaments. Now ABS-CBN says they have "16 schools" playing in their tournament. Fil-Oil has 16 schools. Nike I assume will have at least that many as well. The Martin draws 20 or more every conference. How many summer tournaments can any given school join?

GHRanger
03-24-2008, 01:47 PM
If they would like to promote the sport and help grass roots development, I agree with oca. Do it in WV or Mindanao or North Luzon. Give exposure and coverage to other leagues that badly need them. Cebu is a good place to start. Iloilo and Bacolod second (the ilonggo in me is biased. :))

How about Football? We don't need height and there is a budding fanbase for this one. Everyone knows that there are rivalries among schools in football.

shyboy
03-24-2008, 02:28 PM
^ GHRanger, I think Oca meant WV as Women's Volleyball. Cheers. :)

GHRanger
03-24-2008, 02:45 PM
HAHAHAHA!!! SALAMAT!
Akala ko western visayas... hehehe...
Pareng Oca... Paumanhin po.

Schortsanitis
03-24-2008, 11:13 PM
Hey, aside from UV, I think a LOT of people would want UNIVERSITY OF CEBU (UC) to play in this tournament, simply because they might want to see JUNFAR FAJARDO play against the UAAP / NCAA teams.

atenean_blooded
03-25-2008, 12:20 AM
Yeah, A bit too many pre season leagues (FMC, Nike, Fil-Oil, MBL, etc.) with the same teams going at each other.* (probably enough leagues to give exposure to Team B and C -- if there was such a team)

Have the teams confirmed participation or have they just been "invited" to play in this league?* I find it weird and funny that ABS-CBN is forming its own league.* *::)* I could only suspect that it's because BTV/Solar has the lion's share of the pre season league coverages.

Good luck to the participants.


Interesting theory. This might be more of ABS-CBN testing how covering a national collegiate basketball tournament might be, especially since there was some talk some months back about a national league of sorts that would grow out of the CCL. This might even be the way they send notice to the SBP.

AnthonyServinio
03-25-2008, 12:57 AM
ABS-CBN = MONOPOLY
In the service of the Lopezes, Worldwide

MonL
03-25-2008, 01:43 AM
Kung totoo nga ito malinaw na talagang kulang sa imagination ang mga taga-ABS CBN.

Mag-isip naman kayo....


That is an understatement. You ought to watch/endure "Palos." But I am already OT.* ;D

bchoter
03-25-2008, 01:02 PM
Kung totoo nga ito malinaw na talagang kulang sa imagination ang mga taga-ABS CBN. Sumasabay lang sila sa bandwagon. Ang tagal nang bumiyahe ang mga wagon at ang haba na eto at susunod pa sila.

The sports nut in me would rather put up a league in the sports of volleyball and have my own franchise to boot.

The V-League may have gained a foothold in women's volleyball, but they don't have a carrying station and so far they remain a competition among varsity teams.

Hinog na ang WV para sa isang semi-pro or commercial league. Just make a list of the number of good players who have completed their studies this past 5 years and that will tell you pwede kang bumuo ng 6 to 8 teams having these "retired varsity players" as core with the current 3rd and 4th year players of the various school leagues complementing them.

Mag-isip naman kayo....
I think that's exactly where the Vleague is going. In the upcoming tournament schools will carry the name of their "sponsors" instead of just their school name.

Sam Miguel
03-25-2008, 01:37 PM
ABS-CBN = MONOPOLY
In the service of the Lopezes, Worldwide


Yeah, what Anthony said.

This brings up an interesting aspect of showcasing more schools and teams though. Locally we only get the so-called "Big 6" conferences of the US NCAA including the PAC-10 and the ACC. Were it not for the presence of Japeth Aguilar on the Hilltoppers lineup we wouldn't be seeing even an iota of the Sun Belt of WKU.

If indeed ABS-CBN is doing this not just as another cash register endeavor (yeah, right...) but as a real boost to Philippine hoopdom, then they should just cooperate with the SBP and BTV in covering the Philippine Collegiate Championships nationwide. Holding their own tournament just when there are at least four other summer tournaments going on at the same time smacks of them once again using their network as leverage to outflank those who already went on ahead with their own tournaments.

And again, with all of the other top / popular teams already apparently committing to the other tournaments, exactly who is ABS-CBN going to feature in their tournament? I certainly hope they did not throw money at these teams to see action in the ABS-CBN league instead and simply beg off fom the other tournaments.

