The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) is set to elevate the excitement to new heights as the second semester sports season kicks off with the eagerly anticipated collegiate volleyball tournament.
Scheduled to commence on Saturday, February 17, the SM Mall of Asia Arena will host the opening weekend festivities.
Games will be held every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday with two men’s games and two women’s games on the lineup for each day.
The men’s games will spike into action at 10 a.m., while the women’s games will commence at 2 p.m.
All the volleyball action will be accessible and broadcast live to fans across the country, as One Sports brings the games to free-to-air television.
Additionally, the UAAP Varsity Channel will provide HD viewing on top of being available on the OTT platform Pilipinas Live, ensuring that fans can catch every spike, serve, and block from the comfort of their homes.
Cignal TV and MediaQuest President and CEO Jane J. Basas said: “We are excited to continue our commitment to bringing top-notch sports entertainment to Filipino homes. Following the unprecedented coverage of the High School Volleyball and Basketball tournaments, we are thrilled to extend our partnership with the UAAP to deliver the collegiate volleyball excitement to a wider audience on multiple platforms.”
The league’s second semester will not only showcase volleyball but also feature collegiate football, baseball, softball, fencing, tennis, 3×3 basketball, exhibition events in esports, and a demonstration event for junior high school basketball, providing a diverse array of sporting experiences for fans.
UAAP President Rodrigo Roque of UE expressed his excitement, adding: “The UAAP continues to evolve, and we are thrilled to present a dynamic second-semester sports lineup. These events showcase the talent, determination, and sportsmanship of our student-athletes. We invite fans to join us on this exciting journey and witness the incredible feats that our universities bring to the playing fields.”
As the country’s premier collegiate league, this year’s UAAP volleyball tournament brings its fair share of intense competition with De La Salle University and National University – the last two women’s volleyball champions – raising the bar higher than ever.
To keep up with these powerhouses, the other schools revamped both coaching staff and player personnel.
Five new coaches will enter the women’s side with Ateneo’s Sergio Veloso, Adamson’s JP Yude, UE’s Jerry Yee, FEU’s Manolo Refugia, and UP’s Oliver Almadro aiming to crash the Final Four.