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Nov. 3, 2006

Birmingham-Southern College men's Ultimate Frisbee team ranked among top in nation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern College men's Ultimate Frisbee team is currently ranked 10th in the nation based on the Ultimate Players Association RRI ranking's index.

The team was ranked as high as third in the nation following a recent tournament in Atlanta at Emory University. In that competition, the Panthers finished second, falling in the finals to Georgia Tech after having beaten the Jackets earlier in the tournament.

The Panthers, now 16-1 on the fall season, beat Auburn University, Berry College, Clemson University, and Emory prior to the loss to Georgia Tech in its latest tournament. The team has also defeated teams including Purdue, Southern Mississippi, Tennessee and Tulane this season.

Ultimate Frisbee is played by two seven-player squads with a high-tech plastic disk on a field similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent's end zone. BSC's team traveled to the weekend tournament at Emory with only a nine-member roster providing only two substitutes at any given time.

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