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Say what you will about the Southeast’s depth, but there is no doubt that some of the country’s most talented players are plying their trade for Southeast schools. Many of them are rising stars, with only four of last year’s selections returning (Emory’s Abbey Hewitt makes five, but has not been active in enough games to merit inclusion), so we’ll be evaluating and inducting a lot of fresh blood. Read more →

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Huffington Post writer and New York Rumble player Isaac Saul penned a piece for HuffPo today about why ultimate is the greatest sport in the world. Here’s one of his reasons:

There is an old saying that when a ball dreams it dreams of being a frisbee; and the reasons go on forever. First of all, frisbees are cheap. The standard 175-gram plastic discs shouldn’t run you more than 10 dollars. When thrown properly, they can leave the field of play and then return into a receivers hands. A frisbee can skip, bounce, fly, hover, flip, spin, roll — and even hold your dinner. It can be thrown upside down or with your toes. It can fit under your car seat or in a desk, open a beer or decorate your room. If that isn’t enough, add to the list that they can’t break car windows and they’re kid-safe, too.

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The Paganello Men’s Finals are streaming live right now. Check it out.

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Submit questions for this week’s mailbag to charlie@ultiworld.com or @ceisenhood on Twitter.

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Here are the Week 1 Pro League Power Rankings for MLU and the AUDL.

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Here are the results from college Conference tournaments around the country. The list is being periodically updated by USA Ultimate as they confirm scores and Regionals qualifiers.

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Ah, scores.usaultimate.org. It was never a smooth user experience, it crashed during periods of high usage, and it was all around a bit of a clunky interface. But it worked: tournaments were there, scores were updated, and, all in all, it was a pretty good way of quickly seeing what happened at a tournament.

It was badly in need of an upgrade, but it worked. Oh, how I miss it. Read more →

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In case this was in any way uncertain: “The Triple Crown Tour season and series will be shifting into the summer over the next two years.” That’s USA Ultimate CEO Tom Crawford in the upcoming USAU newsletter.

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Check out the preseason power rankings of the American Ultimate Disc League and Major League Ultimate.

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We have had a large increase in comments on Ultiworld in the past few months. While that is great, we’ve also started to lose the signal (quality comments) in the noise (nasty, off-topic, or otherwise useless comments).

While our comment policy remains the same (we delete slanderous, hateful, or ad hominem attacks on writers, players, or other commenters; we also delete grammatical/spelling correction comments once they are fixed), we are going to start to use a new Disqus feature more frequently: highlighting comments. Read more →

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