Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Ultimate frisbee flings back to Southeast

Monday, February 12, 2018
Ultimate frisbee president Connor McGough practices with his team on the old band practice field.
Photo by Eddie Ruprecht

The Ultimate Frisbee Club at Southeast has been re-established thanks to Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts. Members come together twice a week to practice and toss the disk.

Club president Connor McGough said that they practice right behind towers on the old band field, which is now the Ultimate Frisbee field. McGough said the club is now back up and running after last year’s president resigned.

Ultimate frisbee takes place on a field similar to a football field. Each team takes turns at offense and defense with unlimited amounts of downs. The team on offense may pass the Frisbee as much as they want until they drop the Frisbee or have an incomplete pass, therefore turning the disc over to the other team. The objective of the game is to outscore the other team, each goal being worth one point.

“After the first week of school we had a glow-in-the-dark game, we got tons of people out for that,” McGough said. “So that was tons of fun, and now we’re starting to build it from what we can”.

McGough said they accept everyone on the club team, guys and girls.

“Anyone that has a passion for the game, whether you play it or not, it doesn’t matter,” McGough said. "We are here to teach and get a Frisbee in the hands of people who may not have touched a Frisbee in their life."

With high hopes for the team, McGough is looking forward to the first tournament in March in North Carolina.

“We’re planning on playing some other teams like SIUE, Rolla close by, maybe get one up in Saint Louis or maybe even get one out by Mizzou.”

The Southeast Ultimate Frisbee Cub doesn’t stop there. When not out of town playing other schools, or exploring other competition during tournaments, the club plans to stay busy on campus.

“We do intramurals with the Greeks, but besides that there’s really no one that we play with regularly,” McGough said.

With around 25 members at practice each week, the club has a bright future. McGough said the club has about 40 people and is looking to expand as a club.

“I would like to be able to do 14 per team. I would like to have a solid two full teams to be able to take to tournaments,” he said.

After talking about the club and its future at Southeast, McGough voiced his passion he has for the sport.

“I really just want to see it stay after I leave, that would be a nice way to do it,” McGough said.

For those interested in joining the club, or even learning how to play, members come together on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. behind Towers on the old band field to practice drills and scrimmage. More information about the club can be found on Facebook. Students can also contact McGough at (224) 456-2137 or cjmcgough1s@semo.edu, or vice president Keaton Wiesehan at (314) 287-9464 krwiesehan1s@semo.edu.

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