Quidditch players practice despite snow

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 9:27 p.m. CST
Nine quidditch team members practiced Wednesday on Francis Quadrangle despite snowy conditions.

COLUMBIA — Nine members of the MU quidditch team practiced in the snow Wednesday.

Quidditch is a competitive sport played by seven players, which was first created by J.K. Rowling in her books, the Harry Potter series. In the books, the game is played on flying broomsticks.

After the books became popular, people began playing the game in real-life. Each player has one of three roles: chaser, beater and seeker. There are three types of balls used: quaffles, bludgers and the golden snitch. A full list of rules used in real-life play can be found on the International Quidditch Association website.

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