A Look at Muggle Quidditch on the Eve of the 5th World Cup

This weekend hundreds of athletes without an ounce of magical blood in their bodies will descend on New York for the fifth annual Muggle Quidditch World Cup. This year top-ranked Middlebury College, winners of the first four world cups, will try to stave off #2 Kansas and contenders such as LSU, Texas A&M, and McGill University in Montreal to win its fifth consecutive title.

Hogwarts Has Put the Future of British Quidditch in Jeopardy

In honor of today’s release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II, Away From the Action looks at Quidditch, the magical world’s most popular sport. While Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s academic reputation is unmatched, it does a poor job of developing young Quidditch prospects.