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  1. Photo Of The Day: Forced Name Change Edition

    The Ghetto Birds, a mixed team out of Seattle, were required by USA Ultimate to change their team’s name. They will attend Nationals, for now, as Seattle Mixed. Team member Mark Burton made up a new logo for the team, seen below:

    Censored Birds, formerly Ghetto Birds. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 24, 2014 at 11:05AM
  2. Brackets Now Out For This Weekend’s Regionals

    The brackets, seeding, and schedule are now available for all but the Northeast Women’s Regional tournament for this coming weekend. Links to Score Reporter below. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 23, 2014 at 11:42AM
  3. VIDEO: Rhino’s Timmy Perston Gets A Huge Layout D

    Check out Portland Rhino’s Timmy Perston getting a huge layout D on a Vancouver Furious George huck at Northwest Regionals:

    Timmy Perston Layout D

    Video courtesy of Fulcrum Media and Luke Johnson.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 22, 2014 at 10:51AM
  4. Team GB’s Justin Foord Joining GOAT For Postseason

    Clapham and Team Great Britain’s Justin Foord will again join Toronto GOAT for the postseason.

    Goat Tweet

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 19, 2014 at 12:24PM
  5. Chicago Machine Pro Flight Finale Highlights

    A bit long for a highlight reel, but there’s some great stuff in this Chicago Machine tape from the 2014 Pro Flight Finale:

    Machine Highlights

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 18, 2014 at 12:45PM
  6. German Nationals: Double Game Point (Men’s Final)

    Check out the final point between Bad Skid and Heidees, the top two Men’s teams from Germany, in the Championship final at German Nationals this weekend:

    German Nationals Double Game Point

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 16, 2014 at 3:11PM
  7. Bank Robber Arrested In Oregon At Ultimate Tournament

    From KPTV in Oregon: “A man wanted for a 2010 armed bank robbery in New York was arrested in Eugene at an Ultimate Frisbee tournament.”

    I love this, from Tully in the comments: “How was he doing in the tournament?”

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 15, 2014 at 1:38PM
  8. Ultimate World Events Suffer From Same Problem As The Basketball World Cup: Americans Don’t Care

    Adrian Wojnarowski, perhaps the country’s most heralded NBA reporter, has a column out this morning putting the FIBA Basketball World Cup (which, in case you didn’t know, the US dominated all tournament long to win gold this weekend) on blast. I won’t talk here about his main point that it is a recruiting tool for Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. Instead, I want to hone in on this quote from an unnamed NBA GM: “[Outside of the U.S. team], there’s more talent and more interest from basketball fans in the NBA summer league than this event.”

    You could say the exact same thing about ultimate’s major international events. Regular season US tournaments garner more interest than international events. There is more interest in a fall college tournament than in the World Club Championships. The problem? There’s not a whole lot to get excited about. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 15, 2014 at 11:53AM
  9. Highlight Reel: AUDL 2014

    This league-wide highlight reel from the 2014 AUDL season is a very enjoyable two minutes:

    AUDL Highlight Reel

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 15, 2014 at 10:21AM
  10. Parkour Is Thinking Olympics. The Discussion Sounds A Lot Like Ultimate’s.

    Listen to this short piece from NPR’s All Things Considered about parkour and consider the amazing number of parallels to ultimate. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Sep 12, 2014 at 12:02PM

News

  1. Regionals Preview 2014: Women’s Division (Weekend Two)

  2. A Different Feel: 2014 South Central Regional Preview (Men’s)

  3. Not Just Another Stop For Truck: 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Preview (Men’s)

  4. Bent v. Capitals Redux: 2014 Northeast Regional Preview (Women’s)

  5. Two Bid Madness: 2014 Northeast Regional Preview (Mixed)

  6. Machine’s Dominance Continues: 2014 Great Lakes Regional Recap (Men’s)

  7. AUDL Announces New Ottawa Expansion Team

  8. Takeaways From The 2013 USA Ultimate Annual Report

  9. 2014 Ultiworld Reader Survey

  10. Prairie Fire Reaches First Nationals, Sub Zero Takes Top Spot: 2014 North Central Regional Recap

  11. Here Are The Teams That Qualified For Nationals

  12. 2014 Regional Preview: Northwest (Men’s)

  13. 2014 Regional Preview: Women’s Division (Weekend One)

  14. 2014 Regional Preview: Great Lakes (Men’s)

  15. 2014 Regional Preview: North Central (Men’s)

Up for Debate

  1. Jeff Hetzel

    Sandy, Surge, and Understanding Star Defense, Powered by Agility from Five Ultimate

    Jul 30, 2014 with 12 Comments
  2. Steven Wartinbee

    San Jose Spiders Dominate The Toronto Rush To Win AUDL Title

    Jul 30, 2014 with 3 Comments
  3. Guest Author

    The Spirit Spike: A Story From Masters Nationals

    Jul 28, 2014 with 29 Comments
  4. Michael Kinstlick

    8 Keys To Beating The San Jose Spiders

    Jul 25, 2014 with 3 Comments
  5. Tad Wissel

    The Definitive Guide To Summer Party Tournaments

    Jul 24, 2014 with 22 Comments
  6. David Hogan

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

    Jul 23, 2014 with 42 Comments
  7. Kate Schlag

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

    Jul 22, 2014 with 15 Comments
  8. Tim Kefalas

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

    Jul 21, 2014 with 24 Comments
  9. Joseph Marmerstein

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

    Jul 17, 2014 with 5 Comments