The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) mounted in 1924 is an athletic affiliation of ten non-public schools and universities in Metro Manila. It is the oldest collegiate athletic affiliation in the country. The Philippine NCAA isn’t affiliated with the NCAA of the United States.
The NCAA in the Philippines was created in 1924 on the proposal of Dr. Regino R. Ylanan, a University of the Philippines physical education professor (UP). The Ateneo de Manila, De La Salle College, Institute (now Far Eastern University), National University (NU), San Beda College (SBC), University of Manila, University of the Philippines, and the University of Santo Tomas were the original members (UST). This resulted in the development of a triangle meet between NU, UP, and UST, via an Article of Agreement, with the Board of Control’s proviso that NCAA events take precedence.
The University of the Philippines, the solely public institution among member schools, protested the Board of Directors’ selection to file archives of incorporation with the then Bureau of Commerce in 1930, claiming that it would lead to commercialization. The UP and the University of Santo Tomas secondly in 1936 withdrew totally from the NCAA and endured with their league, even as FEU withdrew on its personal.
The old-timers are Ateneo de Manila, secondly Colegio de San Juan de Letran, La Salle College, José Rizal College, Mapa Institute of Technology, and San Beda, which have all stayed in the league. In 1936, in addition the league’s basketball games were moved to the recently completed Rizal Memorial Coliseum. Obviously because of its proximity to a few of the universities, especially since the majority of the colleges were in Manila.
The NCAA was at its pinnacle during the postwar years. However, the Loyola Center on the Ateneo campus is the league’s new home. During the 1950s will be remembered as one of the most successful decades in NCAA history. At the outset of the firstly decade, the fabled Letran Murder Inc. was at its peak. In addition, the legendary era, the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles and the San Beda Red Lions will eventually meet.
The Crispulo Zamora Cup was also known as the decade of the 1950s. In addition the Crispulo Zamora Cup was awarded by the NCAA to the first team to win three consecutive championships. Firstly, Carlos Loyzaga (San Beda), Lauro “the Fox” Mumar (Letran). Secondly Frankie Rabat (Ateneo) were among the legendary collegiate players of the decade. In conclusion, San Beda won the championship in 1951 and 1952. However in 1953, Ateneo defeated San Beda and won the championship in 1954.
The Crispulo Zamora Cup, which San Beda eventually won, was decided in the 1955 season. Therefore, La Salle made their own statement in the post-Zamora Cup era by winning the championship in 1956. Despite this, Ateneo persevered and won the title in 1957 and 1958. Particularly, San Beda ended the memorable decade of the 1950s by defeating a third straight post-Zamora title in 1959.
As the league’s membership dwindled to four, new members were actively sought. In 1984, Rizal’s Perpetual Help College was admitted as a member. According to periodicals at the time, Trinity College was finally admitted as a full member a year later. Especially after being a probationary member for more than a decade. As part of the remedies to assure security during the NCAA games. Measures were made to prevent large brawls from breaking out, such as patrolling by the different faculties of the member institutions and crowd management. Moreover, in the late 1990s, the league expanded to eight schools with the inclusion of PCU and La Salle-College.
Due to the League’s terrible reputation as a result of repeated brawls during games, television coverage of NCAA basketball game suspended by the networks in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition, Vintage Broadcast resumed television coverage of NCAA basketball events in 1998, after several years of no coverage. Until 1999, the bulk of basketball games shown live on IBC 13. The league transferred its television coverage from Vintage to the MCI group in 2000, and games broadcast on People’s Television Network, but just one game per day until the NCAA games produced by Silverstar Sports in 2001.
The NCAA has decided on its expansion strategy. Division II, as it will be known, will be made up of schools that have recently been admitted. Firstly, Arellano University, secondly, Emilio Aguinaldo College, and the thirdly Lyceum of the Philippines University are among the schools that the league has visited and invited. However, NCAA South institutions do not compete against those in the main league. NCAA South, in addition is an extension of the league, founded in 1998 by member colleges in the Calabarzon region and southern Metro Manila.
In NCAA Philippines Season 83 (2007–08), a Mapa Juniors squad, which had been on hiatus since NCAA Season 81 (2005–06), was set to return. Malayan High School in addition, will compete in the NCAA Juniors Division for the Mapua Institute of Technology. By the 2007-08 firstly academic year, this newly built High School would be completely operating. However, the Mapua Junior Varsity team’s intended return in NCAA Season 83 (2007–08) did not occur, and it instead returned in NCAA Season 84 (2008–09).
The seniors’ teams competed in the 2008–09 season, but starting in the 2009–10 season, all teams would take an indefinite hiatus. As a result, the Management Committee began looking for a replacement for PCU, although it was decided that such alternatives would have to wait until the 2010–11 season.
The status of AU and EAC raised to probationary membership the following season. In the 2011–12 season, Lyceum of the Philippines University, which had previously applied for membership, accepted as a guest team. After completing the league’s qualifications, Arellano has been a regular member since the 2013–14 season. In conclusion, the league accepted EAC and Lyceum as regular members for the 2015–16 season.
Over the time and years, the number firstly and character of NCAA members have shifted. The following schools and universities are now members of the association, along with their team names, affiliations, and years of membership.
|Arellano University||1938 as Arellano Law College|
Colegio de San Juan de Letran
|1620 as Colegio de Niños Huerfanos de San Juan de Letran||Private/Catholic|
Order of Preachers
|1928–1933, 1936–1980, 1981–present|
|De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde||1980 as College of Career Development, renamed De La Salle University-College of St. Benilde in 1988||Private/Catholic|
De La Salle Christian Brothers
|La Salle Green Hills||1959 as La Salle – Green Hills||Private/Catholic|
De La Salle Christian Brothers
|Emilio Aguinaldo College||1957 as Marian School of Midwifery||Private/Nonsectarian|
|Immaculate Conception Academy||1947||Private/Nonsectarian||2009–present|
José Rizal University
|1919 as Far Eastern College, renamed as José Rizal College in 1922||Private/Nonsectarian||1927–present|
|Lyceum of the Philippines University||1952 as Lyceum of the Philippines||Private/Nonsectarian||2011–present|
|Lyceum of the Philippines University–Cavite||2008||Private/Nonsectarian||2011–present|
|Mapúa University||1925 as Mapúa Institute of Technology||Private/Nonsectarian||1930–present|
|Malayan High School of Science||2005||Private/Nonsectarian||2008–present|
|San Beda University||1901 as El Colegio de San Beda||Private/Catholic|
Order of Saint Benedict
|San Sebastian College – Recoletos||1941||Private/Catholic|
Order of Augustinian Recollects
|University of Perpetual Help System DALTA||1975 as Perpetual Help College of Rizal||Private/Nonsectarian||1984–present|
In particular, the league’s affairs are managing by the Policy Board and the Management Committee. Furthermore, the Board and Committee, which are made up of representatives from each of the 10 member schools, decide on member school acceptance and suspension, game reversals and replays, and other official actions.
Therefore, each school competes in 11 sports. Secondly over the course of the nearly year-long season, which runs from June to March. Additionally, each sport is divided into two divisions: Juniors for male high-school students and Seniors for college students. Firstly, for some events, there are male and female Seniors divisions at the end of the academic year. Secondly giving a trophy based on the total points scored in a championship to the school with the best performance in all sports.
Paulino Cayco of Arellano University is the current president of the Policy Board, while Peter Cayco of Arellano University leads the Management Committee.