2014 College Tour

The College Tour is back for 2014 following the Men and Women’s divisions.

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Mamabird Takes Flight (Video)

by August 28, 2014, 9:02am 2

Spin Ultimate presents a short piece following Colorado Mamabird at the 2014 College Championships.

Ohio State Fever | 2014 College Championships

by June 2, 2014, 2:44pm 1

What started as a small team with barely enough people to play has become a vast but tightly knit squad that harnesses the ability to compete on a national level.

Race to the Finals | 2014 DIII Men’s Championships

by June 2, 2014, 7:00am 5

Skyd Magazine follows Bentley Icehouse and Elon Big Fat Bomb as they compete at the 2014 Division 3 College Ultimate Championships.

Mamabird Takes Flight to 2014 Title

by May 28, 2014, 2:35pm 0

Colorado Mamabird take the 2014 Men’s College Championship with a dominating 15-10 win over North Carolina Darkside.

Discipline Above All Else: Men’s Semifinals Breakdown

by May 26, 2014, 9:14am 3

Colorado and North Carolina have been the favorites for the title all season, now they face each other for the championship. Jimmy and Coit analyze what got them past their semifinals opponents.

Keys to the Game: Ohio State vs Oregon

by May 26, 2014, 7:50am 0

Ryan Thompson looks at keys to the game for the women’s final

2014 Callahan Award Winner: Cassie Swafford

by May 25, 2014, 3:30pm 2

Congratulations to the 2014 Callahan Award winner, Cassie Swafford.

2014 Callahan Award Winner: Jimmy Mickle

by May 25, 2014, 12:24pm 1

Congratulations to the 2014 Callahan Award winner, Jimmy Mickle.

A Tale of Two Teams

by May 24, 2014, 8:26pm 0

This Saturday morning game was an instant classic, and helped set the tone for each of the two combatants for the rest of their day heading into the championship bracket.

Open Day 2: Just be Patient

by May 24, 2014, 7:50pm 0

On paper, Saturday’s teams and results in the championship bracket were predictable. How the games played out, however, was quite the opposite.

Championship Bracket Preview (W)

by May 24, 2014, 7:14pm 1

Women’s Editor Ryan Thompson breaks down the four women’s quarterfinals

Momentum Making Moves

by May 23, 2014, 9:25pm 0

Managing momentum can prove difficult at Nationals. But it can be the difference between getting much-needed wins during pool play and letting games slip through the cracks.

Women’s Friday Notes

by May 23, 2014, 8:53pm 0

Brief notes on day one of women’s play at the 2014 College Championships

The Standler: Nationals Day 1

by May 23, 2014, 8:36pm 1

Bryan Jones gives his perspective from the commentary booth after Day 1 of Nationals in Cincinnati.

D-III Women’s Championships: Rice Reigns

by May 22, 2014, 8:25pm 1

Zoe Bluffstone and Margaret Rosano recap Sunday’s championship play at the D-III Women’s Championships in Westerville, Ohio.

D-III Women’s Championships Saturday Recap

by May 18, 2014, 5:39am 0

Our D-III Women’s correspondents recap a hectic Saturday at Nationals

Game On: 2014 D-III Women’s Preview

by May 16, 2014, 8:00am 3

On the eve of the D-III Women’s Championships, Skyd correspondent Zoe Bluffstone takes stock of the pool play games in store for the weekend.

Spin Ultimate 2014 All-American Team (O)

by May 15, 2014, 9:55am 12

Skyd Magazine and Spin Ultimate recognize the top 10 players, top freshman, and top coach of the 2014 College Tour.

Spin Ultimate 2014 All-American Team (W)

by May 15, 2014, 9:53am 3

Skyd Magazine and Spin Ultimate recognize the top 10 players, top freshman, and top coach of the 2014 College Tour.

Mickle’s Mamabird Crowned South Central Champs

by May 12, 2014, 11:00am 6

Mamabird may have predictably taken the Regional Championship, but it sure wasn’t easy.

Heaven for Hellfish: Eastern Michigan’s Unlikely Journey To Nationals

by May 12, 2014, 6:00am 6

Alex Rummelhart examines how an unlikely Eastern Michigan University was able to earn a spot at nationals.

DIII Women: On the Road to Westerville

by April 25, 2014, 4:17pm 2

Margaret Rosano recaps the DIII Women’s qualifiers and looks forward to this weekend’s Regional Championships.

Spotlight on South Central (DIIIW)

by April 23, 2014, 8:00am 1

This year’s South Central region has produced some top contenders for the D-III Championship (W), but the lack of a Conference or Regional Championship leaves these teams with nothing to do but train.

