The UAAP Basketball Championship: professional college sport
Together with football and American football, basketball is perhaps the most popular team sport in the world and it has millions of fans either watching the game on the screen, from the comfort of their home, or gathering to the stadium to cheer on their team from the bench. Are you one of them? If the answer is yes, visit StubHub today to make sure you get your UAAP Basketball Championship tickets!
College players and professionalism in a single championship
Considering how popular basketball is in the world, does it really come as a surprise that the UAAP Basketball Championship is one of the most popular tournaments in Asia? Founded in 1938 by the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the Championship runs from September to December and it includes a number of Asian universities such as Adamson University, National University, University of the Philippines and Manila Central University, all of which have basketball as a mandatory sport in their curriculum. Split into two divisions, the seniors and the juniors, it is further divided by gender into a Men’s tournament and a Women’s one. Regardless of the division and the tournament, the UAAP Basketball Championship is sure to offer fast-paced games that will have you holding on to your seat – so why not watch them live? Visit StubHub today to buy your UAAP Basketball Championship tickets. Can’t make the game after all? Don’t worry, the website makes it easy for you to sell your tickets back, no questions asked.
Professional league sport played at college level
The UAAP Basketball Championship is played between universities and with college students, however that doesn’t mean it isn’t on par with other professional sports. Indeed, the tournament is organised just like that of many professional leagues, beginning with a double round robin elimination, where each team plays the other teams twice in order to determine the team’s worthiness of the semi-finals. There are then two chances to get into the final match. In addition to its popularity, the quality of this Championship is also quite clear: players competing in the UAAP have included big names in Asian sports like Rich Alvarez, Enrico Villanueva, James Yap, and Arwind Santos. So why not cheer the next champion? On StubHub you can find the best UAAP Basketball Championship tickets, as well as tickets for other similar sporting events like the ACB League, the Basketball World Cup, and of course the NBA.