Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quidditch: NCAA-bound?

Posted By on Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Harry Potter fans may remember our story last year on the Colorado Quidditch League.

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Well, muggles, NPR is reporting that quidditch may be moving up in the sports ranks:

University of Maryland student Valerie Fischman isn't satisfied with quidditch's current status ... She's waging a long-shot campaign for recognition from the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ...

Quidditch players have to thread several other hoops to make theirs an NCAA sport. There must be official quidditch clubs at a minimum of 50 colleges across the country. Then, athletic directors from those colleges must individually petition the NCAA. It's a process that could take years — if it happens at all.

Fischman admits it's not an easy task. She's hoping for help from her university's athletic department — as well as the International Quidditch Association.

That's right, there's an International Quidditch Association.

Read more on the quidditch quest for recognition here. (And call me when they figure out how to make brooms fly.)

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