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  1. Beau Kittredge Wins 2015 AUDL MVP

    Beau Kittredge - 2015 AUDL MVP

    The San Jose Spiders’ Beau Kittredge was named the 2015 American Ultimate Disc League MVP.

    Image via AUDL.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 28, 2015 at 5:27PM
  2. Would A Probabilistic Ranking System Improve Bid Allocation?

    Reddit has an extensive discussion thread on the most recent Club rankings, and the top-voted reply chain centers on a popular proposed adjustment to the USAU ranking system: a “probabilistic” approach to determining the bids.

    We’ve described the probabilistic approach before — it stems from an old RSD post :

    When implemented, the probabilistic ranking would allocate bids based on “how likely” it is that there is a team within each region above the bid cutoff. A simplified example: consider a bid cutoff of 20, with a New England team ranked #20, a Southwest team ranked #21, a South Central team ranked #22, and another Southwest team ranked #23. It is more likely than not that the NE team is better than the SC team. And in isolation, it is more likely than not that the NE team is better than each of the SW teams. But the odds that the NE team is better than both of the SW teams is less than 50%.

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    —Sean Childers Aug 28, 2015 at 3:06PM
  3. The 10 Most Competitive Sectional Tournaments In 2015

    2015 Triple Crown Tour logo

    Here is a list of the top 10 most competitive Sectional tournaments around the country this weekend. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 28, 2015 at 2:11PM
  4. 2015 All-AUDL 1st and 2nd Teams Selected

    The American Ultimate Disc League named its first and second All-AUDL teams this week.  (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 28, 2015 at 11:44AM
  5. INFOGRAPHIC: A History Of The Triple Crown Tour

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 25, 2015 at 12:43PM
  6. Bart Watson, Eric Johnson Join Johnny Bravo For Postseason

    Johnny Bravo's Bart Watson catches the disc at the 2013 Club Championships.
    Johnny Bravo’s Bart Watson catches the disc at the 2013 Club Championships.. Photo by CBMT Creative.

    Bart Watson, a player on last year’s gold-medalist Johnny Bravo team, announced his retirement after the 2014 National Championships. After an extensive campaign to get him back for this season, Johnny Bravo leadership got their wish — he’s back for the postseason:

    Bart Watson Tweet

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    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 25, 2015 at 10:48AM
  7. 2015 USA Ultimate National Championships Logo

    Here is the logo for the 2015 USA Ultimate National Championships in Frisco, TX:

    2015NationalsLogo_510x340

    Logo designed by event merchandiser Five Ultimate.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 24, 2015 at 12:53PM
  8. Two New Discs Approved For USAU Championship Competition

    Yikun UltiPro

    USA Ultimate’s Flight Test Pool approved two new discs for Championship level competition: the Discraft Ultrastar, Web Mold II (Hot Stamp) and the Yikun Sports UltiPro.

    The UltiPro is the first disc manufactured outside of the US or Canada to be granted Championship level approval, which means it is acceptable for play in the highest level competitive events. There are also general and youth approval tiers.

    The Ultrastar Web Mold II with a hot stamp design is the fifth Discraft Ultrastar approved for Championship level play. The only other non-Discraft disc approved is the Daredevil Gamedisc.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 21, 2015 at 10:00AM
  9. 25 Controversial Opinions About Ultimate

    Reddit’s ultimate subreddit has a fascinating thread right now about users’ controversial opinions about ultimate.

    Here is a representative list of top-level comments (some have been lightly edited) — there’s a lot more in the way of discussion at the link. What’s your take on the below? What’s your controversial opinion about ultimate? (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 20, 2015 at 10:12AM
  10. Pro Flight Finale Pools And Schedules Announced

    Check out the pools for the 2015 Pro Flight Finale in Blaine, MN! (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 17, 2015 at 10:09AM

News

  1. Club Mixed Video Package Now Available

  2. Freshly Minted Dime: PoNY’s Chris Mazur Rips A Forehand Strike

  3. Picking Up Where They Left Off: Rhino 2015 Club Preview

  4. Questions And Answers About The Final Club Series Rankings

  5. Bro Flight Finale 2015: Tournament Recap

  6. Final USAU Club Rankings Arrive with Nail-Biters: Chain, GOAT, and Condors All Outside Top 16

  7. 7 Things I Learned From The First-Ever Book About Ultimate

  8. Tuesday Tips: Questions, Comments, and Criticisms of Catching

  9. Pro Flight Finale 2015: Tournament Recap (Men’s)

  10. Pro Flight Finale 2015: Tournament Recap (Women’s)

  11. Pro-Elite Challenge 2015: Tournament Recap (Men’s)

  12. Rapid Reaction: Where Will The Bids Fall?

  13. Bro Flight Finale 2015: Tournament Preview

  14. The Man Beneath the Fedora

  15. Pro Flight Finale 2015: Tournament Preview (Mixed)

  16. Sin The Fields: Miami Vice, Muff ‘N Men, Summer League [NSFW]

  17. Here Are The Latest USAU Club Rankings And Bid Scenarios

  18. Pro Flight Finale 2015: Tournament Preview (Women’s)

  19. Aero Ultimate Launches Indiegogo For Coaching And Strategy Database

  20. Pro-Elite Challenge 2015: Video Highlights, Presented By Friction Gloves

Up for Debate

  1. Charlie Eisenhood

    Questions And Answers About The Final Club Series Rankings

    Aug 27, 2015 with 27 Comments
  2. Alex Rummelhart

    Tuesday Tips: Questions, Comments, and Criticisms of Catching

    Aug 25, 2015 with 12 Comments
  3. Ashley Young

    The Man Beneath the Fedora

    Aug 21, 2015 with 3 Comments
  4. Tony Leonardo

    Projecting The 2025 Ultimate Hall Of Fame

    Aug 19, 2015 with 31 Comments
  5. Tiina Booth

    Freeing Your Team From Mental Traps

    Aug 19, 2015 with 0 Comments
  6. Steven Wartinbee

    A Review Of The AUDL’s Championship Weekend

    Aug 18, 2015 with 5 Comments
  7. Guest Author

    Further Thoughts On The All-Star Spiking Conversation

    Aug 11, 2015 with 21 Comments
  8. Robert Gough

    The Fab Five: Riot’s Red-Hot Rookies, Powered by Agility from Five Ultimate

    Jul 30, 2015 with 3 Comments
  9. Preston Thompson

    U23 Worlds 2015: Report Card

    Jul 28, 2015 with 7 Comments