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Host NU eyes strong UAAP campaign

/ 10:02 PM July 02, 2012

NATIONAL University sees a stronger campaign on all fronts when it hosts Season 75 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) starting July 14 at the spanking-new Mall of Asia Arena.

After ruling a preseason event, the Bulldogs have been tagged as favorites in men’s basketball along with reigning champion Ateneo and powerhouse Far Eastern University.

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NU also aims for a repeat of its championship romp in baseball and juniors basketball, while the men’s lawn tennis and men’s badminton squads hope to bag the title this time after last season’s runner-up finish.

“I think it will be a very good year for us in all events,” said league president Nilo Ocampo of NU. “We hope we can give everyone tough competition not just in basketball.”

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The Bulldogs, led by last season’s MVP Ray Parks, battle the University of the East Warriors at 2 p.m. on opening day. University of Santo Tomas and FEU clash next at 4 p.m.

The games come after an hour-long opening rite where the league kicks of its diamond anniversary celebration. Jasmine W. Payo

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