By Cate Eberman
Calling all Quidditch fans! You can now play Quidditch in the world of muggles! With the recent release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, I decided to explore the relatively new world of Muggle Quidditch.
The Game of Quidditch:
The game of Muggle Quidditch is basically the same as the original one but, since we don’t have any flying broomsticks or snitch or bludgers that can fly there are some slight differences. The snitch is carried by a person who dresses all in yellow. The bludgers are thrown or kicked at players and a beater can only be in possession of one at a time. If a player is hit by a bludger they must go back to their own hoops be for continuing play. And there are a few more rules in regards to safety.
Muggle Quidditch at US Colleges:
Muggle Quidditch was started in 2005 at Middlebury College by Xander Manshel and Alex Benepe. Since its creation many colleges along with some high schools have started teams, there are also many club teams. The International Quidditch Association founded in 2007 now has over 1000 teams.
Which Colleges Have the Best Quidditch Teams?
Check out which colleges are ranked in the Top 10 on the International Quidditch Association standings: