National U leads star-studded UAAP Season 81 opening


National University successfully hosted the UAAP Season 81 opening ceremony held last Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The star-studded opening program featured performances from former 2NE1 member Minzy, local band Sponge Cola and heartthrob James Reid. Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry also graced the event to lead the oath of sportsmanship and inspire the athletes.

Meanwhile, NU Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are off to a good start after winning their respective opening games. The Bulldogs dominated the UST Growling Tigers, 75-70 while Lady Bulldogs extended their winning run to 65 games after clinching a 79-71 victory over the Lady Tigresses. The Ildefonso brothers starred in their debut wearing the Bulldogs jersey after registering a combined 29 points while graduating team captain Ria Nabalan led the Lady Bulldogs chipping in 26 markers.  

NU Lady Bulldogs’ next game is against Adamson Lady Falcons on Saturday, 10am at the Big Dome while the Bulldogs are set to face the UE Red Warriors, on Sunday, 2pm at the Filoil Arena in San Juan.