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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. UFC Fighter Crosstrained With Ultimate

    Donald Cerrone, the #5 Lightweight in the current UFC rankings, has won three straight fights in 2014. Ultimate helped him get there in his most recent win over Jim Miller.

    “Being able to get out there and start fast was something I was having issues with,” Cerrone told Fox Sports Live. “I did a lot of unconventional training for this fight, like sprinting, playing Ultimate Frisbee, wakeboarding, to get my mind right.”

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 17, 2014 at 1:27PM
  9. Brodie Smith Knocks Cone Off Nick Cannon’s Head With Frisbee On America’s Got Talent

    Did you know that Brodie Smith was on America’s Got Talent? Here’s video of him knocking a cone off of Nick Cannon’s head. Smith did not advance to the next round.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 17, 2014 at 9:27AM
  10. Ultimate: More Fun Than Soccer, Less Fun Than Cricket

    Nepali 8th and 9th graders agree: ultimate is “slightly more fun than soccer but not quite as fun as cricket.”

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 17, 2014 at 8:30AM

News

  1. Toronto Rush v. San Jose Spiders: Championship Preview

  2. 8 Keys To Beating The San Jose Spiders

  3. An East Coast Rematch, And #1 Defense v. #1 Offense: 2014 AUDL Semifinals Preview

  4. The Definitive Guide To Summer Party Tournaments

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

  6. Top 5: Chicago Wildfire v. New York Empire

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

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

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

  10. NUTC Chat 2014: Meg Goldbuch & Eli Motycka

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

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

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

  14. Early Season Power Rankings: Club Mixed

Up for Debate

  1. Simon Pollock

    Analysis: Oregon Exits Nationals In Semifinals For Third Straight Year

    May 26, 2014 with 2 Comments
  2. Tad Wissel

    Analysis: UNC Defense Keeps It Simple To Beat UNC Wilmington

    May 26, 2014 with 4 Comments
  3. Katie Raynolds

    Northeastern Builds Drama In Pool C (Women’s)

    May 24, 2014 with 0 Comments
  4. Charlie Eisenhood

    Live Audio Coverage: #1 Colorado v. #8 Harvard

    May 23, 2014 with 2 Comments
  5. Keith Raynor

    2014 College Championships Prop Bets

    May 22, 2014 with 12 Comments
  6. Cody Johnston

    Creating Downfield Space: Using the 3-2 Split Stack

    May 21, 2014 with 6 Comments
  7. Preston Thompson

    Florida Coaches Overcome An Underwhelming Youth Scene

    May 20, 2014 with 14 Comments
  8. Alec Surmani

    UCSD Thrives With Outstanding Offensive Chemistry

    May 20, 2014 with 2 Comments
  9. Ian Toner

    Zone Defenses At College Nationals: A Reference Guide to Playing (And Beating) Junks

    May 19, 2014 with 20 Comments