NCAA, ABS-CBN all set for homecoming Season 91

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 22, 2015 04:11 PM
NCAA, ABS-CBN all set for homecoming Season 91
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. The NCAA comes home to the ABS-CBN more vibrant, more competitive, and more exciting than ever.

The homecoming of the NCAA could not have come at a better time.

“In the coming 10 years, everything will be a run-up to our centennial celebration and we will be together with our broadcast partner for all of it,” NCAA president and Mapua CEO Reynaldo Vea said on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

After three years apart, the oldest collegiate league re-united with the biggest broadcast partner and both promised that the start of the NCAA’s centennial decade will only bring them to even greater heights.

“Love is sweeter the second time around and it is with a jubilant feeling that we welcome back home the NCAA,” ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena said.

Vea added, "We're all in for a very exciting year."

Both the biggest broadcast network and oldest collegiate league bared all the things they will be bringing to the table to ensure that collegiate fans will only witness excitement throughout Season 91.

For the NCAA, five-time champion San Beda downplayed their dominance all while their challengers brought up ways on how to take them down.

"This is not a San Beda league, this is the NCAA," Red Lions mentor Jamike Jarin said. He continued, "The harder you work, the luckier you get and hopefully, we will still work harder than them."

Still, Jarin's counterparts have more than a few tricks up their sleeve on how to finally take away the championship from Mendiola. "Whenever we play them, we will have to play our A-game," Letran coach Aldin Ayo said.

For his part, Perpetual coach Aric del Rosario will be wishing that lady luck will smile upon his team. "Pwede sila matalo sa tsamba," he said.

For ABS-CBN, vintage voice Anton Roxas is sitting once again on the broadcast panel along with former San Beda player Martin Antonio, basketball analyst Migs Bustos, host Andrei Felix, current UP coaching staff member Allan Gregorio, former UP player Mikee Reyes, and basketball legend Olsen Racela.

Giving all the proceedings youth and beauty will also be Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Season 4 Big Winner Myrtle Sarosa who will be handling courtside reporting.


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