Sam Miguel
03-25-2008, 01:41 PM
And about the V-League concept, yes, a truly great idea. Kudos to the good people of Shakey's for sticking it out with this tournament and truly making it one of the most popular sporting events to watch out for.

And I am saying this strictly as a sports fan and not as a guy who loves to see nubile, athletic and beautiful young women running, diving, jumping and sweating in the skimpiest of sports outfits.

And to hell with any one who thinks I am merely saying this as a caveat or disclaimer.

8)

amdgc82
03-31-2008, 01:51 AM
Tough summer grind for WNU Mustangs (http://visayandailystar.com/2008/March/29/sportnews2.htm)
BY CEDELF TUPAS
http://visayandailystar.com

A tough and hectic summer lies ahead for Bacolod City’s top collegiate basketball team.

The West Negros University Mustangs will embark on two major national tournaments and are eyeing a stint in another new league from April to May.

First up for the Mustangs, the nine-time defending NOPSSCEA champions, is the National Private Schools Athletic Association Meet in Zamboanga City from April 8-12 in Zamboanga City.

The Mustangs, led by ace playmaker Alfie Villariza and skipper Vengie Vergara, will have three reinforcements from Iloilo schools as they banner the Western Visayas bid in Zamboanga.

The Mustangs will also see action in the Collegiate Super League organized by network giant ABS-CBN in Manila starting April 16.

WNU is also planning to participate in the Liga ng Pilipinas, a regional league supported by the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. The league is tentatively set in May.

The CSL draws the top 16 college teams in the country with the champion bagging P1 million in cash.

The second-place team will get P200,000, while third place will claim P50,000. Fourth to eighth placers will be awarded P20,000 each, while the ninth to 16th place squads are assured of P10,000 each.

With Manila teams getting the higher seeding, the Mustangs will have to make do with their No. 14 ranking which puts them in a possible opening-day confrontation with UAAP losing finalist University of the East.

The tournament, which will have UAAP champion De La Salle and NCAA titlist San Beda College as the top two seeds, will adapt a step-ladder format with a loser’s bracket. Two losses, though, would mean elimination.*

Also seeing action in the tournament are Colegio San Juan Letran, Ateneo De Manila University, University of Sto. Tomas, Mapua Institute of Technology, University of Visayas, Arellano University, St. Francis of Assisi College, STI, Manuel L. Quezon University, University of Mindanao and CCDC.

Mustangs’ coach Dennis Tumayan said his players are preparing hard for the tough summer grind.

“This is where our conditioning will come in. This summer will really be tough for the team,” said Tumayan, who steered the Mustangs to back-to-back third place finishes in the National University Games.

The Mustangs last played in the Western Visayas PRISAA, where, along with players from University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and University of St. La Salle, they reclaimed for NOPSSCEA the men’s basketball crown.

WNU had a forgetful stint in the Collegiate Champions League late last year, bowing in the first round to Jose Rizal University.*CPT

AnthonyServinio
03-31-2008, 03:41 AM
Tough summer grind for WNU Mustangs (http://visayandailystar.com/2008/March/29/sportnews2.htm)
BY CEDELF TUPAS
http://visayandailystar.com

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The CSL draws the top 16 college teams in the country with the champion bagging P1 million in cash.

The second-place team will get P200,000, while third place will claim P50,000. Fourth to eighth placers will be awarded P20,000 each, while the ninth to 16th place squads are assured of P10,000 each.

* * *HERE'S THE very greedy network at work throwing away money just to beat the opposition just like in their idiotic noontime show and primetime game shows. ::)

Schortsanitis
04-29-2008, 04:18 PM
Watahapen to this tournament? April 28 na, habang April 16 pa dapat ang opening. Mukhang naglahong parang bula.

james_ty
04-29-2008, 06:37 PM
As far as I know, hindi na ito itutuloy.

Jeep
04-30-2008, 02:37 PM
memories of the defunct metropolitan basketball association (MBA) are just too hard to get rid of, i guess. ;)

gameface_one
05-07-2009, 12:07 PM
ABS-CBN offers P1 million in pre-season caging
By Joey Villar Updated May 07, 2009 12:00 AM
Philstar.com


MANILA, Philippines – Television giant ABS-CBN is putting up a P1 million prize in a pre-season tournament pitting UAAP teams against those from the NCAA in what promises to be an interesting showdown of the country’s top varsity squads.

