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USLS to host 2012 UniGames

The Philippine University Games will be hosted by the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City with Sandugo as a co-sponsor on October 22 to 28.

The UniGames is a national collegiate sports competition founded in 1996 by the late Bro. Rolando Dizon with the USLS as the founding host.

UniGames president Roger Banzuela said Sandugo representatives will be in Bacolod City this week for a final meeting with the organizers and for the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement.

While softball is a popular event in Negros Occidental and has a big following in the country, Banzuela said the event might be scrapped this year due to lack of participants.

He said karatedo might be included this year along with a Mountain Run event from Bacolod City to Mambukal Resort.

Now on its 17th year, the UniGames enjoys the participation of more than 50 colleges and universities in the country.

The competition was held last year in Roxas City, Capiz with the Lady Stingers of USLS winning the gold in women’s volleyball, and the West Negros University Mustangs and UNO-Recoletos men’s basketball and football teams settling for silver in basketball and football, respectively.

The USLS volleybelles edged Adamson University in the final game, while the Mustangs bowed to the Ateneo Blue Eagles. The UNO-Rians yielded the gold to De La Salle University.

Far Eastern University ruled both the men and women’s athletics, men’s volleyball, women’s football, and women’s chess, while University of the East reigned in men and women’s badminton.

Aside from the gold in men’s football, DLSU also topped women’s lawn tennis while placing second in men’s side. San Beda took the gold in men and women’s swimming and men’s table tennis, while College of St. Benilde was unbeatable in both divisions in taekwondo.

Rizal Technological University ruled sepak takraw and women’s softball, while National University was No. 1 in men’s lawn tennis.*NAB

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