Past Articles from Alexander Palmer

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Alexander Palmer is an Ultiworld opinion columnist. He is the captain of Columbia University’s Open team, Uptown Local. He has played in the Club series with Flight NYC. He lives in New York City.

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  • Sin The Fields: The Hex — A Revolution or Complete Nonsense?
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    1. Block On MLU Sponsorship Raises Questions About USAU’s Role

      On the surface, USA Ultimate’s recent decision to block the MLU as a jersey sponsor for Championship events is unremarkable.

    2. Think USA Ultimate Isn’t Serving Your Needs? Then Vote.

      A week from today, one of the most important Ultimate events of the year will take place. Somehow, I’m not talking about Club Nationals.

    3. How To Land A Great Rookie Class: 5 Tips For Retaining New Prospects

      By this point in the fall, most college teams will have been practicing for at least a week or two.

    4. It’s Our House! AMP Uses Late Run To Win Philly Invite

      PHILADELPHIA — Playing at home, Philadelphia’s AMP avenged a pool play loss in the finals, taking down Iowa’s Chad Larson Experience 15-13 to take home…

    5. Philly Invite: Day One Recap

      This year’s Philly Invite, the site of the Triple Crown Tour’s Pro-Elite Challenge for the Mixed Division, gives us an early look at many of…

    6. MLU Suspension, Censorship A No-Win Decision

      Major League Ultimate has made a huge mistake.

    7. ESPN Brings Professionalism To Ultimate Coverage: Here’s How They Can Get Better

      It finally happened: Ultimate is now on ESPN. Though the College Championships only streamed online on ESPN3, it was still a milestone for the sport. But their coverage wasn't perfect, here's how they can take their professional coverage even higher.

    8. Go Train: When College Players Should Skip The Club Season

      I think captains and coaches are sometimes too eager to push their young players to play club over the Summer.

    9. Selecting A College Captain: Consider The Culture

      For most teams, the college season is over. This means that programs across the country will be selecting their captains for the upcoming season.

    10. NexGen 2013 Will Be A Great Team, But Is It A Bit…Boring?

      Let’s get this out of the way: I think NexGen is just about the coolest thing ever.

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  • Mailbag: Overhauling USAU’s Approach to Events
    Subscriber article
  • Deep Look: Radical Rethinking of Ultimate
    Includes bonus segment
  • Cash Line [An Ultiworld Disc Golf Newsletter] - Issue #6
    Subscriber newsletter
  • Sin The Fields: The Hex — A Revolution or Complete Nonsense?
    Includes bonus segment