NCAA president Fr. Mat de Jesus, OSB, of San Beda yesterday confirmed the league has already received an invitation from ABS- CBN, which airs both leagues, to join the tournament tentatively set June 10-16.

“Yes, we will join the tournament,” said De Jesus, the San Beda rector.

A source from ABS-CBN, however, said details of the event are still being finalized, including the tournament format, game officials and venues.

“There are actually two proposals. The first one will pit the best players of the UAAP against the best of the NCAA while the other one will match teams from the UAAP against the NCAA in a knockout style format event,” said the same source.

“We are in fact having a meeting right now (yesterday) to finalize everything,” the source said.

With San Beda, the NCAA three-peat champion, confirming its participation, Letran, Mapua, San Sebastian, Jose Rizal, St. Benilde and Perpetual Help are expected to follow suit.

Among the UAAP schools, only Far Eastern U, Adamson, University of the East and University of Santo Tomas are keen on joining the event.

Ateneo athletic director and UAAP board member Ricky Palou said the Eagles may end up also enlisting in the interesting pre-season tournament.

“Most probably, we will join,” Palou told The STAR.

If UAAP rivals Ateneo and La Salle decide to participate, the tournament promises to be a thriller with San Beda and the other NCAA teams out to prove their worth against their counterparts from the UAAP league.

thadzonline
05-07-2009, 12:55 PM
hmmmm...one year shelved and now its back..matutuloy kaya?

The_Big_Cat
05-07-2009, 02:48 PM
ABS-CBN televised the Nike Summer League last year. Will they continue it this year now that they are organizing their own pre-season tournament?

The_Big_Cat
06-09-2009, 08:07 AM
Ano na ang update sa ABS-CBN sponsored pre-season tournament? ???

thadzonline
06-09-2009, 12:40 PM
parang wala na ata

RockLobster
06-14-2009, 02:55 PM
What's up with this?
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'College Wars' pit UAAP vs NCAA
abs-cbnNEWS.com | 06/12/2009 9:25 PM

MANILA--Select teams from the University Athletics Association of the Philippines and the National Collegiate Athletics Association will duke it out for hardcourt supremacy in the UAAP-NCAA College Wars starting June 16.

You may read the rest of the news article through this link: <http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/06/12/09/college-wars-pit-uaap-vs-ncaa>

THE ONLOOKER
06-14-2009, 10:03 PM
This one's cute. ;D

RockLobster
06-15-2009, 04:38 PM
Nothing to lose and much to gain if the schools take this "tournament" seriously--P700,000 is serious money. Even if your league loses, P300,000 can go a long way in helping the host school for this year.

'Yun nga lang, at this very moment, a day before the scheduled play date, there are no other press releases or information about it. Hopefully, hindi kasing-clueless ko 'yung mga participating schools.

Dark Knight
06-15-2009, 06:15 PM
Hows the schedule?

maroonmartian
06-15-2009, 06:34 PM
Ang labo naman kasi ng release. Walang playing venue nor date. Ang sure may game na bukas? Ang criticism ko lang dito ay di kaya mapagod ang mga players? Katatapos lang ng summer leagues at paumpisa na ang UAAP at NCAA season. Pero yung price napakatempting talaga :)

RockLobster
06-15-2009, 06:57 PM
^You make a good point. Risk of getting tired too early in the season, risk of injuries. Ang pwede lang pangontra sa pagod is the youth and resiliency of the athletes, pero risky pa rin however you look at it.

Anyway, if anyone has connections sa ABS-CBN, baka pwedeng makakuha ng update about this event. Thank you in advance!

THE ONLOOKER
06-15-2009, 08:08 PM
FEU gym will be the venue tomorrow so you might want to check it out. Else, there's Studio 23. :)

gfy
06-16-2009, 07:23 AM
^ Was changed to EAC gym. 2 games NU v. Perpetual then AdU v. Baste. I think Ateneo's game is v. JRU on Wednesday. Will conffirm.

wolowitz
06-16-2009, 12:54 PM
Published on ABS-CBN News Online Beta (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com)

The battle begins: NCAA-UAAP "‘College Wars"
Created 06/16/2009 - 12:31


College basketball action gets underway as select teams from the NCAA and UAAP face off at the "College Wars" on Tuesday.

The six-day event, organized by ABS-CBN Sports, will kick off with the National University (NU) Bulldogs and University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) Altas game at 2 p.m.

The game will be followed by the clash between Adamson University (AdU) Falcons and San Sebastian College (SSC-R) Stags at 4 p.m.

