04/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

UC-Berkeley Establishes Quidditch League

"Muggles" took over Memorial Glade Thursday [Feb. 18] as onlookers, athletes and fans of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series gathered to try out for the UC Berkeley Quidditch league.

Quidditch, originally a fictional game where players fly on broomsticks, has slowly captured the attention of college students nationwide. To date, there are more than 200 Quidditch collegiate teams in the U.S. alone, according to the the Intercollegiate Quidditch Association Web site.

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