UAAP: No forfeiture, but Ateneo’s Perasol to serve suspension in game vs UST


Blue Eagles coach Bo Perasol. Photo by

MANILA, Philippines — Ateneo dodged a forfeiture of their 77-72 win over University of the East, but its head coach will miss the Blue Eagles’ crucial tiff against University of Santo Tomas next Wednesday.

By being at Mall of Asia Arena during his supposed suspension last Sunday against the Warriors, Bo Perasol violated the league’s rule that a suspended coach must not be at the playing venue.

So the UAAP board on Thursday ordered Perasol to serve out the one-game ban he incurred for charging at a fan during the Ateneo-La Salle match on September 1.

“Coach Bo was in the game venue when he was supposed to be serving his suspension, that is why the board decided that he should be serving the penalty,” said UAAP secretary-treasurer Malou Isip.

Isip stressed that the board is not imposing a second suspension on Perasol, but merely ordering him to serve ban.

Perasol won’t be at the sidelines as the Blue Eagles try to salvage their final four bid. They dropped to fifth place (7-6) on Wednesday after absorbing a 65-70 defeat to National University.

UE’s Ralf Olivares, meanwhile, was given a warning for also violating a rule that suspended players must not be at the team’s bench or the immediate vicinity.

Both camps earlier filed separate clarification letters to the UAAP board. Ateneo and UE representatives did not join the deliberation at the Casa Español in Manila.

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  • Macky 

    tatambay si coach sa parking..haha

  • archerfan

    clear violation of the rule..which unfortunately, doe not apply to admu. well, what else is new about this board. if it does not benefit admu and make them champions, the hell with everyone.

  • javy

    This is about as irrational as the UAAP board can get. What where they thinking?

  • nes911

    Lousy decision. The members of the UAAP board appeared like ateneo stooges.

    • epoxxy

      hindi naman siguro kasi pareho namang may violation yong UE(Olivares) at ADMU(Perasol).

  • jus_sayinagain

    JJ Atayde can now watch the next DLSU game….so what if the UAAP Board said he was banned.

    • turin55555

      Huwag….baka i-forfeit ng UAAP Board ang panalo natin!?!

      • jus_sayinagain


    • turin55555

      Now, Palou is demanding the removal of La Salle representatives (Henry Atayde and Edwin Reyes) in the UAAP Board. He claims they are not qualified because they are just “consultants”, not athletic/PE director or member of the academe.

      Doctors are sometimes referred to as consultants, especially by fellow doctors and medicine students/interns. That does not mean that they are not doctors when they are addressed as consultants in a hospital. Palou is playing on semantics.

      • archerfan

        these 2 dlsu board reps have been there for 2 years now! so why is it that this guy is bringing this issue only now?? there have been board members from other schools in the past that was not even associated with the athletic department but how come he did not complain?? so immature and childish. he is an over age brat.

      • jus_sayinagain

        Palou was a hippie during his basketball days…looks like he’s gone back to it. They say believing only in one’s self is a side-effect of the happy weed and psycho-meds.

        You got it right Palou’s play on semantics only shows how limited his understanding is.

  • Jun Go

    there was a clear violation of the league’s rule, pero wala lang…. labo talaga ng UAAP board, panay blackboard at whiteboard lang ang composition at decision-makings.

  • Just_JT

    I thought that if you are suspended, you have to serve your suspension on the game immediately after. So, this is the precedence that you can choose on what game you will serve your suspension?

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