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Quidditch leaps off the page and onto the Quad

Upon hearing that the University of Rhode Island has a quidditch team, one might wonder how muggles play a magical sport that, along with Harry Potter, sprang from the imagination of author J. K. Rowling.

This full-contact sport combines rugby, dodgeball, and tag to create a sweat-inducing workout with students running on brooms, instead of flying on them. A player dressed in bright yellow with a tennis ball in a sock tucked into his or her waistband replaces the elusive, golden snitch. The human snitch is free to run and hide on the open space of the URI Quadrangle and surrounding buildings.

ďWeíre the generation that grew up with Harry Potter,Ē said club president Zara Collier, 21, of Narragansett...


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