Inspired by the Harry Potter books, Middlebury College students have formed a quidditch team.
A group of students gather in an open field, at either end of which stand three hula-hoops painted gold and attached to 2x4s.
. . . Students run with brooms between their legs instead of flying on them, and Middlebury sophomore Rainey Johnson serves as a human replacement for the snitch, which, in the book, is a tiny gold ball with wings.
Dressed in yellow, the human quidditch runs with a lumpy yellow sock hanging from his shorts.
Bucknell and Vassar are expecting to compete with Middlebury this spring in the first intercollegiate quidditch tournament.
Via Critical Mass.