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  1. Morgan Hibbert On Why He’s Leaving Furious George

    I emailed with Morgan Hibbert about his decision to leave Furious George for GOAT. Here’s what he said:

    I think it can be best summed up in that Furious is going in a new younger direction, one that I fully support as there are a lot of young and very talented players coming up through the Vancouver system. However, I would have been the oldest player on the team this year and I am not sure how many more years my body can handle the grind (my permanent injuries are well documented).

    GOAT gives me a new opportunity and a new challenge, and the chance to play with a lot of my friends that I have only played with on national teams before. We play this sport for fun and for love and I wanted to try a new adventure before I get to a point where I no longer have that option.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 22, 2014 at 12:37PM
  2. Seattle Sockeye WUCC Finals Highlights

    Luke Johnson gave the highlight treatment to Seattle Sockeye in their finals matchup against San Francisco Revolver. Watch:

    Sockeye WUCC 2014 Highlights

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 22, 2014 at 9:28AM
  3. WJUC USA Girls Highlight Reel

    Nhi Nguyen, one of the members of the U19 USA Girls team that won Gold in Lecco, put together this highlight reel of the team’s week in Italy:

    WJUC USA Girls Highlights

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 22, 2014 at 9:19AM
  4. Ultimate Players Rank Ultimate As 3rd Hardest Sport

    Sludge Brown's Ultimate/ESPN Chart.

    Sludge Brown surveyed a group of 334 ultimate players, who ranked ultimate as the third most challenging sport behind only boxing and ice hockey. Check out the full results of Sludge’s survey over at his blog.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 21, 2014 at 12:24PM
  5. Club Roster Deadline Is Friday At 5 PM Mountain Time

    A PSA from Ultiworld: the club rostering deadline for the Series is this Friday, August 22, at 5 PM MDT. You need to go on to the USA Ultimate online rostering system, create your team, and roster at least 10 players by that day or your team will not be eligible for the postseason.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 20, 2014 at 6:34PM
  6. 2015 Club Nationals Will Be In October

    USA Ultimate Director of Communications Andy Lee tells Ultiworld, “Nationals will be early to mid-October in 2015.”

    Looks like the coming move to summer will take place in 2016.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 20, 2014 at 9:32AM
  7. Over 80% Of People In Unidentified Survey Say Ultimate Is A Sport

    Is it a sport?

    Via SB Nation, here are the results of an unnamed, unsourced survey about alternative sports and how many people call them an actual ‘sport.’ Over 80% agree that ultimate is a sport. Feels like progress, no?

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 19, 2014 at 10:56AM
  8. YCC VIDEO: North Carolina v. Cincinnati (U19 Open Finals)

    Here is the full game footage of the U19 Open Finals at the 2014 Youth Club Championships between North Carolina and Cincinnati:

    2014 YCC Finals Video

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 19, 2014 at 10:28AM
  9. NYC Youngbloods Website Lets You Tinder Swipe Players

    As a former Youngbloods player (too busy this year!), I am glad to have the chance to write about the team’s website. The NYC second tier Men’s club team just launched a new website where you can “swipe right” or left on each player on the roster, just like the dating app Tinder. Good times.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 18, 2014 at 3:33PM
  10. Ultimate, USAU Get Exposure in Sports Events Magazine

    Ultimate was pegged as an exciting, growing sport for event planners in the most recent issue of Sports Events Magazine. The magazine, which is primarily aimed at planners, took a look at the accomplishments of USA Ultimate, discussed the sports growth on the international stage, and took numerous quotes from USAU CEO Tom Crawford. Read the relevant pages here.

    —Sean Childers Aug 18, 2014 at 1:58PM

News

  1. Machine Takes Pro Flight Finale Championship Over Ironside, Presented by NGN Ultimate

  2. Brute Squad Routs Riot In Pro Flight Finale Championship, Presented by NGN Ultimate

  3. Pro Flight Finale – Saturday Recap (Men’s), Presented by NGN Ultimate

  4. Pro Flight Finale 2014: Tournament Preview (Men’s), Presented by NGN

  5. Move the Disc! How Sockeye Keeps Opponents Off-Balance, Powered by Agility from Five Ultimate

  6. Pro Flight Finale 2014: Tournament Preview (Women’s), Presented by NGN

  7. USAU Releases New Rankings: Prairie Fire, Temper Holding on to Bids

  8. Ultimate: The Advantages of a Lack of Structure

  9. 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Bill Nye, The Ultimate Guy

  10. Sockeye, Johnny Bravo To Battle For #1 Contender Status: NGN Feature Game Preview

  11. WFDF Responds To WUCC/WJUC Criticism In Statement

  12. Weekend Update: Heavyweights, West Coast Round Robin, Mudbowl

  13. Madison Club Makes The Statement Win Of The Season With Upset Of Machine At Heavyweights

  14. Vermont High School Athletics Association Puts Ultimate On Path To Varsity Status

  15. Whole Planet Could Use Observers Right About Now

Up for Debate

  1. David Hogan

    Move the Disc! How Sockeye Keeps Opponents Off-Balance, Powered by Agility from Five Ultimate

    Aug 28, 2014 with 17 Comments
  2. Alex Rummelhart

    Ultimate: The Advantages of a Lack of Structure

    Aug 27, 2014 with 10 Comments
  3. Tiina Booth

    12 Things You Didn’t Know About Bill Nye, The Ultimate Guy

    Aug 26, 2014 with 22 Comments
  4. Charlie Eisenhood

    Madison Club Makes The Statement Win Of The Season With Upset Of Machine At Heavyweights

    Aug 25, 2014 with 11 Comments
  5. ultiwhirled

    Whole Planet Could Use Observers Right About Now

    Aug 22, 2014 with 4 Comments
  6. Benyamin Elias

    DC Current Flood Stack Offense: Video Breakdown Powered by Agility from Five Ultimate

    Aug 19, 2014 with 0 Comments
  7. Sean Childers

    The Future of Defense in Ultimate: Why Lou’s Help Defense Series Matters

    Aug 14, 2014 with 18 Comments
  8. Benji Heywood

    The Physics Behind Throwing in the Wind – Part II

    Aug 13, 2014 with 8 Comments
  9. Sion "Brummie" Scone

    Video Scouting Report on the Buzz Bullets, Powered by Agility from Five Ultimate

    Aug 1, 2014 with 17 Comments