UAAP Season 82: Volleyball opening weekend to push through
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 11, 2020 03:36 PM
The UAAP Season 82 volleyball tournament opening weekend will push through amidst the coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak.
The UAAP Season 82 volleyball tournament opening will push through this weekend amidst the novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak.
It’s all systems go for the centerpiece event of the second semester that will open at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
“As we speak, all systems go. We are prepared to face this situation but at the moment, as we speak, tuloy tayo,” said UAAP Executive Director Atty. Rebo Saguisag on Tuesday during the first-ever volleyball press conference at the MOA Arena.
"Rest assured that the UAAP is committed to ensuring the safety of our student-athletes, the coaches, and the officials," he added.
It will be a historic volleyball season as each playdate will follow an alternating division schedule instead of the previous set where men’s games are played in the morning followed by double-header afternoon matches on the women’s side.
On Saturday, the men’s teams of University of the East and University of the Philippines will raise the curtains of the new season at 9 a.m. followed by their women’s counterparts at 11 a.m.
Last year’s runner-up of the men’s division, Far Eastern University takes on University of Santo Tomas at 2 p.m., before the clash of the Tigresses and Lady Tamaraws to cap the quadruple-header.
On Sunday, defending champion Ateneo battles archrival De La Salle University in the women’s main game to cap the opening weekend.
National University will also begin its title-retention bid in the men’s division against Adamson.
All games will be live on S+A, S+A HD, Liga, Liga HD and via iWant and livestream.