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Why I love basketball

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I love basketball. I appreciate the grace and the physicality of the sport. That is why even if my school team Ateneo Blue Eagles failed to make it to the UAAP championship, I still wanted to watch the NU-FEU title finals.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

The one-handed warrior

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Sampaga stands tall despite her deformity (PDI Photo/Jilson Seckler Tiu)

Varsity player Marie Fe Sampaga admits the teasing still gets to her. When a player from the rival team called her “putol” (chopped) in a recent game, Sampaga recalls it took a lot of restraint for her not to hit back.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

No sibling rivalry: FEU-Diliman Baby Tamaraws’ Escoto brothers

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ONRUSSELL,
“World without
borders” sweat shirt,
skinny jeans,
Giordano; on
Richard, graphic tee,
faded denim jeans,
Giordano

From afar it’s not difficult to notice them because of their height. Aside from being campus hotties, they are well-known for being legitimate big men in college basketball here and abroad.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How a nose injury led Marc Pingris to basketball

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PINGRIS with the five winners of the Master Facial Care for Men contest who each won an all-expense paid trip to Spain

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!”

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fearless Knight

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MARK Cruz
wearing his
school colors

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.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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