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UP Fighting Maroons
UP Fighting Maroons
University of the Philippines
Logo of UP Fighting Maroons
LeagueUAAP
Joined1938
(NCAA founding member - 1924)
LocationDiliman, Quezon City Philippines
Team colorsMaroon UP colors.svg Forest Green
UP Fighting Maroons
UP Fighting Maroons
Seniors' general championships
  • UAAP: 5
    1977-78 1978-79 1980-81 1982-83 1997-98
Juniors' general championships

Websiteupfightingmaroons.atwebpages.com

The UP Fighting Maroons are the collegiate varsity teams of the University of the Philippines, primarily off Diliman, which play in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the premiere sports league in the country.

The Fighting Maroons moniker, though, is more commonly used to refer to the men's basketball team (see Team monikers below).

History

UAAP Founding Member
UP is one of the founding members (1938) of the UAAP. It was also a founding member and the originator of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the year 1924.

UP was a perennial contender for the overall championship in the UAAP. The team last won the UAAP Seniors Overall Championship in the 1997-1998 season, two years before the University last hosted the competitions prior to its centennial.

The UAAP has eight member schools and hold tournaments in fifteen sports. Only four of the eight member schools participate in all of the fifteen sports. UP is one of the four schools. They compete in all of the sports of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

Team identity

Team monikers

Prior to the establishment of the NCAA in 1924, the sports press have been referring to the collegiate teams by the color of their uniforms. School varsity teams were called the Blue and Whites, the Red and Whites, the Green and Whites and in the case of UP, the Maroon and Greens. In the late 1930s, schools started to adopt mascots and the sports press would now refer to their varsity teams by the name of their mascots. Sportswriters wrote about the games played by the Blue Eagles, the Green Archers, the Red Lions in their sports articles for their news dailies. In the case of UP, the varsity team was called the UP Parrots when the school adopted the parrot as its mascot. Sometime in the 1990s, the moniker UP Parrots was changed to UP Fighting Maroons when the parrot was dropped as the team mascot. The new moniker revived the old (vintage 1920s) name Maroons, and the adjective "fighting" was added to describe the kind of spirit that the varsity teams of UP have when they participate in the arena of competitive sports.

The other official varsity team names which are sourced from the school's official student publications are as follows:

Sport Men's Team Names Women's Team Names Boys' Team Names Girls' Team Names
Basketball UP Fighting Maroons UP Fighting Maroons UP Junior Fighting Maroons No team
Football UP Fighting Maroons Booters UP Fighting Maroons Booters No team No team
Volleyball UP Fighting Maroons UP Fighting Maroons UP Fighting Maroons UP Fighting Maroons
Beach Volleyball UP Fighting Maroons UP Fighting Maroons No team No team
Baseball UP Fighting Maroons Batters No Team No Team No team
Softball No team UP Fighting Maroons Batters No team No team
Badminton UP Fighting Maroons Shuttlers UP Fighting Maroons Shuttlers No team No team
Tennis UP Fighting Maroons Netters UP Fighting Maroons Netters No team No team
Table Tennis UP Fighting Maroons Paddlers UP Fighting Maroons Paddlers UP Junior Fighting Maroons Paddlers UP Junior Fighting Maroons Paddlers
Track & Field UP Fighting Maroons Tracksters UP Fighting Maroons Tracksters UP Junior Fighting Maroons Tracksters UP Junior Fighting Maroons Tracksters
Swimming UP Fighting Maroons Tankers UP Fighting Maroons Tankers UP Junior Fighting Maroons Tankers UP Junior Fighting Maroons Tankers
Fencing UP Fighting Maroons Fencers UP Fighting Maroons Fencers UP Junior Fighting Maroons Fencers No team
Judo UP Fighting Maroons Judokas UP Fighting Maroons Judokas No team No team
Taekwondo UP Fighting Maroons Jins UP Fighting Maroons Jins No team No team
Chess UP Fighting Maroons Woodpushers UP Fighting Maroons Woodpushers No team No team

Other Varsity Teams:

  • Pep Squad
  • Filipiniana Dance Troupe
  • UP Streetdance Club

The oblation was used in broadcasts as the logo of the UP Fighting Maroons prior to July 2015.
The Secondary Logo

