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Yes, this is a real thing apparently.
I'm hoping that our SOS won't hurt us from getting a #1 seed on Selection Sunday.
I think we were #1 at some point. One of my friends is going down to Orlando next month to be a ref at the World Cup.
Is this what KA meant when he said "good to great"?
i feel like i could dominate a bunch of nerds.
You probably could, but I don't think quidditch is a sport that's attracting elite, or even above average athletes at this point.
Jeez, they've only lost one match in the past year, seems good.
With KA's lobbying skills, though, we'll probably get a 6th seed.
Is that Verun Ram in there? If so, no wonder they're so good.
Olympic committee already looking to replace track and field for quidditch by 2020
“Route 1, where everybody meets.” ~Nick Faust #5
Sadly, these people have actually filed something with the IOC.
There are schools all over that play this, wow. Kinda impressed it is this organized.
Of course, I played WAKA, World adult kickball association in my mid-30s. So who am I to judge...
Has he told the guys he can't make the magic the gathering party that night?
Turns out the World Cup was this weekend, not next month. 48 teams in the event, Terps made the Sweet 16, losing to Bowling Green which lost in the Final 4 to eventual champion Texas. What I want to know is where did those jerseys come from?
Uniforms are cool
I'l loving the Maryland Pride quidditch jerseys.
And was it actually a world cup, or just an NCAA tournament? What's the point of calling something a World Cup if we can't tell Mexico to eat shit?
There was a team from Canada in the bracket. And also a few club teams (not affiliated with any college). Basically (from what I understand from my friend) anyone can make a team and compete but most colleges have their own teams. So it's a mix of college and club teams with no geographic restrictions. There's a bunch of Australian teams for instance, but they're not able to fly to Florida for a weekend to play quidditch. That said, this was the governing body's "world championship," but was more of an NCAA tournament than a World Cup. They use the name World Cup cause that's what was in the books.
They did hold some kind of "olympic" tournament last year in London, a month before the actual Olympics. They selected a Team USA (which included 2 Terps) and they played the national teams from England, France, and maybe 1 other country.
I pray that zero MD revenue goes to this "sport."
They're a student group. They get SGA money. Same as any of the acapella groups or the Latino Student Union or the Dance Marathon or the poetry club.
Clearly they're getting it done against better-funded programs by relying too heavily on SABREmetrics.
Sorry but I'm not a fan of the "Moneybroom" approach.
I was in the Singing and Dancing Latino Poet Consortium when I was in school
#4 in the country but only made the Sweet 16 in the Tournament?!?
Thanks a lot, Kevin Anderson!
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
wtf happened to William and Mary's team, we used to be dominant!
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