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  1. Auburn’s Blake Galloway Gets Horizontal

    Watch Auburn’s Blake Galloway extend for the huge layout block against Central Florida at CCC 2014.

    Blake Galloway Layout D

    —Charlie Eisenhood Nov 24, 2014 at 9:40AM
  2. Kurt Gibson Returning To Doublewide In 2015

    Kurt Gibson, fresh off of a National Championship run this season with Denver Johnny Bravo, will be returning to his former club team Austin Doublewide in 2015.

    Gibson was named a 1st Team Ultiworld All-Club player for the second straight year after an incredible season with Bravo. He will be one of four Doublewide captains next year.

    Gibson, who lives in Texas, is the first announced transfer from the Johnny Bravo championship team.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Nov 21, 2014 at 12:08PM
  3. Ultiworld Is Now On Instagram

    Give us a follow right here.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Nov 21, 2014 at 11:40AM
  4. Should We Reduce The Number Of Games Played Per Day At Tournaments?

    Jamie Nuwer, a long-time player and co-author of the recent ultimate injury study, was interviewed alongside lead author David Swedler about their study. When asked about injury prevention at tournaments, Nuwer said:

    One thing I wish we had done was to ask the [survey participants] to report which game in the day the injury had occurred. Because I would say that 90 percent of the injuries are probably happening in game four or five of the day, because players are exhausted and doing stupid things. I would absolutely love for ultimate to go to two or three games a day, maximum. I think with all these overuse injuries, when you’re in a game, you’re going to push through your overuse injury. The saner we can make the sport, the better. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Nov 21, 2014 at 10:45AM
  5. Quote Of The Day: Olympics Edition

    From the New York Times’ Juliet Macur, writing about a new International Olympic Committee reform proposal:

    Looking to host an Olympics with your favorite sport, even though it’s not in the Olympic program? Don’t let that stop you! Just ask the I.O.C. to put that sport into your Games — baseball, cricket, Ultimate Frisbee, whatever — and it could be a done deal.

    More context here.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Nov 20, 2014 at 1:15PM
  6. Infographic Of The Day: Ultimate Primer Edition

    Infographic about Ultimate by Danielle Palumbo.
    Infographic about Ultimate by Danielle Palumbo.
    —Charlie Eisenhood Nov 20, 2014 at 9:54AM
  7. Financial Times Does Puff Frisbee Piece on Pinterest Founder

    It certainly won’t qualify as competitive Ultimate’s most serious foray into mainstream journalism.  But the Financial Times profiles Evan Sharp, Pinterest Co-Founder, through the lens of a throwing session for the reporter.

    Sharp, 31, insists he’s not that serious about the game and that it is his 6ft 5in frame, rather than any special skill, that gives him an advantage; it slowly becomes clear, however, that he has long been a frisbee player . . .

    At university in Chicago, where he studied history, Sharp was a college champion at ultimate frisbee, where teams of seven race to pass the frisbee to a player in the opposite “end zone”. There’s a lot of running, falling over and skidding, a bit like American football, without the bruising macho element.

    —Sean Childers Nov 19, 2014 at 9:06AM
  8. Former BENT Player Pens Essay About Women in Ultimate

    Former Bent player Judy Jarvis wrote a thought-provocative post talking about, in part, the unique space Ultimate has provided her and her teammates over the years.  Aside from the compilation of statistics about participation in college sports (great to have in one place), I found two parts of the post especially interesting (for two very different reasons):

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    —Sean Childers Nov 17, 2014 at 10:24AM
  9. Marques Brownlee Gets Short Feature In Wired

    Marques Brownlee (AKA MKBHD) is both an ultimate player and a YouTube sensation. We profiled him last summer; Wired just published a short feature on him this week.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Nov 14, 2014 at 10:51AM
  10. New Research Paper Takes First In-Depth Look At Ultimate Injury Rates, Patterns

    A new paper in the Journal of Athletic Training takes the first comprehensive look at injury rates in ultimate, giving a broad look at how often injuries happen, the differences between men’s and women’s injuries, and the most common types of injury. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Nov 13, 2014 at 10:17AM

News

  1. A Pseudo-Scientific Approach To Tryouts: Part One

  2. The U23 Open Tryouts Offered A Glimpse Of The Sport’s Bright Future

  3. AUDL Adding Raleigh, Atlanta Franchises; South Division Will Play In 2015

  4. Mailbag: Club Parity, Time Caps, Penalties, And Profanity

  5. MLU Fakes Online Store Hack As Splashy Transition To New Store Host

  6. Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Analyzing Roster Churn

  7. Mailbag with Mario: Handler Defense & ‘Tricky’ Throws

  8. Proposed IOC Reforms Bode Well For Ultimate’s Olympic Dreams

  9. MLU Signs 3-Year Partnership Extension With Innova Discs

  10. Deep Look: Stoppages, Time Caps, & An Interview With the Injury Study Lead Author

  11. Girls’ Ultimate Movement Pushing Forward with Key Initiatives

  12. A Personal Primer to French Ultimate: Courses, Relegation, and Upsets

  13. Brief Weekend Recap: Fall Easterns (Open)

  14. Bigger Than The League: Is An Injured Brodie Smith Still Critical To The AUDL?

  15. Missouri Loves Company 2014: Tournament Recap (Women’s)

Up for Debate

  1. Sion "Brummie" Scone

    A Pseudo-Scientific Approach To Tryouts: Part One

    Nov 26, 2014 with 6 Comments
  2. Patrick Stegemoeller

    The U23 Open Tryouts Offered A Glimpse Of The Sport’s Bright Future

    Nov 26, 2014 with 35 Comments
  3. Charlie Eisenhood

    Mailbag: Club Parity, Time Caps, Penalties, And Profanity

    Nov 25, 2014 with 31 Comments
  4. Joseph Friedman

    Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Analyzing Roster Churn

    Nov 24, 2014 with 15 Comments
  5. Guest Author

    Bigger Than The League: Is An Injured Brodie Smith Still Critical To The AUDL?

    Nov 17, 2014 with 17 Comments
  6. Kate Schlag

    Picking the Right Protein: Post-Workout Supplements for Ultimate Players

    Nov 13, 2014 with 26 Comments
  7. Tiina Booth

    28 Things To Do During The College Winter Offseason

    Nov 12, 2014 with 11 Comments
  8. Alec Surmani

    Pot Brownie Incident Shines Spotlight On Legitimacy Debate

    Nov 11, 2014 with 70 Comments
  9. Rebekah Hickernell

    9 Keys To Being An Effective Captain

    Oct 30, 2014 with 2 Comments