USN players prove why this sport is the 'ultimate'

Friday, April 27, 2001 at 1:00am

I first heard about ultimate Frisbee two years ago when I was in college. One of my roommates was on UT's team and would always talk about "ultimate." Being the supportive roommate that I was, I ventured to a game to see what this was all about.

I was amazed at how cool this sport was. It was as if someone had combined soccer, football and basketball into one but instead of using a ball, he used a Frisbee, which is actually referred to as a disc.

Fast-forward a couple of years, and here I am writing sports. It is my job to report on high school athletics and athletes. I am responsible for keeping up with scores and stats and what's new and what's not.

What I have discovered is, while ultimate Frisbee appears to be an interesting new sport, it is still older than most of the people who play it.

Last week I sat down with Courtney Dale, Rick Hodges and Nick Hollon, three University School of Nashville (USN) ultimate players, and Seth Hughes, a Vanderbilt sophomore who helped start USN's ultimate team back in 1995 and is now helping out as a coach.

I asked them to tell me about ultimate

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