UAAP Season 85 to feature 60 events in 21 sports

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) — The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) is going with a complete athletic calendar in Season 85 which starts next month.

Sixty events in 21 sports will be featured in the upcoming season after the premier collegiate league staged limited events in the last two years due to the pandemic.

“Full calendar for 21 sports and 60 events,” UAAP Season 85 president Fr. Aldrin Suan of host school Adamson University told the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum Tuesday.

Men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s football, and cheerdance headline the sports that will be held this season.

Also included are athletics, badminton, chess, table tennis, men's and women's beach volleyball, swimming, judo, taekwondo, fencing, softball, men's baseball, streetdance, tennis, and 3x3 basketball.

High school competitions will also be back with the resumption of face-to-face classes.

The opening ceremony will be pre-recorded and will be aired at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. The men’s seniors basketball tournament tips off at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City between Adamson University and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) at 2 p.m.

The University of the Philippines begins its title retention bid against De La Salle University at 4 p.m. on opening day.

The University of the East and National University clash at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2, followed by the clash between Ateneo de Manila University and Far Eastern University at 4 p.m.

Quadruple headers have been set in men’s seniors basketball this season, where all eight participating schools will be seeing action every Wednesday.

The cheerdance competition is slated on Dec. 10.

In Season 84, the UAAP only staged seven events namely, men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, 3x3 basketball, men’s beach volleyball, poomsae, chess, and cheerdance, with UST bagging the general championship.