WATCH: NCAA kicks off Season 91 with fiery opening

Posted at Jun 27 2015 02:50 PM | Updated as of Jun 28 2015 09:41 AM

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) kicked off its 91st season on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena with an impressive dance routine that signaled the start of college wars in the oldest collegiate league in the country.

The fiery dance number also featured "gigantic mascots" that symbolized each of the participating schools. The biggest mascot, a phoenix whose fiery colors reflected brightly under the lights, emerged near the end of the routine.

This year’s NCAA, hosted by the Mapua Cardinals, has the theme "Engineered for Sports Excellence in the New Decade."

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