Prior to July 2015, there is no official logo for the UP Fighting Maroons, thus the University Seal is used in uniforms of the university's student athletes. UP System registered trademarks such as the Oblation and sometimes the university seal were used to represent the university's varsity team in UAAP broadcasts.[1] A new logo representing the varsity team had to be designed after UP College of Human Kinetics Dean Ronnie Dizer told ABS-CBN Sports, the official broadcaster of the UAAP, that the Oblation logo is no longer allowed in UAAP coverage.[2]

On July 20, 2015 a set of six logos were released by the University of the Philippines. The new main logo uses the clench fist as a primary symbol with the teams initials UMP. The logo according to the university highlights the "institution's unique history and tradition - catalysts for change and defenders of the people." The letter "M" is incorporated at the bottom part of the fist. The M design of the main logo is named the "M Cut". A partial version of the logo which composes only of the fist with the M Cut of the main logo may be used where the name of the team or the university is not required to be shown.[3]

In addition, an internal, secondary, and tertiary logos were also revealed. The internal logo is in shape of the Oblation, the secondary logo is a geometric shapes arranged in a form of a fist, and the tertiary logo composes of a man and a woman raising and clenching one of their fists, named Isko & Iska. The later two logos, the secondary and tertiary are used for marketing and promotional purposes.[3]

The proposal for the new brand identity was initiated by Mandy Reyes and Pete Jimenez of Nowhere to Go but UP, an alumni organization. The design team is composed of the following: Dan Matutina (along with Bernice de Leon-Yumul, Joanna Malinis, and Raxenne Maniquiz of Plus63 Design Co.), Kay Aranzanso, Ralph Guibani, and AJ Dimarucot.[3]

June 20, 2015 leaked proposal

The logo, unofficially released on June 15, 2015.

Prior to the July release of the new logos, one of the proposals for a new logo for the UP Fighting Maroons were unofficially released on June 15. The logo released on June 15 features a warrior holding a shield with the inscription "UP" in baybayin on his left hands aiming to throw a spear with his right hand.[2][3]

UP alumnus and Supreme Court Spokesman Atty. Theodore Te, criticized the logo and remarked that "There is a reason why there is an Oblation in every UP campus. And so many clenched fists too. That is the spirit behind the oblation: service and sacrifice; the giving of self. It is the same spirit that moves every UP student and alum to raise a fist or offer a hand and not see any contradiction." Jojo Robles of The Standard another UP alumnus, agreed with Te's comments and implied that the logo violated trademark of a vinegar manufacturer which he didn't name and called on the manufacturer to sue the designers. The new logo was negatively received by UP netizens.[2]

The university clarified that the logo is still to be revised[2] and the final version of the logo was released a month later on June 20, 2015.

Championships

The following table shows the number of championships in the UAAP, unless otherwise specified. It can be noted that UP has titles in all but one (beach volleyball) of the disciplines in the UAAP program and the University boasts of successful swimming and athletics programs, with 34 and 23 titles apiece in the league (37 for swimming if one includes NCAA). UP also holds the most titles in badminton (14) in the UAAP.

Sport Men's Women's Boys' Girls' Total Notes
Swimming 17
NCAA: 3
15 0 2 37 *
Athletics 19 0 4 0 23 **
Football 18 1 - 19
Basketball 2
NCAA: 4
7 1
NCAA: 3
17 *
Judo 5 12 0 0 17
Badminton 5 9 14
Volleyball 4 8 0 0 12
Baseball 11 - 11
Table Tennis 3 6 - - 9
Tennis 6
NCAA: 1
0 7 *
Fencing 1 5 - - 6
Chess 1 3 - - 4
Softball 4 4
Taekwondo 0 2 0 2
Poomsae 1 1
Beach volleyball 0 0 0

Note: Poomsae is a coed event. Most number of championships in each division is in italics.
* includes both UAAP & NCAA titles
** does not include NCAA titles

Streaks

Double championships
A double crown is achieved when the Seniors (Men's and Women's) and Juniors (Boys' and Girls') win the championship of the same sport in the same year in the UAAP.

