5 ways in which the "Harry Potter" magic lives on

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2. Muggle Quidditch

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    A game of Muggle Quidditch heats up.
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This wizarding sport has found a lasting place in the Muggle world, despite our lack of flying broomsticks. Quidditch here is played like a combination of rugby, soccer, and football, with players running around carrying broomsticks. It's being played in elementary schools, high schools, and even by community teams, but so far it's been most successful at colleges. The International Quidditch Association, the governing body for Muggle Quidditch, was founded at Middlebury College in 2007, and has hosted an IQA World Cup for the past three years. Middlebury College and Tufts University currently have the top two teams, with Middlebury College reigning as the undefeated world champions.

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