Wednesday, April 4, 2012

2012 Filoil Flying V Hanes Preseason Cup: Ateneo Blue Eagles Schedule

It's April, which means the college basketball season is just around the corner. As in recent years, the Ateneo Blue Eagles will play in the 2012 Filoil Flying V Hanes Preseason Cup. Below is the elimination round schedule for the defending tournament champions:
Saturday, April 14
2 PM - Ateneo vs. Letran

Wednesday, April 18
1:45 PM - Ateneo vs. Perpetual Help

Saturday, April 21
3:30 PM - Ateneo vs. San Beda

Wednesday, April 25
3:30 PM - Ateneo vs. UST

Saturday, April 28
3:30 PM - Ateneo vs. UP

Wednesday, May 2
3:30 PM - Ateneo vs. UE

Monday, May 7
3:30 PM - Ateneo vs. Mapua

Saturday, June 2
4 PM - Ateneo vs. La Salle
All games will be played at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Studio 23 will air the opening matches on April 14. I have no information yet whether other games will also be televised, but as long as they air Ateneo's games against La Salle and San Beda I'll be content.

If you will notice, there's a nearly month-long gap between Ateneo's last two elimination round games. That's around the time the Blue Eagles fly to the US for their now-traditional training camp there.

The Blue Eagles are entered in a second summer tournament, the 18th Fr. Martin Summer Cup that will kick off on 15 April 2012, the day after the Filoil tourney opens. So far my Google skills haven't turned up the Blue Eagles' schedule.

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[7 April 2012 Update]

Per Adrian Dy, Studio 23 will cover only three Filoil playdates: Opening Day, Ateneo vs. La Salle, and the Finals. Bummer. That means I'll only get to see Ateneo vs. San Beda if the Blue Eagles and the Red Lions both make it to the championship round.


  1. Buenafe will make the Eagles even stronger. Two seasons ago he won the season with his heroics against FEU capped by the great 3-point shot. He also started that season overweight with a lot of doubters, yet at crunch time with his basketball smarts and skills and will to win, he delivered. This team with its stars Ravena Slaughter and Salva will be nearly unbeatable with a Buenafe in form.


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