NCAA to play out-of-town games, Laguna first up
INBOUNDPASS July 20, 2012 1:38pm
For the first time, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will hold an out-of-town match when Laguna plays host to two crucial games on July 25, 2012, in the 88th NCAA season.
NCAA Management Committee (MANCOM) chairman Fr. Vic Calvo said Thursday that the league has agreed to play a pair of games at the San Luis Sports Complex in Santa Cruz, Laguna, a first for the oldest collegiate league in the country.
The NCAA MANCOM will sign the agreement Friday with Laguna Governor ER Ejercito at FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
"This move by the NCAA to hold games in the province will truly make the NCAA a national league," Calvo said. "This is really our goal. We’d like to reach out to those who want to watch live the NCAA, to our supporters."
The pair of games will feature season hosts Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights and the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals clashing at 1pm, while the Arellano University Chiefs and the College of St. Benilde Blazers will collide at 3 pm.
Calvo said that other provinces and municipalities have already signified intentions to host the NCAA, and talks are already in progress. Some of the provinces he mentioned are Zamboanga City, Davao City and Subic. - AMD, GMA News