The first day of "College Wars" will be held at the Emilio Aguinaldo College along Taft Ave., Manila.

NU, UPHSD, AdU and SSC-R belong to Group C. “College Wars” rules state that a team can only play against teams from another league within its group.

San Beda College (SBC) Red Lions, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eagles, Jose Rizal University (JRU) Bombers and Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws are in Group A.

Group B is composed of Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL) Knights, University of the East (UE) Red Warriors, Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT) Cardinals, and University of the Philippines (UP) Maroons.

The groupings were based on the 2008-2009 season rankings.

To determine the champion league, each game won by a member-team will earn the home-league one point. Differential points will also be added and the league with the higher point differential at the end of six game days will earn two bonus points.

The winning league will take home P700,000 while the other league will get P300,000.

The school with the highest point differential among those who completed a 2-0 sweep within its group will receive the Top School prize worth P100,000.

The "College Wars" will be broadcast live over Studio 23, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


"College Wars" Schedule:

June 16, Wednesday- EAC gym, Taft Ave., Manila

2:00 p.m. NU vs UPHSD

3:30 p.m. AdU vs SSC-R


June 17, Thursday- JRU gym (as of press time)

2:00 p.m. UP vs MIT

3:30 p.m. ADMU vs JRU


June 18, Friday- FEU gym, R.Papa

2:00 p.m. SSC-R vs NU

3:30 p.m. SBC vs FEU


June 19, Friday- Letran gym, Intramuros

2:00 p.m. MIT vs UE

3:30 p.m. CSJL vs UP


June 20, Saturday- FEU gym, R. Papa

2:00 p.m. UPHSD vs AdU

3:30 p.m. JRU vs FEU


June 21, Sunday- San Beda gym, Mendiola

2:00 p.m. UE vs CSJL

3:30 p.m. ADMU vs SBC

BedanRoar
06-16-2009, 03:24 PM
Any rules regarding line-up of the Teams?

THE ONLOOKER
06-16-2009, 09:47 PM
UAAP-NCAA Cage Wars Day 1 results:
NU def. UPHDS, 86-81
Adamson def. SSC-R, 69-66

nastrans
06-17-2009, 02:46 PM
As posted on television:

"Due to heath related reason, the College Wars Games have been cancelled - ABS-CBN Sports"

Instead, Game 2 ng UAAP Finals pinapalabas ngayon sa Studio 23.

Raging Blue
06-17-2009, 02:46 PM
Per Studio 23 marquee right now: Due to health-related reasons, the College Wars games have been cancelled. ABS-CBN Sports.

They are now showing Game 2 of last year's finals between Ateneo and La Salle.


Para hindi redundant post, it should be noted that the H1N1 virus has hit ABS CBN and that their personnel may be potential carriers of the virus.

BedanRoar
06-17-2009, 03:30 PM
Per Studio 23 marquee right now: Due to health-related reasons, the College Wars games have been cancelled. ABS-CBN Sports.

They are now showing Game 2 of last year's finals between Ateneo and La Salle.


Para hindi redundant post, it should be noted that the H1N1 virus has hit ABS CBN and that their personnel may be potential carriers of the virus.


Only todays match is cancelled or the whole Schedule?

The_Big_Cat
06-17-2009, 03:45 PM
Per Studio 23 marquee right now: Due to health-related reasons, the College Wars games have been cancelled. ABS-CBN Sports.

They are now showing Game 2 of last year's finals between Ateneo and La Salle.


Para hindi redundant post, it should be noted that the H1N1 virus has hit ABS CBN and that their personnel may be potential carriers of the virus.


They can still go on with the games even without the TV coverage. Sa JRU Gym naman ang venue.
Kung tinamaan ang ABS-CBN ng A(H1N1) malamang kanselado ang mga live shows nila later tulad ng TV PATROL, BANDILA, and other news programs.

The timing of the tourney is very bad since it is only a week away from the NCAA opening. Baka naman naghahanap lang sila ng palusot para makansela ang tourney. Kitang kita naman yesterday na walang kabuhay-buhay yung laro.

pio_valenz
06-17-2009, 04:48 PM
UP and Mapua are pushing through with their game today in the Mapua campus. Tune-up game nga lang.

THE ONLOOKER
06-17-2009, 10:59 PM
UP and Mapua are pushing through with their game today in the Mapua campus. Tune-up game nga lang.


Who won?