Three weeks after the UAAP officially cancelled Season 82, the UAAP has yet to decide on issues such as player eligibility. But executive director Rebo Saguisag said the league board was open to granting an extra year of eligibility to second semester athletes.

“[The board] is open because it makes sense. Bakit ika-count as a playing year if hindi natuloy?” Saguisag said on the online talk show 2OT.

The league is nowhere close to coming up with a final decision, and Saguisag said there was no need to rush.

“The issue is there and pinaguusapan talaga siya,” he said, citing the local and US NCAA tournaments’ decisions to not discount a player eligibility year from players after cancelling their seasons.

Saguisag said the idea of the league being prematurely shut down had been discussed previously, after the Taal Volcano eruption in January.

The league also has no verdict yet on Ateneo Lady Eagle Kat Tolentino’s case of being over the age limit next season, as league rules bar players aged 25 above from suiting up for university teams.

The last UAAP game was played on March 9, a UST Golden Tigresses win over the FEU Lady Tamaraws in women’s volleyball.

Prior to the season’s abrupt end, UST led the general championship tally of Season 82 with 209 points, followed by DLSU and ADMU with 181 and 161, respectively. John Ezekiel J. Hirro