By Krista Rodriguez; Student correspondent; University of the Philippines Diliman
Ask any student of the University of the Philippines (UP) if he or she supports and watches the games of the men’s varsity basketball team; more often than not, the reply would be somewhere along the lines of “Hindi na. Hindi naman sila nananalo.”
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 Daryl Angelo Baybado; Student correspondent; University of Santo Tomas
Peter Den Mar Torres still remembers the disappointment when his first basketball team failed to make it to the 2010 Palarong Pambansa in Tarlac.
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.