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  1. INFOGRAPHIC: WUGC 2016 Womens Division

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    —Katie Raynolds Jun 17, 2016 at 7:35PM
  2. INFOGRAPHIC: WUGC 2016 Mens Division

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    —Katie Raynolds Jun 17, 2016 at 7:23PM
  3. INFOGRAPHIC: WUGC 2016 Mixed Division

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    —Katie Raynolds Jun 17, 2016 at 7:10PM
  4. Hana Kawai Featured On ESPNW

    ESPNW featured Hana Kawai of Seattle Riot and the US Women’s National Team in an article released Friday as part of their Weekend Warrior series. The article discusses the different roles Kawai plays in the sport, her work outside of ultimate, and emphasizes the Spirit of the Game without at all mentioning refereed pro leagues, in contrast to yesterday’s NY Times article.

    Kawai will be competing for the US team in London at WUGC, starting this weekend.

    —Steve Sullivan Jun 17, 2016 at 5:32PM
  5. 2016 Denver Johnny Bravo Roster

    Johnny Bravo's Jimmy Mickle catches the disc at the 2014 US Open.
    Johnny Bravo’s Jimmy Mickle. Photo by Alex Fraser — UltiPhotos.com

    Major changes are coming to Denver. Check out the Johnny Bravo roster for 2016. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jun 17, 2016 at 3:47PM
  6. Madison Heist 2016 Roster

    Liz Gronert of Heist lets go of a backhand at the 2015 Club Championships.
    Liz Gronert of Heist lets go of a backhand at the 2015 Club Championships. Photo by Alex Fraser — UltiPhotos.com

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    —Keith Raynor Jun 17, 2016 at 11:00AM
  7. 2016 New York PoNY Roster

    PoNY's Jack Marsh
    PoNY’s Jack Marsh. Photo by Daniel Thai — UltiPhotos.com

    Check out the 2016 roster for New York PoNY. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jun 16, 2016 at 3:56PM
  8. WUGC 2016: Pools & Brackets

    The World Ultimate and Guts Championships brackets can be pretty confusing. We made brackets for the Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Divisions so you can keep up on the latest from London. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jun 16, 2016 at 12:49PM
  9. NY Times Takes On Referee/Observer Debate

    NY TimesToday, the New York Times published one of the better mainstream news articles you’ll see about ultimate. The article circles back to the long-time debate about officiation and Spirit of the Game in ultimate.

    It quotes multiple stakeholders — WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch, USA Ultimate CEO Tom Crawford, MLU Executive VP Nic Darling, and AUDL Marketing Manager Tim DeByl — about referees, observers, and self-officiation. There’s nothing groundbreaking here for a close watcher of the sport, but it’s a nicely put together story about the situation.

    Some choice quotes:

    “One of the things the [International Olympic Committee] found intriguing about ultimate is that it kind of embodies the Olympic ideal. The athletes treat each other with dignity and respect. It’s a really unique ethos. It is baked into the sport; the I.O.C. saw that right away.” – Tom Crawford

    “Sometimes a call between two players happens quickly, and you don’t know what’s going on. Games occasionally fall apart, there are some bad calls by players, and that’s a bad fan experience.” – Tim DeByl

    “Once you move the sport from being player-focused to being fan-focused, referees are able to facilitate the game and make sure it operates at the best pace and the best spirit of fairness.” – Nic Darling

    “We believe [referees are] unnecessary, and [the AUDL and MLU are] missing a big marketing opportunity.” – Nob Rauch

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jun 16, 2016 at 10:48AM
  10. 2016 Toronto GOAT Roster

    Mark Lloyd gets the big sky against Revolver at 2014 National Championships
    Mark Lloyd gets the big sky over Revolver at 2014 Nationals. Photo by Brian Canniff — UltiPhotos.com

    Check out the 2016 roster for Toronto GOAT. With a healthy Mark Lloyd plus Justin Foord back in the fold, it could be the year of the GOAT. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jun 14, 2016 at 6:22PM

News

  1. Mark Lloyd’s Year “Off,” Presented by Nike Ultimate Camps

  2. Spreading The Love Of The Game: An Interview With Aaron Bell, Presented By Nike Ultimate Camps

  3. Hundreds Attend Flik UK Skills Clinic, Sponsored By VC Ultimate

  4. Ultimate Revolution

  5. This Was The Best Season Ever

  6. Pittsburgh’s Best To Lead Elite Ultimate Academy, A Youth Summer Camp

  7. ESPNU Ratings For College Championships Remain Flat

  8. College Championships 2016: Men’s Highlights, Presented By Nike Ultimate Camps

  9. College Championships 2016: Women’s Highlights, Presented By Nike Ultimate Camps

  10. High School State Championships Roundup

  11. ESPN Steps Up Production For College Championships

  12. High School Westerns: Tournament Recap (Girls), Presented By CUT Camps

  13. Enter The VC Ult Camp Video Awards!

  14. 2016 College Championships Coverage Roundup

  15. 2016 All-America Women’s Teams

  16. 2016 All-America Men’s Teams

  17. The 2016 Ultiworld College Women’s Coach Of The Year, Presented By Nike Ultimate Camps

  18. The 2016 Ultiworld College Men’s Coach Of The Year, Presented By Nike Ultimate Camps

  19. FAQ About 12 Weeks To Game Time

  20. Pittsburgh Graduating Class Leaves Behind Mixed Legacy

  21. 2016 All-Region Discussion Threads

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  1. Patrick Stegemoeller

    The Championship Window: Which Men’s Teams Are Built For Now?

    May 26, 2016 with 0 comments
  2. Dave Lipson

    Feature Game Preview: Oregon Ego v. Colorado Mamabird, Presented By Spin Ultimate

    May 26, 2016 with 0 comments
  3. Michael Aguilar

    The Only Team Worth Watching At Nationals Is Texas A&M (Or: An Ode To Dalton Smith)

    May 26, 2016 with 0 comments
  4. Cody Mills
    Cody Mills

    Ranking Ultimate Teams With the Elo Rating Algorithm

    May 25, 2016 with 0 comments
  5. Keith Raynor

    Tuesday Tips: 5 Ways To Raise Your Game IQ, Presented By Spin Ultimate

    May 24, 2016 with 0 comments
  6. Charlie Eisenhood

    Lepler To Take Over Play-By-Play At College Champs; Toner To Provide Color

    May 18, 2016 with 0 comments
  7. Alex Rummelhart

    Tuesday Tips: Setting and Tracking SMART Ultimate Goals, Presented By Spin Ultimate

    May 17, 2016 with 0 comments
  8. Kyle Weisbrod

    HB-2: From Talk To Action

    May 16, 2016 with 0 comments
  9. Sion "Brummie" Scone

    WUGC Preview: A Short Video Analysis Of Canada Vs USA Women

    May 13, 2016 with 0 comments