Who they are: Quidditch, you ask? The game featuring flying wizards on broomsticks and the Golden Snitch in the Harry Potter books and films is oh-so real here at OU. Just ask Oklahoma Quidditch, the University of Oklahoma’s official quidditch tournament team. And the game’s not unique to OU. In fact, the co-ed competitive intercollegiate sport is played by over 80 schools across the country.
What they do: Members of Oklahoma Quidditch take real-life athleticism and discipline and combine it with the awesomeness that is the make-believe Harry Potter universe. The team competes in collegiate Quidditch tournaments against other university and college teams from across the states.
Why join: While not everyone can get into their first choice of Hogwarts, Sooners have the opportunity to engage in the wizarding world’s favorite pastime, all while participating in a demanding sport.
What’s more? Quidditch brings us Muggles together. As team president Zachary Little puts it: “We pride ourselves on striving for excellence in athleticism and performance as well as camaraderie.”
How to join: Feel free to stop by a team practice at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays at either the Walker Adams Mall or the field south of Cate. Visit and like the team’s Facebook page for more info.