The 87 season of National Collegiate Athletics Association opened on July 2, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum with the theme: “Brazen at 87” with this year’s host, University of Perpetual Help.
No less than Congressman Manny Pacquiao was the Guest of Honor during the opening ceremony, as this was also the very first time that the People’s Champ graces the NCAA. “He is the epitome of excellence in sports, and truly an icon that our students in the NCAA will emulate,” University of Perpetual Help President Anthony Tamayo said of Pacquiao.
San Beda kicked off its championship defense against Perpetual Help right after the opening ceremony, followed by San Sebastian against Jose Rizal, and the last game, Mapua versus San Juan de Letran.
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