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  1. Penn State’s Women’s Team, ISIS, Changing Name To Avoid Terrorist Link

    The Penn State women’s ultimate team, ISIS, is following with a number of other organizations by changing its name to avoid any connection with the terrorist group in the Middle East.

    ISIS — the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — has carried out a number of attacks across the Middle East, prompting many companies to change their names.

    “Due to the current circumstances, the officers of our team have decided it is not only appropriate but necessary to change our name,” Penn State captain Jocelyn Corey told Ultiworld by email. “We are currently in the process of changing it. We sent out a survey to our team on Friday for names and had a tie between the names Crisis Ultimate and Alias Ultimate. We sent out our tiebreaking survey today and should know the new name of the Penn State women’s ultimate team by tomorrow!”

    UPDATE (9/9): They decided on Crisis.

    “With a strong consensus (and hints that a lot of the alumni liked this name best), we decided on “Crisis” as Penn State’s new team name!” said captain Alex Fons. “We chose Crisis because we wanted to acknowledge Isis’s past and recognize years of our program’s development. We feel that this name symbolizes our appreciation for past players, yet it allows us to regenerate a highly competitive program.  We have a lot of goals for this season and lots of changes will be made, so what better way to start than with a new name!”

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 8, 2014 at 2:12PM
  2. Canada Announces 2015 Beach Worlds Rosters

    Ultimate Canada just announced their 2015 Beach World Championships teams in six divisions. Check out who made the cut below. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 5, 2014 at 4:11PM
  3. Japanese Ad Campaign Features Ultimate

    Next, a Japanese recruiting firm, released a new ad campaign late last month prominently featuring ultimate. Eriko Kojima, a player for Tokyo’s IKU!, is the star of the video ad below, and tipster JD Parker who sent us the ad said that there are also subway and bus advertisements with photos of ultimate.

    Japanese Ultimate Frisbee Ad

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 5, 2014 at 11:18AM
  4. Photo Of The Day

    A San Francisco Fury player takes it all in at the San Francisco 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara:

    fury 49ers

    Via Facebook.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 5, 2014 at 10:51AM
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  2. Weekend Update: Sectionals Week One Roundup

  3. Singapore Tournament Lands Title Sponsorship From Under Armour

  4. NUTC Chat 2014: Sophia Herscu & Two Young Campers On Women’s Ultimate

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

  6. Rankings and Super-Regionals: Time to Reconsider the Abandoned Idea?

  7. Can’t We Do Better? What’s Wrong with the Rankings Now and Some Ideas to Fix

  8. USAU Responds to Questions About Rankings

  9. USAU Releases Final Club Season Rankings, Bids to Nationals Set

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

  11. An Emerging Star: Ultiworld Sits Down with Sol Yanuck (Team USA U19)

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

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

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

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

Up for Debate

  1. Michael Kinstlick

    8 Keys To Beating The San Jose Spiders

    Jul 25, 2014 with 3 Comments
  2. Tad Wissel

    The Definitive Guide To Summer Party Tournaments

    Jul 24, 2014 with 22 Comments
  3. David Hogan

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

    Jul 23, 2014 with 42 Comments
  4. Kate Schlag

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

    Jul 22, 2014 with 15 Comments
  5. Tim Kefalas

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

    Jul 21, 2014 with 24 Comments
  6. Joseph Marmerstein

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

    Jul 17, 2014 with 5 Comments
  7. Charlie Eisenhood

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

    Jul 12, 2014 with 4 Comments
  8. Henry McKenna

    Pro Ultimate Leagues Are Not In Danger Of A Flopping Epidemic

    Jul 3, 2014 with 24 Comments
  9. Tiina Booth

    How To Run An Ultimate Day Camp

    Jul 1, 2014 with 5 Comments