UAAP returns in March with eight events including basketball, volleyball

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FILE PHOTO -- Students from participating schools during the UAAP 81 opening ceremony at the Mall of Asia Arena.

FILE PHOTO — Students from participating schools during the UAAP 81 opening ceremony at the Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin Vardeleon

MANILA, Philippines—It’s all systems go for UAAP Season 84 with the collegiate league set to finally open on March 26.

UAAP President Emmanuel Calanog announced on Friday that eight sports will be played in the shortened season but he hopes that the association could have a full calendar come Season 85.

Men’s basketball will kick-off the UAAP’s return after the COVID-19 pandemic stopped Season 82 and cancelled Season 83 entirely.

Women’s volleyball, men and women’s 3×3 basketball, men’s beach volleyball, poomsae, and men and women’s chess will be the sports played after the men’s basketball tournament concludes with all tournaments scheduled for a bubble setup.

“We will ask for patience from fans and media partners….

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