  • Seniors:
    • Badminton: 4 (consecutive: 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01)
    • Swimming: 4 (1993-94, 1997-1998, 2010-2011, 2013-2014)
    • Judo: 3 (consecutive: 1995-96 and 1996-1997, 2007-08)
    • Volleyball: 2 (1977-78, 1979-80)
    • Football: 1 (2015-2016)
    • Baseball/Softball: 1 (2001-2002)
    • Table Tennis: 1 (1998-1999)

These are "double crowns" of a different nature.

  • Men's & Boys'
    • Basketball: 2 (NCAA: 1925-26 and 1926-27)
  • Men's & Girls'
    • Swimming: 2 (2006-07 and 2007-08)

Rankings history

The following tables show the rankings history of the teams in the UAAP.

Seniors Division

  • Gold border denotes overall championship season.
Year MEN'S
Basketball Volleyball Beach volleyball Swimming Chess Table tennis Tennis Badminton Track and field Fencing Taekwondo Judo Baseball Football
1996-97[4] 3rd 4th   2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th 1st C1 3rd 1st 2nd 6th
1997-98 4th ?   1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th 1st C1 3rd 1st 2nd 6th
1998-99 5th 6th   1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 5th   3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd
1999-2000
2000-01
2001-02 7th 7th   4th 5th 1st 7th 3rd 8th 7th 7th 6th 3rd 3rd
2002-03 6th 3rd   2nd 6th 2nd 2nd 1st 6th 5th 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd
2003-04 7th 2nd   1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 5th 4th 4th 4th 3rd 1st 2nd
2004-05 5th 2nd   1st 4th 5th 3rd 4th 7th 3rd 6th 2nd 2nd 6th
2005-06 4th C2 3rd   1st 2nd 3rd 4th 6th 6th 5th 1st 1st 4th 4th
2006-07 6th 2nd 2nd C3 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 4th 6th 4th 6th 2nd 4th 3rd
2007-08 8th 4th 8th 1st 3rd 4th 3rd 5th 5th 3rd 5th 1st 3rd 4th
2008-09 6th 2nd 4th 3rd 6th 3rd 3rd 5th 5th 3rd 4th 4th 2nd 1st
2009-10 8th 4th 3rd 4th 5th 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 6th
2010-11 8th 3rd 4th 1st 4th 4th 4th 5th 6th 1st 3rd 4th 6th 1st
2011-12 8th 6th 4th 4th 3rd 5th 4th 6th 6th 3rd 4th 4th 6th 1st
2012-13 8th 5th 3rd 5th 6th 5th 6th 3rd 2nd
2013-14 8th 4th 1st 6th 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd
Year Basketball Volleyball Beach volleyball Swimming Chess Table tennis Tennis Badminton Track and field Fencing Taekwondo Judo Baseball Football
Year WOMEN'S
Basketball Volleyball Beach volleyball Swimming Chess Table tennis Tennis Badminton Track and field Fencing Taekwondo Judo Softball Football
1996-97[4] 4th 3rd   2nd   1st 2nd 1st 5th 1st C1 3rd 1st 1st 5th
1997-98 3rd 1st
1998-99 3rd 5th   2nd 2nd 1st   1st 6th   4th 2nd 3rd 3rd
1999-2000 5th
2000-01 4th
2001-02 3rd 4th   5th 2nd 2nd 7th 4th 7th 3rd 5th 5th 3rd 6th
2002-03 4th 4th   3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 1st 1st 3rd 4th
2003-04 2nd 5th   3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 7th 1st 2nd 2nd 4th 4th
2004-05 4th 6th   3rd 1st 7th 4th 5th 6th 1st 3rd 1st 5th 2nd
2005-06 3rd 7th   2nd 2nd 5th 3rd 4th 7th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th
2006-07 4th 6th 7th C3 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd
2007-08 2nd 5th 8th 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 5th 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 5th
2008-09 2nd 7th 8th 2nd 4th 3rd 4th 6th 5th 2nd 3rd 1st 4th 5th
2009-10 5th 6th 7th 1st 4th 5th 4th 5th 5th 4th 4th 1st 3rd 4th
2010-11 6th 7th 7th 1st 4th 4th 3rd 5th 6th 5th 4th 2nd 4th 5th
2011-12 7th 8th 7th 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 5th 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 4th
2012-13 7th 4th 1st 2nd 6th 5th 6th 4th 2nd
2013-14 6th 8th 1st 1st 3rd 4th 2nd 5th
Year Basketball Volleyball Beach volleyball Swimming Chess Table tennis Tennis Badminton Track and field Fencing Taekwondo Judo Softball Football
Year COED
Poomsae
2013-14 2nd
2014-15 1st
  • ^C1 Fencing and Women's Tennis were demonstration sports in 1996-97, and is not included in the calculation of points for the overall championship.
  • ^C2 This placing is due to forfeiture of La Salle games. See UAAP Season 68 for details.
  • ^C3 Beach volleyball was a demonstration sport in 2006-07, and is not included in the calculation of points for the overall championship.