Upside for Darkside: A Profile of UNC Coach Mike DeNardis

by April 21, 2014, 10:00am 5

A profile of UNC Darkside Coach Mike DeNardis, his time with the team, and the overall impact a coach can have on a team.

New England Open 2014: How About that Weather?

by March 28, 2014, 11:29am 1

New England Open is the final stop on the 2014 College Tour presented by Spin Ultimate. Teams will be vying for one last chance to snag rankings, respect, or that elusive strength bid.

Power Rankings: College Open (3/28/14)

by March 28, 2014, 9:44am 0

For the first time this season, the Power Rankings are led by someone other than North Carolina Darkside. Instead Colorado grabs the #1 spot with a convincing title win at Centex.

Easterns 2014 D-1 Recap

by March 28, 2014, 9:15am 0

University of Michigan Magnum make their first major tournament finals appearance and emerge as the surprise victors of Easterns 2014.

Power Rankings: D-III Women’s (3/27/14)

by March 27, 2014, 12:16am 4

Truman State tops the list for our DIII Women’s Power Rankings.

Sunday, Windy Sunday: Centex 2014 (W)

by March 26, 2014, 11:20pm 0

Centex Sunday was marked by high winds, tight zone defenses, and another strong performance by Central Florida. Leah Tsinajinnie gives us the Sunday recap.

Old Guys Arguing: Northwest Challenge

by March 26, 2014, 12:35pm 3

Lou and Skyd Women’s Editor Ryan Thompson have a back and forth discussion about Northwest Challenge, the Callahan, and NCAA recognition.

Easterns 2014: Saturday Open D-III Recap

by March 23, 2014, 8:15am 2

Bryan Jones summarizes day one of Easterns 2014 for the D-III division.

Easterns 2014: Saturday Open Recap

by March 23, 2014, 8:14am 0

Jimmy Leppert recaps Saturday play at Easterns.

Colorado State Lays Down the Hammer: Centex 2014 (W)

by March 22, 2014, 9:43pm 2

Leah Tsinajinnie shines some light on the surprise team of the season, Colorado State, and the rest of Division-III Centex action.

Michigan Mea Culpa: Centex 2014 (W)

by March 22, 2014, 9:32pm 1

Michigan surprises us all with a huge upset of UCSB and the inside track to a spot in the finals.

Sirens, Skirts, and Strength Bids: Centex 2014 (W)

by March 21, 2014, 10:49pm 0

At Centex 2014, some teams are going for the title, some are fighting for strength bids, and some are just hoping to get better for Regionals. Can anyone stop UCF and UCSB?

Easterns 2014: Open Preview

by March 21, 2014, 8:07pm 0

Jimmy looks at some points to watch going into this weekend’s Easterns tournament, and examines historic results to find out whether Easterns performance correlates with postseason success.

Power Rankings: College Women (3/7/2014)

by March 7, 2014, 6:28pm 0

Western Washington, Stanford, and Victoria are the biggest gainers in this edition of the Women’s Power Rankings, but Oregon stays at the #1 spot.

Midwest Throwdown D-III Women’s Recap

by March 7, 2014, 6:22pm 0

Despite Sunday being canceled, Midwest Throwdown revealed a lot about our Women’s D-III contenders.

Fugue Outlasts, Outplays Competition

by March 7, 2014, 5:02pm 0

Another year at Stanford Invite, another Oregon Fugue victory. But what was different was everything below the top team.

Power Rankings: College Open (3/7/14)

by March 7, 2014, 10:31am 4

North Carolina is once again firmly atop the Power Rankings with a championship performance at Stanford Invite.

Somber, Windy Stanford Saturday in Stevinson

by March 2, 2014, 8:47am 11

Saturday’s action at Stanford Invite was played with heavy hearts. It also included pool play and pre-quarters upsets making Sunday’s schedule far different than any could have predicted.

Meet Me in St. Louis? Midwest Throwdown D-III Women’s Preview

by February 27, 2014, 11:01pm 4

This preview is part of the 2014 Skyd College Tour, presented by Spin Ultimate. This coming weekend, the Midwest ultimate community comes together to celebrate the blustery winter and take…

Stanford Invite 2014: Ultimate’s March Mecca

by February 27, 2014, 1:57pm 6

11 of the top 16 teams in Skyd’s Power Rankings will compete in the Stanford Invite in Stanford, CA. Jimmy Leppert previews what is sure to be a competitive and very telling weekend in College Open.

