Character-building NCAA Season 92 underway

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 25, 2016 01:48 PM
Character-building NCAA Season 92 underway
TRUE COLORS. The NCAA is looking forward to seeing more character from its student-athletes.

Heading straight into its centennial, the country’s first and oldest collegiate league is showing no signs of slowing down.

In a lively and lavish opening ceremony on Saturday at the MOA Arena, the NCAA opened its 92nd Season, promising to build on the momentum it generated a year ago.

In Season 91, the league barged back into the minds of the Filipino fans with a competitive and exciting men’s basketball tournament. Re-uniting with ABS-CBN, the country’s biggest broadcaster, the league re-announced its return to the big-time.

Now they are back in the limelight, the NCAA is all set to continue with its legacy. As new NCAA president Fr. Aloysius Maranan said, “This is the legacy of the NCAA: to develop and to hope our student-athletes will achieve character development.”

Indeed, with the theme of “Sports builds character: Achieving breakthrough at Season 92,” the country’s first and oldest collegiate league hopes to showcase their student-athletes’ exemplary values. “This season aims for sports to be an avenue for our youth to develop their Christian character,” Maranan said.

The NCAA’s 92nd Season begins with the centerpiece men’s basketball tournament. There, the first offering pits defending champion Colegio de San Juan de Letran against their archrivals and reigning runner-up San Beda College.


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