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Archive for September 2012

NU Bulldogs & The Late Wayman Tisdale

September 29, 2012

All’s not lost after all. Hours after getting the boot by University of Santo Tomas in their must-win UAAP Final Four match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, National University coach Eric Altamirano told sports scribes that their semifinal exit will surely serve as a stepping stone to their title bid next season. “This was our […]

Ray Parks Credits God For NU’s UAAP Renaissance

September 28, 2012

National University is finally back at the Final Four since its first and so far, only appearance in the UAAP semifinals since 2001. The 2001 NU batch, I remember, didn’t have the big financial backing of SM and Henry Sy. The Bulldogs, led by their team leaders Jeff Napa, Chico Manabat and Alfie Grijaldo, were […]

Olsen Racela’s Coaching Challenge In Petron

September 27, 2012

Petron Blaze is a team loaded from front court to backcourt. From top overall rookie pick June Mar Fajardo manning the slot, to perennial All-Star Arwind Santos and on to the backcourt led by top playmaker Alex Cabagnot, the Boosters are fully loaded as they enter the PBA’s 38th season. Basketball experts point to Petron […]