Juniors Division

Year BOYS' GIRLS'
Basketball Volleyball Swimming Chess Table tennis Football Taekwondo Track and field Judo Volleyball Swimming
1996-97[4] 6th 4th 6th - 6th   ? 5th   2nd 5th
2006-07 4th 4th 4th - 3rd   3rd 3rd - 3rd 1st
2007-08 7th 5th 4th - 5th - 3rd 3rd - 4th 1st
2008-09 8th 6th 5th - 4th - 4th 2nd - 4th 3rd
2009-10 8th 6th 5th - 6th - - 1st 5th 4th 3rd
2010-11 8th 6th 5th - 6th - - 1st - 3rd 4th
2012-13 6th 5th - 8th - - 1st - 3rd

Team sports

Basketball

Notable players

  • Fortunato "Fort" Acuña, 1968 UAAP MVP and PBA player and coach
  • Frederick "Eric" Altamirano, 1986 UAAP MVP, Former head coach in the pro league (PBA); current head coach in the collegiate league (UAAP - NU Bulldogs)
  • Ronald "Ronnie" Magsanoc, PBA player; Assistant coach in the pro league (PBA) and head coach in the collegiate league (NCAA - San Beda Red Lions)
  • Venancio "Benjie" Paras, Jr., only Rookie MVP of the Philippine Basketball Association
  • Eduard "Poch" Juinio, current Assistant Coach of UP Men's Senior Basketball Varsity Team
  • Paolo Mendoza, scored 69 points while playing for the UPIS Junior Maroons.
  • Paul Ryan Gregorio, Former head coach in the pro league (PBA - Meralco Bolts)
  • Joseller "Yeng" Guiao, Head coach in the pro league (PBA); Won multiple championships in PBA (Red Bull and Rain or Shine)
  • Jose "Joe" Lipa, Jr., former head coach in the pro league (PBA) and collegiate league (UAAP)
  • Dolreich "Bo" Perasol, Head coach in the pro league (PBA) and collegiate league (UAAP - Ateneo and current UP head coach)
  • Bryan Gahol, former collegiate league (UAAP - UP Fighting Maroons), and PBA player
  • Bea Daez, Host of Upfront at Uaap, Abl Courtide Reporter, Host of The Score and collegiate league (Uaap - Up), UAAP Season 80 Basketball Analyst
  • Bruce Quebral, former collegiate league (UAAP - UP Fighting Maroons) former in pro league (PBL) and former PBB Housemates
  • Paul Desiderio, captain of Up Fighting Maroons Men's Basketball Team that competed in the UAAP Finals after 32 years and PBA player
  • Nic Jorge. former collegiate league (UAAP - UP Fighting Maroons and current UP head coach), former head coach in the pro league (PBA - CDCP Road Builders, and Manhattan Shirtmakers)

Volleyball

Men's

Women's

Beach volleyball

The school has men's and women's beach volleyball teams.[5]

Men's

Women's

Football

Men's

Women's

Baseball

Judo

John Viron "Golden Boy" Ferrer, 2019 rookie of the year UAAP Gold Medalist, Southeast Asia Games 2019 Bronze Medalist.

See also

References

  1. ^ Frialde, Mike (20 July 2015). "UP unveils new logo for sports teams". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Netizens react to new UP Fighting Maroons logo". CNN Philippines. June 20, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Ganglani, Naveen (20 July 2015). "University of the Philippines releases new Fighting Maroons logo". Rappler. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ a b c UAAP 59 Web Archive Retrieved 15 October 2007
  5. ^ Cruz, Danine (September 24, 2018). "LOOK: UAAP Season 81 Beach Volleyball Lineups". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved 2018.

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