The secret is out; the University of Michigan-Flint has an Ultimate team. In fact, more than 20 students meet three or four times a week to practice. Ultimate or Ultimate Frisbee as it is also called, is a team sport growing in popularity on college campuses across the country.
The UM-Flint team formed more than a year ago, and has already traveled to three tournaments that included teams from MSU, U-M, Central and other colleges from across the country. While many colleges have a team, it is not a varsity sport, but it is coed.
To give you an idea of how big the sport is the young UM-Flint team is ranked 480 under the Ultimate Players Association (UPA) rankings.Recently, the team competed in a tournament hosted by Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. They played against Ohio State, Michigan State, and the National Team from Columbia, South America.
They won their game against the University of Ohio. Most of the practices are held late in the afternoon in the grassy area north of the William S. White Building. The team is preparing to host an indoor tournament in the UM-Flint Rec Center on December 8.To learn more about Ultimate, and how the game is played, follow the link to the Ultimate Players Association Web site for the details: http://www.upa.org/ultimate or this link to watch a video of a game: http://www.cstv.com/sports/c-ultimate/cs-c-ultimate-body.html
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