By Anne A. Jambora
It was a match against Puerto Rico. Up on the bleachers, on the aisle seat, a scrawny, 70-ish Filipino in blue shirt and faded jeans yelled his lungs out: “Gilaaaaaas!” A young Puerto Rican seated on the opposite aisle saw him, heard him, planted himself across the old man, and yelled: “Vamoooos!”
By Daryl Angelo Baybado
, Daryl Angelo Baybado; Student correspondent; University of Santo Tomas
It didn’t take Mark Cruz too long to be noticed in the Letran senior basketball team tryouts. Even given his 5’5” height, he stands out among taller and stronger players.
Varsity basketball fans of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) love the half-time performances in which they enjoy the school cheers. Aside from the pomp and pageantry, the performances display each school’s distinctive culture.
By David K. Ongchoco; Contributor; Xavier School Class of 2014
In the past few years, notable basketball players from Xavier School such as Jeron Teng, Kyles Lao, Jett Manuel and Woody Co have invaded the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).
The thrill of covering collegiate basketball comes from watching not only the games but also the fans— their smiles, their cheering, their high energy.