Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Representatives from
the 12 different NAASCU Schools

Volt in!

This is the Press Release written by Basketbolista's John Imperial on the Press Conference of the 8th NAASCU leading to the opening on August 8, 2008.

The National Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) announced in a press conference today the opening of its 8th season to be held at Rizal Memorial Coliseum on August 8, 2008, Friday at exactly 8:08 to mark the significance of its eight years of existence. Boasting of 12 members schools from Metro Manila and various parts of parts of Luzon, NAASCU stands to be one of, if not the biggest, among collegiate basketball leagues, with a total student population of almost half a million.

Since its inception in 2001, the league has grown in membership with the entry of various schools, the latest of which is the Lyceum of Subic Bay. To date, its members include the top three information technology schools in the country, AMA Computer University, STI College, and Informatics; University of Manila, University of Makati, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasay, New Era University, Centro Escolar University, Holy Angel University of Pampanga, San Sebastian College – Recoletos de Cavite, and St. Clare College of Caloocan.

Joe Buduan of Basketbolista and Basketball Crazy
Hosted the Press Conference

The league’s main drawer is its basketball tournament, which has produced the likes of Dexter Micutuan, last year’s MVP, who now plays for Misamis in Liga Pilipinas, AMACU’s Chito Jaime, the 2006 MVP who now plays for Toyota Otis in the Philippine Basketball League. This year’s tournament is bannered by STI’s Ramon Mabayo, who plays for San Mig Coffee in the PBL. Other sporting events include swimming, chess, track and field and billiards. Notably, its track and field event will be held in the new track field in University of Makati.

NAASCU President and SBP Treasurer Dr. Jay Adalem
talking about the league
For its 8th season opening, Dr. Ernesto Jay Adalem, NAASCU President announced that NAASCU will hold its opening ceremonies in the morning, which will include the popular Mr. and Miss NAASCU pageant. Gracing the occasion as Guest of Honor will be BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas President Manuel V. Pangilinan. Opening games between last year’s champions STI Olympians and the runner-up, and 5-time winner, UM Hawks will be held at 12 noon in the same venue. All the schools shall have opening day games in Rizal, except for the Lyceum of Subic Bay - San Sebastian match which will be played at the UM gym. The opening ceremonies and games will be telecast on Sunday morning at Makisig Network, Channel 76 at Sky Cable, with a replay on the next Sunday. League sponsors include Magnolia, Picture City, Sunbolt Sports Drink, Plyo Sports, and Basketbolista.

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