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THE Na­tional Col­le­giate Ath­let­ics As­so­ci­a­tion (NCAA) picked GMA Net­work as its of­fi­cial broad­cast part­ner for its post­poned 96th sea­son.

The NCAA an­nounced on Fri­day that the con­tract cov­ers five-and-a-half years ex­pir­ing in 2026.

“The first ath­letic league in the coun­try de­serves to be in the No. 1 net­work,” NCAA Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee Chair­man Fr. Vic­tor Calvo Jr. of Le­tran said. play­ers have been play­ing a lot of bas­ket­ball for the last two months, and of course it’s go­ing to take some toll on your legs. That one ex­tra day or two days ex­tra rest make a big dif­fer­ence and it re­ally showed in Gine­bra’s game.” Japeth Aguilar led Gine­bra with 17 points and eight re­bounds while Lewis Al­fred Teno­rio had 16 points. Game Three is set Sun­day at 6:45 p.m. Joseph ramos Calvo said the deal will be high­lighted by the NCAA’S cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tion in 2024. The games will be aired on GMA News TV and via on­line stream­ing on Gmanet­work. com. The men’s bas­ket­ball

Fi­nals will be aired on the Ka­puso Net­work’s main chan­nel, GMA-7, while view­ers abroad can catch the ac­tion via GMA Pi­noy TV.

“We are ex­cited that GMA Net­work is the new home of the NCAA. At the same time, we are grate­ful to the NCAA board for put­ting their trust in GMA to serve as a plat­form in show­cas­ing the tal­ented Filipino stu­den­tath­letes,” GMA Net­work Chair­man and CEO Felipe Go­zon said.

“The NCAA, the Philip­pines’s first and long­est- run­ning col­le­giate ath­letic league, is most happy and hon­ored to en­ter into part­ner­ship with GMA Net­work Inc., the Philip­pines’s No. 1 TV net­work,” said Fr. Rec­tor Clarence Vic­tor Mar­quez, OP, Pol­icy Board pres­i­dent of NCAA Sea­son 96 and pres­i­dent of Le­tran.

“We look for­ward with hope and ex­cite­ment as we work to­gether to form our young stu­dent- ath­letes to be­come the next cham­pi­ons and na­tional ath­letes who will bring honor and glory to our beloved coun­try, mov­ing to­wards the league’s cen­ten­nial year,” Mar­quez added.

The net­work will also air ac­tion in vol­ley­ball, swim­ming and ath­let­ics.

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MERALCO’S Chris New­some tries to drib­ble past Gine­bra’s Scot­tie Thomp­son.
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