About two months ago, when UP College of Human Kinetics Dean Ronnie Dizer formed a five-man search committee to look for a head coach for the UP Maroons to replace Rey Madrid, not a few alumni questioned the inclusion of then Globalport coach Pido Jarencio to the group.
The speculation was Pido, who led the UST Tigers to the finals against the De La Salle University in 2013, was the coach Dizer had in mind to replace Madrid. But since he wasn’t sure how the UP alumni would react to having a UST alumnus as coach of the Maroons, he decided on a soft entry for the former Tigers mentor.
The other day, I called Pido to get an update on the search. He admitted that the head coach post had been dangled to him, but he begged off because he was from UST, even if his physician wife, a UP product, is a heavy supporter of the academe and the Maroons.
MANILA, Philippines—It looks like one Golden Stag would trade his golden antlers for the blue wings of the Eagles.
San Sebastian swingman CJ Perez is set to become a Blue Eagle of the Ateneo de Manila University once his transfer papers are sealed.
Ateneo team manager Epok Quimpo confirmed that his school is working on the transfer of Perez from the University Belt to Katipunan.
MANILA, Philippines – In what may be a bit of a disappointment for #Miefer fans, Ateneo guard Kiefer Ravena made it clear that he and La Salle volleyball star Mika Reyes have no intentions of joining show business.
"Hindi, hindi," Ravena firmly answered when asked by Anthony Taberna on Thursday's "Tapatan Ni Tunying" if he and Reyes will ever join showbiz.
"Stick kami to being student athletes," said Ravena. "Siguro, nabibigyan lang ng kulay with how sports is portrayed now, here in the Philippines."
MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo star Kiefer Ravena, one of the most recognizable athletes in the Philippines today, is an endorser aside from being a basketball player.
ALhough he became a star because of his performance inside the basketball court, Ravena has since gained more fame because of the numerous endorsements he has with various products – some of which aren't at all related to sports.
So when did the 21-year-old Ravena earn his first million?
Only one foreign player will be allowed for each team next year as the UAAP moves to limit the number of foreigners in the men’s basketball tournament.
UAAP secretary-treasurer Rod Roque said the new rule will cover all sports starting Season 78 with the objective of developing local talents.
“Soon, there will be no more foreign players,” Roque said during the PSA Forum yesterday at Shakey’s Malate.
MANILA, Philippines - The UAAP looks at moving the opening of Season 78 to August 2015 to adjust to the new academic calendar being implemented by most member-universities.
According to Rod Roque, the league’s current secretary-treasurer, there is a “60-40” chance that the season kickoff may be moved one month back as incoming host University of the Philippines and four others have already starting opening their classes last August.
“Since UP will be hosting next season, and they are starting in August, they might open up second week of August,” said Roque during yesterday’s PSA Forum.
MANILA -- Collegiate basketball star Jeron Teng shared how actress Jane Oineza helped him move past the heartbreaking loss to the Far Eastern University Tamaraws at the season 77 of the UAAP.
In an interview on the late night gag show "Banana Nite" aired Saturday, the De La Salle player revealed how it felt to have a friend like Oineza to lean on after the loss.
"Sobrang happy ako, at least, she comforted me nung natalo kami. 'Yung mga typical 'pag close friends, tatawagan ka tapos sasabihin na 'okay lang 'yan. Bawi na lang next time," he said.