Monday, January 16, 2017

AUDL 2017 Season to Start on April 1st

As predicted (see below), the 2017 American Ultimate Disc League season will begin on April 1, 2017. With the 2017 AUDL Championship scheduled for August 26-27, the 6th AUDL season will its longest season ever.



Saturday, January 14, 2017

USA Goaltimate Returns with 2017 Championship Series

After its inaugural year, USA Goaltimate returns in 2017. A Central Conference will debut in addition to the Eastern and Western Conferences.

Central Conference Championship

When: March 4-5
Where: Austin, TX
Division: Mixed (2/2)


Eastern Conference Championships

When: March 18-19
Where: Atlanta, GA
Divisions: Women's & and Men's


Western Conference Championships

When: April 15-16
Where: San Francisco, CA
Divisions: Women's, Men's, and Mixed (2/2)



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Extending the AUDL Cross Divisional Games

There will be only 4 cross-division games scheduled in the AUDL 2017 regular season. The four were scheduled based on how those 8 teams finished (win-loss) in the 2016 regular season. If cross division games were to be played out for the rest of the league, here would be the match-ups:

Los Angeles Aviators (9-5) @ Minnesota Wind Chill (9-5)

Atlanta Hustle (7-7) @ New York Empire (7-7)

Indianapolis AlleyCats (8-6) @ Austin Sol (7-7)

Ottawa Outlaws (7-7) @ Vancouver Riptide (6-8)

Jacksonville Cannons (5-9) @ Montreal Royal (6-8)

San Jose Spiders (5-9) @ Chicago Wildfire (4-10)

Detroit Mechanix (4-10) @ San Diego Growlers (2-12)

Philadelphia Phoenix (0-14) @ Nashville Nightwatch (3-11)

Calendared Cross Coast Challenge (2017)
Dallas Roughnecks (14-0) @ Madison Radicals (14-0)
San Francisco FlameThrowers (11-3) @ Toronto Rush (12-2)
DC Breeze (10-4) @ Raleigh Flyers (9-5)
Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (10-4) @ Seattle Cascades (9-5)

Total Matchups by Division
East  vs South = 4
West vs Midwest = 4
Midwest vs South = 2
East vs West = 2



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Map: Cross "Coast" Challenge in AUDL 2017

AUDL's cross-division games in the 2017 season are being billed as the "Cross Coast Challenge."
However, if you look at a a map, I would argue that 4 teams are not considered "coastal" cities - Madison (Wisconsin), Dallas (Texas), Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Toronto (Ontario).

The CCC is more alliterative than geographically correct.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cross-Division Games Return in AUDL 2017 Regular Season Schedule

After 4 seasons without a game between different divisional teams in the regular season, American Ultimate Disc League just announced four cross-division games. The matchups include eight of the twelve teams that advanced to the 2016 postseason.

Cross Coast Challenge Schedule & Matchups
April 22, 2017: DC Breeze @ Raleigh Flyers

May 13, 2017: Pittsburgh Thunderbirds @ Seattle Cascades

June 3, 2017: Dallas Roughnecks at @ Madison Radicals

June 17, 2017: San Francisco FlameThrowers @ Toronto Rush