No time to sulk for NU Bulldogs after wake-up call

NU Bulldogs.–UAAP PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — National University coach Dante Alinsunurin wants the Bulldogs to take the opening loss to University of Santo Tomas–their first defeat in five years–in stride as they seek to recover from it in the UAAP Season 86 men’s volleyball tournament. The Bulldogs opened their “four-peat” quest off the wrong foot…

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Tigresses open post-Eya era with clinical dismantling of Lady Bulldogs

UST setter Cassie Carballo.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net Spikers Regina Jurado and Jonna Perdido and rookie Angeline Poyos just unveiled themselves as a formidable scoring trio in a jolting victory that University of Santo Tomas (UST) pulled off at the expense of perennial title contender National University. With freshman middle blocker Mary Margaret Banagua and sophomore Bianca Plaza…

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UST Tigresses ease past NU Lady Bulldogs in UAAP volleyball

UST Golden Tigresses celebrate after beating NU Lady Bulldogs in straight sets in the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines–Cassie Carballo positioned herself on the right flank, saw a gaping hole and drove it down with all her might at match point. University of Santo Tomas caught a big prey on its…

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UST Golden Spikers deal NU Bulldogs rare loss

UST Golden Spikers celebrate after toppling defending champions NU Bulldogs in the UAAP Season 86 men’s volleyball tournament.–UAAP PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — University of Santo Tomas snapped the defending champion National University’s 34-game winning streak with a rousing 25-23, 26-24, 25-19 victory in the UAAP Season 86 men’s volleyball tournament on Sunday at Mall of…

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NU Lady Bulldogs eager for redemption in UAAP Season 86

NU Lady Bulldogs’ Vange Alinsug during the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball presser.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Vange Alinsug eyes nothing but the championship for National University in the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament, which fires off on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. The sophomore spiker, who was the representative of the Lady…

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Lesson learned for NU Lady Bulldogs as dominant UAAP reign ends

NU Lady Bulldogs after failing to extend their dominant reign for another season in UAAP women’s basketball. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — As National University’s seven-season reign in UAAP women’s basketball ends, the Lady Bulldogs get an opportunity to learn and be better to reclaim the crown next year. NU’s dream for an eighth straight…

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Bulldogs take Tigresses to the limit

Stefanie Berberabe (No. 10) and the rest of the Bulldogs outhustle the Tigresses. —AUGUST DELA CRUZ Facing the biggest threat to the UAAP women’s basketball throne it has sat on for years, National University (NU) dug as deep as it could and barely kept its title retention bid alive in Season 86, thanks in large…

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Joshua Retamar returns for one last run with NU Bulldogs in UAAP

NU’s Josh Retamar. UAAP PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — Star setter Joshua Retamar has committed to play one last time for the National University Bulldogs ahead of their ‘four-peat’ quest in the UAAP Season 86 men’s volleyball tournament next year. Retamar on Thursday announced through Virtual Playground, his management agency, that he will be playing one…

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UAAP: NU Lady Bulldogs clinch ninth consecutive finals, oust Ateneo

NU Lady Bulldogs’ Karl Pingol.–UAAP PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — Karl Pingol caught fire in the third quarter, leading National University’s second-half surge to eliminate No. 4 Ateneo, 58-43, and book its ninth straight trip to the Finals in the UAAP Season 86 women’s basketball tournament on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. After a scoreless…

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Maroons turn expected slugfest with Bulldogs into ho-hum affair to claim top ranking with conviction

Malick Diouf.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net University of the Philippines (UP) barged its way to the top of the Final Four after a merciless conquest of National University (NU), with a 79-57 clobbering of the hapless Bulldogs at Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday finalizing the top three after Adamson got the chance to topple the reigning king…

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