Quidditch for Muggles

Photo by: Megan Bean

Students enrolled in the Mississippi State Center for Teaching & Learning's "Qudditch for Muggles" First-Year Experience Seminar met Wednesday [Nov. 11] on the historic Drill Field. Taught by Associate Professors Adam Love of the Department of Kinesiology and Rachel Allison of the Department of Sociology, the course is designed for Harry Potter fans, as well as any student interested in learning about and playing a new sport. The actual sport of Quidditch was developed in 2005 and has rapidly grown in popularity. In fact, more than 300 teams are currently registered with the International Quidditch Association, which hosts a World Cup every year. Quidditch offers an alternative to more traditional sports in that it was developed with a gender-integrated, rather than sex-segregated, structure.