Mizzou quidditch team scrimmages before release of latest Potter film

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | 10:04 p.m. CST
Muggles on Mizzou's quidditch team stand in a circle with their brooms to decide teams in Francis Quadrangle at the first scrimmage on Wednesday.

COLUMBIA — Two days before the release of the latest film installment in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1," the Mizzou quidditch team gathered on Francis Quadrangle for its first scrimmage, using brooms that team members had decorated the previous week.

According to the International Quidditch Association, there are more than 75 active collegiate Quidditch teams in the United States alone, as well as teams in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia.


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Lyndsey Nelson November 18, 2010 | 8:17 a.m.

Do you have to be a student to be on the team?!? haha

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Kirsten Williams November 18, 2010 | 9:31 a.m.

this is awesome! I wish i had known about this! i totally wouldve come out to play!! :-)

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Amber Hanneken November 18, 2010 | 2:53 p.m.

Can someone explain to me how this works without the whole flying and magic thing?

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