La Salle Wins But Loses to Robbers

7 06 2007

La Salle proved its determination to start the UAAP season with a bang by beating highly touted University of the East in the semi finals of the Nike League.

But the story was not out on the basketball court but in the dugout. When the La Salle team got to their locker room at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, they found that the door leading directly to their locker room was open and the players’ cubicles ransacked. Initial reports mentioned that cell phones and wallets were taken.

To think that most of the UAAP games will be held at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium may make it necessary for every team to bring in their own security. The UAAP and NCAA season have not begun yet and so many things are already happening that make college basketball a very colorful event.




2 responses

7 06 2007
Kim Lesaca

I don’t know what the UAAP Board and host UST are thinking, but the Ninoy Aquino Stadium is really a BAD venue to hold any sporting event! Like last year, expect floods and leaks when it rains. Prior to Season 69, a number of taekwondo events were held there (I’m a national referee btw)and I remember using only a couple of playing ares because of the leaks when it rained, thus the tourneys took a longer time to finish. The PSC only spruced the interior because they thought the venue is going to be used for the Manila SEA Games in ’05.

As for accessability, The Arena in San Juan is accessible because there is a bus that passes through the main road- i think that’s the Quiapo-Cainta route. It’s a logical venue because it’s in the “middle” ground of schools from Manila and Quezon City.

Philsports and Blue Eagle Gym are good and tested venues for the games also. I wonder why the Board and the host considered these?

7 06 2007

hi guys!

actually, ako mismo ay nagtataka kung bakit bumalik sa Ninoy Aquino Stadium ang UAAP this year. what’s worse is that some expected blockbuster games (2006 Final Four rematch, UP vs ADMU, DLSU vs FEU, ADMU vs UE, etc.) are slated to be played in Ninoy instead of the Araneta Coliseum or some other more decent venue out there (Philsports Arena, Cuneta Astrodome, The Arena in San Juan, Blue Eagle Gym).

prior to the announcement of the Official Schedule and the selection of the Ninoy Aquino Stadium as an alternate venue, there were rumors that the Cuneta Astrodome would be selected as the alternate venue to the Araneta Coliseum. ano kayang nangyari? nagtitipid ba ang UAAP board?

as for The Arena in San Juan, it is really a decent venue but wouldn’t it be too small for some games? i mean, mas malaki pa ang 7,500-seat Blue Eagle Gym (pasensya na pero the ventilation there sucks) kaysa sa 4,000-seat The Arena if i am not mistaken.

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