Quidditch is newest College sport
According to an article in USA Today, Quidditch is the latest sport being played in colleges across the US – the first intercollegiate match was held earlier this month. One student from Middlebury College, VT said:
“Quidditch is one of the most creative things that came out of the books. We were able to create that here, follow all the rules, except the ability to fly. It just caught on.”
In order to make the game work, the Snitch is replaced by a young man, who runs around the pitch at “lightning speed” and, although the players obviously lack the ability to fly, brooms are still carried around for show; these in fact have been supplied by Alivan's, MuggleNet's primary sponsor.
This modified version of the sport has been described as a cross between rugby, dodge ball and soccer.