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Sipping from the Cup

07/11/2014, 7:20pm CDT
By Media Staff

"Sipping from the CUP" is the daily news column in The Daily Kick. Each day during Schwan's USA CUP, we'll be using this column to feature short news items, humorous things seen on the campus, and even some gossip! Read and enjoy.

If you’ve watched a Super Elite game inside the stadium, you may have noticed some strange logos on painted on the field. Just last weekend, the National Sports Center hosted the U.S. Open Ultimate Championship, organized by USA Ultimate. If you’re not familiar with ultimate, it’s a pass and catch sport using a disc (frisbee), where points are scored by completing a pass into the end zone. 

The U.S. Open featured teams 24 teams from Colombia, United Kingdom, Canada and from all over the U.S. The semifinals and championship games were broadcast on ESPN3, thus the logos on the field.

One of the scoring passes in the women’s championship game even made SportsCenter’s Top Ten Highlights this past week.

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The team with the most interesting, or at least unusual, nickname at Schwan’s USA CUP is probably the Yuwa Supergoats from India. We wondered about the background of the name. Are goats sacred in India, or do they have some legendary properties?

Not at all said team coach Franz Gastler. He explained the name was selected because of goats’ tenacious and relentless personalities, rewarding characteristics of a successful soccer team.

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Some of the media on campus for the opening day of the tournament included KARE and KSTP television stations from the Twin Cities and the Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Tag(s): July 11, 2014