Maroon turned green: GDL bros bring play to DLSU
by Arvin Abaniel and Jeremiah Dizon
Balls Shookt Sports Feature // April 1, 2020

Through a heartfelt letter released on Instagram and Twitter, former UP Fighting Maroons Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño shocked UAAP basketball fans as the brothers announced that they will be officially taking their talents to the DLSU Green Archers. In an exclusive follow-up interview with The LuhSallian, both players acknowledged the Diliman-based community and…

VAR to be implemented in UAAP Football next season 
by Diego Vergel de Dios and Rain Leoncio
Balls Shookt Sports Feature //

Referees have one of the toughest jobs in sports as both sides inevitably disagree with their decisions, some even shouting and complaining throughout the duration of a game. Even if these referees perform with utmost objectivity, athletes will spot lapses and miscues in order for them to let their voice be heard. Team sports are…

UAAP streetdance teams to perform TikTok dances during halftime
by Jelie Ann Julia and Miguel Robles
Balls Shookt Sports Feature //

Following a meeting of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Board of Directors, a new decision will require the competing streetdance teams to put on a show during the halftime break—to the beat of the hottest TikTok dances.  Joining the craze Formerly known as, TikTok is a video-based social networking application that…

Champions once upon a time: The Astros and their road to infamy
by Annika Caniza
Balls Shookt //

The Houston Astros, since their establishment in 1962, have played through many dry seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), and it isn’t just because their home stadium sits amid Texas’ humid heat. It took years for the team to make it to the playoffs, and it took even longer for them to find their way…

LSGH and DLSZ merge, make UAAP history
by Drew Beltran Acierto
Balls Shookt Sports News //

The UAAP Board recently announced that both De La Salle – Santiago Zobel (DLSZ) and La Salle Green Hills (LSGH) can represent the University in the juniors division of the tournament. Surprisingly, no contentions were raised by anyone from the Board when this decision was made; unanimously, everyone agreed to such an arrangement.  Senator Pia…

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…