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A bit of serious stuff here: Of bigotry and acceptance
by Renzo Mercado
Balls Shookt Sports Feature // April 1, 2019

The recent incident in the NBA between all-star Russell Westbrook and a Utah Jazz fan resulted in hefty fines and a permanent ban from the stadium for the latter. It was reported that insults with racist implications were thrown at the Oklahoma City point guard which escalated into a heated altercation. Experiencing unfairness in a…


Dawn Macandili tapped by National Swim Team for SEA Games 2019
by Arvin Abaniel, Drew Beltran Acierto and Jeremiah Dizon
Balls Shookt Sports News //

Former UAAP Season 78 Women’s Volleyball Best Libero and fan favorite Dawn Macandili was recently tapped by the Philippine Aquatic Sports Association (PASA) and the Philippine Swimming Inc. to represent the country in the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. “I was really shocked kasi hindi ko naman talaga forte ang swimming, I…


New sports to be introduced in UAAP Season 82
by Rain Leoncio, Raphael Gealogo and Alfonso Reyes
Balls Shookt Sports News // March 31, 2019

After realizing that the second semester of the UAAP’s 81st edition only has five sports, namely volleyball, football, lawn tennis, baseball, and softball, the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Board of Trustees announced that it will be introducing new sports for the league’s next season.   Growth and expansion “Medyo konti lang ang…


DLSU Dragon Boat team, Tankers join forces in coastal clean-up
by Andrea Punzalan and Drew Beltran Acierto
Balls Shookt Sports Feature Sports News //

Earlier this month, the DLSU Dragon Boat team and the DLSU Tankers participated in the coastal clean-up held at the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA). The teams from Taft took the bus provided by the school to visit the LPPCHEA and to contribute to helping the environment. More popularly known as the…


Size up: DLSU to implement UAAP height qualification policy
by Ramon Castañeda and Alfonso Reyes
Balls Shookt Sports Feature //

Following the recent departure of graduating athletes Leonard Santillan, Kib Montalbo, and the trio of Kim Dy, Majoy Baron, and Dawn Macandili, among others, after exhausting their years of eligibility playing in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the Office of Sports Development (OSD) and University Chancellor Br. Bernie Oca FSC recently announced…


Green Archers appoint Bird as new head coach for UAAP Season 82
by Juro Morilla and Bench Peralta
Balls Shookt Sports News //

 The coaching carousel continues to revolve at Taft Avenue as the DLSU Green Archers part ways with another head coach in Louie Gonzales. Despite finishing Season 81 with an 8-6 win-loss record, Gonzales and the Green Archers still missed out on the Final Four after Arvin Tolentino of the FEU Tamaraws buried the game-winning three-pointer…


DLSU Brothers to replace archer statue with Mbala’s figure
by Roberto Matibag and Jeremiah Dizon
Balls Shookt Sports News //

“Dedicating a statue for Ben Mbala has been a plan ever since his graduation from the school. We are confident that both he and the Lasallian community will appreciate this move,” DLSU President Brother Raymundo Suplido announced in a recent statement. After thorough deliberation and consultation with the administration and students of La Salle, the…


Lady Spikers head coach De Jesus to retire after Season 81
by Arvin Abaniel, Andrea Punzalan and Cara Patalinghog
Balls Shookt Sports News //

 As the lead tactician of the formidable DLSU Lady Spikers, head coach Ramil De Jesus has built a dynasty in UAAP volleyball as an envoy extraordinaire for the Green-and-White. Dating back to the year 1996, De Jesus began his stint with La Salle where he brought the Lady Spikers to a fifth-place finish in the…