Nike gears up FEU and UE for the UAAP Finals
September 12, 2008 by .:.
When the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws and the University of the East (UE) Red Warriors enter the playoffs of this yearâ€™s UAAP Season 71, they will be newly equipped with the Nike System of Dress.
Combining a more sophisticated, tailored design with performance-enhancing technology, the Nike System of Dress is lighter, more aerodynamic, and comes with a slimmer silhouette. This innovative basketball uniform gives the UAAP players a distinguishing look that is coolâ€”both literally and figuratively.
â€œIn any competition, every ounce counts. The Nike System of Dress combines the Nike Swift technology that moves the seams of the apparel to the back of the jersey, reducing weight by 31 percent by eliminating 25 centimeters of fabric. Meanwhile, the combined thermo regulating qualities of Nike Sphere help manage moisture, making it more comfortable for the players,â€ explained Mae Dichupa, Nike Philippines Country Marketing Manager.
For college basketball players, the Final Four stage of the UAAP is the start of the most intense part of the competition, and will possibly be among the greatest games of their collegiate lives and this UAAP Season 71 is no different for the FEU Tamaraws and UE Red Warriors who will battle it out in the name of basketball glory in the final leg of the UAAP Season 71.
Far Eastern University Tamaraws
With an impressive record of 19 UAAP Menâ€™s Seniors trophies, the FEU Tamaraws have continually proven that they are a force to reckon with on the hard court. They also have the honor of winning the first UAAP basketball crown in the entire history of UAAP in the 1938-1939 season.
Currently with 10 wins and four losses, the FEU Tamaraws are have their eyes set on the prize this UAAP Season 71. Led by Coach Glenn Capacio, the 2008 line-up of the FEU Tamaraws is composed of JR Cawaling, Riel Cervantes, Marlon Adolfo, John Alisbo, Marnel Baracael, Marlon Barroca, Ron Cabagnot, Benedict Fernandez, Robert Kave, Jens Knuttel, Ian Macazo, Pipo Noundou, Aldrech Ramos, Mark Romero, Paul Joseph Sanga and Jun Tanuan.
University of the East Red Warriors
Record-holder for the longest senior basketball championship run with seven straight UAAP titles and second highest championship holder with 18 crowns tucked under their belt, the UE Red Warriors has been on a blazing hoop trail since they joined the league.
Currently at the fourth in the team standings, the UE Red Warriors are determined to bring basketball glory back to their school this year.
The 2008 line up of the UE Red Warriors is composed of Kenneth Acaibar, Val Acuna, John Ray Alabanza, Marcelino Arellano III, Jun Bandaying, Erwin Duran, Elmer Espiritu, Gino Etrone, Paul Lee, Rudy Lingganay, Barry Llagas, James Vincent Martinez, Raffy Reyes, Lucas Tagarda, Hans Thiele, Nico Tiongco and Paul Zamar with Coach Boyzie Zamar at helm.
As these two teams enter the playoffs of the UAAP Season 71, their dedication to the game will be tested to achieve their ultimate goal of winning it all. Jet set to heat up the court with their intensity and passion, the Philippines will be witnesses to collegiate basketball at its finest.
For more information on the Nike System of Dress log on to www.nike.com.ph.