Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It's Gonna Be A Long AUDL Season

The 2017 American Ultimate Disc League season spans from Saturday, April 1, 2017
through Sunday, August 27, 2017. That amounts to a 149-day season (4 months + 27 days or 21 weeks + 2 days) from the first game in early April through late August at Championship  Weekend.

This 2017 season will be the earliest start for any AUDL season, and the 6th AUDL season will end later than any previous AUDL season. The 2017 AUDL season will be its longest in its history. Overall, the AUDL 2017 season will span over 40% (40.8%) of the calendar year.


As a comparison, the 2016 NFL season (September  8 through February's Super Bowl LI) will last 150 calendar days.


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