SPORTS Vision official Tonyboy Liao confirmed that University of Santo Tomas will not join the Spikers’ Turf Collegiate Conference which kicks off on July 13.
UST was given a day after the team meeting on Wednesday to finalize its decision to join and on Thursday night, the Espana-based squad has formally begged off from the tournament due to conflict of schedule.
Liao confirmed to Spin.ph that UST will no longer join and will be replaced by either University of the East or Letran.
“UST is not participating,” he said. “It’s either UE or Letran.”
Completing the cast are reigning UAAP title holder Ateneo, La Salle, National University, Far Eastern University, University of the Philippines, La Salle Dasmarinas, Emilio Aguinaldo College, College of St. Benilde, Arellano, Mapua and National College of Business and Arts.
As of posting time UE or Letran has not yet confirmed.
Spikers’ Turf will be played during Mondays and Wednesdays at The Arena in San Juan.