Chemistry of Chaos

by February 23, 2014, 8:10am 1

In the women’s D-III division, anything can happen. Zoe Bluffstone looks back on 2013 and forward to 2014 for Bowdoin Chaos Theory, the 2013 D-III College champions.

Power Rankings: D-III Women (2/19/14)

by February 19, 2014, 10:36am 4

Valparaiso stays #1, Rice enters at #3, and Carleton slips six spots to #8 in the latest D-III Women’s power rankings.

Mickle, Snieder Shine As Colorado Mamabird Go Undefeated at Pres Day

by February 18, 2014, 8:09am 8

Colorado Mamabird stay undefeated in 2014 en route to a President’s Day Invitational win.

Announcing The 2014 Callahan Award

by February 17, 2014, 2:57pm 6

Skyd Magazine and founder Charles Kerr are pleased to announce the 2014 Callahan Award. Founded in 1996, the award is named for Henry Callahan, an ultimate player, organizer, and advocate…

Upset City: No One Is Safe

by February 17, 2014, 6:43am 3

The biggest surprise of Pres Day saw Oregon falling to UCSD in pool play. More updates from the Women’s Division and bracket play moves on.

Predictable Results in Women’s Pres Day Power Pools

by February 16, 2014, 7:21am 4

The first day of of Pres Day was met with sunny weather in the 70s, and some wind varying throughout the day. Pool A and D went entirely to seed, while Pool B and C had their top 2 seeds hold.

Dominant Performances Highlight Pres Day Saturday

by February 16, 2014, 6:38am 3

Close calls, nail biters, luck, missed connections, heartache, and loss – yes, the President’s Day Invite had it all. And that was before before the tournament had even started.

Dirty Dozen: A&M Wants First, Not Third

by February 13, 2014, 5:46pm 0

“Just from watching other [teams], I know that our team has what it takes if we come out with the intensity and the fire we show in practice.” – Dalton Smith

Power Rankings: College Open (2/13/14)

by February 13, 2014, 1:51pm 0

North Carolina stays on top of our 2014 Power Rankings after two tournament victories.

Power Rankings: College Women (2/13/14)

by February 13, 2014, 11:32am 0

Our top five teams are unchanged, but Northeastern rose 14 places after a great Queen City Tune Up. Welcome Kansas Betty to the rankings as they displace regional rival Texas Melee.

QCTU: A Promising Prelude

by February 13, 2014, 12:33am 2

Queen City Tune Up was a great kickoff to the Skyd College Tour and the college women’s season. Leah Tsinajinnie reflects.

D-III Warmup: Women’s Recap

by February 11, 2014, 10:08pm 1

Margaret Rosano and Zoe Bluffstone shed light on the events of DIII Warmup in their post-tournament analysis.

Pres Day (O): Getting Back to the Good ‘Ol Days

by February 11, 2014, 10:28am 12

This weekend’s President’s Day Invite in San Diego brings together a competitive field from all over the country. Jeremy Ziskind previews the action.

College Women: Tarheel Tuneup Preview

by January 31, 2014, 9:47am 2

Shellie Cohen previews this weekend’s action in North Carolina

Power Rankings: D-III Open – Preseason (1/29/2014)

by January 29, 2014, 11:48am 39

Wake Forest is your unlikely preseason #1

Power Rankings: DIII Women – Preseason (01/28/14)

by January 28, 2014, 3:35pm 4

Valparaiso tops our first DIII poll

Power Rankings: College Women – Preseason (1/24/2014)

by January 24, 2014, 11:13pm 16

The 2014 College Tour is presented by: [spreadsheet 0AkPyH_zADB67dEtEQ2Y2LUdqQUtVMFY3S3E4RzlnU2c 600 1100 sheet=2] #1 Oregon No team has improved enough in the offseason to unseat Oregon Fugue from their perch at the…

Power Rankings: College Open – Preseason (01/24/14)

by January 24, 2014, 11:06am 25

The 2014 College Tour is presented by: [spreadsheet 0AkPyH_zADB67dDhqZHJGQThza05ETlBQemw4eW8zTGc 600 1000 sheet=2] #1 North Carolina (AC) After missing the College Championships in 2011, UNC has done nothing but improve significantly…

Announcing the Skyd 2014 College Tour [Presented by Spin Ultimate]

by January 17, 2014, 10:08am 5

Skyd’s in-depth college coverage is back for the 2014 season, and we’re proud to announce the stops on our 2014 College Tour, presented by Spin Ultimate. Skyd will once again…