The Late Movies: Quidditch

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Quidditch, the magical game played by Harry Potter and company in J.K. Rowling's books, has been all over the news lately, from regional newspapers like the Baltimore Sun and the Miami Herald to even bigger names like the Wall Street Journal, ESPN, and NPR. We're delving into the craze and bringing you some of the best Quidditch videos to psych you up for this weekend's Quidditch World Cup in Central Park DeWitt Clinton Park and this month's theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Snatch the Snitch

The International Quidditch Association's promo for the 2010 Quidditch World Cup

How Much Do You Love Quidditch?

MTV's promos for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" featuring the Quidditch teams at Middlebury College, where the IQA and muggle Quidditch originated, and Emerson College

Quidditch for Muggles

Learn to play muggle Quidditch from CBS's Greg Gumbel and Dave Price with a match between Middlebury and Princeton

Harvard Quidditch Team

On Harvard Time, Harvard's comedy news source, presents a humorous introduction to life on an Ivy League Quidditch team

Dementors Attack

Dementors, "soul-sucking fiends," interrupt a match at the 2009 Quidditch World Cup

Quidditch Comes to New York

The Wall Street Journal features NYU student Sarah Landis, who started up her school's Quidditch team just this year

World Cup Condensed

A condensed, mostly action video of Chestnut Hill College's matches at the 2008 Quidditch World Cup
(Disclaimer: Chestnut Hill College is my alma mater)

For more information on Quidditch for muggles, visit the International Quidditch Association's web site.

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