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Madison Radicals remain optimistic for 2020 season

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Like most sports teams right now, the Madison Radicals wait and wonder when they might play again. The COVID-19 pandemic has their season currently postponed.

The Radicals are part of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). The Radicals won their first league title in 2018.

2019 was a season was one that Radicals would like to most on from. They went 6-6 and didn't qualify for the playoffs. That appears to be motivation in 2020.

"Everybody was really fired up. We were practicing earlier and hard. The guys were in great shape," said Tim DeByl. General Manager of the Radicals. "We were ready to extract some revenge in Indianapolis which was supposed to be our first game April 11th."

Social distancing has made training in the meantime more difficult for members of the team.

"Anything we can do to create competition even though we aren't with each other," said Colin Camp. A sixth year player for the Radicals. "That's what pushes us to be ready for when the season does get going."

This season the AUDL and FOX Sports have an agreement to air one league game each week in a game of the week scenario. The games are played Saturday nights and would air on FS2 on Wednesday night just days later.

The Radicals originally were scheduled to have two games air on FS2, both were scheduled to be played at Breese Stevens Field.

"They're all into Ultimate right now. They are excited about it. They want to see us get back on," said DeByl about FOX Sports' commitment to airing AUDL games. "We're super excited to get on when we get back going again."

A replay of the Radicals 2018 championship title game is scheduled to air on FS2 on Wednesday night on April 22.

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Alec Ausmus

Sports reporter

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