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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:09 AM

Aggies swept up in the game of quidditch

While many are drawn to the game of quidditch because of their fondness for Harry Potter, players of the game say it is more than a group of fans trying to bring the books to life.

Rosemary Ross, a sophomore psychology major at Texas A&M, said when she checked out quidditch her freshman year, it wasn't what she was expecting.

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Though the game of quidditch was invented by J.K. Rowling for the Harry Potter series, it has taken on a life of its own and is now a full-contact sport played by thousands internationally.

Students at Texas A&M University have had so much interest in the sport that the university has two teams. The Texas A&M Quidditch team, which was established in 2008, is ranked No. 1 in the world.

More at http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/article_c972a485-3e80-5bb8-b7c1-689f5c367b20.html .

Ahh, to be that young again. During my college days hacky-sack and frisbee golf were the rage.

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TexasTowelie Feb 2013 OP
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #1
jmowreader Feb 2013 #2
TexasTowelie Feb 2013 #3
mbperrin Feb 2013 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:12 AM

1. What are they flying on?

 

You can't really play quidditch without flying.

I mean, I hate to be that guy but flying is requisite. Otherwise you're playing something entirely different.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:24 AM

2. They're running around with a broom stuck between their legs



is the Texas Aggies Quidditch team practicing. It isn't Hogwarts Quidditch, because they can't fly, but it looks like a fun game.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:44 AM

3. Note to mbperrin:

It's payback time for the comment you made about the lacrosse team at my alma mater.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10785513#post7

From Wikipedia: Quidditch is a fictional competitive sport in the wizarding world of the Harry Potter universe, and is from the series of children's novels and movies. It is an extremely rough but very popular semi-contact sport, played by wizards and witches.

So much for the world of REAL sports at Texas A&M! Proud to be #1?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:33 PM

4. We're number one??? I mean, WE"RE NUMBER ONE!!!!

Yayyyyy!

Gotta be better than being number LAST in a fictional sport! Right?

I think.

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