THE country’s first athletic collegiate league—the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)—inspires everyone to “Achieve Greatness Every Day” as it formally kicks off Season 98 on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, via its official broadcast partner GMA Network.

Live from the Araneta Coliseum and simulcast at 2:30 p.m. on GMA and GTV, the “NCAA Season 98: Achieve Greatness Every Day Opening Ceremony” welcomes back the 10-member schools led by Season 98 host Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC).

This season marks the return of more exciting collegiate sports events. On top of the Men’s Senior Basketball and Women’s Volleyball tournaments, NCAA Season 98 welcomes back the Cheerleading Competition, Swimming, Track and Field, Juniors’ Basketball, Men’s Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Taekwondo, Chess and the All-Star Basketball and Volleyball games.

Season 98 policy board president doctor Jose Paulo Campos of EAC underscored the importance of inspiring student athletes to be great in everything they do.

“For the past two seasons, we have seen the resilience of our member-school communities and student-athletes. As we begin Season 98, the Philippines’ first collegiate athletic competition remains steadfast in instilling values in our students: ‘Achieve Greatness Every Day.’ We continue to inspire everyone to do their best in everything they do, every day. And we are honored and grateful that our new home, GMA Network thru GMA Synergy is with us every step of the way,” said Dr. Campos.

Through the wide reach of the GMA Network, viewers across the Philippines and around the world are able to have more access to NCAA via free-to-air channels GMA and GTV, as well as the Network’s flagship international channel, GMA News TV International. The games will also be streamed on the NCAA Philippines website (, NCAA Philippines Facebook page and YouTube channel and GMA Sports’ Facebook and Twitter pages. Kapuso abroad can catch all the action via GMA Pinoy TV and GMA News TV.

The “NCAA Season 98: Achieve Greatness Every Day Opening Ceremony” treats viewers and sports enthusiasts to a star-studded Saturday afternoon.

Hosting the event is no less than “Game-On!” host, NCAA Season 98 Sportscaster and GMA Sparkle artist Martin Javier, with Manolo Pedrosa and Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo.

Don’t miss the NCAA Season 98 action as GTV airs the live games every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday at noon. On free-to-air, GTV can be seen on Channel 27 in Mega Manila and various parts of the country. (PR)