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  1. WJUC: Terrence Mitchell’s Sky [VIDEO]

    Scott Dunham (the must-follow WJUC tweeter) got this footage of the huge Terrence Mitchell sky (seen here):

    Terrence Mitchell Huge Sky

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 22, 2014 at 8:03PM
  2. Photo Of The Day

    U19 Team USA player Terrence Mitchell, also a rookie on Raleigh Ring of Fire, skies Israel’s Nir Erez in pool play at the World Juniors Ultimate Championships. Via Reddit.

    terrence mitchell sky

    Photo by Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 22, 2014 at 11:57AM
  3. SB Nation Discovers Ultimate On ESPN3, Snarks

    SB Nation has a regular feature where they write about the zany sports you can find on ESPN3. Ultimate got the treatment this week. It’s got your stock “stoner bro” references and a healthy amount of skepticism, but the author eventually agrees that: hey it’s a sport!

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 22, 2014 at 11:28AM
  4. Photo Of The Day

    UltiPhotos has an excellent gallery of photos from the WJUC opening ceremonies. Here is a shot of the Austrian Open team walking into the stadium in the team parade:

    The Austrian Open team celebrates heading into the stadium in Lecco at WJUC.

    Photo by Brandon Wu — UltiPhotos.com

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 21, 2014 at 11:12AM
  5. Follow World Juniors Ultimate Championships All Week

    Looking for live information about the 2014 WJUC in Lecco, Italy? Here are some resources. Ultiworld will also have some recapping of the rounds this week.

    - Great online schedules from Ultiarchive (Open, Women, U17 Open, U17 Women’s)

    - Livetweeting of USA games, particularly Women’s, from Scott Dunham (father of U19 player Hallie Dunham)

    - Livetweeting of various games, including USA teams, from Josh Seamon

    - Livestreaming by Skyd Magazine

    - Photos from UltiPhotos

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 21, 2014 at 10:16AM
  6. The New York Post Is Excited That An NYC Team — The AUDL’s Empire — Is Actually Winning

    From the New York Post:

    “If you are a sports fan in the Big Town, and you’ve grown a little weary of the relentless mediocrity that has crept into our city, there is an outlier wearing a “NEW YORK” jersey that will be playing an actual honest-to-goodness playoff game Saturday night within the city’s borders, and they are worth your time and your attention:” the AUDL’s New York Empire.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 21, 2014 at 9:30AM
  7. Seattle Riot’s Shira Stern Gets Community Boost to Attend WUCC

    If you’ve played competitive Ultimate, you’re no stranger to the financial strain a season can put on a player. The discussion of the costs of club play have become more prominent with the launch of the Triple Crown Tour, AUDL, and MLU. As teams ascend to higher levels of play, travel costs often balloon and players are put in awkward positions.

    Most of us can relate to the story Shira Stern, a second year player on Seattle Riot, shared with the community earlier this week of being priced out of the chance to compete in the World Ultimate Club Championships in Lecco, Italy next month. Stern’s teammates stepped up to help her out, and after talking her out of her feelings of guilt, Stern agreed to return the favor somewhere down the road. (more…)

    —Keith Raynor Jul 18, 2014 at 5:58PM
  8. MLU Championship To Be Played On Custom-Lined Field

    This is really cool. The Major League Ultimate Championship game this weekend will be played on a custom-lined field at PPL Park in Philadelphia.

    “The overall idea was to create a field with the markings we need within a minimal, open design to highlight the unique flow of ultimate,” said MLU Executive Vice President Nic Darling. “We wanted the functionality of the yardage markings without the rigidity of football’s gridiron.”

    MLU Championship Field.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 18, 2014 at 9:03AM
  9. WUCC 2014: Seattle Riot Preps For Worlds, Presented By VC Ultimate

    Luke Johnson & Fulcrum Pro put together a nice Worlds lead-in about Riot:

    Riot Early WUCC Thoughts

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 18, 2014 at 8:42AM
  10. Current’s Alan Kolick Out For MLU Championship

    DC Current star Alan Kolick — arguably the team’s best player and offensive lynchpin — will not play in the MLU Championship this weekend after breaking his right wrist playing for Truck Stop at the Chesapeake Invite. The Current are reporting that Kolick will go in for surgery on Friday.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 17, 2014 at 2:16PM

News

  1. The Definitive Guide To Summer Party Tournaments

  2. The New Fundamental: Revolver’s Isolation Cutting, Powered by Agility from Five Ultimate

  3. Easy Team Orders - FiveUltimate.com
  4. Top 5: Chicago Wildfire v. New York Empire

  5. WUCC 2014: Pools Announced, Presented By VC Ultimate

  6. WJUC 2014: Pool Play Recap (U19 Division)

  7. WJUC Dorms Are Reportedly Awful; US Teams Relocate To Hotels

  8. NUTC Chat 2014: Meg Goldbuch & Eli Motycka

  9. Eating on a Budget: Healthy Options for Ultimate Players that Won’t Break the Bank

  10. DC Current Dominate Vancouver Nighthawks To Take Home 2014 MLU Title

  11. The Triple Crown Tour’s Effect On Select Teams: Help Or Hindrance?

  12. Early Season Power Rankings: Club Mixed

  13. AUDL Playoffs 2014: Chicago Wildfire v. New York Empire

  14. Vancouver, DC Head To Philadelphia To Battle For MLU Championship: Game Preview

  15. Chesapeake Invite 2014: Tournament Recap (Men’s)

Up for Debate

  1. Tad Wissel

    The Definitive Guide To Summer Party Tournaments

    Jul 24, 2014 with 11 Comments
  2. David Hogan

    The New Fundamental: Revolver’s Isolation Cutting, Powered by Agility from Five Ultimate

    Jul 23, 2014 with 37 Comments
  3. Kate Schlag

    Eating on a Budget: Healthy Options for Ultimate Players that Won’t Break the Bank

    Jul 22, 2014 with 15 Comments
  4. Tim Kefalas

    The Triple Crown Tour’s Effect On Select Teams: Help Or Hindrance?

    Jul 21, 2014 with 24 Comments
  5. Joseph Marmerstein

    What Happened? Video Analysis Of GOAT’s 2013 Season, Powered By Agility From Five Ultimate

    Jul 17, 2014 with 5 Comments
  6. Charlie Eisenhood

    2014 Chesapeake Invite: Bracket Scenarios (Men’s Division)

    Jul 12, 2014 with 4 Comments
  7. Henry McKenna

    Pro Ultimate Leagues Are Not In Danger Of A Flopping Epidemic

    Jul 3, 2014 with 24 Comments
  8. Tiina Booth

    How To Run An Ultimate Day Camp

    Jul 1, 2014 with 5 Comments
  9. Martin Aguilera

    How Scandal Dominated 2013 — Video Analysis: Powered By Agility From Five Ultimate

    Jun 30, 2014 with 11 Comments