Harry Potter

November 1, 2016 - 2:27pm
Syracuse University's quidditch team participates in the annual Brotherly Love Quidditch Cup and Harry Potter Festival.

The sound of John Williams’ compositional strings played in the air. Adults and children alike dressed in costumes of wizards, prison mates, owls, and muggles. And ten athletic teams competed against each other on PVC pipes at Chestnut Hill College on October 22. This could only amount to the annual Brotherly Love Quiddtich Cup and Harry Potter Festival.

November 30, 2011 - 11:56am
Players emphasize inclusiveness and diversity of Syracuse Quidditch, which they hope will be SU's next official club sport.

Every Sunday at Syracuse University since spring 2009, the field by the Women’s Building becomes a magical place.

Players line up across the field from each other in front of three hoops made from PVC pipe and duct tape to play Quidditch, a sport popularized by the Harry Potter franchise.

“Muggle Quidditch is mixture of dodge ball, a little rugby, soccer and also tag,” said player Bonnie Kong. “It’s a great game to join because it combines so many sports.”

October 12, 2011 - 3:30am
The Syracuse quidditch season kicked off this past weekend with a loss against RIT. But their spirits remain sky high, even though they can't fly on those broomsticks.

Senior Drew Shields was one of the founding members of the Syracuse quidditch team in the spring of 2009. But it wasn’t Shields’s idea. His friend started playing to impress his girlfriend.

June 14, 2009 - 11:24am
SU's unofficial Quidditch team gives students something to talk about

You don’t have to be a Harry Potter fan to enjoy playing Quidditch. At least, that’s what Syracuse University students say about the sport sweeping the nation. Originally started as a human adaptation of the fictional wizard sport in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, Quidditch has become a fast-growing sport at colleges throughout the country.

At SU, both Potter groupies and newbies alike are welcome to join the unofficial team, which plays at the field near the Women's Building every Sunday.Those expecting magic wands and flying broomsticks might be surprised.