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How Do You Play Muggle Quidditch?

Quora | Posted 04.28.2015 | Sports
Quora

The game is played on a 'pitch', about the third of the length of a soccer field, it is roughly elliptical in shape, though the edges are not treated as 'hard' boundaries as they tend to be in other sports. There are three hoops of varying heights at each end of the pitch, if premade hoops aren't available, many teams will resort to hanging hulahoops from soccer nets.

Gender Equality in Sports -- Quidditch Wins

Sean Pagoada | Posted 09.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Pagoada

What sets quidditch apart from other sports is its two-minimum gender rule, established by the International Quidditch Association. Quidditch values diversity and that, to me, is one of the most powerful messages we can send out.

IT'S ON: Quidditch World Cup 2013!

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 04.12.2013 | College

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The way Alex Benepe remembers it, his roommate's idea to make quidditch more than a broom-riding fantasy confined to books and the ...

University of Miami Is a Quidditch World Cup Favorite

Alex Benepe | Posted 06.04.2013 | Sports
Alex Benepe

The sixth annual real-life Quidditch World Cup (based on the Harry Potter books) is coming to Florida in two weeks, and University of Miami, one of the top teams in the world, has been ranked by quidditch analysts (yes, they exist) as a likely contender to win it.

PHOTOS: The Proposal Every 'Harry Potter' Fan Dreams Of

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 03.29.2013 | Weddings

Rachel Allison knew her girlfriend, Jaquie Richards, had been a "Harry Potter" fan since 4th grade. So when Allison decided to pop the question, she t...

Quidditch Pong Is A Thing

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.05.2012 | College

America may no longer be glowing scarlet and gold in Harry Potter fever, but that hasn't stopped a group of enterprising young people from appropriati...

Girl Impersonates All 151 Pokemon Characters (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2012 | Teen

Ready for a blast from the past? YouTube user brizzyvoices uploaded a seven-minute clip of herself impersonating all 151 original Pokémon characters....

WIZARD MOVE: Quidditch Tourney Next Step To Olympic Acceptance?

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.06.2012 | Weird News

Quidditch may be a big sport in the wizard world, but it's going to take one Hagrid-sized show to turn the heads of Olympics brass. A tournament ta...

The Quidditch World Cup Starts Today!

Emily Thorp | Posted 01.12.2012 | Home
Emily Thorp

If you're a Harry Potter fan like I am and have not seen a Quidditch World Cup, I would strongly suggest you check it out on November 12 or 13 in New York City. I'll be there!

How To Play Quidditch (VIDEO)

edgewater.patch.com | Mitchelle Stephenson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

Fantasy Harry Potter game is played out on the field at South River High to raise money for Harvest for the Hungry. Click here to watch the video o...

10 Reasons Why You Should Come to the Quidditch World Cup

Alex Benepe | Posted 11.23.2011 | New York
Alex Benepe

For one reason or another, quidditch still gets stereotyped as fantasy-fulfillment for chubby nerds. Anyone who still holds this illusion should come to the World Cup.

Reading Harry Potter and Other Multi-Volume Works in One Big Gulp

Dave Astor | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

For me, reading a book series after all the installments have been written is as satisfying as watching a great Quidditch match. Well, almost.

Harry Potter Has Its Share Of College Fans

stltoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The trash talk was starting. "I challenge anyone to beat me," an online post taunted. Washington University students are quite competitive when ...

Scenes From The Quidditch World Cup (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Quidditch World Cup took place this weekend and the Washington Square News was there to capture all the action. See their full coverage here -- an...

WATCH: Muggles Compete In The Quidditch World Cup

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hipsters and nerds gathered at the DeWitt Clinton Park in New York City this weekend to battle in the Quidditch World Cup. Seekers, Snitch Runners...

St. Lawrence University First-Year Cup Inspired by Harry Potter House & Quidditch Cups

Steven Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Steven Horwitz

Hundreds of colleges have emulated Harry Potter movies by starting Quidditch teams, but here at St. Lawrence University, we've taken things a bit further.

Harry Potter: Now and Forever or Never More?

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

J. K. Rowling excited her fans recently by hinting that she wasn't ruling out the possibility of writing more about Harry Potter. While Daniel Radcliffe may be done, what about his character and his story?

Quidditch In Central Park: Harry Potter Game Comes To Life In New York

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The seeker from the Bronx High School of Science had to jump a fence and follow the snitch down Fifth Avenue. He caught the snitch bu...

'Wizarding World Of Harry Potter' Theme Park Opens Next Week: Fans Rave About Quidditch, Butterbeer

AP | TRAVIS REED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

ORLANDO, Fla. — Until now, Harry Potter fans could merely imagine the sensation of quaffing a butterbeer, finding a magic wand at Ollivander's o...

Quidditch: One Of The Fastest-Growing College Sports

Boston Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The university, which recently cut hundreds of jobs and such perks as hot breakfast at dining halls in the wake of a 30 percent drop in its endowment,...

Northwestern Launching Intramural Quidditch

The Daily Northwestern | Luke Siuty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Northwestern students may soon be able to pass quaffles and dodge bludgers on their very own intramural Quidditch team....

'Quidditch' Introduced By UK School

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The magical sport of Quidditch has become a reality for pupils at a secondary school after they devised their own "muggle" version of the game. The s...

Quidditch Takes Off On College Campuses

USA Today | Craig Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The broomsticks they hold between their legs can't help them fly. The Snitch is not a winged golden ball but a young man who sprints across the field ...