OSU quidditch team brings magic

Ponca City Now - November 26, 2014 7:19 am

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – There aren’t any flying broomsticks, but Oklahoma State University’s quidditch team is still bringing magic to the Stillwater campus.

Quidditch is a sport that was born from the "Harry Potter" series of books. It’s a combination of rugby, dodgeball and tag.

Hayden Applebee, the OSU team’s captain and president, says quidditch is a full-contact, co-ed sport. He says there’s no magic like in the books, but there is plenty of impacts and huge hits in real-life quidditch. Applebee says you can wrap someone up and take them to the ground to steal the ball.

The OSU quidditch team plays in multiple tournaments each semester at various colleges including the University of Texas and Kansas State University. Games last at least 18 minutes and can run for more than one hour.


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