In 1941, the outbreak of World War II hindered the staging of the 1941-42 UAAP with UST failing to complete its term.
In 1946, UST hosted the 1946-47 UAAP Season.
In 1952, University of the East, University of Manila, Adamson University, and Manila Central University are granted two-year probationary membership to the UAAP.
In 1954, UE is permanently accepted into the league. The three universities (UM, Adamson, and MCU) were dropped from the UAAP due to their inability to comply with the UAAP requirements.
In 1970, Adamson University reapplies for admission to the league with a two-year probationary period.
In 1974, Adamson successfully hosts the 1974-75 athletic season paving the way for its permanent membership into the league.
In 1978, The UAAP admitted Ateneo de Manila University into the league.
In 1986, De La Salle University joined the league.
Through the years, the UAAP believes that total development does not solely depend on the academic growth of a person. It continues to draw its strength from the encouraging participation of the students making the UAAP a foundation truly fostering camaraderie and sportsmanship.
|Adamson University||Soaring Falcons||Lady Falcons||Baby Falcons||Lady Baby Falcons*||Private/Vincentian|| 1952**,|
|Ateneo de Manila University||Blue Eagles||Lady Eagles||Blue Eaglets||(no girls teams)||Private/Jesuit||1978||11,465|
|De La Salle University||Green Archers||Lady Archers||(see juniors section, below)||Private/Lasallian||1986||13,628|
|Far Eastern University||Tamaraws||Lady Tamaraws||(see juniors section, below)||Private/Non-sectarian||1938||28,285|
|National University||Bulldogs||Lady Bulldogs||Bullpups||Lady Bullpups*||Private/Non-sectarian||1938||1,382|
|University of the East||Red Warriors||Amazons||Pages||Lady Pages||Private/Non-sectarian||1952||13,257|
|University of the Philippines||Fighting Maroons||Lady Maroons||(see juniors section, below)||Public/National||1938||21,788|
|University of Santo Tomas||Growling Tigers||Tigresses||(see juniors section, below)||Private/Dominican||1938||33,013|
|De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School||Junior Archers||Lady Junior Archers||Private/Lasallian||1986|
|Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Educational Foundation||Baby Tamaraws||(no girls teams)||Private/Non-sectarian||2005*|
|University of the Philippines Integrated School||Junior Maroons||Lady Junior Maroons||Public/National||1976|
|University of Santo Tomas High School||Tiger Cubs||Lady Tiger Cubs||Private/Dominican||1938|
Period = from:1938 till:2008 TimeAxis = orientation:horizontal ScaleMajor = unit:year increment:10 start:1940
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from:1938 till:2008 text:"FEU" color:FEU
from:1938 till:2008 text:"NU" color:NU
from:1938 till:2008 text:"UP" color:UP
from:1938 till:2008 text:"UST" color:UST
from:1938 till:2008 text:"USTHS" color:UST
color:ADU from:1952 till:1953
color:ADU from:1970 till:1994
color:ADU from:1995 till:2008 text:"Adamson"
from:1952 till:1962 text:"MCU" color:MCU
from:1952 till:2008 text:"UE" color:UE
from:1952 till:1953 text:"UM" color:UM
from:1976 till:2008 text:"UPIS" color:UP
from:1978 till:2008 text:"Ateneo" color:ADMU
color:DLSU from:1986 till:2006
color:DLSU from:1986 till:2006
from:2007 till:2008 text:"La Salle" color:DLSU
from:2007 till:2008 text:"DLSZ" color:DLSU
from:2005 till:2008 text:"FEU-FERN" color:FEU
Member universities compete in 15 sports. Basketball, being the most popular sport in the Philippines, is the most watched and most supported among all the sports.|
All of these sports have Men's and Women's divisions, with the exception of baseball, in which only men participate, and softball, which is for women only. The following sports have a Junior division, in which the associated high schools of the universities participate: for both Boys' and Girls' (swimming and volleyball) and for Boys' only (chess, judo, swimming, taekwondo, table tennis, football (demo in Season 70), and track and field).
As of now, only four of the eight member universities participate in all sports, namely the Ateneo de Manila University, the De La Salle University, the University of the Philippines, and the University of Santo Tomas.
1st semester sports (July-October)
2nd semester sports (November-March)
Then tagged as "The Battle of Intramuros", this rivalry traces its roots to when both of these schools were still in the city of Manila before the NCAA even began. The Ateneo and UP players would play friendly basketball games in Intramuros, and it was at this point that the Ateneo de Manila formed the first cheering squad in the Philippines. Now dubbed as the "Battle of Katipunan" with their present location along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City.
Aptly called "The Battle of the East", or "The Battle of Recto", due to the universities' names and location (both have buildings located along C. M. Recto Avenue in Manila), both FEU and UE have dominated the basketball tournament, as shown by the number of trophies between them.
The rivalry is usually seen in the juniors' division where in basketball, Ateneo de Manila and UST High School would always meet in the Finals. In Junior's Basketball, the Blue Eaglets and the Tiger Cubs met 8 consecutive times in the finals from 1994 to 2001, which resulted in the title being traded between the two schools every other year. The two schools also perform well in other sports, as their teams do not usually place lower than fourth in any given tournament.
From 1964 to 1971, the UST Glowing Goldies met the UE Red Warriors eight times in the Final of the basketball tournament, with the Warriors winning seven encounters. It is the longest finals appearance between two teams in the UAAP. In 1967, the two teams were the co-champions of the UAAP.
On August 11, 2007, UST won their first men's basketball game against La Salle since Game 1 of the 1999 Finals to break UST's 17-game losing streak against the Archers.
The rivalry sparked in the 1991 Finals when La Salle's final game win was protested by the FEU after a Green Archer was admitted into the playing court after being disqualified. The UAAP Board upheld the protest and ordered the replay. La Salle questioned the UAAP Board's decision upholding FEU's protest. FIBA and the BAP agreed with La Salle that it was the table official's fault and not La Salle's why Espinosa was allowed to play. FEU still had ample time to win the game as that incident happened with more than 2 minutes left in the game and La Salle leading by just 2 points. La Salle won 80-77. But the UAAP Board led by then UAAP President Dr. Cynthia Abad-Santos ordered for a replay of the first game. La Salle decided not to do the replay. La Salle was twice to beat; so FEU have to win 2 games to win the crown. On the replay date, the championship was handed to FEU automatically via default (even though DLSU has a twice to beat advantage, it was presumed that since La Salle had no intent on showing up for the first game, the board reckoned that La Salle also had no intention of showing up for the second game).
In 2004, La Salle defeated the defending champions Tamaraws in three games. In 2005, FEU swept La Salle in the Finals, but not without incident as the La Salle assistant team manager and alumnus, Manny Salgado hit FEU player Arwind Santos after La Salle's game 1 loss. However, after the 2005 series, La Salle voluntarily returned their 2004 trophy when two Green Archers were found to have falsified documents, thus awarding FEU, their 2004 Finals opponent, the championship. And because of the issue, the UAAP suspended La Salle for 2006 due to negligence and unsportmanship.
In Volleyball terms, The UST Tigresses and the FEU Lady Tamaraws are up head-to-head. With FEU winning the most crowns in the league, UST comes right behind them.
In Season 69, the Tigresses took the championship away from the Tams, who was before then almost undefeated. Then in Season 70, FEU makes its way to the finals for the second time, dethroning the the defending champions completely and winning the championship after going up against the team they have never beaten in the eliminations, the Adamson Lady Falcons