June 15: Frisbee on the Quad a true stereotype

The Frisbee has survived on college campuses for decades, and the University of Illinois is no exception. Tossing around a disc on the Quad is on every “Things to do before you graduate” list. You’ll see several games of catch going on from your classroom window (you might have even witnessed it yourself during orientation). Undoubtedly, one of the people will be noticeably “challenged” in the art of tossing a Frisbee.

The wobbly disc spins too high before floating back to the tosser. Conversely, there’s bound to be someone zipping frisbees around the Quad at a ridiculous range, throwing backhand and snatching them out of the air with a 30-inch vertical leap. Who do you want to be?

Frisbee has even gone beyond recreation.< There are both a men’s and women’s club ultimate Frisbee team, the former of which has become a national contender.

You don’t have to be that good, but it is fun to grab a few friends and take a frisbee to the Quad. A little practice will go a long way toward preventing becoming the guy everyone judges from afar.