People who missed the Harry Potter bandwagon may be wondering why they've been seeing people playing field basketball with broomsticks. Though it looks like just made up fun it is actually a very competitive sport called quidditch. Quidditch was first introduced in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and showed a competitve game of Hogwarts students appearing to play field basketball on flying brromsticks. In 2005 college kids from Middlebury College in Vermont decided to bring the game to life and thus quidditch history began. Now the Harry Potter inspired sport is sweeping the nation…. literally. Quidditch the only sport that is co-ed and uses broomsticks in play has gained the interest of adult major leagues and college campuses nationwide. According to U.S. Quidditch (https://www.usquidditch.org) there are currently over 300 quidditch teams in the country. The new competitive sport is similar to all the traditional sports we know and by also holding championships, cups, brawls and bowls (they even have a Chipotle Cup for North Carolina and South Carolina teams). Out of curiosity, Where Y’At took a trip to Tulane University to check out all of the hullabaloo over Quidditch and learn more about the intriguing sport.
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