Harry Potter’s Quidditch games come to life

By Cristina Aguirre

Students running around with broomsticks, shouting out words like “snitch” and “quaffle” is becoming a common sight on campuses. College students across the nation have proved that the Quidditch is not just a sport for wizards.

Quidditch was a mere fictional game in the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling, but 2005, the game was brought to life by a group of college students at Middlebury University in Vermont. It involves seven players on a field at once, each with different positions. The goal is to get the ball, or quaffle, to one of the three goal posts, and capturing the snitch. And players must have a broom between their legs at all times.

The Chronicle takes you out to the game, where Loyola University’s the Prisoners of Azkaban beat out Yarbling Yeti’s for first place spot in their league with a record of 8-1.