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things got jumbled up after the schools changed places with each other to give way to their milestone celebrations.
ang gulo na tuloy ng order. lol
basta tignan niyo lang yung logo ng UAAP. ang order ay nag-start sa UST then clockwise. for this cycle, nagpalit ng hosting ang UST-UP, DLSU-NU.
may schedule na ba for Men's Basketball (1st round)?
may balita na si Andy Jao ang kukunin na basketball commissioner ng Ateneo for UAAP Season 74. at the same time, sa Marikina Sports Complex daw gagawin ang opening ceremonies, meaning hiwalay na daw ang opening ceremonies sa start ng basketball games.
as for the schedule for basketball games, "kakaiba" daw ang ginawang schedule ng Ateneo kaya nagreklamo ang ilang UAAP member universities. hindi daw sumunod sa nakagawian na formula sa paggawa ng schedule ng games ang Ateneo.
Isa sa mga nagrereklamo ata ang DLSU. Kung bakit? Tignan niyo daw schedule nila hahaha...
So it's true then, that Ateneo will conduct the opening ceremonies at Marikina Sports Complex. I wonder why. For years, laging sa Araneta Coliseum na ginaganap, even NCAA sa Araneta na rin nila ginaganap ang opening ceremonies nila.
I hope all the basketball games (or "majority of the games," if "all" is not possible) will be held at the Big Dome, just like last UAAP Season 72 when FEU was the league's host.
Simple! Ateneo did it to be able to accommodate and present at the opening ceremony all the other UAAP athlete's (not just basketball players). For years opening ceremony by member schools has been presenting only basketball players which is grossly unfair to all the other athletes of other sports. But don't worry, basketball games will still be held as usual at the Big Dome and at the other usual venues like Philsports.
Kudos to AdMU for taking it to a different venue.
And an unexpected and underrated venue at that!
I think Marikina Sports Complex can handle that said event.
So, are there further details on what will happen at the Opening Ceremonies?
"Olympics inspired" opening daw kaya sa Marikina Sports Complex gagawin ang opening. meron daw parang lighting of the flame and so many other stuff na ginagawa during the opening ceremonies of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games na gagawin din during UAAP opening ceremonies.
wala akong issue regarding the opening ceremonies plan. ang isyu talaga ay kung bakit ganun ang ginawang schedule for basketball games ng Ateneo. may sinusundan na formula ang UAAP for scheduling of games pero hindi sinunod ng Ateneo.
as for the alternate venue for basketball and maybe serving as venue for the volleyball games during the second semester, hindi na ako magugulat kung gagamitin ulit ang Blue Eagle Gym.
Ang layo ata nung marikina sports complex sa mga UAAP schools sa manila.. pabor to sa mga taga UP at Ateneo..
JAO NEW LEAGUE COMMISSIONER
Host Ateneo names DLSU man as UAAP boss
By Rocky Nazareno
The Daily Tribune
Working above school rivalry, next UAAP season’s host Ateneo de Manila has reportedly recommended to the UAAP board the appointment of a La Salle alumnus – veteran sportscaster, basketball analyst and Rain or Shine team manager Andy Jao – as commissioner of its basketball tournament.
Reached by The Tribune, Jao confirmed that he had already “heard that the board approved” his appointment.
“I learned that my good friend Ricky Palou (Ateneo UAAP board representative) recommended me,” said Jao, a long-time analyst for the Philippine Basketball Association’s television coverage.
Jao acknowledged “the magnanimity shown by Ateneo” for recommending a La Sallite like him to the post.
“I think they (Ateneo organization) believed that I could do it. And I would like to thank them for that faith in me,” said Jao.
Apart from his television chores and team management experience, Jao had also served as commissioner of the Philippine Basketball League, steering it to great heights that rivaled the popularity of the PBA.
While he has yet to get his official appointment papers from the UAAP board, Jao said that he is planning to talk to Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive director Sonny Barrios for some technical help, particularly on the possibility of lending some of SBP’s referees for the UAAP tournament.
“I still don’t know the structure of the UAAP system. But I guess they will allow me to oversee the technical committee, particularly in picking the supervisor,” Jao said.
Jao also pointed out that his appointment as UAAP commissioner will not conflict with his job as Rain or Shine team manager.
With UAAP games scheduled in the afternoon of Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, Jao said he might only take leave as Rain or Shine team manager on the early Sunday games that the Elasto Painters would play.
He also underscored that the “UAAP job will only be for four months, so it wouldn’t take much of its toll in my job with Rain or Shine. I just have to work harder.”
“The owners (of Rain or Shine) will take kindly to this appointment. They are such gracious bosses,” he noted. “And hopefully, I can represent (Rain or Shine) properly. Na-doble lang naman ang trabaho.”
Jao also revealed to The Tribune that Rain or Shine will be bringing in High Point University (HPU) phenom Arizona Reid in the PBA’s season-ending Governors Cup.
Reid is reputed to be one of HPU’s all-time greats, having been the only player in the Big South Conference with over 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
“From what we saw in the tapes, he’s the energy-type of a player,” said Jao of the 6-foot-4 Reid. Rain or Shine, after finishing in the middle of the standings in the Commissioner’s Cup, will only be allowed an import no taller than 6-foot-4 to reinforce its ranks.
Reid averaged 17.2 points and 8.4 rebounds over his four years with HPU, leading his school in both scoring and rebounding in his final three seasons.
Reid’s four years from 2004-08 were among HPU’s four best since joining Div. I, as the Panthers went 68-55 overall and 34-26 in Big South play, including a Div. I-best mark of 22-10 overall and 11-3 in the Big South in 2006-07. The Panthers advanced to the Big South semifinals every season.
In 2008-09, Reid’s first after graduating from HPU, he began the year playing professional basketball in Italy before the foot injury interrupted his season. When he came back, he joined HPU alum Mike Jefferson’s team in Switzerland.
If this is true, then this is going to be a 1st for the UAAP in for so many years. I just do not know how they conduct the opening ceremonies during the pre-war and post-war era.
This type of opening ceremonies, olympic style, will give equal importance to the other athletes, not just basketball. It will give other sports disciplines to participate in the opening ceremonies. But then again, is the Marikina Sports Compex an open field like the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex? Because I can just imagine the pomp and pageantry that the UAAP is known for get drenched if it rains.
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