Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Renaming the AUDL Western Conference

The six pro Ultimate teams that compose AUDL's "Western" Conference are located in Kentucky Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. More specifically, Lexington Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Madison, Minneapolis and Chicago. The last time these locales were considered "western" was 1803, before the Louisiana Purchase.

Interestingly, the most recent AUDL announcement about player prize money referred to a renamed conference, when they said "The winning teams in the Eastern and Midwest Conferences will each win $5,000..."

Seems like only a matter of time (2014) a Western Conference will be formed (if AUDL's expansion plan is to be trusted), so best to give the 6 centrally-located teams a more geographically correct conference name right now.

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